5 Lifestyle Changes that Healed My Adult Acne

5 Lifestyle Changes that Healed My Adult Acne

It’s been almost 2 years since I posted my original acne article, and I have people asking for an update all the time so here it is! I know how deeply acne can affect your social life, your confidence, and your self-image, and though sharing my before and after pictures in THIS blog post was hard, it struck a chord…

7 Tips to Henna your Hair Without Making a Mess

7 Tips to Henna your Hair Without Making a Mess

I’ve been dying my hair off and on since high school. My natural color is a somewhat mousey brown and never felt vibrant enough for who I am and the me I want to express to the world. When I started my “chemical free” phase and went a little crunchy, I began using henna to…

How to Get Non-Toxic AND Vegan Tattoos

How to Get Non-Toxic AND Vegan Tattoos

Today I’m talking about something you’ve maybe never thought about. In this article, I’ll touch base on why most tattoos aren’t vegan and how to marry your clean, healthful lifestyle with injecting ink under your skin. Beyond making sure they use sterilized equipment, if you work so hard to eat clean and take care of your…

Simple DIY Herbal Shampoo/ Conditioner that Kicks No Poo’s Butt

Simple DIY Herbal Shampoo/ Conditioner that Kicks No Poo’s Butt

I tried no-pooing with baking soda and then Castile soap and wasn’t thrilled with the results (see why here). So I experimented further and created the herbal hair wash I’m going to share with you today. But first find out why you should ditch commercial shampoo here. It started when I read this article on…

Why I Don’t “No-Poo” with Baking Soda or Castile Soap Anymore

Why I Don’t “No-Poo” with Baking Soda or Castile Soap Anymore

Here’s Part 2 in my “No-Poo” series. In Part 1, I told you why it’s worth avoiding commercial shampoos and going the diy route. In this article, find out why I no longer use either baking soda or castile soap to wash my hair. Plus the one reason it may not work for you and…

Why I Stopped Using Shampoo

Why I Stopped Using Shampoo

First of all, I just wanted to announce that this is Post Number 99. Seems like it should be the title of a thriller, eh? My next one will be a celebration of 100 posts and one year of blogging. So stay tuned. Anywho… Let’s get started on Part 1 of a series also one…

The Oil Cleansing Method: Skincare for Acne and Beyond

The Oil Cleansing Method: Skincare for Acne and Beyond

Guess what? I haven’t washed my face in two months! Shocking for someone dealing with acne. But wait a minute… let me tell you what I am doing – the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM). Totally minimized my routine, saved me tons of cash, and now my skin is hydrated without increased breakouts. In this article,…

Moisturize Using Just Olive Oil: the Why and the How

Moisturize Using Just Olive Oil: the Why and the How

Break the dryness cycle by cutting your addiction to chemical moisturizers and using plant-based oils. Yes, I said addiction. Commercial lotions cause a dependency where the more you use the more you need. Basically, the artificial moisture signals the skin that it doesn’t need to produce it’s own oils. If you stop using your chemical…

6 Toiletry Swaps to Save Money, Reduce Toxic Chemicals, and Declutter

6 Toiletry Swaps to Save Money, Reduce Toxic Chemicals, and Declutter

On my journey to minimalism, I’ve been exploring product-dependance and how I can remove certain ones from my life. It was only natural that I would end up taking a hard look at my bathroom counters and all the toiletries stationed there. Especially with my acne issues, for years I was a product addict. Now,…

Acne and Hormones: Getting to the Bottom of It

Acne and Hormones: Getting to the Bottom of It

Got acne? If you are well over the age of 20 and have ruled out diet or lifestyle factors, there is a good chance you have hormonal acne. Acne caused by hormone imbalances is often found on your chin and jawline rather than the typical t-zone that we associate with teenagers. Since I first opened…

Beauty Product Freedom: DIY Dry Shampoo

Beauty Product Freedom: DIY Dry Shampoo

This post is part of a series I’m doing on freedom from beauty products. As a long-standing product-junky, I’m very excited to share with you everyday ways you can save money, get healthier, and green your consumer footprint all at once. Upcoming posts include easy diy shampoo and skincare alternatives. I don’t want to just talk about clean eating…

Acne: When a Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Cure It

Acne: When a Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Cure It

I’ve got an embarrassing secret which if you’ve seen me face-to-face isn’t really much of a secret at all. I have adult acne. I am also a high raw vegan.  I also have the cleanest diet and lifestyle of anyone I know. I do everything right. So what gives? Acne is a psychological issue with…