Everyone talks about loving the skin you’re in. While this is a line meant to increase people acceptance of their bodies, it also should be taken to heart to love your skin truly and take care of it. It is going to be around for a long time and gets beat up on a daily basis. That is why pursuing proper skin care is so important. Here are some natural tips for actually loving your skin!
The easiest facial mask and hugely effective one are the ones made of just raw honey. Use one tablespoon of raw honey and spread it on your face; leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse, then pat dry. Do this once a week for the honey skin.
Simple Body Scrub
It is a cheap and effective way to exfoliate and moisturise at the same time! Make a 2:1 ratio of olive oil and sea salt. There you have your body scrub! Exfoliate away!
These simple tricks will give you healthy skin in no time!
According to most sources, beauty comes at a cost. It is no wonder the beauty industry is worth a whopping 300 billion dollars. However, true beauty is really about tapping into the real you, and not necessarily hiding the flaws you think you have. In short, there are a plethora of cheap, natural tricks you can use to bring out the best in you.
Essential All Natural Beauty Tips
The Egg and Banana Hair Trick – A bad hair day is easily any woman’s nightmare. Taming your hair, though, shouldn’t cause headaches thanks to the good old banana and egg, hair trick. Mix up your mashed banana and egg, before applying the thick paste on your hair for about twenty to thirty minutes. Next, wash your hair using a natural conditioner and voila!
You should be good to go
The Honey Face Mask – looking for a natural anti-bacterial agent for your skin? Well, raw honey is your safest bet. Besides making your skin glow more than ever before, raw honey will deliver soft skin in the shortest period possible. Apply a tablespoon of the honey on your face – at least once a week – and then leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off using warm water.
After a few weeks, your skin should be as smooth as butter.
Something that has been around for millennia may not be considered new but the way that we can use it in our modern world for the benefit of mind, and our body make it important.
Where did meditation come from? It was around at the time of the Buddha and used by Buddhists to control their minds for their own development within their Buddhist faith. It can help to control reactions to the things that happen in every day life.
What is meditation?
It is sitting down, walking or lying down and gently controlling the thoughts that enter our mind by allowing them to pass on without giving them attention or by deliberately focussing on a particular thing, like the breath. The meditation of the moment is mindfulness, where the individual is mindful of the number of breaths entering and leaving the body i.e. counting them 1 to 10. Meditation can be focussing on the sensation of the breath at the nostrils. While your mind is paying attention to the breath, it is not focussing on the day to day issues that normally occupy your mind.
The benefits of meditation have been highlighted by health practitioners
In particular, it can lower blood pressure. People who meditate regularly say they feel more in control of their life and that they have a sense of peace. It can improve your concentration which may make you more effective in work and at home. Meditators often report not needing as much sleep and so if you have a hectic life this might be a positive outcome. Meditation may improve your mental and physical health and therefore can create a better work/life balance for you. Also, if you have a more peaceful mind, it may be reflected in your face, less wrinkles!
How do you meditate?
This is something that each individual has to decide depending on their circumstances. You can meditate sitting in a quiet room counting breaths, a very traditional method. Some people meditate while walking and concentrating on their steps. You can follow one of a variety of guided meditations available on CD or to download. Potentially you could do it while you are doing the dishes or other tasks to keep your mind from worrying about day to day issues. You don’t need to chant “OM” but for some meditators this adds to the experience.
What does it feel like?
It can be scary as it is different, but most people report a sense of peace and control in their mind. For the period you are meditating there is a feeling of freedom from the modern day world. Some people have very blissful experiences. Everyone is different, and that is what is so magical, everyone can gain something from the experience. If you want to try it, you can contact your local Buddhist centre for some guidance.