Sunday, 29 May 2016

Why is rosehip oil good for acne?

Yes, it may sound strange that an oil can benefit when you have acne prone skin. But do not ever judge a book by the cover, ever! Rosehip Oil , is an oil indeed, but, it is the most light weight oil I have ever tried. I know I have already said this in my previous posts, but I just cannot stress it enough. So, why is this oil good for your acne? Well, acne means sensitivity, skin irritability, inflammation and a lot if frustration of course. Rosehip oil can and will treat all these unpleasant effects that acne leaves on your face due to its wonderful fatty acids and vitamin E elements it contains that basically regenerate derma.   And, more specially, it will not leave greasy effect on your skin, even though you have an oily skin type. I know, it is unbelievable, but you just need to try it to see with your own eyes. J

They always say to use astringent solutions on your face when you have acne. WRONG! Astringent will only tell the skin that it needs to release more sebum to balance the PH, fact that will bring even more acne.

Now, when you suffer from acne, you need to be careful what you EAT. Yeah, it is always about what we eat seems like it. Also, do you drink enough water per day? It is recommendable to drink about 33 ml of water/kilogram of body weight on a daily basis. For example if your weight is 50 kg, you multiply 50 by 33 and the result would be 1.65 l per day. If you drink coffee or other drinks that contain caffeine, you need to drink an extra glass of water each time as caffeine dehydrates the body. However, from my own experience, I can say it is hard to drink that much but I have a tip that I usually use. Always have a 500 ml glass with water on your desk and sip it every 15 minutes even though you do not feel the need. It helps and you will see the difference, at the end of the day you won’t even know you actually drank enough water without too much fuss. J Drinking enough water helps with digestion. A slow digestion releases toxins in your body that can show on your face.

Another trigger for acne can be MILK. Try for 1 month not to drink milk/milk derivate (cheese, chocolate etc) and replace it with soya milk, cashew, almonds etc. At the beginning the difference you sense will be major, as the taste is really different because the cow milk is much tasty due to the fat it contains, on the other hand, the plant milk will have a waterish taste, but don’t get discouraged by that. The more you drink it, the more you’ll like it, it is a matter of habit. Do not worry about calcium, eating beans, potatoes, oranges and sesame seeds on a daily basis will do. It is scientifically proven that vegetable have calcium abortion rate of 50%, compared with about 30% for milk.

Always use gentle ingredients on your face such us: clay powder, honey, chamomile tea and natural masks. NEVER use lemon or baking soda! They will ruin your skin PH level. Instead, use Rosehip Oil for anti-ageing and healing properties.

When you apply rosehip oil on your face, don’t just apply it. Massage it gently all over your face until you can see that is has been absorbed by the skin entirely.

Apply Rosehip Oil around your eyes (Of course be careful not to introduce it into your eyes, BUT you already know that, because ALL my readers are smart anyway. HAHAH!) The eyes area is the most sensitive and has a very thin skin that ages the first and the worst if we do not take good care of it from an early stage.

Anti-Acne advices
Go to dermatologist and ask for a set of analysis including blood analysis and pustule analysis to test your level of bacteria on your face.

Do not buy expensive creams that some doctors may suggest to treat acne. Acne CANNOT be treated by using expensive creams! You must discover the trigger from within the body (what you eat, hormonal level etc). You are definitely doing something that your body does not like and reacts through acne.

For more details, do not hesitate to leave a comment below, my pleasure to answer them all.  

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Cold pressed or refined?

cold press machine

The term “cold pressed” may not be widely known. It refers to the process the oils are produced by using a press that grinds the fruits/seeds and extracts a chemical–free oil that maintains all its natural benefits. Before putting the fruits through the press, they are dried and well taking care of.

On the other hand, a refined oil is produced using high temperatures and different chemical solvents resulting a product that has almost ZERO nutritive/natural ingredients. However, to kind of reverse this process, they add back in the ingredients such as vitamins or minerals but it can never offer you a high quality product once its molecules were broken. 
You may end up with an oil that is 40% oil and 60% water mixt with toxic elements from the manufacturing process and preservatives to prolong its shelf life. Whilst Cold pressed has NO added ingredients, Chemical Free.

So, what would you choose? Cold Pressed 100% natural Rosehip Oil   that is small scale produced or refined oil which contains toxic ingredients that is mass produced by big companies to maximise profits?

Did you know that every product that contains water needs preservatives to eliminate the bacteria, but products that are exclusively oil based do not need preservative due to the fact the bacteria cannot live in oil?
Now you know! 

Sunday, 1 May 2016

DIY RoseHip Oil and honey hydration mask

You already know I love Rosehip oil. Well, I really do and I cannot recommend it enough. But, you do not have to use it just alone. You can mix it with other wonderful ingredients to prepare your favourite facial mask. This time, I thought a good idea would be to mix it with honey. And, I was not surprised to see it hydrates the skin really nicely and easily.

How to prepare:

Step 1. Clean your face, I usually like to use a clay mask to clean it thoroughly once a week.
Step 2. Take a bowl, mix half tea spoon of honey with 3 drops of RoseHip Oil and a few drops of water to make the mask easier to apply.
Step 3. Apply the mask on your face, be careful not to introduce it into your eyes. Massage it nicely for about 1 minute and leave it on the face for about 10 minutes.
Step 4. Clean your face with warm water and voilĂ , a super glowing smooth skin with minimum efforts.

Tip: When you put honey on your face, you need to tie your hair very carefully otherwise you might need to wash your hair as the mask is really, really sticky.
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