Exfoliating tips

Smooth and glowing skin is a result of a little bit of daily effort. Skin does not look healthy overnight. A little bit of effort and upkeep is required on a regular basis. Dead cells lie on the surface of the skin and just removing these results in a healthy complexion.   Exfoliation need not be a time consuming or an expensive option. There are a number of exfoliating products available off the shelf. Miskn has an antibacterial and exfoliating foaming cleanser suitable for acneic and oily skin. Developed especially for problem skin, it combines salicylic acid with soothing niacinamide and antibacterial tea tree oil to help improve the appearance of problematic skin, whilst helping prevent future breakouts. It Deep cleanses without leaving the skin feeling dry.

For normal skin without any problems a number of exfoliating scrubs can be used from bottles off the kitchen shelf. Here are a few simple exfoliation options to choose from:

Sugar mixed with honey and lemon is great for sloughing away dead skin and leaving the skin feeling soft and glowing. The sugar works as the exfoliant and honey soothe and adds a glow to the skin. Use raw honey if possible as raw honey is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal. It kills skin infections, including acne. and reduces inflammation and hydrates. Keep in mind that not only does exfoliating slough away dead skin cells, but it also unclogs the oil and dirt from the surface of the skin. The clogged pores are one of the main causes of acne breakouts. To avoid clogging make sure you exfoliate once in a week or two weeks as per your skin type.

If daily exfoliation is what you prefer then opt for a homemade scrub using baking soda. Baking soda is gentle on the skin and does not dry it out even if it used daily. It also does not need to be combined with any other ingredient. Make sure it is a natural baking soda.

Other scrubs can be made using exfoliating ingredients like oatmeal, sea salt, orange peel powder and brown sugar. Each of these ingredients are combined with a soothing ingredient like honey, olive oil, essential oils, and milk to make a scrub to suit your skin type.

Interesting wedding locations in Australia

The juxtaposition of sea, sand and sun make for a romantic wedding location. Exchanging vows on a beautiful beach, with all its beauty and tranquillity, breath taking sunrises and romantic sunsets  are all elements which couples are looking for while searching for a dream wedding location. Given its abundant coastline, Australia offers many such locations, the top five are listed below:
Factory 51 wedding venue  is boutique industrial function venue, bar and bistro that is located in a lovingly restored old industrial building in the heart of Coorparoo. This new Brisbane venue is blessed with stunning red brick walls, an elegant design & a large alfresco space.

Villa Botanica is a wedding location unmatched anywhere in Australia and for that matter in the world. Located at the edge of the Coral Sea, Villa Botanica overlooks the Pioneer Bay, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The villa has the distinction of being voted Queensland’s Best Ceremony Venue at the Queensland Annual Bridal Industry Awards in 2014.

Pullman Quay Grand is a five star harbour view wedding venue. Located at east Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour, it provides awesome views of the Sydney Harbour including the Iconic Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Another positive about this location is that it is very close to all major Sydney attractions like the Sydney Opera House, etc.

Clifftop’s Philip Island, is perched between the sea and the sky and offers breath-taking views of the Smith’s Beach, Pyramid Rock, Bass Strait and the rolling farmland. Its location is exceptional given that it is quite close to the Melbourne Central Business District. Visitors are also likely to be thrilled with the wildlife that has made this spot its home. Clifftop is an ideal site for crafted custom weddings.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is the only five star resort located on Magnetic Island. It overlooks a private marina and picturesque mountains and is a perfect location both for small intimate weddings or large lavish celebrations. Peppers Blue on Blue resort offers a range of beautiful venues including numerous bays around Magnetic Island, lawns on the property or at the sandy beach.

Kewarra Beach Resort and Spa is a romantic nature resort on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef. The resort’s gardens and beachfront locations offer the perfect setting for a great celebration. Its location on the beachfront which boasts of stunning views of the Coral Sea makes the resort an ideal location for an unforgettable wedding.

Be it a romantic wedding, a rustic wedding or simply a wedding on a budget the options are there

5 simple ways to nurture yourself

It isn’t far-fetched to say that a person who cannot nurture herself cannot nurture anyone. To nurture means to cherish, support, encourage someone. Nurturing yourself means making “yourself” the number one priority and taking care of your needs. Given that women mostly play the nurturing role in families and societies it is important that they learn to first nurture themselves.

Women have multiple roles in varied capacities (as a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, professional, etc.) all of which demand a lot of their time and energies. However, in the midst of all these roles and demands every woman must make it a priority to take out time to nurture her own self. Natural and alternate therapies to treat existing ailments, and ways to better your life are available at Green Goodness Co . This is crucial for not only their own happiness but also their family’s.

A good way to start nurturing yourself is by ensuring that you keep yourself healthy. You can begin by eating healthy,  nutritious, wholesome foods suitable for your body type. The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda can help you identify the foods suitable for your body type. Along with good food include some amount of exercise in your daily schedule. It could be walking, running or yoga. In order to maintain a positive self-image you must take care of your looks. Don’t feel guilty and pamper yourself with some massages, pedicures and manicures. Go for that long pending hair treatment.

You must also work at keeping your mind happy and healthy, positive thinking and reading motivational literature can help tremendously. Deep breathing and guided meditation techniques can also help in relaxing the mind and ensuring that you are in a high life condition always. Take care of your soul, think positive thoughts and believe that the forces of the universe are there to protect you and to take care of you.

If involved in a profession try and enjoy what you do and give it your 100 percent. Along with your profession pick up a hobby to get your creative juices flowing, it could be anything, either art, craft, dance or music.

Smile at the world and the world will smile back at you. Also don’t miss any opportunity to laugh out loud with your kids, family and friends. Life is too short so enjoy it till you have it.