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My new blog :)

Hi everyone!

Since Abbie Lie is a personal blog, the ‘Health & Beauty’ section is going to be continued on this blog, Wellness & Beauty, from now on. Check it out! You’re gonna like it ;)

Love,

Abbie

Physicians Formula

Have you ever heard of Physicians Formula? It’s a skin products brand. Few weeks ago, I bought one of their pressed powder, the Organic wear® 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder. According to Skin Deep, it is considered to be low hazard. In case you forgot, I posted a very short list of hazardous ingredients in many products out there that we should avoid.

Anyway…I’ve only bought it once and it hasn’t finished ~ so far so great though  ^^ BUT just be aware that not all Physicians Formula products are considered to be low hazard according to Skin Deep.

Well, here are some pictures:

It does not only look green but it really is GREEN (as in environmental friendly ;))

Definitely NOT with the butterflies! I was just bored with the usual pictures :P

That’s all the pictures! How did you like it? :) I REALLY LOVE the design, I think it’s really unique.

Lastly, I do NOT know whether this product is suitable for all skin types or not. But my skin is fine with this (my skin type: combination).

Safe Cosmetics

Hi everyone!

Be careful in choosing your cosmetics.

Some lists of dangerous chemicals in cosmetics:

  1. Fragrance (concerns: neurotoxicity, allergies, etc.)
  2. Paraben ( cosmetics containing this actually violate the safety guidelines in U.S., E.U., Japan and Canada. Concerns: organ sytem toxicity, irritation, etc )
  3. Aluminum Powder (concerns: cancer, development/reproductive toxicity, allergies, etc)
  4. BHA ( cosmetics containing this actually violate the safety guidelines in U.S., E.U., Japan and Canada. Concerns: cancer, biochemical or cellular level changes, etc)
  5. BHT (Concerns: cancer, endocrine disruption, immunotoxicity, etc)

Go check this website – it gives pretty comprehensive reviews on almost all of the cosmetics (make-up, skin care, eye care, hair care, oral care, nail care, baby care, and fragrance.)

Lemon/Lime Water

Do you…

  • Want a clearer skin
  • Want a brighter eyes
  • Want to lose weight
  • Want more energy
  • Have digestion problem

then…

Drink Lemon/Lime Water!



Most of the foods we ate are very acidic – this which will bring health problems!

Why?

Because our body prefers to be alkaline. (Our blood pH is alkaline, NOT neutral.)

Though lemon/lime might seems like an “acid” because of its sour taste, it actually alkalize your body and blood!

 

 

If you want to lose weight…

Take lemon/lime first thing in the morning with lukewarm water.

It has a NATURAL mild laxative effects which will aids your digestion.



If you want a clearer skin complexion, brighter eyes…then you should eat more healthily!

Why?

You cannot get those with too much toxins and acidity in your body when your body prefers to be alkaline!

For those sweet-tooth and coffee/tea lover out there (including myself :() SUGAR and CAFFEINE is in the ACIDIC food category. That’s the fact. (High acidic foods cause dry skin, acne, etc). I didn’t say to give up on sweet treats/coffee-tea completely – I wouldn’t want that :-P –  if you can, go ahead :), but lowering your intake is good enough for a noticeable change if you used to eat a lot of those sugary and caffeinated foods/beverages.



In addition, lemon/lime contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

They are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature. Vitamin C travels through the body neutralizing any free radicals with which it comes into contact in the aqueous environments in the body both inside and outside cells. (Free radicals can interact with the healthy cells of the body, damaging them and their membranes, and also cause a lot of inflammation, or painful swelling, in the body.)

Vitamin C is also vital to the function of a strong immune system. Especially in this flu season, it is important to have a sufficient intake of Vitamin C.

 


So, START drinking it!

it’s also a good choice if you are planning a detox diet ;)

 

 

 

P.S. This is just a BRIEF information about lemon/lime health benefits because of their alkalinity; NOT an in-depth and detailed information. For further information, feel free to ask.




Olive oil

This is a picture of an extra virgin olive oil.

We (or at least most of us) heard about this product health benefits.

Good for cooking and good for adding it straight into salad, meal, etc…

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… Have you ever heard of olive oil as a make up remover?


Yes, for some of you that haven’t heard about it, it is TRUE.

And truly EFFECTIVE.


Not just for removing make up, but also dirt, etc.

So, is it exclusive to women? No.


Olive oil works its magic by breaking down the fats (i.e. oils) and other impurities in our skin.

Okay, here I am talking about face skin.


How’d u do that, then?


Simple.
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See that? :)


Actually, there are many other simple ways, but personally, I prefer putting it in a small bottle spray and just spray it on a cotton pad whenever I need it.


For me, I use it everyday for my face skin.

I just clean off my face with that before I wash my face.


ALL make up, from powder, blush on, eyeshadow, etc. (even EYE LINER or EYE DEFINER) come off

and

I LOVE to leave it on my face for a while before I wash it off: I feel my skin becomes so smooth after that ^^



! Use the EXTRA virgin oil!

It’s better for you skin than the more processed one.


I do NOT guarantee that this will suit ALL skin types


My skin type is dry to combination; and I found this to be very excellent for my skin type.

NOT ONLY THAT, someone I know with a combination to oily skin used this and felt the benefits as well!

He even use this more than I do.


So, I think, just GIVE IT A TRY.


Do it just from cleaning face skin and wash it off right away until leaving it on your face for a while if it works for you. :)

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Enough about the face skin~~

let’s move on to the whole body skin – shall we? =)


Can olive oil be used for the whole body? Yes, it can.


If you google it, some people even find it to be very beneficial as moisturizer and massage oil.


Personally, it doesn’t really work for me as a moisturizer.

I don’t know why, but my skin is more “moisturized” with the regular cream.

But, yeah, again, GIVE IT A TRY.


However, I do NOT recommend this for outdoor usage.

Reasons: Oil + Heat (sunshine) = [burnt]



So, that’s it!

I just couldn’t tell how WONDERFUL olive oil is for my skin – I LOVE it so much!

And I hope it does wonders for your skin as well!

Have fun with it!

Feel free if you need further information :)



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