The Woman in the Mirror

Self Image

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV) Do you ever stand in front of the mirror and all these negative thoughts start racing through your head? “Look at those wrinkles!”, “I can … [Read more...]

Intro to Clay

Calcium Bentonite Clay Mask

I have recently discovered one of my NEW favorite products:  Calcium Bentonite Clay. This rare desert clay is obtained from a sub-surface mine and used in spas across the world.  Dating back as far as Cleopatra, this beauty secret has so many benefits…and they are MORE than skin deep. It can, for example, be used topically, in a clay bath, a poultice, internally (YES!  You can drink … [Read more...]

Reduce Dark Eye Circles

dark circles

Dark circles under eyes can be unsightly and at times, putting on more concealer just does not cut it. According to Skin Beauty Review black circles can be caused by different reasons; for example, if inflammation is the problem, tea could be your solution. If pigmentation is the problem, prevent dark circles by rubbing raw potatoes on your skin. If hydration is the issue, try leaving a … [Read more...]

Moisturize even if you have oily skin!

skin care beauty

Moisturizer is essential, but if you have oily skin, you may make the mistake of skipping it. Don't think because you have oily skin, your skin is hydrated. It's essential to moisturize. Another great thing you can do for you skin is have a splash of citrus. According to Daily Glow (Rouleau), consuming vitamin- and antioxidant-rich foods that can boost your skin’s health, start the day with a … [Read more...]

Sweet Summer Sweat

sweating is good for you

We may not always think of it as such, but our skin is our largest organ and our first line of defense.  Our skin, however, has many other jobs. With the record setting temperatures across the US over the past few weeks, it makes perfect sense to discuss the temperature-regulating responsibility of our skin. Sweating begins at approximately 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and increases as the skin … [Read more...]

How to Use Essential Oils for Hair Growth

hair growth

Most people know that you can use essential oils to greatly improve the health of your skin and hair. But did you also know that you can use essential oils for hair growth as well? There are number of essential oils that can not only make your hair thicker and stronger, but can also make it grow far faster as well. So, how do you use essential oils for hair growth? Well, the first thing you … [Read more...]

Keep Your Lips Kissable, Even In Winter

kissable lips

Wearing unprotected lip gloss is like lying in the sun slathered in baby oil. Many products designed for lips are made to shine or at most, moisturize. However, to really protect your lips from drying, cracking, peeling, blistering, and hurting, you need something with SPF. Furthermore, a regular old lip gloss will simply not do when you’re faced against the elements of sun, wind, and snow. Lip … [Read more...]

Benefits of MSM

msm skin cream

Methyl Sulfonyl Methane sounds like an intimidating thing, but this naturally occurring nutrient has nothing to do with yellow-tinted irritants sulphur, sulphate or sulphite. It has nothing to do with methane gas that contributes to global warming or explodes when mixed with other compounds. In fact, MSM is a beneficial substance that is found in oceans, rain, and in a living organism’s amino … [Read more...]

Pomegranates – great inside and out!

Pomegranate for skin care

Who doesn’t want to look younger and enjoy smooth beautiful skin? Pomegranates have many health benefits and should be included in our daily diets, but did you know can be applied topically on the skin? Being in the skin care industry, I've noticed pomegranate juice or oil on several cosmetic formulations. You can apply it on the skin either by using the raw fruit or purchase it in a cosmetic … [Read more...]

Why The PH Level Of Our Skin Is Important

skin care ph levels

The acid mantle of the skin is our body’s first line of defense against microorganisms, toxins and wind. Though often overlooked, it’s this fine, slightly acidic pH film on the surface of the skin that is responsible for protecting our body from the external environment. The skin regulates our temperature, prevents harmful bacteria from entering into our body, and takes in oxygen. A normal … [Read more...]