Pure Life – Page 8 – Primally Pure
Jade Rollers Vs Gua Sha: What's The Difference?

With all the talk surrounding facial tools lately – especially jade rollers and gua sha stones – we’ve been getting so many questions: What are their specific benefits? What’s actually the difference between the two? Do you really need both? Don’t worry, we’re about to break down all the details in this post. Here’s everything you need to know about these two facial tools – and why you might just want to make both a staple in your beauty routine. JADE ROLLERS Jade rollers have quickly become one of the trendiest facial tools around – especially in the world of...

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Gua Sha: Is This Beauty Trend Better Than Botox?

Gua Sha has been getting a lot of hype in the beauty world recently – some say it’s even better than botox! So we did some digging to uncover the truth about this ancient healing technique and beauty trend. Is it really better than Botox? Can it actually soften fine lines + signs of aging, naturally plump skin and promote an overall youthful appearance? Keep reading below to find out why you should ditch Botox for good and if Gua Sha stands up to all the hype. THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTOX Botox may seem like a quick, easy, relatively risk-free...

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Dry Skin? Here's How To Care For It

Our inbox, Instagram DMs and website live chat are flooded every single day with similar questions: “I have (fill in the blank) skin. What’s the best way to care for it?” So we’ve put together a new blog post series to help you navigate the products, practices and routines that best support where your skin is at today. With the ever-evolving nature of skin depending on seasons, stress levels or lifestyle shifts, you may find yourself moving from one post to another and taking a few topical suggestions from one and a couple self-care practices from another. And we 100%...

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Sensitive Skin? Here's How To Care For It

Our inbox, Instagram DMs and website live chat are flooded every single day with similar questions: “I have (fill in the blank) skin. What’s the best way to care for it?” So we’ve put together a new blog post series to help you navigate the products, practices and routines that best support where your skin is at today. With the ever-evolving nature of skin depending on seasons, stress levels or lifestyle shifts, you may find yourself moving from one post to another and taking a few topical suggestions from one and a couple self-care practices from another. And we 100%...

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Acne-Prone Skin? Here's How To Care For It

Our inbox, Instagram DMs and website live chat are flooded every single day with similar questions: “I have (fill in the blank) skin. What’s the best way to care for it?” So we’ve put together a new blog post series to help you navigate the products, practices and routines that best support where your skin is at today. With the ever-evolving nature of skin depending on seasons, stress levels or lifestyle shifts, you may find yourself moving from one post to another and taking a few topical suggestions from one and a couple self-care practices from another. And we 100%...

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My 4 Favorite Facial Tools

We talk about topical products a lot on Pure Life (I mean, it makes sense since we handcraft non-toxic skincare!) but today I’m unpacking another approach to caring for your skin and creating a glowing complexion – but this time, from just below the surface. Of course, topical skincare is key and a consistent routine makes a world of difference in your skin’s overall health, but beyond the proper cleansing oil and perfect skin-specific serum, facial tools have become a MUST for me – in my personal self-care practice and in my spa treatments as a Holistic Esthetician. Facial tools...

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Self Compassion: The Key To Living A Non-Toxic Life

My name is Paige, and I am a recovering perfectionist. Why is this information relevant to a post about non-toxic living? That’s a question I would have asked a few years ago before my healing journey began. I’ll explain. When I first discovered the link between increasing public health issues and the toxic ingredients in many of our beauty products, I was sitting in a functional physician’s office feeling hopeless. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 12, and after almost two decades of strong medications, uncomfortable tests, fluctuating weight, and emotional turmoil I finally stumbled upon the...

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PP Babe: Koya Webb

Koya Webb is making waves in the wellness world. As an internationally recognized holistic health coach, yoga instructor, author, model, motivational speaker and founder of a non-profit organization, if you haven’t met this gorgeous self-care guru yet, you’re about to fall in love with her inspiring story, holistic wellness expertise and authentic approach to life and all of its inevitable ups + downs. The PP Team had the privilege of spending an afternoon with Koya and quickly discovered that this woman radiates wellness, kindness, and gratitude. She was glowing from the moment she stepped into the PP HQ until we...

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These 3 Natural Ingredients Will Take your Skin to the Next Level

Real, recognizable ingredients do provide real results. Believe it or not, conventional skincare products and man-made chemicals are NOT necessary for clearing up acne or minimizing signs of aging. Harsh, harmful ingredients can actually be one of the biggest contributors to premature aging, acne and skin sensitivities. This is the basis of our business and our mission in making the most natural and effective skincare products on the market. And in our search for the purest ingredients our planet has to offer, we came across three of the most effective skin superfoods found in nature. These vitamin-rich, reparative and active...

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This Holistic Dental Hygienist Shares Why A Healthy Mouth Is A Must For Overall Wellness (Plus 6 Tips To Promote Your Oral Health)

“We are what we eat” as the ol’ saying goes. But is that really true? Are we really what we eat? No, we’re not. Actually, we are what we absorb. This may sound like a shock, but most people are not absorbing all of the minerals and vitamins they’re eating. If we’re not absorbing the vitamins from our foods, well then, that $16 organic kale salad topped with pastured chicken from Whole Foods was almost a complete waste. As a dental hygienist of 10 years, I see patients daily that are showing signs they are not absorbing the minerals that...

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Is Deet Dangerous? The Best Way Keep Bugs Away Naturally

DEET. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s effective. And it’s proudly displayed on the front of most insect repellents lining store shelves. But today we’re asking the question: Is DEET dangerous? While DEET may be known as the most effective way to keep bugs away, is it safe? Sure, it works, but at what cost? More than just it’s $7 price tag, this active ingredient comes with more side effects than just a bug bite-free summer. For some, DEET might be the first product you grab when packing for a family camping trip or it may even bring back memories of...

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Why I Left The Spa Industry And How It Changed My Life (Our Holistic Esthetician Spills All)

I know, you’ve most likely heard it before – all I’ve ever wanted since I was 11 years old was to be a part of the beauty industry. I even started a salon in my basement and charged the neighbor girls $6 for full spa days (back in the day, that was big bucks!). But what you may not know, is that by the time I reached my mid-twenties, received licenses in both cosmetology + esthetics, and worked full-time in spas for several years, I hit a wall. Okay, you could call it a breaking point. After being an esthetician...

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Oil-Free? Think Again. Which Oils Are Good For Your Skin And Why

Oils are making a comeback in the beauty world and the oil-free myth is being debunked – finally. For a long time, oil was considered the enemy in skincare. This messaging saturated products labels, magazine ads and the minds of anyone wanting a clear complexion. Oil-free meant breakout-free. Or so we thought. The truth is, our skin needs oil – and it naturally produces sebum (aka oil!) which acts as a natural moisturizer and protective barrier to keep harmful substances out and hydration in. Our skin is lipophilic, meaning it allows oils to be absorbed more easily. Oil is actually...

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CBD Oil: Why It’s Not Just A Trend + How It Will Transform Your Skin

Trendy, controversial, cure-all – CBD Oil has been described countless ways as it’s made its way into doctors offices, health food stores, beauty products and even pet shops. CBD Oil has reached an all time high (pun intended 😉 ) and the hype around this hemp-derived oil is also sweeping the skincare industry so we’ve been digging deep to uncover the facts. Our founder, Bethany, even traveled across the country to visit one of the world’s *best* CBD distributors to get a behind the scenes look at CBD. We can’t wait to share what we discovered. We’re breaking down what...

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4 Tips To Cultivate A Morning Routine

When you first open your eyes, do you think, “Oh shoot, time to go!” or do you savor the stillness of morning? I get it, mornings can be hectic. But cultivating a morning routine can be a saving grace for your health and well-being. Growing up, I was always running late. Rushing and procrastinating was my forte. During my yoga teacher training years ago, we were challenged to start a morning routine. I thought, “Wake up even earlier?! No way.” I soon experienced the power of tuning in and connecting first thing in the morning before we start the day....

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Video Tutorial: Dry Brushing 101

One of my tried + true tips for smoother, healthier and more radiant skin is dry brushing. And I’m going to show you exactly how you can incorporate this ancient ritual into your day-to-day. This simple practice takes less than 2 minutes (perfect for the mamas + beauty minimalists!) and the benefits of dry brushing are proven to boost beauty + wellness throughout the entire body – not only supporting glowing skin, but your overall well-being. Here are just a few of the reasons why dry brushing should become a staple in your self-care routine: Improves circulation. Our circulatory system...

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Our Holistic Esthetician's Clear Skin Story

As an esthetician and skincare professional, you’re pretty much expected to have perfect skin. During my early years working in the industry, I tried to attain this impossible ideal of perfect skin – from buying every cleanser + cosmetic available to trying to tan away my breakouts in a tanning bed to taking miracle acne pills. After feeling defeated + disappointed after several failed attempts of creating clear skin that actually lasts, I came to realize that perfect skin is something you only see on magazine covers and airbrushed beauty ads (or these days, Instagram filters) – and that maybe...

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Our Newest (and Littlest) PP Babe: Baby Rosie

The day before I went into labor, my midwife came over for a visit. She asked if there were any household chores, work tasks, etc. that were undone and weighing on my mind. I told her that there were a few work tasks left on my list that I really wanted to finish up before the baby came. She smiled and said she was willing to bet that once I completed those tasks, the baby would come. I wasn't so sure. That next evening (after my 2 year old went to sleep), I pulled out my laptop and started working...

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I Drank Celery Juice For 30 Days And Here's What Happened

Unless you’ve been living under a rock without wifi, you’ve most likely heard that all of a sudden celery has reinvented itself and has emerged a wellness icon. People everywhere are raving about the benefits they’ve experienced by implementing the practice of drinking celery juice on a daily basis. In theory, it sounds as if there’s nothing that this juice can’t cure from autoimmune disorders to chronic bloating and skin issues. Being someone who likes to be “in the know” on the next thing that just might be what’s going to morph me into a wellness influencer that gets paid...

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3 Ways To Nourish Your Skin + Body After Baby

This mama of two beautiful girls, a toddler and a sweet, chunky 5 month old, is no stranger to the funkiness of postpartum skin. It’s one of those things that isn’t really talked about much, but most of us mamas are dealing with it on the daily. Afterall, you have this brand new, incredible body that grew a human from scratch and most likely, it’s quite different than your “pre-baby” bod (and skin). Though it can be all to easy to sulk in the postpartum challenges, I love to encourage mamas to work toward celebrating these changes and find new,...

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