The Ultimate Attack on Wrinkles and Crepey Skin

You look in the mirror and discover wrinkles. In a panic, you scour the web for the perfect anti-wrinkle cream or serum. There are a million companies selling these products. You’re confused. You don’t know which one to buy because not only are many of the products very expensive, you don’t know if they will work. Where do you even start? Read More …

The Magic of Oats

Today we’re still discovering all the magic contained in oats. So this post is for you whether you are using oats in skin and hair formulations or for eating. It’s for you if you want to know whether you should purchase steel cut oats or rolled oats. It’s for you to discover the magic of oats. Read More …

Sun Safety Tips and Me in Hot Water

This post was originally going to rate the best sunscreens for this year. However, after extensive research, I’ve decided to change it to a post I think will be more beneficial. It contains the latest sun safety tips and additional information I think will be useful albeit somewhat controversial. Read More …

Amazing Body Lotion Recipe for Dry Damaged Skin

If your skin is dry and damaged this body lotion recipe is for you. The ingredients are formulated not just to moisturize, but to repair damaged skin as well. The aloe vera gel is wonderful for healing and rejuvenating the skin. Camellia oil is also great for rejuvenating the skin. Coconut oil and cocoa butter are perfect emollients, and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Ylang ylang soothes the skin and serves as a skin conditioner helping to hold moisture in. Read More …

Massage Oil to Heal Your Skin

We already know a massage can totally lift stress right out of your body, but why not make the oil used for your massage do double duty. Why not use the massage oil to heal your skin? If you have acne, eczema, psoriasis, bruising or irritated skin, whip up this easy massage oil and instruct your masseuse to use it. Read More …

Bath Salts for Dry Skin

When your skin feels dry, it’s time to take a soothing bath sooth and improve the condition. Both German chamomile and lavender essential oils are excellent remedies for dry skin and that’s why they’re included in the following awesome bath salts recipe. Read More …

Should You Use Petroleum Jelly on Your Skin?

It’s amazing how much conflicting information you read on the use of various skin care products. Today we’re going to discuss the facts and fiction out there on the use of petroleum jelly in skin care products. Petroleum jelly may be in the commercial bath and beauty products you buy or in homemade creams and salves. The question is should you use it? Read More …

Say No to Razor Bumps

It’s summer and time for shorts and bikinis. It’s time to keep legs shaved all the way up to that delicate area known as the bikini line. Razor bumps from shaving these areas definitely do not produce the desired effect. So, we have to just say no to razor bumps. Read More …

Aloe Vera Works Best for Burns – Thank You Scientists of Iran

It’s summer, at least here in the US, and people are swarming to beaches and parks with bare skin exposed. Some of these folks are going to come home with sunburns. It’s no secret that aloe vera gel has been used for centuries to treat burns, but now, thanks to a group of scientists at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran, there is evidence that it works better than a commonly used burn medication. Read More …

What Causes Stretch Marks?

The short answer to what causes stretch marks is that the skin forms scars due to stretching. These scars your doctor will call striae and everyone else calls them stretch marks. But wait, there’s more. Let’s take a closer look at the underlying causes of stretch marks and just maybe we can prevent or lessen them. Read More …

Treating Sunburn

No matter how much our doctors harp at us about avoiding sunburn, some of us are going to end up with sunburn anyway. It might be because we forgot to apply our lotion. It might be because we stuck our arms out the open window of our car. It might be because we pay no attention to what our doctors tell us. We know people ignore what medicine teaches because there are still adult smokers. Regardless of the reason we get our sunburns, whether accidental or excuseless (like in my case) it’s good to know how to go about treating sunburn. Read More …

Dry Elbows – Causes and Treatments

You’re all dressed up and ready to go. You look in the mirror. Your hair and make up are perfect. Your outfit is perfect. Then to your horror you notice that your elbows are dry, discolored and crusty making them look like they haven’t been washed in years. What you probably have is a simple case of dry elbows, an easily fixable problem that plagues goddesses throughout the world. Read More …

Stretch Mark Therapy Reviews

These stretch mark therapy reviews are based on a rating of “A” or “B” with “A” being the highest rating. I begin with products to prevent stretch marks followed by actual stretch mark therapy reviews. Why did I do this? I did it because it’s much easier to prevent stretch marks than to cure them. Read More …

Have Dry Sensitive Skin? Here’s an Easy Fix.

When winter comes around, so does dry skin. This is particularly hard on those of us who not only have dry skin, but also sensitive skin. We have to be careful what we glop on our faces to keep them moisturized or we may well wish dry skin was our only problem. Fortunately there’s inexpensive and very effective solutions for the dry sensitive skin issue. Read More …

Rooibus (red tea) Body Lotion

Today you get an awesome Rooibus (red tea) body lotion recipe worthy of the goddesses that spend time here. If you haven’t done so, be sure and check Red Tea, White Tea, Green Tea: A Comparison. Once you read that, you’ll understand the why of this recipe. Read More …

The Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin

When you climb out of the tub or shower, your skin feels so supple and fresh. However, if you have dry or mature skin that feeling soon disappears. In its place often comes flaky unhealthy looking skin that no goddess deserves. This recipe produces a luxurious and all natural cream that is the very best moisturizer for dry skin. Read More …

Building Collagen with Silicon

So what’s the big deal about silicon anyway? It’s a very big deal to keeping your skin healthy and young. Let’s take a look at the role silicon plays in building collagen so you can have a better understanding of just how important it is. Read More …

Jojoba Oil – What You Need To Know

Jojoba oil is one of my favorites. Actually, Jojoba “oil” pronounced (Ho-Ho-Ba), isn’t really oil at all, but a wax ester. However, it looks and feels like an oil so I’m going to go right on referring to it as an oil. Anyway, jojoba is more spendy than olive oil (another one of my favorites), but most closely matches the natural oil (sebum) in human skin. That’s one of the reasons you’ll see this oil in a lot of the recipes on this site. But wait!! There’s more, lots more reasons I love this oil. Read More …

Vitiligo Treatment – The Alternative Approach

At present there are only theories as to what causes vitiligo. The good news is that scientists across the globe are scrambling to find the cause in order to enact the best vitiligo treatment. In researching for this article, I found it illuminating that in ancient texts there are points of intersection which may give clues as to the cause of vitiligo. Read More …

Cheap Beauty Products Are the Best

Ever heard of k.i.s.s.? It’s an acronym for ‘keep it simple stupid’. In my humble opinion, that’s the best approach to beauty products. Now, don’t go running off into the sunset screaming obscenities at me until you hear me out. Creating cheap beauty products is not the only reason the k.i.s.s. approach is best. You can have products that are effective, healthy and cheap. It just doesn’t get better than that. Read More …

Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care – Houston We Have a Problem

Did you know you may be slathering cancer causing creams on your body? Did you know that you may be gently rubbing your baby’s skin with products that can create developmental problems? Did you know that many “natural” products contain these toxic ingredients? Did you know that some “organic” products also contain these substances? Read More …

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Hooray! Good science. Not only is sea buckthorn oil wonderful for your body and skin, there’s good science to back up the claims. We sometimes have to really dig to find valid evidence to substantiate claims on the benefits of beauty and health oils, herbs, essences and so on. Let’s face it, there’s no money for research in something that can’t be patented with eyes on future profit. Not so with sea buckthorn oil for reasons you will soon discover. Read More …

Tea Tree Oil for Acne – Easy Gel Recipe

If you’re using benzoyl peroxide to treat acne, you’re not doing your skin any favors. In fact, it dries and damages skin and can actually make acne worse. Why not switch to tea tree oil for acne and get all the benefits with few if any side effects? Read More …

Declare War on Acne and Win

If you have a Mount Etna that’s trying to erupt on your face, you want it gone. You don’t care whether it’s caused by a hormone, a microbe or you’re uncle’s genes. Just make the bad thing go away. Read More …

Dead Sea Salt Benefits

The ancients thought bathing in the Dead Sea was beneficial, but what about science? Well, as it happens, there has been quite a bit of scientific research into Dead Sea salt benefits and the scientists agree that there are definitely Dead Sea salt benefits. Read More …

The 11 Steps to Beautiful Skin – Anti Aging Skin Treatment

There are very few, if any of us that relish the thought of having our skin resemble a prune. Yet, we often do the very things that make that happen. The best anti-aging skin treatment involves a holistic process. Your skin interacts with your whole body; therefore to have beautiful radiant skin a holistic approach must be used. Read More …