Life In the Hive

Is Exfoliating Really Necessary?

Is Exfoliating Really Necessary?

Everyone’s always telling me about the importance of exfoliating. For me, it’s up there with flossing my teeth, on the list of things I’m told I should do, and then put aside until I panic remember the week before a big event where I want to look my best. Because why? Why is it so important to scrub off that top layer? Is there really magic underneath? Actually, there kind of is. Exfoliating scrubs away the top, dead, dull layer of skin - taking with it all those nasty impurities and gunk you’ve got clogging up your face. It leaves...

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Zit Zapping Power!

Zit Zapping Power!

If you had told me that I would come to a point in my life where I would be battling both zits and wrinkles, I would have scoffed in amusement. At 13, when I was covering my face in thick concealer, desperate to hide that overly blemished face, I somehow believed that once I hit 20, I’d just never have zits again. Pimples are for teenagers, right? Lol. And here I am, sliding my way through my 30’s, wondering how to keep those crows feet from growing, begging the grey hairs to stay away, and cursing the zits that keep popping...

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Probiotics For Your Skin

Probiotics For Your Skin

Probiotics. When I hear that word, the first thing I think of are those yogurt commercials from back in the day. You know, the ones where the lady dances around eating her yogurt, and the voice-over talks about how her yogurt contains probiotics, which keep her regular. What do I know about probiotics? They’re the good bacteria, they’re great for your gut health, and they’ll keep things working the way they’re supposed to.  As it turns out, the same concept applies to your skin! Your skin is the largest organ in  your body, and it takes the brunt of the environmental...

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Get Your Detox On!

Get Your Detox On!

I like to think I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I drink my water. I eat my veggies. I move around every once in a while. But when people start talking to me about doing a detox, I get a little...lazy. You see, I’m more of a low maintenance kind of crunchy mama. Like granola that’s been soaking for a little too long. The healthy intentions are there, but I also like to sprinkle a little brown sugar on top. So, when I found out I could detox my body while laying in the bath, I was way on board....

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Natural Deodorant? Sign Me Up!

Natural Deodorant? Sign Me Up!

Alright, friends. Let’s take a minute and talk about something we all don’t want to talk about. Body Odour. BO. Pit Stank. Armpit Essence. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a thing, and it happens to the best of us. I, since we’re getting all real and honest here, am one sweaty human. I spent the majority of high school wearing baggy sweaters and nothing but black, in a desperate attempt to not let anyone know that I, like literally every other human on the planet, sweat. So, what do you do about it? You can own it, if...

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