Healthy Living

Microbeads Might Be Banned in New Zealand

Microbeads

It’s official, New Zealand is on the bandwagon to ban the sale of personal care products that contain plastic microbeads. A recent news article explains that Nick Smith (the NZ environment minister) and the National government has announced a proposal outlawing the sale of microbead products. Microbead products have already been banned in the US and…

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What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Green beauty & natural skin care

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the “green beauty movement”. It’s a fairly new movement (as in the last 20 years or so), at least for the cosmetic industry. Though, the truth is that green beauty has been with us for thousands of years! Green beauty has its roots buried deep within the wisdom…

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What Is Normal Skin?

What Is Normal Skin

During normal everyday life, our skin is a pretty mundane thing. We treat it almost like a fabric; it’s flexible yet strong, soft yet resilient. Our fabrics undergo a daily washing routine, often been subjected to additional preparations if we’re heading out for the night. Like our fabrics, we desire our skin to always be spotless and…

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Melanoma Warning Signs

Melanoma Warning Signs

I’ve written before about my brush with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It’s most commonly caused by skin damage resulting from UV (sun) exposure. Your skin and your health are too precious to neglect. Be aware of any suspicious moles on your body and take swift action! New Zealand has the highest rate…

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My Brush with Melanoma

Melanoma Skin Cancer

In 2009 I was a fairly typical woman. I’d been living in New Zealand for about 3 years, I did my fair share of partying and I worked a 9 – 5 job at a call centre for a large energy company. My life was completely normal in all regards. My life was certainly care free,…

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