What beauty products do you currently use? Are you sure they’re good for you? How do you know? Making healthy choices when shopping for beauty products can be as simple as reading the ingredient label. Special thanks to Beauty Academy for the opportunity to share the message of healthy beauty. (more…)
Keep your calm during the holiday frenzy with the simple technique of meditation. I have to admit that meditation has always been an abstract concept to me. However, in my attempts to relieve stress and improve my health and beauty, meditation kept coming up as a beneficial modality.
But to wrap my brain around it, I needed an updated take on meditation – and that’s exactly what I was able to find. For modern-day meditation, forget the image of a flexible yogi sitting on a mountaintop. Instead, think of meditating as taking a moment to completely focus on YOU.
WHICH SHAMPOO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Shampoo A: Made with a blend of naturally-occuring minerals and botanicals to strengthen and fortify hair. Retail price $12.99.
Shampoo B: Made with petrolatum and cetyl alcohol to strengthen and fortify hair. Retail price $5.99.
My guess is that you would probably choose Shampoo A. But the truth is that both shampoos will basically give the same results. (more…)
Great news for tea drinkers! Put a smile on your face and flash those pearly white teeth. A recent study published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene found that adding milk to your tea can actually prevent your teeth from being stained. (more…)
Papaya has long been considered a go-to natural ingredient that will leave you with a radiant, glowing complexion. This is due to the active enzyme in papaya called papain. However, recent evidence has shown that papain can actually leave you with just the opposite of a healthy glow. (more…)
Have you ever been stuck wearing a pair of uncomfortable shoes? The experience is nothing less than foot torture. I recently found myself in this painful predicament which led to my discovery of a very portable quick fix to relieve my tortured feet. (more…)
Nothing can ruin summer fun faster than bugs! As I planned a trip to go hiking, I couldn’t help thinking about the being attacked by hungry insects from every angle. I decided to arm myself with a diy bug repellant recipe that had worked like a charm when I lived in Niger, Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. (more…)
The rule of thumb when trying out a new beauty product is to always start with a patch test. Swatching a product on a small area of skin can make all the difference in having an allergic reaction that could have you sidelined for a period of time. This is especially true when trying natural beauty products that you make yourself. (more…)
Baby, it’s cold outside! A simple winter weather beauty tip to beat the cold is to add cayenne to your beauty routine.
Hawaiian women are known for their beautiful, long hair. It is not unusual for Hawaiian women to grow their hair well past their waists. As a child growing up in Hawai’i, I considered long hair as prosaic. However, having since moved away and living on the mainland for many years, the women from my childhood with flowing tresses down their back is nostalgic. I am frequently asked what is their secret to such beautiful hair. (more…)
Many women of color have not been able to benefit from the growing beauty trend of ‘multi-tasking’ BB creams. BB creams (short for “blemish balm”) which claim to even skin tone, reduce redness, and provide sun protection exploded in the US market in 2012. (more…)
Make the most of your Jack-O-Lantern and use it for a thing of beauty. Dense in nutrients, pumpkins can be used to make excellent healthy beauty treatments and healthy beauty snacks. (more…)
Honey is a staple ingredient that has been used for centuries for its beautifying and healing properties. It is one of the easiest items to incorporate into your skin care routine to prevent dry, chapped skin as we get into the cold weather season. (more…)
The do-it-yourself natural shaving cream recipe I posted is not all you need for a close, comfortable shave. A quality pre-shave oil and aftershave are also essential for a good shaving experience. Use these easy recipes using all-natural ingredients for a pre-shave oil and aftershave that nourish and pamper the skin. (more…)
Keratosis pilaris, commonly called chicken skin, is a hereditary skin condition that affects half of the population. (more…)
There are countless acne treating products on the market and choosing the right one can easily turn into a trial by error situation. Nevertheless, most acne fighting products share a missing link that can be a major setback to a clear, healthy complexion. Luckily, there is a simple way to resolve this missing link with one particular natural item. (more…)
Facial wrinkles tell the story of who you are. What do your wrinkles say about you? Have you been overly stressed or is your life filled with laughter? This guide will show you what is the main cause of your wrinkles. It will also give a few tips and tricks to help prevent their future progression. (more…)
The main purpose of shaving cream is to cushion the skin in order to avoid any irritation, nicks, and cuts. But take a look at what your shaving cream is made of and you will notice that it is loaded with skin-irritating ingredients. (more…)