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 #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 #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 #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