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Dogs That Swim: Caring for their skin, coat and ears

It’s summer and it’s hot. What better way to cool off your pup than with a dip in the pool, lake or ocean? Most dogs love to swim, and not only is it fun, it’s great exercise and easy on their joints. However, it’s not always so great for their skin. Avoid common issues in dogs

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Nighttime Skin Care Routine: 3 Steps to Better Skin

It’s late, you’re tired and all you want to do is crawl into bed. After all, you can get the makeup off in the morning and do a proper cleanse then. No big deal. Right? Wrong! Although a morning skin care routine is important for healthy skin (read more about that here), a nighttime routine

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Streamlining Your Morning Skin Care Routine

What’s necessary and what isn’t for healthy, beautiful skin. How many different steps and products are included in your morning skin care routine? From facial cleansers to toner, serum to eye cream, moisturizer and sunscreen, the process of prepping your skin for the day can be as daunting as it sounds. At Nature’s Aid we

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Earthing: 5 reasons to go barefoot more often

Walking barefoot through the grass, over sand, feeling the earth beneath your toes; it’s freeing, invigorating, and ultimately… it’s good for your skin. Here’s why Earthing, also known as grounding, is the practice of connecting your body with the Earth. The most common way of doing this is walking barefoot over natural ground, such as

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Growing and Using Your Own Aloe Vera

We absolutely LOVE aloe – it has so many uses and so many benefits. Here’s what you need to know to care for and use this amazing plant. Often associated with providing relief for sunburns and cuts, aloe vera also does so much more. This resilient plant looks cactus-like but is actually part of the

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5 Things Your Skin is Trying to Tell You

Sometimes it takes more than quality skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. From dry skin to breakouts and oiliness, here are some other factors that could be at play. Dull, dry skin can be an indication of a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are important for many reasons;

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Do You Know How Sugar Impacts the Skin?

It’s startling how much sugar we consume in a given day. And it all adds up to affect not only the waistline, but also your skin. When we consume sugar, or high-glycemic foods that convert to sugar – our bodies break them down into glucose. Glucose raises insulin levels. So simple carbohydrates such as refined

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Soaking Up The Sun While Protecting Your Skin

The warmer weather is finally here and we are all itching to get outside and soak up some sun. However, just because you might still need a light jacket, doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen. May is skin cancer awareness month. Protect yourself and your family by practicing sun safety, and routinely checking skin

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Yard

Tips to provide your pet with a yard they’ll love, without creating extra work for you. If your dogs are anything like mine, they are in and out all day long. And the backyard shows exactly where they like to roll around, play, and go to the bathroom. Add  flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and your

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6 Simple Habits for Naturally Healthy Hair

Shiny, strong, healthy looking hair is easy to achieve with this hair care routine. Brush it every morning. You overslept, are in a rush and the easy thing to do is pull your hair up and back. But before you do that, you should really take a minute to gently brush it. This is important to keep those

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