- September 1st, 2010Your feet likely took a beating this summer. Now, shape up heel to toe in five easy, natural steps.
- March 1st, 2010
Next time you crave that Calgon effect, skip spendy bath products and raid your pantry and fridge for fresh, nontoxic, tub-ready goods. We consulted Lina Hanson, natural beauty expert and author of Eco-Beautiful (Rodale Books, 2008), to round up some favorite ingredients.
By Elizabeth Marglin
To save a few dollars (and to mix things up), I turn to my kitchen for inspiration for my beauty regimen. Here are some fun, natural, kitchen-based ingredients for beautifying on a budget:
- July 1st, 2009
Your skin’s natural pH level hovers around a slightly acidic 4.7, but most skincare products have a pH of 6 or higher. This means your skin actually has to work harder to bring pH levels back to normal after you cleanse and moisturize, says cosmetic science consultant Johann Wiechers, PhD. The result? Dry, scaly skin.By Rosemarie Colombraro
- June 1st, 2009
Unless you’re the rare man who fancies a full beard, the morning shave is one personal care routine you can’t escape. And whether you see it as a monotonous chore or an onerous task rife with nicks, cuts, and razor burn, you probably don’t think of shaving as a meditative ritual. But maybe it’s high time for an about-face.
Forgo foam and try these safer shaving solutions.By Lindsey Galloway
- February 1st, 2009
Turn up the heat on your beauty routine this winter with the latest trend in skincare: warming products. Because heat increases circulation, a product that warms your body will relax your muscles and help beneficial ingredients penetrate the skin. A few that get us fired up:
By Lindsey Galloway
- November 1st, 2008
Want to give your complexion a quick refresher? Try a homemade herbal facial using steam, says Stephanie Tourles, licensed holistic aesthetician and author of Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey Publishing, 2007). “Exposing your face to steam encourages pores to open, which helps release toxins, minimizes wrinkles, and sends moisture to deep skin layers,” she says.By Elizabeth Gregg
- August 1st, 2008
My face looks a bit like a newspaper that’s been folded too many times—quite different than its unlined appearance of years past. So I decided to try facial acupuncture, a technique that addresses all-over health issues to help counteract fine lines, sagging, and puffiness.
By Barbara Hey