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8 Health Benefits of Natural Body Care

Le 15 novembre 2016, 11:14 dans Humeurs 0

Every woman has a stash of store-bought beauty products. While all those goodies help our skin stay soft, silk and young, not to mention they save our time, they are harmful to our health. It’s easier to purchase that mud mask, hair conditioner or moisturizer than to make your own one, but once you know all the benefits natural body care has, hopefully, you will change your mind. Stick up for animals that die every minute because of those painful testing and avoid harsh chemicals used in popular beauty products that can alter your hormones and lead to serious disease by choosing all natural body care.


1. Reduce your cancer risk

Toxic carcinogens in most beauty products are one of the major cancer culprits. Carcinogens, like formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives can also lead to a number of serious diseases. If you want to be healthy and live a longer life, switch to natural body care today.


2. Avoid skin problems

If you suffer from severe breakouts, it may not be because of bad eating habits or hormone problems. Many beauty and body care products can cause acne and skin irritation too. Choosing natural body care can help you solve this skin problem and forget about it for good.


3. Improve your reproductive health

As I mentioned above, most popular beauty products contain harsh chemicals that affect women’s reproductive health. Sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde and phthalates that are usually added to body care products are among the most harmful chemicals you should avoid applying to your body at all costs.


4. Get rid of headaches

How often do you suffer from severe headaches? Do you think it’s because of stress only? Nope, ladies. Beauty and body care products have awesome scents, but all those fragrances can cause severe headaches even when you are calm and relaxed.


5. Avoid dandruff

No only are men trying to get rid of this problem, women are prone to dandruff too. All those shampoos and conditioners that promise to help you get rid of your problem cause even more dandruff, making you spend more money on over-the-counter anti-dandruff products, which in turn, can worsen your problem and cause yeast overgrowth.


6. Keep your locks luscious

Lots of women suffer from hair loss without realizing a true reason why they hair is falling out so intensely. There are many reasons of hair loss, including poor diet. However, those expensive shampoos, conditioners, hair wax and other styling products that are supposed to keep your hair healthy and beautiful, might be slowly ruining it.


7. Stay slim

It sounds strange but some body care products can affect your weight too. Certain chemicals, well-known as obesogens, have been shown to cause weight gain. The thing is, obesogens, including phthlatates, can affect your metabolic rate, thyroid function and can even disrupt hormones. Hormone imbalance can also sabotage your weight loss.


8. Avoid allergies

Unlike commercial beauty and body care products, natural body care products rarely cause allergies. When you apply a product full of harsh chemicals onto your scalp and skin, it gets absorbed in your blood flow within 15-20 minutes, causing an allergic reaction. And then you should spend your precious time visiting your doctor a few times a week and spend your money on expensive medicines.


Stop paying heaps for beauty products that can kill your health and affect your longevity. Switch to natural body care today for a healthier tomorrow and you will see how you feel. Sometimes a little change plays a huge role in how we feel and live. Do you have a hard time using commercial beauty products?

13 Ways To Use Cucumbers

Le 4 novembre 2016, 08:57 dans Humeurs 0



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Ah the humble cucumber–it sits patiently in the crisper drawer while its flashier cousins are being scooped up and devoured for dinner. The cucumber just waits and waits in all of it’s watery, melon-tinged mild manner. Maybe someone will make some pickles, maybe Mom will slice off a few rounds for her tired eyes…but really, aside from pickles and eye treatments, what is a cucumber’s claim to fame?


Maybe it’s the spike in temperature here in the now-steamy Northeast, but I have been going gaga for cucumbers lately–I never knew how fond I could be of the fresh-tasting and cool, albeit sometimes lackluster, fruit. It’s been taking center stage in chopped salads, finding its way into dips, and providing the base of a number of chilled soups. But why stop there? The cucumber is really a pretty amazing piece of work, both in the kitchen and in the bathroom where it can perform a multitude of beauty tasks.


The flesh of the cucumber  is mostly water, but also contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling–these acids prevent water retention, which may explain why cucumbers applied topically are often helpful for swollen eyes, burns and dermatitis. Cucumbers are a great treat for the skin. They have the same pH as the skin so they help restore the protective acid mantle–they also possess hydrating, nourishing and astringent properties.


The skin of a cucumber is rich in fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals including silica, potassium and magnesium. The silica in cucumber is an essential component of healthy connective tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone. Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber’s high water content makes it naturally hydrating—a must for glowing skin.


1. Make a Cooling Summer Bath

Call me an old granny, but I love Epsom salt baths and their surprising health benefits. But do I love taking a bath in 95-degree weather? Not so much. So since I’m kind of addicted, I’ve devised a cooling Epsom salt bath that is the perfect antidote to a hot, stressy summer day. It’s a bath that incorporates, ta da, cucumbers! Along with fresh mint, and a hit of floral essential oil. Mmmmm. According to University of Maryland Medical Center, peppermint has has a soothing and cooling effect on skin irritations caused by hives, poison ivy, or poison oak; it reduces headache symptoms; and it can be used in the treatment of depression. (So if you’re hot, itchy, depressed and have a headache …)


To a tub of tepid water add 2 cups Epsom salt, stir in 1 sliced cucumber, a handful of torn peppermint leaves, and an optional 3 drops ylang ylang pure essential oil. Soak, be soft and happy.


2. Soothe Puffy Eyes

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. The high water content helps to hydrate tender skin in the eye region, while the chill of a refrigerated cucumber helps contract blood vessels in the area–both effects combine to reduce swelling. To use cucumbers as an eye treatment, grab a cold cucumber from the refrigerator and cut two thick slices. Find a comfortable place to relax and set the cucumbers over your closed eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes. I also like to grate the cucumber and just kind of pack it in.


3. Make a Cucumber Toner

This formula is inspired by one in the book Ecobeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends–it is very mild and works well for all skin types. If you ever wake up feeling like your face is a little puffy, this toner is your best bet for calming and tightening your skin.

1/2 cucumber with peel, chopped

3 tablespoons witch hazel

2 tablespoons distilled water


Put all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove all of the solids, then pour the toner into a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Store this toner in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life—it should last for several weeks. To use, apply the toner to your face using a clean cotton ball.


4. Make a Cucumber Avocado Facial Mask 

The next two formulas are from the Cucumber Growers Association, and are simple yet sumptuous treats for your face.

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

1/2 cup chopped avocado

1 egg white

2 teaspoons powdered milk


Blend all the ingredients together until they form a smooth, paste-like consistency. The mask can either be used immediately or left in the fridge for half an hour first. Massage 2 tbsp of the mask onto face and neck using circular upward motions. Relax for 30 minutes, or until the mask is dry. Rinse off with warm water, then follow with a cold water rinse. Pat dry.


5. Make a Cucumber & Yogurt Mask

This one is good for combination sin

1/2 cucumber

1 tbsp plain/natural yogurt


Puree the cucumber in a blender. Mix in the yoghurt. Apply all over face and neck. Relax for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then follow with a splash of cold water.


6. Make a Cucumber Anti-Blemish Face Mask

From the book, The Ultimate Natural Beauty Book by Jo Fairley

1-inch chunk of cucumber

1 drop rosemary essential oil

1 egg white


Whizz the cucumber in a blender until it becomes completely liquid, then add the drop of rosemary essential oil. Whisk the egg white until stiff, fold in the cucumber mixture and smooth over the face avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Remove after 15 minutes using a clean, damp washcloth.


7. Refresh with a Cucumber Skin Tonic

Chop 1 cucumber and puree in a blender with 4 tablespoons mint. Strain off the juice and store in the fridge. The tonic will keep for 24 hours in the fridge. To increase its life add 1 teaspoon vodka.


8. Mix Cucumber with honey for a Cucumber-Honey Toner

This recipe is from the National Honey Board

1 medium Cucumber, peeled and cut up into pieces

2 teaspoon. Honey


Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey. To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup.


9. Condition Chlorine-Damaged Hair

This conditioner is said to work wonders on hair damaged by routine swimming in chlorinated water.

1 egg

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 quarter of a peeled cucumber


Blend the egg, olive oil and  peeled cucumber. Spread promos voyage evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes, then thoroughly rinse. For the best results year-round, continue this treatment monthly.


10. Make Quick Pickles

This recipe for quick crock pickles from Serving Up the Harvest (Storey, 2007) by Andrea Chesman, isn’t quick in terms of brining time (two days to six weeks) but the preparation time is speedy indeed. If you don’t have cucumbers, get creative–other vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, or zucchini will make just as wonderful pickles! After they have pickled, the vegetables can be stored for up to three months in the refrigerator, bringing a few flashes of summer greediness into the approaching cool weather. See recipe here.


11. Eat Cucumber Salads

You can add cucumbers to a tossed salad, but it’s even better to make a salad of cucumbers. I love to make chopped salads with a base of roughly chopped cucumbers mixed with whatever else I have that needs eating–leftover-produce Hong Kong trade fairs salads end up being some of the best because you end up with concoctions you may not have imagined otherwise–like cucumber, jicama and pear? Yum.


12. Make Chilled Soups

Because of their high water content, cucumbers make a great low-calorie and fresh-tasting base for chilled soups. The following four recipes are really great. (The Persian one includes walnuts and raisins…very exotic.)


13. Try Cucumber Side Dishes

I love the snappy crunch of cucumbers mixed with grains in side dishes, these two are favorites.


Do you have any favorite cucumber recipes or beauty Hong Kong travel tips formulas to share? I’m sure you do! Leave a comment below.

Create value –You Find Brand Building!

Le 4 novembre 2016, 08:56 dans Humeurs 0

Brand building is an important part of any business. With correct brand building, a brand can develop its identity and worth.  If you are contemplating about building your brand through online marketing, it is important to know that a great deal of time and resources are required to make that happen. In a world that is intensely competitive, creating and building a brand may not be all that simple!


Quite simply, brand building is more than just the literal word meaning. At YouFind, we understand that! Youfind brand building goes beyond the general convention of simply exposing the brand online. We engage in the process of creating value for the customers so that they can know, feel and experience your brand in its entirety.


With Youfind brand building, you will realise that investing in a brand is not just spending money. On the converse, it is more along the lines of building an entity that will resonate with the customers and entice them again and again. In simple words, if you want your business to grow, you first need to grow your brand!


At Youfind brand building, we first begin with researching your audience. This includes understanding the audience before creating the content and communication tactics and strategies. Based on the understanding, we analyse what your customers would like to hear. Following this, the digital marketing mix is created through our multiple channels which include SEO, web design, blogger marketing, apps, and analytics and so on.


As our client, you will be glad to know that Youfind brand building does not stop after just creating a digital marketing mix!  Along with building your reputation online, we also manage to maintain the reputation and to increase it. With our expert team, you are ensured to have a clearly defined strategy to meet your audience. The correct form of interaction, whether Facebook, Twitter or any other medium, is selected by us depending on the best-fit for your business.


The Youfind brand building team has an open mind and considers all areas and possibilities. We will help you engage better with your audience and respond better! In fact, we will ensure that the online marketing attempts for your brand are just at the right frequency and just at the right time!


No brand is ever static. Every business will go through a range of motions in its lifecycle. Depending on several political, economic and cultural factors, businesses may grow, remain dormant or see a decline. In fact, any change will bring both a challenge and an opportunity to better the value of your brand or to rebuild it. All of these require brand building activities.


With the brand name growing, the associated responsibilities and expectations also see a rise.   We also ensure that there are regular reviews with our Analytics which will both uphold our commitment towards you and ensure that your vision and brand strategy is maintained. With Youfind brand building, we will define, differentiate and maintain your brand. You can focus on your core business and allow us to build your brand!


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