Category Archives: Healthy Skin

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My New Natural Skincare Regimen

If you get the newslettter, then you know I’ve been doing a bunch of research about the Korean Skincare Method and have been revamping my natural skincare regimen. Skincare is approached much differently in the east vs here in the west. In Asian culture the emphasis is on having beautiful skin through diet and skincare, even facial exercises and the emphasis here in the West is primarily spot treatments and covering up flaws with makeup. In many parts of Korea and Japan, girls and boys are taught how to take care of their skin from an early age. On the one hand, Asian women, like many women of African and Indian descent have genetics on their side, but the reality is that some Korean women use up to 20 different products on their faces and many have some seriously questionable ingredients. (Pig collagen or snail mucus anyone?)

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Argan Oil: What it is, What it does and Why You Should Care Where It Comes From

Argan Oil seems to be in everything these days, but it’s actually been around for thousands  of years and used by the Berber people of Morocco (thus the name Moroccan Oil). Since the late 1990’s it has taken the beauty biz by storm being included in everything from hair and skin treatments to candles and cooking oil. But not all argan oil is the same. Continue reading

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Goddess Garden Organic Sunscreen Review

“This post is sponsored by Green Sisterhood but the opinion is my own.”

 I’ve used sunscreen for years to protect my skin; in fact, it’s a vital part of my anti-aging regimen. However, I’ve always had a hard time finding a broad spectrum safe sunscreen with ingredients that won’t irritate my skin. That’s where Goddess Garden Organics Sunscreen comes in.

When they contacted me to do a review of their product I was intrigued for several reasons. Their product does NOT contain any “ikky” ingredients, it’s biodegradable, non-nano and it comes in recyclable packaging. Not to mention, they sent me a bunch of product samples to try and they are giving all Savvy Brown readers a chance to try a FREE bottle of sunscreen!

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Skin Type vs. Skin Color

When it comes to skin care, people often place more importance on skin color than skin type while making decisions about products. In fact, many companies hope that you’ll make the same mistake as well; that way, they can target their products to a particular ethnic group. These products often come at a wildly different price point or with questionable ingredients. That’s called “target marketing” and it doesn’t always make for good skin care. Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Use Organic Rosehip Seed Oil As Eye Makeup Remover

I’ve talked before about organic rosehip seed oil before and it’s myriad of benefits. One thing I love using it for is as an eye makeup remover because not only is it great at removing stubborn waterproof mascara, a little goes a long way and it also has the added benefit of being a great way to combat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It’s a double whammy! And you know I love multitasking my products. Here’s the one I’m currently using: Continue reading

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8 Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

Too often we are more worried about what products we are putting on our skin to make it appear healthy, versus the foods we are putting in our bodies that actually boost skins health. Here are 8 foods that you can eat to help give your skin a boost…from the inside. Continue reading

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Savvy’s Lavender Mint DIY Bodywash

Inspired by Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Rosemary Mint Body Wash, I decided to try a version of my own. It’s so easy to make this Lavender Mint DIY Bodywash! Plus it’s cheaper and made with better ingredients. Let me know what you think!
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“Un-Petroleum Jelly” Recipe

A friend of mine has a new fabulous blog called Homeaide Good that is chock full of recipes and diy ideas. As a gift, she recently made me a version of her “Un-Petroleum Jelly” and I’m in LOVE with this stuff!. I have made my own Whipped Shea Body Cream in the past, but this is lighter and absorbs quicker. Here’s how to do it… Continue reading

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Anti-Aging Must Haves Pt. 2 – Sunscreen

In Part 1 of this series I talked about Rosehip Oil being essential to anyone’s anti-aging arsenal. Many people are surprised when I say I wear sunscreen year round, everyday. But it is the second most important weapon I have in my anti-aging beauty arsenal. Contrary to popular belief, women of color need sunscreen just as much as other skin tones. Yes, skin cancer is lower among people with darker pigmented skin, however, photo aging, (that’s skin wrinkling and loss of elasticity due to sun exposure), is the same for everyone. Continue reading