Beauty Myth Busted: Is It OK to Use Toothpaste on Skin?

Acne, Blackheads, Skin Care

Don’t put toothpaste on your skin. I just wanted to make that clear, because for every article like this about not using toothpaste as skin care, you’ll probably find several hundred about why it’s the miracle cure for pimples and blackheads. And maybe you even have a friend who tried it and said it worked Read more »

Non-Fragrant Plant Oils vs Essential Oils


  Olive oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil, jojoba oil, and soybean oil—can you identify which ones are non-fragrant plant oils (NFPOs) and which ones are essential oils (EOs)? In case you were wondering, the 1st, 4th, and 5th ones are NFPOs and the 2nd and 3rd ones are EOs. But how are they different exactly? Read more »

Do You Really Need an Anti-Smog Moisturizer?

Q&A, Skin Care

It is well-known that over 80 percent of the visible signs of aging are attributable to cumulative UV damage over time.  Nonetheless, companies still continue to come out with products promising to protect against everything from microwaves to radio waves.  Yet I knew I was going to have to write a post when I heard Read more »