Five Great Skin-Friendly Plant-Based Foods for Naturally Healthy Skin (Breakfast Muffin Recipe Included!)

skin healthy foods pomegranataThe sun is out, the beach is calling, and bits of skin that may have been hidden for weeks or even months are suddenly being exposed to the world. With ultraviolet radiation, heat, sand, and surf to contend with, your skin might need a little extra protection so consider stocking up on these five great plant foods for naturally healthy skin. Recipe below!
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Coconut Oil – A Safe, Natural Sunscreen?

coconut oil sunscreenRecent articles have highlighted the horrible irony of chemicals present in sunscreens that cause the skin to become more sensitive to the sun, leading some to wonder if natural sunscreens are, indeed, better for naturally healthy skin.

Take coconut oil, for example. Is it a safe sunscreen? Could you really sidestep all of the problems inherent in choosing a commercially produced sunblock that isn’t full of parabens, phthalates, bisphenol-A, and retinyl palmitate just by greasing yourself up with some basic kitchen staples? Continue reading

Spring-Cleaning Your Skin (part one)

spring cleaning your skin are you ready to emerge from the duvet
Spring cleaning your skin – are you ready to emerge from winter’s duvet?!

“Overnight, very
Whitely, discreetly,
Very quietly

Our toes, our noses
Take hold on the loam,
Acquire the air.”

Mushrooms, Sylvia Plath

A Fresh New Look for Spring Skin

Are you emerging from your winter hibernation and looking at your skin in the cool morning light of spring, only to be faced with a sallow complexion, cracked heels and blotchy red spots that make you want to pull that duvet back up over your head? Don’t worry, follow these top tips and get a head start on spring-cleaning your skin, that way, by the time it’s t-shirt and shorts weather, you’ll be raring to go! Continue reading

Home Remedies for Bags Under the Eyes.

bags under eyes home remediesAccording to a study done by Clinique in 2006, half of all women note dark circles and bags under the eyes as major beauty concerns. These two skin issues may have connected causes or may be due to separate underlying issues but when looking at undereye dark circles and puffiness, men and women, and even children, are all affected.

The causes of bags under the eyes are often different in younger people than in those approaching middle-age or older so knowing the factors underlying that under-eye puffiness and pigmentation is important in order to successfully fix the condition and restore naturally healthy skin. Continue reading

Natural Acne Remedy Using Thyme – Recipe Included!

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Try the thyme tincture recipe below for acne treatment.

Natural acne treatments always promise a lot and yet can leave you with avocado-smeared fingers, a face burning with tea tree oil, or a cupboard full of expensive lotions and potions for those pesky pimples and zealous zits.

As if there weren’t enough acne treatments already vying for your attention, researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK have added thyme to that list. Could an acne remedy recipe including thyme give you naturally healthy skin without the need to resort to expensive chemical treatments? Continue reading