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

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #9: Use Lemon to Fade Skin Discolorations

It’s no secret that I love to make my own face scrubs. They’re easy to make! They don’t contain any ingredients you don’t want (chemicals, preservatives). And they can be tossed together with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen ~ but whose skin-beautifying benefits you might not know. Today’s tip is a great example: lemon juice can actually fade skin discolorations! Lemon is a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #9: Use Lemon to Fade Skin Discolorations

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #2: Make Your Own Face Scrub

The thing I like best about making my own face scrubs is… well, everything! For one thing, it’s a lot cheaper than buying one. There is no reason to spend $5 or $35 on a face scrub, when most of what you’re paying for is advertising, packaging, and chemicals. It takes me about three minutes to gather a couple of ingredients and mix up a … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #2: Make Your Own Face Scrub