Organic Essential Oils

A daily oil massage has several benefits, including reducing stress, keeping skin youthful and improving immunity. Different oils are suitable for different kinds of massage. Below are some of the most well known and widely use massage oil all over the world. 

  • Almond Oil

This sweet and mildly fragrant oil comes from sweet almonds. It is the most popular massage oil. Sweet almond oil has just the perfect attributes that a massage oil should have. It flows well on the skin, doesn’t get absorbed too quickly and maintains its oiliness for a long time.  It is thin and light.

  • Rosemary Oil 

Rosemary oil can take that stress relief up a level – it’s so amazing! A little rosemary oil may stop you needing to cram the night before a big test. Researched has showed to positively enhance memory and lowering stress and anxiety. 

  • Relax Lavender Oil 

Lavender essential oil has the ability to ease nervous tension, reduces emotional stress, restores skin complexion, enhance blood circulation, improves sleep quality and slows aging with powerful antioxidants. 

Tips

Did You Know that Skin is Largest Organ in Our Body?

 

Skin covers about 18 square feet of the human body. It is composed of two main layers: the epidermis (outer) and the dermis (inner). 

 

The cells in the epidermis are continually replaced with cells produced in its bottom layer. This process slows as we age. Exfoliating dead skin cells helps speed up the process, promoting youthful skin.

 

The dermis contains nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and blood vessels. Together, these two layers provide us with protection and comfort.

 

Basic Skincare Rules

Cleanse Your Skin 

Cleanse your skin in the morning and in the evening to keep your pores clear and your face fresh. Your cleanser may vary based on skin type, but with all cleansers, the general consensus is to apply them using an upward, circular motion so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. Make sure your hands are clean in order to prevent excess dirt from entering your pores. If you have very sensitive skin, using only water would also do the trick!

Toner 

Toning is an important addition to your skin care routine. After you cleanse your skin of impurities, toner removes any residue left behind by the cleanser as well as any makeup or oils your cleanser might have missed. Toner will help your skin to absorb moisturiser and minimise the appearance of pores. If you have dry skin, use alcohol free toner. 

Use cotton pad or cotton ball to apply toner right after you have cleansed your skin, while it is still damp. 

Moisturiser

Moisturising provides a protective layer to the skin that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated. This hydration is what gives your skin a smooth, luminous appearance. Needless to say, this is a step in your skin care routine you don’t want to skip.

Choose a moisturiser based on your skin type — it can be a cream, lotion, gel or oil—and gently rub it into your skin in an upward motion, being careful not to tug on the delicate skin around your eyes. Once the moisturiser is applied, give it time to sink in so you receive its full benefits.

Protection 

UV protection is essential no matter where you go. The Sun is the most damaging factor of skin and the leading cause of skin cancer. That’s why using a moisturiser that contains SPF or applying a sunscreen after your moisturiser is key for protecting your skin from the Sun’s damaging UV rays

Exfoliation 

Our skin is constantly shedding millions of skin cells everyday, but sometimes those cells can build up on the surface of our skin and need some extra help to be removed. Exfoliating removes these dead skin cells that have accumulated in our pores. If you struggle with blackheads, acne or breakouts, you’re not going to want to miss this step.

It’s best to exfoliate after toning and before moisturizing. Most dermatologists agree that you should exfoliate one to three times a week, but this depends on your skin type and how it reacts to exfoliation. Use exfoliators such as sugar or salt scrub or facial scrub. All could be effective tools for removing dead skin cells.

 

Tips

Day Time Moisturiser: A Moisturiser with a SPF of at least 15. Use a higher SPF if you anticipate heavy sun exposure throughout the day.

Combination/Oily Skin: Lighter Moisturisers/ Gel/ Lotions/Gel-Cream

Sensitive/Dry Skin: Rich Cream/ Essential Oil 

 

  • Dry skin is flaky, scaly, or rough.
  • Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores.
  • Combination skin is dry in some spots (cheeks) and oily in others (forehead, nose, and chin).
  • Sensitive skin may sting, burn, or itch after you use some makeup or other products.
  • Normal skin is balanced, clear, and not sensitive.

Benefits of Masks

Hydrating Face Masks 

Face masks are superb! In the heat of summer or dry air of winter, your skin needs extra hydration. Day and night creams can protect you to an extent, but a weekly hydrating facial mask will give your skin the full extra moisturising it needs to stay beautiful and the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns.

The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities.

Tips

How Often Should We Use Face Mask? 

Depends on your skin type, normally, it would be ideal to use it once or twice a week.  If your skin is on the oily side in the summer, it’s a good idea to use a mask more frequently.

  • Apply masks after you shower
  • Wash the mask off with lukewarm water
  • Apply a toner afterward

What is Clay Mask?

A mask with kaolin (a mineral-rich clay), sea mud, or even charcoal does provide a gentle way of exfoliating by coating the skin like an adhesive. However, Clay Mask don’t actually absorb or “soak up” oil, and they can’t really “purify” and “detoxify” your pores either.

Sunscreen Protection

The Foundation of any good skin-care routine is SPF.

Sunscreens can protect your skin from UV damage and prevent UV light from penetrating skin and minimize free radical damage, which can cause premature aging.

Tips

For Fair Skin

  • Normal to dry skin : do not apply too much moisturiser before applying sunscreen as this will dilute its protection level. Choose a sun screen with moisturising ingredients and an SPF of around 50
  • Normal to oily skin : select an oil-free sun screen with an SPF of around 50.

For Normal Skin

  • Normal to dry skin : a sunscreen with an SPF of around 30 is optimal for normal skin. If your skin tends to be dry, spray a little moisturising toner on your face before you apply the sunscreen.
  • Normal to oily skin : go with an oil-free sunscreen.

For Naturally Tanned Skin

  • Normal to dry skin : simply select a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more.
  • Normal to oily skin : darker skin tends to be shinier than paler skin. Reduce the shine by using a foundation with an SPF of 15 instead of regular sunscreen.

Indoor Skincare

When Your Skin is Glowing, You Look Good and You Feel Good Too, Right?!

Most of us spend long hours under dry-air-conditioned, lack of moisture environment at home or at the office. So, what’s a girl supposed to do? The obvious answer is hydrate… but, that’s a whole lot easier said than done. 

How Does Air-Conditioning affect our skin?

Turns out the change in temperature can affect your skin’s ability to hold water leading to early wrinkling, excessive dryness of skin, chapped lips, eczema’s itching with infection over it.

 

Tips

How to Protect Your Skin from the Effects of dry-air-conditioned? 

 

  • Refresh with Rosewater Facial Mist 

Replenish our facial complexions with moisture with a few spritzes of facial mist. Rosewater Facial mist can be a great way to provide the skin with a burst of hydration on the go, making it the perfect product to keep on hand! We keep a bottle in our purses, gym bags, on our desks. 

 

  • Hydrating Overnight Sleeping Cream

Hydrate your skin overnight with a nourishing overnight sleeping cream. Overnight sleeping cream are a great way to kick your nighttime routine into high gear and can result in soft, smooth, supple-looking skin come morning. 

 

  • BFF with Lip Balm & Hand Cream

We CANNOT leave our house without lip balm. NOTHING—worse than dry, cracked, uncomfortable lips… and the lack of humidity caused by dry-air-conditioning does not help the situation. So, how do you avoid it? With some lip balm—and proper care—of course! Lip balm can help soothe uncomfortable lips and lock in moisture all season long. 

 

  • Exfoliates with Lavender & Coconut Body Scrub 1-2 times a Week

Dry, dead skin cell can build up easily under dry-air-conditioning conditions. Exfoliating surface skin with a salt scrub, sugar scrub or coconut  scrub can help slough away dry, dead skin cell buildup and reveal softer, smoother, more supple-looking skin hidden underneath. On top of that, it can make it easier for your nourishing skin care moisturizers to do their job, too! 

Facial Massage Techniques

Beautiful Skin Requires Commitment, Not a Miracle!

Keep yourself looking young with a simple routine that takes just 3 minutes a day. Using the techniques below, massage daily to slow down your skin’s aging processes.

Tips

How to Massage Your Face?

 

Eyezone

  • For crow’s feet and other wrinkles around your eyes, use the tips of your middle fingers to massage with slight pressure from the inner corner of your lower eyelids outwards. Repeat 6 times, then do the same with your upper eyelids.

 

Mouth

  • For wrinkles around your mouth, use your middle and ring fingers to massage your lower lip from the centre to the outer corners. Repeat 6 times, then do the same with your upper lip.

 

Face

  • To minimise facial sagging, use your index, middle and ring fingers to draw both cheeks upwards. Repeat 6 times. Then pinch your cheeks with your thumbs and index fingers and pull them upwards another 6 times.

 

Neck

  • To minimise a sagging neck, use your middle and ring fingers to draw the skin on your neck upwards from your chest 6 times

Hair Care

Have you been washing your hair in the right way?!

1.Rinsing

Rinse always first! Water shouldn’t be too hot. If hot, can get your scalp irritated and it will be another problem to deal with afterwards. Wet your hair and scalp thoroughly with warm water, temperature above body temperature to be able to remove oil and dirt. 

2. Shampoo

Bubbles or Lathering are cleansing agents of the shampoo. Whatever we do, wherever we go, we are always coming to contact with dust & pollution, which can make our hair dull & lifeless. Lather will take out all dirt easily from your hair. 

Fill in the palm size of your hand for Shampoo. Always start at the root. Good lather for about 30 secs would be enough.  

3. Conditioner

Apply conditioner directly to the hair & scalp. Start applying from middle to end section. Leave in for about 30-40 secs. 

Tips

Should we brush our hair right after shower?

 

Hair is weakest when it’s wet, and wet hair is more prone to tangling. To prevent tangling, give your hair a brush before hopping in. If you like to comb in the shower, apply conditioner, untangle strands with your fingers, then use a wide-toothed comb before rinsing.

 

Use a Quick Drying Towel

 

To cut styling time,  wear a quick dry towel wrap directly after washing. Anything to help reduce heat application is always a plus, so use this product to “reduce frizz, reduce drying time, and make hair more manageable” while styling

Volumise Hair

It’s a mistake to think that blow-drying causes dry or dull hair. With the proper technique, blow-drying is a great way to give your hair a fuller, healthier look.

Tips

Step 1

  • After washing your hair, wrap it tightly in an absorbent towel. Don’t towel-dry vigorously or you could damage your hair cuticles.

Step 2

  • Untangle your hair using a wide-toothed comb. Apply some hair protecting spray to prepare it for blow-drying.

Step 3

  • Maintain a distance of 20cm between your hair and the blow dryer. Keep the focus of the hair dryer moving so that concentrated heat doesn’t damage your hair.