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Treating Dark Elbows and Knees Is Easy

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The dark skin on your elbows and knees is quite common. There could be several reasons for the cause of the skin appearing darker than the other parts of your body. Some of the more common reasons for dark elbows and knees are over exposure to sun, dryness, inadequate skin care, and heredity.  This may not be a very serious issue but it definitely causes embarrassment for womenfolk. Hence, it is helpful to make the skin tone lighter in these areas so that you can wear that favorite dress without any embarrassment next time you are going out.

Skincare Tips for the Summer Months

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During summer you need to take extra care of your skin so that you do not suffer from any skin problems. It is not required that your skin takes the brunt of the heat. Some effective tips can help you stay fresh and hydrated even in the sultry months.

During summer your body loses a lot of moisture. Hence, you need to replenish it by drinking as much water as possible. Water is a natural

Homemade Facial Cleanser Works Best for You

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A natural facial cleanser will nourish your skin and clean it thoroughly. It is a good option for people with sensitive skin. If you are trying to avoid the harsh chemicals of store-bought face masks go natural and choose to opt for herbal cleansers. You can even whip up something at your home if you like.

If your skin pores are clogged no cleanser or moisturizer is going to work on you. AHA is found in different types of food products which you can incorporate in your daily diet. They include milk, pineapple, lemon juice, sugar, tomatoes, and vinegar.

Use of Essential Oils for Enhancing the Mind and Body Health

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In the past centuries, different cultures have used exotic herbal aromas in different ways and purposes. They have been used ceremoniously over the ages. However, now it has been discovered that these aroma oils (or essential oils) have significant health benefits. Aromatherapy has become quite popular recently. This method uses aromatic essential oils to enhance the emotional and physical well-being and healthy mind-set of an individual.

Protect Yourself While Going Out in the Sun

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It is alarming to note that nearly 1 million people in the US suffer from skin cancer. But, there is also good news on the rise.  Skin cancer can be prevented very easily. As most skin cancers are caused by an over-exposure to the UV radiation of sun rays, you can negate the threats by using proper sun protection measures.

The Goodness of Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that is believed to have its origin in Sudan. It grows in arid climates. It is generally termed as an herbal medicine. It is a healing plant that is used to treat minor burns, sunburns, ulcers, scrapes, constipation, and arthritis. Hence, it is used regularly because of its cleansing, soothing and healing properties. Vivoderm uses aloe vera in many of it’s skincare products.

The gel extracted from juice or leaf of the plant can be used for a variety of skin conditions that will enhance beauty and heal the skin. The plant has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances that are used for skin inflammations.

Aloe Vera can relieve skin irritations like diaper rash, sun burns, insect bites, and burns. The gel of Aloe Vera absorbs fast and penetrates even faster. This provides body with minerals, vitamins, and different amino acids. It contains calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, zinc, potassium, and manganese.

Aloe Vera Gel makes skin smooth and glowing and prevents and reduces wrinkles. You can use it even when you are having allergic reactions. If you are not sure how to use it then you can choose to buy a bottle or tube from the market. Vivoderm face masks can also be prepared with aloe gel. You can prepare a home mask by mixing one tbsp of aloe gel with equal amounts of ground almonds, honey, and ground oats. Use it on your face and neck and then wash it off with lukewarm water after half an hour.

You will definetly see a difference in your skin texture after using aloe based products. So, go ahead and reap the benefits aloe vera offers!

Embark On A Long Term Foot Care Plan With Foot Creams

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You need to keep your feet clean and beautiful for a healthy living experience. There are various ways through which you can take proper care of your feet. There are a variety of foot creams in the market which you can use for proper care of your feet. You can opt for Ayurvedic or herbal foot creams which keeps them soft. These foot creams have multiple uses and you can use them to moisturize or nourish your feet. These foot creams soothe your skin perfectly and you can experience an extra level of comfort. A variety of natural ingredients are used in the foot creams and some of them are germanium oil, lavender oil and olive oil an cooling pepermint.  The Vivoderm foot cream is a wonderful additional to your skincare and body treatments. It’s a light, fluffy formula, that is water-based and absorbs quickly without a greasy residue.

Herbal Facial Treatments to Help You Look Younger

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It is hard to find anyone who does not want the best, facial skin they can have. And because, your face is the first thing one notice’s in your overall appearance, many look for consitent ways to keep it fresh and glowing.

Today, there are many ways following which one can maintain a healthy appearance. Of these, the herbal facial treatments have garnered much fame. Thanks to the tiresome research of recent expert skin care analysts, these herbal facial treatments are a great way to rejuvenate yourself and help you look and feel younger.

Let Your Skin Glow with a Balanced Diet

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If you want to have  glowing skin which makes you look glamorous all the time, a balanced diet acts as the perfect recipe. You need to have a balanced diet for a healthy skin and nourish it appropriately. There are various types of requirements which cater to a balanced diet. But you need to approach it in a disciplined way to get the right results. You can certainly get in touch with a professional dietician for this purpose rather than making decisions on your own.

Take Care Of Dry And Oily Skin In A Few Easy Steps

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Dry and oily skin is some of the common problems which you face. But if you take proper care of them through a planned skin care routine you will surely get the best results. There are a variety of steps which you need to follow to achieve the purpose. If you have a dry skin, just do not worry anymore as all your problems can be resolved easily. There are a variety of moisturizers available in the market which you can use to counter the dryness.

Featured Product Review and Mask Giveaway

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Achieve Beautiful Skin Naturally with Vivoderm
Anti-Aging Mask Giveaway From July 27 – Aug 14th, 2011

From Lisa at Featured Product Review:  “Some of the most revered skin creams and potions may boast a hefty price tag, but their list of ingredients leave much to be desired. Paying for a name is not the same as paying for quality.

In a nutshell what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream, so you may want to skip the prestigious name and high price tag for something that is natural and truly beneficial to the skin.

I am very excited over a recently launched line of skincare products that are completely natural. If you haven’t already heard of Vivoderm you will surely be impressed.”

Read More here:

Keep Your Feet Clean With Natural Remedies

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If you do not take proper care of your feet it may result in a variety of problems. Foot cracks, corns and swelling are some of the common complaints which may bother you. There is a lot of stress which your feet undergo on a regular basis and it is important to focus more on its daily care. There are a variety of natural remedies which can be related to foot care.

The Basic Facts of Sun Protection Lotions

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Protecting your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun has always been a major issue. Most of the aging process of our skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, etc., starts with being our over exposure to the sun. Both the UVA and UVB rays are harmful for the human skin. To counter this detrimental effect the majority of us use sun screens at a random basis.

Vivoderm Zinc CreamBut, have you ever considered the SPF or sun protecting factor of your sun screen lotion? Do you actually know whether or not it suits your skin type?

It is always advisable to wear a sun screen lotion that counters both the UVA and UVB rays. These lotions are largely known as dual spectrum sun screen lotions. They constitute ingredients like oxybenzone and zinc oxide. While oxibenzone is used for absorbing the sun rays, zinc oxide is used to block the same but without resorting to potentially harmful chemicals.

Soothe Your Skin with a Variety of Herbal Facial Treatments

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Taking appropriate care of your skin is very important. As your face represents the outlook of your appearance you always need to keep it fresh and glowing. There are a variety of treatments which you can opt for to clean your face and provide it with a refreshing look. Herbal facial treatments have attained global popularity due to the effective results which they provide. All these treatments have been researched by the experts and found to bring a great feeling of relaxation. Your face gets a rejuvenated look and your appearance stays young as ever.

Fight Aging with Natural Skin Care Products

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Looking younger is a universal wish. The development of modern technologies has led to the rise of many treatments that promise to help in the process. Treatments like Botox®, laser, and surgical procedures have gained prediominance.

But often, people do not want to get into these complex treatment procedures. These treatments, at times, can also prove to be dissatisfying. Furthermore, these practices can also bring harmful effects to your skin.

So, these days have marked more and more people seeking natural products that would enable their youthful skin to re-emerge. As most of the ingredients of these products are sourced from natural extracts, they are safer to use.

Today, there are a lot of dermatologists who prescribe natural products. These skin care experts are of the view that the natural products are made devoid of any side effects.

These skin care products, as made from fruits like apples, papayas, oranges, and many more are good for the human skin. These also help in negating the vices of premature aging.

Plant oils like lavender or almond oil also help a variety of skin types to rejuvenate and revitalize. The presence of vitamin A, B, and C in these skin care products also promises much to capture the skin’s natural sheen and youth.

With all these pros, fighting aging with natural skin care products is nowadays on a constant high. So, if you wish to get best of results and that too without any hassles, you need to go for the available natural skin care products.

Congrats to the Winner …

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Our latest blogger winner is from Ellen Ross’s site – Ask Away.

L. Huffmire of Anaheim, CA is our lucky winner of the Vivoderm Cocoa Butter Foot Cream!

Congrats , I know it will make a tremndous difference in repairing dry, cracked feet!

Vivoderm Facial Mask Giveaway

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Sweeps 4 Bloggers is holding a giveaway for a Vivoderm 100% herbal facial mask.

See the details here:  Giveaway – Vivoderm Facial Mask ARV $85 – Ends 4/1/11
Vivoderm About: Vivoderm is devoted to using the best natural ingredients from around the world to create the best skin care line available. We have found answers to a wide variety of skin problems in combining nature and science. Our company was founded based on the work of holistic dermatologist Dr H. Adhami….
See details on our masks here:

New Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Hi Skincare Fans,

WE have a few new Vivoderm product reviews and giveaways in the works.  Some of the reviewers really want to be thorough and take an extra few weeks to try the products out – I totally understand. So, I’ll be sure to keep you posted once those get published.  Also a couple of giveways are being planned and set up for the next 2-4 weeks as well. YEA!  We LOVE winning free stuff.  Be sure to check out our tweets and Facebook page as I tend to go there first for “breaking news”


Treat Your Sweet to Natural Skincare This Valentines Day

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Vivoderm has recently started holiday promotions and now we are offering 20% off on all single Vivoderm Skincare items from Feb 1 – Feb 14th.  If you haven’t tried Vivoderm yet, or have been watching your wallet, now is a great time to try out an Intense Moisturizer or Anti-Aging Facial Mask you might have had your eye on.

If your special someone loves natural skincare, suprise them this year with a special gift instead of flowers and candy.

Check out the Vivoderm website storefront for details. 🙂

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Vivoderm Anti-Acne Facial Kit Giveaway on Blissful Bee Blog

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Busy, single, working mom Kristi Blackstone has a great review blog called BLISSFUL BEE and has graciously done a product review for Vivoderm and is hosting a give away for our 100% herbal, natural Anti-Acne Mask Kit.  Be sure to check out her blog and enter to win!

From Kristi: “
I was super excited when I found out I was able to host a review on Vivoderm Natural Skincare!  Their products look great, plus they’re all natural and animal-cruelty-free! I received The Zinc Repairing Facial Cream and The Anti Acne Facial Mask for review!  I suffer from adult acne and hate it!  The Facial Mask felt so great on my skin, I’ve been using it every couple of days since I received it.  My favorite is the Zinc Repairing Cream!  I’m already addicted to this product!  It’s so light and it’s like you can feel it working instantly! My skin’s texture has improved tremendously since I’ve been using Vivoderm’s products.  I would def. recommend this brand to my readers!  Read on for more information on these two products…

One lucky reader will win their very own Anti-Acne Mask kit!

You MUST be a follower of my blog through GFC to win!
Mandatory Entry: Follow my blog through GFC then leave me a comment stating so, if you already follow then that counts also!  Remember to include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.

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Giveaway will end on January 29 12:00 USA. Giveaway is open to USA. I will notify the winner via email. I draw the winner via Winner has 48 hours to verify my email notification along with their shipping information before I select another winner! This review is based on my personal opinion.

New Year’s Resolutions Throughout the Year

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It’s that time of year again. Time to re-visit the past year and see where you achieved – or didn’t achieve – those goals you set for yourself 12 months ago. (Procrastinators insert groan here).

While many chose to ignore New Year’s Resolutions strictly for the absurdity of it, or previous experience at failure perhaps – it may well be the best way to get your dusty, ignored goals back on track. Now before you go running off to that vat of ice cream, keep reading. You might be pleasantly surprised by the following loopholes!

Acids in Skincare Ingredients and How They Affect You

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In previous articles we discussed the biology of the skin layers (or epidermis) and the acid mantle. We learned the acid mantle is a very important part to skin health. It is what protects our topmost layer of skin from infection and intrusion of harmful bacteria. Now we discuss the more popular skincare acids in detail and how they are used.

Who would want to put acid on their face?

If you follow trends in skincare and skin products, you most likely have seen numerous references to ‘acids’ – names like, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Glycolic Acid or Ascorbic Acid to name a few. While the term “acid” may seem harmful or irritating, when used in the proper products and in controlled amounts, it can actually heal and rejuvenate skin – much the same way the acid mantle protects it. The trick in proper skincare is to find the right balance between acid and alkaline maintenance of the skin.

You may not know exactly what these acids do for your skin and how they might help you. Understanding skincare ingredients is key to selecting the right products for your unique skin type and skin concerns.

Why Should I Look Out For Parabens and Sulfates? (Pt 2 of 2)

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Many consumers today have spent vast amounts of money to improve their appearance. Cosmetic surgery  and the topical skincare industry are multi-billion dollar businesses.  It’s a simple law of economics that the higher the demand, the more skincare manufacturers will flood onto the marketplace. When demand for cheap, readily available products is high, quality ingredients tend to take a backseat over inferior, more accessible ones.