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Coffee in your daily skin care

The first ever post media on OiB a few months back was a cup of coffee. This one. 10 months later, it is with no surprise that coffee becomes an actual topic, not just a cute photo. I love coffee. I always knew it was a plus (not a minus) in any beauty regimen. I already mentioned it here back in July, and even here earlier this year. I though today is the day to get messy. No more sweet talk, ditch the chocoloate and honey. Today, we go raw. Starting by a killer question (suspense mood on):

 ⇒ How to incorporate Coffee in our daily skincare routine? 

You know you can incorporate coffee into your daily skin care , well no right? Even though it’s a widely consumed beverage but it has also got other not so popular benefits. Today we are going to discuss those.

You have heard it right!!! You can use coffee for your daily skin care routine. This is because coffee has got certain essential agents which are beneficial for your skin like the antioxidants, it prevents the aging of your skin. Quite shocking right? Something like coffee which you use to energize yourself in the morning can be used on your skin? To be frank, I was shocked too.

Enough of the blabbering, so let’s see why you should use coffee as your daily skin care product:

Prevents premature aging

Coffee has a rich quantity of anti-oxidants when you consume coffee you take those antioxidants inside, these are the agents that stunt your skin from aging. Antioxidants are greatly natural remedies to combat wrinkles and dryness.

Makes your skin smooth and soft

One of the basics of skincare is removing the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This keeps your skin healthy and fresh. In order to remove dead skin, you need a substance that is rough and strong but not so strong that they may ruin your skin. This is where coffee comes into play, it is a best natural exfoliation agent. It can be used as a natural scrub to get rid of dead skin cells, hence maintain a smooth and soft skin.

Reduces soreness of the skin

Strong antioxidants in coffee have got many anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces puffiness and soreness of the skin. It is the best alternative to harmful cosmetics. Later I’ll tell you how to make a DIY coffee mask help to reduce the soreness of the skin.

Some DIY coffee recipes

How to make a simple yet effective coffee face scrub at home? Read below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt. (Preparing an article about what type of salt to use and avoid in skincare, stay tuned). Salt is a natural exfoliant.
  • Few drops of lavender or jasmine oil for scent

Directions:

  1. Add the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix it well. Then a few drops of lavender or jasmine oil for fragrance.
  2. Put the mix in in a sealed container and allow it to cool in your refrigerator
  3. Use this mix and natural DIY coffee scrub, use it at least three or four times per day to get best results.

I usually follow any scrub by a gently mask to rejuvenate my skin. You can try the mask I use and see if it fits you – Comment below to let me know!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
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Yogurt | OrganicIsBeautiful

Directions:

  1. blend this mix together in a small bowl, then directly apply it on your face.
  2. Keep it on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Clean off the DIY coffee mask with a warm towel.

What about your body? You having a lovely Pamper Day and will love to know how to also pamper your entire body including your armpits, your toes and your cute little legs, read below.

NOTE: For dry legs like mine (I confess), there are specific tips available here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ground coffee
  • 1⁄4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup turbinado raw sugar

Directions:

  1. Quite similar to the scrub before, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Now use this scrub while bathing, apply it on your hands, legs and your entire body. And let it remain for five minutes, occasionally massaged in a circular motion.
  3. This mix will open your pores and remove any dead skin cells.
  4. Rinse off the scrub and pat dry.

I’m quite sure you are amazed how coffee can be useful for your skin. The above-mentioned DIY techniques really work and I know many would use them. You also give it a try, the results may appear in 2 to 3 weeks and let me know about it.

Amanda

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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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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.

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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 Incredible Health Benefits of Almond Nuts & its oil

Who doesn’t like almond nuts? They’re definitely one of my favorites and I hope it’s yours too. Almonds have been with humans from very long time. They’ll extremely popular and is part of various cousins around the world. Not only almond nuts but the almond oil is also widely used and many skin experts believe the best essential oil for your nourishing your skin. Almond is rich in nutrients which are the health the increase the brain activity, to the digestive system and enhances longevity.

I have been using almonds from a very small age. The nutritional benefits of almond are well known around the world. Many doctors recommend using almond in your daily diet. One of the great thing about almonds are you can consume them any way you like. Personally, I like to eat them raw, well you can also use it as an ingredient in your food, as almond milk or almond floor. Body lotions and conditioners in the form of almond oil. Considering the chunk of nutrients, it has, its popularity is not quite that surprising.

So let’s go through some of the well-known benefits of almond nuts and oil:

1- Reduce cholesterol and prevent heart attacks

You know my love for seeds, right!! I spoke about

  • I discovered fennel seeds a few month back and now I simply love them!
  • Cinnamon seeds (or powder) as a alternative to sugar.
  • Cacao seeds, and how to pick the right chocolate bar to remain in line with a healthy skin and eating regimen. Yes, it is possible!
  • Quinoa is my favorite meal with or without (the right) rice.
  • Fenugreek powder and how it is used since centuries on hair.
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Quinoa | OrganicIsBeautiful

Almonds are naturally rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. These two are the magic nutrients that reduce cholesterol hence blockage in the veins. Almond is rich in vitamin E and it helps to increase the overall health of the heart.

Almond is also rich in manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium. Various researchers indicate that by incorporating almonds into your daily life you reduce the chances of heart attack. Most of the doctors around the world recommend cholesterol patients to take almond daily. Well, that itself means a lot.

2- Improves health of your skin

as mentioned earlier almonds are rich in vitamins E and antioxidants which refresh your skin and reduces the wrinkles. Almond oil helps in removing any visible signs of aging. The oil is also rich in agents like flavonol and L-catchin which fights skin cancer. By applying almond oil daily, it creates a protective layer on your skin and prevents the UV rays entering your skin. This protective layer also keeps you away from pollution and dust. All in all, it protects your skin and improves the health of your skin.

3- Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Not only cholesterol almonds also keep the blood cholesterol level in check. Doctors also recommend almonds to diabetic patients, the nuts helps to keep your body weight in check. Antioxidants enhance production of insulin and maintain the blood sugar level.

4- Increase Brain Functionality

Almonds a widely known as the best brain food out there. The nuts are rich in nutrients that and hand the neural activity of your brain and those which prevent cognitive decline. Aging people with minute memory loss are asked to take almonds. Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is strongly recommended to take almond in their daily diet. The rich nutritional quantities of riboflavin and L-cartine are extremely beneficial for growing children in increasing the brain activity.

5- Aids in Weight Loss

Almonds are rich in fibers and healthy fats, by consuming them the person feels he’s full. Almonds are well known to prevent overheating. When I am usually need of snacks, instead of opting for something unhealthy I go for almonds. It gives me feeling that I have eaten something that actually I haven’t. Almonds are consumed in great quantities by bodybuilders and athletes, it helps them to maintain a healthy a much healthier body weight and also rich in essential nutrients, that aids in the growth of muscles.

I hope you’re already taking almonds at least two or three times a week, if not consume them. They’re perfect for your health and maintaining a good appetite. The nuts and oils are beneficial for your health and also your skin. So why not try them? That you are not

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Say Yes to Avocado Oil – Skincare tips

You + Me = Avocado! Today at OiB I’m going to discuss about avocado oil. The real, natural and precious one. Yes, exactly, the one that has been kept a secret for ages!

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Say Yes to Avocado Oil – Skincare tips – Organicisbeautiful.com

What is it?

I though why not start my post by a simple question 😉  Avocado oil is extracted from the seed of avocado fruit, this oil has great benefits for the skin and I really recommend it and I constantly use it. Unlike the Olive oil or the lavender oil the benefits of avocado oil are less known.

I prefer to use avocado oil few times a week it has many medicinal uses. Why? It can be also used for hair treatment and skin treatment. Thats DOUBLE advantage! Recall the infographic I did (feeling so proud of myself right now haha ;p), avocado is part of top 6 anti-blemish food.

Avocado oil is also rich in oleic and hence is used for the treatment of wound and skin bruises. Keeping the benefits of avocado oil in mind its definitely time to say yes to this oil .

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Why Organic Avocado Oil is simply awesome? 

So let’s go through some nutritional facts of Avacado oil:

  • Avocado oil rich in vitamins such as vitamin A, D and E and it’s really helpful in healing damaged skin its particularly good for aged and dry skins.
  • Avocado oil has decent quantities of unsaturated fat and proteins these two are very strong skin agents it also contains Omega 3 fat which usually found in fish oil, avocado oil can be used as a Natural body lotion.
  • Avocado oil has an agent called Sterolin which according to researchers help in softening of skin and reducing the blackheads.
  • Avocado oil is also rich in potassium which is really great for hair, it makes the hair smooth and strong. In the same line of shikakai powders mentioned here, and detailed (with Dry hair DIY recipe) here.
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#Avocado #Skincare |www.Organicisbeautiful.com

I’ve got many friends who have incorporated avocado oil in the daily life but be sure that you are not allergic to the oil, so before you use avocado oil on your face try it somewhere else on your skin and see if there are any allergic reactions or not. If it doesn’t work then this is not for you. But for most people, it doesn’t show any real side effects. Be cautious 😉

How to use Avocado Oil?

So these are the few nutritional benefits of avocado oil, so let’s find out how we can accommodate avocado in our daily regime.

As a skin care product:  

A mix of avocado oil with olive oil can be used as a body lotion.

Why ? Organic Avocado oil help in fighting dry skin, it acts as a natural moisturizer. Now you don’t have to buy those expensive moisturisers which don’t have any long lasting effects. Try to use it at least 2 times a week to see maximum results.

To bring fragrance in the oil add few drops of essential oils like Lavender oil, rose water or Jasmine oil.

A Hair oil ?

Organic Avocado oil can be used for hair treatment soil is rich in potassium which strengthens the root of the hair and keeps the scalp fresh. Why use this oil for hair massage, mix 2 tblsp. of Organic avocado oil and castor oil – Note: Castor Oil is also very good for dry feet! –  and warm it in a bowl?

Now apply this blend on wet hair, after you have massaged the oil, wash it off with shampoo. It helps to get rid of dandruff and keep the scalp fresh.

A Natural Face Mask.

Similar to carrot, orange or honey, avocado is a skin food. By skin food, I mean you can also use Organic avocado oil for skin treatment, the face mask can be made out of avocado oil and can be used for acne treatment. Mash up avocado fruit in a bowl apply it on your face for 15 minutes the essential proteins in the avocado fruit and the oleic acid from the seed will kill off the bacteria on the acne and hence give you a flawless smooth face.

DIY carrot and Orange Peel Mask

NOTE: Make sure to keep it away from Eyes as it can be quite irritating.

Massage thoroughly the avocado paste and after you’re finished wash it off with lukewarm water. You are gonna love it 😉

Get rid of wrinkles

Avocado oil is a great age spot remover, the sterloin goes deep into your skin and removes the dead cells. tablespoon of avocado oil and castor oil in a bowl and apply to on your face. Keep it on your face for 10 minutes then wash it off with hot water, try to use it two or three times a week and it shows great results.

Considering the skin care tips, I believe you will definitely start incorporating Avocado oil in daily life. Avocado oil has long list of benefits on skin and it should be of course it should be a yes. If you have any more tips to give about avocado oil or have any queries, please leave them as comment and let me know.

Amanda

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