The Acid Mantle: What It Is, What It Does and Why It’s So Important

Just like your body has its immune system, your skin has its own protective shield. Invisible to the eye and absolutely crucial to the overall well being of your skin, this silent knight is your skin’s very own superhero- and it often goes unnoticed and under appreciated. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? Does it have a name, and is there a way to take care of it?

Grainy Shea Butter Fixes

Sometimes, no matter which brand you choose to buy, your shea butter turns out a little grainy. It’s not ideal, plenty of people really don’t like it, and it can be discouraging to first time buyers. What you need to know is that first, sometimes grainy shea butter happens, and second, that it’s an easy fix. All you need is a little bit of time, patience, and the right trick to make it happen. Next time you come across a batch of shea butter that isn’t as smooth as you want it, try one of these solutions:

Why The Right Oils Are Good For Your Skin

Many of us have been taught to keep oils off of our skin. We’ve been told that we’ll break out, look shiny and slick, and that what our skin actually needs is less oil in order to look and feel its best. While it’s a convincing argument--that more oil begets even more oil which creates clogged pores which creates blemishes--it’s actually not an accurate argument. With the right oils, your skin can actually improve tremendously. The key is to make sure you’re using the right ones.

The Benefits of Oil Cleansing vs Soap

Have you heard of oil cleansing? Perhaps you have and thought it sounded crazy. Or maybe you felt intrigued, but not convinced. The truth is, while oil cleansing might be a little exotic, it is actually becoming more and more mainstream as skincare enthusiasts everywhere discover the bountiful benefits of this age old practice for their skin. If you’ve never tried it, thought it would make you break out or that nothing could possibly replace your favorite cleanser, read on! We’re going to break down the ins and outs of oil cleansing for you, so you can make the best decision for your skin.

Tips To Prevent Stretch Marks

Stretch marks come from all kinds of life events: pregnancy, weight gain and growth spurts, to name a few. They’re completely normal, and many of us end up with them at some time in our lives. However, despite the fact that they’re natural and happen to most people, many of us still don’t want to deal with them. A lot of people don’t like how they look and want to make sure that they either don’t develop them at all or are able to minimize their appearance. Luckily, for both of these concerns, there’s an answer. But first, why do stretch marks occur in the first place?

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