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 Not only for pottery purposes, but clay is one also of those surprisingly multipurpose ingredients that actually offers a host of different benefits, skin care ones included. These days, you're most likely to see it in purifying products geared toward oily and/or acne-prone skin, where it's often paired with what we think of as its cousin: charcoal. But what exactly is that clay doing for your skin?Here we go more in-depth about this ingredient's clay-m to skin care fame. See what we did there? Keep reading to learn about the benefits...

If you suffer from eczema, you're probably aware that common food allergens—like peanuts, dairy, and seafood—can trigger an eczema flare. But food sensitivities can go beyond the obvious list to seemingly healthy diet staples you haven't yet given up. For the top food triggers for eczema, or "the itchy dozen," there’s a list of foods to avoid, and some of the food triggers are quite surprising.  We rounded up some of the top trigger foods for eczema, as well as dietitian-recommended, eczema-safe foods to help you get some relief. Keep...

Do you have naturally thin hair, or perhaps as you’re getting older, you’ve noticed that your hair has lost some of its volume? What you may not realize is that the majority of shampoo brands contains damaging ingredients that could be creating more harm than help for your locks. Do you know which ingredients to watch out for on the back of your shampoo and conditioner bottles? We break it down for you, so just keep reading on what to avoid and what to use instead... Synthetic Chemicals That Are...

Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a remedy to soothe burns, dry skin, and as an ingredient in beauty products. Many naturals across digital platforms tout aloe as a tool to keep natural hair supple, hydrated, and shiny. With their guidance, many people have found that YouTube gurus were one hundred percent right to recommend using aloe on natural hair. A natural, affordable ingredient that mimics (or even rivals) more expensive treatments? Sign us up. But to make sure this wasn't too good to be true, let’s take...

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects between 0.5-10% of the world’s population (16 million of those being American), so to say it’s common is a bit of an understatement. This skin disorder used to primarily affect people over the age of 30, but in more recent years, rosacea can be seen as soon as one’s early teens and twenties. The rosy rash that develops on the face as the result of inflammation in the skin is something that affects self-confidence and one’s quality of life. So today, I...

We've discussed rosacea before. From identifying its common triggers (including ingredients to avoid flareups) to sharing ways to reduce the inflammation, these tips have you covered. But when it comes to conventional rosacea treatments, some of which involve antibiotics, many of us resist using them, as we worry about the antibiotic killing the good bacteria along with the bad. That's why we're going to discuss if there is an au natural route to treating rosacea symptoms. What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that results in inflammation and...

By now, we've all learned that essential oils are a necessary part of our routine if we want to keep our skin in tip-top shape. Clear skin, a brighter complexion, evened-out discoloration—there are a lot of purported benefits to incorporating an oil or two into our everyday skin care. From coconut to Moroccan oil, it seems that we've heard ad nauseum about every oil we need—until now. Allow us to introduce you to the next "It" oil in skin care: hemp seed oil. We break down the benefits of hemp...

If you have dry skin, you probably know that shea butter is one of the top moisturizing ingredients to use. But that's just one reason why shea (pronounced shay) is frequently used in skin and hair care products. As an ingredient for skin care, especially in its natural and pure form, it has multiple benefits—from reducing premature facial lines and wrinkles to soothing skin conditions like eczema. Below you'll find more information on shea butter's many benefits, as well as several homemade beauty recipes you can make using the miracle...

Acne can be frustrating to deal with in itself, but back and shoulder acne are particularly irritating. This type of acne caused by bra straps, tight-fitted clothing, and more can seem impossible to avoid. Tight clothing mixed with friction and excess moisture, such as sweat, can lead to the development of acne. The combination of friction, heat, and covered skin may result in the development of a form of acne called acne mechanica. The friction can irritate the skin and disrupt the surface, which can clog the pores with dead...

Originally touted as a be-all and end-all solution for practically every hair, skin, and diet woe, coconut oil has had its fair share of ups and downs. Some experts have been tapping the brakes (at least where the oil’s dietary benefits are concerned), which begs the question: what about coconut oil for the skin? Just because some studies argue against its health benefits when consumed orally, must we really stop slathering the vitamin-rich elixir all over our bodies as well? The answer: no, not necessarily.  Coconut oil is good for...