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 [...]

The one minute habit for silky skin: dry brushing

The one minute habit for silky skin: dry brushing I had heard about dry brushing for years, but never really committed to a regular habit until about a year ago. Then, I wrote a giddy post (December 2012) about how body brushing makes your skin silky smooth. I added the habit to my daily morning routine and hit it out the park without fail every AM for 6 months. I am not exaggerating when I say my skin felt utterly silky. Beyond super softness, dry brushing loosens dead skins cells, uncovers new radiant skin underneath, increases skin moisture, boosts the immune system, moves lymph, removes [...]

Ravishing red peppers are better than botox!

Ravishing red peppers are better than botox! In our last post we looked at amping up your vitamins A and C intake with a green smoothie designed for gorgeous skin. Another easy thing you can do for your skin is to think about red peppers slightly differently - almost like they are portable fruits. Today's high-tech tip is that you can eat certain kinds of red peppers just like you would an apple! Hear me out on this one if you are a vegetable-phobe. This is a dead easy habit that creates glowing skin and glossy locks. You just need [...]

Get gorgeous skin fast with easy green smoothie

Get gorgeous skin fast with easy green smoothie Let's continue natural beauty month with an easy daily habit that gives quick results. Something that completely surprised me about drinking green smoothies everyday was how quickly my skin responded to the influx of nutrients. Here I was trying to increase my overall heart health and out of the blue people started complimenting me on my skin! Nice! Skin can be dramatically improved by diet and lifestyle and this month I will share with you several green smoothie recipes that are skin boosters extraordinaire. Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne,  rosacea, keratosis [...]

A ridiculously easy snack for firm clear skin

A ridiculously easy snack for firm clear skin Today's natural beauty tip is super quick and easy. It's very likely that you are not getting an optimal amount of selenium in your diet. This 2012 Spanish study showed that 50% of men and 53% of women were selenium deficient. While it varies widely between countries, a good chunk of the western world is either selenium deficient or not selenium optimised. Selenium plays a huge role in helping the matrix of collagen fibres in our skin stay firm as well as helping our thyroid activity (hypothyroidism is linked with selenium deficiency), and boosting our [...]