My latest Beauty roundup for Breathe magazine is out! In this issue, I gathered up a few great nighttime treatments, along with a tip on how to fake a good night’s sleep (which I will be putting to use this morning).
I’ve written about the importance of beauty sleep here on Indigo+Canary before—adding one (or more) of these products to your nighttime routine will give your body’s natural renewal processes a boost, while you snooze away.
Do you have a special routine at night to help your skin and hair stay healthy? —Aleigh
Chanee is a (lovely!) friend of mine who is also a talented blogger and designer–and passionate about sustainability. Her design blog, Melongings, is one of my favorites, and I covet her new line of handprinted, eco-friendly textiles. Then I discovered she also uses natural and organic products, and now I officially want to be Chanee when I grow up.
Read on to take a look at her approach to natural beauty.
Honey’s a sweet treat for your skin–but you don’t have to go to the farmers market, buy a jar of pure, local honey and whip up a batch of DIY beauty treatments to reap the benefits. (Although I think that’s lots of fun, too.) Instead, look for honey and other bee-lovely things like beeswax or royal jelly on the ingredients list. We’ve pulled together a few options to try for your face, body, hair and makeup routine. Happy Honey Month!
True story: I’ve been using Burt’s Bees lip balm since high school. Back then, I couldn’t have cared less about whether the products I used were natural or synthetic–my beauty regimen consisted of anything I liked that was cheap, or which department store beauty counters had a gift with purchase.
If you’d handed me a tube of something and said, “Hey Aleigh! I found this great new stuff that’s supposed to shrink your thighs…but also might turn your skin a nasty shade of green,” I doubt I would’ve hesitated before slathering it on. (Thinner thighs, yes please.)
But now that I’m older (and hopefully wiser), I am starting to see how some of the decisions I made as a stupid teenager who did not appreciate her flat stomach have had an impact on my skin later on. For starters, I should’ve worn more sunscreen.
Fast forward…several…years later, and Burt’s Bees is still on heavy rotation in my beauty mix. Especially their newish tinted lip balms. I’m officially hooked.
This stuff is really great. It goes on with a hint of color, even in the reddest shade, and instantly moisturizes your pout. I’m almost always wary of lipsticks because I have really full lips, and thick glosses or lipsticks can leave me looking clownish. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of color and moisture this little balm offers without being sticky.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, the details:
Six shades, from neutral to deep red offer a subtle hint of color
Ingredients include shea butter (for moisture and to protect against aging), beeswax (obviously), coconut oil and rosemary leaf oil