DIY Apple Mask for Smooth, Moist Skin

It’s been awhile since I’ve post­ed a DIY beauty/handsomeness recipe, so I thought it would be nice to post one today. Like most of my skin care recipes, this one is easy — it’s only two ingre­di­ents and will give you a smooth and moist skin with a nice rosy glow. This will be a great mask to use in the upcom­ing fall and win­ter months, when dull, dry skin starts creep­ing back into our lives. 😛 {APPLE MASK INGREDIENTS} 1/2 any kind of organ­ic apple (leave the skin on) 1 Tbsp. raw hon­ey, or raw manuka hon­ey (UMF 16+) Option­al: Try adding 1 egg yolk (from an organ­ic egg, the dark­er orange the yolk, the more rich and healthy that yolk is) for fur­ther mois­tur­iza­tion. It will also help reduce and pre­vent acne break­outs due to the vit­a­m­in A present in the yolk, which helps bal­ance sebum pro­duc­tion for both oily and dry skin. {REASONS & RESULTS} Apples have a very cool­ing, slight­ly exfo­li­at­ing effect on our skin due to the mild acids in the fruit. When applied to the skin, apples bring cir­cu­la­tion and nour­ish­ment to the skin. And hon­ey is a no-brain­er! It is a well-known, ancient nat­u­ral beau­ty pro­duct. It is antibac­te­ri­al, a pow­er­ful humec­tant, and very sooth­ing. If you have very sen­si­tive skin or are sun­burned, try a small amount of this mask on your neck or cheek first. Depend­ing on the vari­ety of apple, you may or may not be sen­si­tive to the mild acids in the fruit. FYI, green apples con­tain less sug­ar and slight­ly more acids than vari­eties like Fuji, Pink Lady, and Brae­burn. I’ve been...

The Book is Available! 2 Day Sale!

{SALE HAS ENDED — Available for Regular Price} Hey every­one! The book is now avail­able! Sor­ry for mak­ing you wait. 😉 {OVERVIEW} The REAL Guide to Flaw­less Skin: Only 4 Weeks to Clear Skin For Life con­tains 7 Chap­ters and a Resource guide jam-packed with infor­ma­tion, all in an easy-to-under­stand for­mat so it’s not over­whelm­ing. Each chap­ter focus­es on a par­tic­u­lar aspect of get­ting rid of acne and achiev­ing flaw­less skin: Diag­nos­ing, Diet, Exer­cise, Skin Care, Mind, Heal­ing Acne Scars, and Trou­bleshoot­ing for Dif­fi­cult Cas­es. I give you a lot of guide­lines, but I also tell you exact­ly what you can do — so you can either pick and choose, or fol­low an exact pro­to­col, depend­ing on your pref­er­ence. I go into major detail on each sub­ject, more than I could ever do in one of my arti­cles, but I will always update the acne book con­tent on this web­site when new research and new prod­ucts come to light. Foods to eat and foods to avoid Sam­ple meal plan to get you start­ed Detailed skin­care and nat­ural make­up rec­om­men­da­tions My indi­vid­ual skin care, diet, and exer­cise rou­tine Foods and sup­ple­ments for glow­ing skin How to get rid of acne scars (and cov­er them up) Answers to fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions Learn to use your mind as a pow­er­ful tool for clear­ing acne Advanced help for dif­fi­cult acne cas­es Super sim­ple, super cheap DIY skin care for those on a tight bud­get Skin care ingre­di­ents to avoid (huge cheat sheet!) Free updates to the book via my blog {2 DAY SALE} After exchang­ing a few emails and mes­sages with some of you guys, I decid­ed to offer the book at $14.95. In order...
My Acne Cure Book is Ready — WIN a Copy! [Closed]

My Acne Cure Book is Ready — WIN a Copy! [Closed]

I final­ly fin­ished the acne cure book that I’ve been work­ing on! My orig­i­nal plan was just to write this blog and include a bunch of info on here, but I was get­ting a lot of requests to write a book, so to all of you who asked, here ya go! Before I make it avail­able, I want­ed to ask for your input to see if there’s any last min­ute top­ics I need to address in the book. At the end of the post, find out how you can win a copy of my new book. 🙂 The REAL Guide to Flaw­less, Acne-Free Skin (Only 4 Weeks to a Clear Com­plex­ion That Stays Clear) con­tains 6 Chap­ters (and a Resource guide) jam-packed with infor­ma­tion, all in an easy-to-under­stand for­mat so it’s not over­whelm­ing. Each chap­ter focus­es on a par­tic­u­lar aspect of get­ting rid of acne and achiev­ing flaw­less skin: Diet, Exer­cise, Skin Care, Mind, Heal­ing Acne Scars, and Trou­bleshoot­ing for Dif­fi­cult Cas­es. I give you a lot of guide­li­nes, but I also tell you exact­ly what you can do — so you can either pick and choose, or fol­low an exact pro­to­col, depend­ing on your pref­er­ence. I go into major detail on each sub­ject, more than I could ever do in one of my arti­cles, but I will always update the acne book con­tent on this web­site when new research and new prod­ucts come to light. Foods to eat and foods to avoid Sam­ple meal plan to get you start­ed Detailed skin­care and nat­u­ral make­up rec­om­men­da­tions My indi­vid­u­al skin care, diet, and exer­cise rou­tine Foods and sup­ple­ments for glow­ing skin How to get rid of...

Review: Vapour Beauty & Japanese Skincare Revolution

Hey­loooo! I just upload­ed a new video review­ing Vapour Organ­ic Beau­ty prod­ucts and Japan­ese Skin­care Rev­o­lu­tion. You can watch it here: Stra­tus  Instant Skin Per­fec­tor, $44. Smells great, feels phe­nom­e­nal, very mois­tur­iz­ing, eras­es imper­fec­tions and gives you a “glow,” and also dou­bles as a foun­da­tion primer. Elixir Lip Gloss in Twin­kle, $20. Smells great, non-sticky, very mois­tur­iz­ing, doesn’t taste bad like most lip gloss­es. The Japan­ese Skin­care Rev­o­lu­tion, $13. One of my favorite books on skin­care. Very sim­ple, holis­tic approach to beau­ty with prac­ti­cal advice. Plus, the author is liv­ing proof that it works. Annnnnd the link to my lat­est arti­cle on get­ting rid of acne: 3 “Secrets” to Clear Skin (No More Acne!) Please Note: Vapour sent me two of their prod­ucts for free to review. I was not paid or in any way com­pen­sat­ed for my review. I pur­chased The Japan­ese Skin­care Rev­o­lu­tion on my own and was not com­pen­sat­ed for my review in any way. I am not affil­i­at­ed with either...

5 Easy Ways to Stay Lean & Stress-Free During the Holidays

Hel­lo! I’m real­ly excit­ed to be launch­ing Epic Beau­ty Guide today, and with that, I’m post­ing my 5 favorite, easy tips on stay­ing lean and stress-free…especially dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. It is a fact that stress and weight gain are close­ly relat­ed, so it is impor­tant to pay atten­tion to your stress lev­els as well as what you put in your stom­ach. So enjoy the list and enjoy the hol­i­days! See you back here soon. 🙂 1. To lower stress and cortisol (the hormone that forces us to gain weight) look to these natural aids: • Shankh­push­pi (pro­nounced shank-a-push-pee). An Ayurvedic herb that comes from a flow­er. It low­ers cor­ti­sol lev­els, improves ener­gy, and improves con­cen­tra­tion. The rec­om­mend­ed dose is 200–275 mg., twice per day. • Turmer­ic. A com­mon yel­low-orange root used often as a pow­dered spice. Best absorbed with black pep­per. Low­ers inflam­ma­tion, pro­motes weight loss. Gaia Herbs makes an excel­lent one, and you can also add a pinch of the pow­dered spice to your meals. • Ash­wa­gand­ha. My favorite herb for all-around stress reduc­tion and brain improve­ment. Rebuilds den­drites in the brain (the con­nec­tions between neu­rons). Cedar Bear Nat­u­rales makes a great glyc­er­in tinc­ture. You can also try an alco­hol-based tinc­ture, as it may work bet­ter than glyc­er­in for some peo­ple. 2. If you want to stay lean, get moving. All it takes is walk­ing 30 min­utes around the neigh­bor­hood. Of course, it’s even bet­ter if you can run for 15 min­utes, go bike rid­ing, do some at-home yoga or pilates, or do 15–20 min­utes of cir­cuit train­ing. The hard­est part of doing this? Get­ting moti­vat­ed. So just remem­ber that you’ll...