If I’d known these drinks before.. I would have drank my way to weight loss. I’ve only recently realized the SIGNIFICANT roles of detox drinks and teas when it comes to losing weight. These are the secrets coming from models and celebrities who use such drinks to stay fit. I have personally tested two of these drinks and I HIGHLY recommend them.
They not only help you lose weight, but also speed up the metabolism. So let’s have a look at them…
FUN FACT: Studies show that prolonged hours of sitting can prevent fat and sugars from being metabolized which can potentially result in cardiovascular diseases. (more…)
Japan is well known for geishas and women with beautiful complexion, porcelain and soft skin. Their skin ages twice as slow than a westerners’ skin.. A 40 year old woman would easily be considered a 20 year old. So naturally it fascinates me how they achieve this type of skin. What skin care regimens they follow, how their diet is and what ingredients they use on their face.
I value this ancient knowledge of beauty because they are pure and natural. So it really intrigues me how these people found out so many great things without labs, microscopes and chemicals. So let’s find out…
Fun Fact:One of the oldest books in the world, the Tale of Genji, talks of Japanese court women using Camellia Oil to dress their hair.
Fun Fact: In a research experiment involving obese men, an intake of 30 grams (2 tbsp) of coconut oil for 4 weeks reduced waist circumference by 2.86 cm, or 1.1 inches.
Its like coconut oil is the solution to all problems these days.. Its everywhere!! For hair, skin or body.. Coconut oil will take care of anything. I think at this point every home should keep a jar of it.. and now I sound like those ladies in sponsored ad shows.. Buy one and get one absolutely free haha Nah I am just kidding!
So recently I read an article on how a woman lost weight by adding some coconut oil in her coffee. I’ll link the post in the end so don’t forget to check it out. This article inspired me to do some research and spread the good news with y’all.
I also heard the famous Victoria Secret model, Miranda Kerr swears by coconut oil and its benefits of keeping her waistline slim. So read more to find out how you can add it in your daily diet… (more…)
There is something about the ancient beauty secrets that is so appealing to our modern world. It is essentially appealing to me because they used natural ways to enhance their beauty. There was no such thing as toxic chemicals back then. The women of Greece were all about enhancing their features, long hair and a fair complexion. Some of their styles were intriguing. They had different styles to represent their status. For example, married women would mostly wear their hair tied up in a bun accessorized with flowers and jewels. Whereas young women would curl their hair and let them flow freely to attract attention from men. There is a reason why an exceptionally beautiful woman is called a “Greek Goddess“. So let’s find out their secrets…
It is said that the tree of Olives first grew in Ancient Greece. It was considered as a sacred tree because of their numerous benefits to health, skin and hair. The athletes were crowned with its leaves to honour them. They applied olive oil on their skin to protect it against sun damage.The barrier of oil also kept the dirt from clogging their pores.
The leaves of olive trees were crushed to make a facial paste or mask for skin. It helped the young women relieve their skin from spots and acne.
The Greek women preferred to have pale skin and rosy cheeks.They discovered the bleaching and anti-bacterial properties of honey. So they mixed honey with olive oil and applied this on their skin.They used this mixture as a body wash and facial mask/cleanser.This made their complexion fairer and kept their skin acne-free and smooth.
Lemons and the spell of Sun were used to lighten the hair colour. They applied some lemon juice in their hair and walked around in the gardens so the sunlight can fall on their tresses and make the hair lighter.
Vinegar was also used to lighten the hair in the same way as lemons.
Back then an herbal infused bath was like a spa treatment. The Greeks collected various leaves of plants and dried them. They infused these dried leaves in a thermal bath along with some minerals like sea salt. Athletes especially were fond of these baths to nourish and loosen up the joints and muscles.
Greeks considered roses as the “queen of flowers“. They used its oil and water to soothe and nourish dry skin.
Seaweed was widely used as a facial mask back then. They ground it up with water to make a paste and applied it on their skin for a radiant glow.
To create a lip and cheek stain, the women crushed some mulberries and mixed it with some flowers and seaweed. It sounds odd but it worked out for them! It gave them that rosy flush to their cheeks and a subtle pink tint to their lips. Its like applying Benefit’s Cheek stain..
So these were some of their secrets. Would you use any of their beauty tips in your daily life?
India has all types of people living in all kinds of places from a dusty dessert to tropical forests. And the secrets I am going to share with you all are coming from the era when princesses used to bathe in milk and rose petals which is about.. thousands of years ago.
Indian women mostly focus on their skin complexions, body shape and hair care.
We love to make our hair smell good, keep our skin fair and build curves in our body.
It is said that women in ancient India were praised of their lustrous, long hair and flawless complexion.
So let’s see what they did to achieve what I call the ‘natural glam’ haha
1) If you are on a journey to losing weight, you might want to try adding spice in your diet e.g. chillies. But don’t go overboard. Chillies speed up your metabolism and believe it or not, even models add chillies and other spices in their diet to maintain their weight.
2) Neem leaves were very popular to treat acne and other skin problems. The leaves were crushed to make a paste / face mask or neem oil was used as a cleanser
3) Turmeric was an important spice used to even out the skin complexion and get rid of hyperpigmentation. Make a paste of chick pea flour, turmeric and milk. Add the ingredients until it has consistency like any other face masks. Apply this paste all over your body and massage it in. Wash it out after 10-15 mins.
4) Use cold water as a toner. It closes the pores, improves blood circulation and cell stimulation.
5) As well as neem, onion juice was also believed to fight off acne. Mix some onion juice and honey in equal ratio. Apply it as a face mask and washit after 10-15 mins.
6) Another face mask for acne prone skin uses sandalwood and turmeric powder mixed with yoghurt. This mask has anti-septic properties. It makes your skin smooth, soft, acne-free and even toned. Mix the ingredients until your desired consistency forms and apply it. Wash it after 10-15 mins.
7) Ancient Indian women used Kajal (homemade natural eyeliner). It was made from castor oil, coconut oil, almond oil and black mustard seeds. This made your eyes brighter/whiter, it improved vision and stimulates the growth of eye lashes
8) The main ingredients used for hair care were Amla, Shikakai, Coconut Oil and Henna. There are actually thousands of herbs that were used for hair care but these are the main ones. And I always use coconut oil. I can swear by it. It really does help my hair grow really fast.
9) Ayurveda advises that do not put anything on your skin that you cannot eat. All their face masks are actually edible. Even if I use these natural stuff, I put make up on my skin like foundation. I wonder what it does to my skin 🙁 I will try to use them less often now.
10) Many people think that being beautiful will make us happy but it is really the other way around. You will be beautiful when you are happy from the inside. Try to walk past a crowd of people with a frown on your face or a beautiful smile and you will notice the difference.
The secret my Mum passed on to Me:
It is a face mask. My skin was really bad back then and so she advised me to apply this face mask which actually changed my skin A LOT. I kept ignoring her advice because I used to think it’s an old thing and it’s not gonna work but actually nothing worked better than this face mask.
It was Honey and Cinnamon mask. For more details on this click HERE.I truly want to stop using cosmetics and embrace these ancient secrets. And to be honest, the one that I have already embraced have worked WAY better than anything else. For example coconut oil for my hair, honey and cinnamon for skin and certain diets for body. I will try my best to adapt a Natural Healthy Lifestyle.
Are you willing to do that? Can you give up the cosmetics and embrace Natural ingredients that work like magic? I will certainly try my best 🙂