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, including Dry Skin, Acne, Dermatitis, Brightening, Hair, Body, and Eye + Lip + Neck my favorite products from 2017…

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Essential oils are tricky. They’re powerful enough to soften wrinkles, lighten pigmentation and heal burns. But if you have reactive skin like I do, they’re also capable of causing irritation, breakouts or sensitization. Doing too much, too fast, too soon will set you up for the aforementioned. Unfortunately, those were my experiences early on dabbling with essential oils, but I’ve realized after the fact that it wasn’t them, it was me, or rather my lack of knowledge about how to use essential oils and more specifically which ones to use. Mine is not an uncommon story. And as more and more women…

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It’s been almost three months since I was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. In that time, as you may have read in, “How I Drastically Cleared Up And Improved My Perioral Dermatitis In Two Weeks.” I did a major overhaul of my skincare routine, diet, and lifestyle. If you haven’t read my first piece on perioral dermatitis, I highly encourage you to go back and read it. The article covers the basics of PD: symptoms, duration, causes, diagnosis and treatment, an in-depth breakdown on why I try to avoid irritating chemicals, essential oils (this I’m becoming slightly more lax on) and fragrances in…

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When I first started exploring green beauty brands back almost a year ago, Maya Chia was one of the first ones I tried and I’ve been in love with the brand ever since. Founded by, Susanne Norwitz, a thoughtful, meticulous, genius formulator, who takes her time with each launch, the brand’s products incorporate the nourishing benefits of chia seed oil extracted with a proprietary “supercritical” method that leaves intact a higher percentage of the oil’s nutrients. You can tell Susanne really thinks about what her audience wants, not just pumping out product after product. Each piece in the line has a purpose,…

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I remember those days fondly when fresh out of the shower my skin was smooth, moist and plump all over. Whether I reached for body lotion or not, it did not matter. Youth was on my side. My, how times have changed so quickly. I moved into my late twenties and the big 3-0 this year with lots of positive strides: a healthier attitude towards my body, a less anxious mind (most of the time), and just all around more balance. But where my mind has advanced, it seems my body is beginning to show signs of wear, particularly, the skin on…

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