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A Fabulous Skincare for Oily Skin

Having Oily Skin can be a real pain ⇒ 8 Easy Step to kill that pain! Especially when you are constantly having bad breakouts. As someone with incredibly oily skin, I can tell you that I have done a lot of research on this in the hope of preventing such breakouts; and now I think I have found a routine that works well for me. I wanted to share this with you in the hope it does the same for you:)

1. Wash your Face

This might seem obvious but it’s surprising how much you can forget to do this sometimes. It’s easy enough to do when you have a shower, but you really should be washing your hair twice a day if you can. This way any build up of oil and dirt accumulated throughout the day can be washed off.

2. Exfoliate

When I was a teen, I didn’t really know what exfoliating was and I left it out of my skin routine. My skin was always flaky around my nose which caused more spots due to blocking my pores. When I finally started exfoliating, it took me a good year to find the right scrub for me. Now, I exfoliate usually once every week. List compelled by GingerFox.

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3. Moisturising

To be honest, the first time I read about moisturising oily skin, I was skeptical. I mean- my skin was oily enough without adding anything else into the mix! However I was completely wrong. As I have sensitive skin I use simple light moisturiser, and it works wonders for me.

Another option here- to avoid any chemicals contained within conventional moisturisers- is to use Argan Oil. The first day I tried this, it felt strange. But after a few minutes it soaks right in and it is really nice. I also add in tea tree oil to mine because it has anti-bacterial properties.

Me time - Beauty Routine with simple steps | OrganicIsBeautiful
Me time – Beauty Routine with simple steps | OrganicIsBeautiful

4. Face Masks

Face masks are an essential part of any good skincare routine- however they are often forgotten. I recommend using a face mask once a week if possible, to provide a deep cleanse that may not be achieved with your every day face wash and make-up removers.

A bit more, and you will get your own Orange peels powder
A bit more, and you will get your own Orange peels powder

DIY Homemade Orange Peel Mask

5. Diet

Diet is a big part of having healthy skin, because if you don’t look after yourself inside- your body won’t be healthy on the outside. Foods such as nuts and fish are good for skin because they contain essential vitamins.

Taking about nuts, I have concocted for you a lovely and amazing almond milk recipe that will make your skin glow naturally.

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Categorie: Wellness | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com



6. Drink Water

Drinking water is one of the best ways to rid your body of toxins. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water each day (2 litres).

21 Ways to Drink Water

If you aren’t keen on the taste of water- try adding in some fruit to it to give it some flavour. Lemon water is a brilliant way to cleanse your body and if you drink it first thing in the morning- it can help to kick start your metabolism.

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PS – You can also drink lemon water.

7. Primer

The first time I wore make-up, nobody told me about using primer. It wasn’t until last year that I decided to give it a go. If you haven’t used primer before- you should.

It basically provides a barrier on your skin and stops foundation soaking into your pores and causing blockages. It also makes your make-up go on a lot further.

8. Sun care

I can’t urge this strongly enough: look after your skin when you go out in the sun. Not only can your skin become badly burnt, but you can end up with age spots and even cancer.

Sunrise | OrganicIsBeautiful
Sunrise | OrganicIsBeautiful

It is really important to wear sun lotion before you go out into the sun and also apply after sun when you come back inside to stop your skin from drying out. Another point is that when you sweat- your pores get blocked and this can cause spots- so make sure you wash your body well. The benzoin could also be a good alternative to protect your skin daytime.

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That’s it!

I hope this helps you with your skin, thanks for reading!

Amanda 😉 OrganicIsBeautiful Signature

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The Beverage of the Goddess

Almond milk is a plant milk with a creamy texture and nutty taste. It contains neither cholesterol nor lactose and is often consumed by the lactose-intolerant and others who wish to avoid dairy products, including vegans. Commercial almond milk comes in sweetened, unsweetened, plain, vanilla and chocolate flavors, and is usually enriched with vitamins. Recipe and photo from Lasofra. The good thing is that you can make your own almond milk at home, and here is how.

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Categorie: Wellness | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

What you need

∴ 4+ 1 Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
  • 2 cups water + more for soaking
  • 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
  • 2 cups water + more for soaking
  • Sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, to taste, optional
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Honey | OrganicIsBeautiful

∴ Instructions

1 – Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with about an inch of water. They will plump as they absorb water. Let stand on the counter, covered with a cloth, overnight. You can also refrigerate for up to 2 days.  It will do the job  😉  ❤ Simple.

2- Drain the almonds from their soaking water and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water. You will notice at this point the almonds feel a little squishy if you pinch them.

TIPS : It’s best to discard the soaking water because it contains phytic acid, which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.

3- Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the almonds, then blend continuously for two minutes. The almonds should be broken down into a very fine meal and the water should be white and opaque.

Raw Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful
Raw Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful

4- Pour the almond mixture into the strainer. You can then squeeze & press (with clean hands) to extract as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups.

Done! Taste the almond milk, and if a sweeter drink is desired, add sweetener to taste.

Benefits of Almond Milk:

While almond milk is becoming more and more popular, it is important to note that it does not provide as much protein or calcium to be a complete substitute, so make sure you receive adequate amounts from other sources. However, almond milk has a lot of benefits. It help with weight management and the following 😉

Raw Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful
Raw Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • It keeps your heart healthy and do not impact your blood sugar. Keeping your cholesterol under closed watch. What about your digestion? No worries here. Almond milk is also spot on! It will keep your digestion in check.
  • It keeps your bones strong since it also contributes to muscle strength and has natural healing properties.
  • It keeps your skin glowing. Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, a known antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. It contributes to collagen and elastin depletion.

Vitamin E, present in almond milk, protects the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals; this makes the skin healthy and younger-looking.

  • And the big plus. You will love the taste and how easy it is for storage and conservation made easier. It does not require refrigeration! Yep 

Hope you enjoy the recipe. Always remember what you eat reflect on your skin!

Happy week end to all of you, I am off to the beach now ❤❤❤

Amanda 😉  

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How to Pamper Yourself At Home &…Naturally! (Promised, it doesn’t have to be complicated)

Walking into a health food or vitamin store is an exercise in overwhelm. And googling what you’re trying to find out can be even worse! Peppermint, rosemary, lavender…you name it!

As me, there’s a good chance that you’ve also purchased herbal teas, extracts or salves for a cold or a minor first aid situation. Wouldn’t it be awesome to make those same herbal remedies yourself? With drastic decisions come drastic measures. Making the switch over to an all natural and healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming. Where do you start?

Coconut Oil, my number One oil. Picture Credit: Google Image.
Coconut Oil, my number One oil.
Picture Credit: Google Image.

Here are 5 steps to make that easier for you. List compelled by Pure & Simple.

1- Eliminate chemicals in your foods

This one is the most important (that’s why it’s number 1!). If you only take away one thing from this, take this: everything you do for your body relies on how well you are fueling it. I said for a long time that I wouldn’t be one of those crazy ladies in the grocery store who stands at every section for hours and hours and reads all the labels. Want to know a secret? That is me now! Now, I understand you might not know what every ingredient is, so this might stress you out, but relax! A general rule of thumb: if you don’t recognize the ingredient or if it is a mile long, just don’t get it. The longer the label, the more of a chance there is for chemicals to be in it.

Here are some of the 10 most common chemicals to avoid if you are new to label reading:

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Yellow dye
  • Red dye
  • Blue lake
  • TBHQ
  • MSG (also called monosodium glutamate)
  • BHT and BHA
  • Sodium Nitrate
  • Aspartame
  • Sucralose

Note: of course, this is not a complete list, but this should help you get started!

2- Cut out sugary drinks

One of the mistakes people make is feeling as if they are drinking enough because they are always sipping on something, but rarely is it water. I make an effort to have 1 gallon of WATER every day. Anything else has to be in addition to that. Alternatively, you can kick start your day with the extra energy from drinking lemon water. A tumeric latter will do to [Recipe here]. Here are some things to consider:

  • Store bought fruit juices are usually loaded with sugar
  • Soda is junk. Don’t drink it.
  • If you are a coffee drinker, keep in mind how much sugar you are consuming with each cup. I’m a big starbucks girl so this one applies to me.
Limes can be an excellent substitute to lemons (Image credit: Centre of the Psyclone)
Limes can be an excellent substitute to lemons (Image credit: Centre of the Psyclone)

3- Exercice in the morning

If you are just getting into a healthy routine, this one should help you out. For me, when I exercise in the morning it is great motivation to continue being healthy for the remainder of the day. If I save my workout until the end of the day, I have a longer period of time to come up with an excuse to not workout at all.

4- Get yourself a basic starter kit of essential oils

If you are looking to make any all natural products to avoid chemicals and save money, there are some essential oils that are…well, essential. If you are looking to start smaller, here are 5 essential oils I would recommend for you:

Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
Lavender | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Thieves
  • Tea tree
  • Lemon

5- Stock your cabinets with the basics

There are so many natural medicine products that you will find yourself using more and more as you continue on this path. Here are my 5 favorites:

Argan oil and Coconut oil are both a must have. Because there are both highly versatile, nutritious for both your skin collagen and your hair scalp. As well as easy to implement on your daily routine like I do here. Talking about your hair strength, coconut oil is ideal base of Pre – shampoo or as a combination with Shikakai powder. India is home to traditinal Ayurveda medecine that I have discovred living here in Malaysia. Little India is two stops away from my home. How convenient is that 😉

Shikakai Powder acts as a natural astringent for hair enhancing its binding properties naturally.

Not sure what to do with Shikakai? Recall my tutorial on how to use Amla and Shikakai for your hair. Link below
Not sure what to do with Shikakai? Recall my tutorial on how to use Amla and Shikakai for your hair. Link below

Apple Cider Vinegar is always handy to have at home. It naturally fights against wrinkles and keep your skin elasticity uniform. I personally love it and pamper myself with it on Saturday [Happy Saturday | Pamper Yourself]

And, the last, but not the least is Honey.
This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee. Honey is actually a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it’s retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.

Well there you have it. 5 steps to help you get started. I know it can be intimidating, but don’t give up. I speak from experience when I say it is WELL worth it.

Happy health, everyone!

Amanda 😉
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Eat + Drink + Papaya

Eat + Drink + Party Papaya ! Yes. I did it, I replace Party by Papaya and you will soon understand why. Lets cover first the basic.

The basics

Paw Paw (papaya) is a fruit that grows in tropical areas throughout the world and is easily available here in Malaysia. Most Malaysians enjoy paw paw simply because it is delicious.

Personally, its my favourite snack break! I though I will share with you why you should also add it to your dietary routine, as well as skin care! (Yes).

Papaya derived products are used for a variety of medicinal and therapeutic purposes both by natural health practitioners (Chinese medicine for instance) and in conventional medicine.

Papaya used in Chinese Traditional Medecine | OrganicIsBeautiful
Papaya used in Chinese Traditional Medecine | OrganicIsBeautiful

Full of Vitamines !

These are just some of the major vitamins and minerals found in large quantities in paw paw:
Dietary fiber
 Folate
Vitamin A, C and E.
Calcium, iron and niacine.

You get it! In short, the benefits of paw paw are simply enormous.

How to Make Papaya Leaf Juice?

Since the papaya leaf juice is quite bitter in taste, it can be combined with other fruit juices.
You can prepare papaya leaf juice at home by following the given steps:

  1. Take several medium sized papay leaves which are washed and partly dried.
  2. Cut them and place them in a sauce pan with around 2 litres of water.
  3. Boil the water and leaves, and skimmer without a lid until the water is reduced to half.
  4. Now strain the liquid and store it in glass containers. It can be refrigerated
    and stored for 3 to 4 days. But fresh juice is always preferable.

The juice should be discarded if it becomes cloudy. Alternatively, the juice can be squeezed by
crushing the papaya leaves after removing the stems and other fibrous parts.

NOTE Although this juice is extremely beneficial, it should particularly be avoided by pregnant

women.

Now that we know the basics, lets talk about how beneficial it gets for your skin. 😉

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Papaya | OrganicIsBeautiful

Skin Benefits of Papaya Juice

Papaya fruit is great for your skin and is incorporated in several face packs and skin care products to give you a healthy and glowing skin. Apart from the fruit, papaya leaf juice is
beneficial for the skin in the following ways.

  • Papaya leaf juice has a higher content of vitamins A and C in comparison to the fruit,
    which promote skin health.
  • Papaya leaf juice acts as a skin cleansing agent. This can be attributed to the presence of
    karpain compounds that inhibit microorganism and other toxins, thus giving you a clear skin and providing protection against skin problems like pimples, freckles and blemishes.
  • Juice of papaya leaves is effective in treating eczema. You can apply it on your affected areas
    after scrubbing.
  • Fresh papaya leaf juice helps in healing open wounds and sores.

Thank you for reading OiB. Did you check my post on how to green tropical leaf for your skin is highly awesome too?

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