Why Dairy is sabotaging your skin and causing acne

Before you go throwing stones at me for inadvertently shaming your pizza habit, hear me out. I too, love dairy. As a Vermont girl raised on gallons upon gallons of cow's milk, I know it's a dietary habit that's not easy to kick. I have personally gone dairy-free and vegan at certain points of my life and it does tend to sneak it's way back in. I wouldn't say I'm extremely strict about it anymor…

Facial Massage for plump and healthy skin

You drink a ton of water. You use your skin care products day and night but, for some reason you are missing a plump healthy glow to your skin. With so many tools and products to primp your face, the most effective accessary is right in front of you. Your hands! You can tap, glide, and friction your way to bright, glowing, contoured skin. Grab your favorite facial oil, put your palms toget…

How to heal your extremely dry skin

I admit it, I have dry skin. Not just dry... parched. The desert has nothing on me; my legs are like iguana skin, my nails are brittle and flaky, my hands are wrinkled and chalky, and my face quickly flakes if I don't keep an oil slick on it.  I mostly blame New England and our super dry winters, and perhaps the fact that I used to live in the tropics. My skin never re-adjusted so I have t…

The most powerful super foods for beautiful skin

Super foods have the power to heal your skin. As a hardcore health enthusiast, I love finding an excuse to work super foods into my skin care formulations. What's amazing for you inside, must also be amazing for you outside, right? Actually, yes! Super foods are classified as nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Though there are many super foods…

Essential Oil Safety for Pregnant & Nursing Women

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, "can I use your products while pregnant or breastfeeding?" The answer is: "most of them, but with caution, and please consult your doctor first". I really hate giving that answer because its not definitive and I know with so many unknowns in pregnancy, all you want is a clear answer. But in order to maintain transparency and keep my custo…

The Benefits of Oil and Water-Based Serums

When choosing a serum based on your skin’s needs, what do you tend to gravitate toward? Brightening for pigmentation, anti-aging for dry and mature skin, or anti-inflammatory for acne? Finding that Holy Grail product, or even one that lives up to its claims on a shelf of hundreds can be quite intimidating. Do I choose an oil based or water based serum? How long should I wait before seeing…