Going organic with your skincare regime, is now the best and safest way to protect your skin while getting the desired results of a healthy and glowing skin.
You probably already know that one of the benefits of organic food is that it helps protect you from toxic chemical residues commonly found on preservatives used on chemical foods; it is also for this same reason advisable to use organic skincare products to avoid exposing your skin to toxic chemicals.
In most cases, organic skincare products are much healthier on the skin than any chemical based products due to nature of the ingredients, and type of ingredients that are left out, e.g harsh preservatives, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances – none of which are found in true organic skincare products anyway
For teens, organic skincare omits the chemicals that can compete with and interfere with hormones that are being produced at this stage of your young life.
Limiting exposure to chemicals during teen years is much more beneficial in the long term and will set the foundation for the wellbeing of your skin throughout the many decades to come.
This is the time in a woman’s life when she can really establish a natural, clean base for her skin while it is still young and resilient. This is the age to begin to protect the skin from the sun and as young women tend to wear makeup daily, it’s important that you choose products that won’t clog pores.
This is also the prime time to start using a good organic cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliator to protect and strengthen the skin to help prevent premature lines from forming.
This is when the first real signs of ageing begin to show. Sun damage and age spots begin to appear and it’s important to look after your skin as it begins to enter a more mature stage. Organic products have a very high antioxidant content, which can protect and help reverse the visible signs of ageing.
Also, women in their thirties may be thinking of pregnancy, which is the most significant time in a woman’s life when she should be considering everything going in and on her body for the wellbeing of her unborn child. Toxins are so readily absorbed into the skin, every effort should be made to omit any or, if possible, all products that could potentially affect the child’s development.
This is the age where women need to slow down the ageing process as much as possible! Luckily, some of the most effective anti-ageing discoveries of all time can be found in nature.
Powerful anti-aging ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, cucumber face mask can be applied topically with excellent results.
Tempted to do the switch-a-roo?
Article Written by Ifeoma, The Food Evangelist
Ifeoma is a serial social entrepreneur and a bona fide skinfood evangelist. Ever since she discovered the amazing benefits of using African inspired natural recipes for her skin and hair care, she became completely sold and passionately began spreading the word about skinfood to a new crowd and audience.
Since swapping chemicals for organic skincare regime 2years ago, Ifeoma wakes up with a much more beautiful, healthy and nourished skin every day. When she’s not whipping up and evangelizing skinfood recipes, she spends her days overseeing the operations AYECI Africa, a social impact organisation she founded that works in collaboration with the private sector to facilitate learning, employability and livelihood support opportunities for resource poor women and young people in West Africa.
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10 habits ageing you everyday
Nobody likes to be told that they look old. It is everyone’s wish to look and remain young for as long as they can. However, there many things that would make you age faster than you probably should. We take a sneak preview at these ageing factors:
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Smoking causes the release of free radicals, which is like rust for your body. Smokers have higher risks of almost any disease under the sun, including cancer, heart disease, dementia and generally premature death. People may actually see the effects of smoking just a few years after initial cigarette use. Deep furrows that result from the constant lip purse when smoking are one of these effects and they actually make you look old.
What’s on your plate can be what causes wrinkles, Just think: You eat three or more times a day, most likely, and if your daily meals are filled with foods such as vegetable oils, margarine, red meats, white bread, or sugary, processed foods, you’re not doing your skin any favours. These foods can cause inflammation in your body, which may accelerate wrinkle formation. To prevent premature ageing, stock up on food rich in omega 3 and fatty acids such as avocados. Also, consume more vegetables to maintain your skin’s soft and supple look.
Overexposure to screens
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You probably stare at your phone, laptop or television for more than three hours a day. This forward tilt of your head results in the combination of a loss of firmness in the neck, physical strain, and premature wrinkling of the skin along the front of your neck. The skin on your neck is thinner than the skin on your face, making it even more easy to showing early signs of ageing.
Frowning all the time
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Anger and grudge-holding don’t just wreak havoc on your insides, they can actually lead to premature ageing. This is because those frown lines soon become wrinkles.
Bad posture can give you early onset aches and pains that people don’t suffer from until they are old. Everything from slumping in front of your keyboard at work to texting can gradually misalign your body, strain and tighten your muscles, and even cause lower back, neck, or hip pain.
Poor sleeping habits cause premature ageing. If you can, try to get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. But be careful as sleeping too long on one side of your face can be what causes wrinkles and sleep lines. The best way to avoid fine lines and wrinkles is by sleeping on your back or purchasing smooth pillow cases.
Consuming too much alcohol
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A moderate amount of alcohol has heart-healthy benefits, but too much alcohol makes someone look older than they actually are. Excess alcohol can also lead to heart failure, liver cirrhosis and many other health hazards.
Nothing takes its toll on your body faster than constant worry, anxiety, or stress. Stress can age your brain, increase your blood pressure, and disrupt your sleeping habits, all of which combined can make you look older, as well. To avoid stress, limit the amount of caffeine you consume, avoid processed foods and try exercising.
Five ways Arimis will improve your skin
The question of how a milking jelly turned into an absolute favourite Kenyan product is an example of one peculiar and innovative habit by Kenyans. Arimis is such a craze and will soon transcend the Kenyan borders. This milking jelly turned beauty product has been embraced by both men and women of all ages. Kenyans attest to its magical wonders and have incorporated it as part of their skin care routine. Arimis has truly stood the test of time appealing to all skin types.
We tell you why this milking jelly is a crowd favourite.
There’s a reason Arimis is ‘bae’. Women, especially, have attested their glowing skin to Arimis. The milking jelly is inexpensive and is very accessible. Using it as a daily petroleum jelly leaves your skin soft and supple. The jelly is perfect as it does not irritate the skin and has no overpowering scent.You can also use the jelly right after you have applied your lotion to fully lock in moisture.
Cracked feet? No problem!
Many people with cracked feet are very self-conscious about exposing their feet. Thankfully, dry, rough and cracked feet can be relieved by moisturizing the feet on a regular. Arimis, when applied on the feet, moisturizes them leaving them smooth. To get the best results, apply it on your cracked feet before getting to bed then put on some socks.
Our hands lose moisture so quickly causing them to get dry. As a result, they tend to look wrinkly and old. To get that anti-aging goodness of petroleum jelly, ensure you carry your Arimis with you and moisturize often. One can use it in place of a hand cream if you can’t access one.
Make up remover
The milking jelly can also be used to quickly remove matte lipstick. All you need is to apply it on the lips then use a warm washcloth or tissue to remove the lipstick. It is advisable that right after removing the matte lipstick to moisturize the lips with the jelly. Fascinating right?
Our lips have the most sensitive skin so one needs to moisturize them on a regular. Arimis really does wonders to the lips by moisturizing and softening them. You can also use it to exfoliate your lips by dabbing some Arimis and rubbing them with a cloth in a gentle circular motion. The exfoliation process helps to lift the dead skin and help fade the darker areas that linger around the lips.
You can also use Arimis to remove makeup from your face by applying it then using it a warm dark cloth or tissue to clean it off. However, make sure to cleanse it off properly with a good cleanser.
Substitute make up primer
The jelly can be used in place of a primer in case you run out. You can apply a considerate amount of jelly on your face then apply your foundation. This will add a protective layer to your skin before applying makeup.
To top it off, here’s a hilarious take on Arimis:
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