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How to Wash Your Face

Brigid McHugh

How to Wash Your Face

It seems pretty basic right? Water, soap, rinse, dry. But are you washing your face the right way? According to our resident esthetician, there are 6 steps to properly wash your face. Following these six steps regularly will drastically reduce signs of aging, and keep your skin healthy.   Step One... Add Water Using warm water is the most gentle option. Try splashing your face, or using a washcloth (Like one of these). Using warm water will avoid the sometimes abrasive qualities of hot or cold water, and will gently open the pores of your face. Allowing your pores to...

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Soap... Coming to a Museum Near You

Brigid McHugh

Soap... Coming to a Museum Near You

Recently, I was doing some research online, looking for new ingredients for my soaps. I came across a very interesting article, and had to look into it further... Oil Paintings Can Turn To Soap The chemical reaction known as saponification, is the process by which soap is made. Saponification, according to Merriam Webster, is the hydrolysis of a fat by an alkali with the formation of a soap and glycerol. This process has been seen in some oil paintings as early as 1912! Over time, saponification in oil paintings can cause damage both to the overall look of the painting, as...

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The Cure For Soap

Brigid McHugh

The Cure For Soap

I often get asked how I make my soap, and the thing that always seems to shock people is that my soaps all cure for a minimum of 8 weeks after they are made. Cold processed soaps all require a cure time to make them safe for use, and here's why: Sodium Hydroxide (lye) is a necessary ingredient in the making of soap. The chemical reaction that occurs between the lye and oils is what creates a bar of soap. This chemical reaction is fully complete after about 48 hours, at which point, the lye is neutralized and no longer...

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When and Why You Should Throw Out Old Makeup

Brigid McHugh

When and Why You Should Throw Out Old Makeup

We all (or at least most of us) know to go through the fridge and the pantry and chuck food that is past it's expiration date. It's really simple, find the stamped date, and if it's too old, get rid of it. Why? Because things go bad, start to grow mold and bacteria, and we don't want to eat that.  Cosmetics have an expiration date too! The problem is that cosmetics are not required to have an expiration date on their packaging. A lot of products will tell you how long after opening/purchasing they should be discarded, but it can...

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3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

Brigid McHugh cruelty free instagram vegan beauty

3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

Beauty starts from the inside, loving yourself and the temple that is your body. Cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands embody positive vibes and focus on being good for you and everything around you. Staying in the loop on the latest brands and trends has never been easier with this list of 4 of my favorite cruelty-free and/or vegan beauty accounts on Instagram.   Vegan Beauty Addict @veganbeautyaddict Jess fills Instagram and YouTube with photos and reviews of vegan beauty brands. Her reviews are honest, and her photos are amazing!   I LOVE testing out new shampoos and conditioners! Since my...

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