DIY & How-to

St. Patty's DIY Day with a Guinness Hair Rinse and Face Mask

Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate, grab two bottles of Guinness: One for yourself, and one for your hair and skin. It's St. Patty's DIY Day!

Guinness beer, oat, and honey acne fighting face mask; Guinness beer hair rinse

How to Choose a Good Sunscreen

I wrote previously about most everything you could ever want to know about sunscreen. Check that out here.

Go Bananas for this 3-Ingredient Make-at-Home Hair Mask

It's wintertime, which – in a cruel twist to many – means both lots of precipitation AND harsh, dry winter air.

DIY banana hair mask with honey, egg, and avocado

What is Greenwashing and How to Protect Yourself

Green beauty is very much coming into vogue, which is super exciting for multiple reasons: It's healthier for our bodies, healthier for our children, and healthier for the environment. (If you aren't familiar with the fact that the cosmetics industry is essentially unregulated, read all about that here.)

What is greenwashing? How to spot it and protect yourself.

How to fade acne scars quickly and without toxic ingredients

How to Fade Acne Scars Naturally, Easily, and Gently

Acne. What a sinister word. As if dealing with active breakouts weren't enough, there's the scarring, and the more traumatizing the breakout, the worse the scarring. Sure, that makes sense, but it's still cruel.

The Simple Holiday Wrapping Recycling Guide

The Simple Holiday Wrapping Recycling Guide

One of the greatest joys of giving and receiving gifts is the act of unwrapping. There's something about the beautiful paper, bows, and care (regardless of outcome) the giver took to make that goodie a surprise that is deeply heartwarming.

How to Choose the Best Oil for Your Skin

How to Choose the Best Oil for Your Skin

It's no longer a secret that oil is an excellent moisturizer, but it can be overwhelming to choose the best facial oil for your skin when there are so many options. Let's take a look at components to consider, and explore some favorite oils.