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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Keep young looking hands!Choose Urtekram No perfume Hand Soap organic.

Hello,
how are you? I am writing about Urtekram No perfume Hand Soap because a good soap is a must have for everyone. During the day we wash our hands several times and it is important that we use soap that won't dry out the skin. 

Why I like this soap so much? Before I will describe its properties I will tell you that I prefer soap formulas in bottles. I think that the soap dispenser is more practical to keep in a small bathroom like mine. Solid soaps are great but they tend to melt and they make the sink messy. Second and the most important thing is that this soap doesn't dry out the skin. I wash my hands many times during the day plus I use regularly a hand disinfectant (which can be very harsh on the skin) and my hands are still in a good condition. Of course I remember about using a good moisturizer as well. I can recommend hand creams with 20% of  shea butter as they really moisturize and nourish the skin. 
But back to the Urtekram No perfume Hand Soap:). This soap is perfume free and will suit everybody, even those with sensitive skin.

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Urtekram No perfume Hand Soap


Pros:
  • really moisturizing
  • it will not dry out your skin even if you wash your hands several times a day
  • no perfume
  • good ingredients, 11% comes from organic farming
  • natural
  • packaging
  • relatively inexpensive (as for a natural product)
Cons:
  • none
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Urtekram No perfume Hand Soap

International list of ingredients (INCI): Aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, sodium coco-sulfat, lauryl glucoside, glycerine**, sodium cocoyl glutamate, coco glucoside, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl oleate, sodium chloride, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, citric acid, tocopherol, beta-sitosterol, squalene. (* = ingredient from Organic Farming, ** = made using organic ingredients)
As you can see ingredients are good, it has plenty of aloe (second on the list) and is very moisturizing. I recommend this soap to everyone who wants to keep young looking hands. Do you have any favourite soaps?
Greetings and thank you for reading,
Joanna





Monday, 8 December 2014

Ziaja, micellar water for sensitive skin review

Hello,
today I would like to review a micellar water from Ziaja for sensitive skin. This micellar water does not contain alcohol, parabens and perfume.


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Ziaja, micellar water for sensitive skin

I was looking for something gentle for cleansing the skin and after analyzing the ingredients of all micellar waters available in the shop I chose Ziaja. Not that I had too many options to choose from:). Normally my choice would be Bioderma but I don't think it is available here in Finland.
Ziaja has good gentle ingredients and its cleaning power I would describe as an average. On its own it will not remove all of your makeup.


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Ziaja, micellar water for sensitive skin

Better if you use it in combination with other products, like cleansing milk or a face oil. So first let the cleansing milk do the dirt job and then use Ziaja micellar water for sensitive skin for removing "makeup leftovers". After that you can be 100% sure that your skin is clean, fresh and moisturized. You can even skip the moisturizer. In the mornings  you can only use Ziaja and it will clean your skin gently yet effectively. It will refresh your complexion and prepare for the further steps of your daily beauty routine. I think it is really important because it will save you a lot of your precious time:).
Ziaja will not dry your skin, it will not clog your pores. But be careful that it won't migrate inside your eyes because it may sting.
Overall, good product with simple ingredients and inexpensive:).
Greetings and thank you for reading,

Joanna

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Madara review Organic Baby & Kids, Cocoa & Plum Creamy Oil

Hello,
this Madara Organic Baby & Kids, Cocoa & Plum Creamy Oil was on my Christmas List Wish but I couldn't wait and I got it earlier.

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Madara Organic Baby & Kids, Cocoa & Plum Creamy Oil

I had a sample of this product before and I fell in love with its smell. It smells so yummy like a marzipan:). Another thing is that for the body care I often use natural products for babies because they should be free of toxins and of  the highest quality. However, I haven't ever tried anything from Madara brand. Do you have any experiences with it?  I have heard that their hand cream http://www.madaracosmetics.com/en/products/85-protecting-hand-cream-75ml.html is very good but is it worth buying? Or maybe you would recommend something else?


Greetings,
Joanna

Monday, 1 December 2014

Get rid of cystic acne

are you wondering how to get rid of cystic acne? Are you tired of cysts, spots or blackheads? I was and I would like to share with you how I got rid of cystic acne.

I  have had pimples and blackheads for many years. My pores clog fast and also I have baby hairs on my face which contribute to the problem. Like many of you  I have this silly habit of touching the face, for example I sit in a class room, I listen to the teacher and at the same time I manipulate around my forehead, cheeks, etc. Sure, I try to remember not to do that but sometimes I forget. No wonder I have spots and blackheads. However blackheads and minor spots were nothing comparing to what was about to come. After some hormonal changes I started developed an awful cystic acne. They were huge, deep under the skin, they were painful and no matter if I would squeeze them or not  they would leave the scars. Of course the scar would be bigger after the squeezing. I remember one time I had had this kind of cyst on the side of my chin. I didn't want to pop it but it was sitting there for about three weeks, really getting on my nerve so... I started manipulating there and all this left me with an ugly, atrophic scar which was basically a hole in the skin because the fatty tissue had been damaged. I was devastated. I had even a laser treatment to improve the appearance of the scar. But at that point I knew I had to do something about it. I started analyzing what kind of changes I had to make to get rid of the problem for good. Here is what I have tried:
Diet. Diet changes did not improve the look of my skin. 
For a couple of weeks I was eating mainly vegetarian food: a lot of vegetables, bread, fruits, etc. I would drink a lot of freshly squeezed fruit juices but I have not observed any significant changes:(. I mean maybe there were some small changes, like brighter skin but that was not enough for me. Instead I noticed that acids from the fruits had negative influence on my teeth so in the end I ditched this diet. Later on for about a month I was on a low carb diet. I stopped eating bread, pasta, sweets, etc. No changes in the look of my skin but instead I got rid off cellulite. It was a big shock because I didn't even expect that this could happen. This happened already after about two weeks of being on a low carb diet. Wow, that was a big pleasant surprise. But everything got back to normal (as it was  before) after I started eating sugar again.
Conclusion: cutting on sugar or eliminating sugar from the diet is very good for you (everyone knows that, hehe). It means no pizza, chocolate, etc. but it also means be careful with fruits as they contain fructose. I would say eat fruits but in moderation.
Clean pillow case: I have heard that it should be changed every couple of days. Did thuís help? I cannot tell because I would always change the bed sheets often. But maybe it was not often enough? Maybe I should have changed it every day? This I haven't tried.
Ointments and other potions: Over the years I have tried so many of them. I have been using ready made gels, mask and pure natural things, like for example castor oil or clay. Some of the things work better some of them don't work at all.  But nothing I have tried would stop my skin from forming the cysts. 
But I can tell you what has the best antibacterial properties and speeds up the skin's healing process: for me  manuka honey worked wonders. It is a great natural antibiotic and it will help you with any nasty changes. It even helps where traditional antibiotics fail, ointments with chamomile and lavender speed up the healing process. The castor oil is very good and if you apply it on the pimple several times a day it won't form the scar

Surprisingly  aloe vera and ointments/gels with tea tree oil don't work for me at all. 

How I got rid of cystic acne

Skin cleansing routine: The proper skin cleansing routine has changed the look of my skin completely has helped me with acne. I started cleaning the skin very carefully. I started  being good for my skin, I started using only gentle products. I stopped using cleansing gels for oily/combination skin because they only exaggerate the problem. They strip the skin of its natural protective oils and the skin start producing even more sebum. For the cleansing I use micellar water (in my opinion the best is Bioderma) or I just use my own mixture of castor and flax seed oil. Yeah, don't be shocked. I use oils for the oily skin:). If I wear makeup I first use the oil mixture and then micellar water or a gentle facial toner or rose water. In the mornings I only use toner or micellar water, just to refresh the skin. This cleansing routine has change my life. It has improved my skin's look by 80%. Sure I get the pimples sometimes and I still have blackheads but they are just superficial and heal within one, two days. I don't have any cystic acne anymore since I have made those changes.
I really hope that this will help you. If you have any questions pleas leave me a comment or send an email.
Greetings and thank you for reading,
Joanna