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Monday, November 11, 2013

Yogurt, good for skin

Hello and Hi again,

Today I would like to talk about yogurt! Yes. It is good for your digestion because it has living bacteria (or the good bacteria) for you engine. Your tummy is your engine. =) It also contains Vitamin A which is good for healthy skin.

Some of us may say, "Eeeww, I hate milk so I hate yogurt" .. "I am lactose intolerate", "Consuming dairy products will clog my pores and aggravate acne"..

For my case, I love yogurt. But considering that dairies could caused acne which I need to avoid consuming them (yet to be proven). I get the goodness of yogurt through using it as a face mask. Believe it or not, it works for me!

Some reviews on www.makeupalley.com which is the most frequent site I go to find reviews on certain cosmetic products and even on natural remedies such as yogurt, honey, olive oil and etc. It is really helpful I tell you. Always and always do some brief research on what you put on your skin on this website. It would save your time and money and effort.

Ok, continue on yogurt. I started using it as a mask when I was undergoing my industrial training. On this post I stated I've used yogurt to help me with my severe sunburn. I use it almost every night for the first week and due to laziness, after that I do it when I find it necessary only. :P Which I totally stopped using them as my skin was kinda in good condition.

A. The immediate after effects of wearing this mask:
1) My skin will be very softt~ The not so smooth surface feel as if it is smoother
2) Less redness. The skin feel calmer, fyi, I have sensitive skin. So this is good for relaxing the skin.
3) It seems to slightly brighten up the skin. I think it's great for giving the skin a kind of glow. Meaning to help with dull skin.

And then, after coming back from a reunion/short vacation with my schoolmates, which of course exposed to the sun, sunblock that may caused tiny2 zits to appear on my forehead, cheeks, chin.. almost anywhere on my face. I freaked out I tell you..

But during that time, I could not get my hands on any yogurt. Susah sangat nak cari plain yogurt in Seksyen 27, Shah Alam! So after some research, I've used honey mask. Which will also have the review on its own soon. Then, I figured out, hey, I used to use yogurt to help with sun after effects! How could I forget about my HG mask. Silly me.

So now, I've started using the yogurt mask again to deal with some dont know come from where zits, to treat the leftovers of the small2 bumps on my forehead and to just calm my skin. Well, I find yogurt suits my skin better than honey mask. I have been using it for 3 days straight, but then I break out a lil which I'm not sure because of using olive oil as my make up remover (Will also get a post on its own, soon!) or due to too much exfoliation from yogurt. Now I have been using it alternate days.

B. Now, it helps a lot with:
1) Oiliness of my t-zone. Moisturize the skin
2) Calm all the red pimples and shrink it.
3) Less blackheads and whiteheads which causes acnes/pimples

So, what does make yogurt a very good deal for your skin?

 1. Contains high amount of lactic acid that acts like alpha hydroxylic acid that is usually used for peeling to refine pores,as an exfoliant and stimulate collagen.. [Which relates to A1 and B3]

2. Its a less harsh exfoliants such as salicylic acid [Which does not irritates sensitive skin]

3. It has zinc that act as anti-inflammatory agent that deals with reducing acne/pimples, aid cell production which help with reducing size of acne, good astringent (tighten up skin), regulates oil production [Which relates to B1, B2]

4. Has calcium (as it is a derivative of milk), is an anti-oxidant, which prevent scaly or dryness. Facilitate skin renewal

5. Contains B-vitamins such as B2, B12 and B5. B2 is beneficial for glowing and hydrated skin. [happened in A3] It also helps with cell growth and acts as anti free radicals

Well, using any kind of things on your face, the results may vary depending on your skin. Some of my friends find it causing more pimples. Some find it really effective. For beauty seekers out there, give a yogurt mask a try. It may helps with some of your skin problems. Its cheap, effective and safe. So why wait.

Oh oh. By the way, I am using any brand of low fat plain/natural/original flavored yogurt. For dry skin, try to find full-fat yogurt to get more moisture, for combination skin or oily try to go with low fat yogurt.  But some suggest best is to use Greek yogurt. because it contains more multibacterial organisms. Meaning more goodness in one use. If you are in Ipoh, Perak, in Mydin Meru, they do sell greek yogurt which I first found in Ipoh :P

Please, do google if you want more details. Plenty of information.

I've used the sites below as my references to my facts and information above.

1. http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/style/yogurt-honey-diy-facial.htm
2. http://healthmunsta.hubpages.com/hub/Yogurt-for-Skin

Tata for now.

Friday, November 8, 2013


Bersempenakan revamp version of this blog. Yang seperti biasa berhabuk kaw2 wa cakap lu.

I will try my best to give updates regularly. That's a promise to myself. Something that I want to do to fill up my time for the time being.

Oh ye. I've already graduated! Yehhooo.. Will do a post on that but later kot. Sebab still yet to pick up my photo the studio version.. too many things to settle :P Do watch out for my graduation post ;)

Feeling tired already after just reading few lines of the post? Think again, boring or tiring?

If it's boring, I cant help you. But you can help yourself by reading through the end. I assure you. Till the end please. If'it's tiring, aha. I cant help you either. and again you have to give sometime for me to share something that maybe you have missed out some signals that you body have projected..


*read with robot tone

Your body is like computers. When it lags, you'll know something is not right. Maybe your hard drive memory is almost full, too many software, too many programs, virus, cooling system is not working properly and yadayadayada.. Then you'll do defragmentation, reformatting, scan for viruses, use cooling pad.

WE usually think that feeling tired or fatigue is caused by our body not having the sufficient energy to do work. Yes that's probably true. Then what do we do to solve the issue?

Our common solution to tiredness:
1) Stop doing activities "Oh I cant do that, I will be more tired"
2) Start eating "I maybe don't eat enough today, low sugar, lets eat donut to pump the sugar up!"

I do that like always. Behold! You maybe interpreting it wrong people! Yes, wrong!

*EXCLAMATIONS MARK (!) does not always mean shouting. I would say EXCITEMENT. :P

Fatigue usually caused by our daily habits where the solution to fatigue is even by correcting or improve the habits.

1. What we eat
Food is a key to a good health. What we eat is what we are. Food is also the fuel to produce energy. Then how come food can caused fatigue whereby it is the fuel? *Thinking

Its the sugary food and caffeine to be blame? Why? That is the two things that we take to have some energy boost? Yes or no? Definitely yes for me!

This causes fluctuation to sugar level of our body that causes us to be more tired!

Solution: Eat healthy! This will also help with losing weight, that curbs obesity that is also the cause of fatigue [1]

2. The sleep
Yes! All of us know this right? Not enough sleep, inconsistency of our sleep time (biological clock)

Solution: Sleep well, avoid coffee/tea hours before bedtime, use aromatherapy oil to give you the mood. Drink warm milk with some honey to help you sleep. Taking a nap in the afternoon is also proven to recharge and make you more focus.

We could be suffering from sleeping problems. It's not that we dont want to sleep, we cant sleep no matter how tired you are. So, please do go to see you physician ASAP.
Snoring is also considered to be a sleeping problem. Tak percaya. Sila la percaya, ini benar belaka. It is called obstructive sleep apnea which mean our breathing is disrupted or stop during sleeping. This sounds severe. It could be. Cause snoring or sleep apnea that is untreated could lead to hypertension or heart failure. Double yikes!

3.Work it out
Lack of exercise is the reason for fatigue. Yes. Exercise will not make you more tired. It will help to produce more energy. The more you move, the more energy you'll have. Proven scientifically.

Solution: I like to move it move it. I like to move it move it. We like to move it!

Well, by changing your lifestyle, you could be more energetic and productive. Right? It looks simple. But it affect our body a lot.

There are other reasons behind fatigue and you may find it a more severe symptom. I call it a symptom because it could be a warning or a signal that shows something more severe had gone off somewhere in the body. Yikes!

4. Anemia/ Tired blood
low oxygen in red blood cells, usually to women with heavy menstrual periods. Low oxygen will give weaker muscle, cloudy thinking [2]

Solution: Eat iron-loads food such as meat, spinach.

Our body could also be lacking of nutrients such as potassium. Both of these could be identified through blood test

Others like: Thyroid problem, Diabetes, Depression (could have effect on our sleep, appetite), Heart Disease (selalu ok je jogging, sekali lagi penat.. watch out ladies), Liver virus.

I referred to these two websites. Which I believe the source would be superbly right and firm.

[1] The web editors are even doctors. So, they know what they are saying.

[2] Oprah! I love her shows. Why would you not trust her source.

The best solution would be: try to change your lifestyle (Food, sleep, activities). More good food, sufficient rest, workout more! If it does not work, take supplements, dont forget to get some consultation first to what is all about and get treated!

Yay to a healthy living. =)