\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth
I Changed This One Simple Thing About My Diet And Cleared My Cyclical Acne

I Changed This One Simple Thing About My Diet And Cleared My Cyclical Acne

I used to try all kinds of diets to ease my cyclical acne, then I learned about the connection between stress, eating, and acne. Now my acne is under control and I enjoy my food so much more. Here are my favorite tips to lower stress before you eat.

November 29, 2018 by Dominique Caron
4 Delicious Seasonal Foods To Reduce Hormonal Acne

4 Delicious Seasonal Foods To Reduce Hormonal Acne

Here's a guide of yummy seasonal foods that address internal imbalances responsible for hormonal acne, like blood sugar, congested liver, estrogen dominance, poor gut health, and magnesium deficiency. Bonus: they may ease other annoying PMS symptoms too.
NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 4 (THE SKIN BARRIER)

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 4 (THE SKIN BARRIER)

The skin barrier is the outermost part of the skin, and is composed of lipids (oils) and cells.  This layer is permeable and regulates which organism and substances can enter and/or leave your skin.  It acts as both an antimicrobial system but also as a water regulating barrier.   Simply put the skin barrier is important because it keeps water in and bad microbes out. So how does it do it?
NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE: PART 3 (MANAGING OUR SKIN’S MICROBIOME)

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE: PART 3 (MANAGING OUR SKIN’S MICROBIOME)

Did you know that there is a relationship between your skin’s overall health and the state of of its microbiome (aka flora)?  Similar to how our gut flora aids in our digestion and affects our overall health, our skin’s microbiome has a significant effect on our skin’s health, including the prevalence (or absence) of acne.  
WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE RITUAL THIS SPRING

WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE RITUAL THIS SPRING

Spring time is usually a relief for many, with longer days, warmth, and flowers finally blooming!  But for others, it can be a time of skin woes like clogged pores, break outs, and inflamed skin that looks red and dull.   If that sound sounds like you, read on!
NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 2 (HORMONES)

NATURAL WAYS OF TREATING ACNE - PART 2 (HORMONES)

In part 1 of this acne series, we explored what we understand about acne, what could be causing it, and gave easy tips on what you can do today to begin your journey to clear skin.  In Part 2, we will be further exploring hormones and how they affect our skin, as well as what you can do today to help prevent break outs caused by hormones.
March 31, 2017 by Dominique Caron
INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: BENEFITS OF SUPER HYDRATOR CUPUACU BUTTER

INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT: BENEFITS OF SUPER HYDRATOR CUPUACU BUTTER

Cupuacu butter is by far my favorite plant butter, and for really good reasons too!  The butter has this amazing soft, silky texture and a low melt point so it sinks right into the skin, delivering all it's goodness on a cellular level.   It has an incredible ability to retain water and is also really high in phyto-nutrients and antioxidants that work with your cells to improve your skin's texture and protect it from the elements. 
HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN COLD WEATHER

HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN COLD WEATHER

If you are anything like me, drinking water when it's cold outside is pretty unappealing. Instead I tend to drink a lot of coffee because it's warm and satisfying!  But unfortunately, day after day of drinking little water and tons of coffee leaves me dehydrated. Here are a few tips that work for me to stay hydrated in cold weather months.
DOING AN HERBAL STEAM AS A COLD REMEDY

DOING AN HERBAL STEAM AS A COLD REMEDY

Winter is upon us which also means cold season is here. I have many tricks I like to use to get over a cold quickly, which includes drinking homemade elderberry tea and eating tons of cooked mushrooms.  These forms of nourishment help my body fight off infection, but they don't do much to ease the symptoms. For the stuffy nose and sore throat, I love to do a daily steam.  

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

Of all the solstices and equinoxes, winter solstice has always held a special place in my heart.  Something about this time of year always feels so special to me.  Winter solstice is the day that marks the beginning of festivities, renewal, and slowing down.  My favorite roll on for this day smells divine, and really calms my nerves and makes me feel grounded and confident.  I am sharing my recipe with you so you can also enjoy what this lovely blend has to offer!