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5 Mobile Apps You Need for Healthy Living

By January 27th, 20213 Comments

5 Mobile Apps You Need for Healthy Living

by Sherrell Dorsey of Organic Beauty Vixen

We all need a cheat sheet to stay disciplined about this whole eco-beauty and eco-living thing. While I get to spend most of my time researching new tips, advice and happenings in the world of beauty and the environment, it’s even exhausting for me to keep track of all of the tools, tips, and lists of ways I can protect my health, my environment and my family. Luckily, there’s an app for that!

Here are a few of my favorite apps that give you instant access to tools and information you need and don’t have to worry about memorizing.

1. EWG Sunscreen Buyer’s Guide

We talked about the importance of using a physical sunscreen a few months back. I also mentioned staying away from chemicals like oxybenzone and PABA. Now you can download the Environmental Working Group’s guide for finding, analyzing and referencing the best and safest sunscreen products.

2. ShopNoGMO

GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms and foods, are organisms whose genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. According to Say No To GMO’s, we should be be concerned because many of these labratory mutations are on the shelves without our knowledge causing potential dangers to our overall health. Get this app to avoid GMO foods at the market.

3. Curly Nikki Forum

Need to stay posted on tips, style and product advice? Stay connected to what’s going on at, the blogosphere’s leading natural hair resource for naturalistas. Find out about the latest interview, respond to other user’s natural hair journey stories or chit chat across the forum with other natural hair mavens when your on the go.

4. Do It Gorgeously

You can green just about every part of your life. Don’t get lazy because you’re not inspired. Green Beauty Guru Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green hosts a series of videos from how to make your own beauty products to greening your pet’s routine.

5. Nike Training Club

Who needs a personal trainer when you can build your own workouts, set your own fitness goals and get your sexy back right from your iphone or ipad? Celebrity fitness trainers offer your workouts to tone, tighten and strengthen your body. Did I mention it’s free?! I spent way too much money at the gym and have started running with my best friend at least four times a week for free. Now we’re adding workouts to our regimen so I should be ready for my new headshots by the end of summer.

Do you have a favorite app that’s helping you to live healthier or more eco-friendly? Please share with me!

Sherrell Dorsey is a natural beauty expert, writer, speaker and advocate of health, wellness and sustainability in communities of color. In addition to creating, Sherrell writes beauty articles for Tyra Banks’s beauty and fashion site, Jones Magazine, and Posh Beauty. Follow Sherrell on twitter at and connect with her on facebook at


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