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5 Benefits of Oatmeal Soaps

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5 Benefits of Oatmeal Soaps

Anyone who has had chicken pox, poison ivy, or a bug bite knows that the urge to scratch can often be worse than the itch itself. Colloidal oatmeal can help to alleviate the itch and its accompanying swelling as well as the desire to scratch. Moreover, a wide range of studies have been conducted to evaluate the properties of oatmeal treatments when managing atopic dermatitis, and these studies have found that moisturizers and/or cleansers containing oatmeal significantly improved many of the clinical outcomes associated with atopic dermatitis. Oats (Avena sativa) contain of a wide array of phytochemicals that include carbohydrates,...

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2 Ingredient DIY Face Toner

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2 Ingredient DIY Face Toner

That's right, folks. There are only two ingredients in this recipe. Because of misconceptions, fashion magazines, and even cosmetics salespeople advising against using a toner, toners have become a confusing category of skincare products. As it turns out what's standing between you and and unclogged pores might be just adding one product into your beauty routine. When asked "what's the secret weapon to healthy skin?" Dr. Hadley King, a New York City board-certified dermatologist, had one simple answer: toner. Dr. King explains the benefits of toners: Shrinks Pores As the name implies, a toner helps to tone the skin which...

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5 Quick Tips For Cleaning The Bathtub

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5 Quick Tips For Cleaning The Bathtub

Four hours, 37 minutes, and 2,548 steps...

is how long it takes me to deep clean the bathroom. Between getting locked outside for the entire day in nothing but my underwear to walking on a crowded sidewalk and inadvertently swinging my hand into someone’s crotch, makes nothing...

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5 Reasons Tallow Is Better Than Shea Butter

Becky De Graaf

5 Reasons Tallow Is Better Than Shea Butter

Once at a festival, I had a lady ask me if I had any soaps with shea butter in it. Proudly, no, I don't. However, she told me she "don't use any soaps without shea butter." In that instant, I didn't know how to tell her that she didn't know what she was missing...

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The Gross Truth About "Soap"

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The Gross Truth About "Soap"

For those of you that know me, I would be very upset if I couldn't get raw milk into my diet. Raw milk, to me, is a perceived health benefit. Likewise, a survey revealed that 75% of moms with children in the household would be “angry” if...

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