Beauty Lab: Why You Should Add Cacao To Your DIY Skincare Right Now

 

You've probably heard about (and clung to!) studies that claim dark chocolate can improve memory and reduce blood pressure so well that they should be part of your daily diet. While we agree, and keep pieces of chocolate close (for memory purposes!), what about all the varieties of the dark treat, including cocoa and cacao? And how can they help imporve your skintone? Read on for a few reasons why you should add cacao to your DIY skincare routine right now (plus a really easy recipe!).

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Beauty Lab: 3 Steps to Conceal a Pimple

Chances are, at one time or another you have had a pimple that seemed impossible to hidel. Eco Diva Beauty Experts are here to help! I assure you, with simple organic beauty products you can cover any  pimple and forget about it all day long!  

Today I'm sharing 3 steps to conceal a pimple, and tips for choosing the perfect concealer for your skin type. If you want to learn more, just keep on reading. 

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Behind the Beauty: Meet Lauren Of Plume Science

It's that time again: We're letting you into the behind-the-scenes of our favorite beauty brands with our Behind the Beauty series. This time, we're peeking into the brain of the creator of Plume Science, the lash and brown growth serum that is being raved about from far and wide. It's a natural way to get lush, full lashes and brows, and we can't wait to introduce you to founder Lauren Bilon. Read on for her top beauty picks, plus the story of how she started Plume Science!

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Beauty Lab: Why Every Woman Needs an Eye Cream

When it comes to investing in skin care, we can often get away with being minimalist in our daily regimes. With so many products on the market it can be difficult to discern what it is that we actually need. However, the one product which I recommend you don’t leave out is an effective eye cream. Read on for the main reasons I recommend using an eye cream daily.

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10 Must-Have Sustainable Fashion Pieces For Fall

SUSTAINABLE SIREN'S FALL FASHION WISHLIST

The one silver lining about summer coming to an end? It's time to bring out our fall wardrobe! For many of us, this likely means at least one shopping trip to refresh our closet—so let's make our purchases count by keeping them sustainable and ethical!

Here I've put together a wishlist of my top 10 sustainable and ethical fashion pieces for the fall. Whoever said you have to sacrifice style for sustainability, certainly didn't know where to shop! Read on for my picks!

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Beauty Lab: The Importance of Antioxidants

There’s a new buzz word in town, and that word is "free radicals." You see it all the time, but what exactly is a free radical? Solar UV rays and environmental stressors produce free radicals in the skin. These are charged particles of oxygen that enter into destructive chemical bonds with organic substances such as proteins. Free radicals are the main instigators behind fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Can we prevent them from ravaging our skin? Yes, and here's how.

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Beauty Lab: Why You Should Use Watermelon In Your DIY Beauty

During the summer, it’s every where you turn–at the beach, on the menu at your favorite restaurant, atop picnic tables, or featured at your local juice bar. Whether it’s frozen, juiced, scooped, diced or sliced, watermelon is everywhere in all its red and green glory. The addictively sweet and juicy fruit is known for its ability to refresh and hydrate on those scorching hot summer days, but what about the role it can play in repairing and protecting your skin?

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Beauty Lab: How To Treat, Heal & Conceal The Effects of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation: It's practically a dirty word in the beauty realm and it can manifest in a variety of ways, depending on your skin type.

If you have olive or dark skin, then you’ve most likely experienced the effects of hyperpigmentation in the form of a dark brown spot or area after a routine case of acne or after a minor trauma to the skin, such as a scratch or burn. However in more extreme cases, widespread hyperpigmentation can result after a chemical peel, laser treatment or as a result of melasma. So, how can you treat it, naturally, without disrupting yor skin's barrier or causing more damage? Read on to find out!

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Beauty Lab: Do You Know What's In Your Shampoo? Here's What To Avoid

We've all, at some point in time, used a shampoo to wash our hair. It's essential for our hygeniene, keeping our locks shiny, healthy and, most of all clean! But do we know what's IN our shampoos? Read on to find out what to avoid in your shampoo and what ingredients to look for for healthy, shiny, happy hair.

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Ask the Beauty Expert: The Best Travel Beauty From Dr. Alkaitis

Photo courtesty of Dr. Alkaitis' Instagram

Road trips may be one of the most enjoyable past times for fun, adventure and spontaneity. You’ve got your music playlist, mapped out your journey, thrown in a pair of cute sunnies, but what about what’s in your luggage? Did you pack your skincare items? If you’re like us at EcoDiva, we tend to want to pack all our lovely beauty products... The problem? Items may break, are too bulky and not to mention adds a lot of weight to your bag! However, we have the perfect solution! Opt for a travel kit instead—read on for why and which one we reach for regularly.

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