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The Reasons You Should Add Organic Hazelnut Oil to your Skin Nutrition Regimen

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Hazelnut oil is made out cold-pressed as well as rosted hazelnuts and has a pale yellow color.
Widely used in Mediterranean diet, hazelnut oil has numerous health benefits. It contains a high
concentration of mono unsaturated fatty acids which promote good cholesterol while lowering
bad cholesterol.

Hazelnut in general is considered very healthy as it contains an abundance of nutrients that are good for your health. These nutrients include a high concentration of proteins, vitamin E and B as well as oleic acid which helps reduce cholesterol. Hazelnut Oil is also used in skincare regimes around the world because of its amazing effect on the skin. The uses of hazelnut oil in skincare is as follows:

1) Nourishment: Hazelnut oil hydrates the skin by moisturizing it. The skin absorbs the hazelnut oil which alleviates the sebum which is a naturally occurring skin oil. This leaves the skin looking soft and radiant. High levels of sebum also help reverse the signs of aging in the skin and reduces wrinkles and crows’ feet.

2) eAcne: The oleic acid in hazelnut oil moisturizes the skin and helps get rid of acne. The nutrients in hazelnut oil also help remove acne scars. The lightness of the oil makes sure that you don’t breakout.

3) Oily Skin: Hazelnut oil is a tried and tested oily skin remedy. It acts as a mild astringent which tightens the skins’ pore and helps regulate the excretion of oil from the skin.

4) Cleansing: The Vitamin E in hazelnut oil helps unclog pores in your skin which thoroughly cleanses the skin and leaves it look even toned and smooth. This also prevents acne and blackheads.

5) UV Protection: Hazelnut oil has a natural sun protection factor (SPF) that protects the skin from UV rays. While this protection is mild, and you will need a hat or sunscreen for further protection, hazelnut oil gives an added layer of fortification against the sun.

6) Antioxidant Protection: An antioxidant inhibits the oxidation process in the body. Antioxidants in the skin helps inhibit the activity of free radicals which can damage the skin cells. Antioxidants help reduce the aging of the skin, and give it a younger, smoother feel.

7) Gentle and rejuvenating: Hazelnut oil is a very light oil that can be used on sensitive skin. Moreover, because of all the nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins hazelnut oil helps rejuvenate the skin. It has an anti-aging effect on your skin that makes it look softer, smoother and more radiant than before.

With hazelnut oil a little goes a long way. You only need a few drops of the oil to use on your face for it to take effect. This is great news since hazelnut oil can be a little expensive (depending on where you live) and have a long shelf life. You can use a few drops every day and get rid of all these expensive lotions, cleansers, toners and creams taking up all the shelf space in your bathroom!

7 Reasons Why You Should Try Hitchhiking

1. Saving Money On Transportation

This was the reason why I first started hitchhiking, traveling on a shoestring and using public transportation don’t go well together. If I can get a flight from Portugal to Germany for 20€ I’m not paying more than that for a boring 200km, three hour bus ride to the next destination.

2. Saving More Money!

This might sound crazy to people who are concerned about the “dangers” of hitchhiking, but during some rides I have been offered food, money, drinks, accommodation and even marijuana and alcohol, usually they are just really into helping me and making sure I enjoy my adventure, some people have also driven off their paths just to drop me off exactly where I wanted them to.

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Hiking Prep | OrganicIsBeautiful

Of course this situations don’t come very often, specially if you are hitchhiking with someone else. Although it feels amazing to be treated in such a nice way by a stranger you should be very grateful just by the fact that they decide to pick you up, so don’t expect anything else from the people who give you a ride.

3. Overcoming Your Fears.

When it comes to hitchhiking anyone who has never done it before tends to have enough misconceptions about it to keep themselves away from doing it unless encouraged by someone else.

The exact same thing happened to me, that’s why I want you to go out there and do it, after a few rides your opinions about hitchhiking will change drastically and once you overcome that fear you will feel more confident and even more determined to overcome other mental barriers that you may have.

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4. Meeting Really Nice People

This is why I love hitchhiking! You will meet lots of different people and have many conversations with complete strangers. You can share your stories and at the same time discover more about the local culture or about someone else’s life, isn’t that great?

Of course not everyone is interested in hearing what you have to say or share with you their lives but countless times I’ve had really indulging conversations and learned much from this people and it also helped me overcome social insecurities.

5. Practising Your New Language

Please! Make sure you learn or at least write down some keywords or phrases from the local language. It’s easy to learn a new language and you can even practise for free with people who give you a ride by trying to introduce yourself, explaining where you want to go and even talk a bit about yourself in the local language.

If you and the person who give you a ride have any language in common it’s always funny to have a quick conversation in the local language, if that’s not the case be creative, talk with gestures or pictures, point at things, make an effort to break the language barrier.

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6. Save The World!

Every time someone picks you up the same amount of CO2 is emitted but more people are getting from point A to point B, this is what I call economizing. Can you imagine if more and more people start hitchhiking? Not only to travel on a budget but to actually do it on a daily basis. There would be less and less pollution, traffic jams and people would trust more on each other.

7. Experience True Freedom And Adventure

Hitchhiking is more than just sticking your thumb up and waiting. It’s the freedom of choosing where and when you want to go and never knowing where and when someone will take you there! It’s embracing the unknown! There are absolutely no certainties when it comes to hitchhiking, you never know what type of person or car will pick you up, how long you will have to wait or where they are going. This is what I call adventure!

When you don’t know what to expect you are living life in the present and experiencing everything in detail, you appreciate more the good things and easily ignore whatever doesn’t suit you.

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Learn about my hike in Indonesia last year on OrganicIsBeautiful

I have countless good memories from hitchhiking: getting invited for lunch in a hill by the beach, having really funny or interesting conversations, getting rides on cabs for free, pretending to be moroccan on a police checkpoint and many more that are yet to come.

Thank you Lucas for this amazing post, you can find the original article in their website.

What about you? What are your thoughts on hitchhiking? Please Share with me your adventures!

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling?

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

A lot of hubbub has been going around recently about coconut oil pulling, so it made me curious. After doing some reading, I was pretty amazed by the effects of coconut oil on oral health. So today on OiB, I would like to introduce the awesomeness of coconut oil, because you might be skeptical about this trend like I was once.

What is Oil Pulling? 

As explained on WebMD, oil pulling is a “type of Ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3,000 years… [that] involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil—typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil—in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.” The idea behind oil pulling is that the oils detoxify the oral cavity by drawing out toxins to create a clean, antiseptic environment.

I know what you are thinking. That sounds kind of like pseudo-science. But, recent studies have proven that oil pulling has many benefits.

Benefits of Oil Pulling 

A study in 2015 looked into the benefits of coconut oil pulling and the effects it has on plaque-related gingivitis. At the end of the 30 day period where the participants swished coconut oil, the results showed a “statistically significant decrease in the plaque and gingival indices” that was noted since day 7. The “scores continued to decrease during the period of study,” reports the head researcher.

The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine published a full report on oil pulling in 2016 that details the following benefits:

  • Prevents dental cavities
  • Improves overall oral hygiene
  • Decreases oral microbial count (the lauric acid in coconut oil is great for this)
  • Reduces the stickiness of plaque
  • Reduces gingivitis
  • Decreases halitosis (bad breath)
  • Swishing strengthens the mouth and jaw muscles
  • Whitens teeth

Pretty cool, right? After reading the the studies, I could not wait to try it.

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Still Skeptical About Coconut Oil Pulling? – Organicisbeautiful.com

How To Pull Oil 

Okay, first, let me just say that while 20 minutes of swishing is how the ancients did it, you do not have to. Next, remember to buy organic, non-GMO coconut oil for maximum results.

Here is how I like to do oil pulling:

  1. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil into your mouth (either with a spoon or from a medicine cup). Some people recommendto dothis right in the morning before drinking or eating, but I say whenever it works best for you.
  2. Swish for 5-20 minutes. Because 20 minutes is a long time, aim for around 10 minutes to receive the benefit.
  3. Go slow. Gentle swishing and sucking the oil through and around the teeth is all you need.
  4. Do not swallow. Spit the oil out in atrash can. Never spit it down the sink, because the oil will clog the pipes.
  5. Immediately rinse your mouth out with same warm sea salt water.
  6. Brush and floss as normal.

Final Thoughts 

I was skeptical about coconut oil pulling at first, but I am astounded by the results. That is why I wanted to share my thoughts and findings with you today on OiB. If you have tried coconut oil pulling before, feel free to share your experiences!

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Why Yogurt Is Necessary For Glowing Skin?

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Yogurt is actually fermented milk rendered by bacteria; however, it does not mean that milk gone bad can be taken as yogurt. You must be familiar with it as it is the food famous in all cultures and is a part of almost every kind of cuisine whether it is European, American or Asian. In ancient India, yogurt when combined with honey was called, ‘the food of gods’.

Not only that it is famous for its taste but also it is famous for its amazing health and skincare benefits. Though, it is hitherto unknown where did yogurt come from but it seems to be made in Mesopotamia for the first time in 5000 BC.

Skin Type

  • Oily Skin: Yogurt suits oily skin because it is acidic in nature and can manage the oily skin.
  • Dry Skin: Yogurt is a natural moisturizer and thus is good for dry skin.
  • Normal Skin: Yogurt is best for normal skin and gives the best effects.

Note: It is not good when used alone for sensitive skin as it is acidic and may cause inflammation.

Benefits

  • Moisturizes Skin

If you have a dry skin, then there is nothing you can want more. Furthermore, even for oily and neutral skin types it is good and rejuvenates skin as it has moisturizing tendency in moderate amounts. Furthermore, it makes skin elastic and gives a glow to it.

  • Removes Wrinkles

You can say that it is anti-aging as it alleviates the wrinkles and lines. It contains lactic acid which acts an exfoliator. By removing the first layer comprising dead cells, it gives way to a fresh and glowing skin and thus prevents wrinkles to appear.

  • Cures Acne

It is one of the best home remedies to treat acne. You can get rid of these depressing pimples by using plain yogurt.

  • Removes Pigments

It also helps removes pigmentation and blemishes left by the acne which usually take a lot of time to fade away.

  • Reduces Dark Circles

Your genes and the sleepless nights are the causes for your dark circles. But in either case yogurt can reduce them.

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Traditional Use

Ancient Greeks were very fond of physical beauty and thus were much focused to maintain it. They used several of the natural items to enhance and complement their beauty among which one is yogurt. They used yogurt to soothe and nourish their skin and considered it a miraculous ingredient. They used it to treat sunburns as well.

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Precautions

Always use plain yogurt when you have to use it topically.

Recipe 

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For your yogurt DIY recipe. Do this:

Ingredients

  • Take 4 tbsps. of yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. of cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Instructions

  • Mix these ingredients in a bowl
  • Apply this mixture i.e. mask on your face and preferably on your neck as well and leave it for half an hour
  • Then rinse with cold water and dry you skin by patting
  • Don’t rub it as your skin is will be soft and may get rashes

That was some of my wisdom about yogurt. Share your thoughts about the uses of yogurt in the comments. Have you used yogurt in your diet before? 🙂 OrganicIsBeautiful Signature

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6 Ways Your Skin Can Benefit From Eating Pomegranate

As we know all “Health is Wealth” and for wealthy health, nature has provided us with so many
fruits that are filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which can benefit your skin. One of the luckiest fruit that filled with flavor and nutritional properties is “Pomegranate”.

This red fruit is considered as a symbol of hope and prosperity. People around the world consider Pomegranate has one of the most cumbersome and prized fruit that is benefiting human body. It wouldn’t be wrong to say Pomegranate is among the healthiest fruits on earth.

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Pomegranate | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Skin Benefits of Pomegranate

This healthy fruit has much benefit on your skin that helps in reducing the risk of all sort of dangerous disease.  Chinese call pomegranate one of luckiest fruit and for Egyptian it is responsible for eternal life.

6 Natural Ways you can use Pomegranate to benefit your skin: 

  1. Anti-Aging Benefits: Eating a lot of pomegranate seeds helps in reducing the effect of wrinkles and face lines. It has the ability to regenerate the skin and helps in maintaining skin health.
  1. Works as Skin Moisturizer: Similar to Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate has the ability to moisturize your skin. Oil derived from the seeds of Pomegranate is rich in punicic acid that works as skin moisturizer.
  1. Improve Cell Regeneration Process: Skin disease like pigmentation and age spots happens due to deficiency of Cell in your body. But with the consumption of healthy fruit like Pomegranate helps in protecting the outer layer of the skin and helps in regeneration of skin cells.
  1. Prevent Skin Cancer: Pomegranate juice destroys cancerous cells. Its anthocyanins and hydrolysable tannins contain antioxidant and anti-tumor promoting properties which help in inhibit the growth of skin cancer.
  1. Treat skin inflammation: Pomegranate is healthy fruit for healing skin inflammation. It polyphenols property helps in soothing your skin that helps in healing any inflammation when you eat, drink or apply pomegranate seed oil directly to inflamed skin.
  1. Sun Protector: it is sun protective compounds protect your skin against free radical damage, sunburn and other damages that happen due to harmful attack of sun rays. Actually, similar to Argan Oil, Aloe vera 😉

Apart from providing benefits to skin, Pomegranate has proved itself as a rich source Vitamin C that helps in providing healthy immune system. This fruit has a great source of dietary fiber that helps in controlling diabetes.

Pomegranate protects your heart and keeps it healthy too. Other benefits include:

  • Protection from Hair Loss
  • Helps in weight Loss.
  • Protect your Arteries.
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Pomegranate | OrganicIsBeautiful

Do you include pomegranates in your diet?

Pomegranate provides a complete beauty and health benefit to your skin and overall body system.

If we forget to include any other healthy beneficial of Pomegranate in our list, then feel free to share your thoughts and health tips in the comment section below.

ps – apologise for the typo mistake on my first graphic. One of the thing you realised while after you research, prepare,write, format, reedit and then click “publish” button.

Amanda 😉

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