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8 Beauty Products to Help You Sleep Better

A good night’s sleep does wonders for your body and mind but it’s not always easy to get those much-needed Z’s. Instead of resorting to sleeping medication, you can invest in a few beauty products that will help you sleep better.

1. Dream Cream (Lush)
Last year, the popularity of Lush’s Dream Cream exploded when several mums came forward with their personal stories about how this cream got rid of their baby’s eczema. Dream cream is made from oat milk and cocoa butter which makes it perfect for even sensitive skin types. What’s more, this cream contains lavender, rose and chamomile which are soothing and relaxing essential oils. Smooth the cream all over your skin before you go to bed to help you get your beauty sleep.

2. Quiet Night Relaxing Balm (Lather)
Lather’s Quiet Night Relaxing Balm is an aromatherapy balm that contains lavender, ylang ylang and calendula essential oils. These oils help to calm the senses and promote deep sleep. This night balm does not contain synthetic fragrances and its mild natural scent makes it ideal for winding down after a long day. Just before you go to bed, apply a dab to your temples and breathe deeply to relax your body and mind and drift off to sleep.

3. Beauty Sleep Body Butter (Neal’s Yard Remedies)
Neal’s Yard Remedies offers a rich body butter that has a nourishing base of sunflower oil, cocoa seed butter and shea butter. The Beauty Sleep Body butter also contains ylang ylang essential oil – studies show that this oil has a sedative effect as it helps to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. This blend of calming essential oils and nourishing butters will help you get a good night’s sleep and wake up to softer smoother skin. To improve the efficacy of this body butter, warm a small amount between your hands and then massage it into your arms and body.

4. Twilight Bath Bomb (Lush)
The Twilight Bath Bomb by Lush is the perfect way to end a long and stressful day. Slide into the pink-lavender water and you will instantly feel your mental and physical stress evaporate. Twilight Bath Bomb contains lavender oil and tonka bean extract which promote relaxation and restfulness. Use the bath bomb with warm water to enjoy a relaxing soak. By the time you are done, your skin will be soft and smooth and you will feel drowsy and ready for some much needed shuteye.

5. Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution (Dr. Teal’s)
Dr. Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution is made from Epsom salt (Magnesium sulphate) and lavender essential oil. Studies show that magnesium plays an important role in the alleviation of pain, especially muscle aches and pain. To use this soaking solution, you will need to add 2 cups of the salt to a warm bath and then soak in it for 20 minutes or so. This essential oils in this soak will also help to soothe your senses and ease your stress.

6. Beauty Bear Age DefyPillow (Nurse Jamie)
The Beauty Bear Age Defy Pillow by Nurse Jamie is an anti-wrinkle pillow with a silky satin finish that is suitable for even the most delicate of skin types. The unique design of this pillow provides neck and lumbar support and helps to reinforce good sleeping habits. Improving sleep quality also helps to minimize wrinkles and gives you skin that is healthier and looks smoother.

7. Organic Therapy Massage Bar (Lush)
Lush’s Organic Therapy Massage Bar contains organic cocoa butter and shea butter as well as sweet orange, neroli and lavender essential oils. The bar is simple to use – all you need to do is massage your skin with it so that the oils and butters melt right into your skin. The mild soothing lavender and neroli scents will help you relax after a long day and slip into dreamland effortlessly.

8. Sweet Slumber Dream Cream (Rad Soap Co.)
Sweet Slumber Dream Cream by Rad Soap Co. contains shea butter, rice bran oil, safflower oil and lavender and chamomile extracts. It also contains plant-based melatonin extracts which are known to promote sleep. Before you go to bed, apply a generous amount of this cream to your skin and then massage it into your skin using gentle, circular motions. Use this cream on a regular basis to help you ease into a natural sleep cycle.

Sleep has a tremendous impact on your skin which is why your skin looks dry and sallow if you don’t get a good night’s sleep. Inadequate sleep also has a negative impact on your overall health and wellness and can increase your risk of serious health issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In addition to getting proper sleep, you can take a few additional steps to look and feel radiant every day.

Author Bio – Anita Fernandes
Anita Fernandes has been writing extensively on health and wellness for over a decade. She has expertise in nutrition, fitness, public health, and weight loss and has contributed content to a variety of leading digital health publishers. Anita has a unique perspective on healthy living and lifestyle, as she has battled and overcome eating disorders and obesity. She shares her experiences in an effort to help others overcome the physical and mental health problems that can sometimes seem insurmountable.


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Product Review + Giveaway!
One Tribe Apparel Harem Pants

First things first I just want to say that I LOVE Boho style, LOVE Thai food, and dream of going to Thailand someday. So I’m very excited to bring you this product review of One Tribe Apparel’s Boho Harem Pants. I chose the Black Classic Elephant Harem Pants because I love that the company gives a portion of their proceeds back to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai (they also support Thai locals by providing jobs, as all of their pants are made in Thailand – double bonus!)

I will admit, this is my first pair of this type of Boho Harem Pants, and I was a little nervous trying them on. I wasn’t sure if they would be flattering – especially since there were just two sizes to choose from – Standard and Large. Being petite, I chose the Standard size. And it turns out, they fit great! The waistband is elastic, and the pants themselves are very flowy so having just two sizes makes sense and actually makes it easier so I don’t have to know my measurements and worry about ordering the correct size.

Comfort! The next best thing other than being stylish, is these pants are soooo comfortable! I’m going on a trip next week and I cannot wait to wear these on the plane. The fabric is 100% cotton, very soft and breathable. That makes these pants perfect for travel, yoga, or just day to day casual wear. They can be dressed up or dressed down which is also nice; very versatile.

Overall, these are definitely worth the money – they are affordable and you are helping a great cause in the process! The entire process from ordering to receiving emails (and fast shipping!) was flawless. One Tribe Apparel’s customer service was great – they seem like a very genuine company that cares not only about their customers, but about giving back as well.

One Tribe Apparel Boho Harem Pants Giveaway!

One Tribe Apparel wants to give away a pair of Boho Harem pants to one lucky winner! Fill out the form below for your chance to win! The contest runs until September 6th. Winner will receive their choice of pattern and size from One Tribe Apparel’s Web Store.

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Best Ingredients For Natural Skin Rejuvenation

The sad truth is that a great number of skincare and beauty products use ingredients that are harmful for our health. Ingredients that are made with chemicals clog the pores and your skin can’t effectively get rid of the toxins. The result – increased number of acne and faster signs of aging.

In order for your skin to be truly healthy without any side effects, you need to turn to natural ingredients. Of course, some natural ingredients are more effective than others and opting for the best ones will ensure rejuvenated skin.

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Why natural ingredients?
Luckily, there are so many natural skin care products nowadays. It used to be harder finding one. The reason why you should try natural skin products is because their natural ingredients truly beautify your skin, make it more resistant to UV radiation and stimulate your immune system. Without any side effects! If you persist in using this type of products and ingredients that could be easily found in your kitchen, you will notice how many of your skin problems disappear for good.

1. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is excellent for hydrating your skin and it also has anti-inflammatory effects. Your skin will be smoother while the natural agents in it will help the skin form its natural barrier. If you have dry, itchy skin or diseases like psoriasis or eczema, this is the oil for you. If you treat your scalp with coconut oil and cover your head with a plastic shower cap, you could get rid of psoriasis in a day or two. Coconut oil is easy to find – it is packed in jars and is usually placed in the cooking aisle in stores.

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2. Beta Carotene
We all know that the sun can do a lot of damage to our skin even though we enjoy lying on the beach. That’s why beta carotene is excellent for fighting sun exposure negative effects. It is pretty easy to put beta carotene in your body – you should simply eat a lot of orange, yellow and red vegetables and fruits, such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, carrots, and apples. Your body will then convert beta carotene into vitamin A, which is necessary for protection against sun damage. Vitamin A also takes part in healing wounds and helps cell recovery. If you use topical beta carotene, it will definitely do a lot of good to your skin.

3. Tea tree
When it comes to skin inflammation, breakouts, and redness, tea tree is a great natural remedy. Typical acne treatments can be too aggressive but tea tree is mostly highly tolerated. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties are very effective. Thanks to its phytochemicals, this is one of the most popular skin care ingredients. There are 230 different plant species, and all of them originate from Australia. Its components are capable of getting through the pores of your skin and even mucus membranes, which means it’s an excellent home remedy for acne.

4. Oatmeal
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and it provides effective eczema relief. Its chemical, including beta-glucans, starches, and avenanthramides successfully fight rashes. However, keep in mind that not every type of oatmeal is produced equal. You should look for colloidal oatmeal – a powder made with grinding. Its size and quality is what makes oatmeal so effective. It is then possible to blend it with water to make a paste. Products made of colloidal oatmeal are very gentle, which means they are safe for your skin as they don’t cause allergic reactions or any type of irritation. If you regularly use a moisturizer that contains this valuable ingredient, you won’t need topical steroids very often.

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5. Soy
Soy is one of the most beloved natural ingredients because it improves collagen production in our skin and inhibits that ugly, bad pigmentation. The reason is in soybeans – there are numerous chemicals in them that have a highly positive effect on the skin, including isoflavones, fatty acids, and antioxidants. The legume, on the other hand, also produces phytoestrogens and estrogens which deal with skin problems caused by menopause. Estrogen decreases in a woman’s body after menopause, which also leads to dull skin. Typical estrogens are usually used to decrease pigmentation caused by UV radiation. However, it is also possible to use soy even though it may not give as effective results as retinoids. Still, it is widely used by patients who would like to try other options, not just retinoids. Like all other natural ingredients listed here, soy-based products act as natural plastic surgery procedures, which is why it’s so popular.

6. Apple cider vinegar
This is very cheap but unbelievably useful skin care products. It has numerous uses, including clearing skin problems, removing acne, killing pathogens and even having antifungal properties. Even Hippocrates, “the father of modern medicine”, mentioned using apple cider vinegar for treating skin sores and even cleaning ulcerations. Apple cider vinegar also contains potassium, magnesium and acetic acid, which detoxify your body if you consume it. It actually improves liver function and balances good and bad bacteria in your stomach.

7. Raw honey
Raw honey is a magnificent acid. It is a natural source of vitamins, enzymes, acids, and nutrients, so it successfully deals with breakouts, hydrates your skin and heals wounds. It is also effective in reducing scars and fighting rashes and even allergies. If you look for raw honey, it means it should be unprocessed, unpasteurized and unheated. The majority of honey that you can find in stores is not raw – most of their healing nutrients have been destroyed during the processing. So, in case you need to deal with psoriasis, dandruff, bacterial infections, burns, wounds, and many other medical conditions, raw honey could be the answer. You can also use it as a homemade remedy to treat acne as its suitable for both sensitive and mixed types of skin. Just take half of a teaspoon of raw honey, warm it between your hands and then apply it on your face. Leave it for some 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. If you want to use it as an exfoliator during winter months, then add two cups of raw honey to your bath. Soak in the bath for 15 minutes, then add one cup of baking soda and soak for another 15 minutes.

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8. Shea butter
This is a great solution for itchy or inflamed skin, which is why shea butter is a frequent ingredient in many moisturizers. As it’s rich with fatty acids, it is incredibly effective in hydrating skin. These acids also calm your inflamed and irritated skin, so if you suffer from eczema, this is the ingredient to look for. Shea butter rarely causes skin allergies, which makes it a perfect choice for even most sensitive skin types.

Our skin is constantly bombarded by external influence and the environment. The smog, the stress, the junk food we eat and even the products we use to treat our skin do us harm. True, it is difficult to find a skin care product which is mostly natural and contains at least a few natural ingredients. But it doesn’t mean you should give up trying. It’s time you realize that nature really is your best friend and sticking to it will only do you good. By becoming aware of natural ingredients that could do wonders for your skin without harming it at all, you will be more effective in facing skin issues. Not to mention your skin will show off its health – it’s something that can’t be faked.

Article written by:
Mia Johnson
Freelance writer & Fitness Expert From Sydney, Australia
miajohnson067@gmail.com


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Winter Skincare Regimen for Healthy and Radiant Skin

Saying that achieving radiant skin in such harsh conditions is a challenging feat would almost be an understatement. We’re going to be perfectly candid with you – it is going to take a lot of work and a plethora of great products as well as lifestyle habits, so buckle up. If you want your skin to weather the season and come out swinging, you’re going to have to do the necessary legwork, have perseverance, be consistent and diligent, so let’s start, because if not now, when?

A double cleanse will save the day
More than during any other season, makeup-induced clogged pores can make a mess that will take you more than a month to fix. In order to avoid that, make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly until you see not even a smidge of makeup on your towel as you pat your face dry. Micellar waters are fine for the summer and even fall, but winter calls for heavier artillery. You need something creamy, like a milk makeup remover, coconut oil or the much raved about Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. It’s easy to use, leaves your skin nourished and hydrated – all the things we want – and most importantly, ready for the next step.
Your face wash needs to be superb, and by superb, we mean gentle but thorough. Something from the foamy wash family will do just fine, just make sure it contains zero alcohol. Even if you have oily skin, you do not want alcohol in your face wash. Now, one of the most highly recommended products for that extra mile is the Foreo Luna Play Plus, which works like a charm with gel and foam-based washes, removes every smidge of dirt and unclogs the pores. It has been tried and tested, and it gets all the thumbs up. Plus, it gently exfoliates the skin every time you use it, thanks to the bristles and the vibration, so you don’t have to do the extra exfoliating step.

Don’t even think about skipping this step
Investing in a high-quality serum is the best decision you can make, so make it. Serums are powerful active-ingredient packed products of light consistency. Their job is to penetrate to the dermis and make sure to hydrate the second layer of the skin, so your nourishment goes deeper than the epidermis. The best part is, there are different serums for different needs – some combat signs of aging, others provide hydration, and then there are those that battle acne, sun spots – so whatever is preventing your skin from getting its radiance and healthiness – the serum will combat it. Top things off with a good and nourishing winter face cream – as you still do need something to ‘feed’ the epidermis, and you’re done for the night.

The legwork
We did say that it will take more than topical solutions to get that skin to shine. The phrase that beauty comes from within has never resonated more true. As much as we need vitamins, antioxidant and coenzyme q10 in our topical solutions, we need them in our bodies as well. That’s why there are so many vitamin and amazing coq10 supplements for radiant skin. The drinkable skincare trend has never been more popular, and there is a good reason for it. We live hectic lives and we often don’t get the chance to get a sufficient amount of nutrients, even when we do turn to superfoods that are specifically designed to give us glowing skin. A little extra help is always welcome, and as medical professionals say “In many ways, you can accomplish a lot more with supplements than you can with creams”.

More beauty from within
Even though it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, there is no excuse to give up on your exercise routine. Yes, this is yet one of those challenging ways in which you get your skin to glow. The connection between the inner state of our body and our skin is inextricable, so if you’re sluggish on the inside, it will reflect on your skin. Therefore, pick a physical activity of your choice, get that body moving, break out a good sweat and get rid of all those toxins piling up inside your system. You will see the result in the form of light and beaming skin in no time.

Bonus tip:
If you do have a tendency to wear full coverage foundations, here’s a little trick that will make even them looking luminous without being greasy. Just a drop of your favorite facial oil will slightly dilute the product and make it go on much smoother and satin-y than usual. And, with the oil, you get the coverage and the skin nourishment. As for your daytime routine, make sure you repeat everything you do during the evening. Just, instead of the serum, apply your oil before the cream and you’re good to go.

Scarlet is a passionate writer and regular contributor at highstylife.com interested in fashion, lifestyle, and health. She loves traveling, you could say that she is a real travel addict, especially when she has a chance to visit some exotic destinations. She would tell you that inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places.


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5 Simple Things You Can Do To Feel Radiant Every Day

Your daily routine probably revolves around completing your schedule and doing everything you can to reach your goals. Since that’s an enjoyable but long and tiresome process, it can often make you feel like less than a beauty queen. In turn, when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t find yourself as radiant as you used to, your confidence and motivation can waver. You don’t need to make major lifestyle changes to feel beautiful and happy again, though. There are five simple things to add to your routine which will freshen you up and keep you going.

Exercise, exercise, exercise

If you want to feel fresh and radiant, the best thing you can do for your body is to work out. Exercising will help you stay in shape, but will also rid you of negative energy. The tension you’ve been holding in your muscles will be released, and you’ll feel like a whole new person.

A lack of energy won’t be a problem anymore, either, as you’ll be sufficiently pumped up to face the whole day. So with the right workout plan, be ready to become a radiant, happy, and healthy woman who takes no prisoners.

Change up your skincare routine

Simply put, if your skin is glowing, you will be too. Blemishes, pimples, blackheads, and the bags under your eyes can make you feel less confident and more anxious. So, in order to regain your glow, take care of your skin. Start by drinking enough water and let it clear itself a little, then add something else to the routine.

The perfect remedy is a rejuvenating face mask. You can choose from the numerous face scrubs and masks you see at the store, or you can make a natural one at home. Whatever you decide, your skin will be grateful for it and it will show. A mask has the power to lift all the sweat and tiny spectacles of dirt you might have accumulated, making you shine once more. Your look can be completed with some make-up, but if you take care of your skin well enough, you won’t want it to interfere with your natural radiance.

Peak into your closet

Your wardrobe situation can be the difference between feeling powerful and sexy and being self-conscious and unenthusiastic about anything. Take a close look at your closet and see what you’re working with. Clear out the clothes you’ve stopped wearing or simply don’t like anymore, and keep only the ones that make you happy.

Spending some time thinking of creative ways to pair your clothes can also lift your spirits. Sometimes a good outfit is all you need to feel as radiant as ever. If making new combinations out of your old clothes didn’t help, shopping definitely will. Treating yourself to something new and showing it off the next day can definitely have the desired effect on your mood.

Take a look at your nutrition

The basis of a radiant look is how you eat. If you choose healthy foods that fuel your muscles with protein and aid your skin with vitamins, you’ll have the complexion you’re after. The food we eat daily is often full of chemicals which can make us bloated, tired, and cranky.

To cleanse your body, give it something healthy to digest. As well as cutting sugars and soda out of your diet, you can substitute your snack for a daily detox smoothie. Your favourite fruits and veggies will supply the vitamins, while a spoonful of tasty casein, along with other dairy products, will add the necessary protein for your muscles. After a bit, you’ll feel much lighter, more energetic, and absolutely radiant.

Make sure to get enough sleep
The simplest way to feel fresh and radiant is to get a full night’s sleep. This is something most people skip since there’s always something more important to do and some errand to run. Getting enough sleep, though, guarantees your body is rested and ready for the upcoming challenges.

This is the time where the body repairs itself and has enough tie to process the events of that day. Sleeping enough makes you more energetic and helps clear the bags under your eyes. It also gives you the motivation and strength to keep moving while making you feel like the most beautiful and radiant woman on Earth.

In conclusion, being radiant every day means you need to put yourself first. Taking care of yourself is the most important trick you can incorporate to your routine. When you’re healthy, happy, and feel pretty, the whole world is at your feet. Don’t give up on that feeling just because your schedule might get busy. You deserve to be the most radiant lady in your life, but only you can make that happen.


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