Simplify Your Beauty Routine

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My philosophy when it comes to happiness and life in general is to keep things simple — this means clearing out clutter and making room for the things you love and that serve a purpose in your life. Today, I want to bring this idea to your beauty routine. Waking up in the morning and having to dig through bottle after half-empty bottle of lotions and serums and perfumes in order to find the one you’re looking for creates stress and clutters your mind. By simplifying our beauty routine, we can cultivate a pleasant experience when it comes to our … Read More

Should Clean Hair Mean Dirty Ingredients?

 

When it comes to beauty products laden with nasty ingredients, conventional shampoos are pretty high on the list. If you turned over the bottle in your shower and actually looked at the label, you may be surprised that the stuff that is supposed to be filled with healthy ingredients to make your hair shiny, full, and bouncy is actually a bunch of toxic junk.

Most conventional shampoos include sulfates, in the form of sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and/or ammonium lauryl sulfate. These sulfates are the detergents in your shampoo that give it that intense lather … Read More

Skin Cleanse: Review

 

I finished my skin cleanse, and I have to say it went by really fast! Three days is really nothing in the scheme of things. If you missed my last post, go back and read it now so that you know what I am talking about!

Overall, I am glad that I did a skin cleanse because it made me much more aware of what I am doing to my skin every day. It makes you question the necessity of skincare products and the whole “cleanse, tone, moisturize” regimen you’ve been taught your entire life. Is all … Read More

Natural Exfoliants for Glowing Skin

Last week we discussed why you should switch to natural and organic beauty products, and what you should look for when you’re shopping. Today I want to specifically discuss the benefits of natural exfoliants, especially those with natural enzymes, which can yield an instantly brightened and smooth complexion.

Do you know the ingredients in your exfoliant? Not only should you be looking for products that contain certain ingredients like natural exfoliants and enzymes, but there are also things you want to avoid. One of these ingredients to avoid is microbeads. Check your labels for the ingredient “polyethylene,” which is the … Read More