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WHY IS SELF - CARE IMPORTANT? (Plus ways to do it at home)

WHY IS SELF - CARE IMPORTANT? (Plus ways to do it at home)

Self-care is often misconstrued as self-indulgence—which is essentially treating yourself to things you don’t need—but it’s not that at all. “Self-care isn’t selfish,” says Los Angeles–based performance coach Dawn Smith. In fact, it’s the opposite. Self-care is “attending to your own needs in order to be better at attending to others’ needs,” she says.   Licensed psychologist Vanessa Handsel Roddenberry, PhD echoes this self-care definition. “When we feel burnt out and depleted,” she says, “it’s usually because we’ve been denied the time or ability to do things that have deep meaning to us, leaving us feeling off balance.”  Benefits of Self-Care  In addition to...

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Hemp oil is good for the skin

Hemp oil is good for the skin

A Natural Boost It turns out that the active cannabinoid ingredients in marijuana – THC and non-psychoactive CBD – are also found in hemp. And they’re both powerful antioxidants. CBD, in fact, packs more of a punch than vitamins C, A, and E put together. When applied topically, antioxidants work wonders on combatting fine lines and wrinkles. Which means that you can revitalise your skin and give it a natural high (without the rolling papers) by giving yourself a hemp facial. While smoking ages your complexion (whether marijuana or nicotine) cannabinoids, even in very low doses have the reverse effect...

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Benefits of Essential Oils: Natural Ways to Heal Yourself

Benefits of Essential Oils: Natural Ways to Heal Yourself

We all know about the everyday power of scent: how a particular perfume reminds you of your mother, or when the smell of your favourite restaurant brings you back to your first date there. But did you know that some scents can actually improve your health? Essential oils can also help you relax or sleep, or improve your skin or digestion — their benefits go well beyond a pleasant smell. "Essential oils can have a healing effect mentally, physically, and emotionally," said Brianna Scarpelli, a marketer and expert on essential oils with Young Living Essential Oils. You can apply them...

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5 Steps To More Beautiful Skin

5 Steps To More Beautiful Skin

No matter what age you're at - a good skin care routine is a must, and it's not just about retaining a youthful glow. Every day, our skin is exposed to some of the harshest conditions including UV radiation, blustery wind, dry heat and of course, city smog and air pollution. It's really no wonder that our skin peels, cracks and blisters - the elements are stacked against it.A good skin care routine gives our skin a line of defence and will keep it looking healthy. Depending on the stage you're at in your life, your skin care regime will...

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7 TURMERIC SKIN BENEFITS

Modern medicine has embraced turmeric, with over 3,000 publications dealing with the root over the past 25 years. Some of the most recent studies have involved turmeric’s affects on the skin. In addition to scientific evidence, we have other clues as to how turmeric may help us to look younger. 1. Protects from sun damage In a 2009 animal study, researchers applied turmeric extract to skin that had been damaged by long-term, low-dose ultraviolet radiation. They found that it protected the skin from UV rays, prevented the formation of wrinkles, helped retain skin elasticity, and reduced the appearance of dark...

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