The hidden influences to bad skincare – Part Two

Here are two more reasons why your skin is not at it’s best

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1. Ignoring a healthy diet: This has been said time and again, however we are not preaching a dukan, paleo or harsh diet for anyone. The french have a saying, “everything in moderation, including moderation.” Following that philosophy for your diet, will help you to limit portions and emulate great energy. Drink lots of water and fruit juices (unsweetened of course), take a walk and keep your endorphins going. This will not just help with a glowing skin, but will add to mood upliftment.

2. Relying too much on product:  I love Estee Lauder, Korres, Bioderma or XYZ skincare as much as the next girl. However, relying too much on products can also effect your skin, as most often than not, your skincare alters every month. Some days, all your skin needs is a plain old organic honey mask to recover from all the product that are piled on it every day. Use simple DIY’s like honey/cinnamon masks, oatmeal/banana scrub to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise in primitive ways. This is a great buck saver and safe for all skin types!

Secret to super shiny hair

Hair Mask

If you go out and buy many products only to find them not worth the hype or price, here is a cheap and easy way to have super shiny hair. This hair mask is appropriate for oily, normal and dry hair as it is moisturizing and sheen inducing.

Ingredients (measurements can vary on length of the hair)

  • 3-4 tsp. of fresh plain yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tsp. honey

Blend all the above ingredients to a smooth paste. Take medium sections from your hair and apply from root to tip. Keep the hair mask for 40-50 minutes followed by shampooing possibly with a sulphate-free shampoo. No need to condition again afterwards.

Pro Tip: While shampooing try using a lukewarm to cold water. As washing your hair in hot water can be damaging to the roots and scalp.