Two Necessary Ingredients for Youthful Skin

If you intend to reduce visible signs of skin aging, you're going to need two ingredients: water and hyaluronic acid. Skin aging occurs through intrinsic and extrinsic factors: intrinsic factors are dictated by changes in hormone levels that occur as we age and extrinsic factors include things like sun exposure and acne. The "external injuries" to … Continue reading Two Necessary Ingredients for Youthful Skin

5 Lifestyle Changes That Will Help The Environment

  #1 - Ask the right questions. So many of us have made the mistake of asking people whether they believe in climate change. Instead of asking people if they believe the facts, we need to start creating progressive conversations by asking, "what do you think our society should do about climate change?" Ask questions like … Continue reading 5 Lifestyle Changes That Will Help The Environment

Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 2

Soaps Some soaps will list sodium tallowate, aka animal fat, as an ingredient. L-Oreal, Dove, and Neutrogena soaps hold a "bottom" rating on the animal welfare scale, suggesting they're a company that does animal testing.. Condoms Some condoms are made with casein (the typical latex condom) or lamb intestines. Shampoos/Conditioners Ingredients like amino acids or vitamin B could be plant-based … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 2

How to get clear skin and keep it that way

  I had terrible acne growing up. After years of trying different products and health habits, these are my tips for getting rid of acne, based on what worked for me. Change your diet. Drink water, cut out dairy, and eat foods rich in anti-oxidants. Water will keep your skin hydrated and help your body flush out toxins … Continue reading How to get clear skin and keep it that way

Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 1

So many everyday products are non-vegan; the most surprising thing that I discovered when I became vegetarian was how many of the "fun" foods contained gelatin, which is derived from animal bones, skin, ligaments, etc. When I learned about how gummy bears were really made, it took the innocence right out of them. This is … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 1