Natural Beauty

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…