Posted by Katt Philipps on Dec 31st 2017
Petal & Herb is proud to announce that we will be supporting GirlForward! this quarter by donating 10% of our profits to help them with their efforts. GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.
GirlForward was started by Blair Brettschneider, a young woman that was working for a refugee resettlement agency in Chicago. Blair began tutoring girl who's story, drive and passion despite her challenges eventually inspired the creation of GirlForward.
GirlForward! has three main programs. Their Mentoring Program pairs girls with mentors to engage in "4W" activities (Wellness, Wisdom, Wallet and World) in order to explore their passions and graduate from high school. Camp GirlForward provides a space for girls to simultaneously build their English skills while exploring their identities and learning about the world around them. The Safe Spaces Project provides safe spaces for girls to explore their identities, connect with other girls, and access the resources they need.
Petal & Herb applauds their efforts and hopes with your help we can make the world a better place, one beauty product at a time. If you would like more information about GirlForward please visit their website GirlForward.
While oily skin does tend to age better than dry, it does come with its own set of unique problems. Oily skin types are the result of an overproduction of sebum (oil) which is typically more intense in the T-zone and trailing off onto the cheeks.Sebum, or what we call oil, is made of fatty [...]
I hate to admit it, fall is upon us and I’m really not ready for summer to be over. With the change of seasons, we all know we have to change our wardrobe, but we never think to change our skincare. Updating your skincare in the fall is crucial to keep your skin looking [...]
Summer is winding down, but man those mosquitos are getting vicious! I am a natural mosquito magnet; I’m not sure why, maybe I taste better than all my friends, so dealing with being bitten is a daily occurrence. Of course, I have my home remedies like putting an “x” in the bite with my fingernail [...]
Petal & Herb is proud to announce that we will be supporting PAWS Chicago this quarter by donating 10% of our profits to help them with their efforts to help fund their mission of saving homeless pets.PAWS Chicago does more than help local homeless pets, but also works with partner shelters across the United States. [...]
If there was ever a skin affliction that truly changed my life, it would be Melasma. Splotchy, dark pigmentation that is difficult to get rid of, and commonly associated with hormonal changes, my personal battle with Melasma (also called Colasma), started affecting my daily life and self-esteem around the age of 12. My unhappiness with [...]
If you are anything like me, you grew up with your mom telling you “don’t eat that, it’s going to give you zits.” High school for me was four years of thinking that chocolate, french fries, and pretzels were the skincare devil. Surprisingly, it’s never been fully proven that there is a link between diet [...]
I know it sounds crazy, dehydrated skin in summer, but it’s a reality for so many of us. Summer time in the Midwest is all about getting as much sun as you can as fast as you can before it goes away again. This means biking, hiking, pools, splash pads, cocktails on the [...]
I hear it all the time, “My husband never has any skin problems,” and it’s true that men’s skin is more resilient than that of women because of several reasons: Men’s skin is thicker and firmer than women, this is because of increased testosterone giving men more collagen and elastin, making their skin more resistant to [...]
It’s true what they say that your eyes are the windows to your soul, but the skin around your eyes are also a window to your overall skin health. The skin around the eyes is the most vulnerable to damage and aging, and a common reason that people choose to come to see me for [...]