Using Frankincense Essential Oil To Brighten Your Skin

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Frankincense oil

People spend a LOT of money on skincare products to achieve younger, brighter, and blemish-free skin. However, over the years, I’ve come to realize there are no skincare products that do a better job of helping me achieve these skincare goals than a simple jar of coconut oil and certain essential oils. Frankincense has become my primary go-to daytime and nighttime skincare product, and never fails to earn me lots of compliments as I go about my usual daily activities.

What Is Frankincense?

Frankincense is derived from the resin of a tree called the Boswellia sacra, which is native to northeastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. This essential oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat a number of ailments and to improve the appearance of the skin, and may even have been used by Cleopatra as part of her beauty regimen. Frankincense has a woodsy, spicy scent and is generally used topically, though it may also be inhaled, consumed as tea, or taken as a nutritional supplement.Read More »

8 Natural Ways To Prevent Pimples and Acne Breakouts

popping pimplesFor some reason my Twitter feed is always loaded with silly posts by women who have boldly announced they’ve accepted and “embraced” their problems with acne and pimples. I’ve read about women struggling with finding treatments that eliminate acne, and about women who’ve accepted that acne is “part of who they are.” This is BS, because there’s no reason anyone should ever have to live with acne problems.

Contrary to the popular belief that acne is hereditary and nothing can be done about it, acne can actually be prevented and eliminated through clean, healthy lifestyle habits. That means eating a diet comprised of healthy whole foods, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and practicing good hygiene, among other things.

You don’t necessarily need birth control pills to prevent acne breakouts (a healthy lifestyle can naturally help regulate your hormones), and you definitely don’t need to invest in acne products or treatments loaded with chemicals, which could only worsen your health.Read More »