Avocados Make More Than Great Guacamole!

April 07, 2021

Beauty is not skin deep (as we all know). Similarly, true skin health is also not just on the outside. It is just as important to take care of your skin from the inside by making skin-smart food choices. "OMG! Now I have to eat for my skin health?!" In a word - YES. And it's a delicious adventure! Check out today's satisfying (and yummy) idea...

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Get Glowing with Oatmeal & Grapefruit

March 24, 2021

Fourth in a series of Oat-based DIY self-care skin care projects (say that three times fast!). So far we have suggested combining oats with Honey, Salt and Apple Cider Vinegar to beautify you from head-to-toe! Now we recommend an Oat, Grapefruit and Milk combo to get your skin glowing along with the spring blooms. Read on for the full how-to:

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Oats and ACV Pack a 1 - 2 Punch!

March 17, 2021

Sometimes it is the simplest things that pack the biggest punch - and in this week's DIY Wednesday, we have two simple items, when combined, pack a huge ONE TWO punch. Read on to learn how to gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin - wherever it needs a little TLC.

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It's Almost Time to Bare Your Toes!

March 10, 2021

Today is March 10th - and it's a gorgeous 63 degrees - and for early March in PA, it's a downright heat wave! Which, makes me look at my feet (and sadly chipped toenail polish) in horror! I can't wear flip-flops with these feet! Time to whip them into shape before the real warm weather gets here! Read on for a deeply hydrating (and super exfoliating) foot and leg mask and scrub. Viva warm weather!

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Gentle Oat and Honey Body Scrub

March 10, 2021

There's a good reason (actual many good reasons) why honey is my favorite skin care ingredient (healing, cleansing, soothing, moisturizing, promotes new tissue growth - shall I continue?) - and here's an effective DIY way to use it to smooth and pamper your skin just in time for soon-to-be skin-baring weather.

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Which Essential Oils are Right for My Skin?

February 25, 2021

It can be overwhelming to walk down the skin care aisle in your local drug store - not to mention the aisles of the beauty behemoths Sephora and Ulta. There are so many potential fixes to what ails your skin! What to choose, what not to choose? In this week's DIY Wednesday post, I take one little slice out of the skin care aisle and hopefully clear-up a few uncertainties - and the bonus - you CAN customize your skin care at home! Read on...

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Your Amazing Skin + A DIY Oil-based Cleanser

February 18, 2021

If you've been reading any of these posts or posts on Just the Essentials, Please (our other blog), you know I am a HUGE FAN of oil-based cleansing. Today's DIY Wednesday post not only reminds you how remarkable your skin is, but also how to cleanse it with an oil-based cleanser you can make right in your own kitchen! It's a win-win all the way around!

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Honey! (Sc)rub My Feet!

February 10, 2021

"Your feet were made for walking" - and designed to be strong, flexible and durable. Unfortunately, all of that walking (running, climbing, sweating) leads to tired, rough, itchy, dry, abused and neglected (and stinky) tootsies! For a treat to get those feet back in fighting form, read on...

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Coffee Yogurt Probiotic Face Mask

February 03, 2021

This may look good enough to eat - but please don't! Feed your skin instead - it needs the benefits of caffeine (from the coffee) and probiotics (from the Greek-style yogurt) with a little boost from coconut oil. Find out how to whip-up this feast for your face below 👇

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Who Wants Beautiful Hands?

January 27, 2021

Show your hands a little love - they need it! The skin on your hands tends to age faster than the skin on your face (trust me, I know) - due to neglect, frequent hand washing, harsh cleaning products, more frequent sun exposure, etc. Our first DIY Wednesday post is dedicated to your hard-working hands and an easy way to make them look as good as your face!

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Frustrated with your skin? Get "clear" on how to manage it.

January 12, 2021

Do you find it difficult to get clear skin? If you are struggling with acne or blemishes, you may have skin that is dry, oily, or a combination of the two! Ugh! Now what? Read on to learn how best to take care of irritated skin - regardless if it's oily, dry or a combination of the two.

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Detox Your Life – It’s Been One Helluva Stressful Year!

December 15, 2020

Detoxifying your life is much more than just about what you put IN YOUR BODY - It's about what your put IN YOUR MIND. Reducing negativity and stress in your life is in your control - and it's not as hard as you think. You got this.

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