All tagged natural beauty

How To Properly Wash Your Face

When I asked my aesthetician Elizabeth about face wash, I told her it seems like a big waste of money because it just washes right off. The product doesn't have time to really affect my skin much. Elizabeth said "Well, you have to rub it in for about a minute every time!" Oops. Why had I never realized this? It makes perfect sense, but I guess I was 1) lazy 2) busy 3) unsure it really did much. She explained that washing your face 1-2x a day and actually massaging in the product makes a huge difference. You get the blood circulating, the skin truly clean, and you give the product that you spent your hard-earned money on a chance to work! 

the weekend cast

Around the web this week we've got a spin on traditional cookies, skin supplements (both internal and external), funky earrings that make me want to book a flight to Havana, the most beautiful smoothies you've ever seen, and more right below. 

the weekend cast

My plan this weekend is to check out rockaway beach with my friend Val, and eat all of the fish tacos in sight. I also want to see a movie and maybe go on a day trip with my brother. Seems like tomorrow will be a rainy saturday, so maybe we'll try an extensive cooking project like homemade croissants. Do you have recommendations for what to do on a rainy day in Brooklyn? And how about you? What do you have planned? 

DIY 5-Ingredient Sugar Scrub

Aside from the fact that store bought scrubs are often made with tiny pieces of plastic that harm the earth, they’re also pricey. It’s hard to find a scrub that leaves my skin baby soft without rubbing it raw first. And so, I created this easy, 5-ingredient DIY body scrub. It’s everlastingly adaptable, takes a few minutes to make, smells heavenly, doesn’t hurt the planet, and will save you the $35 you would have spent at Sephora. You’re welcome. 

Is Your Sunscreen Killing the Coral Reefs?

When we arrived on the beach one morning, I reached for my trusty La Roche-Posay bottle. Brandon asked me if we had any reef-safe sunscreen, and I am embarrassed to say I had no clue what he was talking about. I’d never even heard of such a thing, and I am someone who buys and invests in sunscreen frequently. I shook my head, and proceeded to slather on the cooling French SPF. I thought about it more as I sat in the water for almost an hour. How many people are there swimming in an ocean right this minute? How many of those people will swim more than once in that same day? Are all of them wearing sunscreen? Is all of that sunscreen washing off into the ocean?