Here you’ll find articles related to skin & beauty. While skincare and beauty may seem like topics that relate to outward appearance rather than inward health, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only do the products that you put on your skin have an enormous impact on your health, the health of your skin is also a direct reflection of what’s going on inside your body. After all, your skin is your largest organ!
Like everyone, we want to look great and have beautiful skin. But we also know that achieving that doesn’t mean purchasing whatever new serum or makeup brand is getting the best reviews. Taking care of your skin in a holistic way that supports your overall health means understanding how a variety of factors impact your skin, from diet to hydration to toxins to stress, as well as knowing what types of products you should and shouldn’t be putting on your body.
Read these articles to learn about holistic skincare, non-toxic beauty, and how to cultivate a radiant complexion from the inside out.
Health Research Wrap-Up: October to December 2020
Well, it’s finally happening: this seemingly endless year is coming to an end at long last. If you’d told us in January everything this year was going to bring, there’s no way we would have believed you! And yet, here we are. Obviously, wellness news (and all news) this year has been dominated by the coronavirus, and so throughout 2020 we’ve done our best to share the most significant developments in these health research wrap-ups. But, as we’ve said before, your best defense against COVID or any other disease is maintaining good overall health, and many WellBe readers are still struggling with other chronic symptoms and conditions (that might make it harder to fight COVID-19). That's why we think it’s as important as ever to highlight health news and research that’s not COVID-related.
The WellBe Organic Salon Guide: How to Find Non-Toxic Hair Dye and Protect Yourself from Harmful Chemicals at the Salon
Over 75% of American women color their hair — but how many of them know about the harmful color in those hair dyes? In the WellBe Guide to organic hair salons and natural hair color, we look at the risks of coloring your hair, and how to do it safely.
Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Sunscreen Alternatives
There’s perhaps no piece of health (or life) advice more universally accepted than “wear sunscreen.” And yet, it’s actually a whole lot more complicated than that. Sure, sunscreen helps shield you against skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun, but the truth is that not all sunscreens are created equal — and some might be seriously harmful to your health. In our newest video guide, WellBe investigates.
Healthy Nail Polish Guide: the Best Non-Toxic Nail Polish Brands
Are nail salons healthy? What about doing your nails at home? This guide to non-toxic nails gives you everything you need to know for a healthy mani-pedi.
Follain Founder Tara Foley on Why Non-Toxic Skincare Is Crucial for Good Health
When Tara Foley realized that all of her conventional beauty products contained harmful ingredients, she was shocked that more people weren't talking about it — or doing anything about it. So she set out on a mission to change things, and founded the clean beauty empire Follain.
The 10 Most Impactful Health Changes Adrienne Made in 2018
Every year, we all do things that change our health — for better or for worse. Here, Adrienne shares the 10 most impactful health changes she made in 2018 and why each one made such a difference in her life.
Nitika Chopra on Improving a Lifetime of Severe Plaque Psoriasis
Nitika Chopra struggled with severe plaque psoriasis and arthritis for decades. Her journey to wellness spans two continents, many different disciplines of medicine, and both the body and the mind. Watch (or listen to) her inspiring story.
Adrienne’s Clean Makeup Picks
In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to talk about an issue that is near and dear to my heart— toxic beauty products. I believe giving your mother a “swap out” experience is one of the best gifts you can give.