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Hello, my name is Stephanie. My inspiration for Theraganics has come from my own experience in dealing with harsh chemicals in commercially available skincare products. I spent 15 long years of my life with constantly broken out, irritated, sensitive, and acne laden skin. I invested so much money in trying all of the products, soaps, and acne treatments on the market. All of them either dried out my skin which caused even more breakouts, or caused red irration which also lead to even more acne. Then I discovered natural soaps and skincare off the beaten path in a farmers market…

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  • Born on November 11
  • Joined April 9, 2009

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theraganics
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theraganics
Blog: http://theraganics.blogspot.com
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theraganics
Website: http://www.theraganics.com

Hello, my name is Stephanie. My inspiration for Theraganics has come from my own experience in dealing with harsh chemicals in commercially available skincare products. I spent 15 long years of my life with constantly broken out, irritated, sensitive, and acne laden skin. I invested so much money in trying all of the products, soaps, and acne treatments on the market. All of them either dried out my skin which caused even more breakouts, or caused red irration which also lead to even more acne. Then I discovered natural soaps and skincare off the beaten path in a farmers market. Within a week my skin was clear, and it remained clear. I was glowing. I felt great and my skin was the healthiest it had been in over a decade. I then turned to experimenting in my home with custom all natural recipes mixed with wonderful all natural aromatherapy blends. I discovered that fake fragrance oils and chemical colorants, in addition to animal based oils were a main cause in many people's skin issues, along with my own. The problem is that commercially available products are made from harsh chemicals and detergents.

I started introducing the concept of natural skincare to my friends and family, and I hope to spread the message. My goal is to provide education and high quality natural skincare products. I only use the highest quality ingredients and essential oils (no fragrance oils), and hope that everyone can experience the benefits natural skincare.

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I have a few tips that I would like to pass on to those who are looking for skincare regimens or culprits of irritation on their face. I've learned these over the years through experimentation after trying desperately to get rid of breakouts:

- Never wash your face in hot water - only use lukewarm. It strips the natural oils that your skin needs. This causes an over compensation of oil produced by your skin that is trying to make up for the oil shortage, which then leads to breakouts. Contrary to popular belief, acne prone skin needs oil to stay balanced.

- Use products that do not contain any animal fats, surfectants (SLS), chemical fragrances, or chemical colorants. A lot of products containing these can be irritating to the skin, even without knowledge of it because it can be so slight that most people would not realize it even though it can be right in front of their face.

- Change your pillow cases frequently. Bacteria builds up fast on your pillows. Changing your cases every couple of days aids greatly in reducing breakouts.

- Air dry your skin. After washing, do not dry with a towel or any other cloth. Small particles can irritate skin - especially those with sensitive skin. Try letting your skin air dry, or use a blow dryer on the "warm-low" setting for a minute at a fair distance.

- Use only non-comedogenic makeup. This ensures that it will not clog your pores.

- Wash your face only twice a day - once in the morning and once in the night time before bed. Over-washing can cause irritation and lead to breakouts.

- Drink plenty of water. This ensures your skin stays hydrated - an essential to healthy skin.

- Take vitamins - your skin can often be one of the first places that a vitamin deficiency can show. A good vitamin supplement will aid in clearing and repairing your skin.

- Eat a healthy diet - foods rich in vitamins and minerals will greatly help your skin, in addition to helping you feel better. A lot of things in the food we eat can contribute to skin problems. Eating raw fruits and vegetables can make dramatic difference.

- Get checked for allergies. Some people can become allergic to certain foods such as dairy - even if they were not allergic to it as a kid. For some people, dairy products are the main culprit in their breakouts. It has been hypothesized that this can be attributed to the hormones in milk, while others state that it is a form of allergy and nothing more.

- See your doctor to find out if there are any hormone related issues. Hormones can wreak havoc on your skin. Unbalanced hormones are a staple in skin problems for a lot of people.

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