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What’s Your Summer Skin Type?

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With the change of season can come a change of skin. As we say see-ya to heaters and hello to sunshine in the Southern Hemisphere, there’s a good chance you might need to mix up your skincare routine, too. Here’s a rundown on how to care for your body’s largest organ during the warmer months:  Sensitive Skin Anyone with sensitivities will know the hurdles of applying too many combinations of chemicals that are often part of everyday skincare products. Keeping…

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How to Use Activated Charcoal

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Whether it’s for pearly whites or as a hangover helper, activated charcoal is garnering much-deserved attention as the latest wellness and beauty do-it-all.  While Gwenyth Paltrow has waxed lyrical about the benefits of activated charcoal for a booze-induced upset tummy, there’s actually a host of wellness and beauty can-dos with this simple yet potent ingredient. A health go-to for more than 10,000 of years, activated charcoal is a carbon-based porous powder—usually sold in capsule or powder form, traditionally to be…

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Birth Bag Essentials for the Conscious-Minded Mama

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There’s so much talk about what to put in your birth bag, but for conscious-minded, spiritual mamas, the contents can be a little different to the usual nightie and nipple cream. First time around, I had one CD on loop (bad idea unless you want to be driven crazy while in labour), nappies and an outfit for the baby… and not much else. More than five years and some self-growth later, my labour and post-birth kit looks, well, very different. Here’s…

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Gluten Intolerance + A Guide to Grains

A diet rich in whole grains may boost digestive health, promote vibrant skin, while giving the body essential nutrients to function optimally. But knowing your wheat from your buckwheat is a must before loading up your plate. As diet fads come and go, grains have received a bad rap, with some dieticians and enthusiastic health bloggers suggesting to stay far away from the grains and fruits of cereal grasses in order to foster better health. However, health experts who sing…

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Beautiful Skin from Within – A How-to

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While creams, gels and lotions may be labeled with promises of skin-youthing miracles, they can’t match the power of internal nutrition. Fermented foods are gaining widespread attention for their beautifying properties and preparing them is simple. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest anti-ageing hype, from vitamin-infused elixirs to laser resurfacing. However, tackling wrinkles, sagging and sunspots from the outside is only temporary fix and does little to reach the cause of our skin’s woes once we hit the age…

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