4 Things to look for in a Moisturizer

4 Things to look for in a Moisturizer

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Creating a healthy lifestyle that works for you is an incredibly rewarding experience… but it can also be complicated and confusing, especially when it comes to navigating through a sea of self-care products and complex ingredients. Many of us desire beautiful, youthful looking skin and there are an array of moisturizing products offering us just that. But how do you weed out the good from the bad? What should you be looking for in your moisturizer? I’m here to help you do just that!

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Frosted Cinnamon Maple Donut Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Cinnamon Maple Donut Recipe. These healthy babies are gluten free, vegan or vegetarian and refined sugar free.

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Exciting news! I bought a donut pan! Seriously… if you don’t have one, I highly encourage you to go get one. Go pick one up right now if you can. I’ll wait…

I have no idea what I’ve been waiting for. It turns out that donuts are pretty easy to throw together. It took me a couple of tries, but I came up with a donut recipe I may be a little obsessed with (healthy donuts 3 times this week isn’t a bad thing, right?) Super bonus? They cook in 10 minutes! Say what?! This is seriously an exciting development in the Health-Esteemie House. I can’t wait until you try them.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Cinnamon Maple Donut Recipe. These healthy babies are gluten free, vegan or vegetarian and refined sugar free.

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Health-Esteem Queen Francesca Plantifully Based – Vegan Diet and Lifestyle

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Health-Esteem Queen Francesca, the creative mind behind Plantifully Based, is an absolute delight! This girl proves that you can health up literally anything. Her mouth watering, vegan recipes are a must try for all. And her honest, down to earth and delightfully kind personality is impossible not to love. Her inspiring Instagram and YouTube Channel are an alluring and inspiring mix of delicious recipes; there’s something for everyone. And she adds her golden touch, sharing her outlook and motivations with each new creation.

I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to introduce the gorgeous Health-Esteem Queen Francesca and share the magic of her amazing creation, Plantifully Based.

An interview with the inspiring, creative vegan foodie - Francesca of Plantifully Based. Read her story and get her delicious Vegan Red Lentil Chili recipe.

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Crispy Baked Rosemary Dill French Fries (6 Ingredients!)

A healthy spin on classic french fries with savoury rosemary and dill for a pop of flavour. Gluten free and vegan and only 6 ingredients.

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French fries are a classic for a reason! They pair well with so many things. I swear, fries can be foodie friends with almost anything! They’re well loved by many and totally adaptable. And, my favourite, they’re easy to share (whilst still getting your fill ^^). But, unfortunately, they’re often deep fried, greasy, fast food nightmares… I swore that kind of junk off many moons ago.

But dude, you can have your French fries and eat them too! This foodie classic doesn’t need to be bastardized into a questionable, unhealthy junk food. And you don’t even have to fry them if you want them to be crispy. Healthy, delicious and easy are my ideas of heaven. So I made it my mission to come up with healthy, delicious fries stat!

These Rosemary Dill French Fries are crispy, baked goodies, and I swear they are as delicious as their fried counterparts. Minimal effort, minimal ingredients and healthy coconut oil. Booyah!

A healthy spin on classic french fries with savoury rosemary and dill for a pop of flavour. Gluten free and vegan and only 6 ingredients.

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The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Healthy Hair

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Healthy Hair - What you eat can be the difference between dull, thin, brittle locks, or gorgeous, shiny, thick tresses. Here are the best foods for healthy hair!

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I used to have a cabinet full of hair products. I wanted that sexy, healthy hair look. Hair spray? Check. Colour infuse shampoo? Check. Leave in conditioner, deep conditioners, wave spray, shiner spray… check, check, check, check. My collection was extensive. And my main goal was to load up on all the self-care products I could, and spend as little as possible. Today my standards have changed… and so has my knowledge on what truly makes our bodies (hair included) shine.

While there are certainly a ton of products that can give you that luscious, healthy hair look, it’s hard to out-condition a bad diet. Hair products can definitely help our hair shine; but eating the right foods can create gorgeous hair for the inside out.

It’s also worth considering what we’re putting on our hair. Remember, the self-care products we use on a daily basis often expose us to known or probable human carcinogens, reproductive and developmental toxins and endocrine disruptors (source). It’s worth our while to feed our body with kindness, so that it has the tools it needs to provide us with the healthiest glow possible. And cutting down on the products we’re using, whilst ensuring that we select healthier options, can also make all the difference as well.

In short, health comes from the inside out first and foremost. Self-care products should be a secondary way to support and nourish our bodies, from the outside in.

So what should we add to our diets to nourish our bodies and help to create gorgeous, healthy hair?

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Healthy Hair - What you eat can be the difference between dull, thin, brittle locks, or gorgeous, shiny, thick tresses. Here are the best foods for healthy hair!

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