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5 Products You Need in Your Summer Gym Bag!

5 Products You Need in Your Summer Gym Bag!

I've been taking my show on the road these days, sneaking a quick workout in when I can, and then freshening up as quickly as possible before my next meeting. Showers immediately post workout are RARELY an option. But rather than show-up at my next meeting a hot mess, I've stocked my gym bag with five essentials to help me refresh quickly and easily. 

With the summer months almost upon us (and sweatier workouts waiting), now is as great time to refresh your gym bag with these five essentials.   

Four tips for Safer Sun Care

Four tips for Safer Sun Care

Long story short: We need regular sun exposure for optimal health. But we need be smart about it. 

Keep the duration of direct exposure short, take breaks in the shade, wear protective clothing and when necessary use a mineral based sunscreen. 

In the market for safer sunscreen and want to support a great cause? This month I'm donating 5% of all Beautycounter sales to support the ongoing work of Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization that empowers families with the education to create safer homes, offers solutions for non-toxic living, and advocates for policy to protect children's health. And as a thank you for reading, I'm offering free standard shipping for any order over $50 now through June 30 11:59PM PST. 

What you need to know about charcoal!

What you need to know about charcoal!

Charcoal is all the rage. It's like the new Kale. Or aloe. Or whatever is cool by the time you read this.

It's seems like it's being added to everything: Charcoal water, charcoal filters, charcoal masks, charcoal soap, charcoal toothpaste, etc. etc. etc.

As I write this, I'm currently sipping a Charcoal Detox Lemonade at Tea Bar. Part of me hates myself for succumbing to this marketing ploy. But TBH it's real tasty. 

Anyway, I figure at this rate everyone must have black stained sinks, mugs, clothes and kitchens, right?

So what's the deal with this stuff? WHY is it everywhere? WHAT is it doing? Is it actually doing anything?  Is it good for me? How should I use it?