Have you seen the latest trend hitting your Instagram feed? Charcoal Lattes!
Move over Matcha and Turmeric lattes, charcoal is the new hipster latte of choice. But while Turmeric and Matcha have proven to have some serious health benefits, can we say the same about this newest trend? It may actually be doing you more harm than good! Read on to find out the skinny before you try it.
Did you know carrots can be a powerhouse ingredient in your skin care routine? Carrots are high in beta-carotene, a naturally occurring compound that provides the vegetable with its vibrant pigment. What can it do for our skin? What doesn’t it do!! No seriously, these little pigments are seriously helpful to our skin. Here are three reasons why:
Many of us take great care in choosing our makeup. We pick out brands that will benefit our skin and won’t clog our pores and will sacrifice great amounts of money to do so. Yet, we may be going through this process for nothing if we’re missing one very important step: cleaning our makeup brushes. Read on for a go to guide to the ins and outs of this skincare necessity.
Next to Coconut Oil, Shea Butter might be the most prominent ingredient mentioned in natural products we come across. We see it on ingredient lists, we pass it in the health food store. But what do we really know about it? To get the most out of this ingredient, lets take a deeper look into 5 benefits and properties of Shea Butter.
Anyone who’s been around the skincare field probably has heard the word “peptide.” It’s often thrown around as a beneficial ingredient for anti-aging, but what exactly is it? Let’s look at a brief review of what peptides are and if they can help us!
How many times in your life have you been told to drink more water? If you’re anything like me the number is incalculable. Most studies report that 75% of people in this country are chronically dehydrated. We clearly aren’t listening to the importance of water consumption. Lack of water causes daytime fatigue, difficulty in focusing and even short term memory loss. If that’s not enough to send you to the water fountain, consider this: Water composes 50 to 70% of the body’s composition. It helps to regulate digestion, remove toxins, and sustains cell health, all of which contribute to healthy glowing skin. It replenishes skin tissues and increases its elasticity. Elasticity means less signs of aging. Want to look younger? Drink more water!
Tree Sap might be the last thing we would think of adding into our skincare routine, but unsurprisingly Asia has been using this potent ingredient in their skincare for centuries. Sap is the lifeblood of the tree. It boasts high levels of antioxidants and is rich in amino acids and minerals. It hasn’t been oft used in the past because of the difficulty in stabilizing it in skincare solutions. However, advancements in the industry have made this ingredient easier to include and do to its molecular size, it’s easily absorbed into the skin, making it the perfect addition to your regimen.
In recent years we’ve been seeing the Goji Berry more and more. It’s in our teas, our smoothie bowls and even dried and packaged in our local trader joes. But is this little red berry something to incorporate into our regular routine? Read on and find out!
The spice is used as part of wedding ceremonies (as far of a dyed string like the western practice of marriage rings), to dye clothing, in religious practices, and most popularly for cooking. Yet one seldom known benefit of Turmeric is in our skincare. Here are five benefits of using Turmeric in your skincare
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.
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.