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Monday, March 24, 2014

Oil Pulling?

The post below is on one of the latest techniques used by people and celebs in Hollywood. This procedure seems to be an old technique that is currently making raves in the beauty industry in recent times. I know a lot about coconut oils and its benefits(check out my previous post by clicking this link COCONUT OIL FACIAL CLEANSE... However, there's a new craze for Oil Pulling and celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it! I have mixed feelings on this one though, enjoy...

The ancient practice of oil pulling is getting a modern day awakening.

Healthy Hollywood keeps hearing about the incredible benefits of swishing coconut (or sesame) oil around your mouth. Folks swear it helps to whiten your teeth, remove toxins, lessen congestion and some even say the Indian healing ritual helps clear up acne.
“It is an age old method of oral cleaning and is one of the most powerful, effective methods of detoxification and healing in natural medicine. The process ‘pulls’ bad bacteria and their toxins out from nooks and crannies in the mouth,” explains cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica Emery, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago.
Healthy Hollywood sought out Dr. Emery to find out if the oral benefits were real or snake oil.
“There is a connection between the mouth and the body, if the load of bacteria is less in the mouth getting into the body systemically, the less the body has to work to fight and it begins to heal itself. This is why people feel so good when using this therapy. Oral bacteria can disrupt body chemistry. Oil itself doesn’t do the healing, the body does,” adds Dr. Emery.
Most folks recommend using unrefined coconut oil because it has strong antibacterial properties. Others think virgin sesame oil works well. To start, it is recommended to do first thing in the morning when bacteria counts are at their highest.
Dr. Emery suggests using 2 to 3 teaspoons of oil and ‘you push and pull it in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes. After you’re finished be sure to spit it out in the trash (not down the drain) because the oil can cause clogs. “Some people state immediate results and others say it takes days to weeks. It really depends on how comprised your immune system is. It’s incredibly powerful and extremely safe as long as not swallowed,” advises Dr. Emery.

Hmmm... xoxo

Egyptian Magic... The New Magical Secret To Glowing Skin...

I was watching E! news and was amazed by the rave reviews about a product that seems to be the Best thing that ever happened in the moisturising industry. So they (including hollywood celebrities) said!!

Because I am not one to swallow every rave out there, I decided to do some research on the said cream. The name? EGYPTIAN MAGIC!  

The EGYPTIAN MAGIC is an all purpose skin cream used because of its natural ingredients and great results.

Egyptian Magic feels more like a balm that is great for dry and sensitive skin. Its also great for normal skin types for that extra moisture to reveal a glossy glow! Its believed to treat dry skin, rashes, stretch marks, skin conditions such as psoriasis, and even great for hair!

This moisturiser is made with an all natural ingredient that is even easy to recreate in your own home. Olive oil contains anti oxidants, Beeswax retains moisture while Royal jelly and Propolis extract improves skin's radiance. 

This product can be a bit too balmy, so for best results, warm on tip of palms first before use.

Click this site for more celebrity testimonials and endorsements on this skin product.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

"There Is No Such Thing As Anti-Ageing"

Hi y'all, its been a hot minute since I blogged. I have been going through so much changes and adjustments in my life, so don't be mad at me for not updating as frequently as I should.

I have also been doing loads of research and updating. Hopefully, in due time, i will be able to share my knowledge and experiences through future posts more regularly.

"There's no such thing as anti-ageing"...
The world makes us believe that we can stall or slow the age process through products, surgery, etc. but the fact still remains that we MUST age as long as we are alive. You just owe it to yourself to age well through taking care of your inner health and outer fitness!!!

I am sure that the post title seems a bit shocking! But the fact of life is that there is actually absolutely nothing like anti ageing. As long as we are alive, we DEFINITELY WILL AGE irrespective of whatever procedure we go through. However, there is a catch and a secret to looking beautiful at whatever age you find yourself. 

Its important for you to understand how to take care of yourself because anti-ageing is inevitable. If you want to look your best at for age, its all about:

  • (For posts on cleansing, sunscreen and moisturising, check out my precious posts)
  • TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR SKIN: Which consists;
1. Microdermabrasion:
This is a powerful mechanical facial exfoliation using a machine. It works by removing the upper most layer of dead skin from the face, chest and hands. This service is usually offered by a professional in a day spa, media-spa or specialised skin care place. This treatment reveals a softer looking skin that a home exfoliation cannot achieve. Treatments are also scheduled into like 4-6 treatments.

2. Constant Review of Good Product Based on Age Group: 
I have always pointed out in previous posts the importance of using the best product for your skin type. This cannot be overemphasised. In other to age beautifully, understanding your skin type is important as this will help you choose the right products. Also, its important to  understand that when you begin to age, you may need to review your products. For instance, the products used in your 20s should not be the same for your 30s or 40s. As your age group changes, its important to also note that the skin changes as well.  

3. Facials: 
Some of us overlook the need for facials. But the truth still remains that having a professional aesthetician  use professional only products helps to bring out a beautiful glow. This procedure sets the pace for your day to day product use and definitely increases the chances of your product working.

4. "Pee, Poo, Sweat": 
These are the best way of getting rid of toxins from your body. Through your "pee", you can tell if you are drinking enough water or not. Your "poo" tells you if you are getting the best nutrition, and finally, sweating through exercise definitely cleans your body from inside out, thereby, revealing a glowing you!

Having said all these, the best way to age gracefully is not to believe in the delusional "forever young" thoughts that the world wants us to believe. The most important thing is to try to look beautiful at any age. To be able to love yourself irrespective of your colour and looks.

The Inspiration for this post is derived from "The Body Book" by Cameron Diaz and the Oprah documentary I watched recently on the new look of ageing in today's world!

Till the next post, xoxo