Skin Health 101: Prevention & Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

Skin Health 101: Prevention & Treatment for Hyperpigmentation

by Natalie Novak-Bauss September 15, 2020

It’s that time of year again: pumpkin lattes, sweaters, falling leaves, and falling temperatures! With all of that comes another unfortunate reality - our summer tans will be fading and the damage it sometimes brings with it will be all that remains. 

With that in mind, I wanted to talk a little bit about skin discoloration - or hyperpigmentation - and what you can do to prevent it, treat it, and otherwise keep your skin looking as glorious in October as it did in July. 

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5 Ways to Knock Out Psoriasis

5 Ways to Knock Out Psoriasis

by Natalie Novak-Bauss August 24, 2020

As many of you know - some, acutely - August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month. With just a few days remaining until September, I wanted to throw out a quick blog post addressing the realities of psoriasis, for those who don’t know, as well as some practical treatments and recommendations for those who suffer from it.

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7 Reasons You Should Choose Organic Skincare

7 Reasons You Should Choose Organic Skincare

by Natalie Novak-Bauss August 10, 2020

Hello, beauties! If you're on the fence about switching to organic skincare products, I hope this list gives you the push you need to pick the healthier side of the beauty industry! 

1. Synthetic skin care products contain harmful ingredients!

Grab any synthetic skincare product at random from a shelf at your local big-box retailer and read its ingredients label. How many of these ingredients do you actually recognize? Probably not many. More importantly, how many of these ingredients are potentially harmful to your health?

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Maskne 101: Definition, Prevention & Treatment!

by Natalie Novak-Bauss July 22, 2020

Real Talk: who’s putting on a full face of makeup right now? With so many of us working from home, there’s much less need for getting dolled up on the daily BUT that doesn’t mean we are completely free from breakouts. With the rollercoaster that the novel coronavirus has been, it’s no wonder that our emotions have also been very up and down. And with those constantly changing emotions, stress breakouts are a real thing. 

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4 Reasons You Shouldn't Go To Bed With Makeup On!

by Natalie Novak-Bauss July 06, 2020

We’ve all been there - dead tired, it’s midnight, and you just want to go. to. bed. Maybe you’re already under the covers, half-reading a book, or mindlessly scrolling through social media when you realize, “Ugh...I HAVE to go to sleep.” The absolute last thing you want to do at that point is to go to the bathroom, get all of your products off the shelf or out of the vanity, and start your nightly routine. I get it. However, today I’m going to share with you my top 4 reasons for cleansing before bedtime!

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Gua Sha 101

by Natalie Novak-Bauss July 03, 2020

Have you ever searched “gua sha” on Google? You probably saw a TON of products, such as stones and rollers, a host of “how to” videos from dubious sources, and certainly a number of horror stories from improper use. But I would be willing to bet that you didn’t find the RIGHT kind of information on the uses and benefits of facial gua sha, body gua sha, or the rich history of gua sha before it became such a fad here in Western culture...

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Euphoric Work: The Science of Flow

Euphoric Work: The Science of Flow

by Justin Eveland June 26, 2020

Ecstasy, as a concept, is usually tied to experiences with food, sexual activity, and even recreational drug use. So the idea of finding ecstasy in your workplace is probably a foreign concept. But what would it look like to actually work within an ecstatic or euphoric state? It would look like flow...

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Understanding the Power of Healing Crystals

Understanding the Power of Healing Crystals

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 18, 2020

When I walk into a store that sells crystals, I love that I’m energetically drawn to certain stones. For me, the real connection occurs when I’m able to learn the meaning behind a particular stone, and something just clicks. It will immediately resonate with me and I can’t help but keep it close as I meditate, or simply admire its natural beauty. 

Crystals as just so magical. As a person who suffers from migraine headaches, I love that I can grab my moonstone, place it on my neck where the pain is, and meditate that pain away...

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Let's Talk About Limits

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 17, 2020

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet! I wanted to give you a video inspiration for understanding what limits truly are, and how you can continuously push them further and further out. One of the absolute best videos to illustrate what I’m talking about is from Casey Neistat, an accomplished videographer-turned-YouTube-vlogger...

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Are You Feeling Nourished?

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 16, 2020

As a woman who has dedicated her life and lifestyle to organics, I’m always thinking about how I’m nourishing my body. Normally, my mind immediately goes to meals - what I’m physically fueling my body with. But today I want to talk a little bit about we can all better nourish our soul. It may sound trite or obvious, but conscious consumption is an essential part of living a more balanced and inspired life.

But consumption comes in many forms: media, emotional energy, mealtime, the gym, etc. Being aware of how these different areas can affect our lives is essential in creating healthier habits...

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How are you managing your stress?

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 15, 2020

Stress comes in many forms - from work to parenting, to chronic disease, to political and social uncertainty. (Sound familiar?) And while we tend to associate stress with negative situations, some stress is even derived from positive experiences - hello, skydiving! 

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Sun Protection from the Inside Out!

by Natalie Novak-Bauss June 12, 2020

Since we’re heading into the summer months, I wanted to write about something that’s very close to my heart: healthy sun protection! Yes, we do sell a natural sunscreen (which you can buy here!), but there are more ways to help yourself achieve that irresistible sunkissed look without sacrificing your skin’s health...

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