We dutifully drink green breakfast smoothies and eat quinoa bowls for lunch and exercise and carefully read skincare labels and get enough sleep and track how much water we’re drinking and yet, once a month, many of us put something inside our bodies that goes against a lot of what we demand in every other aspect of our self-care journey: tampons.
Just like an illness in our organs is likely to make itself known via skin, specific cravings can often mean we’re low on a certain nutrient or that one of our body’s systems needs our attention.
“We made this cookbook so that people could experience plant-based food the way it should be: big, bold, flavourful, noteworthy, celebration-worthy and myth-dispelling.”
You want to take care of yourself and unwind without having to do, well, anything more than turn the tap on and strike a match. Enter Simper Goods, the will-make-you-feel-amazing-without-really-having-to-think-about-it line of self-care products started by Jen Pezzolla.
Spring may only recently be in the air (and for some of us, it’s still just a dream), but really, is it ever too early to start thinking about summer? I say no, and as such, that also means it’s never too early to think about summer skin prep.
Similarly to skincare, there’s a right order and a “wrong” order to apply these nifty new additions to your bathroom…
You pay attention to every inch of your body when it comes to self-care, but what about the humble armpit? Other than the occasional shave and swipe of deodorant, what have you done for them lately?
When it comes to makeup, bronzer can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Used correctly, it can add a lovely, natural-looking glow to your already gorgeous face and fake a sun-kissed look without the risk of sunburn. Used incorrectly? Have you ever seen an episode of “Jersey Shore”? (A show for the ages, yes, but not when it comes to properly applying makeup.)
Aside from making any product it’s added to an absolutely gorgeous shade of aquamarine, blue tansy oil is also a serious skincare ingredient that seems to be popping up everywhere these days. Before your next product re-up, learn a bit about why you should consider adding this magical flower to your routine.
While it’s true that self-care is about you and how you choose to treat yourself right, it doesn’t hurt if the products you’re using are a force for good in this world. Something that not only makes you feel good and healthy, but also makes a serious impact on the lives of those involved — it’s a no-brainer.
Sure, the official first day of spring may have just happened, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s never too early to start thinking (and dreaming) about summer.
These 4 ingredients are still flying under the radar, so you may not even realize you can find them in skincare. But take note and give them a try; not only are they all 100% vegan, but they also pack a mighty punch when it comes to potency and effectiveness.