The Dirty Truth Blog

When and Why You Should Throw Out Old Makeup

Posted by Brigid McHugh

We all (or at least most of us) know to go through the fridge and the pantry and chuck food that is past it's expiration date. It's really simple, find the stamped date, and if it's too old, get rid of it. Why? Because things go bad, start to grow mold and bacteria, and we don't want to eat that. 

Cosmetics have an expiration date too! The problem is that cosmetics are not required to have an expiration date on their packaging.

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3 Cruelty-Free Beauty Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Beauty starts from the inside, loving yourself and the temple that is your body. Cruelty-free and vegan beauty brands embody positive vibes and focus on being good for you and everything around you. Staying in the loop on the latest brands and trends has never been easier with this list of 3 of my favorite cruelty-free and/or vegan beauty accounts on Instagram.   Vegan Beauty Addict @veganbeautyaddict Jess fills Instagram and YouTube with photos and reviews of vegan beauty brands. Her reviews are honest, and her photos are amazing!   I LOVE testing out new shampoos and conditioners! Since my...

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The Charcoal Craze

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Activated charcoal is used in soaps such as Detoxface masks, and other topical treatments to aid in the treatment of acne. It successfully binds with the toxins and dirt that are responsible for causing acne. Topically, activated charcoal is effective in the treatment of more than just acne. Consider using it for treating body odor, rashes (like those from poison ivy or poison oak), and insect bites.

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Port Jervis Farmer's Market Soap

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Last year toward the end of the season, I noticed some berries growing on the trees that surround the Farmers' Market Square. Being me, I had to figure out what they were, and of course, if I could put them in soap!

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Hit the Headaches with Peppermint

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Peppermint oil has been used over the years as a natural remedy for headaches, nausea, gas, indigestion, cold symptoms, skin irritations, anxiety, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, muscle and nerve pain as well as stomach and bowel conditions. This is due to the fact that peppermint has been found to be both calming, and numbing (note here, please don't use peppermint soap to wash sensitive areas, unless you are looking for a bit of a tingle).

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