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5 Essential Skin Care Products for Teens and Tweens

Designing your own skin care routine doesn’t have to be completed. In fact, it’s actually pretty fun and easy! Below are some essential items every teen and tween girl should be using, regardless of whether you have flawless skin or acne breakouts. The 5 must have beauty products 1. Gentle Cleanser A gentle cleanser will remove build-ups of makeup, oil, and dirt. Remember to wash…

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4 Harsh Chemicals found in Common Skin Care Products

With many foods and household cleaning products trending towards all-natural, chemical-free ingredients, it’s no wonder that cosmetic products are following suit. After all, your skin is the largest organ of your body, so if you wouldn’t eat these harsh chemicals, then you shouldn’t rub them all over your skin. While there is a long list of “no no” ingredients, let’s focus on these four very…

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Stay Healthy with Gluten Free Skin Care Products

Gluten-free recipes and foods have been getting lots of attention lately, both in social media and news outlets, but what about gluten free skin care products? If you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, chances are you’ve already done your fair share of research on how to avoid gluten in your foods. But it may be less likely that you’ve considered what may be…

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Protect Your Family with Chemical-Free Skincare Products

With many foods and household cleaning products trending towards all-natural, chemical-free ingredients, it’s no wonder that cosmetic products are following suit. After all, your skin is the largest organ of your body, so if you wouldn’t eat these chemicals, you don’t want to rub them all over your skin, either. Just as you might opt for a chemical-free antibacterial household cleaner to keep your family…

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What are the Advantages of a Gluten-Free Face Wash?

If you’ve been tuning in to the recent debates about gluten-free products, you might be wondering if swapping out your old face wash for a gluten-free alternative might be beneficial for your skin. While experts generally agree that gluten molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin, dermatologists do know that for those with wheat allergies, gluten-free skincare products can be helpful alternatives.…

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Understanding the Types of UV Rays

Although UV (Ultraviolet) rays make up only a fraction of the sun’s total energy output, UV rays can damage your skin by encouraging premature aging, burning, and even skin cancer.  If you want to best protect your skin, it’s important to know specifically what you are defending yourself against. That’s why we wanted to discuss the differences between sun’s UV rays, and how the P.R.E.P.…

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6 Safe Beauty Products for Girls

Our mission is to help you look your best today and for years to come! You deserve safe and effective ingredients that you can use everyday to help keep your skin clean, clear, and protected from the sun. Here are 6 safe beauty products for girls that we love! 1. SPF 30 Face + Body Lotion Here at PREP, we think the most important product of…

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What’s in Your Beach Bag: Summer Essentials

With summer just around the corner, we’re betting you’re just itching to get out into the sunshine, hit the pool, or head to the beach. School’s almost out, and you’re ready for a carefree, action-packed summer outside, right? But before you head out, don’t forget to pack a few key summer essentials to keep your skin and eyes protected from all that summer sun. Here…

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Get Moving.

We all know that exercise is an important way to stay healthy, but did you know that regular exercise can keep your skin healthy, too?  Vigorous exercise makes you sweat which flushes out toxins and other waste chemicals.  That’s why it is important to shower as soon as possible after exercising.  Exercise also increases oxygen and blood flow to the skin delivering important nutrients to…

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Laugh until your belly hurts!

  Laughing is not only great for your mind but it’s also great for your body. Laughter improves blood flow and oxygen to the body, boosts your immune system, decreases stress, and it can even improve your memory. Laughter is also very social and tends to be contagious. If it seems like everyone in your house is having a bad day, try laughing and see if…

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