Ahhhh the holidays….filled with joyous family reunions, gift-giving, delicious feasts oh….and bloating, breakouts and total body meltdowns. Our change in habits during this time of year (more sugar and alcohol consumption, less self-care, etc) can lead to a variety of negative results including bloating, excess water retention, increased pain and swelling in the body, increased arthritis, poor skin tone, blemishes, and full-on breakouts. Here are 7 tips to keep your skin glowing and blemish-free this holiday season!
I've shared holistic products I love in the past and continue to regularly on Instagram, but these are without a doubt on my master list of products I will ALWAYS have. These range from simple to high tech, yet are all within an affordable range! I use most of these daily and am regularly sharing with family and friends. They are all backed by years of science and I link related articles along with where you can buy the products!
The topic of blue light has become increasingly prevalent. Unfortunately, the widespread information on blue light is both misleading and lacking a comprehensive look at the data. Blue light has both positive and negative benefits and is actually a critical component for optimal health. When utilized correctly, blue light can lead to improved alertness, energy, cognition, and mood. Overexposure, however, can lead to eye damage, skin damage poor sleep and a disruption of the circadian rhythm.
Although still commonly recommended by Dermatologists, benzoyl peroxide accelerates the skin aging process by causing dryness, chronic dehydration, increases free radical damage, weakens protective layers of the skin and disrupts skin microbiome. Check out the full article for more in-depth information on each of these and alternative treatments and products!
Saging or smudging has a long history of use both spiritually and medicinally. Native Americans used dried sage to cleanse the air, heal sore throats, coughs, chest colds, upper respiratory infections, and poison oak rashes. Research has also shown beneficial effects on cognition, focus, memory and mood.
Elderberry is an antioxidant rich, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory plant. Discover the powerful benefits including flu prevention, the variety of different ways you can use elderberry as well as where to buy it!
A roundup of some of my holistic product favorites for the month of September. Some of these are new holistic products I am just discovering, but am absolutely in love with and others are products that I have been using for a while and are just a staple in my daily life!
With celiac disease and gluten-intolerance on the rise, gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly prevalent. While many individuals understand the importance of removing foods that contain gluten ingredients or byproducts, few take the additional step of eliminating skincare, makeup and other products that contain gluten. Here are a few reasons why choosing gluten-free skincare is important.
Many may wonder, why is sweating important? Sweating is one of three ways the body naturally detoxes itself from toxins. In today's modern world our bodies are bombarded with harmful chemicals on a daily if not momentary basis. Ensuring our body's natural detoxification is functioning optimally is key to maintaining health.