Papaya face and body mask for glowing clear skin

Papaya face and body mask for glowing clear skin Like many people eating a standard-issue diet, I struggled with my skin for many years. Blotchy redness, breakouts, patches of uneven texture, strange bumps under the skin's surface - you name it, I've experienced it, covered it up, stressed over it, and tried hundreds of different drugstore products to try and tame the skin beasts. So on my radiance journey, I've been super thrilled to find so many easy, fast, and really-truly-effective natural beauty solutions that actually deliver stunning, glowing and clear skin. I love, love, love this easy mask. It [...]

Seeking safe cosmetics you can actually eat

Seeking safe cosmetics you can actually eat This month has been a lot of fun for me. I set out to test whether you can affect your health and your natural beauty by changing what you put on, and in, yourself. There's been a lot of testing going on in the background over here at the Curious Giraffe! Lots of crazy stuff has been tried - some great, some rash-inducing, and a couple just brilliant finds that I am happy-dancing-amazed by! A great litmus test to use if you're trying to decide whether to buy something that is labelled a [...]

How to feed your skin to combat 8 common problems

How to feed your skin to combat 8 common problems I think it's fascinating to discover how ideas about health and beauty have changed over time. They've flip-flopped back and forth pretty consistently over the last 100 years, and it turns out that even the Romans had some pretty sophisticated beauty products that would compete well against today's concoctions! By the early 20th century, scientists were fully poo-pooing the idea that natural concoctions could do anything more than provide a temporary moisture boost and other superficial benefits.  I have to admit that was one of my first questions when I [...]

Most beauty products are not safe and don’t work

Most beauty products are not safe and don't work Most beauty products are dangerous and beauty sapping. You've got to pick products with ingredients you would feel comfortable eating. This week we've looked at a 4 step routine for amazing skin after finding out that creams don't work as a delivery mechanism for getting active beauty ingredients to do their thing inside your skin. Now that we know the 4 steps we need to take, it's time to choose the right products to use for each of the them. I've always found choosing beauty products very difficult. There's a lot [...]

The amazing 4 step beautiful skin routine

The amazing 4 step beautiful skin routine Yesterday we learned that beauty creams don't work. Turns out that the great sounding jar of cream that says it is packed full of Vitamin C, CoQ10, and other goodies, never had a hope of working in the first place because the moisturiser in the cream creates a roadblock that won't let the active ingredients through to do their jobs. So now what? These 4 steps will give you skin the best chance of getting the nutrients it needs to be beautiful. Four steps for a great skin care routine Besides [...]