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Calendula Oil for Skin Inflammation

Wiseways Herbals Medicinal Oils 4 oz. Calendula Wiseways,Herbals,Medicinal,Oils,4,oz.,CalendulaCalendula Oil: Calendula is widely used for reducing inflammation and treating diaper rash. You can also use the actual herb by mixing it with boiling water, one cup of the boiling water to two teaspoons of the herb. Let it simmer for about ten minutes. After the mixture has cooled, apply to the affected area by using a clean cloth.

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Vitamin E for Anti-Aging

Vitamin E is a key anti-aging vitamin that protects the skin and other cell structures in your body from free radical damage. Some researchers believe that vitamin E is the most important of all the anti aging antioxidants – the master vitamin. Nutritionists estimate that over 95% of Americans have a diet providing below the recommended dieatary level of vitamin E- recommendation is 100 mg/day.

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Cream for Nightime

Collagen Night Cream

Before bed, use a cream rich in antioxidants, such as green tea, soy, or grapeseed extract. While the body sleeps, the skin restores itself. Thicker than moisturizer, a night cream rich in antioxidants will help skin defend against smoke, sun, smog, and age. These stressors cause skin to produce free radicals (oxidants) that attack collagen; and when collagen breaks down, wrinkles and sagging result. Antioxidants such as jojoba leaf and vitamins A, C, and E battle those free radicals before they can do damage.

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Sunblock for Great Skin

Protect with sunblock-Nobody wants the side effects of too much sun — wrinkles, moles, age spots, not to mention skin cancer. Protecting skin against UVA and UVB rays is the foundation of great skin care. A sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher that contains Mexoryl SX or stabilized avobenzone because they defend against both wrinkle-accelerating UVA rays and sunburn-causing UVBs.  Some moisturizers contain sunscreen for daily use, but be sure to apply full protection sunscreen when you go outdoors.

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Serums With Botanicals for Great Skin

Apply an anti-inflammatory serum to nourish skin deep down-Stress and fatigue can lead to puffy skin and a blotchy complexion. Calm redness and blemishes with serums and gels that contain extracts of anti-inflammatory herbs like chamomile, calendula, and lavender. Seek out serums with a wealth of organic botanicals, not just a dusting. (Ingredients appear in descending order based on amount present.)

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5 Steps to Great Skin

Skin care gets a little more complicated every year. New products tout “never-before-seen” benefits, while the ingredient du jour earns top billing as the next “beauty breakthrough.” With these 5 steps to natural skincare, you can be sure you’re getting the essentials.

  • Start with a gentle exfoliant, rather than a harsh soap, to cleanse-As skin regenerates, dead cells compromise luster and clog pores. Derived from plant and milk sugars, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) slough skin without harsh scrubbing.