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How to control my oily skin?

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Who hasn’t faced an oily skin problem? Yes many of us have. A few years back I was also facing oily skin problem. But successfully I overcame it by going all natural. Today I am going to share you the method I opted to control my oily skin problem.

Yes, I know, oily skin is quite a trouble to deal with. The body produces an excess of skin oil and it accumulates on the skin giving rise to many skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples skin itchiness etc. Oily your skin is not all that bad but it should not be too much, moderate oily skin have their own advantages like they develop fewer wrinkles, you don’t need to use a moisturizer daily and much more. People suffering  from oily skin conditions tend to have a shiny skin and larger than average pores.

There are many natural ways to overcome oily skin, your these methods are those which I follow and some of them were recommended to me by many natural skin experts.

 NATURAL SKIN RECIPES
 EGG WHITES

Egg whites are great to overcome oily skin, they are rich in vitamin A which help in removing the blemishes, it dries the skin and shrinks the pores. To use egg white to overcome your oily skin problem. Whip one egg in a small bowl and spread it evenly on your face allow the mixture to dry then rinse your face with warm water. Use this method at least three times a week.

You can also add a squeeze of lemon for better results. This method will soak up the excess oil and shrinks the pores on your skin.

 LEMON

Rich in citric acid lemon is a good way to fight oily skin problem. The citric acid In the lemon balance as the pH value of the skin and also helps to overcome the skin discolouration.

To use lemon, it’s very simple. Take about 2 tablespoons of the distilled water in a small bowl and add a squeeze of lemon. Slowly dab this mixture on your face using cotton balls. Since lemon is an acid there are chances that it meant to dry out your skin, so after doing this you have a mild moisturizer. Try to natural in your moisturizer choices you may find many DIY moisturizer in this blog.

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 TOMATOES

Similar to lemon the matters are also rich in assets if you feel lemon was too harsh than you should go for tomatoes. Tomatoes and tomato seeds are great for your skin, and I highly recommend them. Rich in vitamin C tomatoes are great for oily acne prone skin.

To get rid of excess oil using tomatoes, just blend want tomato in a blender and slowly massage it on your face for about 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and then apply a non-oily natural moisturizer.

 YOGURT

You might have definitely got it, as it is used to remove excess oil. If you’re uncomfortable with lemon or tomatoes then you have another alternative that is the yogurt. Rich in lactic acid your good absorbs the excess oil on your skin and leaves a very bright face.

Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful
Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

Today I want to tell you two methods to use yogurt to overcome your oily skin problem.

Take about a tablespoon of plain Yogurt and directly apply it on your face and massage in small circles for about 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Do this at least three or four times a week.

If you want much better results then you can follow this method. In a small bowl take 2 tablespoons of Yogurt, half tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey. Blend the mixture well. Apply the mixture directly on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.

I hope you’re happy with my DIY techniques to get rid of the excess oil on your skin. If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll more than happy to hear from you.

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5 Amazing Ways Eucalyptus can help your Skin be Bold

All it takes to appear bold and fierce is amazing skin whether it is facial skin, your body, the skin of your scalp, or anything else. The best way you can be bold and feel good about yourself using eucalyptus. I think, it is not only great as an antibacterial but also has such properties in it that have wide skincare benefits. It is amazing for an itchy scalp that can reduce a lot of hair problems and also great for sore muscles too.

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SKIN CARE

Skin Type

Eucalyptus has one more reason to be amazing and it is because it’s not only great for one type of skin but all types and especially great for dry skin to help get rid of all issues associated with dry skin such as itching, flakiness, dandruff problems, etc.

Benefits

  • Dry Skin

All those people who have been suffering from dry skin problems such as patches, irritation, scratching, flakiness, etc, I can understand your pain. That is why I present you a solution — Eucalyptus. By using it, you can get rid of all such skin issues. Nature has got your back! skincare

Eucalyptus for Home | OrganicIsBeautiful
Eucalyptus for Home | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Skin Cleaner

Eucalyptus is a great hand or skin cleaner as it can get you help in riddance of any dirt, grease or grime very effectively, and in no time at all. You just need to use it regularly like natural cream.

  • Soreness

If you have a sore skin, especially sore hands then you can make use of eucalyptus oil with the mixture of some Epsom salt to get rid of the problem very effectively and efficiently.

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Different Types of Salt | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com
  • Cuts and Wounds

For all those people who want to treat their cuts, wounds, burns, or even abrasions very soon then they should make sure that they include eucalyptus oil in their everyday regime.

  • Spray

Eucalyptus is also one of the best ways to make use of it as a spray to refresh the skin as it brings about a lot of freshness and good odor for the skin naturally.

Precautions

Eucalyptus for skincare usages should not be used with children neither pregnant women. 

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Fresh Eucalyptus are more than decorative | OrganicIsBeautiful.com

Traditional Use

Eucalyptus is normally used as a cooling agent and also as a perfecting/cleaning spray. It is such a mind fresher that it can be used to awaken the senses. Alternatively, it also bring about cooling and relaxing effects on the mind too.

A Quick DIY Recipe

This is a very basic recipe. It can be a good fit if you are in the rush and lacking other essentiel oils for your routine skincare. All you need to do is:

Ingredients

  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Moisturising lotion

Instructions

  • Apply eucalyptus oil on your skin especially after a bath along with a moisturizing lotion to get soft, smoother looking and feeling skin overall. It also helps the skin to not breakout any easily.
Use your base lotion as a base for DIY Recipe | OrganicIsBeautiful
Use your base lotion as a base for DIY Recipe | OrganicIsBeautiful

Hence, if you have also tried some other ways using eucalyptus that I have not discovered for the skincare yet, then make sure you share it with all the other readers through the comments section below. That would be lovely 😉 Plus, I am extremely curious on your personal usage of eucalyptus oil or fresh leaves in your skincare routine.

Thanks,

Amanda 😉

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How to Prevent Dry Skin with Organic Macadamia Oil?

Many people suffer from dry skin problems during the winters. The reason behind this is the dryness in the air during this particular season. However, there are lots of other people for whom skin dryness is a continual problem. They are born with this type of skin and the application of cosmetics or soaps on it make the skin still rougher.

Macadamia oil offers beautify benefits for your skin. In addition to its moisturizing benefits, this nutrient-dense oil is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that protect your skin and promote healing following sunburn or other types of skin damage. As an added bonus, macadamia oil imitates your skin’s natural oils, making it an ideal match for maintaining your glow.

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Macadamia | OrganicIsBeautiful

Although the Macadamia oil is quite thick and feels oily to the touch, it’s quickly absorbed into the skin, and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy or oily In addition to fill your skin with moisture, using macadamia nut oil topically firms your skin while maintaining a young shine The sum of palmitoleic acid that naturally occurs in your skin reduce as you age. By using macadamia oil, you repair your skin’s palmitoleic acid levels and reduce your skin’s rate of deterioration while keeping your skin tight and disappointing wrinkle formation.

  • Natural Anti-aging / Dry Skin Serum

You know by now how I love Jojoba Oil in my daily skin routine, and carrots and avocado when it comes to my homemade mask. Guess what!? Macadamia nut oil contains the highest level of Palmitoleic Acid than any other plant oil (about 24%). Palmitoleic Acid has many anti ageing properties, some of which have even been found to slow the rate at which our skin older.

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  • Healthy, Shiny Hair

Light and non greasy and loaded Macadamia Oil with several vitamins and minerals, it’s a great alternative to refill dry and frizzled hair. It’s quickly and easily absorbed by the hair follicle and your scalp, making a great treatment for dandruff even as ensuring silky smooth shiny hair – root to tip!

Leave it in over night for a strong hair treatment that will improve the overall condition of your hair and encourage your hair growth. Personally, it remains me of Ayurveda powders that also helps strengthen your hair!

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Macadamia | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Say Good bye to weak Nails

No one likes the look of broken, weak nails and torn cuticles. A small amount of macadamia oil warmed in the microwave, rubbed around the base of the finger nail can soften and moisturize the cuticles, help in preventing damage. This will not only help in improve the condition of the cuticles, but will also result in stronger, healthier nails with regular treatment.

Saturday Relaxation with Dead Salt and Ginger

Some tips : You deserve a massage! But it doesn’t have to cost a wealth…Set up a quiet, peaceful corner with some candles and calm music, add some necessary oils to your macadamia nut oil and treat yourself to an at home aromatherapy massage. Try lavender oil, rosewood or chamomile oil for a calming effect after a long week at work.

***Naughty Treat

Everyone deserves something a little bit appalling from time to time…so after you’ve treated your hair, nails, skin, indulged in the delicious Macadamia oil and Carrot Face Mask and aroma therapy massage, treat your taste flower to some Dark Chocolate coated Macadamia Nuts….everything in control right?! 😉

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The Rubber Tree and its The White Gold

It was during my first jungle 50km trail marathon that I discovered my first rubber plantation

It takes about six years for a rubber tree to grow to a point where it’s economical to harvest the sap, which is called latex. The sap from the rubber trees is processed into a wide range of products around the world, although the use of synthetic rubber has resulted in a decline in the natural rubber industry.

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Where does rubber come from?

Historically speaking, Brazil used to stand as the number one rubber tree producer. It is not the case anymore. This species was native to Brazil, northern Bolivia and eastern Peru. At one point the rubber trade brought in 40% of Brazil export revenue, all from wild trees. What about today?

Rubber is now harvested in Africa, Central and South America as well as Asia, the latter accounting for greater than 90% of the production.

South East Asia Map | Organicisbeautiful
South East Asia Map | Organicisbeautiful

In the early 20th century, the British in Malaysia and the Dutch in Indonesia cleared large areas of rainforest to create rubber plantations.

A bit of history

Indonesia

Before 1945 the former Netherlands East Indies (nowadays Indonesia) was a colony of the Netherlands. It was in 1864 that the first rubber plant was introduced in Indonesia during the Dutch Colonization.

Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia is among the world’s most important rubber growing areas. Rubber “pokok  getah” is also grown in the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Together the 14 states produce almost 20%  of the world’s natural rubber

Thailand

The first rubber tree in Thailand has been planted by a Thai-Chinese investor in 1899.

Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka’s rubber industry began in 1876 with the planting of 1,919 Hevea rubber seedlings in Henarathgoda Gardens in Gampaha.
First rubber plantation in Sri Lanka
First rubber plantation in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, smallholders account for 63 percent of the area planted in rubber tree.

Beginning in the late 1970s, free trade zones were promoted in Sri Lanka as essential to economic development, and in support of the rubber plantation industry.

What does organic mean?

Grown without chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Organic helps retain the health of our planet and its people by: providing safe work environments for cotton field workers, eliminating the use of damaging synthetic pesticides ensuring soil fertility is maintained and improved.

Type of products?

Since teh 1950’s, as tire manufacturing becomes more automated, demand for synthetic rubber, which is highly processable and consistent, also increase.

Synthetic rubber is estimated to account for 59.8 percent of consumption and natural
rubber 40.2 percent.
There are 2 interdependent sectors:
  The plantation industry, including smallholders, which grows rubber trees and harvests latex that is converted into stable concentrates and raw rubbers.
The rubber products manufacturing industry, which converts raw rubber into value-added finished rubber goods. Some examples of goods:
  • Tyres, tubes
  • Hot water bottles
  • Auto parts
  • Industrial components
  • Gloves, condoms, balloons
  • Boots, shoe soles
  • Jar seals
  • Carpets, mattresses
Rubber Gloves | OrganicIsBeautiful
Rubber Gloves | OrganicIsBeautiful

How natural rubber is made?

All natural rubber originates in the Hevea tree, and it begins its journey when the tree is tappped. Tapped?

Tapping means

to make a cut in the bark of the rubber tree
to harvest the latex.

Latex is harvested by tapping the rubber tree in a manner that does not harm the tree. How?
The trunk of a tree is composed of different layers.
  • The bark is the outside layer that protect the tree, same as your skin protect your body from external attacks. It is about 6mm thick.
  • The cambium is the “blood” of the tree: it is the part that makes the tree grow.
  • The wood is in the center.
For a rubber tree, between the bark and the cambium exists another layer, called lactiferous vessels. This layer contain latex. Voila.
Tapping latex from a rubber tree in Thailand - Organicisbeautiful
Tapping latex from a rubber tree in Thailand.

Some facts:

  • When the cut is badly made touching the cambium, the bark closes up badly. It splits and turns brown.
  • No tapping is made during dry season. Each tree are tapped early morning on a regular and fixed-time basis.
  • After the tree no longer produces latex, it is harvested and its wood is turned into lumber

Reference

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