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What is the root cause of acne?

So what is the root cause of acne? Many think it’s bacteria and focus their acne treatments on controlling “acne-causing bacteria.” While keeping bacteria under control can help, concentrating our efforts here is like trying to stop a rock from rolling down a hill. It’s much easier to move the rock away from the cliff’s … Read more

what can trigger acne 3 common triggers plus how to avoid triggering acne breakouts

What Can Trigger Acne

Let’s talk about what can trigger acne! There are A LOT of acne triggers, but in this blog post, I’ll address 3 of the triggers that have come up repeatedly in my 14 years of helping people with their skin. What Can Trigger Acne: 3 Common Triggers 1) Pollution can trigger acne 🏭🌫️ Why  This … Read more

Does Exfoliating Help Dry Skin. True or false you can't exfoliate dry skin without making it worse

Does Exfoliating Help Dry Skin?

Does exfoliating help dry skin, or does that make dry skin worse? Today we’re looking to bust another dry skin myth, but the truth is that it’s not as straightforward as a simple true or false statement about exfoliating dry skin helping or harming. Let’s get into the details of whether or not exfoliating helps … Read more

Why do I get acne before my period, Pay close attention to days 15 - 24 of a typical hormone cycle

Why do I get acne before my period?

To answer the question of why do I get acne before my period, we need to look at what happens during your hormonal cycle that makes the perfect combination of triggers for breakouts. Pay close attention to days 15 – 24 of a typical cycle – this window of time determines a lot about whether … Read more

Another Dry Skin Myth

It’s time to bust another dry skin myth! If you subscribe to my emails, you likely saw my email from 2 weeks ago, which means you know that not washing your face to keep it from drying out is a myth that does more harm than good! If you saw my email from 3 weeks ago, … Read more

Why Does My Skin Feel Tight and itchy - steps to take to get relief with simple skincare product recommendations

Why Does My Skin Feel Tight and Itchy?

When your skin hasn’t felt comfortable for a long time, you might start to wonder why does my skin feel tight and itchy. The most common reason isn’t complicated and is pretty straightforward to fix. So, let’s discuss why your skin might feel tight, itchy, or a combination of both. The Most Common Answer to … Read more

How To Restore Skin pH Balance Naturally

When you need to know how to restore skin pH balance naturally, look no further than this blog post (in fact, bookmark it for later as you never know when you’ll find yourself needing to restore your skin’s pH balance fast! I know you’re busy so let’s dive right into what you need to know about … Read more

Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize?

Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize?

  Along with questions about acne and sensitive skin, I also get a lot of questions about dry skin. It’s not a surprise, really. Besides genetics and environmental factors, there are many reasons for dry skin. So, today, I’m answering the question: Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize? Or, at least, … Read more

How To Restore Moisture Without Triggering An Acne Breakout

How’s your skin doing? If winter has gotten the best of it and you’re not sure how to restore moisture without triggering an acne breakout, this post is for you! Avoiding breakouts while also… tackling sticky cells fortifying our skin’s lipid barrier and getting rid of a buildup of dead skin cells … is a common stumbling … Read more

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Product Line Updates – what you need to know

Mega Updates: A Summary In the fall of 2022, we made a lot of changes to our product line. The goal was to simplify product choices for our radiant rebels, streamline our production in the studio, source more sustainable + local ingredient choices, and ultimately, make way for the very best era of Grounded Sage … Read more

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Herbs for clear skin and why they work

Herbs for Clear Skin and why they work! Here is a list of the most healing herbs & plants (along with their benefits) for troubled, sensitive skin that’s having difficulty getting clear of acne breakouts.   Aloe Extremely soothing  Hydrating and moisturizing Boosts healing  Antibacterial and antimicrobial  Increases collagen synthesis   Comfrey Contains anti-aging antioxidants  … Read more

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