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Step up Your Skin Routine with Carrier Oils

November 11, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon

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What Is a Carrier Oil for Skin?

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Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils, so they could better penetrate the skin. And the reason why you can’t use essential oils on their own is that they are too strong. Essential oils are obtained from the aromatic leaves, roots and barks of plants, and if applied directly to the skin, they can cause severe skin reactions, even burns.

Generally speaking, carrier oils are vegetable oils that can be obtained from the plant’s seeds, kernels or from the nut of a plant. Now, in order to be used as carrier oils and in aromatherapy, carrier essential oils need to be cold-pressed, if not, some of the most important nutrients can be damaged if extracted with heat.

There are several types ranging in scent and the benefits they provide, but one thing is certain – they are a small, smart investment since most of them can also be consumed (like coconut oil), thus providing you with a bunch of health benefits.

What Are the Best Carrier Natural Oils?

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Coconut Oil

One of the most common uses of coconut oil is as a moisturiser. This oil has been used since centuries, and thanks to its antimicrobial properties and fatty acid, this oil has proven to be quite beneficial for the health as well. The oil smells the same as the coconut nut and can be applied literally everywhere, on your body, hair and lips.

Coconut oil can be used for cooking as well, but also as a mouth wash. This method is known as oil pulling and is great for your dental health.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is known for its hydrating and regenerative qualities. It is suitable for all skin types and is great in improving skin’s elasticity due to its similarities with the human sebum. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, jojoba oil can also be used as a treatment for mild acne. Unlike coconut oil which is transparent, jojoba oil is yellow and it has a distinct but quite pleasant smell.

Evening Primrose Oil

This oil has been used for skincare for quite long. It has been used for treating lots of skin conditions especially eczema. It has a light and sweet smell, perfect when wanting to unwind with aromatherapy. The only ‘downside’ of this oil is its price, which is why aromatherapists tend to blend it with other carrier oils.

Sweet Almond Oil

The sweet almond carrier oil is rich in vitamin E and is great for soothing a dry and irritated skin. Just like coconut oil, this oil can also be used as a moisturiser and can be applied to every part of the body and on the hair as well. It has been said that this oil is also great for preventing stretch marks, especially during pregnancy, and even celebrities like Hilary Duff use it.

How to Mix Essential Oils With Carrier Oils for Skin?

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Massage and body oils are usually made by combining several carrier oils with essential oils. However, once you get your carrier oils for skin, consider that the dilution ratio is different for different purposes and for different ages of life.

  • For infants and young children you should mix 3 – 6 drops of essential per 30ml of the carrier.
  • For adults you can dilute 15 drops of essential oil per 30ml of the carrier. When used for treating injury or muscle pain, you can dilute 20 drops of essential oil per 30ml of the carrier.

What is the Best Carrier Oil for Aging Skin?

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Except for the main essential oils like rosemary, wild carrot, clary sage, rose, sandalwood, geranium, pomegranate, Frankincense, and lavender essential oil, using a carrier oil for keeping ageing at bay is a must. While almond oil, coconut and jojoba oil are great carrier and moisturising oils, there are some other which can be used when it comes to fighting wrinkles and dull skin.

Vitamin E Oil

It goes without saying that vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant. This oil has been used for quite long for reducing cholesterol but also for fighting skin ageing. By using it regularly, this oil can certainly improve your skin tone but it can also fight free radicals that can lead to skin cancer.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil has been used for medical purposes by the ancient Greeks. This oil is known for its antioxidant properties and is great for inflammation and wounds. Just like vitamin E oil, this one can also be used for skin rejuvenation and nourishment.

Apricot Oil

Apricot oil has high levels of vitamin E at its core as it’s made from apricot seeds and not from the fruit itself. Except for vitamin E, this oil also contains high levels of linoleic and oleic acids which are considered as essential for having a crystal clear skin. Since apricot oil absorbs quite well in the skin, it’s mainly beneficial for those of you who have wrinkles and extremely dry skin.

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3 Steps to Keep Track of Your PT/INR Values

November 9, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon

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One of the proteins produced by the liver (known as clotting factors) is prothrombin. These help your blood maintain the right consistency. Prothrombin time test or protime (PT) is the specific blood test used to measure the time needed for blood to clot. The PT is reported as the International Normalised Ratio (INR). It is a calculation based on the results of a PT test and is used to monitor individuals who are being treated with blood-thinning medicines, also known as anticoagulants.

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3 Steps That Can Help You Effectively Lose Weight

October 21, 2020 — by Richard Dawson

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Losing weight can be a challenge. If you’re about to begin this process, you surely would want to see results as soon as possible. But the truth is, no diet can help you lose weight in 10 days (at least not healthily). Of course, the best way to drop those excess kilos is to limit your calorie intake and start consuming healthier foods. And this obviously takes great patience and determination.

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Steps to Choosing Choosing the Right Vitamins for You

June 4, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Obesity is one of the major causes for a range of health issues including increased blood pressure and heart disease. With the number of obese people constantly being on the rise, there are also a lot of people who are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. Some of the main changes that people make in hopes to improve their health is starting an exercise routine, sticking to a balanced diet and taking supplements. Out of all dietary supplements on the market, multivitamins are definitely the most popular option.

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Step Up Your Skincare Routine with a Clay Powder Face Mask

April 16, 2020 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Before the tons of face masks available today, there were clay masks. But modern beauty lovers soon realized that these masks were too time-consuming for their busy lifestyle. With the arrival of light-sheet masks, clay masks slowly started to occupy the back corner of vanity tables everywhere. However, what many people don’t know is there is a great reason why this type is the ancestor of all facial masks. The clay powder face mask is unique the only type that can be beneficial for everyone – regardless of skin type, age, gender, or type of skin problems. That is because there isn’t simply one type of clay out there. Green clay, red clay, mud, ochre…there is a variety of clays to choose from according to your skin type.

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Steps to Choosing the Right Pair of Orthopedic Shoes

November 26, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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The number of people who are dealing with some kind of foot problem is surprisingly high. Almost half of Australians, specifically 48% wake up with arch, foot or heel pain at least once a week and alarming 6% of them experience this condition on a daily basis. This means that a lot of people have difficulties walking, running or performing some other kind of physical activity. Luckily, not all is lost – many people can find relief in the various different models of women’s and men’s orthopedic shoes. Choosing the right orthopedic footwear for you can make a world of difference in your day-to-day life.

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Steps That Will Prepare You for a Good Night’s Sleep

November 6, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Although in the past I considered sleep as a nature’s way of going against my desire to squeeze as many activities as I can during the day, I’ve learned the hard way that my lack of sleep has costed me a lot (not being able to fully concentrate on work the next day and once I even napped while watching a theatre play). Maybe some people are able to function with just a few hours of sleep (apparently Marta Steward sleeps only 4 hours a night) but I’ve come to realize that a good night’s sleep is what I need to function properly the next day. But with all the distractions and thoughts in our minds, it can be hard to obtain a good amount of sleep. If this is your case, here are some things you can do to relax before going to bed.

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3 Steps to Leading a Healthy Lifestyle with the Help of Stevia

August 15, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Stevia is probably one of the most unique food ingredients of today as even though it is a sweetener (40 times sweeter than sugar), it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels and even appears to enhance glucose tolerance. Without causing any negative effects on the body, it is the perfect substitute for sugar which is especially recommended for diabetics. Unlike other sweeteners, stevia is derived from a green, leafy herbal plant, native to South America, whose extract has been used as a sweetener in a number of countries for many years now.

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3 Steps to Creating a Healthy Skin Care Routine

June 6, 2019 — by Richard Dawson

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If you use regular body care products, chances are you are not going to have the skin of your dreams. That is thanks to the long list of toxins present in non-organic products. Most of them are full of chemicals and synthetics that can actually do more harm than good on your skin. The thing is, more than 50% of everything you apply to your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream, which is why you need to be very selective with your body care products. Creating an organic body care routine is an effective way to reduce your exposure to toxins and to ensure your skin has that healthy glow.

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3 Steps to Boosting Your Immune System Successfully

April 25, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Your immune system does a remarkable job defending you against microorganisms that cause illnesses, but sometimes it does need a little bit of a boost. Generally speaking, a healthy diet along with a regular exercise routine can make a great difference in giving your immune system the upper hand, but if you suspect that your diet is not providing you with enough nutrients to support your immunity, there are many types of supplements you can find in a reputable brick and mortar or online chemist shop. In view of this, let’s focus on three of them that have proven to work for many people.

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The Steps to Restoring and Transforming Your Smile

April 5, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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You know that 1920s song “A Smile Will Go A Long, Long Way”? Irving Kaufman knew what he was singing about because smiling makes you more attractive, trustworthy, and leaves a better impression on people so if you want to appear happier, healthier and socialise more, just smile!

Sure, you might not be blessed with the perfect smile so that might be a reason stopping you from showing off your dazzling smile but it’s nothing that dentists can’t fix. The teeth veneers Melbourne based dentists can provide you with are a solution to many problems, such as misshaped or short front teeth, diastema (gaps), chips, hairline fractures, discolouration or stained teeth, and front tooth root canal.

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3 Steps to Choosing the Best Natural Face Cleansers for Your Type of Skin

March 28, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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The skin of your face is the part of your body that’s constantly exposed to the elements, which means that it requires more attention than if you want to keep it beautiful and healthy. But just think about all those times you ‘ve bought a product that was labeled to be for sensitive skin only to realize that it has made your skin condition even worse? This is so because all lab-produced beauty products and face cleansers contain alcohol and other chemicals that can negatively affect your skin. Fortunately, natural skin care products are here to make things better and help you have healthy and glowing skin.

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3 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Gift: Seductive Plus Size Lingerie for Her

March 5, 2019 — by Valeriya Vimon

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Nothing says „I love you“ like buying a piece of sexy lingerie for your better half regardless of the occasion, right? However, although the desire for seeing the excitement on your girl’s face may be real and the intention to get her something that she’ll really like is genuine, in most cases guys have a hard time finding the right pieces that will be just the right style and fit for their partner. Even more so if they are looking for womens plus size lingerie.

But worry not, this is why I’m exactly here – to give you some tips on what to pay attention to when shopping for womens plus size lingerie that will leave her in awe and inspire her to give you a night you won’t forget. Let’s get to business, shall we?

1. Pay attention to the colours she loves wearing most

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Easy Steps to a Dreamy and Healthy Hair

February 5, 2019 — by Richard Dawson

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No matter the style, colour, or texture of our hair, we all want it to look like it has been preened, primped and perfected by a salon professional on a daily basis. However, for many of us, nicely blow drying our hair a couple of times during the week is just something unimaginable as those extra twenty minutes in bed are what keeps us from going crazy. So yes, we wash our hair and wait for that deep conditioner to do its magic. How foolish of us.