When first adopting a plant-based diet, it is common to experience intestinal discomfort and severe bloating. It takes time for your gut bacteria to adjust after a major shift in lifestyle, so these symptoms are completely normal and expected.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is a vitamin A-derivative that is commonly used for its acne fighting and anti-aging properties. It is available in many forms, with stronger concentrations requiring a prescription. There is a good reason why retinol is touted as a miracle product for numerous skin ailments: it works. Retinol is widely regarded by dermatologists as the most effective tool for clearing pores, preventing acne and diminishing the signs of aging. Retinol works by boosting cellular turnover in the epidermis, effectively creating bright, smooth, and glowing skin.
Numerous harsh chemicals are lurking in the ingredients lists of the most popular nail polish brands. Not only are many of these ingredients potentially harmful to our health, they also cause brittle, dry nails that are highly prone to splitting and breaking. Additionally, common nail polishes are rarely cruelty-free. Popular brands are routinely tested on animals and animal-derived ingredients are frequently used to provide pigment and shine.
Unfortunately, many natural nail polishes are low quality, difficult to apply, and poorly pigmented. We tested over 20 non-toxic brands, and found 5 excellent polishes that are as beautiful and long lasting as their harsh chemical-laden counterparts. These polishes give gorgeous manicures with ease, while nurturing your nails back to their healthiest state.
I am 100% crazy when it comes to sun protection. I'm super pale skinned, and look back upon my childhood growing up in southern California with a mixture of fear and horror. I recall getting at least five horrible, peeling sunburns, and remember putting on sunscreen only rarely. And hats? No thanks!
That all changed when I turned about eighteen and went crazy with sun protection, wearing SPF 100 sunscreen every day. Of course, since then it's turned out that high SPF sunscreens aren't totally legitimate, and that many sunscreens could actually be doing more harm than good with carcinogenic ingredients. Plus, being someone with very sensitive, acne-prone skin, a lot of sunscreens out there make my skin oily at best, and a disaster zone of zits at worst. So many sunscreens give me pimples by the end of the day, and unfortunately many of the more natural, mineral-based options that I gravitate towards are the worst culprits. So while I'd use brands like Jason, Badger, Babyganics, and The Honest Co. on my body, I've found that I simply can't put them on my face. Over the years I've compiled a list of sunscreens that I like and that work well for my face...Here they are!