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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Charcoal Masks & Facials

Who would have thought that charcoal is actually beneficial to the skin? Well charcoal has properties that draw out toxins from the skin to reveal a fresher more radiant glow.

Todays post will show you a quick & simple way on how to make charcoal mask in the comfort of your homes.

Step 1: wash your face and pat dry.
Step2: mix activated charcoal in a bowl, add some drops of water and mix in a few drops of oil. Try Tea Tree Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut oil or Olive Oil (and a little bit of honey)

Step 3: Rub mixture onto your face and leave on for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse your face with warm water & moisturise.

However, if you do not have the time to whip up a charcoal mask at home, then try ORIGINS Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask.

According to Origin, “When environmental toxins, dirt and debris get under your skin, its waste-filtering system gets jammed, pores get clogged, skin looks cloudy. Activated Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. 

Detoxify your skin with a charcoal mask!

Feel free to leave your questions & comments in the comment section.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Moisturisers & Skin Types

Hey lovely people,

It feels good to be back on the blog. its been a hit minute. I have been so busy with mummy duties, my interior design business, and so much more. So it feels great to be able to update my skin care post today.

Because I have left you guys for so long, i want to start with a topic that your skins will thank you for: MOISTURISERS.

I have dealt with this topic in previous posts, but today will be a little bit different from previous posts because I will reveal the best types of moisturisers for different skin types. 

The most important skincare step is ensuring hydration. Adding moisture to the skin helps maintain smoothness, firmness, softness and radiance. 

"Moisturiser is the true fountain of youth" The right moisturiser will enhance the look, feel and health of the skin and can even help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

DRY SKIN. This skin type needs a heavier, oil based moisturiser that quickly and easily absorbs into the skin. For dry skin, oils are more effective than creams. you should look out for ingredients such as propylene glycol that keep the skin moist.

NORMAL SKIN. naturally has a healthy moisture balance. if you have a normal skin type, then you should use moisturisers that have light weight oils and water based moisturisers. Look out for ingredients such as acetyl alcohol, or silicone derived ingredients.

OILY & COMBINATION SKIN. Needs oil free, water based moisturisers. Moisturisers should be used sparingly if you have an oil based skin. Look for products formulated to prevent clogged pores labelled "noncomedogenic". Test moisturisers to ensure they leave a matte finish to help minimise shine and large pores.

SENSITIVE SKIN. opt for fragrance & dye free moisturisers that cater to sensitive skin types. Less is more if you have a sensitive skin.

MATURE SKIN. For older skin requires more moisture. Use nourishing oils, dense creams and balms. look for petroleum based moisturisers that contain ingredients such as lactic acid or hydroxy acids, which prevent dryness. 

Particular moisturisers are needed for the eye area because the skin surrounding the eyes have smaller pores and thinner skin and is more sensitive. It is important to keep the eye area as hydrated as possible.

Here are samples of amazing moisturisers that you can try out.
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense great for dry skin

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream great for combination/oily skin

My absolute best Lamer Moisturiser great for Mature Skin/ Normal skin.

Whats your moisturising secret? Pls share your thoughts, ideas & question with us.