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Tis’ the Season to be Conscious

Jamie Hofmann

Tis’ the Season to be Conscious

    It’s official. As much as we hate to admit it, winter is here. This season can be a disaster for our skin. We’re out in the cold, inside with the heat on, washing our hands more, taking hotter showers, and oftentimes, we’re drinking less water. Our poor skin is left so dehydrated, resulting in cracked hands, all-around dry skin, rough patches, and more. We know the struggle and we want to help so we’ve put together our top 5 tips for keeping your skin happy all winter long.   Drink more water! Because it’s cooler out, many of...


Skincare & Breast Cancer

Jamie Hofmann

Skincare & Breast Cancer

How being mindful of what you put on your skin can protect you from breast cancer.  Today there are 2.8 million women in the United states that have had breast cancer or are currently fighting it. The disease is most commonly found in the upper outer quadrant of the breast, closest to the armpit. Scientists believe that this is may be because of the lymph nodes in this area being exposed to the aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances in antiperspirants. In fact, in one study, 99% of breast cancer tissue contained parabens. These statistics shocked us and led to hours...


Why Oils?

Jamie Hofmann

The reason we at Christine’s Garden of Beauty are so passionate about oil-based skincare. Long ago, before this business was even a thought, we wouldn’t think twice about pumping out a handful of lotion from a drugstore value-sized bottle of lotion and slathering it all over ourselves. The bottles read words like “healing,” “locks in hydration,” and “moisturizes and repairs.” We trusted these words because if this weren’t true, they wouldn’t be able to put these phrases on the bottle, right? NOPE. Most lotions, creams, and facial moisturizers are water-based and contain alcohol and other harmful chemicals that dry out...