Bilberries in a bowl on a white background, which rank high on the ORAC Scale.

Berry Beautiful: The ORAC Scale, Free Radicals, Food and You

by Natalie Novak-Bauss January 13, 2020

When it comes to your diet, choosing foods rich in antioxidants is an essential way to help support the body’s defenses against free radical damage. Berries are one of the most potent (and delicious!) food groups in your antioxidant arsenal to help combat damage and the signs of premature aging to your skin. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries … they’re all excellent additions to your oats, chia pudding, salads or smoothies. But which ones are best? To find out which berries are going to give your diet the optimum beauty boost your skin needs, you’ll want to reference the ORAC scale

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Woman in towel looking down and to the right, standing in front of a mirror with green vines and a geometrically patterned vase.

How to Transition into Clean Skincare

by Natalie Novak-Bauss January 06, 2020

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ, and it only takes 56 seconds for it to absorb product? The choice is up to you whether that product is beneficial or harmful. Many of the ingredients in products that are sitting on your vanity can also be found inside the engine of your car … yuck! 

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White bowl on marble counter, filled with pitaya, banana, mango, flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia.

New Year, New Recipe: Beauty Breakfast Bowl

by Natalie Novak-Bauss January 01, 2020

I get it … there never seems like enough time for self-care. 

We’re stressed, tired, and pulled in so many different directions these days, that taking a few moments to give ourselves some much-needed TLC may seem selfish, or just downright impossible. But I’m here to tell you that you simply MUST make your well being a priority!

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Pollution Problems: How to Protect Your Skin

by Natalie Novak-Bauss December 30, 2019

We all know pollution is bad for the environment, but smoke, chemicals and fumes are just as bad for your cellular environment too. Your system is affected by free-radicals from a number of external and internal sources, but pollution is one of the big, bad culprits. While there are many steps that we can take to ensure our home environment is as pollutant-free as possible, we still are exposed to second-hand smoke, exhaust, dust and dirt simply by living our everyday lives. 

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Dark Spot Dilemmas: How to Naturally Treat Dark Spots on Your Skin

by Natalie Novak-Bauss December 23, 2019

The sun seems like it can be our best friend and our worst enemy all at the same time, right? Sunlight cheers us up when we’re feeling gloomy, and helps our bodies to produce essential Vitamin D, and during the overcast winter months, we all can’t wait for the sun to come out again. But, as we all know, too much time spent in the sun without protection can cause damage to the skin, leading to premature signs of aging as well as skin cancer. 

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Beauty Foods & You!

Beauty Foods & You!

by Natalie Novak-Bauss December 16, 2019

Did you know that some of your favorite fruits, veggies, nuts and beverages are also nutrient-packed skin-loving superfoods? It’s true! If you’re eating a varied diet rich in whole foods including plants, nuts, nutritious oils and fish, then you’re already well on your way to supporting healthy-looking skin...

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