The holidays are just around the corner and stress levels are at an all-time high! Prepping for the perfect holiday party or finding the right gift for your soon to be mother-in-law; maybe you’re planning a New Year’s Eve party or up to your ears in deadlines… whatever the stresses in your life may be, take some time to pamper yourself with these stress relief recipes.
Many people use oranges for their juice, peel, and aroma. However, not many people think of using the seeds of this citrus fruit. The seeds of oranges can provide many benefits for the human body and its outer protective layer. You’ve probably seen orange seed oil listed as an ingredient in natural products for hair and skin, but perhaps you have wondered what benefit it provides. We’ve decided to share with you some of our favorites.
t’s no secret that sugar isn’t great for our bodies. The average American consumes 20 teaspoons of sugar a day and between 150-170 pounds of sugar every year! Excess sugar consumption is linked to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and is a major factor in heart disease. That’s bad news for those of us with a sweet tooth, but while sugar may not be ideal to put inside your body, it can work wonders for the health of your skin! A simple DIY sugar scrub is a great way to organically beautif...
The winter months are fast approaching. This means changes in the weather, which also means changes to your skin. Winter skin care is different from skin care during the other seasons! When the heater goes on inside, our skin starts to dry on the outside. You may feel a decrease in moisture in the air which can bring discomfort and dryness to our skin. There are different characteristics for dry skin; you may experience a tightness or red irritation, and others may experience more flakines...
Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound found in highest concentrations in the fluids of the joints and eyes. It is a clear, lubricating substance that plays an important role in the health of the skin. Many people have a goal of maintaining their ageless skin and natural beauty. Hyaluronic acid helps keep the skin supple and youthful. However, it isn’t limited to skin care.
This time of the year is the beginning of a season of indulgence. Pie... potatoes... pumpkin... cranberries... You can make smart choices when it comes to eating during the holidays. You can also use these delicious fall ingredients to make some great Thanksgiving recipes for your skin! We are feeling a lot of gratitude for the good things in life right now!
It is amazing what can be discovered when someone pays attention to nature. A German nun named Hildegard of Bingen, or Saint Hildegard, took notes of the healing properties of the Arnica Montana flower back in the 12th century. Arnica Montana has a long history of use, mostly for healing bruises, aches and pains. It is starting to get a lot of interest in the skin care industry and we’ve decided to discover and share what all the talk is about.
There are lots of differing opinions out there about coffee, for both internal and external use. Most of the studies claim that coffee is actually good for you and has been linked to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s, liver disease and type 2 diabetes. Well, that's great news for the 83% of you who drink coffee. So what is it that makes coffee good for you? One thing stands out: There are more antioxidants in coffee than any other food group.
If you’re confused as to why your acne treatments aren’t working, don’t worry, we may have just the explanation for you. Did you know that there are different kinds of acne? You’ve probably noticed blackheads, and then assumed everything else was just a form of a pimple, or whitehead. You get blackhead strips to fight those pesky blackheads, and then you either get an acne cream for the white head, or simply pop them and be done with it, right? Wrong!
Thanks to science and technology, we can delve deeper into the difference between vitamins and see the best vitamins for your skin. For example, because of research and studies we know that vitamin C is one of the safest nutrients. But what does science say about anti-aging vitamin A and vitamin K? You're about to find out!
We all know there are things we can do to prevent the signs of aging – sunscreen, proper skin care, moisturizing, serums, sleep, and more. (Seriously, the list is a long one!) But what kind of treatments are there that give you results quickly? And that not only the wealthy can afford? The answer is LED light therapy!
When you think about charcoal you probably think of a solid, dirty, porous, black substance you cook food over when grilling. But when charcoal is activated, it takes on a whole new set of benefits – even for the skin. Activated charcoal is a form of carbon that is processed to be highly absorbent with millions of small pores which can bind and capture toxins so they can be removed from the body.
Aloe Vera didn’t hit the beauty market just yesterday. It’s one of the most common ingredients found in health and skin care products, and beauty-savvy folks have been using it to better their health and physical appearance for centuries. Even the ancient Egyptians were onto something when they referred to aloe as the “plant of immortality” and used it in their daily beauty routines.
But don’t let the negative effects of the natural oil on your skin fool you into thinking that all oil is created equal! Certain oils can actually be just the treatment you’ve been looking for when trying to treat dry skin, shrink pores, reduce wrinkles, and more. And, if you can believe it, there are even oils that will help your skin combat excessive oil! Oils can be an amazing skin care tool, so let’s dive into the different oil types and what they can do for your skin!
Coconut oil is made from the white meaty part of the coconut, known as the kernel. This is the same part of the coconut that coconut milk is made from. The kernel is pressed in a heated hydraulic press to extract the oil. You can't deny its health benefits. Coconut oil is loaded with vitamins and other healing ingredients. You can use it in your food, on your skin, or even to clean with. But, most of all, it is affordable!
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is both a name of a plant that grows in southern Asia and the fleshy roots of that plant. For 4,000 years, turmeric roots have been dried and ground to be used as a dye, a spice, and for a variety of other purposes. Turmeric is one of the most frequently mentioned herbs used medicinally because it has so many healing properties.
Wedding preparations should extend beyond food and flowers and include a skin care regimen that will prepare your skin to look its best when your wedding day arrives. By following this bridal boot camp for skin care, you can whip your complexion into tip-top shape, and you’ll be able to put your best foot—and skin—forward as you walk down the aisle.
Many healthy breakfast foods, such as oatmeal, fresh fruits, and nuts, help to improve our health and our skin. Yogurt is another breakfast food often used to improve the health of the body and the skin. We love the benefits yogurt provides and want to share some of those benefits with you.
Does your skin look unhealthy? Your body may be too. Learn why you need to eat vegetables for glowing skin, especially for their high nutrient content and..
Rose water is a transparent, colorless solution made from fresh rose flowers. Water is used to distill the fragrant parts of the flowers, the flower petals are placed in water and boiled, and the vapor is captured and then condensed back into a liquid, or rose water. Its natural fragrance makes rose water an excellent substitute for chemical-filled perfumes. Rose water is also used in making certain medicines and skin care products...
So what is this genius item that can do so much as such a low cost? Does such an item really exist? It sure does. That item is Epsom salt. Sure, you’ve heard about how great it is to help relax your muscles when you’re sore after a long workout, or how it can help relieve the aches and pains of a cold. But it can do so much more, especially for your skin.
If you’ve ever wondered how to use makeup in a way that won’t make your breakouts worse, and will effectively cover up any impurities on your skin, so have we! So we looked into it. We'll cover how makeup became so popular, whether or not it is good to use when having a breakout, to how to use and apply to acne prone skin effectively, and more. We’ve done the research and are ready to pass it on!
Face masks are an important step in any skin care routine. Kaolin and bentonite are both natural clays that you can easily make into masks by following..
You’ve probably heard how great vitamin C is for wrinkle repair. Or you’ve heard how vitamin E is fantastic for restoring moisture. But which is better for your skin? You know Vitamin C as the vitamin that everyone swears by when they’re feeling sick! But it plays a powerful role in the skin care world. Studies have found that vitamin C applied as a skin care product can keep skin looking young, vibrant, and supple...
Cranberries are not just a Thanksgiving staple. they are a year-round superfood! Learn how to boost both your inner health and skin health by making..
Dark circles under your eyes can seem like a lost cause to get rid of. But have you tried using natural, potent essential oils? Learn which ingredients will...
The FDA has strict standards for labeling cosmetic and beauty products. However, many are still misleading, so read on to learn the danger of beauty labels..