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5 Best Natural Mascaras

www.ilonashine.comWe all want longer, thicker and fuller lashes. I know I do and I want a great natural mascara to do the job! After countless days of research and testing of natural mascaras, I’ve collected a list of the best natural mascaras that I’ve experienced. I didn’t want to coat my lashes a thousand times to achieve big full lashes so I looked for the ones that give ton of volume, last all day without flaking and smudging. I’ve included top 5 natural mascaras that work fast and flawlessly. Now it’s just determining which one is right for you. Click on the image to see them all. Read More

5 Dangerous Beauty Ingredients

www.ilonashine.comHere’s the scary truth: There are many ingredients in cosmetics that may be bad for you. The FDA only regulates certain types of products, like sunscreens and acne treatments, and the rest of the time it’s up to the manufacturer to decide whether a formulation is safe. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there are more than 1,100 ingredients used in beauty products in the U.S. that are banned in other countries like Japan, Canada, and members of the European Union. In fact, the FDA only prohibits the use of 10 ingredients in cosmetics, and they include scary substances like mercury and chlorofluorocarbon.

The following 5 ingredients, which you’ll probably find in many of your favorite products, raise red flags. Read More

Inflammation-Fighting Foods

imageIt’s a known fact that our bodies are constantly exposed to internal inflammation as a means of defense against infection. A key part in the formation of wrinkles is inflammation, which causes elastin and collagen to deteriorate and eventually collapse. Although inflammation is a part of how the body naturally heals itself, it may cause premature aging of the skin. If you work out, inflammation is a physiological certainty. From muscles battling to recover from the tear down of exercise to joints that have received yet another pounding to the ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues that take the strain, your body is continually struggling to recover. Read More

What is Micro-needling?

www.ilonashine.comMicro or Dermal-needling is the action of inserting lots of needles into the skin very superficially to stimulate collagen production. I recently had it done by an esthetician (Lisa) in a plastic surgeon’s office. And the treatment goes like this…after cleaning my skin twice, the doctor applied a thin layer of topical anesthetic to numb the skin on my face so I didn’t feel any discomfort. The procedure itself is not very painful, but it also depends on your pain threshold, the area being treated, and the length of the needles. Using an automated device, Micropen, which has 12 tiny micro-needles attached to the Read More

The Healthiest Bread On The Market

358Recently I came across a very insightful article, written by Vani (food babe), talking in great detail about bread. I love bread and always on the look out for the healthiest version on the market. This article was so interesting that I had no choice but to share it, so you can make better decisions as to what kind of bread is best for your body and your health.

Yes, I eat bread.

It is time to address the many questions I get about one of most Read More