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Good Night Sleep Essentials

I like my sleep. I need at least 8 hours of sound sleep to feel energised and ready to take on the world the next day. Good Night Essentials help me achieve a good night sleep. I have a sleep routine I stick to but I have been free styling of late, which has resulted to me not sleeping well, and feeling very grumpy in the morning. I had to do something about this, as it was beginning to affect the quality of my life.

Here are a few changes I have made, along with some new good night sleep essentials I got some days ago.

 

A Good Warm Shower/Bath

I make sure I take a nice warm shower a few hours before bed. If I have more time to play with, I run a bath and burn some candles, to help me relax. I have been burning my personalised Sweetness & Light Coconut Cream and Summer Breeze Soya Candles. They smell divine!

 

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I have also added this Dead Skin Body Scrub Frankincense Oil to my weekly skincare routine. My skin feels amazing after using this body scrub. I like to use it once a week to get rid of rough/dry skin. It also leaves my skin feeling very clean, which I love. I sleep better when I feel clean, so using a body scrub every now and again is a good night sleep essential. The Dead Sea Body Scrub with Frankincense Oil is stocked in Boots Stores.

 

 

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Here is a bit more info for the Dead Skin Body Scrub –

This chemical-free fusion of 100% Dead Sea salts and Frankincense oil, boosts circulation, smoothes rough, dry skin – leaving it silky and moisturized. Starting from the tips of your toes, scoop up a generous amount, massage all over, then simply rinse away.

 

Ingredients

Maris Sal, Boswellia Carterii Oil, (Olibanum).

 

Moisturise

After a good bath/shower, the next step is to moisturise. I have been using some new skincare products – Douvall’s Argan Multi Balm, Argan Active Protection Eye Serum, Argan Oil Moisturiser and Argan Bronzing Oil. These amazing skincare products were beautifully packaged in this Douvall’s pouch, which makes it super easy to pop in an overnight bag or handbag.

 

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I found these products very useful. The Argan Multi Balm is a great multitasking product to have around. I like the Argan Oil Moisturiser, it moisturised my skin beautifully, and the Argan Bronzing Oil added a little bit of glow to my skin. For my eyes, the Argan Active Protection Eye Serum felt great, and I noticed a difference in my eye area the morning after.

Here is a brief description of the product in the brand’s words –

 

Douvall’s Argan Bronzing Oil

This 100% natural and organic moisturising bronzing oil has the nourishing power of Argan Oil with added mineral make up giving you a bronzed shimmery healthy glow. It can be used on the face, body and hair. The Bronzing Oil is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids. It contains no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or toxins. This oil is also cruelty free, and housed in a recyclable dark glass bottle.

 

Douvall’s Argan Multi Balm

This balm provides intense instant hydration for dry skin. It can be used on rough patches, dry lips, calloused feet, cuticles and even sunburn. The nourishing and healing properties of Argan Oil are concentrated in a solid, leak-proof formula. Argan Multi Balm provides a protective barrier that locks in moisturise for soft supple skin all year round. This versatile balm can even be used with Douvall’s organic cotton muslin cloth as an effective, pH balancing cleanser and make up remover.

 

Douvall’s Argan Active Protection Eye Serum

This eye serum protects, repairs and lifts the delicate eye area. Using Argan Active Protection, the ultimate revitalising hydrating eye serum that penetrates deep into the dermis to Firm, nourish and plump the skin, with a complex of natural plant based actives, which improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, with Aloe Vera for soothing.

 

Douvall’s Argan Oil Moisturiser

Douvall’s Argan Oil Moisturiser is fast absorbing, light weight, extremely high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which deeply hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This Argan Oil Moisturiser is light enough to use as a day and night cream, as well as a deeply nourishing, powerful and replenishing moisturiser for the body. It can also be applied on nail cuticles for stronger nails, and to hair as a hair treatment. 

 

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These Douvall’s products have been added to my daily skincare routine and my skin is thanking me for it. The Argan Multi Balm is my favourite product from the collection. I usually apply it on my lips, hands and feet before I go to bed. And I love the way my lips, hands and feet feel when I wake up.

 

 

A Cosy Sleepwear is a Good Night Sleep Essential

What I wear to sleep usually determines the kind of sleep I get. So I like to pay attention to my sleepwear. A  Cosy sleepwear is definitely a good night sleep essential.

 

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I recently received this Maya Woven Long Sleeve Pyjamas and Clara Woven Long Sleeve Tile Print Short Robe by Cyberjammies, and I love them. The oriental florals designed pyjamas is a beauty. I really like the colour. I also love the teal colour and design of the robe. The material is also very comfy!

 

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The Pyjamas and Robe help to ensure I get a good night sleep. I like having robes to pop on or off depending on the weather and where I am. I can see myself wearing these pieces a lot.

 

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No Caffeine After 8pm

I love my caffeinated drinks. If you know me well enough, you would know all about my love for cappuccino and coca-cola. I usually stick to taking a cup of cappuccino in the morning but I can easily be seen sipping a glass of coke as late as 10pm sometimes, which has started to affect the quality of my sleep.

My target now is to take not more than 2 glasses of coke a day, and not later than 8pm. Preferably a lot earlier but I am a realist, which means I am unable to build castles in the sky. So I will start with a target of 8pm and move it down to 7pm in a few weeks, depending on how I cope.

 

So there you have it. My good night sleep essentials and routine. All these items help me sleep better. What do you think of them? Did any catch your eye?

 

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How to Get Rid of Oily Skin

Dealing with oily skin can be a struggle for many. Oily skin is one of the causes of breakouts, blemishes and acne flare-ups. If you have been suffering from oily skin, you will know all about how difficult it can be to find the right products for your skin.

What causes your skin to get oily are the sebaceous glands under your skin which produces excess oil. Some people are born with overly productive sebaceous glands, while others get oily skin when there is a skin pH imbalance.

 

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The good news is that you can control the oil production of your skin and consequently all the other harmful effects that go along with it. Here are a few ways you can get rid of oily skin naturally.

 

Ease up on often you wash your face

Believe it or not, washing your face several times a day can strip your face off its natural oils and this will make your sebaceous glands produce more oil. This is that will make your face extremely oily.

The best way to combat this is to limit the number of times you wash your face. Wash your face only at least twice a day. This will ensure that you do not strip your face of its oil. That way you won’t activate your sebaceous glands into producing more oil.

 

Cleanse your face with a gentle oil dissolving cleanser

When you have oily skin, not all cleansers will do. You have to choose a cleanser that will be effective enough to remove the excess oil without stripping your face of its natural oils while cleaning your pores of dirt and dust. You also need to have a cleanser that will help balance the pH level of your skin and reduce the oil production.

Although there are a lot of good cleansers out there for oily skin, there are also a good number of natural cleansers you can use straight from the kitchen.

Lemon juice mixed with some water makes a great cleanser. Same with vinegar. Just apply it over your face with a cotton ball and wash off after 10 minutes. It will help you cleanse your skin and regulate the pH level of your skin to reduce oil production.

 

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Use a clay mask

I love my clay masks. They are amazing on the skin. When it comes to oily skin, clay masks help to reduce oil production, making it one of the best skincare treatments for those with oily skin.

Aside from helping you with your oily skin, clay masks also do a great job at cleansing and tightening your pores.

Use the clay mask at least once a week. Apply the clay on your face and leave it until it is completely dry, then wash off with water and pat your face dry.

 

Make use of oil-free products

No matter how well you try to keep your oily skin in control, if you keep using products that contain a lot of oil, then you are bound to keep dealing with an oily skin. Stick with oil-free products from soaps to creams and even makeup.

Although moisturizers can make your skin oily, staying away from them will not do your skin any good. Instead, chose a light moisturizer that will not be too heavy on your skin, or a moisturizer that mimics your natural oils like shea butter.

 

Do you have an oily skin? How do you deal with it?

 

 

 

 

 

6 Best Anti-Ageing Skincare for Women

Yesterday, while typing this 6 Best Anti-Ageing Skincare for Women post, I thought about how quickly the days have gone by. As I watched my kids play, my mind flashed back to the day they were born. They have grown so much since then and I have grown too.

Time waits for no one and as the years go by, it can start taking a toll on the skin. I noticed a couple of fine lines and I knew that I had to do something about it.

As women, we get engaged in so much work from our careers, pregnancy and childbirth, responsibilities at home and taking care of the family. All this can get you stressed out and add more to your years.

 

 

 

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But who doesn’t want to look young and untouched by time? I’ve tried a couple of natural treatments that have helped my skin look radiant and youthful. Here are 6 of my favourite anti-ageing skincare treatments and routines.

 

Moisturize regularly

If you want to have youthful skin, it all starts with making sure that your skin is well-hydrated. Beautiful skin loves moisture, so you need to make sure that you moisturize regularly, especially on dry days.

Moisturizing your skin day and night will help you get rid of those fine lines which are often times the first signs of ageing.

 

Exfoliate

It’s not only the wrinkles what will make you look older. Exfoliating your skin at least once or twice a week will help transform dull skin. This is because exfoliating will help you remove the dead skin cells from your face and reveal new radiant skin.

But take note: don’t exfoliate too hard and if you have sensitive skin, I advice you make use of natural exfoliants like baking soda, brown sugar or oats. Also, make sure you apply a moisturizer each time you exfoliate.

 

Milk baths

Yes, milk can do wonders for your skin. Milk rejuvenates your skin. It contains Vitamin E which feeds your skin giving it that wonderful glow.

Add a few cups of milk to your bath water and soak yourself in the bathtub. If you don’t have a bathtub to soak in, you can dip a wash cloth or a ball of cotton into the milk and dab the milk on your face. Your skin will thank you for it, and you can thank me later!

 

 

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Potato face pack

Who would have thought that there are so many benefits hidden within the potato? Potatoes help regenerate collagen which is responsible for skin elasticity. This will also help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

To prepare a potato face pack, all you have to do is to extract the juice of a raw potato and apply the juice on your skin with a cotton ball. Allow the potato juice to stay on your skin for 15 minutes, then wash off with cool water.

 

Avocado mask

Avocados are known to have potent medicinal properties. It fights off free radicals and helps to boost the production of collagen. Collagen production helps to diminish wrinkles and fine lines.

For the avocado mask, mash an avocado and apply the paste on your face. Let the paste lie on your face for 10 minutes then wash off the paste and pat your skin dry with a towel.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice contains high levels of Vitamin C making it excellent for removing blemishes and age spots that appear over time with age.

To experience the benefits of lemon, squeeze its juice into a container and apply the juice on your face or only on the troubled area. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you dilute the lemon juice with water as the juice may be harsh on your skin. Leave the juice on your skin for 10 minutes and rinse off.

What do you think of these anti-ageing skincare tips?

 

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