Pure Life – Tagged "Beauty" – Page 6 – Primally Pure
4 Nutrients Your Skin Needs More Of

While our skin is beautiful + brilliant, and our body naturally produces healing properties to feed our skin from within, sometimes it may need a little boost. Our bodies work so hard on our behalf, it’s the least we can do to support the health of our skin with key nutrients. What we put on our skin - and on our plate - really do make a difference. It’s essential to use the best ingredients for skin that nourish at a cellular level and leave our skin satisfied - not starving for nourishment. Stock up on these 4 nutrients that...

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Swap This for That: Moisturizer

Dry, dehydrated, desert-looking skin isn’t exactly the picture of healthy + balanced skin we imagine. Yet, for many skin types, that happens to be their current state - Sahara desert status. Maintaining skin's moisture is a top concern for many individuals and the cosmeceutical industry has created a myriad of lotions, oils, ointments, creams and butters. They line department store counters and drugstore shelves… The options are endless. And the ingredient lists? Even more so. Moisturizers are a very beneficial + integral part of skincare regimes for dry skin, sensitive and even oil-rich skin types. However, with the chemicals saturating...

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Holiday Skin Rehab

We hope that you fully enjoyed your holidays with loved ones – and maybe even treated yourself to your family’s traditional Christmas cookies and didn’t decline the bottle being passed around the table. But, now it’s time to take a bit more intention with your skin and self after this joyful (and indulgent!) season. Here’s some simple, easy-to-implement holistic skin care tips that we’ve gathered to give your skin a little holiday rehab. RELAX + DETOX Relax with a cup of herbal tea instead of your go-to glass of wine after work. Let your liver + digestive system rest and...

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Activated Charcoal: What It Is + Why Your Skin Needs It (Plus A DIY Deep Cleansing Mask)

Charcoal is so much more than just a beauty trend. While you can hardly skim a beauty blogger’s post, scroll Pinterest DIYs or shop for skincare online without seeing this black beauty product pop up on your screen, charcoal has actually been used for centuries in skincare, cleansing, beauty rituals and even in modern medicine. Because this is a word that’s being used across the beauty world and world wide web, we want to help break down what is activated charcoal and why you need to add it to your skincare routine and medicine cabinet. First things first, activated charcoal...

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Top 5 Toxic Skincare Ingredients To Avoid

Detox is a word that’s used on the regular these days. We know the reality of toxic buildup in our bodies, that it’s not good for us and that it needs to get out. Toxins build up because our bodies don’t know how to absorb + assimilate these foreign ingredients, so they continue to circulate, putting strain on our bodies, rather than becoming food and nourishment for our cells. Believe it or not, conventional beauty + body products can actually be one of the biggest contributors to our toxic load. But before we get into some technical terms and the...

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How Blue Yarrow Body Oil Helped This Seaside Blogger's Skin Glow

Body oil, a luxurious liquid to hydrate, heal, and nourish the skin. This lovely bottle of goodness has had me floating on air the last few weeks. My skin is glowing and prepared to enjoy a long golden summer. My journey with oils did not begin well. I loved the idea of using pure raw coconut or olive oil on my skin, but every time I did the oil would simply not absorb. It would sit on top and make me feel slippery and well… oily all day long! It stained my clothes and sheets and basically was an incredibly...

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Beef Tallow (What It Is And Why Your Skin Needs It)

Fats have been a completely foreign and contradicting aspect of health throughout the last few decades – especially for Americans. Year after year we’ve been told that fat is bad, to be afraid (very afraid) and to stay far, far away. Thankfully, times are changing and the truth is out. Healthy fats are actually beneficial AND essential when it comes to our overall health, starting at a cellular level. One fat in particular, tallow (specifically from grass fed cows), is a game changer. Not only is beef tallow a healthy cooking fat, but it also acts as a topical superfood...

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6 Tips For Glowing Skin

We all want radiant, glowing skin. But if your post-holiday + mid-winter skin is anything like mine, it’s seen better days. Between the extra sweets and glasses of wine by the fireplace, dry winter air, added stress of the holidays, travel, etc., my skin is in desperate need of a pick-me-up! In an effort to nurse my complexion back to health, I’ve compiled a list of a few tips sure to bring life to dull + tired skin. If starting with all of these at once sounds intimidating, try adding in one or two at a time. Creating (and sticking...

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Everything Spray Vs. Complexion Mist

A few times each week we get the question, “What’s the difference between Everything Spray and Complexion Mist?” It’s a fair question. They’re both sprays and both are completely unique and outside the realm of products we’re accustomed to seeing. But before I explain the difference, let me give you a little background on why our products are so outside of the box. We’re not big on pushing a one-size-fits-all approach to skincare. We’ll never tell you to wash with THIS cleanser, followed by THIS toner and then THIS moisturizer. Every complexion is different and has its own unique needs....

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Babies Deserve To Be Pampered Too

Welcoming your little one to the world is full of deep joys, new discoveries, and decisions on how to best care for and nurture this new life. While big-name baby brands pull on parents’ heartstrings through marketing and media, their products are often lacking the purity and healing properties that delicate bodies are in need of. With skin so soft and sensitive, even the “mildest” formula may not be the most beneficial. Labels stating all-natural, safe, tear free, etc. can sometimes be misleading. So as always, it’s essential to look at the list of ingredients that will inevitably be absorbed...

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Part 3 (Topical Solutions)

This post is the last segment of a 3-part series on how to get rid of acne. Click here to read Part 1, and find Part 2 here. Often when we think about treating acne and other skin concerns, our mind immediately goes to the products we apply: lotions, serums, scrubs, etc. As we’ve been focusing on holistic factors that can help bring healing to acne from within, it’s finally time to take a look at those topical products that will help us on our journey of saying goodbye to acne. Before we begin, let’s state the obvious. Skincare can...

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Part 2 (Lifestyle Solutions)

This post is Part 2 of a three-part series focused on how to get rid of acne. Click here to read Part 1 (all about nutritional factors) and Part 3 which covers topical solutions for acne.Because every part of our being is connected, it's important to take a holistic approach for a full skin healing protocol. Whether that means taking a couple moments in the car before walking in to work to calm your nervous system with deep breathing techniques or setting your alarm thirty minutes earlier to move your body and break a sweat, setting aside intentional time in...

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How To Get Rid Of Acne Part 1 (Nutritional Solutions)

This post is the first of a 3 part series focused on how to get rid of acne. Check out Part 2 (all about lifestyle factors) and Part 3 which will cover topical solutions for acne. As a teenager/young adult, I was prescribed all sorts of pills and topical creams for acne. You name it, I’ve more than likely tried it at some point. Some of these treatments worked for a little while and some didn’t work at all. But none of them were a true solution to my problem, as they didn’t address the underlying issues that were causing...

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Natural Deodorant 101

When I first learned about the yucky and potentially dangerous ingredients found in conventional deodorant (aluminum, parabens and phthalates – oh my!), I knew I couldn’t continue to use it. The first place I turned was grocery store brands. I tried many of them with little to no success. As much as I wanted them to work, they just didn’t do the trick (far from it – none of them gave me lasting odor protection and I even developed a natural deodorant rash from a few of them). In the midst of my search for the perfect natural deodorant, I...

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Oil Cleansing Method (How To Do It And Why It Works)

As an oily-skinned and acne-prone teenager, I grew up thinking that harsh = better when it came to cleansers. I would buy and try every cleanser that promised to strip away oil (completely opposite of the oil cleansing method) and, as a result, get rid of pimples and blemishes. Unfortunately, these cleansers never seemed to work like the commercials on TV promised. My skin would always feel super dry after a wash, but soon afterwards it would be overcome with unnatural amounts of oil/grease. It wasn’t until much later that I learned why. By drying my skin out with harsh...

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How To Use Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is one of skincare’s best kept secrets. And since it has so many uses that aren’t talked about too often, I really wanted to show you guys how to use activated charcoal! My first experience with activated charcoal (AC) happened a few years ago when I came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. Instead of seeing a doctor or taking medicine, I decided to consult Dr. Google on what to do. I probably typed in “natural remedies for food poisoning” or something like that. One of the first things that popped up was activated charcoal (charcoal...

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Harmful Ingredients In Sunscreen And How To Prevent Sun Damage Naturally

I used to spend a LOT of time in the sun. Between competitive swimming and water polo in high school, life guarding nearly every summer as a teenager, and years of shameless sun bathing in an all-out effort to become the darkest version of myself possible, I’ve definitely had more than my fair share of sun exposure. Looking back on my years of reckless sun worshiping, I kick myself. Not just for spending more than a healthy amount of time in the sun, but more so for not paying any attention to all of the harmful ingredients in sunscreen that...

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