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 #31: Steam Your Skin with Chamomile

Herbal steaming can turn your everyday skin care routine into something magnificent. Steaming improves circulation, softens rough skin, helps to clear pores, plumps your skin, and gives a wonderful glow. You can follow a simple steaming with a spritz of cool water or toner and be on your way…or you can give yourself a complete facial, following up with a scrub, mask, and toner. Best … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #31: Steam Your Skin with Chamomile

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #22: Homemade Face-Lifting Mask

Egg white and lemon: excellent in a meringue, even better on your face! Eggs and lemons are two of nature’s super foods, loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein (in the egg). But both are also excellent sources for natural skincare. If you’ve been following along so far, you already know that lemon can brighten and lighten your skin, dissolving dark spots and even freckles. But … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #22: Homemade Face-Lifting Mask

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 #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

Springtime is here! Which means summertime is right around the corner…and that means sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet. If your tootsies have been gathering dust ~ and calluses ~ over the winter, you can prepare to bare them easily with a simple vinegar soak. Of course, if you’re a runner or dancer and want to keep your calluses, go ahead and┬áskip this section, or bookmark … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

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