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Sustainability & Skincare - A Breakdown Of Beauty Jargon

As seen previously, a growing number of Australians are adopting a more natural lifestyle, while also becoming more aware of how our decisions affect the environment in which we live. From beauty to menstrual products, sustainability seems to pave the way ahead. Natural beauty products are preferred by around half of Australia’s female beauty consumers. The beauty industry, however, is rife with jargon. So, to assist you in navigating some of it, here's a breakdown of the most regularly used terms: Free radicals Free radicals are ions or molecules that react chemically with our skin cells. They attach and bind to other molecules, causing the chemical structure to change, in turn damaging them. Thankfully, we've evolved vital defences such as...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes (Part 1)

Municipalities were the only ones debating the phrase “Zero Waste” a decade ago. But in today’s age of sustainable living, "zero waste" is a popular buzzword. Let’s look at what exactly it implies, and how it can be achieved at home.  Adopting ‘Earth Happy’ Habits It takes some getting used to the idea of living completely waste-free, because our modern lifestyles continuously demand that we focus our attention on consuming for the sake of consuming. We have forgotten many of the vital responsibilities in life because of this continuous cycle of consumerism. Living without waste does not require you to forego life's comforts; it simply necessitates a more conscientious approach to your purchasing decisions. You'll be doing yourself a favour...

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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Part 1) – What You Need To Know

TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is a disorder caused by bacterial toxins (pathogen Staphylococcus aureus) that is commonly connected with menstruation products. But it can be contracted by both men and women through a variety of routes. TSS can result in death or amputation of limbs in some extreme circumstances. The Main Culprit – Tampons Tampons have been a major source of TSS for decades, but the peak of TSS cases occurred in the 1970s, when Proctor and Gamble's "Rely" ultra absorbent tampon caused multiple deaths. Although this tampon was withdrawn from the market, incidences involving both proper and improper tampon usage continue to be reported. Tampon users are advised to follow the manufacturer's recommendations, avoid bleached tampons or ones made...

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Heat Oil & Water - The 3 Elements Of Period Care

Your body is your best friend, till the end. What would you do if your actual best-friend was going through a hard time? You'll obviously look after them and give them everything you've got - you'll strive to be there for them at all times, check in on them, pamper them, and make sure they go back to their old selves as quickly as possible. Why shouldn't you want to do the same for yourself if you're prepared to do it for someone else? Stay in touch with your body during a grueling time like menstruation with these 3 elements: Bring The Heat Relax the muscles of your uterus by applying a warm patch or wrap to your abdomen. Heat ...

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Sustainability & Skincare - 4 Important Questions You Need To Ask Yourself About Natural Skincare

Every day, we are exposed to over 130 chemicals across a wide range of personal care items we utilize. Choosing more natural, sustainable products for cosmetics, period care, and around the house, in general,  will drastically minimise your chemical exposure and environmental effect. As we gain a better understanding of the advantages of reducing our exposure to synthetics, chemicals, and plastics, it's crucial to remember that what we put inside our bodies is just as significant as what we put on our skin. The 4 most important questions you should ask yourself while selecting natural skin care products are: Going Natural – What’s The Big Deal In The First Place? Parabens are commonly found in cosmetic products because they mimic...

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