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Category: Anti-Aging

All About the Skin Microbiome (And 5 Ways to Keep it in Balance)

What if I told you that you have a silent friend that is with you all the time, placing a beautiful, sheer, protective barrier around you. This friend creates the barrier by hosting billions of warriors, that are invisible to the naked eye, and these all work together to protect you as you interact with…
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12 Natural Ingredients to Prevent Split Ends (That You Probably Have in Your Kitchen)

We’re big proponents of the saying, “prevention is better than cure.” Keeping your hair in sound condition is the best way to prevent the formation of those dreaded split ends, the bane of every woman’s existence. Unfortunately, excessive use of the chemical treatments, hair styling tools and hair cosmetics recommended by “experts” and hair salons…
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5 Reasons to Use Oil as your Face Moisturizer

It might seem counter-intuitive to use oil in your skin care, especially if you have oily skin. This is a common misconception when it comes to skin care, and one that can be remedied by researching the best oils for your face. The good news is, once you have made the leap to organic skin…
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7 Things You Can Do to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles Naturally — No Products Required

Using natural, anti-aging skin care is one of the things you should be doing in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing, hydrating, and feeding your skin with antioxidants is important. But it’s not the only thing you should be doing. If you’re someone who wants to delay wrinkles for as…
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Glycation and Skin Aging: 10 Tips to Avoid Sugar-Induced Aging

Think your diet doesn’t affect your skin? Think again. (Especially if you have a sweet tooth.) Glycation and skin aging are actually linked. You’re all too aware that if you indulge too often in those cakes, pies, and other sweets, you can expect some extra pounds to show up on the scale. Turns out you…
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We Heart: Flor de Amor

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you our new favorite heart-centered brand, Flor de Amor.  Here is a bit about their amazing mission and their key ingredients, straight from Flor de Amor themselves! Flor de Amor offers natural products that stimulate health, tend to the heart, and…
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10 Ingredients You Definitely Don’t Want in Your Skin Care

Every once in awhile, I get the urge to walk into a convenience store and nonchalantly browse the skin care aisles. I pick up a plastic bottle with some pseudo-fancy label claiming to have discovered a purer form of collagen or some advanced wrinkle-eraser ingredient. I put myself in the shoes of the consumer and…
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What Skin Care Ingredients are Safe During Pregnancy and What Should I Avoid?

If you’re about to be a mom, you may be wondering what you can safely slather on so baby doesn’t get harmed. With all of these lotions and potions on the market and their unreadable ingredient lists teeming with toxic chemicals, finding the right products and herbs for pregnancy-safe skin care might be a bit…
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5 Remarkable Effects of Facial Massage

It is well known that massage is a wonderful firm of physical therapy that lulls one into a meditative dreamworld, but less well known that a facial can be just as relaxing, and relieve a ton of tension. 5 benefits of facial massage Aside from pampering and relaxation, facial massage can bring about many therapeutic…
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Rice Bran Oil for Skin, the Deeply Hydrating, Anti-Aging Ingredient

Also known as rice bran extract, rice bran oil is simply the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. It’s similar to peanut oil, with high percentages of fatty acids—which, by the way, makes it a perfect skin moisturizer! Full of antixoidants, vitamins B and E, and wonderful natural emollients, this ingredient…
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Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: What’s the Difference (And How to Fix Yours)

As an esthetician, one of the most common questions I receive is, “What is the difference between hydration and moisture in the skin?” This, my skin care enthusiasts, is a very important question! Manufacturers of beauty products make claims on their labels about whether or not their products are hydrating or moisturizing. To ensure that…
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3 Dangerous Ingredients Found in Common Deodorants

Today, we’re making a pit stop. Where, you ask? Your underarms. There are some things we put on every day, like underwear. Deodorant is another. I mean, how can you leave the house without your pits smelling so fresh and so clean? Recommended Reading: 10 Natural Ingredients That Help Even Out Skin Tone What’s really…
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Exfoliation: What Works and What’s Safe?

Your daily skin care routine probably looks something like this: cleanse, tone, apply a treatment serum, moisturize, apply sun protection, repeat. But what about exfoliation? Is it necessary? Well, that depends on whether you want to combat signs of aging with what we like to call our “anti-aging weapon.” If so, here’s more about the…
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Flaxseed Oil for Skin, the Triple-Threat Against Aging

Did you know that flaxseed isn’t technically a grain? It does have a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, though, but it has more fiber, antioxidants, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Add that it’s low in carbohydrates and you have an ideal food for people who are cutting back on starches and sugars. Preliminary…
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What Is Oil Cleansing?

Since our teen years, we’ve been conditioned to believe that clean skin should be void of oil and that the best cleansers are those with foaming properties—so why would you even consider using oil to remove makeup and impurities? Well, because it’s 2019 and oil cleansing is currently one of the most popular trends present…
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FREE FIOR Beauty Product Sample

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Afternoon Oily, Greasy Skin: What Causes It and How to Prevent It

Do you walk out the door in the morning with perfect skin, and by that afternoon find yourself battling shininess, runny makeup, and blotching? Afternoon shininess requires a little extra attention to your skin care routine and makeup. Afternoon oily skin can be caused by a number of factors. Fortunately, there are solutions. Keep reading! What…
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Skin Care by Skin Types — Which Annmarie Skin Care Products are Best for You?

Confused about what products to use based on your skin type? Wondering what your skin type even is? Different skin types need different types of products. Here is our quick guide on what generally works best! It might be very obvious to you what your skin type is, but it might not. A good way…
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Everything You Need to Know About Facials at Home

With approximately 21,000 facilities and $18.3 billion in revenue (a record-setting milestone), the United States is the largest spa market in the world. Experts believe that the industry’s popularity due to the fact that people are overwhelmingly stressed, perpetually digitally connected, and having a difficult time balancing work and life. Not to mention, statistics suggest…
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Top 5 Benefits of Cacao For Your Skin

Warning: This article is dangerous. You know you like to live a little dangerously from time to time, so settle in and be prepared for a possible life-altering discovery. How could this article change your life? Well, it changed mine. I am a rare human who you most likely can not relate to. I have…
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We Heart: Kitara

For this month’s We Heart, we are so excited to bring you something a little different. We’re introducing you to Kitara—the creators of the Kitara Love Yoni Steam Sauna, a vaginal steamer that brings elegance, comfort, and ease to your in-home yoni steaming practice. What is Yoni Steaming? First off, you might be wondering, what…
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The Ultimate Beauty Detox Guide

It seems odd that we have to schedule detoxing into our lives. Our body is a natural detox machine so it should be completely fine to go about our lives and let it do its thing, right? On further consideration, this internal detoxing system was created long before the industrial revolution, urban farming, and personal…
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7 Steps to a New Year’s Wellness Reset

Do you ever wonder if the new year feels so rejuvenating simply because we can finally leave behind the seasonal stress we created for ourselves during the holidays? Or maybe we’re biologically geared to refresh ourselves after the darkest peak of winter passes. Whatever the reason, January brings an overwhelming feeling readiness and newness. Something…
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Mangoes on Your Skin?

No doubt you’ve used cocoa butter or shea butter at some point, maybe for stretch marks or to relieve super dry skin. They’re both staples in the skin care world. But there’s a new butter that’s making a name for itself in the natural skin care world, and we didn’t want you to miss out…
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Do You Know What The pH of Your Cleanser Should Be?

Why do some cleansers work better than others? Why is it after using one cleanser, your skin feels clean but dry and tight, whereas after using another, your skin feels soft and smooth? Though there are many differences between various skin care products that can affect the condition of skin, one of the most important…
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Detox Your Armpits

I’ve been carrying around the guilt of aluminum-laced deodorant for years now. I know it’s bad for me, I know it’s linked to cancer, but I have no choice. Without it, I smell like an onion bagel that’s been sitting in a car on a hot day. I’m just not willing to smell like a…
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How to Use Vitamin C for Glowing Skin (Topically + Internally)

Vitamin C is advertised on everything from skin care products (many of them, in fact) to dietary supplements, so by now you’ve probably figured out that it’s good for you—but do you have a full understanding of why? While vitamin C is considered a powerhouse ingredient, in order to get the biggest benefit topically and…
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How to Choose the Best Facial Mask for Your Skin Type

As if finding a daily skin care regime isn’t difficult enough, adding face masks to your routine can be a real challenge. With DIYs and hundreds of products all having great marketing around what they think you might need, you may find yourself asking something like, “what’s the best natural face mask for me?” choosing…
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How to Choose the Best All Natural Face Cleanser for Your Skin

I recently spoke to a woman about her dry skin. Over the past couple months, she had been getting consistently dryer and dryer, even though she was using products that have, “for dry skin” and “for sensitive skin” listed on the label. It seemed like such a mystery but somewhere in the conversation, a lightbulb…
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Annmarie Skin Care Sustainability Report: 2019

Last year, we released our first-ever Sustainability Report, and it reverberated not only through our community but through our own office. Sustainability and honesty have always been the driving force behind our business. But by sharing this level of transparency with our customers, we are held accountable to not only continue these existing practices, but…
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The Best Radiance and Ritual Quotes of 2019

With so many different approaches to self care, wellness, and spirituality at our fingertips, how do we know what works? One of our favorite ways to learn about new practices is, of course, to see what our friends are doing, and how it’s working for them. That’s what Radiance + Ritual is all about. Radiance…
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Face Masks for Every Skin Type

A desirable aspect of masks is that there are copious choices to choose from, ranging from DIY to store-bought sheet, cream, gel, and peel-off varieties. So, how do you know how to determine the best face mask for you? Simply consider your skin type and skin care goals. For example, If you have extremely dry…
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New Year’s Resolutions for Better Skin (According to Your Skin Type)

Are your new year’s resolutions going to help you have better skin this year?  Do you have nagging skin concerns that you’ve just come to accept? Want to have smoother, clearer, more youthful-looking skin this year? In case you still have some room on your list of goals for this year, we have some tips for…
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How Do Anti-Aging Products Actually Work?

Fact: There’s no secret ingredient, magical potion, or coveted lotion that’s going to magically turn back (or stop) the clock—but that doesn’t mean anti-aging products are a complete waste of your time. First, you have to understand that taking care of your skin from the inside out (think diet, exercise, no smoking, drinking in moderation,…
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What Are the Best Foods For Your Skin Type? Eating for Healthy Glowing Skin

The connection between your skin and your diet isn’t a new concept. My mother used to say to me over 30 years ago, “You are what you eat.” I haven’t exactly turned into an avocado no matter how many of those delicious green bundles of goodness I eat, but I do know that my skin…
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This Esthetician’s Nighttime Beauty Routine Will Have You Wake Up Glowing

While living a healthy lifestyle definitely contributes to a radiant complexion (think a balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water, and seven to eight hours of quality shuteye on the daily), it’s also important that you make an effort to put some time into your nighttime beauty routine. As with most things in life, you’re only…
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5 Creative Ways to Give Our Gift Certificates

We know why you’re here, and don’t worry. We’ve all been here before. You’ve waited just a *little* too long to get a gift for your loved ones. Shipping deadlines have passed. Stores are sold out of what you need. Ideas and inspiration are running thin. You’re one bad day away from resorting to stuffing…
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What Is Adaptogenic Skin Care And Why Does It Work So Well?

You may not think you know what adaptogens are, but it’s likely that you’ve already used them in some form. Did you ever soothe a wicked sunburn with aloe vera? Bingo! You’ve got some experience—but let’s take a deeper dive. what are adaptogens? Adaptogens are a group of safe, non-toxic plants, herbs, and mushrooms that…
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Banish Chapped Lips This Winter—4 Natural Solutions

When the snow falls and the wind blows, it seems near impossible to prevent chapped lips. We slather on the lip balm, but often within only minutes we’re back to dry, flaky skin. Sometimes it gets so bad we have cracking and bleeding, making our lips anything but inviting. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be…
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I Used Annmarie Skin Care’s Sweet Sunrise Shampoo for 30 Days. Here’s What Happened

Have you ever attempted to ‘go clean’ with your hair care? But after a week or so after switching to a clean product, your results weren’t exactly what you hoped for and you thought, what the heck is happening? This has happened to me too, more than once. In the end, I would always end…
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Fennel Seeds, Tasty and Good for Your Skin

We’re not talking about Fennel Seeds, the band. Seriously! There’s an alternative band called “Fennel Seeds,” who apparently has such popular songs as “A Spot of Bad News,” and “Strike Me Down.” They’re from North Wales, and produce raw music that’s doesn’t really appeal to our taste, but hey, can’t argue with the intelligence of using…
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An Esthetician Explains Why You Should NEVER Skip Moisturizing

I worked as an esthetician in a five-star hotel spa for several years, so I catered to the faces of everyone from locals to vacationers to A-list celebrities. Aside from pampering my clientele—and occasionally serving as an unofficial therapist—perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of my career was providing knowledge. Like other industries, the…
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FREE Garnier Ginger Recovery Treatment Sample

Garnier Whole Blends Ginger Recovery Treatment formula is blended with purpose with Ginger known to revitalize and Golden Honey revered for repair. This whole blend gives you 2 times more breakage protection. Click the “Snag This” link and fill out the form for your FREE Sample. To buy more products like this, shop on Amazon.

Dry Skin: What It Is, How to Cope, and the Best Products for You

“I’ve been dealing with dry skin my whole life and I hate it,” writes a member of our community. “It gets itchy and flaky and looks nasty. I’m ready to shed my skin it’s so dry!” Though those with oily skin may think they have it the worst because of visible and clogged pores, dry skin types…
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How to Rejuvenate Your Skin With the Benefits of Mango Butter

While mangoes are certainly delicious to eat, the semi-solid oil (butter) that is extracted from the seed (a woody kernel) of this stone fruit—using either hydraulic pressure or a solvent extraction method—is great for rejuvenating the skin and hair. In fact, the seeds can be produced into a powder, oil, or butter, depending on how…
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We Heart: Theory of Her

We’re getting personal with this month’s We Heart. We’re very excited to introduce you to Theory of Her, a company that takes a refreshingly bold and shameless approach to our sexual health. We’re also adding our favorite product from Theory of Her, their Mint & Bush spray, to our Favorite Brands page, so we can…
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The Ultimate Gift Guide for your Self Care Sister

Say hello to our complete holiday gift guide for your self care sister. Who is your “self care sister”, you may ask? Well, we have a couple people in mind. It could very well be your actual sister. These gifts are also perfect for your best friend, maybe your bestie who you bond with over…
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A Guide to Gifting Annmarie Skin Care

What makes a good gift? Something they need, something they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves, something decadent. The holidays are a great time to remind your loved ones to pamper themselves. If you have friends who haven’t yet discovered the beauty of organic skin care, what better time to nudge them in that direction? You…
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Holiday 2019 Gift Guide: The Perfect Gifts for Him and Her

Tis the season for gifting! Whether you’re looking for skin care, or something else entirely, we have the perfect gifts for him and her. Gifts for Him Annmarie Skin Care Bundle for Him Throw stereotypical “gifts for him” out the door, please, and get the man in your life some skin care! Our Bundle for…
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An Esthetician’s Top 5 Secrets to Keep Your Skin Glowing All Winter

Winter months affect the skin with an intensity that once experienced is not soon forgotten. I will never forget the winter of 1996 as a teenager in New York. Overnight the sky dumped 20+ inches of snow that buried the city. At a stature of a mere 60 inches, this was slightly terrifying to me.…
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