Milk & Acne

When I was first taking action on what to do in order to improve my skin, I made sure to do my research online. I looked up “what to eat”, “what exercise to do”, even “what material of pillows” I should use. Yes I was obsessed! I wanted to know everything about my skin, and how to make it clear.

One thing that kept on popping up when looking at food to avoid was dairy. Many skin websites out there will warn you against dairy if you’re trying to get rid of acne. I was frightened so much that I tried cut out all dairy from my life. And yes, my skin did get better. But this is no proof that dairy was the culprit, since I totally cleaned up my diet and lifestyle at this time.

Actually, there’s really aren’t that much research that proves dairy causes acne. It’s one of those half-truth myths that circulate the internet. I’m not saying to drink all the milk and eat all the dairy products that you love. You should test if dairy is your specific acne trigger (or one of them). Cut it out of your diet for two weeks and monitor your skin. If you see improvement, there’s a chance that it may be your problem.

Some people find it hard to kick the dairy habit, especially if they have been eating cereal with milk from a young age. But there are healthy alternatives to milk, in form of soy or almond milk. You can easily find these at your local market. Even when I use to order from Starbucks, I asked for almond milk instead. I actually think it taste better.

Electronics can cause skin aging.

Our face is daily exposed to light waves which can damage and age the skin. But it’s not just the sun causing problems – now some scientists are claiming light from laptops and smartphones can be dangerous too. Electronic devices emit high energy visible (HEV) blue light, which some studies have shown to be as harmful as UVA and UVB rays, penetrating deeply into the skin.

One study has suggested exposure to blue light could affect the skin’s ability to heal – a key factor in speeding up the ageing process, and they’ve created a product to help combat it. Holding a device like a smartphone on a sunny day could increase the skin’s exposure to UV light by up to 75%.

While sunscreen may help protect against UV rays, it won’t protect the skin from blue light. HEV (high-energy visible) light, which is emitted from our phone and computer screens, is as damaging if not more so than UV light from the sun, penetrating more deeply than UV light and has a negative impact on the DNA within the cells as well as causing oxidative stress and inflammation. This all accelerates skin ageing.”

Is it really bad?

Blue light might interfere with the body’s circadian rhythm – which regulates sleep – and it’s when we sleep that our bodies take the opportunity to repair cellular damage.

“Anything which interferes with sleep affects the body’s ability to heal,” he said. “In skin, this means it affects its ability to repair itself which leads to accelerated ageing.”

What to do?

If you’re worried about your levels of blue light exposure you can try a specialist cream designed to block HEV light. Also use an antioxidant serum for protection, a serum at night to stimulate collagen production and stabilize the melanocytes which cause pigmentation. Wearing a  good SPF sunscreen will also help limit the effects from reflected UVA and UVB rays.

But experts agree the best prevention is to avoid using your phone for long periods outside.

Blanna will make your skin say love you very matcha

Your skin will thank you

Green tea (matcha) is a very popular beverage all over the world. People drink green tea because of its health benefits. I sometimes drink green tea because it is great for slimming and getting rid of toxins in my body. There are many ways to benefit from its antioxidant powers besides that cup of green tea. Use a green tea mask once a week for greater skin benefits. We often forget that our skin needs extra care once a week to repair all the damages and toxins that our daily skin care routine fail to fix.

Green tea is very high in antioxidants, as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals. All of these components can do great things to your skin. With this said, you can always count on a green tea mask to improve your skin and enhance your beauty. Here are 5 beauty benefits:

  1. Green tea can help get rid of toxins in your skin. It is great for healing blemishes, scars, and reducing inflammation.
  2. The antibacterial agents in green tea can help fight acne. It can also reduce the redness on your skin.
  3. Green tea has anti-aging benefits that can help delay signs of aging. It helps neutralize free radicals and also help fight against skin cancer.
  4. Green tea draws out impurities, reduce large pores, and give your skin a nice healthy glow.
  5. Green tea helps reduce puffy eyes and dark circles! Now that’s something I really need. It reduces swelling and puffiness.

Use Blanna Acne Mask mixed it with water apply it onto your skin and let it dry 25 mins, then peel it off. Helps diminish inflammation, shrink pores, balance oil secretion, promote epidermic cutin’s metabolism. Recover and heal the acne scars. Skin type: Mixed and oily skin.

There are many different ways of using green tea. What’s your way?

Chamomile mask for sensitive skin

Blanna Anti-sensitive soft mask 1kg

Diminish inflammation, sterilization, it helps strengthen function of the skin, improve sensitive skin’s immuno therapy.

Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic properties perfect for sensitive skin. It also contains essential oils and antioxidants. This beautiful flower is hypoallergenic reduces skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.

Lavender essence relaxing aromatherapy that provides a balanced skin complexion. Calm the senses, gently balancing sebum and uneven pigmentation.

Honey nourishing moisture that reduces inflammation and redness.

Key ingredients: chamomile, lavender essence, globeflower, aloe, honey, collagen. It helps soothe and moisturize your skin for a soft, and even complexion.

How to lose belly weight?

As people age, our bodies slows downs the metabolism and start to gain weight.

There are some natural ways to maintain a healthy waistline.

Foods with fiber keeps the stomach feel full longer reducing the extra calories intake. These foods are barley, flax seed, lima beans, pear, apple, blueberry, avocado, broccoli, spinach, carrot, kale, zucchini and sweet potato.

Proteins helps you stay full for longer and increases your metabolism. Incorporate proteins in your diet everyday to decrease accumulated belly fat. Good sources of proteins are egg, lean beef, soy, milk, whey protein and fish.

Drinks that you can add to your diet:

Green tea, Ginger tea, cinnamon tea, and dandelion tea.

Natural grapefruit or pineapple juice.

Things to avoid, sugar, alcohol, carbs, and stress.

Maintain a healthy diet and exercise but takes time and dedication to finally lose belly fat.

 

Health and Beauty Benefits of Clove

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What is Clove?

Cloves are the aromatic dried flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen native to Indonesia. Cloves are used as a spice in cuisines all over the world and are harvested in Asia.

Clove were mainly used to spice up meals to boost nutrient intake important for the body. This spice contain vitamins and antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E, K,B, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. They help the skin stay firm and supple.

Enjoy a cup of chai tea, the blend of clove mixed with other spices makes this tea a health elixir. The easiest and most delicious way to incorporate this powerful ingredient to your diet. One cup a day can keep the doctors away.

Clove oil has many properties that help treat many skin issues naturally.

  • Antimicrobial properties can inhibit Staphylococcus bacteria, that cause acne breakouts, pimples, rashes and more.
  • Due to its antiseptic properties, clove oil is useful for wounds cuts and other types of injuries. 
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoids can be used to treat toothaches,gum inflammation, skin issues, muscle and joint pain.
  • Contains phenolic compounds with anti-fungal properties that can inhibit the growth of molds, yeasts, and bacteria.

Incorporating this powerful flower bud in your diet and skin care shelves, might be extremely beneficial to your body and skin in the long run.

 

Roses are the epitome of beauty

Roses has a wide variety of colors and sizes which are widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. In ancient times roses were used by royalty to make rose water, perfume, scented oils, medicinal balm and luxurious aromatic bath. Rose oil was extremely expensive to make since it took a massive amount of roses to make few drops of oil and was only available for the rich. Roses beautiful colors and sophisticated aroma evoked many meaningful significance in many societies. Its wide range of valuable beneficial properties for skincare made roses the symbol of beauty all over the world.

Why roses became the epitome of beauty?

The beautifying healing properties of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial combination eliminates free radicals and slow down the aging process with a sweet relaxing therapeutic aroma.

Citronellol is a natural colorless oily liquid with a floral smell of rose. Mainly used as a fragrance ingredient in skin care products formulation of lotions, cleansing products, hair care, lipsticks, moisturizers, perfumes and colognes. Its permeable and versatile astringent properties can help clear pores and reduce body smells by flushing out toxins from the body. The key ingredient to minimize the size of pores to achieve smooth and flawless dewy skin. This potent yet gentle component is ideal for all skin types to tighten capillaries, reduces redness and blotchy skin.

Geraniol a natural component of rose essential oils with a sweet rose like aroma. The therapeutic attributes of geraniol include anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. They help healing scars, cuts and wounds.This combination is ideal for people with oily and acne prone skin types. These beautiful flowers have the power to heal and restore your skin.

Rose extract

Rose extract condition the skin with high concentrations of vitamin C to stimulate collagen production. Contains vitamin E to moisturize, brighten and protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss. This ingredient helps your skin hydrated throughout the day and fight skin dullness.

Blanna moisture soft mask to treat dry and dehydrated skin, improving skin tone and texture by renewing water and nutrient. It adjust the circulation system of face and improves elasticity of skin with rose extracts, collagen and aloe.  These natural moisture factors will help reveal fresh and clear looking skin.

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Skin care benefits of pearls

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Pearl facials is the luxury beauty standard only available in spas for quite some time. The benefits are quite remarkable and many people prefer jewel based beauty products.

Pearl for skin has been used since ancient times only available for royalties in Asia and now its sought after for the pearly complexion in many Asian cosmetics industries nowadays.

Benefits of pearl powder

These precious jewelry items contain high concentration of calcium, magnesium, amino acids and antioxidants. These antioxidants help neutralize any free radicals, and prevent premature aging. Amino acids brightens, hydrates the skin, and rebuilds collagen. Pearls contain a protein called conchiolin, this substance lightens skin by reducing skin’s pigmentation. This protein inhibits an enzyme that produce melanin.

As women age, their skin loses the ability to retain water and pearls has optimal hydration properties to prevent trans-epidermal water loss.

This anti-ageing mask diminishes signs of aging and clear acne scars.

Face mask

The most effective way to use pearl for skin care is to turn it into a face mask. It actually helps to calm your skin and minimize the appearance acne scars.

Constant use of this mask will fade marks and will add a nice smooth glow to the skin.

Blanna whitening soft mask restrain the excretion of melanin, promote skin’s metabolism, reduce deposition of pigment, make skin fresh, natural and glittering and translucent.

Ingredients are laevogyrate VC, pearl powder, aloe powder, liquorice essence, rose essence etc.

Direction: Shapely mix with proper clean water, then apply to the face for 15-20 minutes.

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How to eliminate back Acne?

Our backs has numerous sebaceous glands that secrete sebum. Sebum an oil that helps skin stay lubricated. Sometimes, hormonal changes can cause the gland to produce an excess of sebum, the oil will build up dead skin cells and bacteria in the back and clog the skin. A clogged follicle eventually breaks down and forms an acne with inflammation. It can affect any body part that has oil-secreting glands or hair follicles, including your back, chest, and shoulders.

What  causes back acne?

Sebum in excess increases the dead skin cells which cause acne on the back.

Dead skin cells are caught up in a follicle or a pore which creates brokage that will turn into a pimple or acne.

Sweating can make back acne worst. Take regular showers to prevent the attack of microbes or germs.

Lack of exfoliating and massaging the back to remove all the impurities in the skin. The impurities mix with the excessive oil creates skin eruptions on the back.

Poor diet that contains fried food, processed foods, or junk food, will cause skin eruptions.

Stress produces cortisol and causes excessive sebum or oil on the skin’s surface.

How to treat back acne fast?

Cleansing Regime

Clean your back with a brush everyday. Once a month get a professional back scrub at a spa. During summer bring an extra shirt to change to avoid excessive sweat mixed with the oil secreted by the gland. Take shower quickly when you have a chance to avoid excess oil in your back.

Tea tree oil is fragrant essential oil with strong antibacterial properties that can clear back acne quickly. You can use shower gel with tea tree oil.

Sandalwood has antibacterial properties that fight acne-causing bacteria, exfoliate the skin, soothe sunburn, remove suntan, and reduce signs of aging. They are available in soaps and shower gels.

Himalayan epson salt is an incredibly powerful acne medication that works by cleansing the cells and killing bacteria while also promoting healthy pH levels in the skin. This ingredient is available in bath bombs and shower gels.

Follow one of these back care ingredients for few months to see if it works for your skin type.

 

 

BENEFITS OF COFFEE FOR SKIN & BODY

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY

Many of us can’t live without that hot cup of aromatic coffee to get us going in the morning. Did you know that you can use that coffee to help beautify your hair and skin as well? Coffee contains large amounts of multiple antioxidants and Hydrocinnamic acids are very effective at neutralizing free radicals and preventing oxidative stress. Used coffee grounds and are just too good to be wasted!

Check out below the reasons why you should rub this goodness all over you:

  • Use it as an exfoliator to achieve silky and smooth skin

Give your skin a boost by using coffee grounds! To use the grounds, grind your coffee beans so that it isn’t a sharp exfoliant, but a more gentle one. Then, gently scrub the grounds all over your skin. Rubbing them into your skin helps to slough off dead skin cells, leaving it refreshed and re-energized. Don’t forget to apply a moisturizing cream or serum after you the exfoliation.

  • Eliminate puffy tired eyes & dark circles

Puffy eyes are as a result of fluid retention in the under-eye region. What coffee does for your eyes is to constrict the blood vessels just below the eye skin’s surface, which reduces the swelling of puffiness, and it can help balance out skin tone too. All you need is one-half teaspoon of ground up coffee beans, a pinch of ground black pepper, a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and a few drops of water. Combine the ingredients into the palm of your hand using your finger, and then apply it in equal proportions to the underneath of each lower eyelid. Leave the mixture on for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it starts to dry. Then gently wipe it away with a damp cotton ball or soft tissue.  You’ll look well rested, refreshed!

  •  Reduce the appearance of cellulite

Cellulite is something most people struggle with, no matter how much you work out. The caffeine in coffee helps to dilate blood vessels, which temporarily tones and tightens tissue while improving blood circulation and reducing water retention .Caffeine in coffee is known for firming and toning skin by reducing fluid retention and cellulite.

  • Prevent clogged pores

Experts say coffe’s acidity helps to boost the skin’s protective barrier, which keeps your skin healthier. Coffee tightens pores and shrinks them which gives skin a flawless and youthful appearance. Use these coffee-infused ice cubes to promote that youthful look! Brew some coffee and pour it into an ice cube tray. Freeze until it turns to ice. Then wrap an ice cube in a hanky and dab on your face.

  •  Give shine to your hair

The acidity in coffee not only helps to smooth the cuticle of the hair, but it gives it extra shine. Make a cup of coffee and let it cool down completely the take it to the shower with you. After washing your hair, pour the coffee on it then rinse off with cold water.

There are many different ways of using coffee grounds. What’s your way? Please share your experience in the comments below!