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Which Food Increases Skin Complexion? Mango is Number 1!

Today on OiB, surprisingly I am going to tell you about the amazing benefits of Mango for our skin. These will be explained clearly for you all who has skin complexion issue. Do not you just eat mango for dessert? No. Check it out below all the benefits.

  1. For amazingly glowing skin

Mango is a very good agent to fight acne, blemished skin, dull skin, and dark spots. It contains Vitamin A and beta-carotene which are good to rejuvenate and glow your skin.

What do you need?

  • 1 mango fruit – chop it into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • A little amount of drinking water

How?

  • Blend all the ingredients in food blender until become smooth mixture. If it is too thick and difficult to be blended, you can add a little more amount of drinking water
  • After that, apply it on your face until it dries. Usually, it will dries for about fifteen to twenty minutes
  • Rinse your face with water until clean and feel soft.
  1. Blackheads Remover

To remove blackheads, mango is one of the good agent as I experienced by myself. You can make your own recipe in home by yourself. These are the steps.

What do you need?

  • 1 mango fruit – chop it into small pieces
  • A little amount of drinking water
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed raw almonds

How?

  • Mix all the ingredients well using blender
  • Apply the paste onto your whole face or necessarily on blackheads area
  • Leave it for about fifteen to twenty minutes until it dries
  • Clean and rub gently the blackheads area in your face. It will not just remove the impurities but also will brighten your face.
  1. Good Anti-Ageing Agent

To have a supple and smooth skin like a baby’s skin, you just need a mango in your larder because mango contains anti-oxidant to fight fast process of skin aging. This is the easy step.

What do you need?

  • 1 mango fruit – chop it into small pieces
  • A little amount of drinking water
  • ¼ cup of plain milk
  • 1 tablespoon of plain yoghurt

How?

  • Mix all the ingredients together until it changes into a form of paste
  • Apply onto clean face until dried then clean your face gently
  • Do it regularly to give the best result of skin complexion
  1. Improves Skin Complexion

Containing rich Vitamin A, mango is a vital nutrient for daily skin maintenance. To have healthy brighter skin complexion, check the lists below.

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Mango Seed Info | www.OrganicIsBeaiutiful.com

What do you need?

  • Skin of mango
  • 1 teaspoon of condensed plain natural milk cream

How?

  • Easily put the condensed plain natural milk cream on mango skin
  • Rub it onto your face for about five minutes. It is okay then if you want to have a longer masking time
  • Wash off your face until clean
  • If you feel uncomfortable to mango pulp, just eat fresh organic mango daily for skin health maintenance.

Do you still mind using mango as your face mask?

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Raspberry + Elderberry = Skin Energizer

Today on OiB I will teach you a very interesting recipe using raspberry and elderberry. You could call it a fruit juice or a jam. Just the thickness varies, that is all. Depending on the amounts of water and sugar, you add, you have either a fruit juice or jam.

I have tried it and it proved to be an instant skin energizer. For all you women out there, who feel that their skin is slightly on the dull side, will want to check this DIY recipe out.

The elderberry bush is a popular nature berry that can be found in several regions in the United States of America and Canada. They usually grow in cool areas. You can find the berries growing on their tress during the months of August and October.

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Berries | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

The white flowers are something to see, really they are amazing. The tiny black fruit provides abundance of juice for such a small looking fruit. Don’t directly eat the fruits because they are extremely powerful, which is why little cooking is required before you pop them in your mouth.

These berries are ideal for making sauces, wines, and jams. And jams are my personal favorite. The berries are very good for skin and come with several other health properties like they cure a bad stomach and even come with anti cancer properties.

Ingredients

  • A cup of raspberries
  • A cup of elderberries

Procedure

Step1

You will need to wash the elderberries and raspberries. This helps in getting rid of the stalks which are present on them. Instead of using your fingers, you can make use of a fork. Now, you will want to place the berries in a hot pan.

Step2

As you are cooking the berries, start to mash them. Once you are done mashing, you can pour them into the muslin. Leave the items overnight in the refrigerator. Next day morning all you need to do is measure the juice in the bowl and boil in a cleaned pan. You will then want to pour into warm jars.

Step3

When preparing a sauce or syrup, you need to dissolve the honey in warm water and then put it inside the refrigerator. You are done. Wasn’t it simple?

Tumeric Latte

Today, on OiB, we will talk a killer spicy we all know. The Turmeric.

Turmeric is an amazing super food. We all love it to spice up a blend meal. Did you know it was the best base for  latte? Yes.

Coupled with the soothing properties of ginger (to both your stomach and your muscles), this latte is not only delicious but good for you as well! You know that I am found of lemon tea in my AM routine. It is my must have! What about my PM habits? I usually reach out for some green snacks: my lovely edamame. The good thing about being a Frenchie in South East Asia, is that I can get some fresh veggie straight from my local garden at great quality for almost nothing! A good supplement is the turmeric latte. Read below for the tutorial nicely coupled by  WW.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp of ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 2 tsp of raw coconut oil
  • 2 packets of Truvia (you can also use regular sugar, 1 tbsp)
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Pinch of sea salt. Wondering the awesome benefits of Sea Salt? Click Here.
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Turmeric Latte | OrganicIsBeautiful


What to do:

  • Heat up the almond milk until it is simmering.
  • Pour almond milk in the blender and add in the other ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and frothy.

Enjoy xx

Amanda,

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5 Hamstrings Yoga Stretches

Hamstrings are one of the most important muscles of our entire body that allows powerful legs and helps us walk smoothly. Hamstring consists of 3 main muscles that cover from the sit-bones to the knees. They help you bend your knees and run fast. A strong and flexible hamstring is very important for having a better physical fitness.

With all these yoga postures, you can easily strengthen your hamstrings and enjoy its awesome flexibility.

  1. Gate Pose

Gate Pose

  • First of all, kneel down on the floor. Your legs and bottom should be straight up to your hips. Put your inner knees together. Keep your thighs to the ground perpendicular.
  • Then, stretch your right legs directly out to the side. Put your toes towards your right side while your kneecap points to the ceiling. Move your pelvis a little bit to the right. While keeping your legs straight, try to touch the bottom of your right foot.
  • Inhale and stretch your arms out to your sides parallel to the floor, keep up the arms at shoulder height and put your palms towards the floor.
  • Relax your right arm alongside your right thigh, ankle, and shin. Turn your left hand up and stretch it upwards to the ceiling.
  • Put your left hand over your head towards the right. Your biceps will rest on your left ear. Move your head facing towards the ceiling. Continue moving your left hip to the front and move your torso up from the ground.

Stay 1-2 minutes in the pose. For releasing the post, pull your left arm to draw your torso upside and keep your arms stretched. Afterwards, lower your arms and move your right knee next to your left to regain balance. Afterwards, push your right knee towards your left while lowering your arms for regaining balance. You can do the same pose on the opposite side.

Gate pose is effective to stretch both sides of your body – hips to the finger. It also builds core strength, stimulates digestion, and increases the flexibility of the spine, circulation, and respiration.

     2.Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

  • Stand on your feet, keeping them wide apart about 3 feet. Put your right toes towards your right wall and your left toes inwardly a little bit. As you inhale, push your left hips to your left while sliding both of your arms to the right, aligning parallel to the floor.
  • As you exhale, start moving your arms only. Elevate your left arm while putting your right hand on the right leg. Keep your palms forward.
  • Push with your feet while pulling up your knee caps. Keep your legs be strong. Touch the fingertips away from each other while your arms along with your shoulder create a straight line up-to-bottom, like the picture.

In the state, hold on for 5-10 breaths. Depending on your stamina and flexibility, you can hold longer. After that, release the pose by returning into a 5 pointed stars position. Continue the same steps on the other side.

This pose engages all the parts of your body. It stretches your hamstrings, reinforces the core, releases the hips and shoulders and most of all, and stretches your legs.

      3.Intense Sliding Stretch

           Pose – 1      

    Pose – 2

 

  • Starting from the Mountain Pose, step your left foot back, making a V like shape with 45° angles. Both of your legs should be straight.
  • As you exhale, make sure that your feet stick to the ground. As you inhale, widen your toes, allowing your legs to be activated. Keep your legs strong and as you exhale, move the tops of your thighs backward while widening your sitting bones apart.
  • Move your right hip backward while your left hip forward. As you exhale, stretch your legs further through your bones.
  • With an inhalation, pull your chest up. As you exhale, stretch your spine by bending your body from your hips. Put your hands on the both sides of your right leg. If you want a better stretch, you can bend your elbows to reach the deeper bend.

Hold the pose for several breaths, maintaining the stretch of your spine and your hamstrings. To return back to normal, step forward with your right leg into Standing Forward Bend. Then, continue the steps on your left side.

If you feel too much pressure on your hamstrings, you can follow the “Pose – 1” to get accumulated with the pose. This pose with strengthens your hamstring while making it loose for more flexibility.

       4.Head to Knee Forward Fold

Head to Knee Forward Fold

  • After sitting on the floor, extend your legs to your front. Inhale and bend your left leg, bring your left foot to the inside of your right thigh and keep your left knee on the floor.
  • Keep your right leg in the center and put the toes pointing to the ceiling. While keeping your spine long, move your torso putting your chest and navel. Line up with the center of your right leg. Stretch both of your hands to a side of your right leg. Exhale and fold your torso forward, rest your hands on either side of your right leg, keeping your elbow up and off the floor.
  • Bend your torso forward as much you can, let your lower belly touch the thing first, then your chest and lastly, your nose and head.

Stay in the pose for 1-3 minutes and come up with an inhalation. Hold for about 30-60 seconds. To release the pose, draw your tailbone towards the ground as you inhale and lift your torso. Extend your left leg and repeat the instructions on the opposite side.

With regular practice, this pose your groins and hamstrings will loosen up. One thing keeps in mind, never force yourself in the pose.

      5. Reclining Hamstring Stretch

                          Reclining Hamstring Stretch

  • Lie down on your backs while keeping your legs relaxed and straight and arms relaxing on your sides. Just breathe normally.
  • Raise your right leg as high as you can while keeping your pelvis straight on the ground. Let your leg move straight towards your head as much as possible. Relax your foot to stretch your calf muscles as well.
  • Use a yoga strap or a towel on your foot. With the strap, pull your leg further towards your head. When you’re likely to reach your limit, hold for about 10-20 seconds.

After the pose, just release your leg, let it relax on the ground. Start again with your leg.

This is extremely helpful for your hamstrings. It’ll increase the flexibility while making it stronger, allowing fewer chances of getting injuries and muscle pulls.

Thank you,

AmandaOrganicIsBeautiful Signature

 

DIY 2 Ingredients Facial Mask for a Glowing Skin

Hello everyone,

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!

Yogurt and Lemon Night Restoring Facial Mask | OrganicIsBeautiful
Yogurt and Lemon Night Restoring Facial Mask | OrganicIsBeautiful

Why those 2 ingredients?

Lemon?

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! 

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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.

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