Holistic health and healing have long been a passion of mine! I am so excited to have an outlet to share all the information I am continually gathering in regards to natural healing, root cause diagnosis and overall holistic health. *Although I am careful to research each topic I write about as much as possible using only peer-reviewed articles, these posts are in no way meant to substitute the need for professional medical consultation.
The lipid barrier is the skin's first line of defense against allergens, environmental pollutants and chemical irritants. Learn the common ways we are destroying our lipid barrier and how to reverse this damage through changes to lifestyle and personal care products.
Much like with acne, many individuals with dry skin are using products and methods that are actually escalating their skin issues. Here are our top tips for fighting dry skin naturally and effectively.
Find the perfect holistic gift for everyone this holiday season! Maybe you are looking for the perfect holistic gift to give a friend or family member. Maybe you are eager to introduce someone to the world of holistic health and are looking for a great introduction product. Or maybe you just need a few more stocking stuffers. Here is a list of the cleanest and most effective holistic products for everyone on your gift list!
Retinol has long been revered for it's anti-aging and acne-fighting abilities. Learn all about the benefits of retinol, the different types of retinoids, how to use retinoid products along with our own retinol product along with other complementary recommendations. P.S. Read to the end for an exclusive discount code for 25% off Facial Lounge's vegan, organic, gluten-free, non-toxic Retinol Resurfacing Night Treatment.
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!
Beyond the Pill Chapter 2 describes the menstrual cycle in depth, takes a look at some of the major hormones disrupted by the pill as well as the most common hormone imbalances and their symptoms.