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Healthy Eyes, Pretty Eyes

If you’ve known me earlier, you would have heard of my eye-infection story back in 2013. (Read post: http://simplyjas.com/blog/2011/07/fiftytwo-days-walking-by-faith-and-not-by-sight-my-true-life-testimony/) That was a period when I was afraid that I will lose my vision due to the inappropriate handling of my contact lenses. Since then, I’ve been extra careful in handling my contact lenses, how I take care of my eyes as I do not wish history to repeat itself again. *healthy eyes* It is enough to go through once, experiencing the emotional turmoil of going to the eye specialist, waking up every hour for the eye drop, monitoring the process of the cornea etc. So whenever people wear their contact lenses for long hours, I will always advise them to take it out to allow your eyes to “breathe”.

As working adult, I can say that I spend 12 hours staring at electronic devices – smartphones, work laptops. This isn’t helping my eyes or my skin as the computer rays not only harm my eyes, but also my skin. If your eyes are perpetually glued to these, you may develop computer vision syndrome (CVS) which includes dryness of eyes,

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Methods to protect our hair

There’s a Chinese saying when it comes to our hair – 三千烦恼丝 (san-qian-fan-nao-si) – literally meaning “three thousand strands of worry”. Evidently, our hair can be the cause of much worry to many of us. With the different hair treatments available in the market, the kind of hair products for different hair condition give us the problem of choosing the best for us, at times feel like rocket science. Besides choosing the right hair products, there are many other methods we can follow to protect our hair.

Protein and Omega-3 for Healthy Hair

Just like how protein and omega-3 are good for our body, it also promotes stronger and healthier hair, with a healthier scalp. It is important to eat healthily with leafy vegetables, beans, and carrots. Do not avoid eating just because you want to lose weight. Losing weight is not about eating less but is about eating right. If you often style your hair with hot tools — or you color, bleach, or perm a lot — you can damage hair’s protective outer layer.

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Carrots – the orange crunchy powerfood

Forget about your Vitamin A supplements. Get the natural vitamins from fruits and vegetables available in the supermart. With this orange crunchy powerfood, you can get abundant amount of Vitamin A and other powerful benefits. Carrot provides ultimate protection against several skin problems, helping in maintaining your skin healthy, cancer prevention and anti-aging.

Do You Know…? Fun Facts on Carrots

1) Carrots are second most popular vegetables, followed after potato and there are over 100 different types of carrots.

2) Women in the 1600’s use carrot leaves as part of the decoration for their hats.

3) An average American can eat 5.44kg of carrots in a year

4) The greek word of carrot is “karaton”.

5) Rabbits love eating carrots. When rabbit eats one carrot, it is like us eating over 23 carrots. Rabbits like the sweetness from the carrots but they should not take too much as it will cause digestive problems and diabetes.

Health Benefits of Carrots

1) Improves vision

In my earlier post on eyecare,

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Habits you should cultivate

Good habits are to keep and bad habits are to kick. Bad habits such as drinking cold water during meals, having late night supper are detrimental for your help. Why not cultivate some good habits. I’m sure your body will thank you in a few years time. Here are some eating habits you should cultivate

Yoghurt

Contains proteins, minerals and abundant probiotics. Consuming yoghurt daily helps supplement water and whiten the skin. If you want to have a radiant face, yoghurt is really good for you due to its Vitamin B. Vitamin B can effectively resist the harm of radiation for the skin. Hence yogurt plays an important role to alleviate harm caused by radiation and repairing our skin.
Green tea 

While drinking green tea after meal helps to detox your body and increase your body metabolism to burn the fats, it refreshes you after a day of work. The proVitamin A found in green tea will convert into Vitamin A when in our body. It minimize the harm caused by the computer radiation.

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[Product Review] Korea TION Hair Brush – Detangler brush for wet to dry hair

Hello everyone, thanks for your love and support to SIMPLYJASSYMUSIC on Facebook, Instagram and website. Received this parcel last week and I opened it up excitedly because it is the long-awaited Korea TION Hair Brush – Detangler brush for wet to dry hair, that is highly raved on the Internet.

Do you have trouble combing your hair after shower and always find it difficult to untangle the wet hair? Oh wells, it has been a pain for me to comb my “mane” after shower. Like any other girls, I love to keep my hair long and couldn’t bear to chop the hair even though I often complain that my hair takes donkey hours to dry and it’s hard to untangle the wet hair with my normal comb. When I saw TION Hair Brush online advertisement and reviews, I thought of giving it a try to see if it really answers to all damp hair and tangles!

The TION hair brush is suitable for all types of hair – curly, straight, course, short, long! You name it!

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10 Triggers for Pigmentation You May Not Know About

Have you ever wondered why that no matter how much you avoid the sun, you will get your skin pigmented? Is it because your sunscreen is ineffective? Though it is true that excessive exposure of sunlight is the main cause for dark spots on the face, there are other reasons why you face will get pigmented. Here are some triggers for pigmentation you may not know about:

1. Acne

You may or may not know that your acne marks can become a permanent pigmented spot, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Other injuries caused by microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser-therapies can also trigger skin pigmentation. So if you have acne problems, be careful in the way you handle your skin. Do not squeeze the acne or aggravate the area.

2. Heat from hot steam bath and cooking

Not just the scorching sun will give you pigmentation, but also the heat from your daily cooking or hot steam bath can also stimulate your pigment cells. So avoid your face being exposed to high heat,

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Home remedies for dry skin

I love to recommend home remedies. It is organic, no chemicals included unlike those mask and beauty products you find it on the shelves. Most of us experience dryness on our face at different point of the time. Here are some home remedies of dry skin, not very difficult or troublesome to prepare.

Almond Milk Mask

If you need extra nourishment for your face, prepare a mixture consisting of ten almonds, four tablespoons of full cream milk, two spoons of oatmeal, a mashed avocado and the juice of half a lemon. Apply it on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. When you wash off, wipe it with dampened cotton wool that contains cold milk.

Coconut Mask

Spread sufficient coconut oil on your face and massage your face gently. Rinse a towel with hot water and place it over your face as the heat allows your face to absorb the oil. You will need to repeat this process three to four times and then rinse your face with warm water.

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Causes of Dry Skin

Problematic dry skin is one of the most frustrating and common skin problem that each of us face at some point. Lack of sleep and water, constant change in the weather and exposure of harmful rays cause our skin to be dry and sensitive. When our skin do not have sufficient moisture, it loses its elasticity and radiance.

What are the causes of dry skin?

1. Singapore has no season and has been summer all year long. In places where there are four seasons – drastic change in the temperature, our skin suffers the most. Especially in winter time, the dry skin strips the moisture from our skin, causing us to look dull and lifeless.

2. When you wash your face with hot water, it washes away the natural oils produced by your skin and as such, it dries out your skin. Do not use hot water to wash your face or even your hair but to use warm water as it preserves the nature oils that protect and tighten your skin.

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Restoring your skin radiance

According to a survey done in 2014 by STJobs.sg, Only one out of ten people in Singapore claims to be stress-free. It was found that for every person who is stress-free and happy, there are 2.5 persons who feel stressed and 6.5 persons who are neutral (with manageable stress levels) and have work-life balance. Whether we are still schooling, or working in the corporate world, we all (inevitably) face different sets of challenges and demands in life. Such stressful lifestyle has taken its toll on us, that we do not have proper diet and sufficient rest. This causes our body unable to rest, restore and rejuvenate. Before the wrinkles start forming, the face turns flaky and dry, here’s some SOS tips to restoring your skin radiance.

One way to restore your skin radiance is to apply mask on your faces. Radiance face masks are face masks that uses vitamins to moisturise and tone your skin, making it look luminous and glowing.

Banana and Honey Mask

What you need: ripped mashed banana, honey and sandalwood powder.

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Differences between sunblock and sunscreen

We all use these two words Sunblock and Sunscreen interchangeably because we thought they are the same. BUT do you know that they are actually different in their functions and purpose? Do you know how to identify the differences between sunblock and sunscreen? While both of them protect you from the damaging UV rays of the sun, sunblock reflects the light from your skin, blocking the rays from entering into your skin whereas sunscreen coats your skin, and acts like a sponge which absorb the UV rays to protect your skin, where it converts into less damaging form of radiation. Sunblock works immediately when you apply on your skin while you will need to apply sunscreen lotion 15-20 minutes before it can actively protect your skin from damage.

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What is Sunscreen?

When you come across a product that says “SPF XX”, it is a sunscreen product which designed to filter UV rays from the sun. It typically contain chemical ingredients like PABA, which can be irritating for people with sensitive skin.

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