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  • My Top 5 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

    Once upon a time... I used whatever I wanted on my skin. I thought that if an ingredient was harmful, surely it would not be allowed into our skincare... Right...?Wrong.Surprisingly, skincare is a largely unregulated industry, meaning that it's up to the consumer to make informed choices.Years ago, when I was diagnosed with endometriosis by my wonderful doctor, I was advised that it was worth looking into, and cleaning up my skincare. The reason for this is that there are harmful ingredients that can seep into our bloodstream via our skin. Once in our bloodstream, ingredients can then make their way into our organs...

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  • Gluten-free and dairy-free living when you LOVE food....

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    Please note I was under medical supervision and this was the result of intolerances and allergies that were affecting my health.____________________________I remember coming home one day and talking through my new dietary changes with my husband... no more gluten, dairy or refined sugars. GAH! My husband and I almost had a breakdown... we LOVE our food, cooking and eating out. Whatever were we to do?! Someone told me it would eventually become second nature and I thought... yerrrright. We live in a time of the 'intolerance'... so dietary requirements are very easily catered for in our supermarkets and restaurants... but that...

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  • Essential Lifestyle Tips for Great Skin

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    Lifestyle Tips for Great SkinOur skin is our largest organ... so it's little wonder that our lifestyle factors can affect the skin we're in.Chances are – if you're feeling great, you're also looking great (woot woot!). Aaand the opposite is often true, if you're feeling dull, you're probably looking dull too, (Uh oh.... hellooooo makeup and lippie!)Your skin can tell a lot about your age and health. So - let's jump in and have a look at some everyday things you can do to look your best! Hydrate - from the insideSkin cells contain water, so lack of hydration will...

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