[Product Review]: Exuviance Purifying Cleanser Gel
When I was first introduced to Exuviance, I thought that it would be “another skincare brand”. All along, I’ve been using the “B” brand from France and didn’t have this thought of trying new brand. So, when I was given the sample sachet for the cleanser gel, I was like “okay, no harm trying right?”
The skincare products from Exuviance are clinically proven products used to work gently on skin surface and penetrate deep into skin layers. Formulated with glycolic acid (AHA) and gluconolactone (PHA), this anti-aging cleanser is able to deep cleanse and remove make-up, dirt and surface oils and impurities without altering the skin’s natural moisture balance. It is dermatologist and allergy proven. It is suitable for all skin type including sensitive skin.
Benefits of AHA:
– Softening of fine lines and diminution of coarse lines from sun damaged
– Increasing smoothness in skin texture
– Improving skin texture due to acne scars
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,
Aging is inevitable. We start to age when we first come to this world. We can’t stop aging but we can prevent premature aging due to the external causes determined by our health and lifestyle. We wear sunscreen to protect the UV rays from damaging our skin. Besides the UV rays from the sun, fluorescent light bulbs also emit UV radiation, further exposing our skin to potential damage and premature aging while at the office. Here are some tips to prevent premature aging while at office:
- Take short breaks to look away from the screen and look at a distant object.
- Get up from your seat and move around. This helps to maintain better blood circulation of your body
- Do some stretching exercise after every 45 minutes. You can stretch your neck by looking at the ceiling, to the left, to the right and hold for 20 seconds.
- Get an anti-glare screen protector that covers your computer monitor to reduce the UV radiation exposure
- Wear sunscreen daily
- Use skincare products with anti-oxidants and also,
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.
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:
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You often hear from people around you about antioxidant but you have no idea what is it. Before we understand what antioxidants are, we need to know about free radicals. In our daily life, our body produces free radicals. It can also be found in the air, the materials around us. They are molecules with unpaired electrons and they are searching for another electron to stabilize the molecules. Under normal body condition, our body is able to handle the free radicals. However when we do not have enough antioxidants in our body, or if our body produces too much free radical, cellular damage may occur. This is because the free radicals are reactive in nature and it will damage the surrounding molecules. Problems such as aging, damaging our immune functions, cell mutations will occur due to the presence of too much free radicals. They are the contributing cause to many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and others.
Antioxidants can be found in the fruits and vegetables found in our daily diet. Here are some food you may consider to boost the antioxidants in your body:
Dark chocolate contains flavonols,