Holistic skincare was an area I rather organically fell into. I was a client of a local day spa, Facial Lounge, who create their own line of organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and non-toxic skincare. Their clean and holistic skincare products and facials completely changed my skin. After about a year of using their products and monthly facials the owner, Amber, asked if I would be interested in writing weekly blog posts for them focusing on holistic skincare. It was a resounding yes!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Shampoo and other hair products commonly contain pore clogging, irritating and even harmful chemicals that can frequently lead to acne breakouts. Find out which ingredients to avoid in your shampoo and hair care products and which products we at Facial Lounge wholeheartedly recommend!
Although many think of cryotherapy as a full body treatment, the term simply refers to any use of extreme cold on the body. Cryotherapy is similar to sauna therapy or even exercise in that it acts as a stressor on the body (although cryo and sauna are much more powerful stressors than standard exercise). Putting the body under a regulated amount of stress produces a cascade of powerful benefits. Here are the top 7 benefits of cryotherapy!
As a writer for Holistic Day Spa, Facial Lounge, I have been like a kid in a candy store learning about all things natural skincare! This is an article I wrote for Facial Lounge several months back and am excited to share with you all. With so many exfoliating products on the market this is a guide to choosing products and creating a routine that will exfoliate the skin without causing irritation, breakouts, dryness, flakiness, micro-tears, etc!