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Beauty: Pure+simple Reviews
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This natural and holistic guide to beauty combines the ancient principles of Ayurveda with the modern-day knowledge of skin biology. With these tools, understand the root causes of common skin ailments and how to rebalance your body, mind and spirit for a flawless, glowing complexion.
Learn how to develop your own personal skincare practices based on your individual needs, and tailored to the constraints, issues and values of our current environment.
Beauty: Pure + Simple is a skin and bodycare resource for the information age which promotes the concept of beauty through health.

Info from: www.pureandsimple.ca

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    April 06, 2010

    This is fantastic go-to guide for everything skin, health and overall well being. I got this from the author, Kristen Ma, who is also the Co-Founder of Pure Simple spas and their own line of natural and organic skincare products.

    There are lots of gems in this book about overall health and how that translates to your skin. Ma discusses Ayurveda, a 2000 year old East Indian Science of Health and Medicine that is based on the concept that our bodies are composed of 3 different energies (heat, water and earth & air and space). She discusses how to keep those energies in balance to have a strong and healthy body.

    I found those aspects of the book very interesting as it's something I wasn't familiar with, however, if that's not your bag don't worry - there are tons of practical tips and tidbits applicable to anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle that will lead to better skin, hair and overall well-being.

    One section I found very interesting was about sunscreen and the safety concerns of SPF. While many companies are out there making SPF 100 lotions and creams, Ma advises that high level sunscreens can actually heighten the likelihood of cancer because they contain proven carcinogens. (We actually interviewed Ma for our recent sunscreen article)

    Also useful is the section on skincare for those with sensitive skin and ingredients you should avoid. For that matter, there is an entire chapter on ingredients found in skincare products in general (good and bad).

    It's an extremely informative read. Don't be surprised if find yourself highlighting sections for future reference. It's an education.

    I highly recommend this book for those interested in health, well being and natural beauty

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