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Handmade Skin Care: Made With Love | Our Love Story With Sensitive Skin Care Products

How Ayr Skin Care BeganAyr Skin Care started around 2001 in my laundry room. In an effort to reduce the amount of toxic ingredients in my beauty regimen and address my allergies, I started by making detergent. Soon, I was making all of my makeup and personal care items in my kitchen. There were many failures, like an attempt at a natural mascara that ended in smeared raccoon-like eyes, but throug…

Petroleum Jelly for Skin: The (not so) Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

What Is Petroleum Jelly, and Is It Bad For You?Petroleum jelly, or “petrolatum”, is a semi-soft jelly-like substance that is derived from refined crude oil. It was discovered by oil drillers in Pennsylvania in 1860 at the bottom of oil rigs as a byproduct of refined crude oil. While there are those that might argue that it is “natural” because it came from the Earth, not everything natural is nece…

​Natural Skin Care Routines for Aging Skin: What Are Age Spots?

As we age and mature, so does our skin. The way we take care of our skin at 18 should not be the same way we do it when we are older. Adapting to the changes is part of the process of aging gracefully, and remaining open, and flexible to changing our skin care routines is a big part of that process. Skin care for aging skin may revolve around noticing the shifts in pigmentation, or dark spots, tha…

Benefits & Uses of Lemon for Skin Care

Glowing, Healthy Skin with Lemons Lemons have been used around the world for years for overall health and skin care. Full of vitamin C, lemons also have a high antioxidant level. Used as part of juice cleansing programs and diets for cleansing the skin, benefits of lemon have also been shown to brighten and even out skin tone. Those sailing ships of olde had it right when they served lim…

Self-Care Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day again. That time when couples get mushy and those without a significant other may be feeling a little down in the dumps. No matter your current relationship status or if you even want to be in one, here are some self-care ideas for re-imagining what Valentine’s Day self-care means, and why it can be your most important day ever.The Value of Your JourneyWe all come into this wo…

Vitamin C and Other Supplements + Nutrition Tips for Good Skin Health

Our skin is a living, breathing organ, which means that a lot of factors can affect its health. As it is with our general wellness, diet, exercise, mood, and hydration all play critical roles in keeping our skin healthy. So, how important is it to supplement your diet with vitamin and minerals for glowing skin health? Very, as anyone who’s read our previous blogs on superfoods for your skin would…