Natural Products for Hyperpigmentation

Natural Products for Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of certain patches of skin caused by an increase in melanin deposits. The main cause is UVA/UVB exposure, but a combination of factors including excessive heat exposure, fluctuating hormones (like melasma during pregnancy), acne and...

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Five Commandments for Healthy Curls

Five Commandments for Healthy Curls

I've done my own hair for about 25 of my years on this Earth and I've got epic tales of trauma suffered by my hair: knots, awkward layers, bangs, heat, chemicals, and that one time I thought it would be great to let my friend in beauty school give me peek-a-boo...

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How To Dispose of Toxic Beauty Products

How To Dispose of Toxic Beauty Products

A commonly asked question I receive is how to dispose of old toxic, chemical-filled cosmetics and personal care products in an environmentally responsible manner. Once you've switched over to natural products, the last thing you want to do is create more pollution by...

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Spa Day At Home: Therapeutic Facial Steam

Spa Day At Home: Therapeutic Facial Steam

  I've never had a professional facial; I know, I know. I'm a green beauty blogger - shouldn't that be at the top of my list? I do dream of making an appointment one day but most treatments at organic spas cost about 1/4 of my rent, at least here in L.A. But...

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Homemade Healing Body Butter

Homemade Healing Body Butter

As a kid, summer meant never not being in a pool (AZ life, hollaaa) but at the end of a carefree day, I would come home with patches of itchy, dry skin. This summer has been reminiscent of my childhood; traveling, being outside all day, nothing to worry about except...

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Simple DIY Oil Cleanser and Makeup Remover

Simple DIY Oil Cleanser and Makeup Remover

In the spirit of spring cleaning, I've been purging and simplifying all aspects of my life. Clearing out the unnecessary really does clear the mind (can you tell I've been doing a ton of Yoga? Hehe). While I love luxurious, rich products, lately, my skin has been...

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Acne: Your Skin is Trying to Tell You Something, Pt. I

Acne: Your Skin is Trying to Tell You Something, Pt. I

A few readers have asked about products and D.I.Y.s that will help with acne situations. I struggle to answer these questions simply because acne is a symptom of a larger internal imbalance. Based on my research and reading more holistic approaches to managing acne...

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DIY Deodorant

DIY Deodorant

  It just kills me when I have to spend money on gas, laundry, or deodorant. And while I did find an effective natural deodorant, Soapwalla, (read about this and the danger of most deos here) it's $14 bucks a pop and I've been trying to balance my beauty splurges...

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