Faithful to Nature

5 Body Positive South African Instagrammers You Should Follow – Beauty Article

So, you’ve probably seen or heard the phrase “body positivity” floating around a lot lately. But what does it mean, and are you excluded if you aren’t ‘plus-size’?  Body positivity is unlearning the idea that only certain bodies and physical appearances are worth acceptance and praise, and instead recognizing that all bodies are equally valuable. It’s about looking within and deciding what feels good and healthy for yourself. It’s about allowing others to do the same and understand that you…

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How To Boost Your Collagen With Plants – Beauty Article

Hydrolysed collagen peptides are taking the health and beauty world by storm! With the ability to improve the elasticity of the skin, and reduce wrinkles it has been hailed as a miracle supplement. But since it’s made from animals (most often cows, chickens, and some commercially farmed fish types) vegans and vegetarians have been left in the lurch. If you’re looking for a vegan collagen, or bone broth alternative, you’re in luck! We’ll uncover the fundamental nutrition of your natural…

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What’s The Deal With Essential Oils? – Beauty Article

Aromatherapy is a relaxation and restorative technique that uses plant oils to heal the body. Quite literally, as you inhale, the molecules from the essential oils through the ‘aroma’,  begin to work on stress levels, cognitive performance and circulation – among other things. When receiving an aromatherapy massage, the masseuse or aromatherapist might typically light a few scented candles as well as massage you with essential oils. Some psychologists even utilise aromatherapy to create stress-free environments, while others’ intentions are…

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Getting Down To Earth – Faithful to Nature Natural and Organic Blog – Beauty Article

We sat down with Marlize Nel, owner of Down To Earth, to discuss what inspired her to start this all-natural skincare range and what being part of the Faithful To Nature family has meant to her. “For years I have been using the African Potato Cream for my sunburn, never did I dream that I would one day own the brand.” – Marlize Nel Spanning a career of more than 13 years in the financial services sector, I never felt settled…

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Back to our Roots: Herbal Hair Dyes – Beauty Article

Humans have been making use of Mother Nature and all her natural secrets for thousands of years, from the air we breathe to the nutrients we gain from the foods she provides. One such natural gem is different plants and their ability to dye our hair and skin. Two such plant dyes, and the most well-known ones, are indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) and henna (Lawsonia inermis), which are still used today as effective hair dyes and conditioners. And as only Mother Nature can provide, it…

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What the Heck is Face Yoga? And Why You Should Add it to Your Daily Practice – Beauty Article

Most, if not all, of us understand that regular exercise is a great way to maintain health and vitality. An added advantage to weekly spinning or Pilates classes is looking great in your favourite pair of jeans or rocking your swimsuit on the beach. Anyone who says they don’t care about how they look would be lying. So when we read that stimulating massages or facial exercises are as effective for obtaining a youthful looking face as a botox injection,…

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Essentials for Sensational Summer Skin – Beauty Article

Peel off those sweatpants and stow away your UGG boots until next June – it’s summertime! The weather is getting warmer and your skin doesn’t have to suffer the low humidity of winter that causes it to dry out. But this season brings skin irritations of its own; heat rashes, sweat related acne and breakouts, melasma and of course sunburn. To make sure you look as good as you feel this summer, take note of the suggestions we’ve included below:…

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Scent-sational and Simple Body Mist Recipes – Beauty Article

We all love smelling good, but perfume can be pretty expensive luxury. Some beauty brands make alcohol-based eau de toilettes, which can be harmful to your skin, while other cosmetic companies use chemicals that consumers have allergies to. Now that people know the truths behind the scents it has caused many to seek alternatives. If you would like to ensure that your body spray is the perfect scent for your personality and lifestyle, as well as cruelty-free, and eco-friendly, why…

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Dry Brushing: What Is It and How Can It Improve My Health? – Beauty Article

Feeling a bit sluggish lately? Missing your skin’s summer glow? Want to help your body detox more efficiently? There’s a single solution to all these wishes and it’s as simple as brushing your skin for five to ten minutes every morning. Just like your hair and teeth need a bristled clean on a daily basis, so too your skin could benefit from regular brushing. While dry brushing has gained popularity among wellness experts over the past few years, this practice…

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Take The ‘Litter’ Out of Glitter: Biodegradable Glitter at Your Fingertips – Beauty Article

Become a part of the guilt-free glitter revolution! Planning a little ones’ next birthday party? Or perhaps you’re piling tents, camping chairs and fairy lights into your hatchback and heading off to an offbeat music festival? Either way, you can do your bit to take the ‘litter’ out of glitter with the latest innovation in body art and crafts. Now you can shine bright like a diamond while keeping it environmentally conscious with vegan-friendly and cruelty-free biodegradable glitter. Why the…

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