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    Think Pink, But Go Green!

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    October is here, and for some, that means falling leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, football, and pink ribbons -- pink ribbons everywhere. Our awareness of breast cancer has come a long way since a pharmaceutical company started Breast Cancer Awareness Month back in 1985, but the fact remains that despite the billions of dollars that have been spent on the cause, we’re apparently no closer to the cure than we were before. It’s as if we’re more aware of “breast cancer awareness” than the disease itself.

    Most of the research for “the cure” still focuses on the same treatments that are not curing cancer; i.e., chemo, drugs, and radiation. The fact remains that the number of deaths per year from breast cancer has remained around 40,000 for the past two decades, and according to, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Awareness doesn’t seem to be changing the numbers.

    Some of the money raised goes into promoting mammograms in an effort to find cancer early enough before it has spread. Unfortunately, 90-96% of women who now have metastatic breast cancer were indeed diagnosed at an early stage, so that doesn’t seem to be working either (as important as mammograms are). I can’t help but wonder where we’d be today if all the money that has gone into awareness and marketing went into figuring out what causes breast cancer in the first place and how we can prevent it.

    To BB or Not to BB - That is the Question!

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    Lavera has now introduced their amazing new CC Cream, and we are excited to introduce it to you!

    From the runways in Milan to your favorite neighborhood coffeehouse, Fall 2015 is all about seeing fresh looking skin. One of the best ways to achieve this look (besides drinking lots of water, getting plenty of sleep, and all that good stuff!) is by using BB and CC creams.

    Many of you may already be familiar with the latest disturbing news regarding a popular brand of sunscreen. For those of you who aren't familiar, this brand, that touts itself as "all natural, safe, water resistant and non-toxic," has been on the receiving end of some very bad publicity from their customers. Parents have been posting pictures on social media of themselves and their children with horrible sunburns after wearing this brand of sunscreen. It is a scary situation because we all assume we can trust our sunscreens to keep us safe. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain what makes our True Natural sunscreens safe and healthy to use.

    A Vitamin D deficiency is not an excuse to spend large amounts of time in the sun without the use of sunscreen.

    Skin Cancer Myths & Facts

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    Millions of Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer annually and over 80,000 diagnoses will be melanoma, skin cancer’s deadliest form.

    Here are some common misperceptions and the real facts to dispell them:

    Myth — It is impossible to get skin cancer in an area of the body that has never been exposed to the sun.

    Fact — Sun exposure is a risk factor for developing skin cancer, these cancers can develop anywhere on the body regardless of direct sun exposure.

    Why Choose Natural vs. Conventional Makeup?

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    What we eat effects our health. But many of us are not aware that what we put onto our skin also affects our long term well-being. Studies have should than our skin absorbs up to 60% of what is applied to its surface. Highly sensitive mucous membranes absorb eye makeup. While there is some controversy over the number of pounds of lipstick the average woman consumers in her lifetime, the fact is that lipstick, lip gloss and lip balms are consumed.

    According to the Environmental Working Group, most of the over ten thousand ingredients used in personal care products on the market today have not been evaluated for safety. Even more disturbing, U.S. researchers have found that one in eight ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals (including carcinogens, pesticides and reproductive pollutants). Given that these ingredients are not just staying on our skin but entering into our blood stream, these startling facts and findings make one thing clear: being mindful of the ingredients in our makeup is a must.

    Fight the Signs of Aging, Naturally

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    If you think the only way to look youthful is to inject yourself with chemicals and douse yourself in synthetic preservatives, think again. There are plenty of natural solutions for every skin issue to prevent and protect, from fine lines and wrinkles to dryness, dullness, dark spots and skin thinning. By adopting an anti-aging skincare regimen in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, achieving a radiant complexion is absolutely attainable.

    What Are the Safest Facial Self‐Tanning Lotions?

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    What Are the Safest Facial Self‐Tanning Lotions?

    A nice summer glow definitely helps to freshen up pale winter skin. No need to go the route of UV damaging tanning beds or toxic spray tans. Natural facial self-tanning lotions are the healthiest option.

    Facial self-tanners have come a long way since the orange, streaky products of a decade or two ago. This quick and inexpensive alternative is becoming a big favorite amongst those looking for a safer tan. It is important to keep in mind that not all tanners are safe.

    Makeup During and After Chemotherapy

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    Cancer is always a very difficult thing to go through. With harsh treatments, serious surgeries, and the hope that keeps you fighting, you deserve a little something to make you feel at your best! Lavera offers a whole line formulated for those with sensitive skin. Liz, from Organic Beauty Source speaks about her mother's journey and the products that let her feel like the beautiful woman she is!

    How to Apply Rouge

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    Apply the rouge between the hairline and cheeks. To begin at the far end of the cheek bone, apply the rouge in one stroke down gently and run out to leave the temples. So the distinctive shape of the face looks softer.

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