May 17, 2017

Gain Greater Results With A Holistic Approach

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meditation for healthy mind body skin

Have you ever wondered why some of your skin or beauty results may be taking longer that you would like? Is it possible that you may be sabotaging your beauty with your diet and lifestyle habits?

There is only so much that can be done with the latest machines and skincare technology. Many people seek the quick fix. We can correct many skin condition and deliver excellent results, but is it possible to gain even better and long-term results if you approach your beauty concerns holistically?

Let's take the case of acne. We can address, take care of, and even to some extent, control acne breakouts. But what we are dealing with is often the symptoms of a greater problem. So, all we can do is alleviate the symptoms, but in some cases to address the cause, you may need to look further than corrective skin or beauty treatments.

Many people look for the magic cure for acne (or ageing, or pigmentation etc). There are excellent treatments that will clear skin conditions effectively, but all we are doing is stamping out the fire. If you keep lighting the flame and causing a new fire, your skin conditions will reignite - pardon the pun. You need to turn off the ignition. You need to address the cause of your skin problems. And the cause is often internal or environmental (lifestyle). It may be the hormones during puberty, it may be the stress on your body, lifestyle factors, or undiagnosed food intolerances in adulthood. In the case of ageing and pigmentation, it is definitely linked to lifestyle factors. You can have "good" genes and still age faster if you sunbake and smoke all day long. You can have "bad" genes and have a great skin if you look after yourself. It's no longer just about the genes. It's about the environment and how it impacts on your genes.

A holistic approach includes taking care of your skin, your mind and your body. Taking care of your body with good nutrition, regular recreation, relaxation, and exercise will foster a healthier mind, body and skin. Skincare and professional treatments will correct your skin problems and deliver awesome results, but to maintain those results, you need to address the cause of your skin problems. Look at your diet and lifestyle and be honest about your health and wellbeing. Are you doing your best to look after yourself, your health, beauty, and wellbeing?

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May 9, 2017

Easy Ways to Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Here are some tips that can help your hair grow longer and healthier

We all dream of a healthy, long, and voluminous mane cascading down our waist that can be styled in numerous ways to change our look. But you see, like all the other parts of the body, hair also require utmost attention, nourishment, and care or else they lose their healthy sheen and shine.

Here are some tips that can help your hair grow longer and healthier:

Regular Trimming Sessions

If you want to give Rapunzel some serious competition with your long, lustrous locks, you need to get regular trims to clip out the dead hair and encourage the growth of healthy hair. You see, a nice trim will help you get rid of those awful split ends that cause excessive breakage, reduce the shine, shrink your hair volume, and stump the hair growth altogether.

Essential Oils

Just like your body, your hair and scalp also require essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. There is an abundant variety of natural oils that can help you nourish your hair with moisture and hydration. Oils such as fennel, olive, coconut, lavender, almond, and jojoba nourish the hair from deep within, promote growth and strength, and keep the hair healthy and shiny by locking moisture deep within each strand.

A Healthy Scalp

Imagine your scalp as the soil, and your hair as the leaves sprouting out of the roots embedded deep in the soil. If you don’t take good care of your scalp, your hair will never grow out to be long, healthy, and lustrous. You must cleanse, moisturize, nourish, and hydrate your scalp, along with taking effective measures to prevent and eliminate dandruff, acne, eczema, and all other scalp ailments that cause breakage and hair loss.

Wholesome Diet

Ladies, beauty is always skin deep, and if you’re devouring the wrong diet that lacks essential nutrients and comprises mostly of processed foods, you can bid farewell to your dreams of flaunting healthy, long hair, despite the number of hair-growing gummy bears you eat every day.
You need to brim yourself with heaps of calcium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fibers by devouring superfoods like nuts, fish, milk, whole grains, lentils, strawberries, and beans.

Stay No to Heat!

If you want a long and lustrous mane, you not only need to cover up your hair against the harmful UV rays of the sun, but also quite excessive use of styling tools like curling irons, blow dryers, and straighteners.

Invest in a good hair SPF formulas to protect your hair. If you have a habit of heat styling your hair every single day, you need to quit this habit because it’s horribly damaging for the hair. Instead, get a haircut that suits your natural hair type and doesn’t require much styling other than a good combing, followed by a natural air-dry.

Eat your Vitamins

Hair requires a mighty dose of vitamin C, B, E, and biotin to encourage growth, strength, volume. and shine. These essential vitamins will also improve your skin health and firmness. However, instead of fancy supplements, try to eat natural food and fruits rich in these nutrients.

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May 1, 2017

Becoming Aware is the First Step Towards a Healthier and Happier You

Resolve to be kind to yourself and schedule a little time out this week to relax and re-connect with yourself. To become conscious of your health and wellbeing.

90% of our waking hours, we do the same thing, day in day out. We wake up, shower, dress, eat on the run, work, come home in the evening to cook and clean, fall asleep on the lounge watching TV before finally getting off to bed.

Time just flies, and the days, weeks and years just become a blur. We live our lives on auto-pilot. We buy and eat the same takeaway because we have always done so. We sit on the couch all night because we have always done so. We rush through our morning routine, after sleeping in, because we have always done so.

We gradually build habits and routines that are not healthy for us long-term. But we don't seem to notice as we adapt to a fast-paced lifestyle, neglecting our spiritual self, our mental health, our nutrition and our wellbeing. People no longer know how to identify stress because they have become so used to it. They think it's normal.

Our bodies, however, are fighting an ongoing battle on the inside. The body is under stress when we overeat, eat processed food, food high in sugar, and when we don't drink enough water. Our body becomes stressed when we don't give it enough time out to relax and recuperate, to exercise or when we don't get enough sleep.

Becoming aware is the first step towards a healthier and happier youThis week, as you go through your day by day activities, stop and think. Become conscious of your habits. Is what you are about to do good for your health and wellbeing longterm? Think how you can replace habits that lead to poor health and wellbeing with habits that will support you and make you feel and look amazing.

Start small, and build it up. Instead of drinking coffee, replace it with green tea. Instead of ordering takeaway that is full of fat, sugar, and salt, have a nutritious salad sandwich instead.
Instead of sitting on the couch watching TV all night, take your yoga mat out and do some stretches as you watch TV. Better still, take a warm bath, and go to bed early with a great book.

Walk your dogs, toss a ball and have a play. Go for a swim or do a Zumba class. Plan to do something relaxing, fun and recreational at least every second day.

Try and become conscious of your daily habits this week. Becoming aware is the first step towards a healthier and happier you.

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