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​3 Super-Plants to Prevent and Soothe Sunburn

Are you one of those people who—no matter how careful you are—always seems to get a sunburn at the slightest hint of sun? These three super-plants could give your skin the boost it needs to become more sun-hardy. Make sure you keep using a non-toxic sunscreen regularly along with your regular skin care routine for best results! Eat Tomato Paste for Natural Sun Resistance…

Here's How to Add Sunscreen to Your Summer Skin Care Routine

Have you ever wondered how sun protection products fit in with your regular summer skin care product routine? Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your summer skin care regimen for healthy, protected skin. Creating Your Summer Skin Care Product Base Summer is a time when we tend to get out more and be more active, whether going for hikes, swimming at the beac…

​All About Body Butter for Sensitive Skin

“Body butters” are nutrient-rich fats derived from plant-based sources, such as nuts, seeds, and beans. Using natural body butters is one of the best ways to nourish your skin. Deeply moisturizing and soothing, they absorb into the skin quickly to supply hydration and relief. Today we are exploring a few of our favorite plant butters, and what their benefits are in skin care, and the b…

Marula Oil Moisturizer: A Hydrating Skin Superhero

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No…! It’s marula oil, coming to the rescue for dry and damaged skin! Marula oil moisturizer, known as “Africa’s beauty secret,” is a deeply nourishing oil extracted from the seeds and inner shell of the Sclerocarya birrea (marula tree) fruit in South Africa. This rejuvenating oil has so many beneficial properties and uses that it truly is a superhero for skin…

How Does Anti-Aging Cream Work — And Why Should You Bother?

Ahh…the quest for the fountain of youth. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to put youth in a bottle and stay at our peak forever? Wrinkle reducer creams and products for your skin won’t make you live forever, but they can help your skin to stay softer, smoother, and healthier for a very long time. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “How does anti-aging cream work?” then you’re…

Self-Care, Skin Care, and the Simple Art of Taking Time for You

Every now and then on this blog, I like to bring it down to basics, and that includes one concept that is near and dear to my heart: self-care. I try to focus on it for DIY masks or scrubs to make at home, in the hopes that some readers will actually do it. Is it about skin care? Maybe. Is it about self-care? Definitely! Like many of you, I take care of people. I have a loving husband and…