Gua Sha Facial Massage: Tutorial, Benefits, and Tools

Gua Sha Facial Massage: Tutorial, Benefits, and Tools

While Gua Sha facial massage is totally having a moment right now, it’s actually nothing new. Gua Sha is an old-school natural beauty treatment that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s been around for thousands of years, and has gained...
Best Clean Beauty Brands: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Best Clean Beauty Brands: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Since making the switch to clean beauty products years ago, I have done a lot of research about clean beauty brands and tested hundreds of different clean beauty products. Some of them have been incredible, while others have been the actual worst. Back when I started...
Does Your Makeup Contain Heavy Metals? Here’s How to Know.

Does Your Makeup Contain Heavy Metals? Here’s How to Know.

Where do you think you’re most likely to be exposed to heavy metals? Old paint in your basement? Your latest sushi obsession?  Or maybe it’s an issue that’s not even on your radar, like your lipstick. Yes, everything from your deodorant to your blush can be...
Hormonal Acne: The Root Cause and How to Treat It Naturally

Hormonal Acne: The Root Cause and How to Treat It Naturally

The big red bumps start on your jawline. They spread all around your mouth and on the lower half of your face. Then they start appearing on your forehead, cheeks, and back. It’s embarrassing, it’s painful, and long after the bumps are gone, the scars stick around....
10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid When Pregnant

10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid When Pregnant

Pregnancy is a glorious and celebratory time for new parents—that is, until the terrifying realization sets in that there’s a lot to know, especially when it comes to figuring out what to avoid when pregnant. While most people know the importance of eating the...
10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup and Skincare Products

10 Harmful Ingredients to Avoid in Makeup and Skincare Products

Confession time: for years after I switched to a whole foods diet, I was still using all conventional makeup and skincare products that contained known harmful ingredients. I knew that what I was putting in my body had a profound impact on my health, but I wasn’t...