Favourite natural beauty swaps for conventional personal-care products

DSC07957My friends keep asking me about clean beauty products, so I've decided to occasionally feature products that I’ve tried and liked. My approach to clean beauty is quite simple. I don’t swap everything in my beauty bag. That being said, I have most of my personal-care and beauty products natural, especially the daily essentials because the frequency of use and the amount are key. If you use it every day or multiple times a day, then it should be clean in my opinion. Our skin is the largest organ after all, so for me it makes sense to opt for natural when possible. Continue reading

Clean beauty

340px-Gwyneth_Paltrow_avp_Iron_Man_3_ParisWhether you've been gooped a long time ago, or the idea of cleaning up your beauty bag has come to you recently, this is for you. I believe that making changes in our beauty/wellness routines, eating and cooking style as well as voting with our purchases matter. When I started my website in 2007, I wanted it to be a resource for more natural alternatives and information otherwise scattered all over the internet. When Gwyneth Paltrow started her website Goop in 2008, I became a subscriber because many of the ideas were close to my philosophy. It has since become a popular resource for all things clean living. Continue reading

Namina – a true wellness gem in the heart of Helsinki

IMG_5344As a photographer I spend a lot of time carrying a heavy camera and other equipment, as well as long hours by the computer editing, copywriting, marketing etc. Despite trying to rest my arm, stretching and exercising, I sometimes feel my body is out of balance and I need some extra help. In the Czech Republic I have a massage therapist, and I visit her when I can to get a massage or a craniosacral treatment. I’ve been looking for a place in Helsinki that would offer some more holistic approach and where I could truly unwind. Continue reading

GMOs – how to avoid them

protect yourselfI don't know about you but I don't know anyone who wakes up in the morning thinking: "I have such a craving for a pesticide-producing corn this morning, with a special serving of Roundup, the infamous weed killer."

I certainly don’t want to be a guinea pig of big corporations that are threatening the biological diversity, polluting our planet and trying to control the food supply. I want to know what I am eating. We all have the right to know what's in our food and decide what we prefer. If you are not a fan of genetically engineered food and wondering how to avoid it, here are some simple tips and useful information. Continue reading

Various aspects of eczema and other skin problems

atopikdermI struggled with eczema for some time in the past and tried various treatments for it. I observed some connections that physicians normally don't pay much attention to. First of all, creams and lotions are important for certain relief but they won't probably cure your eczema. The problem is usually hidden deeper and everybody needs to find out for themselves. It's definitely useful to go below the surface and do some work on the inside. Continue reading