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Beauty and Pink

The Earth & Us

In honor of Earth Day, we present to you: how to care for your environment as if you were caring for yourself.Plastic MicrobeadsMany popular commercial face and body cleansers today contain a plastic substance called polyethylene in the form of small beads. While they do help to exfoliate the skin, they are wildly harmful to the environment, and it is [...]

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First Aid Aromatherapy

Why buy a standard first aid kit when you can make your own with personalized natural remedies? Though we should always include things like Band-Aids and cold compresses, most things found in first aid kits can be replaced with simple essential oils. Aromatherapy has long been used for many different types of healing, so why not use a natural, time-tested [...]

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7 Ways to Destress

Whether it be working toward a deadline, juggling a busy schedule, making time for your family, dealing with a crazy work week, or all of the above, we all encounter stress from time to time. Not to mention with Tax Day quickly approaching, we all have a little (or a lot!) added to our already overflowing plates. For the [...]

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The Mechanics of Cleansing with Oil

Everyone dreams of having perfect skin, and every day we are inundated with ads for the next new magical, anti-aging, miracle skin products. We see cleansers, exfoliators, chemical peels, facial treatments, masks, scrubs, and…you get my point. What they don’t tell us is that the secret to beautiful skin is something totally counterintuitive, and that secret is oil. Yes, oil!!Why [...]

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Broccoli: The Skincare Vegetable

Broccoli: antioxidant, digestive aid, source of vitamins, anti-inflammatory, and…skincare ingredient? Yes, you read that right! Not only is broccoli beneficial for your skin and body when consumed, it can also be used directly on the skin in many different ways.ExfoliationI talk about exfoliation almost every week, but did you know you can exfoliate with one simple vegetable? The rough flowers [...]

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Finding Your Face Shape

There are many things we should know about ourselves – skin type (for choosing skincare products), build & skin/hair color (when deciding what to wear), allergies (to avoid them) – but have you ever thought about your face shape? Knowing the shape of your face can help you decide on the perfect haircut, wear the most flattering makeup, and even [...]

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6 Ways to Combat Acne

Acne can be a terrible pain to deal with, from causing self-consciousness to putting a pretty reasonable dent in wallets trying to find the right products to fight it. But what if we started combating pesky pimples before they even start to form? There are so many easy, cheap, and chemical free ways to keep skin clean and happy, and [...]

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3 Tips for a Maintainable Skin Detox

As we continue to inch toward spring, hopefully you have begun trying some of our tips for how to prepare your skin for the warmer weather. One of those steps, which of course can be done during any time of the year, is detoxing. To us, detoxing does not mean doing a crash diet or temporarily changing your [...]

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5 Ways to Prep Skin for Spring

As February draws to a close, we are quickly approaching spring – whether Punxsutawney Phil likes it or not! With the spring will come warmer weather and more sun exposure, which means we must prepare our skin for the new climate. Believe it or not, it is possible to transition from winter to summer gracefully, all while maintaining your healthy, [...]

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Hyaluronic Acid & Other Moisturizers for All Skin Types

Every day our skin is berated by sun rays, harsh environments, and for some, harmful skincare products. Over the years, these factors take a toll on us, leaving our skin damaged and not looking as youthful as it once was. Moisturizing is critical (for every skin type, every age, every gender) in keeping skin young, healthy, and happy, even if [...]

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