It all started when my sister called me about trying a new charcoal mask. If you haven’t been to a drugstore lately, you might have missed how charcoal is in every skin-care product these days because of its acne-clearing benefits. So I sent her this amazing mask to test. Her first question: “Can I add […]

How much do you spend a month on expensive skin care products and facials? Making this homemade facial oil at under $5 for a 2 oz bottle will give you better results for a fraction of the cost! Wrinkles, blotchiness, dark spots, and blemishes… BE GONE! There’s no real secret here, as with all of […]

Peel-off masks have been popping up in my Instagram feed non-stop lately. Everyone is obsessed with peeling GIFs—from super shiny versions to gunky green looks. But personally, I’ve never had a good experience with peel-off masks . They always clump off in pieces, leaving behind spots of product and forcing me to rinse off the […]

While healthy snack ideas are nice in theory, it may be hard to put them into practice. We live in a world that's equal measures go-go-go and all about convenience, meaning that it's usually so much easier to grab something rather than whip up a healthy snack yourself. But here's a little weight-loss secret: Preparation […]

Joe November 10, 2017 November 9, 2017 We all know sugary and fizzy drinks can wreak havoc on our health, and they are found everywhere. From TV commercials promoting diet soda to the enticing menu presented to us at our favorite restaurant, artificially sweetened drinks lie everywhere. The good news is there are healthy drinks […]

You may have heard of bite-tracking bracelets recently, since new buzz about these devices suggests wearing a gadget to count how many times your hand moves—presumably to your mouth—may help you take fewer bites and, in turn, consume fewer calories. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak wrote about recent interest in the devices on People 's website: […]

Papaya is a beta-carotene-rich food filled with powerful enzymes and phytochemicals that are good for skin. The enzymes slow down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles by combating free radicals. The secret beauty nutrient in papaya is papain, an enzyme that has skin-lightening properties and can reduce the visibility of blemishes and acne scars. […]

As someone who's been a beauty writer and editor for nearly a decade, no matter how many masks, scrubs, and serums I try, my blackheads have nevertheless persisted. I could have sworn that when I entered my thirties I was supposed to fight the anti-aging and dehydrated-skin battle, and that I could finally toss all […]

Anyone who’s ever watched a Skittles commercial has heard the suggestion to “taste the rainbow.” While it may seem counterintuitive that a candy commercial has good weight loss and healthy eating advice, registered dietitians are fans of this guidance. The only catch: That “rainbow” you're talking about is produce , not sweets. First, a head's […]

Jillian Babcock January 10, 2018 March 6, 2018 Ayurveda, considered a natural system of healing wisdom, originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. (1) This Sanskrit word Ayurveda translates as “the knowledge of life” (ayur means life, while veda means science or knowledge). Ayurvedic medicine is still practiced widely today in modern India and […]