Sun damage, the aging process, and even hormonal changes can leave you with dark spots and splotchy looking patches of skin. But thanks to strong antioxidant and anti-aging properties, vitamin C can help you lighten and brighten dark spots and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Palm oil is used loads of everyday products – from packaged foods like bread, chocolate and ice cream to personal care products such as lipstick, shampoo and detergent. Up to 50 percent of the products we use on a daily basis contain palm oil. But this inexpensive and commonly used vegetable oil comes at a high environmental cost.
As the glitter of New Year’s fades and the reality of sticking to your resolutions sets in, it’s easy to get distracted and even disheartened. But with some simple steps you can improve your self-discipline and focus in 2019 and beyond.
With New Year’s fast approaching it’s the time for resolutions. Why not make a commitment to declutter your home and workspace? Decluttering not only invites positive energy into our lives, it makes it easier to focus our time and energy. By freeing ourselves of things we don’t need, we make more room for the things we do. Let’s look more deeply at the positive effects of decluttering and some tips and tricks to get you started.
Most holistic and conventional facials share a similar routine of cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising – but the similarities generally stop there. Holistic facials look at the person as a whole, not just their skin. They also avoid the use of harsh chemicals and processes. Let’s look at these, and some of other the differences between holistic and conventional facials in more detail.
You may think of getting a massage as a luxury, but it can actually be a powerful healing tool. Massage not only helps to ease sore muscles and reduce tension, it can also help treat, and even prevent, illness. Here are just some of the physical and psychological health benefits of getting a full body massage.
Homemade bath bombs make perfect (and inexpensive) Christmas gifts for almost everyone on your list. Who doesn’t love a good soak in the tub? And with the lovely scents and healing salts in bath bombs you can make that experience an even more enjoyable one. Here’s our guide to making these bath fizzies DIY-style and some of the benefits of homemade bath bombs.
Benefits of Homemade Bath Bombs
Before we get into the nitty gritty of how to make bath bombs let’s look at few of their benefits, especially the homemade variety.
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
At our core we all have an authentic self – the part of us that follows our heart and lives with passion and purpose. But as we get older and take on increasingly complex roles and responsibilities, it can often feel like we are drifting further and further from this true self. From the outside everything may seem perfect, but inside you feel out-of-sync and hear a small voice saying, “This isn’t me.”
The good news is that our true self is always there for us to tap into when we’re ready. With each new day we have the opportunity to live more authentically. It may be hard at first, but by taking small steps you can begin to reconnect with the person you know you are, and let her shine through in everything you do.
Hyaluronic acid. The name may sound like something from a science experiment, but hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance found in our skin. Thanks to its water retaining and antioxidant properties, it may just be the secret to smoother, younger looking skin. Keep reading to find out more about hyaluronic acid and its amazing power to turn back the clock.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a gel-like substance naturally produced by our bodies. Its main job is to keep our tissues well lubricated and moist. Although it’s in almost every one of our cells, the greatest concentration is in our skin – almost 50 percent of our body’s total hyaluronic acid is found there.
Over the years there’s been much debate about which is better for productivity, creativity, health and success – being an early bird or a night owl. But is one actually better than the other? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of each as well as how you can make the most of your natural energy cycles.