A company’s “cruelty-free” status has become a massive determining factor in how well its products sell - and rightfully so. Animal testing is a not only unnecessary, it’s unethical. Animals endure horrendous atrocities in the name of “beauty,” when, in reality, there are countless other ways to safely and honorably test products.
Sometimes we underestimate the power of Mother Nature’s resources. We forget that the same ingredients that make our expensive skincare products so wonderful are often sourced from common plants. Additionally, these ingredients are typically inexpensive and accessible at any local grocery store. Of course, household fruits aren’t a substitute for your retinol, but they can definitely help if you’re on a tight budget or don’t have time to stop by a fancy department store for other products.
Exercise seems to be the universal medicine. Want more energy? Exercise. Want to lower your stress levels? Exercise. Want Michelle Obama arms? You know how this goes. Every doctor will tell you that working out alleviates most of your physical maladies, but fewer people voice the incredible effects that it has on your largest organ - skin.
The dog days of summer are upon us, and with them come outdoor barbecues, late nights under the stars, and lazy beach excursions. These carefree activities may make the fondest memories, but they all come with a price: dull, dry, and sensitive skin...