Tips to optimize your facial moisturizer

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Image credit: Kim Hee-Seon for DHC Korea Commercial

We all know that moisturizers are a key component of basic skin care and they ought to be applied to our face after each cleansing and toning as one of the crucial steps to keeping skin youthful and healthy.  Moisturizers provide an immediate relief especially to dry skin and some are said to have anti-aging properties.  But do we really know how moisturizers work and the best ways to optimize them?

Tsi~La natural and organic perfume

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Last week, I mentioned in my entry Alternatives To Synthetic Fragrance that plant-based aromatic compounds such as pure essential oils are healthier choices as synthetic fragrances can contain chemical compounds with harmful ingredients such as neurotoxins, allergens and phthalates. 

Coincidentally, I later received a press release introducing me to Tsi~La Natural Eau de Parfum Mini which is made with 100% natural plant essence and contain no alcohol, preservatives, artificial fragrances or colorings.  

Are hypoallergenic cosmetics safer?

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With more consumers complaining of having sensitive skin, we also see an increase in cosmetics and skin care products being labeled as hypoallergenic, which are supposedly less likely to cause allergic reactions according to manufacturers’ claims. Such products are therefore said to be gentler or safer for sensitive skin compared to other non-hypoallergenic cosmetics.

Is this really true? Well, apparently not.

How to wake up with glowing skin

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I saw this tip on how to wake up with glowing skin at Top Tips For Girls and found it ideal to share during this holiday season.

  1. Take an oil supplement such as fish oil, omega 3 or evening primrose after dinner.
  2. Drink 1.5 litres of water; mineral water from Evian if possible, because it contains the highest amount of silica in comparison to other brands and silica is good for skin, hair and nails.
  3. Thoroughly cleanse your skin, then splash with freezing water a few times to boost circulation. Remember to tone and moisturise.