Tongue booster

Health,1 April 2015

I have used my tongue scraper every morning and night for as long as I can remember. Since I got a question about why I use it, I thought it would be fun to write a little fact about tongue scrapers in general. I have purchased mine at a yoga shop (mine is Ayurvedic), but they can also be found at the pharmacy, departement stores and some health shops.

1. Tongue scraping removes bacteria and toxins which in turn effect overall health in your mouth and teeth.

2. Scraping will open up the pores in your tongue which in turn will make your taste buds more exposed.

3. A mucus free and clean tongue will increase your ability to feel taste and decrease false cravings.

4. Keeping your tongue clean prevents toxins and bacteria from getting absorbed in your body which will boost your overall immune system.

5. Scraping your tongue will give you a better breath.

6. The digestive system begins in our mouths. Scraping activates saliva and promotes agni to help with the digestive process through out the day.

 

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Let’s cleanse

Beauty,13 March 2015

This morning I took a glimpse at my windows and realized they need to be cleaned as soon as possible. The windows are dirty and dusty but the fact that I recognized that only means one thing, it’s spring! When going towards sunnier days and longer nights I need to shake off this dark and cold winter we have behind us (knock on wood). I want to feel energized, light and clean. A spring cleaning of my home is already in it’s full bloom but now I need to start working on both my mind, lifestyle and appearance. I need to cut down even more on salt and sugar and remember to sweat more every week. Sweating is extremely important, especially for my skin. I do have to point out that I am not particularly found of detoxing in general, I mean diet wise (juice cleanses). But that’s a whole different story :).

As I’ve mentioned before I prefer to use natural products as much as I can. I don’t use any perfume and I want all of my skin care products to be as clean as possible. Both my skin and hair get enough of heavy products when I work, so I try to focus on keeping my daily rituals and products as skin friendly as possible.

 

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This morning I used this Detox ultra purifying mud mask from Mádara . It instantly clarifies (and made my pores appear much smaller) and the mud binds toxins and heavy metals and helps to eliminate them. Having great masks and products at home is perfect when I want to pamper myself but don’t have the time to go to a cosmetologist for a facial.  I can highly recommend this mask especially if you have impurities or oily skin!

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I am a true believer in changing products constantly. If I use the same products for too long my skin gets lazy and I feel like the effect slowly decrease. Also, I think it’s important to really make sure to give your skin what it wants at that specific moment. Maybe your skin doesn’t need as much moisture during the summer as it does in January? Right now my skin needs freshness (and miracles for that matter), so these Time Miracle products will be great for me for some time forward. And oh, I am very big on serums especially ones that are silicone free like this anti-age serum!

I’m also currently trying this Deep Moisture Cream and I’m hoping this tinted moisturizer will be perfect when I get some color on my cheeks and freckles on my nose ;).

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* In collaboration with Mádara