Organic is Skin Deep

by Laurie Burgess | Organic Matters Blog

“Did you know that your skin in your largest organ?!” is a fun fact that a preteen may share after coming home from their biology class. Indeed, it’s a fact that you may vaguely recall learning at some point – but we want to understand what this means for the products you use, especially in regard to organic.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

10 Tips - Using Coconut Oil for Fantastic Skin

External Oil

Coconut oil is more than just a kitchen staple. It’s actually a very versatile product you can use for health and beauty.

The oil makes a great solution to skin dryness, infections, and dull skin. It also has positive effects on health conditions, like cholesterol issues and even diabetes.

If the idea of applying coconut oil on your skin still makes you cringe, here are a few quick facts to convince you.

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Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to provide honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out ThankYourSkin.com to learn more about her work. You can find her on TwitterPinterest, and Facebook.

Tips for Getting and Keeping Healthy Skin This Season

Winter Into Spring

The winter weather can take a toll on your skin. The cold, dry air can cause your skin to become itchy and irritated. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your skin healthy all winter long.

Use Non-Foaming Cleansers

Foaming cleansers are great for cleansing your skin. However, they are not the best things to use during colder months. Foaming cleansers have a tendency to dry out your skin. That is why it is best to switch to a non-foaming cleanser for the winter season.

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Cary is an Oregon native with a flair for small business and healthy living. She's passionate about writing and enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking. When she isn't writing about health or business, she is playing with her rescue pitbull, Mazie. 

Natural Ways to Avoid or Heal Winter Dry Skin

“The human body is the universe in miniature. That which cannot be found in the body is not to be found in the universe. Hence the philosopher’s formula, that the universe within reflects the universe without.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

As we age, our body will contain less water, more like 60%. Dry air can also contribute to even more dry skin. Skin that is excessively dry is more likely to wrinkle at an early age, though is less prone to enlarged pores and breakouts.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Eye Serum - Reduce Puffy, Tired Eyes and Renew Cells

To nourish ourselves is to attend to more than simply the foods we eat, it is choosing the best for on our bodies as well as in.

Make your own essential oil eye serum tutorial.

Buying mystery goop in a jar for a lot of money is like playing the lottery: you hope you’ll pick a lucky combo and actually look and feel more beautiful. Well don’t waste your time, money, or dreams – make your own beauty oils and serums and be a winner every time.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

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04/29/2017
by Laurie Burgess | Organic Matters Blog “Did you know that your skin in your largest organ?!” is a fun fact that a preteen may share after coming home from their biology class. Indeed, it’s a... read more
Two halves of a split coconut on white background.
04/14/2017
External Oil Coconut oil is more than just a kitchen staple. It’s actually a very versatile product you can use for health and beauty. The oil makes a great solution to skin dryness,... read more
Close up woman's face under spray of shower.
03/09/2017
Winter Into Spring The winter weather can take a toll on your skin. The cold, dry air can cause your skin to become itchy and irritated. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your... read more
Woman in spa with cucumbers over eyes.
02/16/2017
“The human body is the universe in miniature. That which cannot be found in the body is not to be found in the universe. Hence the philosopher’s formula, that the universe within reflects the... read more
close up on green eye
05/11/2016
To nourish ourselves is to attend to more than simply the foods we eat, it is choosing the best for on our bodies as well as in. Make your own essential oil eye serum tutorial. Buying mystery... read more
Woman with face mask and hair towel holding cucumber slices by her eyes.
04/29/2017
by Laurie Burgess | Organic Matters Blog “Did you know that your skin in your largest organ?!” is a fun fact that a preteen may share after coming home from their biology class. Indeed, it’s a... read more
Two halves of a split coconut on white background.
04/14/2017
External Oil Coconut oil is more than just a kitchen staple. It’s actually a very versatile product you can use for health and beauty. The oil makes a great solution to skin dryness,... read more
Close up woman's face under spray of shower.
03/09/2017
Winter Into Spring The winter weather can take a toll on your skin. The cold, dry air can cause your skin to become itchy and irritated. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your... read more
Woman in spa with cucumbers over eyes.
02/16/2017
“The human body is the universe in miniature. That which cannot be found in the body is not to be found in the universe. Hence the philosopher’s formula, that the universe within reflects the... read more
close up on green eye
05/11/2016
To nourish ourselves is to attend to more than simply the foods we eat, it is choosing the best for on our bodies as well as in. Make your own essential oil eye serum tutorial. Buying mystery... read more