Your habits regarding the care of your skin will have lasting effects. Much like brushing and flossing your teeth, creating a regular, healthy skincare routine will help to keep your body’s largest organ humming along, looking and feeling great for many years to come. Alternatively, skin that isn’t cared for properly can be dull, dry, overly sensitized, broken out and susceptible to long term damage that is virtually impossible to reverse. Not to mention…Read More
If you’re suffering from chapped lips this winter, you’re not alone. This common condition affects everyone at one time or another, particularly in the wintertime.
Our instinct is to lick the lips to add a little moisture, but since our saliva contains enzymes that help us start the digestion process, it only ends up making the problem worse. Using lip balm is one way to get a bit of relief, but…Read More
Autumn has arrived, and while we in the Northwest are welcoming the wettest season of our year, the moisture in our skin is starting to evaporate and will become drier and drier as winter approaches. Due to the increased use of artificial, forced-air heat that we begin to rely on this time of year and the natural inclination to hop into a hot shower to warm up, our skin is set to become as dry and brittle as the leaves crunching underfoot.Read More
Minimalism. Streamlining. Decluttering.
Whatever you want to call it, the fact is that our stuff is stressing us out. With living spaces in urban areas becoming more expensive, people are opting to downsize to stay in the neighborhoods they love. This means all of our stuff has to squeeze into smaller and smaller spacesRead More
There are a million options when looking at sunscreens. Different formulations, tons of brands, and lots of hype. Most people just grab something convenient that seems to resonate with their beliefs, what they've read online or heard from friends, while a lot of people just grab whatever is on sale at the drugstore.
No matter which one of these best describes you, I'm willing to bet you still have questions regarding which SPF will work best for you, what ingredients to look for, and the basic differences between mineral and chemical sunscreen. So let's start there...Read More