Facial Gua Sha Is a Powerful Skincare Technique

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Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice which uses a flat, handheld tool, often made of jade or rose quartz, to apply pressure while scraping the skin in order to relieve muscle tension and promote healing. The ancient technique is purported to break down scar tissue, reduce inflammation, flush fresh blood flow to the skin and muscles, relieve pain, and improve joint flexibility. When used as a facial technique, gua sha may help even out skin tone, reduce puffiness via lymphatic drainage, clear up acne and rosacea, and even reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

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Topics: Clean Beauty, Clean Rx, Clean Life, Clean Program, bodywork

A Watermelon Slushy to Celebrate the End of Summer

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Almost every function in our body, from digestion, to brain function, and respiratory health all rely on sufficient water to work properly. 60% of our body is comprised of water! Many find it less than enticing to reach for the plain stuff day in and day out, so we've come up with this simple, refreshing watermelon slushy to help keep you hydrated!

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Topics: Clean Beauty, clean diet, snack, Clean Eats, Clean Program, digestion, drinks

TCM: An Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Have you ever gotten an acupuncture treatment? Are you familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol? These are both components of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating more than 2,000 years back. TCM is a multi-faceted and detailed ancient healing medicine that is a component of functional medicine and a whole healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: Clean Beauty, Clean Rx, Clean Life, Clean Program, immunity, stress, bodywork

Greens: The Ultimate Health and Beauty Food

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Leafy greens are some of the most nourishing and healing foods for our bodies. From green drinks to juices and smoothies, leafy greens and green vegetables are powerful and inexpensive sources of major nutrition: they are rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium, as well as an array of phytochemicals such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and lutein. Greens contain almost every nutrient we require for optimal health. 

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Topics: antioxidant, Clean Beauty, Clean Rx, chlorophyll, Clean Life, Clean Program, immunity, drinks, greens

This Rosehip Smoothie Can Help You Get the Glow

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You already know that oranges, pineapple, and papaya are high in vitamin C. But what if we told you that a great source of this valuable nutrient can be found in a floral bouquet? Rosehips, which are the fruits of wild roses, are a highly concentrated source of vitamin C and antioxidants in nature. This is a wonderful way to boost the nutritional content of your morning Daily Shake.

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Topics: Clean Beauty, smoothies, Clean Eats, Clean Program

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage with Titanium Dioxide

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Titanium dioxide is an active mineral ingredient that works naturally to block the sun’s rays. Often found in mineral sun protection in conjunction with zinc oxide, it sits atop the skin to act as a barrier against the sun. Both ingredients are broad spectrum, which means they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.

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The Perfect Cleanse for the Perfect Wedding Day

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Have a wedding day just around the corner? Whether it's your nuptials or not, we all want to look and feel our best at any event where we are sure to find ourselves in front of a camera lens. Prepping for your perfect wedding day is a great opportunity to follow the 21-Day Clean Program to help shed unwanted weight, gain clear skin, and boost your energy levels for that special day.

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The Hidden Beauty-Boosting Benefits of Zinc Oxide

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Zinc oxide is a key ingredient in most mineral sunscreens for good reason. Along with providing immediate, natural, and safe protection for our skin, zinc can provide other benefits to boosting our natural summer glow.

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The Most Common Types of Acne and How to Deal

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There are many types of acne and just as many names -- pimples, zits, blemishes, spots, and breakouts can show up in many different ways and for many different reasons from person to person. To get a better idea of how to treat problem skin, we’re taking a deeper look at the different types of acne and their causes.

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Topics: Clean Beauty, Clean Rx

Affordable Home Remedies for Acne That Actually Clear Your Skin

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Looking for home remedies for acne? Beware! Not all "Pinteresting" solutions are created equally and some, such as putting lemon juice on your face (which can cause severe burns), can be downright dangerous. One of the easiest ways to ease the symptoms of acne is to switch to a Clean diet and include an easy-to-digest liquid breakfast every day.

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Topics: Clean Beauty