Why Face Oils? Are They for Everyone?

Oil on your face!? Oh absolutely. No matter your skincare goal — silky smooth moisture, keeping pores and skin clear, slowing the signs of aging — face oils belong in your skincare routine. Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of different face oils. Their unique vitamin and mineral contents, scents, and textures in addition to the varying fatty acid compositions…

A Holistic Esthetician’s Guide to the Ultimate At-Home Facial

How to do a facial at home? A holistic esthetician shares her simple formula and best tips for the ultimate spa-worthy, at-home facial! There’s nothing quite like that post-facial glow. But fitting a regular visit to the spa into your schedule or budget can be tough. Luckily, you can give yourself a spa-worthy facial at home following a simple formula…

How to Make A Custom Face Oil Blend (Perfect for YOUR Skin)

Looking to make your own face oil blend or face serum? It’s really so easy! Let’s take a look at the difference between essential oils and carrier oils, which of each are best for your unique skin needs, how to properly dilute essential oils in carrier oils, and how to use your custom face oil blend. Originally Published on Apr…

10 Science-Backed Supplements for Healthy Skin

These supplements for skin have been well studied and found tried and true when it comes to fighting acne, the signs of aging, sun damage, and more. Let’s take a closer look… Beauty is NOT only skin deep. (You’ve probably heard me say this before, right? It’s basically my unofficial motto!) Because the skin is the body’s largest organ, and…

My Super-Simple All-Natural Skincare And Beauty Routine

Looking to make the switch to an all-natural skincare and beauty routine? Wondering where to start and which products actually perform!? Take a peek inside my super simple routine, targeted to prevent blemishes and fight the signs of aging… naturally of course! UPDATED ON JANUARY 5, 2020 A lot of readers ask me for all the details on all the…

Spiced Superfood Confetti Chocolate Bark

This Spiced Superfood Confetti Chocolate Bark is delicious enough to bring to a party but healthy enough to enjoy regularly at home! It’s also incredibly quick and easy to make. Can you satisfy your sweet tooth and get your antioxidants too? Oh absolutely. First of all: dark chocolate absolutely IS an antioxidant-packed superfood! Then add some spices, nuts, seeds, and…

Gua Sha Tools vs. Jade Rollers: What’s The Difference?

Gua sha and face rollers have become incredibly trendy recently, though they have a long history that’s rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. But what do these skincare tools do exactly, and is there a difference between the two? Let’s take a closer look at gua sha, face rollers, the benefits of each, the differences between the two, and whether they’re…

The Best Face Oils By Skin Type

Face oils are a wonderful addition to your natural skincare routine, but they’re not one-size-fits all! Let’s take a look at the best face oils for each different skin type: blemish-prone, oily, dry, aging or mature, and sensitive or irritated skin. So maybe you’ve heard about how amazing face oils are for your skin… How face oils are naturally rich in…

Kale & Delicata Squash Breakfast Egg Bake

An incredibly simple and delicious healthy breakfast recipe, this Kale and Delicata Squash Egg Bake has quickly become one of my favorite ways to enjoy this flower-shaped autumn favorite! You know what’s a truly beautiful thing? A healthy, incredibly delicious recipe that’s also whip-it-up-in-no-time easy to make. … that and delicata squash. That bright yellow skin! Those green and orange…

3-Ingredient Salted Pecan Pie Truffles

These Salted Pecan Pie Truffles have all the taste of your favorite holiday dessert in one tiny little bite! Plus, they’re made with just 3 wholesome, real food ingredients. OK so which team are you: team pumpkin pie or team pecan pie? Want to know something crazy? My family holidays growing up didn’t include either of these holiday classics. (I’m…

All About the Skin Microbiome: Expert Skinterview with Jasmina Aganovic

What is your skin microbiome and how can we keep it healthy and balanced for healthy, clear skin? In this interview, I sit down with Mother Dirt founder and CEO Jasmina Aganovic to talk all about the skin’s microbiome. Welcome to the Expert Skinterviews Series, where I sit down with experts in the holistic health and wellness fields to discuss…

The Connection Between PCOS and Acne + How to Start Restoring Balance

Acne is a common symtom of PCOS, but why? What’s happening within the body that’s resulting in acne, and what can be done to set things right? In this interview, I sit down with PCOS expert Vivien Allred of Viva Natural Health to discuss the connection between PCOS and acne, and her best tips for restoring balance to your hormones…

7 Key Steps to Healing Your Acne From Within

How to heal your acne for a clear complexion… that lasts? The key to clear skin lies in balancing the root causes of acne — focusing on hormonal balance, boosting digestion and gut health, supporting your liver, and calming inflammation. Here are 7 key steps to start your journey to clear skin from within! Confession: I used to cry when getting…

5 Ways Your Anti-Acne Skincare Routine May Be Making Your Acne Worse

As with diet, topical skincare and beauty products can either help to heal and balance the skin to prevent breakouts… or make acne way worse. Even your anti-acne skincare routine may be contributing to your breakouts. Here’s how. I see it time and again with new clients: with the best of intentions, they’re accidentally making their acne worse. They’re using…

According to NASA, These 7 Houseplants Improve Indoor Air Quality (Big Time!)

Indoor air pollution is considered one of the top 5 environmental health risks by the US EPA. Fortunately, a few particular houseplants have been found to help greatly improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants. Not so fun fact: indoor air quality can be up to seven times more polluted than outdoor air. And in recent years, studies performed by…

Why You Should Swap Your Morning OJ For One of these Superfood Teas

Upgrade your morning routine by dropping the sugar-loaded OJ, stepping off the blood sugar rollercoaster, and opting for one of these superfood-packed teas instead. NOTE: This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings, a company I’ve long admired since touring their factory in Colorado (so cool!) and am excited to partner with in celebration of their new Celestial Seasonings TeaWell Organic…

This 3-Ingredient Exfoliating Matcha Face Mask Gives Skin an Instant Glow

This simple 3-ingredient DIY face mask gives skin an instant glow thanks to exfoliating yogurt, hydrating honey, and high-antioxidant matcha green tea. It’s great for all skin types — even (especially!) acne-prone skin. One of my absolute favorite homemade face mask recipes is also one of the easiest to make… And made with ingredients many of us already have waiting…

6 Foods to Kick off Your Dinner Plate for Clearer, Healthier Skin

There’s no doubt about the fact that our diet impacts our skin. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ, and the body is one complex, interconnected system. How could it not!? The foods we eat can impact the skin in a number of ways: Calm inflammation OR inflame the skin, accelerating aging and instigating acne and other inflammatory…

Your Hormones Impact Your Skin. But Can Your Skincare Impact Your Hormones?

There’s no doubt about the fact that your hormones impact your skin — just ask any teenager, pregnant woman, woman in the midst of IVF or who just stopped hormones birth control, or menopausal woman experiencing breakouts! And as we age and estrogen decreases, our skin loses elasticity and moisture. Elevated cortisol slows wound healing, thins the skin, and can…

Oil Cleansing Method 101: How to Wash Your Face with Oil

Have you heard about the oil cleansing method or washing your face with oil? Wondering if or how it works!? Let’s take a look at: How the right face oils keep skin clean and clear Which carrier oils and essential oils are best for the oil cleansing method The exact steps to follow to wash your face with oil I…