Topic: olive-oil

Oil Pulling: 2 Big Reasons You Should Be Gargling Your Coconut Oil

Oil Pulling: 2 Big Reasons You Should Be Gargling Your Coconut Oil

In the last couple years, coconut oil became the fat everybody’s not afraid of. It went from being the hippie beauty aid of choice to spawning 1,000 posts on beauty blogs praising its outlandish magical qualities–put it in your hair! use it as a makeup remover! moisturize everywhere! It was enough to make us go out and buy a jar, which now occasionally ends up in sauteed greens but not much else. We’ll probably die ugly.

But now, apparently, we learn of another reason to buy the jar: gargling. Yes, you should also be gargling your coconut oil. More »

Beauty Trends From History: The Strigil

Beauty Trends From History: The Strigil

Have you ever really wanted a shower? Really, really wanted? Felt so gross that you try not to move around too much for fear that, say, raising your arm a little bit is going to make the stranger next to you on the subway faint because of the toxins you will release?

The last time that happened to me was when I was on vacation in Rome. If you learn one thing from this column, that thing should be: don’t go to Rome in August. It is hot. HOT. And there is no air-conditioning. I was my own little constant, mobile sauna of sweaty disgustingness. Every shower felt so wonderful, like the water was produced by angels crying tears of joy. More »

Nail Types

Nail Types

Do you know what type of nails you have? If your nails are thin, possibly transparent, “peely” and they tear more than they actually break–you have dry nails. If your nails are thick, hard, opaque, sometimes crumble on the ends, … More »