Do you get dry, irritated skin in the cold months? I do! The northern Maine winds have a way of slapping my skin into redness and irritation. And I have to say, these masks do not help with skin 'de-congestion & clarity.' My skin is higher maintenance more than ever! I shift into 'extra skincare mode' once I see the tree's leaves twirling to the ground, exiting autumn, and preparing for winter. I have slowly learned over the years that I can no longer neglect my largest o
By now, I am sure you have heard of the importance of probiotics. These living organisms help maintain the bacteria balance in our gut, warding off harmful bacteria, and continuing to preserve the healthy functioning state of our digestive system. If that wasn't reason enough, probiotics can also significantly impact the well-being of our: Skin Health + Appearance Immune System Digestive System + Detoxing Those are enough reasons for me to seek probiotic-power! Below you wi
We've all heard of the significant importance of sunscreen's role in protecting us from too much sun exposure. However, did you know that many commercial sunscreens contain a wide variety of toxic ingredients? Some just may hold the potential to do more harm than good. The ironic thing is the very issue of concern (skin cancer) is what these toxic mass-produced sunscreens could be contributing to. Potentially toxic chemicals that may be lurking in your sunscreen: Para-amino
FOCUS ➡ Dermatitis, Eczema, & Rosacea SYMPTOMS: ➡ Dry, irritation, flaking, inflamed, red, warm, skin sores, itching, scaly, rough, advanced rosacea will cause pimple/blister-like bumps, and painful skin. Dermatitis is a general term for inflammation of the dermal layers (skin). Within that category are the skin conditions of eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. These conditions have many symptoms in common, and often times they can overlap in the methods of helpful treatments/int
Today I am going to share with you the benefits, specifically the anti-aging pros of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. These two mighty factors in nature can assist our bodies in not only the healing and recovery process but gently support us in capturing some of our youthful qualities! Who doesn't want that??? What is Collagen? It is a very large protein. More on how the human body absorbs & utilizes collagen: The human body cannot digest collagen optimally in its whole form.
Hopefully, you read Part 1 of this post, "Sucker for Skin Serums," especially if you are shopping for more affordable serum (less than $20). In this post, of Part 2, I will be sharing higher price tag serums ($20 or more). As I've said before, I am a sucker for botanicals and antioxidant based ingredients that are youth promising, skin radiance promoting serums! I get into a trance over the magnificent ingredients of these concentrated substances that infuse into the skin
Green smoothies. You read about, see them blended up on YouTube, and recipes are in the magazine you pick up and thumb through. Vibrant, leafy veggies, just waiting for you to go to Whole Foods and pulverize them up into bright green super drinks. Do you drink it AND enjoy it? Some do... I get that. I've made some yummy slime colored smoothies before. However, generally speaking, greens grant a bitterness that most people do not indulge in with a milk-like lingering gre
I admit it- I am a sucker for antioxidant, youth promising, skin radiance promoting serums! I get into a trance over the magnificent ingredients of these concentrated substances that infuse into the skin and ta-da- you have a new face! Okay, that's not actually the case, but, some serums certainly can make improvements :-) This industry of skincare is enormous, bringing in more money than you and I can fathom. Stated on their 2018 charts (https://www.statista.com/statistic
It is a glorious autumn day outside, filled with crisp inspiration. I turned 40 years old this month and I feel invigorated for this stretch of my path. Though my Mother has declared me an 'old soul' since my childhood, I am now starting to see hints of that in my physical & spiritual being. I am so grateful for this life... and I want to live it with radiance and wise stewardship (care) of my body, soul & spirit! I plan to share those lovely things with you in this blog!
Do you have skin that gets irritated, red, or hot angry mad at you? I do! Though I have a tan tone to my skin, I also have a fair touch of Irish that lends itself to sensitive skin. My face can experience mild rosacea if I use products that are too harsh, sleep too little, or stress too much! As we come into colder months, here are 4 moisturizers I find sweetly gentle and soothing to my delicate skin: 1. Need cooling? Skin Iceland's Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion - Refresh