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.
Salt therapy is a general term that encompasses several types of therapeutic uses of salt. It’s natural antihistamine, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties lead to a range of powerful healing.
Color therapy (blue light therapy, red light therapy, etc) dates back to Ancient Egyptians times where light and colors were used in different healing applications. Modern-day medicine still recognizes color therapy as a powerful treatment for many ailments. Learn the science-backed benefits of blue light therapy for the management and even eradication of skin issues like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
An increasing number of research studies are showing that grounding provides a range of tangible benefits: reduced inflammation, reduced cortisol levels, improved sleep, increased energy and more. Learn the definition of grounding, the benefits and how to ground daily in your own backyard!
As an avid reader of health books, I found myself getting overwhelmed with the endless supplement recommendations coming from all angles. In an effort to see through the fog, I created this series of questions to help guide me. This guide on how to choose supplements helps you cut through the chaos, get clear on your health issues, and find the best supplements for you. I hope these help you understand how to choose supplements a little better as well!
We all have heard the word “fiber” thrown around and may know that it is generally good for us, but may not know the specifics of why. Statistics show that 95% of people don’t get enough fiber (men 38g/day, women 25g/day). Not only is it critical for everyday health, fiber and skin health are more closely connected than you would think. Below is a full look at the types of fiber, their benefits, how they play a role in skin health and where to find fiber in foods and/or supplements.
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.