I’m a girl who doesn’t like to deal with needles. Knowing that a needle will hurt me just give me a chills. So it took some courage for me to try what I think might be the next big thing, microneedling. It’s called microneedling because your skin will be poked with thousands of tiny needles on a roller. The needles can be about 0.2mm to 3mm long. But dermatologists suggest using a roller under 1mm at home just to be safe.
So how should you deal with microneedling? It’s very simple. After you wash your face clean, gently roll the tool on your face. You really don’t have to press it onto your skin or else your face will be bleeding very soon. Gently roll it onto your skin vertically, horizontally, and diagonally to get every spot on your face. You wouldn’t feel much pain, at least I didn’t when I tried it. My face was just a little red and felt warmer than usually but it’s normal because that means blood is flowing into my face more quickly than usual.
What are the benefits of microneedling? The purpose of making so many micro-holes on our face is to produce more collagen. It’s good for fading scars and wrinkles. It can prevent fine lines from deepening and gives a rush of radiance. Microneedling is a great way to prevent aging skin!
To make the best out of microneedling, apply a nourishing serum overnight. Like me, you might be blown away by the results the next morning. Be safe, be beautiful! 🙂
Green tea is a very popular beverage all over the world. People drink green tea because of its health benefits. I sometimes drink green tea because it is great for slimming and getting rid of toxins in my body. But there’s something that always bothers me after I’m done with that cup of green tea, I’m always left with the tea bag. Some people would throw it out, but as for me, I would do something else with it. Can you guess what? Yes, I’ll go to the kitchen and make my own mask out of the left over green tea bag. Why? It’s because green tea has many great skin benefits.
Green tea is very high in antioxidants, as well as enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals. All of these components can do great things to your skin. With this said, you can always count on a green tea mask to improve your skin and enhance your beauty. Here are 5 beauty benefits:
- Green tea can help get rid of toxins in your skin. It is great for healing blemishes, scars, and reducing inflammation. Cut out 2 bags of green tea that was already soaked in hot water. Add 2 teaspoons of raw honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix the content and apply it onto your face and let it sit for about 10 minutes. This can also act as an exfoliating mask as well.
- The antibacterial agents in green tea can help fight acne. It can also reduce the redness on your skin. This is as easy as just using the freshly brewed green tea and apply it onto your skin with a cotton ball. Always rinse off with cool water.
- Green tea has anti-aging benefits that can help delay signs of aging. It helps neutralize free radicals and also help fight against skin cancer. Mix the green tea with plain yogurt and a little turmeric powder. Apply the mixture on your face and neck, and allow to sit for 20 minutes.
- Green tea works great as a natural toner for your skin. It draws out impurities, reduce large pores, and give your skin a nice healthy glow. Pour the freshly brewed green tea inside a spray bottle. Let it cool and spray the solution on your face like how you would do with a toner.
- Green tea helps reduce puffy eyes and dark circles! Now that’s something I really need. It reduces swelling and puffiness. Put the green tea bags in the fridge until they feel cool enough. Place the cold tea bags on your closed eyelids and let it sit until the coolness wears off. This is perhaps my most favorite way of using the left over green tea bags.
Don’t forget to apply a moisturizing cream or serum after you do your mask.
There are many different ways of using green tea. What’s your way?
I’ve already heard about using pearl powder as a beauty product for many years, but it is until recently that I started to give it a try. Pearl powder has been used by many female impresses of China in the ancient days as a skin care preparation and cosmetic. Today, you can see many Asian cosmetics and creams contain pearl powder. Many People take it internally too, but let’s just stick with what pearl powder can do to your skin for now.
So, what is pearl powder? Pearl powder is actually grinded powder from pearls. There are two types of pearls, sea water pearl and fresh water pearl. Fresh water pearls are more abundant, therefore, less expensive than sea water pearls. But it doesn’t really matter which type of pearl powder you put on your face, it will have the same effect. Just make sure it says “100% pure pearl powder” and nothing else added. Pearl powder is rich in calcium, protein and vitamins and very high in amino acid, so it is great for all skin types. It helps ease skin inflammation, promotes healing, and enhances elasticity and luminosity.
Recently, I use the pearl powder in 3 different ways:
- As a mask. I either mix pearl powder with honey or yogurt, and apply it on my face for anti-aging and also getting rid of acne scars and any kind of redness on my face. It is great for removing blotches and rosacea as well.
- I mix pearl powder with my beauty products like foundations and creams. This helps for oil control and also it helps even out my skin tone.
- As a finishing touch to my makeup routine. I spread a thin layer of pearl powder on my face with a brush after I’ve done my makeup. This will help to control oil and act as a setting powder. Don’t spread too much, or your face will be too pale and white like a geisha. Oh, and pearl powder helps filter out UV rays and prevent hyperpigmentation too!
After mask or before makeup, don’t forget to apply a thin layer of cream or serum to protect and moisturize your skin!
How many of you have heard that drinking beer is good for you? I know I don’t hear that very often. You might be surprised when I tell you that beer might actually have health and beauty benefits. And researchers already have scientific proof that drinking beer has certain benefits to some parts of our body. Let me start with the health benefits.
“One beer per day may keep Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia at bay.” Sound familiar? Researchers have found that beer can boost brain health! Yup! That’s right! Beer keeps your kidneys healthy and reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40%. It helps lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Beer also promotes stronger bones and help guard against strokes. It is rich in vitamins such as choline, flavonoids, pantothenic acid, vitamin B and vitamin B3. It’s hard to believe that an alcoholic beverage like beer can have so many health benefits and can also be a source of vitamins!
For all the beauty addicts out there, I have good news for you. Beer is great for your skin! Beer as a cleanser is great for clearing blocked pores while hydrating your skin. It also does an excellent job reducing acne and increasing natural skin shine. Love doing masks? Why not try a beer mask! Here are two mask recipes you can try at home. It’s easy and convenient.
- Beer + Lemon + honey + olive oil = for oily skin types and clears up the acne
- Beer + almond extract + egg white = clean up the dirt in your skin and feeling refreshed
(Always apply cream or serum after for that extra moisturizing affect)
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of beer, but after finding out the health and beauty benefits, maybe I’ll stop by the supermarket and get some for me and my family tonight. Did I forget to mention that today is National Beer Day and World Health Day? Sounds ironic, but hey, beer is healthy as long as you don’t have too much.
Comment below and tell me what you do with your beer and other benefits. Cheers! 😉