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Protect yourself from more than the sun: Everything you need to know about sunscreen

Protect yourself from more than just the sun, what to know about sunscreen

I still have my grandmother's words ringing in my ears: "The sun is not your friend." It's true – too much sun certainly is not your friend (but the vitamin D you get from it is). We're used to hearing that too much sun will give us cancer and cause premature aging, and we've been taught to wear sunscreen every day – if not to protect our health, at least for the sake of vanity. 

The Truth about Willow Bark and Pregnancy

The Truth about Willow Bark and Pregnancy

A brief aside before we get started: I'm not here to freak you out. I only want to help others avoid the anguish I went through of assuming something was safe, and finding out later that this assumption was not entirely true. 

 

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

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.

 

How Aloe Exposes Truths of the Beauty Industry

How Aloe Exposes Truths of the Beauty Industry

I was talking to a lady boss friend recently (shout-out to Adrienne Krieger of Everling Jewelry – seriously, go check her out) about the pervasive presence of aloe vera in makeup products.

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.