Showing posts from July, 2020

Motivation/Inspiration For Your Skin

Quote by  Renee Rouleau Title: Unveiling My Motivation: A Journey to Holistic Health and Beauty Embarking on a journey of self-improvement often begs the question: what's my motivation? As I reflect on my own path, I realize that it's a blend of newfound free time, a deepening connection with family, and a quest for holistic health and beauty. Embracing Free Time: As my one-year maternity leave draws to a close, I find myself savoring the longest stretch of free time I've had in years. This newfound freedom has sparked a wave of creativity, leading me down unexpected paths of exploration and discovery. From devouring academic journals to indulging in leisurely reads, I've immersed myself in a world of knowledge and curiosity. Rediscovering Family Time: One of the most rewarding aspects of this journey has been the opportunity to reconnect with my family on a deeper level. Gone are the days of being tethered to my mobile device; instead, I find myself blissfully unplugge

Discovering the Beauty Pillow: A Game-Changer in Skincare

Picture this: you're on a quest for flawless skin, trying every skincare product under the sun, but something's missing. That missing piece? The humble beauty pillow—a revelation that transformed my skincare routine in ways I never imagined. A Shift in Perspective: As I delved deeper into the world of skincare, I realized that true beauty begins with healthy habits, including proper facial hygiene. And one habit I desperately needed to change? Sleeping prone, aka face-down—a recipe for disaster when it comes to skin health. Little did I know, this seemingly harmless habit was wreaking havoc on my complexion. The Perils of Prone Sleeping: Think about it: every night, our faces come into contact with a myriad of hair and skincare products, leaving behind residue that accumulates on our pillowcases. Unless we're diligent about changing them daily (let's be real, who has the time?), we're essentially smearing these products back onto our skin night after night. The resu

Dry Skin, Definition, Cause, Prevention and Treatment (Simple Home Remedies)

What is dry skin? Almost everyone (adult and children) at some stage in their lives has experienced dry skin. Dry skin is one of the most common skin conditions albeit with varying severity. The term dry skin simply refers to skin that feels and looks dry. Depending on the skin tone, the term “ashy skin” is also a common description. Skin feels and looks dry when it lacks moisture in its outer layer.   Extremely dry skin could crack on the surface. The medical term for abnormally dry skin is xerosis, xeroderma or asteatosis (lack of fat).   Who gets dry skin? Dry skin can affect males and females of all ages. Sometimes children develop extreme forms of dry skin in early childhood, this is often the case when it runs in the family. Some skin conditions like atopic dermatitis have a positive correlation to dry skin. That said, studies have shown that there is some racial variability in water and lipid content of the skin. there are certain skin conditions that seem to aff

How the use of natural skincare products changed my life

This article is a continuation of the story of my skincare journey so far (started 2015). You can read the initial blog leading up to this if you are interested in the complete story. A good going amount of time has been spent researching on the safe and effective way to take care of the skin of your face specifically since the face is usually the problem area for most people and particularly for people with acne-prone skin. Before now, I would usually deep cleans twice daily.  Using the Mint Julep facial scrub in the mornings and the Fair&White exfoliating Bar Soap at nights (total disaster!). Would usually notice that the soap would leave face extremely dry  but then I thought that may actually help stop the clogging of pores (wrong). As a matter of fact, any product that dries out your skin would cause a sort of a boomerang effect. Dry skin indicates lack of moisture in the outer horny cell layer and the absence of moisture in this part of the skin exposes the skin to  a long

Wonders of Baking Soda for Your Skin: A Comprehensive Guide

In the realm of skincare, few ingredients boast the versatility and effectiveness of baking soda. From combating acne to brightening dark spots, this kitchen staple has earned its reputation as a skincare powerhouse. In this article, we'll delve into the myriad benefits of baking soda for your skin and provide practical tips on incorporating it into your beauty routine. 1. Acne-Fighting Face Mask: Say goodbye to stubborn breakouts with a simple yet potent baking soda face mask. After cleansing your face, create a thick paste by mixing baking soda with warm water. Apply the mask evenly to your skin, leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. For those with sensitive skin, it's advisable to conduct a patch test beforehand. Follow up with apple cider vinegar as a toner to balance your skin's pH and prevent future breakouts. 2. Dark Spot Corrector and Acne Scar Remedy: Bid farewell to uneven skin tone and acne scars with a gentle baking soda facial wash. M