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Cucumber and Matcha Face Mask

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It's easy to whip up this antioxidant, anti-aging, cooling mask with ingredients you probably already have! This recipe was taken from Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton's LOVELY book: Handmade Spa. Take a few minutes to treat your skin to this  nourishing skin treatment:

You will need:

1 tsp Matcha Green Tea powder

1 cucumber

1/2 tsp Vegeset

20 drops lime essential oil

Combine the matcha and 10 ounces of hot (not boiling water). Stir until the tea dissolves and let it cool completely. Toss the cucumber in a blender, add the green tea mixture and blend. Add the vegeset and blend again. Place the mixture in a pan over low heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches boiling, remove from heat and cool completely. Add the lime essential oil and hand-stir. Pour mixture into a glass bowl and place in the fridge to set. 

Spread all over clean face, neck, and chest. Cover with a disposable cotton sheet mask if you have one. It's okay if you don't! Leave on for 5 - 10 minutes before removing with warm water.  Follow with toner and moisturizer

A Not-So- Average Way to Spoil Your Mom This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is not too far away - and it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to celebrate your mom! This year, skip the flowers and card, and get your mom
something unique. Or better yet, do something fun with your mom if you can!

Here are 3 not-so-average ways to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day:

At-Home Spa
Of course, a spa day with your mom is wonderful, but what if you flip the script and come up
with something more intimate and less expensive? Check out some of our past blog posts for
ideas on how to do at-home facials with some favorite SkinDeep products and recipes for
homemade masks
too! You can do this with just you and your mom or get a handful of ladies
together to celebrate each other and relax.

SkinDeep Gift Basket
If your mom isn’t close enough to get together with her for a spa day, you could send her a
basket with some natural skin care products for her to enjoy. Great gifts for mom from
SkinDeep include our 3-Step Age Prevention Kit, Organic Reusable Cotton Rounds and Wash Cloths, and Organic Rosewater Hydrating Mist.

Get Outside
Plan something outside with your mom and enjoy the beautiful spring weather together.
Whether it is an outdoor brunch, a round of golf, or a local hike - find some activity you and your mom can enjoy together, soaking in some Vitamin D while you’re at it. And if you need some natural sunscreen, we love Raw Elements because the ingredients are safe and effective.

We hope this gives you some fresh ideas of how to spoil your mom this upcoming Mother’s
Day. To learn more about our Northern Colorado natural skin care products, contact us at
SkinDeep Naturals today!

Love Your Lips

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought it seemed fitting to post a blog that
will get your lips in kissable shape. Did you know your lips don’t create oils like the rest of your
skin does? That is why they dry out so easily. The same is true about the skin around your eyes,
which is why the skin around the lips and eyes age faster. Here at SkinDeep Naturals, a Fort Collins organic skin care company, we create small batch, made-to- order remedies for dry lips.

Here are our top 3 products to show your lips some love:

Pure Moisture for Eyes and Lips:
Pure Moisture for Eyes and Lips is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to minimize the
appearance of wrinkles and give your chapped lips a burst of moisture. We recommend you
apply this product morning and night to your lips. And make sure you give it about 15 minutes
to absorb before putting on lipstick. Nearly all the ingredients are certified organic and Pure
Moisture is scented with essential oils.

Spearmint Lip Butter:
This lip balm glides on easily and is made with all organic ingredients and beeswax from our
own beehive here at SkinDeep Naturals. It comes in a tube for easy application and you can rest-assured that there aren’t any ingredients like petroleum that actually aggravate chapped lips.

Lip Butter with Propolis:
What makes this lip butter so special is propolis, an ingredient we get from our bees. Bees
make it to seal up any spaces in their hives for protection. We harvest excess propolis when
inspecting the hive. This amazing substance has been used for centuries for its healing
properties.

If you want to make sure your lips are especially kissable this Valentine’s Day, contact us
today to order one of our amazing natural products for lips.

Winter Skin Hacks

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If you’re like us at SkinDeep Naturals, winter means dry air and dry skin. You might be running the humidifier day and night and slathering on the lotion, but your skin is still red and cracking. Since this Fort Collins natural skin care company is nestled right along the edge of the Rocky Mountains, we have learned a thing or two about protecting skin in the winter.

Here are 3 winter skin hacks to help you survive until the moisture comes back.

1) Try to use lukewarm water. Yes, we know - we want to jump in a hot bath as much as you do in the winter to warm our bones. But sadly, hot baths, showers, and washing your hands and face in hot water further strips your skin of the oils you so desperately need. When you can handle it, try to make the water less hot. Your skin will thank you.

2) Choose natural lotion. While you may already be using lotion, read the labels carefully. Many lotions from the drug store are petroleum-based, meaning they will dry your skin out more. Even lotions labeled as "natural" have drying ingredients that in no way nourish your skin. Read the ingredients label to make sure you know what you are putting on your skin. Because what goes onto your skin also enters your bloodstream! Check out the various moisturizers we offer at SkinDeep Naturals. Natural ingredients like jojoba oil, organic plant hydrosols, beeswax, coconut oil, and organic essential oils are easier for your skin to soak up and use.

3) Protect your skin when out in the elements. Wearing gloves and scarves over exposed skin can help protect your skin from the wind and cold. Often, our hands bear the brunt of dry skin troubles - so gloves will help your hands especially.

Hopefully implementing a few of these tips will help you get through the next few months of
cold weather. If you live in a cold weather climate like we do - what are your winter hacks for skin trouble? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

What You Need to Know About Skin Types

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Just like every person is unique, everyone has unique skin. People have different sensitivities, water content, and lipid or oil content in their skin. These factors affect which products you should use on your skin and different elements to add to your skin care regimen. It’s also important to note that skin type can change over time - so listen to your body and change your skin care regimen as needed. These are the 5 main skin types and a few tips for caring for them, according to WebMD.

Normal: Normal skin doesn’t have any sensitivities and very few blemishes. This is a result of the right balance of lipids and water. An important note here is that normal skin doesn't mean "do nothing" skin. The more preventative approach you take at this stage, the better off your skin's health will be in the long run. A regular 3-step cleansing system and use of sunscreen when spending time in the sun are key. Prevent sun damage, prevent dehydration, and prevent clogged pores so that your skin ages well.

Dry: Dry skin has less elasticity, more visible lines, red patches, and a dull complexion. Ways to help dry skin are avoiding long, hot showers, avoiding harsh soaps and cosmetics, and using a rich moisturizer right after bathing, while skin is still damp. This combination of water and lipids mimics and nourishes the skin's acid mantle barrier. Check out our Rosewater Hydrating Mist and Total Nourish Facial Serum for dry skin.

Oily: Oily skin is common during adolescence and is characterized by an oily complexion, visible pores, and black heads. Treat oily skin by limiting washing the face to two times a day and using products labeled for oily skin. Avoid aggressive popping and squeezing blemishes since that can lead to scaring. Instead, try giving yourself an at-home skin care treatment so that pores can be properly extracted.

Combination: Combination skin is just as it sounds, perhaps dry or normal in places and oily in others, especially along the t-zone. If you have questions about which products are right for your combination skin, please contact us.

Sensitive: Sensitive skin is characterized by redness, itching, or dryness. Natural skin care products are a great choice for sensitive skin because there aren’t any chemicals or unnatural fragrances or coloring to aggravate skin.

If you have a difficult time discerning which products to use with your skin type, contact us at SkinDeep Naturals. We would love to set you up with products that are going to make your complexion glow.

Protect Your Skin Naturally with Raw Elements Sunscreen

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We may be out of the dog days of summer, but if you have any fall camping trips planned or know you will be hitting the slopes this winter, now is a good time to stock up on a few products we love from Raw Elements. As a Northern Colorado natural skin care company, we know that you are just as likely to get a sunburn on a hike during Indian Summer as you are in the heat of July.

Since we love supporting other natural skin care lines that share our vision, at SkinDeep Naturals we sell two Raw Elements products, the SPF 30 Sunscreen and the Tinted Sunscreen Travel Stick.

The travel stick is great as a daily moisturizer, or slathering on your kid’s face before they escape your grasp. It is full of certified organic minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants so you can feel good about putting it on your face every day.

If you are planning a trip to the Caribbean this fall or winter and want to snorkel in a reef, the sunscreen is reef safe. This means it won’t leave behind any toxic chemicals that will harm the coral or fish. Some snorkeling venues around the Caribbean even require this kind of sunscreen so it is a great buy if you have a vacation coming up.

If you want to remain diligent about protecting your skin year-round, check out the Raw Elements Sunscreen and Tinted Sunscreen Travel Stick. For more information, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.

2 Simple Tips to Defy Your Age

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People—especially women—are often looking for ways to look and feel younger. But while there is nothing you can do to turn back time, there are simple things you can add to your daily routine that will help you defy your age. We aren’t talking about visiting the medispa for hundreds of bucks a pop, we want to give you tips that you can apply today, for a reasonable price or even for free.

1)    Get Your Beauty Sleep: There is a reason why they call it beauty sleep. Athletes and movie stars alike will swear by sleep for maintaining their skills and looks, to the tune of 12 hours a night. While that isn’t possible for most of us, getting 8 hours of sleep a night will help you both look and feel younger. While we are sleeping, our body produces the growth hormone, restoring and rejuvenating your body. Skin cell renewal is also at its peak while you are sleeping. So, getting your rest will help your body feel young and your skin look fresh.

2)    Use a Good Night Cream: Speaking of sleep and skin cell renewal, using a good night cream will help you maximize what your body already does naturally. Revitalizing Night Cream from SkinDeep Naturals is intentionally designed with natural ingredients to make your skin look and feel younger. Neroli essential oil, wheat germ oil, frankincense oil, Immortelle, and carrot seed oil work together to moisturize your skin, boost your collagen, and reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles.

It’s as easy as that! Getting good sleep and maximizing your body’s regeneration by using a night cream will help you defy your age, both in your body and in your appearance. For more information on SkinDeep Naturals natural skin care line, contact us today.