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! This post is a collaboration with…

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…

Wake up in Paradise with this Protein-Packed Piña Colada Chia Pudding

Not only is this Piña Colada Chia Pudding recipe jam-packed with tropical flavor, but it’s a healthy, balanced breakfast or snack option that will keep you full all morning or until your next meal thanks to fiber, protein, and healthy fats. How about starting your day with a little taste of paradise for breakfast? Taking your taste buds on a…

Luxurious Tangerine & Rose DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

A homemade body scrub that’s undeniably spa-worthy? This luxurious Tangerine and Rose Sugar Scrub recipe smells amazing, leaves skin silky smooth, and is incredibly easy to make! What if you could have a luxurious spa day EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK? Multiple times a week? Without even having to leave the comforts of your own home!? Well you can easily transform your…

Homemade & Healthy Avocado Fudgsicles

These Healthy Avocado Fudgsicles are loaded with protective antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus unlike sugary treats that will send you off on a blood sugar roller coaster and kick your cravings into high gear, just one of these fudgsicles will fill you up and keep you satiated. Who says decadent treats can’t also be good for you? Certainly not…

Pool Parties and Boozy BBQs? 10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Weddings and graduation parties and BBQs and…? Follow these 10 simple tips to stay healthy while still enjoying the best of the summer! Summertime is filled with fun parties, traveling, time with family and friends, and… lots of sugar and alcohol too! In other words, it’s a wonderful time of the year but can definitely take its toll on our…

8 Skin-Loving Superfoods for a Naturally Glowing Complexion

Can you eat your way to healthy, radiant skin? Oh yes! It may seem too simple — or delicious! — to be true. But the fact is: the skin is a mirror that reflects internal health. We can’t forget that the skin is the body’s largest organ and that everything in the body is SO intimately connected. After years of looking to lotions and…

Moisturizing Mojito DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a DIY sugar scrub that smells amazing, leaves skin silky soft, and is incredibly easy to make? This Mint Mojito Sugar Scrub recipe is it! Skin in need of a little pick-me-up after hibernating all winter long? Nothing a great sugar scrub can’t fix! Not only do sugar scrubs exfoliate the skin and slough away dead skin cells,…

My Hunt for the Best Natural Mascara (Spoiler: Found it!)

Looking for the best natural mascara and daunted by all the different options? Well I’ve done all the footwork for you — I put 8 popular natural mascaras to the test. Which one came out on top? Let’s take a look… I don’t always wear makeup… but when I do, it’s mascara. With one swipe of a little wand, I suddenly…

Gua Sha: The 5-Minute Face Massage that Gives Skin a MAJOR Glow

Gua sha facials and at-home gua sha tools are becoming more and more popular… and for good reason. You’d be surprised at what this simple face massage can do! By stimulating circulation and lymphatic flow, gua sha keeps skin healthy, clear, and youthful. Here’s everything you need to know. “No flow, no glow!” These words forever changed my skincare routine….

The Totally Doable Intermittent Fasting Schedule You Can Stick with Longterm

Want all those intermittent fasting benefits without feeling so restricted? This simple intermittent fasting schedule is totally doable and one you can easily stick with longterm. It can be considered one more piece of your daily health and wellness routine (like your morning smoothie or after-work yoga class), or is a great way to ease into more restrictive intermittent fasting if…

DIY Hot Coconut Oil Hair Treatment with Essential Oils for Thick, Healthy Locks

Are you using coconut oil for hair care yet? This simple at-home hot coconut oil hair treatment moisturizes hair, improves scalp health, and prevents breakage for thicker, healthier hair. *pours coconut oil over entire life* Have you heard this joke before? It makes me giggle every time! Because every naturalista knows coconut oil is Mother Nature’s duct tape! It’s a…

Why Coconut Oil Does NOT Belong On Your Face + Which Oils to Use Instead

Is coconut oil good for your face? Contrary to what you may hear from many (misinformed!) health and beauty bloggers, coconut oil for face skincare isn’t a great idea. In fact, for many people it’s a downright terrible idea! Here’s why. Do the benefits of coconut oil have a place on your face? If we gave out Golden Globe Awards…