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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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11 Easy ways to age-proof your skin

11 Easy ways to age-proof your skin
AGING! This is a word that we wouldn’t want to hear, however we all can’t run away from this stage of life. As we grow up, our skin starts to age and our skin condition gets worse – dehydrated, lack of collagen, skin laxity. Although we can’t prevent aging, we can still do something to slow down the aging process. Here are some easy ways to age-proof your skin.

1. Eat it right

Load yourself up with omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, antioxidant-rich foods such as those with Vitamin ACE and beta-carotene. They help to speed up the repair of UV-damaged skin, contribute in giving you a smoother skin, healthier one, and protecting your skin against imflammation, eczema and acne.

2. Exercise and sweat it out

By exercising, you are increasing the blood circulation in the body, providing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. It also help to detoxify your body and flushes any toxins in your body.

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Myths about Sunscreen Debunked!

Myths about Sunscreen Debunked

Without a proper understanding of how UV rays can be harmful to you, you may not know the importance of using sunscreen and your health could be on the line. Without proper sun protection, it increases the risk for sunburn, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Thought you knew about protecting your skin from sun damage? What you do not know will surprise you. Get the facts on sunscreen to keep your skin safe. Myths about sunscreen DEBUNKED!

Myth #1: As long as your moisturizer or makeup products has sunscreen, you do not need to apply extra SPF.

It is not enough to fully dependant on the makeup products. You will need to apply extra sunscreen on top of your make up.

Myth #2: People who darker skin are immune to skin cancer.

Everyone regardless of skin color can be a victim to skin cancer. Many people have the misconception that Caucasians are the primary victims of skin cancer and non-Caucasian people are immune to it. This is why people of darker skin color diagnosed that they have skin cancer at a later stage.

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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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Why do we need to drink water early in the morning?

Is it your daily routine to drink water early in the morning when you get out from the bed. This is what I’ve been doing religiously. Since young, my mother has been nagging me to drink water to 清肠 (clear your internal system). (Oh wells, mums are usually right.)

Our human body comprises 70% of water content. Water is essential for the functioning of our body. Do you know that our brain cells contain about 85% of water, muscles 75%, bones 25%, blood 82%. Because of that, we need to often hydrate ourselves (8 glasses of water per day), consuming food that are rich in water content such as soups, vegetables and fruits.

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Losing weight by drinking lemon water

So you decided to lose some weight. You are thinking of what is the first thing you will need to do. Cut down your food intake, eat more fruits and vegetables. Do you know that eating less is not always the right way to reduce weight? In your diet, you should ensure that you have sufficient intake to fuel your body, have enough nutrients for your cells, energy for your brain, helps in detoxification.

Have you been thinking of losing weight by drinking lemon water? We know that drinking lemon water helps to cleanse and detox the internal system of your body. It has always been a myth that drinking lemon water helps to lose weight. Is this really true? NO! Drinking warm water with lemon does not helps you in losing weight (unless this drink is to replace your daily beverage that is high in calories, such as carbonated drinks, alcohols).

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