Tips To Prevent Cellulite

Cellulite- some of us have a lot of it and some of us have none. Some of us go our whole lives without it and then wake up one day to discover a new collage of dimples has graced our previously smooth skin. The truth is that cellulite is pretty common, and most of us will deal with it on some level at some point in our lives. And while it’s not something to freak out about, it is something to pay attention to. The reason: cellulite is an indicator of the well being and integrity of your skin and connective tissue. The more aggressive the cellulite, the higher the chance that your skin needs some extra help and support. So where does it come from? And what can you do to help prevent extra cellulite from forming on your skin?

DIY Shea Butter "Sunscreen" Recipe

One of the best and worst things about the middle of summer is the intense sunshine and heat. Some people absolutely love it while others hide inside, behind hats and under the shade until the year moves on and fall is on the way. But is hiding from the sun really worth it when there’s so much fun to be had? We think not! And that’s where you see a lot of people reaching for their favorite sunscreen product. If you are someone with a lighter skin tone who burns more easily, or if you just like to be mindful about your sun exposure regardless of your skin color and burn capacity, then you have probably gone the sun block route. The question is, have you ever tried making and using your own?

DIY Boo Boo Balm

Scrapes, cuts, bruises, bites and burns are the common little accidents all of us deal with on a daily basis- especially if you have kids or are accident prone! They can be itchy, irritated, hot and in need of some serious healing goodness. One of the most annoying things about every day “boo boos” is that it’s often hard to know what the right thing to put on them is. Depending on what happened you might ask yourself if it needs to be disinfected, cooled down or just soothed in general. And for each of those needs there is probably a separate product you are thinking of using. But wait! It doesn’t have to be so confusing. With the power of pure plant oils, you really can use one product for a multitude of things at once.

24 Uses and Benefits of Shea Butter

Though shea butter has been used for centuries, it’s gained some serious popularity here in the West in the past decade—all for it’s ability to soothe, repair and moisturize skin. Whether used for reducing inflammation or smoothing out rough skin texture, you can count on shea butter to quickly and noticeably help your skin. However, to reap the most benefits, choosing raw and unrefined shea butter is key.

Why Shea Butter Works As A Moisturizer

We’ll come out and say it: raw shea butter is one of the best moisturizers on the planet. And that’s not just our ego talking! Maybe we’re biased, but does it really count as bias when it’s backed by science and real life, tangible results? Here’s the thing: there are a lot of fantastic lipid based plant moisturizers out there. Oils like coconut and Jojoba, butters like cocoa and even certain hydrating essential oils like rose. If you use any of these on your skin, you’re doing the right thing, and no doubt you can see the results. But shea butter is unique when it comes to plant based moisturizers. Here’s why:

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