Activated charcoal acts like a magnet by adhering to gunk in our pores and drawing it out. This allows skin to breathe and function properly. When our pores are congested, nothing we put on our skin can penetrate, and anything that should be expelled can’t get out
Bath & Body
Much like your gut, your skin is also home to a thriving community of bacteria, or microbiome, whose job is to keep life and health in balance. Your skin is an essential protective layer, the first barrier between your inner physiology and the outside world
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.
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.
Deborah Burnes, natural beauty expert, reminds us: our bodies are great communicators, but it’s up to us to listen to the messages. They can be physical or emotional and range from obvious to subtle. Symptoms can come and go, change, or be persistent. However, once we learn what to look for, we have the power to be proactive and lessen the stress on our bodies.
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...
These all natural recipes only take a few minutes and will save you time and money while creating pure and natural thoughtful gifts, without the hassle of hunting through stores. Read on for Debbi's DIY tips and 7 all natural skincare recipes to whip up for all your friends and family this holiday...
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.
September’s bountiful harvest has exactly what our skin needs to recover from the summer sun. Whip up this homemade facial for a warm autumn glow.
How to use the season’s freshest, ripest, and most nutritious fruits to glow from the inside out.
Deborah Burnes teaches about summer skin health protection.
Deborah Burnes uncovers the truth behind cosmeceuticals—cosmetics meets pharmaceuticals.