sábado, 29 de junho de 2013

A brief story of Facial Masks!

(this is me using a white clay mask and looking buuuuuuuh!)

Brief History of Facial Masks

Facial masks appeared  in Asia, China, Japan, and Egypt where they were already renowned for their rich properties using fresh herbs, fruit, and flower extracts as main ingredients In Europe, other precious ingredients like stones and gems, like Gold and Tourmaline, among others were used by royalties.

There were two the famous individuals who have shaped the world into facial masks are Cleopatra and Yang Gui Fei.

The famous Cleopatra often applied egg white onto her face. This is said to be the origin of facial masking.The egg face mask it is one of the best ways to tighten your skinpores naturally. Egg white masks can provide a temporary tightening of the loose facial skin. 
Cleopatra also loved Aloe Vera extracts and used it as facial masks (and so do we...).
Her even more famous milk baths is then another story...

The Tang Dynasty Royal,Yang Gui Fei(considered as one of the Four Great Beauties in Ancient China) was also a great fan of facial maks! Her masks were made of pearl powder, white jade, ginseng and lotus root starch. It was said that the resulting pearl facial mask can help to whiten the skin and to remove spots and wrinkles. 

The Top 7 Health Benefits of Cycling!

A few days ago i found a lovely small green park with a cycle track,just  3 kms aways from home <3

And did you know?
1. Cycling is good for your heart: Cycling is associated with improved cardiovascular fitness, as well as a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease.
2. Cycling is good for your muscles: Riding a bike is great for toning and building your muscles, especially in the lower half of the body – your calves, your thighs, and your rear end. It’s also a great low-impact mode of exercise for those with joint conditions or injuries to the legs or hips, which might keep them from being active.
3. Cycling is good for your waistline: You can burn a lot of calories while biking, especially when you cycle faster than a leisurely pace, and cycling has been associated with helping to keep weight gain down. And cycling has the added benefit of ramping up your metabolism, even after the ride is over.
4. Cycling is good for your lifespan: Bicycling is a great way to increase your longevity, as cycling regularly has been associated with increased ‘life-years’, even when adjusted for risks of injury through cycling.
5. Cycling is good for your coordination: Moving both feet around in circles while steering with both your hands and your body’s own weight is good practice for your coordination skills.
6. Cycling is good for your mental health: Riding a bike has been linked to improved mental health.
7. Cycling is good for your immune system: Cycling can strengthen your immune system, and could protect against certain kinds of cancers.

It also have a very positive impact in our environment and... its so fuuuuun! 

For those lazy ones who have no patient to peel off a fruit piece just like me…

…i´ve learned a new techique of “eating” fruit…simply,drinking it!
So,i become a fruit juice addicted.

It take me app. 20 minutes to go,from selecting the fruit (i basically collect all the veggies and fruit i have at my kitchen:carrots,beetrroot,aloe vera,orange,blueberries,apples,peach,strawberries,tangerines etc.),cut them into small pieces,throw the pieces into the “smashing machine” and finally add some yoghurt to have a smoothie touch…plus 30 second to drink it.
Groahhhh i do this almost every morning,afterwards,i feel like superwomen,for the rest of the day,nothing can go wrong!




(Chinese Aloe Vera!!)

Eat or drink your fruit whilst taking care of my skin,turning your fruit "wastes" into a facial mask!!

Reuse Reduce Recycle...even your fruit!!
Have ever thought what to do with the pulp of your home-made fruit/veggie juice??well...instead of throwing it away (what a waste...) you can use it in your face as a facial mask!!yay!

What will you need?
1.Fruit wastes
2.A glass jar
3. Vegetable Oil (Coconut or Olive or Sweet Almond etc..) or honey 

Directions for use:
1.Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. 
2.Slap it on your face. 
3.Wait 30 minutes with it on,
4.Wash it with warm water.

Et voilá!

Facial masks will helps to:
  • Enhance the temperature of skin;
  • Open the skin's pores;
  • Increase the skin cells' metabolic rate; and,
  • Promote the sweat gland secretion so as to increase the oxygen content in the skin.