Today, I am excited to share with you a simple yet efficace face mask that let you skin breath while you sleep. It requires 2 ingredients available from your fridge or your organic grocery shop. The recipe an absolute skincare booster for tired skin. To be applied at night before sleep!
Why those 2 ingredients?
Lemon is a strong antibacterial to nourish and clean your skin at the same time. Oh Yes. It is also ideal for boosting your immune system as you can drink with water in the morning . I usually do it after applying my usual skincare lotion. At the moment, it is Eucalyptus based!
And what about Yogurt?
Yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, that dissolves dead skin cells. This gentle exfoliation not only helps to create a natural glow and prevent breakouts, but works to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Today on OiB I will discuss the secret to happiness. Being happy is the key to good health and a good health is vital to having a successful life. This could work the other way round too but this way happiness is always guaranteed.
These ways have brought me immense calmness and satisfaction which have in turn leaded me to feel complete and thus happy as well.
Lets start by the basic
You don’t need anyone to be happy. Remember this notion to always succeed and feel good about the independence of life.
You are more valued. Always keep your own advice above others while respecting and acknowledging theirs on the side as well.
Be observant. Get more out of everything by paying attention to it closely.
It is easier than you think (really!)
Go with the flow
I recall when I had my huge suitcase back a few years ago, freshly graduated and ready to conquer the world a step at a time. I lended in Shanghai. I knew no one, and for anyone who has the chance to put a feet in China, you will know that it is such a chaos that even getting a taxi direction is a challenge in itself. How do you cope? You don’t. You just go with the flow. I learnt that the best asset is sometimes the simpliest: a friendly smile and the body language will do the rest (or not…).
I turned 27 a few weeks back, time to reflect. 4 years abroad, and more to come soon. Still loving it. Why? Cos I go with the flow, no matter what… and where!
It is Okay to do mistake, we all do. It is Okay to feel lazy, say “fu** the world” and stay all day on Netflix, scrolling over Vikings. There are days I really doubt the overall purpose. What does the sentence say? “There is no better place than home”.
I still have my Spice Girls poster hanging around in my teenager room with my gameboy and sneakers. Sexy 😉
Happiness takes many forms and it takes more than 4 years to undiscover them all. I know for a fact that we do not need more stuff that we think. I explain. I came to Asia with a huge suitcase. At the time, I was allowed only 35kg, I reached way above. I left with 15-16kg and did not wear most of the clothes. It is an anecdoctic example, yet it shows you sometimes, less is more.
Live every moment
It is important to understand that no moment can ever come back hence I cherish each of them. It helps since I am rarely in a bad mood. Beeing angry doesnt help. It is as simple as 1+1 =2. Not rocket science!
I started OiB 8 months ago, it is growing faster than I expected, to my genuine and humble gratitude.
That was my first post here. I still recall how nervous I was when I first clicked on “publish” that day. It was a Sunday afternoon.
Finding a passion that turns into a hobby is all I wish you all. It gives a ordinary day a twist taste. A bit like when you order a blueberry cheese cake, and it comes with the vanilla ice cream. (Food analogy always help to get the point accross).
Keep creativity on the loose
Always keep making plans so that your creativity isn’t rusted or lost through the time and you feel proud of yourself. That is a true statement. Plus, accept your limitation. My big one? When I publish an article I have spent time and effort to prepare to only notice later some annoying typo mistakes, the french-english grammar mistake I can’t seem to eradicate once and for all.
As I say earlier, its Okay to do mistake. Keep going 😉
What helps is to always have new plans for yourself and pursue them as soon as it is possible to keep yourself from losing any energy and excitement altogether. I write an article every 3 days, 4 days if I feel lazy, 5 … hmmm Nop! Rule number 1 = consistency!.
Do what you thought you won’t ever be able to and do away with your fear of being unable to do something.
Simple. It does not have to be your entire salary. It actually does not have to be money. I gave blood last week, it took 1 hr. 1hr of my time save up to 3 lives. Think. I will repeat IN BOLD this time:
1 HOUR OF YOUR TIME SAVE UP TO 3 LIVES.
Think about 3 people you know besides your family, the guy sitting in front of you while you read OiB, the cashier at the Carrefour desk, her daughter or son. Think. Think again and simply go.
Volunteering is the best way to stay happy alone. It gives you inner satisfaction as you do new things without any expectation in return. This helps one rise above expectations and lifts you to stay elevated for your own self.
Hence these ways definitely make you better off alone while exercising, thinking positive, eliminating negative thoughts, valuing experiences more than things, accepting realities to work for them, pondering on your blessings, helping, sleeping well, focusing on life goals and your own strengths have been scientifically proven to bring about happiness for a longer time too.
NOTE: Thats a longer article than usual, I usually do not do too much of “me” time. Yet, I hope you enjoy this article, if it makes you smile just a little bit, it was worth every french mistake 😉
Next post on natural lips palm you will crave for 😉
Mineral makeup is more than just a new beauty trend – it claims health benefits for skin as well. Most allergies and intolerances to traditional makeup is a reaction to these parabens, talcs, synthetic fragrances, binders, dyes, and preservatives. So common sense should suggest that any makeup that eliminates these should eliminate some of the related problems.
∴ Mineral Cosmetics…What??
Well, best is to start by the beginning: What is mineral makeup and what is it made of? We are usually talking about 5 main bases:
Iron oxides – It is basically a colour boost widely used as pigments in a variety of skincare applications. These help match your skin type and achieve your natural tone.
Zinc oxide – Acts as a natural UV protector. Highly beneficial for the skin, zinc oxide is can be used to heal wounds, reduce the tenderness associated with sunburns and soften chapped skin.
Mica powders – These ingredients add glow and shimmer to foundations and concealers. It is available in a variety of different colors that go from dazzling silver to gold tones to mute. Yes!
Titanium dioxide – Another natural sunscreen, this ingredient helps give skin a luminous look and covers imperfections.In cosmetics, it serves several purposes. It is a white pigment, an opacifier and a sunscreen. It is also an anti-inflammatory, useful in case of irritated skin.
Organic oils (Optional).
∴ Mineral Cosmetic vs. Traditional Cosmetics
Whilst traditional makeup formulations also includes minerals to some extent, unlike mineral makeup they may also include fillers, talc (a mineral), artificial fragrances, binders, synthetic dyes, parabens or other preservatives.
Using Mineral Cosmetics is a personal choice. An alternative to the traditional skin care product. [Dermatologist Philip Artemi]
Safe on Skin and hair. Pure mineral cosmetics ties to oils not water. This gives the cosmetics a natural water resistance and it is good for your skin and hair than traditional cosmetics.
Adaptability. At the point when mineral cosmetics are done right, it is a great deal more flexible than generally cosmetics. You can blend the mineral establishment with water, lotions and creams to make a fluid establishment consistency if that are the thing that you like.
Quality hair color. There are many kinds of hair color we apply on our hair, mineral based cosmetic hair color contain less preservatives and chemicals that can harm and damage your hair. Also some branded hair colors contain no ammonia which gives a foul smell to your hair color.
Last Long on skin and hair. Mineral cosmetics are dependable on your rack as well as on your skin and hair. With mineral establishment, utilizing almost no can give a fundamental scope.
→ NOTE: It is important to point out that there are no regulations that define mineral make-up. Currently, any product can be labelled mineral make-up if it contains any mineral as a primary ingredient.
∴ How to use Mineral cosmetics in your daily routine.
I have selected here a few simple ideas to help you start with mineral based cosmetics. It does have to be complicated, you will see for yourself how a small step can make your skin feel better 😉
⇔ As a supplement. Too much too soon? Lets go slow down! Mineral based cosmetic is itself extremely adaptable. That’s the cool part 😉 You can utilize a mineral establishment powder in an assortment of ways. You can blend it with water or lotion to make a velvety establishment, or utilize alone as a powder.
⇔ As a morning lotion. 6am alarm rings, time to get ready to work and kick start an awesome day 😉 After having your lemon water, you are now in the wake of washing your face in the morning, you apply your ordinary facial lotion. Before applying mineral cosmetics, permit the cream to dry or else your cosmetics will look cakey.
⇔ As a strengthener. A kind of bff that holds your makeup together. Utilising a major cosmetics brush, twirl the powder onto the brush and afterward tap on the edge of the holder.
⇔ As a pigment revitaliser. The aim here is to make a perfect completion. You have to apply mineral powder in slim layers. Along these lines, make certain not to put a lot of powder on your cosmetics brush. After application, hold up a couple of minutes and the powder will apparently vanish, leaving a pleasant completion.
Before wrapping up, you must have got an idea why it is important to use minerals in cosmetics with the benefits and recipe shared here, you can wear make anytime without harming your skin and hair. Always remember to check the label. Why? Click below!
…it was a real discovery. I assume most of you would have heard about acupuncture by now, yes you know the one, that treatment where you have pins stuck into your body. You must be asking yourself “now where’s the appeal in that?”
When I came to try it for the first time I went to the session underprepared with a friend (the one in the header picture). Traditional Chinese Medicine is highly regarded here in Malaysia.
It was very easy to find a suitable healing and relaxation centre just a few street away from my home in Kuala Lumpur, right in China town. To be honest with you, we were both a little naïve and with only a minimal view of what to expect.
That’s why I am here to help you out and give you a few key pointers about how to prepare for your first session.
My first visit was full of little surprises and one of the main things I learned was the various different styles and techniques of acupuncture that were available.
Having an awareness and knowledge of what to expect will hopefully give you that little bit of confidence to go and try it out and ease your mind of those posing questions to ensure there are no surprises when you go and give Acupuncture a whirl. 😉
∴The main “need to knows”
So before you got to your first session there are a few things you just need to know:
We’ve all done it, felt a bit off colour or sick and then cancelled an appointment. Acupuncture can actually treat more than pain and can even be used to treat your annoying cold or stomach bug or even further medical conditions such as stress or other types of disorders.
You should always eat and never make the mistake of attending an acupuncture session on an empty stomach. Eating prior to treatment, even if only a small snack helps ensure the body has enough energy. This is known to assist in acupunctures treatment potential. If you don’t eat you may experience dizzy spells or feel light headed.
If your thoughts were anything like mine, I was always under the impression that you had to remove your close for acupuncture, just like you would for a massage. This is not the case.
Although Acupuncturists obviously have to access areas under your clothes they intend to ensure that skin is exposed in small portions. Loose clothing is always a good idea.
When I went for my first Acupuncture I was asked a number of what could be in the views of some people awkward or embarrassing questions. Do not be alarmed this is just a simple way for the Acupuncturists to find out more about you your health and lifestyle and what you hope to achieve from taking part in the treatment.
∴ The equipment really isn’t that scary
By my own admissions I take hygiene very seriously and one of my initial concerns was to do with the equipment used.
I had no reason to worry:
Acupuncture needles are not the same as hypodermic ones they are thinner and more flexible
Needles are not reused
Needles are not the only equipment there is other equipment or techniques
Quite often one treatment is not sufficient and further sessions may be required
∴How did I feel?
My first session of Acupuncture left me feeling totally relaxed, invigorated and to an extent relieved of some of my pains. I would describe Acupuncture as a pleasurable and easily tolerable pain that after every session left me feeling ecstatic.
So now I have settled your concerns all that is left to do is for you to give it a try. I assure you that once you have tried it you will only want more. Go and see for yourself and you’ll feel that relaxed it will be as if you are walking with one foot off the ground.