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The Business of Skin
Skin shields us, surrounds us, and holds us together. It’s a passageway to our bloodstream, and its appearance shapes our self image. Learn the basics about skin, and the ups and downs of how the beauty industry markets products to us.
Caring for Your Skin
Caring for skin involves more than just putting products on it. It’s the sum of everything we do. From the food we eat to the thoughts we think, it all shows up on our skin. Read about he full spectrum of skin care and how it works, inside and out.
Ingredient and Term Definitions
Understanding the origins, uses, and benefits of the products you use on your skin can help you determine if a particular ingredient falls in line with your goals and comfort level. This book provides you with the necessary information to decide which ingredient work best for you.
DIY Skin Care Recipes
Learning to make your own skin care products gives you complete control over what you put on your skin. You can use only the ingredients and dosages that you need, and nothing you don’t. It’s also extremely cost-effective, and extremely fun.
SAMPLE RECIPE: Skin-Renewing Mask
This skin-renewing mask replenishes essential fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients, while dissolving dead skin cells for healthy skin.
1. Place all ingredients in a mini blender and blend or mash by hand to a smooth consistency.
2. Apply to your (clean) face immediately and wear for 5 to 15 minutes.
3. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry
INGREDIENTS: 1/8 teaspoon fresh avocado 1/4 teaspoon coconut milk, goat milk, or cow milk yogurt 1/8 teaspoon honey or maple syrup 1 small pinch paprika