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If you aren't using retinol yet in your skincare routine, here are a few reasons why you should be! Retinol has long been the gold standard of anti-aging in skincare. It truly is more than hype, it has legitimate science behind it with tons of published studies proving it actually works! Retinol and retinoids are derivatives of Vitamin A. Over the counter percentages are typically .05% to 2% concentration causing less irritation to the skin than prescription strength Retin-A. Retinol has been shown to reduce visible signs of aging and also functions as an antioxidant to help with free radical damage. It may...

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Aside from its delightful aroma, lavender oil has many natural qualities that have made it one of the most beneficial essential oils long loved and used for centuries! In skincare, lavender oil has numerous benefits - it's naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, so it may help reduce acne breakouts. Also works wonders as a toner when combined with witch hazel as well! Full of antioxidants, lavender oil helps fight free radicals so it is anti-aging.This multi-function ingredient is a star player in many of Nardo's Natural products, most notably their Luminous Lavender face and body moisturizer, Witch Hazel and Lavender Toner and Lavanilla...

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How do some people always seem to have makeup that looks fresh and flawless? Here are some pro tips that work every time!1. Start clean. Successful makeup needs to be applied IMMEDIATELY after washing, exfoliating and moisturizing your face (and if it's daytime, do not forget a layer of sunblock for protection! The SPF in your makeup is not enough) Nardo's Natural line of nourishing and hydrating skincare products is the PERFECT start for your best look.2. Do eye makeup before face makeup. This order will keep any powder fallout or eyeliner issues that could require a redo.3. Buy a...

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Do you practice self care? Are you kind to yourself as you would be to others? Do you take time to replenish when your energy levels are running low?  It is important to take a step back and make sure you treat yourself with compassion to avoid illness and burnout.  When practiced correctly, self care has long term benefit for the mind, body or both. When you are good to yourself, you might think you are being selfish, but in truth it gives you the resources to be compassionate to others. So keep a journal. Take a walk. Read a...

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November is upon us and our thoughts all turn to Thanksgiving, family dinners, holiday shopping and parties, but what you probably didn't know is that November is National Healthy Skin Month! National Healthy Skin Month is sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology to stress the importance of awareness of what it takes to keep your skin healthy and how to check your skin periodically to prevent skin cancer. What is the best way to observe Healthy Skin Month? It's easy as 1, 2, 3!1. RELAX -  Get your rest. Stress causes excess hormone production that could result in breakouts, so...

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