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Hand washing, face masks, and disinfectants: how to remedy COVID-related skin issues

Hand washing, face masks, and disinfectants: how to remedy COVID-related skin issues

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Ever-Changing Epidermis: How Life During a Pandemic Affects Skin

Ever-Changing Epidermis: How Life During a Pandemic Affects Skin

Our lifestyles during the pandemic are creating a host of new skin issues. Many of us are eating differently, under stress, not getting enough fresh air, feeling depressed, exercising less, and lacking intimacy, all of which can be detrimental to skin causing everything from breakouts, excessive oiliness or dryness, signs of aging, redness, or a combination. 

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Self Care for Stressful Times - Taking care of yourself at home

Self Care for Stressful Times - Taking care of yourself at home

While you might not be able to go to the spa to get a relaxing massage, to the gym to sweat out the stress, or other ways you alleviate stress, there are things you can do at home. These simple tips, tricks, DIYs, and techniques will help melt some of the layers away.

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What you need to know to DIY Hand Sanitizer

What you need to know to DIY Hand Sanitizer

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Myths and Tips for Dehydrated Skin 

Myths and Tips for Dehydrated Skin 

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The Nonsense in Scents

The Nonsense in Scents

When I wrote my first book in 2007, the idea that there could be toxic chemicals in personal care products like toothpaste, soap and shampoo was groundbreaking. All these years later while the topic has become the center for the natural cosmetic and personal care revolution, there is still widespread confusion and misunderstanding of what is good or bad for you, and what to avoid.

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85/15% Lifestyle

85/15% Lifestyle

I’m not an extremist who thinks we should all sew our own clothes and eat only what we produce ourselves. I believe in affecting change through moderation. This is where my 85%/15% lifestyle comes into play. I aim to be healthy 85% of the time, reserving 15% for some vitamin J: junk.

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10 Cosmetics and Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

10 Cosmetics and Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned with toxic chemicals in personal care products. We are in need of quality information to help us make informed decisions about our exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in our cosmetics and skincare products. We are entitled to avoid products that may be bad for our health and skin – but the cosmetics companies don’t always agree.

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Great Detox Ingredients and Results

Great Detox Ingredients and Results

In our previous posts about detox, we introduced the concept, shared some sure-fire signs that you need to detox, and offered sum solutions to common skincare and health problems that might require detox. Today, we’re pointing out the ingredients to look for when detoxing skin care: Activated charcoal Obsidian clay Dee

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Time for a Detox

Time for a Detox

There are many signs your body uses to communicate with you. They can be visual, physical, and/or emotional. Symptoms can come and go, change, or be persistent. However, once you learn what to look for, you have the power to be proactive and lessen the stress on your skin and body.

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Do I Need to Detox? Causes and Signs that It’s Time

Do I Need to Detox? Causes and Signs that It’s Time

In a prior post, we introduced the idea of detoxing for better skin health. While most of us already know when we’ve been “overdoing” it in some form, this list can serve as a key to help determine if you need a detox: White or yellow coated tongue and/or bad breath Congested/uneven, enlarged pores, blackheads, or pus.

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Sum Solutions to Complement Detox

Sum Solutions to Complement Detox

Discover some ingredients to look for when detoxing in skin care and the results you might expect if you stay committed and help your body rid itself of harmful toxins and chemicals.

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