all is here! So begins the season of pumpkin flavored everything! But can this crazy autumn epidemic benefit our skin? Yes it can! Here are three reasons to jump on the pumpkin train:
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant used in plants to protect them from the harmful effects of their environment. It is sometimes referred to as a "dual-antioxidant" because it not only reduces free radical damage but also boosts cellular defenses.
The Egyptians called Aloe Vera the "plant of immortality." Its not hard to see why! With so many benefits, Aloe can help you feel younger longer. This one plant can ease inflammation, nourish the body with vitamins and minerals, accelerate healing, treat candida, and much more. But how do you use it? Here are four ways!
But someone is definitely reaping the benefits of this tragedy: my skin! I've definitely noticed better vibrancy in my skin in the last couple of weeks so sadly I'm sticking with this separation.
How am I getting through? Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea! I stumbled on it by accident and I'm in love! It's cheap, delicious (if you enjoy the taste of Matcha) and it gives me a caffeine boost without the messy and shaky side effects coffee gave me.
Mastering the art of concealer all has to do with the color wheel! The basic rule is this: colors directly across from each other cancel each other out. Use the opposite color and your imperfections will disappear! How do you know which color to use? Here's a cheat sheet:
Let's talk about our eyes people! They are our windows to the world. They can convey emotion, establish a connection, they present us to the world. And they can be a key to looking youthful and vibrant. Or they can make us look tired and rundown. Taking care of that delicate eye tissue is key.
We're smack dab in the middle of a heat wave in June. Before you skip outside to soak up some rays make sure you're skin is protected!! But how do you know you're getting the best level of protection for you skin? The Pearl's got you covered! Read on for a go to guide to Sunscreen
At this point in our lives, we all know the word antioxidant. It's been drilled into our minds for years now that these helpful little flavonoids can keep us young and healthy. And we happily drink our green tea and eat our fruit and pat ourselves on the back for taking such good care of ourselves. But, how much do you know about anthocyanin? Let's take a little time to learn about this important compound!
Calendula (Kuh-LEN-dyoo-luh) is a versatile member of the marigold family. It's petals are edible! They can be thrown into a salad or brewed into a tea. Or as commonly done, their oils can be extracted and added to your skincare routine. Why is this flower a skincare all star?
I just love a product that can single handedly solve all your problems don't you? Those miracle ingredients that are your one stop shop to all your healthcare needs. And while coconut oil and apple cider vinegar have had the market cornered as cure-alls for some time, they'll have to move over to make room for a new sheriff in town - the Strawberry.
There's nothing more relaxing than the feeling of warm steam heating your face during an esthetics treatment. But this machine accomplishes much more than soothe away our troubles! Here are five benefits of steaming your skin:
Oh lavender, the universal oil. If you've been around the spa scene for any length of time you're probably more than a little sick of this essential oil. It's used everywhere peace and calming is the goal. So why is it still the king of oils? Quite simply because it is the KING OF OILS. Get ready guys I'm gonna drop some serious knowledge about these little purple strands of amazingness.
Your skin is a wonderful machine. It protects you, helps you absorb valuable nutrients, and removes harmful toxins from your body. Your skin has a full time job taking care of you,and so it's no wonder sometimes things start to pile up, literally! As we age, our skin has a harder time regenerating, or shedding that top layer of the stratum corneum off the epidermis. With a buildup of excess dead skin comes all sorts of problems such as: dull and lifeless complexion, dry and uneven skin and excess oil clogged pores leading to acne. Don't be afraid! You can fix your dull skin blues with a little exfoliation! But the question remains, what type of exfoliation is right for you? And how often should you exfoliate? Read on and find out!
Ah tea. The benefits are boundless. Not only is it soothing to the soul, it's jam packed full of antioxidants to fight off those pesky free radicals and keep your skin looking young. But there's more to tea than its antioxidant value. Here are three ways tea can help your skin
Skin care professionals are constantly harping on the need to pump your body full of antioxidants. But do you know why antioxidants are great for our skin? Strap in people, we're getting a science lesson!
This adorable couple is a matched clayed in heaven! Get it? Because of the mask? Nevermind! My horrible puns aside, we've got some serious couple goals here! And thanks to these two we have a good reminder that masks are an important part of our skin care routine! A good mask can do wonders for your skin. Depending on the type of mask, here are just some of the benefits:
My Pearl Product of the week is really more of a company of the week: DermaMed Solutions. I recently received products from this awesome company and i'm in love. Their skincare line is based on the concept of safe and effective.
Blog Post: The Skin Benefits of Papaya, aka “the Pearl goes to the grocery store and gets inspired”
Oh Papaya. The fruit that Christopher Columbus deemed “the fruit of the angels.” On my latest grocery store run, I grabbed a Papaya as a last-minute purchase and it got me thinking. Papaya is not only delicious and a fun word to say (seriously just try saying it, pa-pay-a!), it also has numerous benefits for your skin. And so, my latest blog post was born! Here are five benefits of Papaya that will have you running to your local grocer:
So you're sitting in a chair with a giant light glaring at you and you hear the following words, "Do you prefer hard wax or soft wax?" Suddenly you're experiencing a mild panic attack and restraining yourself from the urge to cut and run. What do you prefer? What is the difference? Is this something you should know? Are you going to look stupid to this complete and total stranger because you don't have a wax preference? You mutter an answer, hoping it's the right one, and feel utterly uncomfortable for the next 25 minutes of your life.
Rose Water Toner - Take the petals from several organic roses and rinse them off to remove an excess residue. Put them in a sauce pot and fill it with distilled water until they are covered. Bring the petals to a boil and then simmer for thirty minutes. Let the liquid cool and then add in 1 part witch hazel to 2 parts rose water. Add your favorite essential oil, pour into a spray bottle, and mist away!
It can take thousands of rose petals just to make one ounce of high quality rose oil. Are all these flowers dying in vain? There's a reason this expensive product has been around through the ages. This super ingredient has something for every skin type! Let's take a look at what it can do for you.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It protects you from outside elements, senses touch, absorbs products, excretes toxins, secretes oil, and regulates heat. Its got a lot of jobs to do, and it takes good are of us 24/7. I think we all agree it deserves a little care in return. part of that care is nourishing our skin from the inside out.
Sometimes you walk into a Lush store and forget where you are and where you live and what your name is. The scents and colors are such a sensory overload that the most grounded of individuals enter lalaland. So how do you find the right product for you amidst the haze? Check it out!