Organic Ayurvedic Goodness for Your Skin and Hair

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Ayushi Skincare on The Organic Beauty

At The Organic Beauty, we’re obsessed with all things Ayurvedic.  From the keen insights the ancient science gives us into how to eat for our bodies, to the amazingly potent beauty ingredients that fill our favorite products — Ayurveda, sanskrit for life knowledge, is truly where it’s at in natural beauty and radiant health.

So you can imagine how excited we get when we discover a beauty brand that is making amazing use of potent Ayurvedic ingredients and philosophy in creating effective products that are also organic, vegan, handmade, and cruelty-free.  It almost seems too good to be true!  But alas, it is no dream. It’s Ayushi, and we just can’t get enough.

From head-to-toe, Ayushi has you covered, with powerful herbal ingredients infused into natural beauty products you’ll keep coming back to.

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5 Tips to Grow out Your Healthy Hair

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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I don’t know about you, but I think long luscious locks are totally timeless… the perfect accessory.  But growing out your tresses can be tough if you’re dealing with dry, damaged hair that breaks and splits.  I’ve dealt with this myself since I was a teenager and first starting coloring my hair.  But I’m happy to report that I’ve nailed down the perfect recipe for stronger, healthier, shinier hair that grows out beautifully.  As with everything, it takes a holistic approach, inside and out!

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Handcrafted Ayurvedic Oils for Natural Beauty

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

Organic Beauty Arya Essentials Oils

If you’ve been reading The Organic Beauty for awhile, you know that my number one secret for gorgeous skin and hair is oil.  I use it to wash my face, moisturize my skin, and condition my hair (among many other beauty tricks).  Being a slightly lazy organic beauty, I opt for simplicity — pure jojoba, argan, and coconut oils.  But simple can definitely get a little boring.

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GP: My Natural Beauty Skinspiration

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

A weird thing started happening when I reached my 30’s: Instead of layering on the anti-aging products and slathering on more makeup to simulate my teenage skin, I found myself opting for a much more natural makeup look and and a more simplified beauty routine.  Gone are my black rimmed eyes and foundations.  No more do I turn to multi-step systems with harsh cleansers, gels and creams.  And guess what?  Not only does my skin look way better than it did when I was 20, but I also feel way more confident that the products I do use are going to actually improve the health and quality of my skin, in addition to its appearance.

One of my icons in this transition has been Gwyneth Paltrow, who has long been the face of fresh-skinned, glowing, natural beauty.  You’ll seldom see her walking the red carpet with a heavy, done-up look.  She’ll typically focus on one area of her face to emphasize for a more dramatic look (bold lips, with muted eyes; or smoky eyes with a nude lips), but more often than not, she’s seen about town with gorgeous, natural-looking eyes, a peachy blush, and some lip gloss.  The epitome of natural gorgeousness.

I’ve taken a few pages from GP’s book in creating my daily skin care regimen. Check out my 6 daily steps to getting that natural, gorgeous glow:

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Natural Summer Makeup Essentials

jcrew summer makeup Summer heat, humidity and sun present an annual makeup quandary that can either leave us melting into an oily, streaky mess or going uncomfortably bare. Neither option is particularly alluring, and neither embodies that glowing je ne sais quoi  that we’re going for.

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The Magic of Acupuncture with Mital Khatri

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

I have long been a huge proponent of acupuncture.  I’ve been getting weekly treatments for the last 2 years, and consider it an absolutely necessary part of my self-care and holistic health.  I recommend it to so many of clients for so many different ailments, and have seen some pretty fantastical levels of improvement in both myself and those I work with.

I sat down with acupuncturist and RN, Mital Khatri, my friend and fellow holistic practitioner at Ethos Collective Wellness, to help demystify that magic that is acupuncture and answer some common questions I hear from clients and readers.  Mital specializes in helping her clients to restore balance in their bodies, and also in the natural anti-aging benefits of acupuncture!  A non-toxic, non-invasive alternative to injectables and cosmetic surgery?  I am SO in!

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6 Best Natural Sunscreens To Use This Summer!

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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Sunscreen is one of those problematic areas of natural beauty: on one hand, you need it to prevent skin damage, cancer, and premature aging; on the other hand, most commercial sunscreens actually do more damage than good, by soaking harmful, hormone-discrupting, and carcinogenic chemicals (like oxybenzone and homosalate) into your skin!

Thankfully, the natural beauty has finally caught up with demand, and there are now lots of great mineral sunscreens on the market that offer up all the protection you need, without the damaging side effects.  Mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide can be found in our top picks below, alongside some awesome, potent ingredients that your skin will love! Of course, all the products we recommend are paraben-free and cruelty-free.

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The #1 Secret to Effortless Natural Beauty, Perfect Skin and Hair!

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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What if I told you that you’re slathering toxic, cancer-causing chemicals on your skin every day?

Not to fall prey to sensationalism, but for many of us, it’s true!  Most of the products you are using every day on your skin, hair, and body are loaded with more toxic chemicals than beneficial ingredients.  These chemicals:

  • Dramatically increase your risk of many different types of cancer
  • Cause all kinds of skin issues, exacerbating sensitive skin, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, eczema and other irritations
  • Dry out your hair and scalp, cause split ends, and reduce hair vitality and moisture
  • Disrupt your hormonal balance, leading to a whole slew of issues including, but not limited to, fertility issues, PMS, elevated estrogen (for both genders), and weight gain
  • Increase your risk of passing along birth defects to your unborn babies
  • And more general unpleasantries

Plus, these toxic chemicals are horrible for the environment!

But guess what?  Going the natural route is less expensive, more effective, and actually good for your body!  But you need to use the right stuff…

In my next free webinar in my magical, secret-revealing 3 webinar series, I’m going to share:

My #1 Secret for Effortless, Natural Beauty, Glowing Skin, and Lustrous Hair

We’re going to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time, and  you’re going to save yourself and your families a whole lot of health problems down the road by listening in and making a few simple changes to your daily beauty and grooming routines.

This free webinar will take place on Friday, February 21st at 12pm EST.

Click here to register!

This webinar is especially important for you if you’re pregnant (or planning to be), have kids, have a family history of cancer (or have had any precancerous cells in the past), or if you just want to extend your life and be your most beautiful, glowing self without all the nasty disease-causing side effects!

Hope to see you there!