A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #45: Make Your Own Microdermabrasion Scrub

If you’ve been following along (and participating! ;-)), you already know how easy it is to make your own face and body scrubs just by raiding your kitchen cabinets. You’ve already discovered how cheap it is, too! But what about “fancier” skin treatments, like the ones you get at spas or packaged in lovely glass jars from Sephora? I’m talking about everyone’s favorite youthification (yes, … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #45: Make Your Own Microdermabrasion Scrub

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #43: Soak Nails in Lemon to Remove Surface Stains

It’s no secret that I love to use lemons in my skin care. If you’ve been following along this year, you’ve already learned the benefits of using lemon in face masks and face scrubs, using lemon to help create natural hair highlights, and the amazing benefits of drinking lemon water. Today’s tip is another great example of this humble fruit’s brightening benefits: lemon juice will … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #43: Soak Nails in Lemon to Remove Surface Stains

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #32: Make a Strawberry Face Mask for Oily Skin

Here in North America, we’re nearing the end of summertime and strawberry season. But we’re also in some of the hottest days of the year, which can sometimes cause oily skin and breakouts. Fortunately, it’s easy to take advantage of late-summer strawberry harvests to make a simple face mask that will control oil and clear up blemished skin! These delicious berries contain salicylic acid, a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #32: Make a Strawberry Face Mask for Oily Skin

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #25: Use Apple Cider Vinegar as a Skin Toner

If you find yourself suffering from unbalanced, oily, blemished skin, it can be frustrating to find natural or homemade cures. Tea tree oil is one excellent solution for clearing up pimples. However, another solution that you might already have in your kitchen is apple cider vinegar. As I’ve talked about before, using a toner after cleansing your face can help to control excess oil and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #25: Use Apple Cider Vinegar as a Skin Toner

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #19: Make Your Own Body Scrub

If you’ve been following my tips so far, you’ll know how much I love making my own face scrubs. Sometimes, I’ll use a bit of face scrub on my chest or upper arms, but I prefer to have a separate body scrub that’s a little bit coarser. One of my all-time favorites is ridiculously easy to make, and you probably have all the ingredients already! … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #19: Make Your Own Body Scrub

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #16: Use Green Tea as a Skin Toner

As summertime sneaks around the bend here in the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures rise, you might be stepping up your skin care routine to include toner. Using a toner after cleansing can help to ensure a makeup- and residue-free face, and it can also help to control excess oil brought on by warmer weather. Many store-bought toners contain alcohol, which can over-dry your skin, causing … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #16: Use Green Tea as a Skin Toner

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #10: Yogurt & Honey Mask to Reduce Redness and Irritation

Yogurt and honey make a delicious combo, especially when paired with granola. But they also make a fantastic combination for your face, especially for skin that easily reddens or chaps! When winter’s winds kick in, skin can easily become chapped, red, and irritated. Add temperature-controlled environments to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for upset skin. And depending where you live, summertime temps can … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #10: Yogurt & Honey Mask to Reduce Redness and Irritation