Natural Skin Care

Acne. There’s certainly no “one size fits all” solution that can indefinitely clear up one of the most frustrating and commonplace skin conditions. There are many factors to take into account when addressing the root cause of your acne and skin congestion including but not limited to diet, hormones, lifestyle behaviors like sleep, stress levels, exercise habits, and finally, topical skincare products. We’re firmly rooted in the belief that optimal health is a delicate balance of a few core tenets including nutrition, physical wellness, and mental well-being. So, it’s important... Read more →

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Sugar. We love it, we crave it & we do our best to avoid it. The human brain can be biologically impaired when it comes to excess sugar intake; our cognitive abilities degrade and our self-control is pushed to the limit. We all know the (many) reasons to avoid over-consuming it - like chronic inflammation, poor dental health, weight gain that can lead to liver or heart disease, & glycation (a natural aging process that’s exacerbated by sugar) - but what if we told you there’s a seriously beneficial way... Read more →

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Winter weather looks and feels quite different across the U.S. For some, winter means below the freezing point with plenty of snow, but for another lucky bunch, sunny skies and warmer temps are the norm. In the same way that switching out your summer wardrobe for fall sweaters is a yearly ritual, your skin can majorly benefit from a similar update when it comes to the skincare products you use each season. Whether you’re in the harsh temps of Minnesota, or basking in the Phoenix sunshine this winter, your unique... Read more →

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We've all been there and dealt with those pesky breakouts or acne, right? Most of us have also heard that oily skin is the most common culprit. This is a shocker but in reality, your natural composition combined with oil-based products can be your skin's best advocate. Stay with me here. You can take charge of your skin’s health and appearance with a few simple tips. What Causes Breakouts? Breakouts are caused by skin congestion, which is the result of excess oil clogging your pores. What you may not have... Read more →

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Did you know that caring for your beauty supplies is an important part of your skincare routine? “In addition to collecting product residue, dirt and oil, makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria," according to the American Academy of Dermatology. "This could compromise your complexion—in the form of acne breakouts and rashes—as well as your health.” If this isn’t compelling enough, proper maintenance of makeup applicators will also help you get the best results and help prolong the life of your favorite brushes. Your mission: Use products and practices... Read more →

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Double cleansing is a new beauty trend that is gaining traction around the country — and many are claiming that it’s one of the best ways to take care of your skin! If you aren’t familiar with double cleansing, let’s look at exactly what this skin care routine involves and how it can benefit your skin: What Exactly is Double Cleansing? Double cleansing is simple — you may have guessed just by the word “double.” It’s the act of cleansing your skin twice in a row at night. The idea... Read more →

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You already know that when you eat well, sleep enough and exercise, you glow. As evidence, look no further than the notoriously disciplined power couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. Okay, okay … genes might have something to do with their eternally spotless complexions. But the inverse can certainly be true ... sometimes, the condition of your skin can point to potential health issues. Here are five telltale symptoms that could signal problems that are more than skin deep, and why. Flakes: Sure, maybe it’s just symptomatic of dry weather.... Read more →

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