We all know how bad tanning is for our skin, but sometimes, there's just nothing better than laying under the beating sun on a seemingly endless summer day. Though the rays temporarily give us that beautiful bronze glow that we all crave, they also leave us with damage in the form of sun spots, freckles, and wrinkles. After years of lifeguarding and sunbathing without adequate protection from the sun, I've learned to adopt a daily regime as an attempt to ward off future damage.Read More
During my travels, I look forward to learning about native botanicals and discovering brands that incorporate these ingredients. I could spend hours browsing lotions and potions at local apothecaries, smelling and testing out their concoctions. I particularly appreciate when they utilize the bounties that their land provides, which in turn creates naturally nourishing products.
While in New Zealand, I witnessed the beauty benefits from kiwifruit, lanolin, kawakawa, and thermal mud, but my favorite find was manuka honey.Read More
Thought coconut oil was only for the kitchen? At first, so did I! About a year ago, my friend introduced me to a cheap and easy hair mask which contained one ingredient - coconut oil. After letting it soak into my locks over night, I woke up with shockingly shiny and soft hair. I was instantly hooked and it has become a staple in my beauty/skincare portfolio. Since then, I've discovered many other uses for this multitasking oil from mother nature:Read More