It’s no secret that “masking” is all the rage in the beauty industry. There are a BILLION options out there. While some boast amazing results and show some pretty stunning before and after photos, many of these “super masks” have some pretty questionable ingredients.
As y'all might know, we try VERY hard to only use non-toxic personal care products. For several years, the idea of using non-toxic products was appealing but not a priority financially. However, it became absolutely necessary for me when I started having severe eczema in my mid 20’s. With lots of research and the help of my naturopath doctor, I found that what I was putting ON and IN my body was having a huge impact.
The problem was, most of the natural skincare and makeup options that I found in my budget didn’t work worth a darn. A lot of the products either just made me a greasy mess or were so ineffective that it was a waste of time and money to even use them. Honestly, I’ve tried so many products that didn’t work at all or made my skin worse. When I do write and say I found some that I love, I really mean it.
I recently had the chance to try some Annmarie Skin Care products and I was SO excited. (I keep a running list of brands that I would love to try and they have been at the top for quite some time.)Read More
Just google “natural face wash”, “natural skincare” “Natural____” and the results are overwhelming.
Where do you start? What actually works? What products have legitimately clean ingredients in them?
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Been there. I feel ya.Read More
In our journey to use healthy products in and on our bodies, some things have been easier to swap out than others. One of the hardest things for me to switch over was my deodorant. I have always been really good at sweating. What can I say, it’s a skill.
When I played sports in high school, I distinctly remember buying stronger and stronger deodorant because my old stuff “wasn’t working” to keep me from sweating. Hearing that the aluminum is what helped me not sweat, I started choosing deodorants with higher and higher aluminum content. Dumb move, kid. Dumb move.
Oh how I wish that I had known then what I know now about deodorant. Hindsight is 20/20 though isn’t it?Read More