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Natural Deodorant 101: Expert Advice on Detoxing and Other Myths
Mar 11, 2022

Natural Deodorant 101: Expert Advice on Detoxing and Other Myths

You may have decided it's time to make the switch to a natural deodorant after this trend has been sweeping Amazon, online store shelves and armpits now for almost a decade in a big way. And it isn't slowing down anytime soon.

But how on earth do people survive making the switch to natural deodorant?

You've heard the (horror) stories from friends and co-workers about how they tried a natural deodorant and had horrific body odour before noon that day! We all have heard them, maybe even lived them.

Or perhaps you heard about a friend that went through a "detox" process for a month and then they were fine with their switch to natural deodorant. 

Maybe you made the switch already during the global pandemic while working from home or maybe you are just plain resisting it because even at home alone you aren't willing to give up your trusted and true anti-perspirant in lieu of wicked body odour.

I get it. Change is hard. 

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5 Promising Ways to Calm Your Skin Inflammation {Quickly}
Feb 07, 2022

5 Promising Ways to Calm Your Skin Inflammation {Quickly}

Although you may not think of that skin rash or acne breakout as inflammation, there's a good chance it is. In this article I will explain what inflammation is, what causes it, and how to reduce or eliminate it from your body (and thus your skin).

I promised to share with you my 5 Promising Ways to Calm Your Skin Inflammation (Quickly). A word of caution, by quickly I mean 1-3 months not 1 week. It will take that long at a minimum in order to rid your body of the toxins,  to figure what ingredients to avoid, or to make lifestyle changes to impact what is causing the inflammatory flare-ups.

You may start to see improvements right away and so I encourage you to keep diligent until you see your skin calm down and to heal.

Keep reading to get all of my 5 Promising Ways to Calm Your Skin Inflammation through natural methods including swapping out any toxic skincare for clean, toxin-free natural skincare. 

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The Correct Way to Layer Your Skincare for Natural Glowing Skin
Dec 17, 2021

The Correct Way to Layer Your Skincare for Natural Glowing Skin

Layering your skincare in the correct order can seem like a mysterious process for many women. This is a common question I get asked as a skincare formulator and skin health expert which is why I wanted to address it here today to put an end to the big mystery behind the “right” way to layer your natural skincare products.  Skincare should be a fun part of your self-care and should never feel like a stressor to get it perfectly right.

Having said that, the reason skincare layering is so important is because you are spending your hard-earned money on skincare products that you wish to perform in certain ways on your skin. This is true I believe for all women who spend time on their skin, but even moreso for women over the age of forty who have more skin concerns such as premature aging, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, adult hormonal acne, and other skin changes that affect us as we enter peri-menopause or are post-menopausal.

If you are investing your time and money in products and a skincare ritual, you do have a certain degree of interest in making it count, right?! Before I get into the science behind layering just know that it is your body and your skin. If you feel good and are getting results using your products in a different layering order than suggested here, keep doing what feels right to you, or play around with both ways to compare how your skin feels.

Remember too, skin cells renew every thirty days or so, and sometimes it may take that long to see results from your skincare ritual. The key is to be consistent with a daily ritual which includes your natural skincare products but also proper nutrition and hydration for healthy looking skin. It is all about a multi-faceted lifestyle approach to pro-aging and is never “just about the skincare”.

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Natural Tips for Helping Your Teen Be Back to School Confident in 2021
Aug 31, 2021

Natural Tips for Helping Your Teen Be Back to School Confident in 2021

Oh hey, guess what? Back to school time is around the corner. For real. We hope.

Let's help our teens be ready!

Your kids have been home doing virtual school for the better part of the last school year. Going back to school next week may be both a time of excitement and also anxiety about being back at a desk, with a real teacher, in person.

You, Mom and Dad, have been real troopers helping your kids with online learning while holding down the household, your careers, and managing your own pandemic anxiety. You all deserve a Gold Medal! 

Just a regular old school year brings much anxiety and also sadness as the carefree days of summer end for thousands of school-agers and teenagers who are heading out to do their back to school shopping. This year brings a whole new face of uncertainty of what the coming school year will bring. 

Some of the anxious thoughts may include...

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5 Body Parts You Can Use Natural Deodorant to Stop the Smell
Jul 21, 2021

5 Body Parts You Can Use Natural Deodorant to Stop the Smell

Ever notice a little funk in places that cause you a lot of embarrassment such as in your cleavage, stomach rolls, or your stinky feet that never smell fresh?

It is very common to sweat in places you don't imagine such as your groin and you may also notice that groin sweat smells different too than in other areas of your body. And it does in fact because your sweat glands ARE different in terms of the secretions they emit as you sweat.

And remember it is the sweat that contains bacteria that causes the body odour. It doesn't mean you are a stinky person but certainly some people seem to barely sweat at all while others sweat profusely.

There are many places you can safely use natural deodorant to keep odour away. This blog explores and explains our top five places you can use natural deodorant safely and confidently. 

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The Story of How I Cleaned Up My Health and Got Big Rewards
Jul 11, 2021

The Story of How I Cleaned Up My Health and Got Big Rewards

I was in my late twenties, a newlywed woman, ready to finally ditch the birth control pills I had been on since 16 when the doctor put me on it because of brutally heavy periods. I was 27 and we were ready to have a baby...but alas my body was so messed from being on the pill that the period never came and apparently baby-making wasn't going to happen. I was diagnosed with PCOS, Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Basically I would never ovulate on my own and my hormones were a mess. Who knew!? 
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Is Your Skin Getting the Health Benefits of the Sea Every Day?
May 12, 2021

Is Your Skin Getting the Health Benefits of the Sea Every Day?

As a woman in midlife, you want to be making the healthiest choices possible when it comes to what you put ON and IN your body. Quality really does matter. 

Choosing toxin-free, clean and natural skincare is one of the first steps to take to ensure your health and longevity in midlife. Making the choice of clean skincare products can help to ensure that you do not get any side effects such as hormonal disruption (from xenoestrogenic toxins), any topical skin issues such as skin rashes, or irritation, or more severe symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fertility issues, or other known effects from toxic ingredients. 

One of our most revered ways of unlocking our own skin's potential is with the use of marine ingredients in both our topical natural skincare and in ingestible products. With that in mind, we want to introduce you to Bend Beauty. We discovered Bend Beauty by virtue of being two proudly Canadian brands who share a mutual love of marine ingredients in skincare products.

 

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