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Introducing TEA + C

I'm so excited to announce the newest addition to the Oleema Skincare line - TEA + C (toner | elixir | astringent with vitamin C). This multi-functional powerhouse is a Toner, and Elixer, and an Astringent all in one, with a big dose of vitamin C (close to 20%). Each natural ingredient was carefully sourced and chosen for its efficacy and potency. TEA + C works beautifully on cleansed skin, preparing it for the next step in your routine - your moisturizer (or Nectar). The beauty of this special product is the simplicity it offers to your skincare routine. Because it contains nearly 20% vitamin C, there is no longer a need for an additional vitamin C serum. Simply cleanse, tone, hydrate, and get a huge...

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The Importance of Practicing Self-Care

 By now, the importance of taking care of our emotional well-being as well as our physical well-being is highly accepted. But for most of us, it’s not easy to fit self-care into our days, and when we do we often feel guilty. So why is it that even though we know we need to take care of ourselves, we can’t seem to make the time for it?  Perhaps the biggest reason is that we’re often too busy to pamper ourselves. We have so many other things to do and self-care can feel like a big indulgence we don’t deserve. With so many people, responsibilities, and tasks competing for our attention, self-care will often fall to the bottom of our...

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Why You Need to Make the Switch From Lotions to Oils

We spend a lot of time, effort, and money taking care of our skin. We have morning routines, evening rituals, and even special procedures done throughout the year. But one of the most basic skin care habits could possibly be the most important practice of all: we need to moisturize, and it needs to be done effectively. Why We Need to Moisturize? The most sensitive areas of our skin (face, ears, neck, and chest) replace themselves more often than any other area on your body. This constant loss of skin cells leaves these areas particularly vulnerable to outside elements. Moisturizing properly can help skin repair itself and stay healthy. In fact, the right type of moisturizer can help keep skin...

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How to Determine Your Skin Type

It’s important to use the right products for your skin so that it can look balanced and beautiful, and that means knowing your skin type. But how do you figure that out? The three main skin types are commonly referred to as oily, normal/combination, and dry. Oily skin tends to look greasy and feel shiny all over. Excess oil can sometimes leave pores congested. Normal/Combination skin has a distinct T-zone (an area which includes the forehead, nose, and chin). The t-zone tends to be oilier than other areas, while the area on and around the cheeks tends to be normal to dry. Dry skin can feel dry throughout the day and can be red, irritated, and you may even experience...

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Face Cleansing With Oil: Why it Works

Cleansing your face with oil has gained a lot of popularity recently, but many people are still reluctant to try it. It’s true that cleaning with oil can sound counterintuitive. Many people, especially those with oily skin, are worried that this method of cleansing will make them break out, but the oil-cleansing method (that’s what it’s called) can actually balance oil production on your face, making it the ideal method for facial cleansing. Many facial cleansers are filled with sulfates, foaming agents, and other harsh chemicals that not only disrupt your skin’s natural barrier, but irritate it as well. The claim is that these cleansing agents get rid or dirt, grease, and grim but the true end result is they...

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