Keeping Winter Skin Healthy

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

Now that the holidays are over, winter has fully arrived - and our skin is feeling the effects. But never fear - dry skin, cracked lips and winter rashes can all be avoided with a gentle, seasonal skincare routine. The Best Natural Moisturizers Moisturizers aren't one size fits all, but there are a few key ingredients to look for in your winter skincare routine. To start, not only is Aloe Vera extremely moisturizing and a great tool for healthy skin, but it can even heal your acne scarring. Next to aloe, honey is another well-loved skincare remedy that promotes moisture...

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Four Ingredients in Cosmetics to Avoid this Halloween Season

The Real Purity Team

Believe it or not, there are many harmful ingredients in cosmetic products that we use every day. They include allergens, skin irritants, endocrine disruptors, and are - in some cases - even associated with cancer. Because exposure to these ingredients can build up over time and cause damage to your health, they're best to avoid if you can - especially during the Halloween season, when we're caking it on. Check out these four ingredients we try to avoid - no matter what day of the year it is.Parabens Studies have found that parabens are endocrine disruptors and that they could mimic...

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Milk: Healthy or Harmful?

The Real Purity Team

 From a young age, we're told to drink milk for strong bones. This was great for the widely popular milk marketing campaign, but how true is it? People today are increasingly turning away from dairy products. Are they right in doing so, or is milk just getting a bad rap?It's no doubt that cow milk is a great source of calcium—giving credibility to the claim that it's good for strong bones. It's also a natural source of protein, which is important for infants and anyone trying to gain muscle mass. Studies have also shown that it can be great for...

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5 Foods for Healthy Summer Skin

Cole Craven

 Summer is the time of year when you want to go out and have fun. It is important to keep up skin care routines. While Real Purity skin care products help give you smooth, glowing skin, the food you eat can also affect how your skin looks. Here are five foods that will help give you healthy skin this summer.1. OrangesIt is common knowledge that oranges contain vitamin C that boosts the body's immune system. Did you know that the peel is abundant in antibacterial properties that make the skin look brighter? Enjoy a freshly peeled orange every day to...

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Homemade Skin Care: Honey and Himalayan Salt Body Scrub

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

  When looking for a new body scrub, there are only a few qualities you need. You want the scrub to work for your skin type, you want it to smell nice, and you want it to be free of toxic, irritating ingredients. That sounds easy enough, but when you go to the store to buy it, you realize quickly that the majority of them have those nasty options and now you are left with only a handful of choices.  Real Purity, on the other hand, is a great resource for natural skin and hair care products. But if you’re...

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Healthy Smoothies to Start Your Day

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

If you're feeling bloated, fatigued, or just need a natural body reset, make a smoothie! Smoothies are a versatile, healthy way to detox your body and get the nutrients you need to feel energized. Experiment with adding chia seeds, flax seeds, or protein powder to increase fiber and protein intake. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, snack, or meal replacement, these easy smoothie recipes are sure to please.For EnergyStart your day right with this energizing matcha smoothie. The green tea provides a burst of energy, while banana and spinach offer potassium and iron.Ingredients: 2 cups lightly packed baby spinach 4 teaspoons...

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Skin Care Ingredients That Will Change Your Life

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

 Pampering your skin is a wonderful feeling. Choosing the best product for you and understanding all of those ingredients can be a bit daunting at times. Not to mention the excessive amount of potentially harmful ingredients in some of the products out there today. But with just a few natural elements and a little spare time, you can take the confusion out of your skin care regimen.Aloe VeraThe moisturizer that softens your skin without clogging pores. Aloe aids in healing acne and reducing acne scars. It also soothes and promotes healing of burns and wounds.Aloe Vera and Cucumber Mask3 ounces Aloe Vera Gel3 ounces...

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The Science Behind Face Masks

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

 Face masks have become an essential part of so many people's skin care routines, whether it be because their favorite YouTuber uses them or word of mouth shouted that they were great. But why are they so great? And how do face masks actually help your skin?A facial mask functions just as any cream, lotion, or ointment would, meaning it activates the skin to help its appearance and overall health. Yet many contain butylene glycol, which goes the extra step and allows your skin to absorb even more nutrients than it would from just applying any old lotion. Therefore your volcanic mud...

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7 Salad Ingredients That Will Naturally Transform Your Skin

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

We all love kicking back with the grill after a long day in the sun - but every once in a while, it's time to take a break from the summertime bbq. If you're health and beauty conscious, fresh salads can be a wonderful way to do that. Give your body and skin the nutrients it needs by reading on below.Arugula. Start your salad with a base of nourishing greens - arugula is a peppery alternative to lettuce. These dark leafy greens are rich in nutrients, including essential vitamins C, K, and A. Arugula is also a great source of folic acid.Radishes. These refreshing vegetables...

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What Makes a Seed Supersede All Others?

Rachael Pfenninger, Contributing Writer

 Super seeds play a huge role in supporting your health. The good news is that these dynamic little seeds contain complex carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The great news is that these energy-boosting, weight-loss aiding, even memory promoting powerhouses are easy to incorporate into your daily life.Chia SeedsThe chia seed is rich in antioxidants which may prevent cell damage and is full of omega-3 fatty acids that the body can't create. Chia seeds also provide fiber, iron, and calcium. You can eat them whole in their "raw" state or soak them to make them "sprout". Then they're easier to...

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