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How to Find The Perfect SPF: Understanding Sun Protection Factor 101

How to Find The Perfect SPF: Understanding Sun Protection Factor 101

February 22, 2017 1 Comment

For sure you need to be wearing a daily moisturizer with a minimum of an SPF 15.  You also need to look for sunscreens that are labeled Broad Spectrum because this means they have passed specific laboratory testing that shows they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.  If you plan to be in direct sun for more than a few hours, please reapply your sunscreen.  Also, if you are planning on swimming or sweating heavily opt for a Water-Proof formula as well.  It's best to avoid chemical sunscreens altogether because let's face it; we don't want the chemicals we put on our skin to end up in our blood stream. Also, because we don't yet know the impact that nanoparticles will have on our health, it's best to use mineral sunscreens that specifically use non-nano minerals.
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Face Mapping: Is our skin trying to tell us something?

Face Mapping: Is our skin trying to tell us something?

February 07, 2017 1 Comment

An ancient practice rooted in Chinese and Ayurvedic teaching. Connecting a point on your face to an organ or body part, so that you know how to treat the symptom internally. While you are also caring for your skin on the outside with clean, safe and effective skin care products.
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The Oil Cleansing Method with White and Elm

The Oil Cleansing Method with White and Elm

January 11, 2017 1 Comment

Oil cleansing, I get it, it sounds a little strange, odd, dirty even? Believe me, if someone would have recommended this to me, say 15 years ago, I would have thought it was the craziest thing that I had ever heard. But, I am going to share with you a mind blowing little fact, that changed my mind on skin care products and ingredients forever. It is important that you keep in mind-- oil dissolves oil. Water doesn’t dissolve oil. Think about it! Our skin naturally lubricates itself with oil. Oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes! Our skin reflects what is going on inside our bodies. Hormones play a huge role in our skin. Along with, stress, sleeping habits, and our diets. Our skin is typically trying to tell us something. It’s time that we listen!Learning to work with your skin, not against it, will save you time and money.
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New Year - New You - New Skin

New Year - New You - New Skin

January 10, 2017

Most of us, start setting goals that we would like to achieve, or continue to improve on. When making your resolutions for 2017, was working out or eating healthier at the top of your list? They are usually on the top of mine as well. For those of us that want to be healthier, we start working out more, eating better, and we try taking care of our overall mental and physical health. The main objective of these goals is to look and feel our best, right? Proper skin care is also a goal for many.
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How to Bring Back Your Youthful Glow:  Anti-Aging for the Modern Woman

How to Bring Back Your Youthful Glow: Anti-Aging for the Modern Woman

March 29, 2016 1 Comment

For a lot of years, I could get away with any old, grocery store moisturizer and some soap. Those were days when hypo-allergenic skincare really wasn't on my priority list. My 20-something skin could go out drinking, sleep in my makeup, and still wake up looking great.
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Why Organic Skincare?

Why Organic Skincare?

March 24, 2016

At White & Elm, we are committed to organic ingredients. We are, in fact, working toward USDA organic certification. Why?
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Reverse The Signs of Aging: Antioxidant Serum

Reverse The Signs of Aging: Antioxidant Serum

March 10, 2016

Well, meet our Antioxidant SerumPacked with antioxidants and skin healing oils, you’ll love how this serum glides on and absorbs quickly. Your new dewy complexion shows no sign of the hard work the serum does to reverse the signs of aging.
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Find Out More About Our Scrutinizing Standards: Organic, Vegan, and Simply Formulated Skincare

Find Out More About Our Scrutinizing Standards: Organic, Vegan, and Simply Formulated Skincare

March 08, 2016

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Organic Skincare Spotlight: Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Organic Skincare Spotlight: Gentle Foaming Cleanser

March 03, 2016

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Answering Our Own Call for Food-Grade Preservative Skincare

Answering Our Own Call for Food-Grade Preservative Skincare

March 02, 2016

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White and Elm's Manifesto

White and Elm's Manifesto

March 01, 2016

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Reshaping the Beauty Industry: What you need to know.

Reshaping the Beauty Industry: What you need to know.

February 25, 2016

"How can all these synthetic, unpronounceable chemicals possibly be good for me?" That was us. This is White & Elm's creation story and it is how we decided that every single product we make needed to be simple, approachable and effective. 
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