The stress that comes with the belly pain, bloating, leaky gut and discomfort of digestive issues can literally send a person right into a “meh” existence. I AM VERY familiar with all of this, as I have struggled with SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).
A few years ago, I was placed on antibiotics for 9 months that destroyed my gut ecosystem and left me with a digestive mess. As I am on the journey to improve my health and my digestive brain, I am sharing a smoothie with a secret ingredient that will heal and soothe your gut with each slurp: Aloe Vera.
Yes, you heard that right! That’s when your golden-glow
and makeup are no longer perfectly paired.
It’s well known from extensive research that fragrance is a common sensitizing ingredient for all skin types. Yet, despite this information, fragrance is common in more skincare products than you can imagine.
Many people don’t realize the damage fragrance does to your skin and your body… and if you think you are “safe” because you purchase “unscented” products, think again.
Many synthetic ingredients used in skincare (natural products included, especially water-based skincare) have a horrible odor.
In order to cover up the bad odor, so you will apply it to your face or body, companies will use fragrance (the F-word of skincare) to neutralize the bad odor… odor eater chemicals if you will.
So, when it comes to your beauty care products, the magic rule of thumb is the first 5 ingredients are the ones that matter the most. After the fifth ingredient everything else is probably below the 1% line. This is where a lot of “questionable and obscure” ingredients hide.
What? 1% line? What the heck is that?
Simply put, any ingredient that is less than 1% of the total recipe can be listed in any order. This is a great marketing ploy and a way companies can make you believe the ingredients are “better” than they really are.