As the year comes to an end, I look back on all I’ve struggled with and overcome: a receding hairline and hair loss; intense perioral dermatitis flare ups; annoying acne; and dry/dehydrated and irritated skin. While there were many lows, there were also a lot of highs. And many of those highs were due to finding efficacious, nontoxic, green products to help ease me back towards healthy skin. Therefore, as we wrap up this year, I decided to outline down below in seven categories – Dry/Dehydrated, Acne/Congested, Brightening, Dermatitis, Eye/Neck/Lip, Body, and Hair – my favorite products from 2017 that helped me get back to glowing skin! For…

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When I flip through my memory’s library pausing at volumes on childhood or first loves, the images are fuzzy. The visual details feel obscured and out of reach, but visceral scents tied to those memories reverberate strongly. Like the time when I was five, my older sister pushed me in our wagon down the hill at the neighborhood block party and I violently tumbled out scraping my knees bloody. I can recall neither the terror I’m sure was on her face, or the pain I felt from my open wounds. What does feel salient is the scent of fresh cut…

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Experiencing adult acne? Ugh, it’s the worst. We feel yah. While alcohol hasn’t been shown to cause acne, we’re here to tell you, drinking alcohol is making your acne worse and getting in the way of your skin clearing up… sorry.

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We all know the effects sugar can have on our waistlines, but how about the detrimental effects to our skin? Your sugary soda with lunch or desert after dinner could be prematurely aging you…

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