It happens to all of us. One day you wake up, look in the mirror, and realize that the once youthful skin you had has all but disappeared. Years of emotion – happiness, sadness, pure joy, tragedy, ecstasy – are all laid out on your face. And although those moments in life are reason to celebrate, sometimes you want something to help restore your face to the time when those memories were made. If you’re like most of us younger, middle-aged moms, we have fond memories of watching our mothers apply layers of “wrinkle cream” to their faces before climbing in to bed for the night. But science has evolved, ladies! Read on to learn about some top ingredients (and our favorite products) that will keep your skin looking youthful and refreshed – even though you may not always feel like it.
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We all want the best for our pets, and nutrition is key when it comes to making sure they are healthy. February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day, and what better way to show your pet some Valentine’s Day love than by making them a delicious treat that you know is good for them! Much like our own food, pet food often contains added preservatives, chemicals, and ingredients that can affect the health, energy, and livelihood of your pet. And much like humans, dogs can benefit from a few of the known superfoods – in this case, coconut oil – just like their two-legged owners. Carrington Farms Coconut Oil recognizes this, and they are celebrating National Love Your Pet Day with a special recipe that will be sure to make your dog – and you – very happy.
In fall, most people go crazy for pumpkin flavored everything — pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin bread — and the list goes on. This fall, why not give yourself the ultimate treat and pamper yourself with a pumpkin based hair and face mask? With the added dry air that comes with fall, it can be damaging to skin and hair. With just a few ingredients, a pumpkin mask will nourish your hair and give you glowing skin by restoring its moisture. Read on to see just how to make your own DIY all-natural pumpkin mask in the comfort of your home.
Oils have been used in beauty routines for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient times — Cleopatra being the most well-known to take advantage of their beauty benefits. During the summer, our skin, nails and hair often pay for the frequent exposure to chlorine, salt water and harsh sun, so we’ve put together a list of our top 5 beauty oils to recharge and refresh your body this summer. These all-natural oils are used in their purest form, so you don’t have to worry about the chemicals or toxic ingredients that some skincare products contain. Read on to see which oils made our list and how they can benefit you and your body this summer.
With winter weather settling in, your skin can really take a hit in the moisture department. Between cold air, biting wind, and a drop in humidity, it’s no wonder our skin suffers during these dreary winter months! To ameliorate your troubled skin, give our DIY Lotion Stick a whirl.
Looking for a cure for dull and dry skin in these harsh winter months? Face scrubs will exfoliate and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling fresh, rejuvenated and silky soft.
Since our skin absorbs whatever we apply to it, it’s nice to know we can avoid the long list of ingredients you might find in standard face scrubs by making our own at home. They’re easy to make, they’re safe with no harsh chemicals or side effects, and you can make customizable scrubs using simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Read on to see 4 DIY face scrubs and learn how to make your own customizable scrub recipe — the possibilities are endless!
Before you know it, Superbowl Sunday will soon be behind us and Valentine’s Day will be right around the corner. Men always say that women are so difficult to shop for. Well, we adamantly disagree. There are a plethora of gifts that are almost always a hit with women but for men it seems that they often say they “don’t care” when asked what they might enjoy for this holiday. Peruse our gift guide for some great ideas for what to get the man in your life this year. We have combined an eclectic mix of items so there is surely something that will suit his fancy, no matter how difficult he seems to be to shop for. After all, gift cards just don’t cut it for Valentine’s Day, so it is time to be a bit unique!
Between pregnancy and breastfeeding, the changes in your body, while remarkable, are surely making your skin suffer. Boppy Bloom, the new skincare line from the creators of the beloved Boppy Pillow, will save your skin!
So you’ve heard that soap might be drying out your skin and now you’re wondering – “what now?!”.
Great question AND one that took us years to find the answer. This might not be the answer for you, but here are the gems that we have found. We’re pretty sure you’ll fall in love.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, absorbing up to 5 lbs of makeup each year! Yes, you read that correctly! Everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream directly–bypassing the kidneys, your bodies built in defense system for the harmful chemicals that may enter via our food. This is all the more reason that some skin care experts are recommending that we start paying more attention to our skin care routine. From your soap and exfoliants, to your lipstick and eyeliner, it’s time to lend a more critical eye to what goes on your skin and into your body. This article will focus on your basic skincare products–from soaps and toners to your anti-aging lotions, creams, and serums.
Are you tired of spending way too much on expensive eye creams full of who-knows-what? Good news is you don’t have to forgo your eye cream to save a little. We have discovered an all natural eye cream packed with anti-aging nutrients to help reduce dark circles and puffiness and soothe the delicate skin around the eye. And you can make it with 2 simple ingredients right in your kitchen!
In the fight against fat and in the search for the optimal “diet” there is so much conflicting information. In a world where so many people are looking for a quick fix for everything, it is important to take a step back and understand the facts. The truth is that not all fats are created equal. Having a better understanding of the different types of fats, will likely make the word “fat” seem less scary to you. Fat is actually essential to our health. Though it is essential, it can also be the cause of some diseases depending on the types. Exploring and learning the “skinny” on fat will help you understand and make the right decisions.
Have you ever found yourself browsing through Pinterest to find the perfect, homemade gift for someone special in your life? Or, maybe you are looking to create something for yourself. Either way, look no further. We have come up with the most simple, easy and delightful gift that you can make at home in your very own kitchen. Put on your apron, and scrub up because you are about to make some pretty amazing all natural body scrubs. Read on to find out how.
Winter is here and you know what that means right? Dry, itchy, white, flakey skin. Rough, cracked, chapped, dry skin. Need we go on? Using a simple store bought moisturizer will do, but wouldn’t you rather know exactly what is going on your skin? There are tons of hidden chemicals found in your everyday moisturizer so we have come up with a simple and easy way to make your own body butter right at home in your own kitchen. Read on to find out how.
Fudge. An ultimate chocolate fix. You may love it and hate it at the same time because fudge is usually made with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest. [cue heavy sigh] Well, that is about to change. With this peanut butter chocolate fudge recipe you get multiple sources of raw nutrients from super foods while also getting your chocolate fix. But, we have to warn you: this is a dangerously delicious and shamefully and ridiculously simple recipe. In fact, we dare you to only make it once.