Ayurveda and Your Skin

Over here in the U.S., we typically head to a doctor when we have ailments, right? Feeling sick? Make an appointment with your primary physician. Skin ailments? A dermatologist. Bone ailments? An orthopedic doc. Over in India, Ayurvedic medicine is a common practice. In fact, about 90% of the healthcare in India is Ayurvedic. It is a much, much older healthcare system than we have over here in our Western civilization. We would consider it a complementary healthcare option, one that would parallel or be paired up with other treatments. Most of America doesn’t completely rely on holistic medicine, and … Continue reading Ayurveda and Your Skin

Why You Need to Add Honey to Your Skincare Routine

Yeah, it’s thick and sticky and, if you are anything like me, and certain textures annoy you, it probably doesn’t feel too good on your face. If you haven’t been using honey in your skincare routine, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to start. Most of us have been through our fair share of DIY beauty disasters, and if you’ve tried honey in any of those DIY recipes, you may have ended up with a glue-like catastrophe. If you are a texture person like me, or you just don’t want to use a sticky honey mess on your … Continue reading Why You Need to Add Honey to Your Skincare Routine

Candles Don’t Hold a Flame to These!

I always loved how the house would smell when I lit an immensely aromatic candle and let it burn. The problem? It’s hard to find candles that actually make your house smell exactly like freshly baked sugar cookies or warm apple pie, just pulled from the oven. Even if the candles smell like it, they rarely put off the strength of fragrance that I expect. My entire house was permeated with the tempting aroma of buttercream cupcakes last night, though! I sure wasn’t baking cupcakes, nor was I burning a candle. The impressing and satisfying scent was courtesy of Pink … Continue reading Candles Don’t Hold a Flame to These!

The Magic of Activated Charcoal

If I told you that there was a magic product with healing powers that would: Detoxify your body & blood Restore energy to your mind & muscles Combat cancerous growth in cells Maintain cognitive function & memory And much much more… would it captivate your attention? Activated charcoal, a.k.a. activated carbon, has been used in thousands of topical and consumable health and beauty products, from masks that clear out your acne-prone pores to soaks that help to detoxify your entire body. You probably own at least one! It only takes a small amount of this medicinal and miraculous substance to … Continue reading The Magic of Activated Charcoal

How to Achieve Flawless Winter Foundation

It wasn’t until I tried oval brushes that I truly achieved that second-skin foundation look I was seeking for…I won’t mention how many years! But, even with that flawless foundation I can create in the summertime, Spring, and even Autumn, I have to put in extra work in the wintertime to get similar results. In the winter, my skin often doesn’t have a clue what it’s doing! The raw winter winds slap my face so hard, my skin is dry, or at least has dry patches, mixed with dullness, blotchiness, and it is often overcompensating with extra oil slicks. Then, … Continue reading How to Achieve Flawless Winter Foundation

Happy New Year 2018!

Right now, as I type this – and as you read this – cities around the world are shooting off spectacular displays of fireworks and gathering for intricately planned celebrations to say Good-bye to 2017, and more importantly, HELLO to 2018! Here’s a beautiful display from Sydney, Australia (mirror.co.uk): In reflecting on the past year, we might not want to admit it, but our world got scarier, far less peaceful in 2017. Conflicts between countries (including ours) escalated. The leader of our country – I won’t even go there! I’ll just say that it feels like our beautiful country – … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!

Ewwwww Eyebrow and Eyelash Mites? Gross!

I was reading some interesting – if somewhat disturbing – stuff, and had to share it with my teens. My 15 year old son and 17 year old daughter got the heebie geebies after I…shall I say – enlightened them. Now, I’m going to share it with you! (Although you might wish that I hadn’t, so I’ll warn you now, you might get the heebie geebies and a desperate feeling to scrub your face after reading this.) This is a Demodex, a.k.a. the eyelash mite: Ewwwwwwwww gross, huh? If you’re thinking there’s no way you have them, think again and … Continue reading Ewwwww Eyebrow and Eyelash Mites? Gross!