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An Asian Adventure

Asia is vast, Asia is amazing, and Asia is one of the best holidays you will ever have, hands down. If you haven’t thought about planning an Asian adventure before, then you need to change your mind asap. If you were looking for a part of the world with some truly magical destinations, and most which are full to the brim with Asian culture, then a trip of there is what you need to plan. There’s so many different parts you could visit, and some are more popular than others when it comes to attracting tourists. But the lesser popular ones should always be considered, as they can often offer the most. To outline to you some of the best parts of Asia to visit, we’ve devised an article showing you only the best. Have a read on to find out more.

 

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Java

Java is one of the best Asian islands to visit. It is one of the many Indonesian that people love to visit each year, and for a good reason. There’s just so much to do there, and so many different parts of it to explore. One of the coolest is Yogyakarta. It’s a city located within Java that is best known for its history and culture. There’s plenty of places to stay as well, such as the Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel that will offer you a great service and a central location. Whilst in Yogyakarta, we highly recommend you visiting one of the many temples, such as the Prambanan Hindu temple. It’s a sacred place, and a huge temple that really will leave you in awe when you stand before it. The Taman Sari is also one of the most popular locations. It’s a historic bathing complex with the bluest of waters that people love to explore.

 

Japan

To go from such a small island such as Java, to talking about somewhere so big such as Japan is a huge leap. But if you’re looking for something a bit more manic and hustle and bustle, then Japan is the place for you. Tokyo is particular is a part we recommend you visit. It’s filled with different things to do, such as the Tokyo Sky tree which will offer you some of the best views that you’ll be able to find. Be warned though, it shoots right up into the air, and if you hate heights, then this really isn’t for you. If you like to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, the Sesnso-Ji is the perfect option for you. It’s the historic temple of the Goddess of Mercy. There are so many ancient artifacts to explore within! If you want to see something cool, you should definitely take a trip to Hiroshima. You should hopefully know what happened there, but if you don’t, it was one of the two sites where the US military dropped a nuclear bomb, killing thousands of people within minutes.

 

Those are just two parts of Japan that we really think you should be visiting. There are so many more different islands and countries that we really think you would enjoy. Start planning your adventure and see what you discover!

 

Have you visited any Asian country?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

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Skincare – How the Environment Affects the Skin

Believe it or not, the weather can play games with the condition of your skin. When the sun decides to be generous and shines its best, your skin responds with fine lines and wrinkles. And when the weather decides to shift gear to cold fierce winds, your skin dries and cracks in response. Which is why skincare is so important.

Your skin is sensitive to the changing environment and I’m not only referring to the weather. Constant exposure to environmental pollution can make your skin inflamed and irritated.

 

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Although you can’t control the weather or the pollution in the air, you are in control of how you can respond to your skin’s needs when it’s exposed to environmental factors that affect the skin. To help your skin handle the negative effects of the environment, you have to understand how each environmental factor affects your skin so that you know exactly what you can do to combat it.

 

Environmental Factor #1: Exposure to the Sun

Exposure to some early morning sunshine gives you a healthy dose of Vitamin D, but prolonged exposure leaves you at risk of the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most people neglect to apply sunscreen before leaving the house and this increases the risk of experiencing the negative effects of ultraviolet rays.

Exposing yourself to the rays of the sun, even on a cloudy day, can make you experience wrinkles on your face and have uneven skin tone. This is because the UV rays break down collagen that is responsible for keeping your skin elastic.

A simple solution to this is to apply sunscreen even if the weather looks dull and cloudy. This will keep the UV rays at bay.

 

Environmental Factor #2: Cold and Wind

Your skin is at its best when it is moisturized. But cold weather or exposure of your skin to harsh wind can strip your skin of moisture and leave your skin dry. When your skin is dry it can get irritated.

The best way to deal with the dryness and irritation that comes with the cold and wind is to hydrate your skin. Apply more moisturizer or a hydrating serum that contains hyaluronic acid when the weather is starting to get cold. Make sure that you also take plenty of water so that you also hydrate your skin from within.

 

Environmental Factor #3: Exposure to pollution

Dust, smoke and smog are a familiar sight in big cities and it’s inevitable.  They are also the cause of premature aging, inflammation and other skin conditions. Free radicals are generated from environmental pollution. This is because the pollution particles penetrate into the skin and break down the collagen and elastin that is responsible for giving you beautiful and healthy skin.

Because of this, it is advisable to double cleanse your skin in the night when your skin regenerates. Make use of skincare products that contain antioxidants that will help fight the free radicals created by environmental pollution. To take your skincare regime up a notch, you should make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants.

 

How do you protect your skin from the environment?

 

 

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