Dealing with Maskne: Irritation & Breakouts from Masks

As if turning the world upside down wasn’t enough, it turns out pandemic life also messes with your skin. Last week I talked about how to deal with the irritation that comes from washing your hands so much. This week, I’m talking about Mask Face – the irritation and breakouts that can happen when you wear cloth face masks, surgical …

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Answers to Common Questions About DIY Hand Sanitizers (Video)

Sanitiser Questions

I’ve had a lot of the questions on my DIY hand sanitiser video, and even though I tried to answer as many as I could, a lot of people kept asking the same ones… so here are the answers in an easy-to-find place! It includes a video demo of the Alcohol Calculator. Check out the video on YouTube here. Here …

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Bad DIY Hand Sanitizers (and a few good ones)

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic there’s a hand sanitizer shortage… and a ton of DIY hand sanitizer recipes. Will they actually work? (Spoiler: Most of them won’t.) I’ve made a video breaking down some of the good bad DIY hand sanitizer recipes out there. Check out the video on YouTube here. Key points: COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus …

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More Sunscreens in Your Blood??! The New FDA Study


You might remember a similar post that I published in May 2019, after the previous flurry of “The FDA Admits Sunscreens Are Poison” headlines. Now that the second study has been published, it’s time for Round 2. Gratifyingly, this time the coverage seems a little less hysterical (maybe they learned from last time?), with the exception of the Daily Mail, …

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Reusable menstrual cup and period underwear review

menstrual cup tampon

It’s time for another one of those posts that will make people I know in real life avoid eye contact for a little bit, so if you’re a bit squeamish about normal female bodily functions this might be time for you to click away too. But I think it’s important to discuss these somewhat taboo topics, especially since it’s something …

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My Flotation Tank Experience

One of my work friends is a full on float tank addict. Hugh has been going for floats several times a week and raving about how amazing it is to everyone who’ll listen, so after a few weeks of listening to him go on (and on and on), I finally went for a float myself. What is a float tank? …

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