Episode 11: Clean Makeup with Salty Girl Beauty

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Very often cancer patients are concerned with two things – what goes in their body and what goes on their body.

Leah Robert, Oncology Nurse and Co-Founder of Salty Girl Beauty

I certainly know this to be true for me.

After I was diagnosed with cancer, I searched for answers as to why this horrible thing could have happened to me. I didn’t find a single answer… I found many.

One of the answers I stumbled upon was that women (and men) are exposed to so many chemicals through our food, water, air, and personal care products.

My guests on the podcast found the same when Sarah Kelly was diagnosed with cancer, while pregnant!

Our philosophy is about taking care of yourself and being well, and being the best version of yourself. And we really try to live that philosophy ourselves.

Sarah Kelly, Co-Founder of Salty Girl Beauty

Highlights from the episode and a link to the whole episode are below.

Here are some highlights from our conversation:

  • 2:00 How Leah decided to become an oncology nurse.
  • 4:20 Sarah’s cancer story – babies, pregnancy, and cancer.
  • 7:20 The importance of self-care and stress in wellness.
  • 9:33 The philosophy Leah and Sarah live by.
  • 9:54 The role of nutrition in life and recovery.
  • 11:07 Having support can be both a blessing and a challenge.
  • 14:00 Leah’s thoughts on nutrition and fueling yourself with good food.
  • 17:30 The idea to start Salty Girl Beauty.
  • 24:43 What it’s like to work with your sister.
  • 28:42 Creating a clean product and using effective, quality ingredients that aren’t harmful.
  • 30:58 What’s involved in certifying clean makeup – it’s all about what’s on the label.
  • 33:10 Where Sarah and Leah find beauty and inspiration.
  • 36:15 How survivors are changing the “face” of cancer.
  • 41:44 The power of giving back through Foundation for Love, Warrior Revolution, and New England Cancer Specialists.
  • 48:08 What the Salty Girls do to stay beautiful.
  • 53:41 A life well-lived.

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