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How Much SPF Your Sunscreen Should Have

How Much SPF Your Sunscreen Should Have

When you’re faced with lots of sunscreen options, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the different types and brands. But the first thing that really matters is the SPF. Let’s talk about what is the minimum SPF you should be reaching for next time […]

Skin Care Routine for Australians

Skin Care Routine for Australians

We have it easy here in the great down under in many ways; great public healthcare, high standards of living, and a wonderful (albeit skin cancer inducing) climate. But what we do lack is an affordable, wide range of skincare like the US and Europe […]

Don’t Do it Yourself – Why Homemade Sunscreen Doesn’t Work

Don’t Do it Yourself – Why Homemade Sunscreen Doesn’t Work

There’s been a disturbing trend in the natural health sphere for a while now and I think it’s time I talk about it. Natural health bloggers (see Wellness Mama and Pronounce Skincare, for example) have been spreading the word about their amazing homemade sunscreens. They […]

The Myths About Mineral Oil in Skin Care

The Myths About Mineral Oil in Skin Care

Mineral oil is the ingredient that gives us baby oil, Vaseline and more. It’s a highly occlusive ingredient that’s chemically inert, making it amazing as a final routine step. It’s derived from the refinement process of crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products. […]

This is How Much Sunscreen to Put on Your Face

This is How Much Sunscreen to Put on Your Face

If you haven’t heard yet, SPF is the measurement of how much UV protection sunscreen offers you. An SPF of 30, for example, only lets through to your skin 1 bit of UV for every 30 it blocks. That sounds great, right? This is roughly […]

Skin Care as Self Care: Safe DIY Ways to Pamper Yourself

Skin Care as Self Care: Safe DIY Ways to Pamper Yourself

As I mentioned in my Skin Care + Depression post, I think skin care is a great tool for self care. It’s fun, relaxing, and really offers tangible self improvement.  But unfortunately, a lot of the DIY at-home spa day guides out there on the […]

The Dangers of the Winter Sun

The Dangers of the Winter Sun

It’s a chilly winter morning. You reach over and pull apart the curtains and take a look outside only to see that it’s dark, grey and overcast. The weather report says there’ll be a storm, maybe even snow. “Great!” you think, “I won’t need sunscreen […]

4 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Breaking Out

4 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Breaking Out

Whether you’ve dealt with consistent acne for years or you’ve just woken up one morning to a brand new family of pimples on your chin, it can be frustrating not to know why. A common misconception is that bad hygiene causes acne – this isn’t […]

5 Must-Have Items to Pack for Your Next Camping Trip

5 Must-Have Items to Pack for Your Next Camping Trip

If you were to ask me what my happy place is, I’d describe to you a pristine beach on a clear summer’s day, viewed from the picnic blanket outside my camping tent. I’d be with my boyfriend, eating nibbles and drinking iced tea. The birds […]

When You Can’t Stop Picking At Your Skin

When You Can’t Stop Picking At Your Skin

Trigger warning: mental health, self-harm and blood. When acne or other skin problems get you down, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control. Especially if you don’t know the cause, or if it feels like you’ve tried every last ‘solution’ on the market. One […]