Beauty

Clean Beauty Care

Skincare: Cosmetics and Transdermal Absorption

If you wouldn’t eat it, why put it on your skin? It’s widely accepted that ingesting chemicals is bad for our health, but what about transdermal penetration? The fact is, what we put on our skin can also impact our health.

3 Reasons Perfume Stinks for Your Health

Perfume has become a industrial, virtually plant-free affair, far removed from its nature-bound beginnings. Modern day perfumes and fragrances, be they the ones you spray on, shampoo into your skin or moisturize post-shower, have morphed into vehicles that deliver numerous petroleum-based synthetic toxins into our bodies, making most scents little more than ugly subverters of health, wrapped in pretty packaging.

Are "Natural" Deodorants Safe and Nontoxic?

In my private consulting work, I often encounter frustrated clients who are in search of natural deodorant that really works.You probably know that conventional deodorant and antiperspirants contain ingredients that may come with health risks; these include phthalates in the fragrance blend, parabens as preservatives, aluminum chlorohydrate to block your sweat glands, triclosan for antibacterial action, propylene glycol to soften the product, and talc to sop up wetness.

Self Care

Get An All-Over Glow With Dry Brushing

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is often called "the third kidney" because of its importance in the body’s process of detoxification. Daily your body regenerates new skin cells leaving many of the dead ones still on the body. The brushing of the skin helps the skin regenerate more efficiently allowing the load on the kidney and liver to lessen.

8 Ways to Save Your Complexion While Flying

Air time wreaks havoc on your skin. Anyone who’s traveled for any amount of time on an airplane has probably experienced that dry, tight feeling in the face and hands. That comes from the recycled air, which is low in humidity and tends to suck moisture out of the skin, leaving it dry and cracked and dehydrated. Some people experience worse symptoms, including itching, flaking, and redness.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to counteract these effects, so you can arrive at your destination comfortable and looking radiant. Here's how...

Beauty Food

Beyond Collagen: Refresh Your Beauty Benefits With 1 Product, 5 Ways

Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in our bodies, responsible for the elasticity in our skin, hair, and nails, important for its healing gut benefits, and ease of mobility in our joints and muscles. As we age its production slows, making it that much more important (and desirable) to supplement – but we are no longer limited to bone broth.