Since I am now finding myself answering reader questions, I thought I might take the time to present my general philosophy of skincare and question some of the assumptions and over-generalizations that can sometimes plague the beauty blogosphere. Now, despite this post’s controversial-sounding title and accompanying picture, I’m not actually planning on writing anything too inflammatory. Frankly, I just wanted to take a picture with my pretty purple boxing gloves. Aren’t they the cutest? Moving on. Of course, this being the Internet, it’s entirely possible that someone will find cause to take offense at, well, anything, but I am simply trying to provide a tiny bit of clarity in the murky seas of information.
I often get rather amazing, thoughtful and fairly deep-diving comments on my posts. I figure that my other readers might be interested in reading my answers (and I need to be my ridiculously verbose self), so I am starting a new feature: Ask HH. Ask your brilliant questions in comments and will do a regular digest with my answers. Of course, please keep in mind that I am not a dermatologist or an aesthetician, so my advice comes strictly from personal experience and obsessive research.
As anyone following this blog may have observed, I am more than a little obsessed with green beauty. I love everything about it: the beautiful products, with their sweet, wonderful and brilliant creators and their potent and pure ingredients, the joy of discovering new, incredible treasures on an almost daily basis, and, perhaps most importantly, the amazing community of passionate, intelligent and kind people, focused on supporting each other and (forgive my momentary mawkishness) making the world a better and more beautiful place. Nothing showcases the ethos and spirit of this remarkable community than A Night for Green Beauty, which this year is taking place on August 6th in Chicago .