Lindi Skin Care: for Inner Strength & Outer Beauty

I’m fortunate enough to wake up each morning with a strong, vivacious, and fully-functioning body — a blessing, which I’ve learned should never be taken for granted.

However, for some people, health is a fragile fantasy or distant memory. Their days are filled with stark white hospital wards, tubes and monitors, radiation treatments, and chemotherapy. They’ve forgotten how it feels to not constantly battle the weakness overtaking their bodies.

They are cancer patients. This is their reality.

While I can’t fathom the agony they endure, my heart goes out to these fighters. The physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion must feel beyond overwhelming, yet somehow their brave, beautiful souls press on.

Almost 10 years ago, I watched one such fighter in action.

Her name was — no, is — Kalyn. She was my childhood friend, surrogate older sister, and the most incredible person I’ve ever met. Cancer could never steal her spirit. Still, I wish she hadn’t suffered so intensely.

The sad truth is, even potentially life-saving medical care can produce painful side-effects. Chemotherapy, for instance, is notorious for hair loss. But, the lesser known skin reactions must be equally demoralizing. These aren’t just your typical break-outs either. We’re talking acute dryness, flakiness, and redness caused by chemo’s cocktail of antibiotics, steroids, and other potent drugs.

With everything else cancer patients face on a daily basis, skin irritation should NOT have to be an added stressor. They deserve the confidence of a glowing complexion.

So, when I was approached to test out Lindi Skin, a line of facial products created to therapeutically counteract the harshness of chemo, I jumped at the opportunity. My skin may be sensitive and acne-prone, but I have no reason to complain. Therefore, I’m honored to spread the word about a product, which will help inspiring individuals — like Kalyn — see their vibrant inner strength reflected on their faces.

Lindi Skin manufactures and distributes clinically-proven skin care to soothe and relieve the residual effects of cancer treatments. Plus, this company believes that the power of feeling beautiful can actually improve overall health.

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The creation of Lindi Skin started with my experience watching friends go through cancer treatment. They expected the nausea, fatigue, and hair loss associated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but they were not aware of the impact that these therapies would have on their skin. In discovering there was not one line of skin care products specifically developed for people with cancer, it occurred to me that someone had to create one. And that person ended up being me.

In formulating Lindi Skin products, we aligned with dermatologists, oncologists, nurses, patients, and skincare formulators to create products that can treat even the most sensitive of skin. Our formulas are unique, gentle, and soothing. We use the finest ingredients for the ultimate hydration.

We are excited to offer the rejuvenating power of our products to everyone. Our products, elegant and luxurious, are intended to help you look and feel incredible.

– LINDY SNIDER, FOUNDER & CEO

Lindi Skin’s healing philosophy is grounded in four simple yet powerful words: HOPE. LONGEVITY. PURITY. LIFE. 

And, the following products promote just that…

1. Face Wash: 

“This gentle alternative to soap cleanses without stripping and works to achieve optimal pH balance. After rinsing, you can actually feel a veil of moisture laying the foundation for smooth, healthy skin. Use as often as needed on the face, neck, and scalp.”

lindi skin face wash

2. Face Serum

“Formulated with the highest concentration of LSA Complex, — replete with lavender botanicals, antioxidants, and vitamins —  this serum provides beneficial moisture and ultimate comfort to compromised skin on the face, neck, and chest. The unique, non-oily formula glides on silky smooth and begins restoring immediately.”

lindi skin face serum

3. Eye Hydrator

“This moisturizing gel is formulated to improve skin tone. Its effectiveness lies in its ability to attract moisture to the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. Apply a small quantity around the eyes and dab lightly with fingertips.”

lindi skin eye hydrator4. Lip Balm

“Enriched with Vitamin E and natural extracts to provide a protective layer over parched lips, this non-greasy formula works double-duty to keep nail cuticles healthy and intact, too. After using on lips, simply work the balm into cuticles.”

lindi skin lip balm

Cancer claims lives. That’s a heart-breaking reality. But there’s one thing this dreaded disease can’t take away — beauty.

Both inner AND outer.

Suck it, Cancer!

(Oh, and just in case you were wondering…Lindi Skin made my face glow too! So, there’s that.) 

*Special thanks to Lindi Skin & Lipton Publicity for supplying the products for this review.*

Wonderful Coconut Oil: Get Exfoliating!

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Recently, organic beauty seekers have been going “nuts” over coconut oil, as the latest cosmetic and hygienic cure-all. But did you know: our friend, the coconut, is actually a drupe? Uhhh…not sure what a drupe even is?

Me neither.

So, I looked it up. Turns out, drupes are edible plant blooms with a fleshy exterior surrounding a hard pit or seed. There ya have it. But how is this relevant to your hair and skincare needs?

Glad you asked! Drupes are naturally nutrient-dense, high in antioxidants, plus low in harmful fats and sugars. Therefore, it just so happens that the coconut is a powerhouse of health benefits. And – by proxy – coconut oil is too.

Let’s break it down, shall we…?


Here’s what you’ll find in coconut oil:

  • Vitamin E – protects the body from free-radicals & aids in neurological function
  • Vitamin K – builds bone density/tissue elasticity & aids in blood coagulation
  • Iron – forms hemoglobin, oxygenates the blood, & aids in muscle function
  • Fiber – regulates gastrointestinal issues & aids in maintaining a healthy weight
  • Lauric Acid – treats viral infections & aids in preventing the transmission of HIV
  • Capric Acid – increases good cholesterol levels & aids in energy production
  • Caprylic Acid – treats bacterial infections & aids in lowering bad cholesterol

Yeah, but…how does this impact my beauty regimen?

  • Coconut oil keeps your hair free from lice, scalp conditions, dullness, frizz,¬†and¬†protein loss.
  • Coconut oil keeps your skin free from¬†flaking, infections, pre-mature aging,¬†and blemishes.
  • Coconut oil keeps your teeth free from¬†calcium decay, plaque build-up, yellowing,¬†and receding gums.
  • Coconut oil keeps your nails free from¬†breakage, flimsiness, uneven cuticles,¬†and¬†fungus.

Cool beans. So, use coconut oil to…

  • shave your legs
  • remove make-up
  • moisturize dry skin
  • condition your hair
  • treat acne & scarring
  • soothe chapped lips
  • alleviate nasal allergies
  • get rid of cellulite
  • grow your hair long
  • protect skin with SPF
  • fight dandruff¬†& split-ends
  • deep clean your pores
  • exfoliate foot callouses
  • deodorize body sweat
  • relieve bug bite itches
  • smooth frizzy fly-aways
  • heal psoriasis & eczema
  • thicken your eyebrows
  • maximize a post-tan glow
  • hide wrinkles & sagging
  • whiten up that smile
  • soften¬†your hangnails

Now, just 1 question remains: will YOU go nutty for coconut oil?!

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Tame that Mane Without Breaking the Bank

Who says ya gotta drop an entire week’s paycheck at some swanky salon in order to get TRESemme commercial-worthy hair?

No way!

I found some inexpensive and 100% organic home remedies that will turn lackluster locks into the silken strands you’ve always wanted. Ready to be the envy of all your friends without depleting your checking account? Give these all-natural “hair masks” a shot next time you’re in the mood for some personal pampering (and/or find yourself overdue for a shower!).


  • ¬†To control frizz:

Dilute 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water. Massage this mixture into your hair after shampooing. Allow to set for 2-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

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  • To boost volume:

Mash together 1 avocado and 1 banana. Massage this mixture into wet but unwashed hair. Allow to set for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Shampoo your hair immediately afterward.

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  • To mend split ends:

Steep 2 tbsp. rosemary in 2 cups hot water for 20 minutes. Add 1 beat egg yolk once the water has cooled. Massage this mixture into your hair after shampooing, then rinse thoroughly right away.   

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  • To prevent grease:

Combine 2 tbsp. lemon juice with 3 tsp. honey, then dissolve in 1 cup water. Massage this mixture into wet but unwashed hair. Allow to set for 3-4 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Shampoo your hair immediately afterward.

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  • To liven limpness:

Leave 1 cup beer in room temperature for 2 hours until it has flattened. Stir in 1 tbsp. Argan oil, then massage this mixture into your hair after shampooing. Allow to set for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

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  • To heal dry scalp:

Remove the seeds and mash 1 papaya, then blend with 1/2 cup plain yogurt. Massage this mixture into your hair after shampooing. Allow to set for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

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  • To moisturize fried strands:

Combine 3-4 tbsp. Aloe Vera gel with 1 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil. Massage this mixture into wet but unwashed hair. Allow to set for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Shampoo your hair immediately afterward.

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  • To enhance shine:

Whisk together 3-4 tbsp egg whites, then add in 1/2 cup almond milk. Massage into wet but unwashed hair, then cover with a shower cap and set overnight. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo immediately afterward.

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