Don't have time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the basics.
Try these 5 simple tips and achieve beautiful and radiant skin - without chemicals and expensive cosmetics!
The term ‘beauty sleep’ was coined for a reason and sleep is the ultimate beauty treatment.
Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well-being. Not only do our bodies recharge, our skin does as well. During sleep we heal, restore and eliminate toxins from the skin. If our sleep is compromised over a longer period of time our skin will be affected.
The skin looks dull, the eyes are swollen and wrinkles might appear. Sleeplessness also unsettles the chemical balance in your skin that wards off pimples.
Therefore: One of the biggest favours you can do for your skin is to get enough sleep!
Another simple but effective tip is: drink enough water.
Up to 70 % of the human body is water. As an important component of our cells, water ensures that skin, gland, muscle and brain cells, among others, are functional. Water is also an important constituent in thermoregulation, because it is a major component of blood volume.
Studies have shown that every fourth German drinks too little. The consequences are various health complaints such as tiredness, headaches and dry skin.
By drinking at least 1.5 litres of water a day, you ensure that your body is sufficiently hydrated. Drinking water also helps boost your metabolism and cleanse your body of waste.
In addition water has many positive effects on your skin. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases elasticity. Drinking water may also reduce puffiness and pore size, decrease acne breakouts and reduce blemishes.
A sun-kissed, healthy skin looks beautiful and is considered desirable by many.
But be careful: Too much sun can lead to sunburn and even permanent skin damage or skin cancer. In addition, extreme exposure to the sun causes the skin to age much faster.
If you want to have a beautiful complexion without the risks, you should try beta carotene.Beta carotene is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables. The human body converts beta carotene into vitamin A (retinol) - beta carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision
Our Beta Carotene formula is based on Lyc-O-Beta, a patented, completely natural ingredient free of synthetic additives. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has also been added to the whole blend to increase absorption and bioavailability.
The many health risks associated with smoking have long been known. Nevertheless, it may be surprising to see the dramatic effects cigarette smoke can have on the skin.
Smoking affects the blood vessels, which deliver oxygen and nutrients to the entire body. Together with the poisonous substances, this creates a dangerous mixture that damages our health and leaves visible traces on the skin: Smokers' skin often appears greyish, pale and dry. Further characteristics are accelerated skin aging in the form of visible wrinkles or acne.
Here it is important to know: Occasional smokers and passive smokers are also at risk. The best thing you can do is avoid cigarette smoke all together!
Besides cigarettes you should be cautious with alcohol. Regular and heavy alcohol consumption dehydrates the skin and weakens its natural defense function. Alcohol is a diuretic, so you can lose plenty of skin cell-loving water from the body quite rapidly, leaving your skin dehydrated and dull. Regular alcohol consumption may lead to flabby, lifeless skin, breakouts.
A mask with avocado and honey is perfect for dry skin. Avocados are rich in fat and several vitamins, while honey soothes and cleanses the skin.
Recipe for quick DIY facial mask:
Remove seeds and peel skin from the avocado and mash it up. Mix and stir thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey until a standard paste is produced.
Benefits: Both avocado and honey are natural skin moisturizers. A short application time of 15 minutes helps to erase any signs of dull complexion and gives the skin a radiant glow.
"There should be effective supplements on the international market that are as pure as Nordic nature!" This was the thought of Otso Kääriäinen, founder & CEO of AAVALABS, when he decided to start the company together with his parents 10 years ago.
Otso comes from Finland and grew up with the mindset that nature provides us with all the ingredients we need to promote our well-being. With this strong belief, he built AAVALABS together with his parents and started to develop pure and fresh supplements.
Learn more about the story behind AAVALABS and how Otso made his vision come true!
It' s small, green and nutrient-rich. What are we talking about?
Exactly! About the super algae chlorella!
Have you ever heard of chlorella? But do you really know what it is?
In today's article, we want to give the algae the attention it deserves! We'll clarify what chlorella actually is, how it grows and what benefits it can bring us.
Are you ready for more GREEN in your life? Then let's get started!
Did your parents or grandparents also take cod liver oil? They sure did! Fishy, oily, greasy - simply disgusting! Whole generations grew up with this penetrating taste of cod liver oil until it finally disappeared from the shelves. Cod liver oil is a great source of omega 3 but nowadays, taking supplements with omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA is clearly the more pleasant way to go.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in marine fish and algae and are a vital part of the human diet. They regulate important bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate or the immune system and are found as a component of nerve cells, especially in the brain and retina. The two most important omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both obtained mainly from fish oils and marine algae. To be able to integrate these fatty acids into supplements, they must first be extracted using complex processes.