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6 Habits of People with Healthy Skin

Posted by • farragio • on Thursday, March 16, 2023, In : Skincare 

food and skincare elements of a healthy lifestyle

by Cailey George

We all want to achieve healthy, glowing skin, but we often forget to implement the little habits that seem to make no difference yet have incredible results if they are applied consistently. Here are 6 habits of people with healthy skin that, when implemented daily, both brighten skin and strengthen it against many harmful conditions.


Wash your face before bed

Be sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. It can be tempting to crash in bed without cleansing after...
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Do I Need Setting Spray?

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, In : Skincare 

woman in bathrobe sitting a makeup table spray face

by Karen Ladd

Long day at the office? Dinner and drinks with friends after work? Carting the kids around to their activities all evening? We put our makeup on in the morning and expect it to last all day…and all evening. It usually doesn’t. Foundation disappears, blush fades, eye shadow gets tucked in the creases and the eyeliner smears. You may not look a fright by 7pm, but you definitely don’t look as fresh-faced as you did in the morning. Even using primer hasn’t made your ma...
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When it comes to skincare, don't forget your hands!

Posted by • farragio • on Thursday, March 9, 2023, In : Skincare 

women's hands of different races joined together

by Cailey George

This is updated from a previous post

An essential part of skincare that is easy to forget is the care of our hands. We are often reminded to implement a skincare routine for our faces and yet we tend to overlook our hands as we set out to effectively care for our faces.


Why "hand skincare" is important

Hand skincare is important because the skin on your hands is thinner than the skin on other parts of your body, including your face. This quality makes your hands su...
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Your Health: Advocating for Wellness

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Health 

woman's hands holding heart shaped object on background of blue boards

by Sheila Johnson

No one can advocate for your health like you can. After all, only you know how you feel. There are many things you can do to get the best possible care.


Advocacy 101

Part of advocating for yourself is making sure you understand what you need to know about your health. You should feel comfortable with your medical provider so you can be open about any concerns. You're paying your doctor for their expertise, and they work for you, so don't be afraid to ask questions. ...
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What Are the Skin Benefits of Kokum Butter

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Skincare 

bowl of kokum butter chunks on wooden background

by Mary Kate Shaver

If you are a skincare or beauty product lover, you are most likely familiar with skincare ingredients such as coconut butter, shea butter, or mango butter. These kinds of butter are often added to skincare products such as lotions, creams, or cleansers to clean the skin and help protect the moisture of the skin barrier. Coconut butter and shea butter are the most common moisturizing butter agents on the market; however, there are certain drawbacks to these plant-base...
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From A to Z: We've Got the Best Tips for Improving Your Health

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Health 

smooth zen stones laying on white sand

by Jennifer McGregor

We all want to look and feel out best, from the top of our heads to the tips of our toes. With so much misguided information on the internet, however, knowing how to do so can be pretty confusing. That’s why our friends over at farragio want you to have this guide filled with only the most practical and effective tips, from A to Z.


Add More Vitamin C

Vitamin C is great for your immune system. But did you know it can recharge your skin as well? Using a face oil ...
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DIY Oxi Laundry Spray

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Home 

happy girl playing on clothesline

by Angela Propes

I used to use OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover Spray, which is a great product, but it is a bit pricey, and I wasn't thrilled with the chemicals it contained. So, I decided to make something natural that would still work well on laundry.

I searched the internet and tried a couple of recipes, but they called for baking soda (or washing soda) and every time I tried to use the spray the baking soda would clog the tube and nozzle of my spray bottle. Very frustrating!

I se...
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A Glowing Bride: How Can You Prepare For Your Wedding?

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Skincare 

bride and groom walking hand in hand in an open field with a backdrop of mountains

by John Nettleton

Weddings are big events and are an important moment in many people’s lives, especially for the bride. It has been estimated there were 2.5 million weddings in 2022. With an average cost of $15,328, it’s no wonder brides to make it a top priority to look exceptionally good on their special day.

There are different looks that can be achieved, but if you want to look glowy and radiant during your ceremony, here are some of the things you can do:


Prepare your skin...


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Simple Summer Skin Care Tips

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Skincare 

summer accessories on wooden deck next to pool

by Angela Propes

Depending on where you live, the summer months are just around the corner. And whether you spend your days at the beach, in the garden, or working in your yard, summertime brings with it the opportunity to spend long periods in the sun. For many people, this means being outside for large portions of the day, which means that their skin is subject to the elements for a large portion of the day as well.

The sun, sweat, heat and humidity put a lot of stress on your skin....
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The Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil in Skincare

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Skincare 

jar of lemongrass oil and lemongrass stalks

by Mary Kate Shaver

As consumers become more conscious of the ingredients that are used in their skincare, many beauty aficionados have stumbled across the various benefits of incorporating essential oils into their daily skincare routine. Essential oils are naturally occurring oils that are harvested from a variety of plants through a distillation process and tout a multitude of health and skincare benefits. However, it is important to pay attention to what essential oils are safe and ...
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Why DIY Natural Air Fresheners Are Better

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Home 

amber spray bottle surrounded by lemons and herbs

by Karen Ladd

We all love a home full of loving, comforting and relaxing scents. When we spray an air freshener or burn a candle our body reacts, whether we realize it or not. There is science that explains this.


The scent/memory connection

The limbic system in our body comprises a set of structures within our brains that are big players in affecting our memory, mood, emotion and behavior. This is why the smell of a pipe might bring back the memory of a grandfather, or a certain perf...
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Reclaim Your Youth: 5 Anti-Aging Tips

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Health 

three smiling women of different races

by Jennifer McGregor

Everyone wants to feel a few years younger. We can’t stop aging, but we can certainly slow it down. The following research-based tips can help you stick with healthy habits that will allow you to feel younger.


Try Collagen

As we age, we tend to get gray hairs, so taking good care of your hair can help you maintain a more youthful appearance. Eating foods like Brazil nuts and fatty fish can provide the nutrients you need for thick, healthy hair while incorporati...
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3 Easy Steps to Keep Your Home Clean and Stress-Free

Posted by • farragio • on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, In : Home 

bright and airy living room

by Leslie Campos

Recent data from the American Cleaning Institute show that American adults spend about six hours cleaning every week. Whether you do all your housework on one day or a little bit at a time throughout the week, you likely spend a considerable amount of time cleaning. While tedious work, the science is clear: your mental health gets a big boost when you live in a clean and organized home.

The following three steps can help you streamline your housekeeping process.


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Strategies for Living a Healthy Lifestyle without Breaking the Bank

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Health 

collection of healthy lifestyle elements fruits hand weights water rx pad

by Lucille Rosetti

Eating healthy and staying active is essential for both your physical and mental health. But, with the rising costs of healthy food and fitness gear, it can be hard to stay on top of your health goals while keeping your budget in check. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to live a healthy lifestyle without breaking the bank. Here are some tips and tricks to help you do just that!


Meal Planning

One of the best ways to save money on food is by meal planning ahead ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Candelilla Wax

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

bowl of candelilla wax flakes

by Mary Kate Shaver

Various naturally occurring waxes are often used as an emollient agent in a variety of skin care products such as moisturizing lotion bars and lip balms. With ingredient lists that can sometimes be overwhelming, finding products that source ingredients naturally can be challenging. If you are looking for a nourishing ingredient that is safe for the skin and naturally occurring, Candelilla wax, whose name means ‘little candle’, may be the perfect addition to your ...
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HydraFacial vs Microdermabrasion: Which treatment is right for you?

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

woman at a spa getting microdermabasion on her face

by Mary Kate Shaver

Taking the proper steps to promote overall skin health can seem like an overwhelming or daunting task to many. There are countless products and procedures that are said to solve a variety of skin issues. Treatment and product recommendations will differ for each individual as skincare concerns are unique and variable. The facial treatments that are advised for people struggling with severe acne might be different from the treatments utilized by a person looking to im...
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Chemical Peel Treatments: What Are They and How Often Should You Get Them?

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

woman's face at a spa getting a chemical peel

by Mary Kate Shaver

Chemical peels are a skin treatment that is most often utilized to improve skin condition by improving the clarity and texture of the skin. These treatments can seem intense after looking at images online; however, they are wonderfully effective at treating skin conditions as they minimize the appearance of acne scars and sun damage while rejuvenating the skin.

The chemical peel process involves applying a specific chemical solution to the face in order to safely r...
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How to Wear Makeup without Damaging Your Skin

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

collection of different makeup products

by Cailey George

Many of us enjoy the way makeup enhances our natural beauty. Whether it be through a brush of mascara, a hint of foundation or a lovely lip color, we can easily brighten our appearance through makeup application. However, wearing makeup daily without taking steps to protect your skin can lead to many issues. Makeup causes breakouts, dry or oily skin and clogged pores. Certain products may irritate skin, resulting in itchiness and redness. So how can you continue to wear...
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What are the differences between the various methods of artificial tanning?

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

woman getting spray tan on her back and shoulders

by Mary Kate Shaver

Attaining the perfect faux glow and tan color can be extremely important to some people within the beauty and makeup industry. Striving for a dark tan is quite popular within the beauty and makeup world, and there are a variety of ways to achieve that entire body golden glow. Many people look for quick and easy options to add color to their fair skin, and options such as self-tanning lotions, tanning beds, or spray tans are utilized to enhance their glow. However, re...
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6 Quick Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Home 

clean and organized bathroom with white and grey decor

by Angela Propes

What do baby wipes, old washcloths, and denture cleaner all have in common? They make quick cleanup of your bathroom. Keep your bathroom company-ready with these quick cleaning tips...


1. Bathroom Vanity

clean and uncluttered bathroom vanity
Keep a box of baby wipes under the bathroom sink and each morning after you've finished getting ready for the day give the sink, faucet, and vanity a quick swipe with a baby wipe and toss in the trash.


2. Hair Products

collection of hair products
If you find that your hair products are l...
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7 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Wellness Goals

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Health 

young woman in yoga pose

by Leslie Campos

Fostering mental and physical health is important for everyone, but it’s even more critical when you have wellness goals that you want to achieve. Whether a diet plan, an exercise routine, or a goal to learn something new — staying on track to crushing your goals can be challenging. farragio has seven tips to help you in your endeavors:


1. Set realistic goals

It’s easy to set ambitious goals that are hard to reach, but establishing realistic goals lets you crea...
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All You Need To Know About Facial Washes vs Facial Cleansers

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

young woman smiling while washing her face

by Mary Kate Shaver

Introduction to Facial Washes and Facial Cleansers

Washing or cleansing your face is an essential step in any face care routine. With a plethora of facial washes and face cleansers advertised in the beauty and skincare industry, it is easy to confuse the two different skincare products. In order to determine which products are best suited to your own personal routine and needs, make sure to familiarize yourself with the differences between facial washes and cleansers...
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What is the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil?

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

small bottle of hemp seed oil and a bowl of hemp seeds

by Angela Propes

Upon hearing about CBD products or the word hemp or hemp seeds, you may feel a bit cautious, or maybe even confused. This is often due to the fact that hemp is associated with the plant it comes from, the cannabis plant, which obviously can be used to make cannabis, the substance found in marijuana. This may cause you to only think of the plant’s psychological effects, as well as its ability to create a “high” in users.

However, because of hemp's healing benefit...
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Update a Hollywood Strip Light Fixture

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : DIY 

Hollywood style brass light strip fixture before and after

by Angela Propes

One of my passions in life is interior decorating, especially redecorating. And what I am even more passionate about is redecorating a room without spending a ton of money. In other words, as cheaply as possible.

In an effort to update my master bathroom without having to makeover the whole bathroom, I decided that one of the first things I needed to do was somehow make the vanity light look like a new light fixture. In this case, the light in our bathroom was a brass...
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Unusual Remedy for Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Health 

a bar of soap in a wooden soap dish

by Angela Propes

This is updated from a previous post

Sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. It is when the mind and body repairs itself, recharges, and recovers from the day. It is important to get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night in order to maintain your physical and mental health.

The importance of getting an uninterrupted night of sleep cannot be overstated. Studies show that those who get less than 6 hours have increased risk of medical conditions suc...
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Skin Care Goals: Why You Should Be Getting the Benefits of Monthly Facials

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Skincare 

ingredients for a cosmetic facial mask

by Angela Propes

Caring for your skin is one of the best and easiest ways to age gracefully and maintain your appearance more than you might think.

It has been found in varying studies that professional regular facials on a monthly basis can significantly decrease sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, etc.

Every individual's skin is different and sometimes requires a unique facial treatment, so your face might need customized care that a professional will be able to administer. Whether y...
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Amazing Uses and Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Posted by • farragio • on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, In : Health 

tiny black seeds of the Nigella sativa plant

by Angela Propes

Black seed oil, also known as black cumin oil or black cumin seed oil, is a lesser-known oil made from the tiny black seeds of the Nigella sativa plant and has many amazing health benefits and uses.


Black seed oil is beneficial for weight loss

Black seed oil has been used for centuries in the Middle East, such as India and Pakistan, as well as areas in Europe, to help people with a variety of health problems. Although it is typically used for cooking, it is also know...
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