Natural Beauty

4 Non-Stressful Tips to Organize Your Beauty Products – Beauty Article

Sheena Yaitanes, the founder of Kosas, shares her laidback method for controlling the chaos (no prior Kondo experience required). When it comes to organizing, everyone has a system — or lack thereof. Sheena Yaitanes, the founder of the Los Angeles-based clean makeup brand Kosas, is surrounded by palettes and stacks of products all day. Her 1920s-era home doubles as her workspace, testing lab and sometimes warehouse. “It’s filled with beauty products of all kinds that are in various stages of…

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Wildling, I Think I Love You – Beauty Article

Just as a wildling thrives in its natural habitat, this LA-based wellness brand hopes to inspire every human to feel wild and natural, especially in their skin. These days, it seems you can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing a video of someone dragging a piece of stone over their of-course-luminous face. To the uninitiated, the practice is called “gua sha” and chances are pretty high that the person doing the dragging is Britta Plug, esthetician and holistic health practitioner extraordinaire…

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Selfkaire For Your Self Care – Beauty Article

“A foam roller on steroids” is but one description of Kathy Chou’s innovative new facial tool. Read on to learn more about its importance as part of a thorough self care routine. Many founder stories are birthed from a need to source a product that doesn’t yet exist. What were you looking to heal in yourself? Selfkaire was created out of necessity — after working exhausting, sedentary, 80-100+ hour weeks, which resulted in a host of health issues. I suffered…

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The Right Way to Apply Highlighter – Beauty Article

If you’re not interested in learning how to literally make your face seem like it’s glowing from within, that’s fine. But you’ll be missing out on the makeup miracle that is highlighter. Aside from the fact that highlighter is pretty much universally flattering (something no makeup product in the history of makeup products has been able to do since mascara IMHO), its ability to instantly make dull skin light up and accentuate your facial features makes it a must-have. That…

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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 (Use) Blush – Beauty Article

An unfortunate incident as a teenager quickly humbled me in the presence of blush. Today I’m here to impart my learnings onto you… The first time I remember being horribly embarrassed by my mother was when I was 14 years old. I had somehow gotten my hands on a bunch of cheap makeup (thanks, suburban shopping malls!) and decided to experiment with it right before a family dinner. I thought I looked amazing; that I’d really nailed the whole no-makeup-makeup…

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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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What’s the Deal with Gua Sha? – Beauty Article

Gua sha has existed for many years and, because its results are basically magic, it’s not going away anytime soon.  From lasers to needle to lights to scary-looking gadgets you can’t even name, it seems like anything that’s all the rage in skincare these days requires a combination of batteries, plugs or a licensed technician. We’re truly living in the technology age of self-care and while innovations are undoubtedly exciting, sometimes all we really want and need is something simple…

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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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Become a green goddess by making earth-friendly cosmetic choices. – Beauty Article

It is often said that from dust we came, and to dust we shall return. We are all creatures from Mother Nature. It only seems fitting, then, that we work to honour and preserve her the best way we can. As women, we have a more intimate connection to the planet – she boasts the miracle of life, and we have the ability to do similar by giving birth to children. So by celebrating Earth, we celebrate an entity not…

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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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