I love traditional health and beauty remedies. Sometimes, indigenous wisdom is more effective in its simplicity and potent connection with nature and the human body in ways that modern medicine seems to have forgotten. However, our grandparents did not get everything 100% right – as these ... Read More about Why our grandparents were so happy (think opium tablets for asthma & cocaine for toothaches)
Do you suffer from acne, a drab complexion, rashes, under eye circles, sensitive skin, dryness, or allergies? Your bedroom may be to blame. How? And why? We know that a good night's sleep is essential for a glowing complexion, crystal clear eyes and supple skin. That's because it's only at ... Read More about 23 reasons why your bedroom is bad for your skin (and health!)
Embryolisse and La Roche-Posay sit at every pharmacy around the corner. Avène and Bioderma are possibly even more easily available Stateside than in France. Le Petit Marseillais and Lierac are present at Walgreens. French beauty, in short, is under threat of becoming almost generic. Surely, ... Read More about Secret files: 11 cult French beauty products you haven’t heard about a zillion times already!
'Tis the season of the pumpkin. They are already making their way into decadent desserts and soothing stews... and soon, these luscious members of the gourd family are going to be carved up for Halloween. However, while pumpkins look, smell and taste delicious, they're even more effective as a ... Read More about Kick of autumn with these pumpkin spiced beauty recipes
When you are always on the road, "home" becomes a nebulous concept. At least that's what happens to me, since I seem to be travelling at least 300 days out of the year. So, what is home? The USofA, because that's my base? India, because my parents live there? France and Italy, because those are the ... Read More about Beauty secrets of the real-life Crazy Rich Asians (read this if you want perfect skin!)