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Coffee in your daily skin care

The first ever post media on OiB a few months back was a cup of coffee. This one. 10 months later, it is with no surprise that coffee becomes an actual topic, not just a cute photo. I love coffee. I always knew it was a plus (not a minus) in any beauty regimen. I already mentioned it here back in July, and even here earlier this year. I though today is the day to get messy. No more sweet talk, ditch the chocoloate and honey. Today, we go raw. Starting by a killer question (suspense mood on):

 ⇒ How to incorporate Coffee in our daily skincare routine? 

You know you can incorporate coffee into your daily skin care , well no right? Even though it’s a widely consumed beverage but it has also got other not so popular benefits. Today we are going to discuss those.

You have heard it right!!! You can use coffee for your daily skin care routine. This is because coffee has got certain essential agents which are beneficial for your skin like the antioxidants, it prevents the aging of your skin. Quite shocking right? Something like coffee which you use to energize yourself in the morning can be used on your skin? To be frank, I was shocked too.

Enough of the blabbering, so let’s see why you should use coffee as your daily skin care product:

Prevents premature aging

Coffee has a rich quantity of anti-oxidants when you consume coffee you take those antioxidants inside, these are the agents that stunt your skin from aging. Antioxidants are greatly natural remedies to combat wrinkles and dryness.

Makes your skin smooth and soft

One of the basics of skincare is removing the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This keeps your skin healthy and fresh. In order to remove dead skin, you need a substance that is rough and strong but not so strong that they may ruin your skin. This is where coffee comes into play, it is a best natural exfoliation agent. It can be used as a natural scrub to get rid of dead skin cells, hence maintain a smooth and soft skin.

Reduces soreness of the skin

Strong antioxidants in coffee have got many anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces puffiness and soreness of the skin. It is the best alternative to harmful cosmetics. Later I’ll tell you how to make a DIY coffee mask help to reduce the soreness of the skin.

Some DIY coffee recipes

How to make a simple yet effective coffee face scrub at home? Read below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt. (Preparing an article about what type of salt to use and avoid in skincare, stay tuned). Salt is a natural exfoliant.
  • Few drops of lavender or jasmine oil for scent

Directions:

  1. Add the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix it well. Then a few drops of lavender or jasmine oil for fragrance.
  2. Put the mix in in a sealed container and allow it to cool in your refrigerator
  3. Use this mix and natural DIY coffee scrub, use it at least three or four times per day to get best results.

I usually follow any scrub by a gently mask to rejuvenate my skin. You can try the mask I use and see if it fits you – Comment below to let me know!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful
Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

Directions:

  1. blend this mix together in a small bowl, then directly apply it on your face.
  2. Keep it on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Clean off the DIY coffee mask with a warm towel.

What about your body? You having a lovely Pamper Day and will love to know how to also pamper your entire body including your armpits, your toes and your cute little legs, read below.

NOTE: For dry legs like mine (I confess), there are specific tips available here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ground coffee
  • 1⁄4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup turbinado raw sugar

Directions:

  1. Quite similar to the scrub before, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Now use this scrub while bathing, apply it on your hands, legs and your entire body. And let it remain for five minutes, occasionally massaged in a circular motion.
  3. This mix will open your pores and remove any dead skin cells.
  4. Rinse off the scrub and pat dry.

I’m quite sure you are amazed how coffee can be useful for your skin. The above-mentioned DIY techniques really work and I know many would use them. You also give it a try, the results may appear in 2 to 3 weeks and let me know about it.

Amanda

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What are the 5 Spices I should keep in my Kitchen?

Today, on OiB I will tell you the spices which you should keep in there. The kitchen for any woman is a holy shrine where she spends the whole day cooking. Spices come with medicinal values and it is not surprising to note that they were commonly used in ancient times itself to cure minor health ailments like cold, fever, stomach upset, and acne.

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Change your eating habits with healthy tastes | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Here are five must-have nature spices inside your kitchen:

Turmeric

Turmeric is an Indian product and has been in their cooking for several thousand years. It comes with several properties like decreases the fat, purifies blood and heals wounds and bruises. It needs to be added to boiled milk, curry dishes, and vegetables.

Asafetida

Asafetida comes in the form of granules and you can use a pinch of asafetida. This can be used in water, broth, and ghee, when you are cooking. It mainly helps in reducing indigestion problems, fullness, and heavy gas after eating food.

Cumin

Cumin is another popular ingredient which immensely helps in aiding digestion. It helps in removing pain in the abdomen, remove heaviness in the stomach. It can be added to soup, rice, and lentils.

Coriander

Coriander leaves are excellent spices to be used when cooking. It is used as a garnish. They are commonly found in seeds or ground form. It immensely helps in removing tiredness, exhaustion, headaches, and pain in muscles.

You will want to add some during cooking in curries, vegetable fries, and lentils.

Ginger

Ginger is a very versatile food ingredient. It can be used in healing fever, colds, coughs, and indigestion. The benefits are too many. Apart from that, it also improves the blood circulation and reduces inflammation. You can add it in your food as a spice or as dry powder.

When added to soups or vegetable curries, it enhances the flavor to another level. You can prepare so many DIY dishes using these ingredients.

All of the above are enough to tell you why you must use organic products. They not only give you the best care for your hair, but do not come with harmful chemicals. This is one of the main reasons why I always use hair care products made from natural ingredients. It has helped me in achieving the hair of my dreams.

Do you want to become like me and have healthy and good skincare? The choice is always your sweetie.

7 Benefits of Quinoa, The World Healthiest Food.

Quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas first realized that the quinoa seed was fit for human consumption. According to WHFoods quinoa “was the gold of the Incas” because the Incas believed it increased the stamina of their warriors. The Quinoa Corporation calls quinoa the “Supergrain of the Future. ”

Quinoa | OrganicIsBeautiful
Quinoa | OrganicIsBeautiful

Who would not want to reap the benefits of this amazing superfood? Information sourced from MBG

Here are seven health benefits of quinoa:

1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you to lose weight as it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.

3. Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron some more of which include neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.

Cooked Quinoa with Avocado | OrganicIsBeautiful
Cooked Quinoa with Avocado | OrganicIsBeautiful

4. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.

5. Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

6. Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.

7. Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.

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