Month: November 2017

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

Skin care is a great tool to provide structure, routine, calm, confidence and pride in yourself in tumultuous times. Finding products is fun, doing the routine relaxing, and the results really offer tangible self improvement and a confidence boost. But unfortunately, a lot of the […]

The Dangers of the Winter Sun

The Dangers of the Winter Sun

The below is a copy of a guest post I did over on The Navigatio, a fantastic lifestyle blog written by the lovely Nele. She was kind enough to let me inform her readers about UVA rays and the damage they can do, and offer […]

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 […]


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