• Beauty

    Morning Skincare Routine

    This post has been a long time coming, both because I have been planning on writing this for a while and also because it took me a long time to develop a skincare routine. Up until my late twenties, my routine, if you could call it one, consisted of two items: an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 15 and a jar of cleanser. While there is nothing wrong with either of these items, they stopped addressing my skincare needs long before I stopped using them. In my previous skincare post, I mentioned that I have dry skin. I had just about gotten used to the tight, stretched out feeling that comes…

  • Clean Beauty

    Clean Beauty – Part I: Intro

    #CleanBeauty is a pretty trendy topic nowadays. But what does it really mean, or rather, what should we really be looking for with clean products? In my web browsing, I wasn’t able to find just one definition for clean beauty by a regulatory agency or otherwise. I was, however, able to grasp the general gist: Clean beauty implies products that have been created without any known toxic ingredients, proven or suspected, and that have been sourced and created with our health and the environment in mind. As a consumer population who pays close attention to what we are putting in our bodies, giving preference to foods with ingredients we can read…