Natural Beauty

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…

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…

Luxurious Tangerine & Rose DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

A homemade body scrub that’s undeniable 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…

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 in 2019 (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 Best Natural Sunscreens (for you AND the environment!)

Not all natural sunscreens are created equally: some will leave you looking like a ghost while others sink into the skin and provide a mega dose of free-radical fighting antioxidants! After trying oh so many different options over the years, here are the absolute best natural sunscreens I’ve tried… Looking for the safest, best natural sunscreen that won’t leave you…