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How to successfully moisturize dry or oily skin

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

Many people with oily skin avoid moisturizers, using soap to wash away excess oils. The skin constantly overcompensates for the resulting dryness by producing even more oil. On the other hand, those with dry skin tend to use moisturizers day and night. Their skin compensates by stopping its natural production of oils. To achieve a natural balance, use one of my cleansers, a toner, and a moisturizer in the morning. Then, at night, leave your skin breathing freely after cleansing and toning. I don't recommend heavy night creams as they can clog pores and cause puffiness.

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The secret to properly cleansing your skin

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

The secret to cleansing your skin is to remove dead cells, dirt, and pollutants without stripping away all your skin's natural oil. Soap lather produces that famous "squeaky clean" feeling, which unfortunately means that the skin's pH is alkaline, leaving it open and more vulnerable to irritation and infection. It takes hours for the natural oils to be replenished and the pH to return to slightly acid, thereby protecting the skin from infection. Instead of soaps, try my Almond Face Cleanser for normal to oily skin or my Creamy Rose Cleanser for dry skin.

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The gift of pure, natural ingredients

Posted by Garima Fairfax on

 My Wild Sage natural products contain wonderfully fragrant real ingredients. No animal testing No parabens No sodium lauryl sulfate No artifical fragrances No propolene glycol No synthetic ingredients Here is more information about some of the ingredients I use: Organic cocoa butter Our Wild Sage cocoa butter comes from Glory Bee Foods, a distributor of fine herbs, tinctures, and oils. Did you know that chocolate flowers grow right out of the trunk of the chocolate tree? After pollination by flies, large yellow or orange football-shaped fruits form. Inside these tropical fruits are 20 to 40 seeds surrounded by a white,...

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Using moisturizers with make-up or sunscreen

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Do you wear make-up or sunscreen? Simply apply a light layer of your choice of Wild Sage Botanicals face moisturizer, body cream, or body butter. Wait a minute or two for it to soak in, then apply your make-up or sunscreen as usual.

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Why I don't use chemicals and synthetic emulsifiers

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The chemicals and synthetic emulsifiers that are used in so many cosmetics found on the market today hold water and oil together, but they don't penetrate the skin. Unabsorbed substances leave a film on the surface of the skin which clogs pores, affects the skin's ability to absorb or eliminate, attracts dirt, and requires harsh soaps to remove. Sodium lauryl sulfate, a chemical detergent, can cause dermatitis, and can damage your skin, hair, and eyes. Propylene glycol is a petroleum product which is used in antifreeze and hydraulic brake fluid. It can cause allergic reactions. Many chemical ingredients used in...

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