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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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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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Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is my Beauty Booster

Ginger on skincare? Sorry! Yes. You heard correctly 😉 Native from China and India, ginger is way more than just that an ordinary plants. It has a number of properties to qualify as a beauty booster as well. And the best part? The ingredient is one that is almost at all times sitting at the bottom of your vegetable basket. So no need to run around digging up plants for this one! Here are 5 reasons why you skin should be getting more of ginger.

Benefits of Ginger
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  • Burn Support

It is surprising to know that the natural situation of the skin is regained if ginger is applied directly to the place where the burn has taken place. It also helps to reduce the pain for the burn. Besides rubbing a fresh ginger slice, one can also apply fresh ginger juice for the same effect. If it is applied twice or thrice a day, it can help to remove different scars too.

This takes effect in 6 to 12 weeks while the ginger slice should be fresh every time you apply it.

You Will Never Thought That Knowing Ginger Skincare Could Be So Beneficial!
  • Anti-Aging

Ginger has more than 40 antioxidants in it.

That’s an impressive number to keep in mind!

This is why it greatly helps in anti-aging. The toxins are flushed out due to which the body circulation of the blood is improved. This in turn helps to have improvement in the skin appearance because it provides more nutrients to the skin.

They also prevent damage from different free radicals which is why the youth of the skin is not lost. The elasticity and firmness is maintained and aging is slowed down.

  • Acne and Spots

Acne and spots or different related blemishes are more like a curse to many people. Ginger can work wonders here. Ginger is a very powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent. It helps to keep the skin clear as well as free of any residues. As a result, the skin is invigorated and the blemishes are also lessened.

Acne-causing bacteria is also killed by ginger which is why it is also known as the best natural acne-fighting weapon of all. This way the rate of acne formation is also minimized.

  • White Scars

Hyper-pigmentation can also be solved with the help of ginger. The white spots are now no more of a problem at all. The skin becomes lighter or white at some places in comparison to other patches of the skin. The use of ginger reduces the appearance of this pigmentation.

If you apply a fresh slice of ginger to your skin and leave it on for some time, then the results can sometimes be seen in just 2 weeks.

If you also have any other ginger benefits make sure you tell me in the comments below too.

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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Beautiful Words.

If you are still feeling frazzled after the Summer festivities or if the recent cold weather is getting to you, what could be better than a weekend of pure indulgence?

I suggest to warm up our soul with simple yet beautiful words I stumbled upon a few weeks back.

A beautiful poem written and published by SainstWest.

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She brings me to ecstasy

Visually
Ethically

Every time she’s next to me
Physically
Breathlessly

I need her more than air to breathe
Sharing me
There with me

Nothing less than heavenly
Readily
Steadily

——

Wishing you all an amazing and relaxing week end.

Amanda

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