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Whether you spend time in the chilly Northeast or someplace slightly less frozen, dry or scaly winter skin can be a drag. The secret is simple—stay hydrated from head to toe! While this may seem more like a summertime request, winter skin gets thirsty, too. Whether you drink water, or relax with a cup of herbal tea, don’t skimp on liquids that will keep you hydrated. And while it’s tempting to crank the heat, it may cause the air (and your skin) to become extra-dry which may lead to cracking and itchiness. Investing in a humidifier is one way to...

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The start of a new year is the best time for a refresher course in taking care of your skin. Armed with a collection of paraben and cruelty-free skincare, re-educate yourself on the best ways to achieve glowing skin. Step 1, Cleanse: Wash away the day with a quality cleanser, like our signature Facial Cleanser. The creamy, sulfate-free wash contains green tea and activated charcoal which helps to detoxify skin and remove impurities. The cleanser has a cool greyish color (from the charcoal) and it leaves your skin supple, not stiff at all. Step 2, Glow: Keep that glow going...

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So what is the deal with all the charcoal skincare products these days? I am sure you have seen activated charcoal soaps, masks and various skincare products with this interesting ingredient.  But what is it? And what does it do? Well, it's carbon that has been altered to increase its absorbency.  Basically it acts as a magnet to absorb dirt and oil. When dirt and oil come into contact with the carbon, they stick to it and wash away when you rinse. The truth is, it has been used for centuries by ancient cultures for its purifying effects. Nardo's Natural...

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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 age-defying 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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