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Helpful Tips for Beautiful Skin

Last Updated: May 26th, 2017

Everyone wants beautiful skin, but not all of us are completely sure how we should go about getting it. Asking for advice from your grandmother, your friends, your sister, or that woman with a flawless complexion you met while standing in line the other day can often be contradicting, if not downright bizarre (how exactly will smearing mayonnaise on our faces help prevent wrinkles and give us beautiful skin, grandma? Honestly). Here, our goal is to separate fact from fiction and give you the best, simplest, and most effective treatments to ensure that you can be proud of your beautiful skin 24/7.

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The Best Ingredients in Beautiful Skin Products

For those of us who desire beautiful skin, there are literally thousands of products on the market which promise to cure our blemishes and give us that radiant glow we all want. But not all beautiful skin creams, serums, and moisturizers are created equal. To make sure you are investing in a high-quality product, make sure it has some (or all) of the following ingredients:

On a similar note, there are some ingredients you'll want to try and avoid while you're shopping around: mineral oil, parabens, and preservatives, to name a few. These synthetic additives can clog your pores, give your face a greasy appearance, and some studies even suggest that some of them (such as parabens) might be carcinogenic.

DIY Home Recipes for Beautiful Skin

If you're the crafty type, you can make a Do It Yourself face cream at home. The recipe below incorporates many of the ingredients suggested above, and is fairly simple to make in the comfort of your own house. Best of all, when you buy and blend your own ingredients, you won't have to worry about exposing your skin to synthetic chemicals. Start by purchasing the following ingredients:

Directions: melt the cacao and shea butters together in a double-boiler until they become liquid, then pour into a blender. Add your argan oil and carrot seed oil to the blender and blend together on a low speed until blended completely. If you have an optional essential oil, like lavender (perfect for a homemade evening cream) or peppermint (for an energizing morning cream), add it in at the same time as the argan and carrot seed oils. Pour the blended mixture into a sterile jar. Store the jar in a cool, dry place; for larger batches, you might want to store it in the fridge so that it will keep longer.