It’s unfortunate, but there’s a continuous surge in the demand of meat and dairy worldwide. Not only are these common staples harmful to your skin but factory farming is the leading cause of climate change. If you want to improve your beauty routine while contributing to a healthier planet, listen up….lessening this dangerous duo in your diet can pave way for so many beauty benefits for your skin and health benefits, not too mention it’s good karma! Why not save…
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Have you ever battled with acne? Perhaps it’s time to consider supplementing with B vitamins. While diet, hygiene and hormones are common contributors to breakouts, other things such as stress, environment, and vitamin imbalance are to blame as well. Furthermore, nutrition deficiency triggers acne! More than providing an acne solution, several B vitamins offer the following:
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – This antioxidant combats free radical damage. It also helps in the body’s overall digestion.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) – Commonly found…
Acne. Often only associated with teenagers, acne can actually be a problem for most of us throughout our lives. Of course we don’t enjoy the way our pores can swell up, get red, and fill with pus during a breakout – so – we “treat” the acne with various remedies and products. Unfortunately though, many “acne treatments” – even the pricey ones – use ingredients that actually end up continuing the cycle of acne instead of clearing it.
Wonderful ‘ol Witch Hazel. Most popularly known as a hemorrhoid treatment (Yikes!), witch hazel has actually been used for many years as a natural skin care remedy; among other things. In fact, many Native American tribes used the plant to cure a variety of ailments that included swelling and inflammation.
Native to North America, the bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant (shown below) can be used to make remedies for a variety of skin issues including….
A lot of people find the idea of lathering oil on their face crass. After all, oil is always synonymous to sebum – yes, the greasy stuff which some “think” is one of the skin’s root problems. Contrary to the famed notion, not all oils must be avoided!
Take the case of jojoba oil, a liquid wax extracted from jojoba seeds. It was in the forties when people started to realize the wonders of jojoba oil. Since its oxidation property…
So you may wonder if salicylic acid skincare products are synthetic. While it is initially a naturally occurring plant derived ingredient, it is commonly (but not always) processed to extract the beneficial constituent then altered into powder form. You may know it as “aspirin” which contains salicylin, or you may have experienced it in beauty products. Does this process make it bad? Many may say “no” if the benefits outweigh the risks. I would imagine if you need relief from…
Why is neroli, otherwise known as “orange blossom” the perfect all-purpose oil?
Neroli oil is a pure plant derived oil that comes from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It has a sweet citrus yet floral aroma, making it a popular essence in many modern fragrances. It also has a rather dramatic history. Neroli oil was first used at the end of the 17th century by Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy to add…
Antioxidants protect and repair tissues in the body which is why they are great for your skin. All natural ingredients such as these are a naturally effective way to fight wrinkling, uneven skin tone, sagging and blemishes. Rose hip seed oil offers so many properties you don’t want to be without this ingredient in at least a few of your products.
Rose hip seed oil contains a range of antioxidants including lycopene and beta-carotene as well as Vitamins A and…
There has been plenty of talk about green tea but what about red tea? Are these teas really a health and beauty aid or a load of crap? Also known as Rooibos tea, both red and green teas have properties to boost your well-being and appearance. It seems green tea and red tea are as good in skin care as they are in a mug.
Red tea leaves are oxidized or fermented to enhance the flavor. Green tea requires a…
Unless you use non-toxic and organic cosmetics, it is likely there are poopy ingredients in your beauty products. Even natural and organic cosmetics “may” contain harmful elements. The harsh reality is The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics revealed cosmetics are one of the least regulated products sold for human use. Reading the ingredients in your cosmetics is essential to keep crap off your skin and out of your system.
Fragrances are confusing crap because they are simple referred to as “fragrance”…
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