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Healthy Skin, Tips & Tricks

Homemade Regenerative Face Mask

Ingredients:

1 Aloe Vera Leaf

1 tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Soft Gel CoQ10

1 tbsp Jojoba Oil

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Apply the composition on your clean skin and leave it on for 20-25 min to be completely absorbed.

Remove the mask using warm water. Follow up with thermal water or your regular moisturizer.

Benefits:

  • Anti Aging
  • Regenerative
  • Soothing/ Calming Effect
  • Boost Collagen
  • Nourishing

 

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It’s all about choices?

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Isn’t it interesting how our life can turn one way or another because of our choices? Most of the time we don’t even take the time to really think about what we choose, it’s almost like an instant action.

Take that shirt, choose that food, hang with those people…Have you ever thought how your life would have been if you had chosen differently? Different friends, different lifestyle, different places, different boyfriend…

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It’s fascinating how a few seconds can change a person’s life forever? Think about the people who in a challenging situation react without thinking just based on their emotions. Saying bad, hurtful words to the ones they love, doing bad things for some fast coming money, lying because it seems more convenient or even crime that can cost them their life, freedom and happiness.

Have you ever wondered about how your life would have been if…? Do you have a few things in your life that you wanted to turn out differently?

You maybe need to be healthier? You maybe need more happiness? You need more money maybe? Or maybe you just need to feel like a better person?

We can all change some little things that can have a big impact over time and put us on the right track to get whatever it is that we really want.  Things like being more grateful every day,  which I know it can be hard sometimes. But by switching our thinking from what you don’t have to what we do have and feel happy about it can make our day and the people we interact with so much better.

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Giving a smile to someone in need it’s a powerful thing. Giving a pair of shoes you don’t really wear to someone with no shoes or broken ones  can make their life better. And think about the joy we can spread by doing little good things one at a time …

So here I am trying to be a better version of myself and I hope my thoughts will inspire you to achieve the things you really wish for in your life. 

From my heart to your heart, 
Petruta 
Tips & Tricks

It’s ok, go ahead and have a good…cry

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Crying is a normal human response to a whole range of emotions.

Interestingly, both women and men cry more than we might think. In the United States, women cry an average of 3.5 times per month and men cry an average of 1.9 times a month. Pretty hard to believe, right?

People may try to suppress tears if they see them as a sign of weakness, but science suggests that doing so could mean missing out on a range of benefits:

  • Helps to relieve pain 
  • Releases toxins and relieves stress 
  • Aids sleep
  • Improves vision
  • Self-soothing effects
  • Can help you be more creative

A study from the University of Minnesota( Dr. William Frey), found that crying (triggered by emotions) improves the mood of 88% of people and it can also help with healing, boosting immunity and reducing levels of anger and stress.

Having  a good cry can just make you feel better overall. It’s more effective than any antidepressant.

Crying is scientifically proven to make you fell better. It’s rare that crying will make you feel worse that what prompted you to cry in the first place. It is a release of pent-up energy and emotions. Think of crying as natural therapy!

A good cry might just be the ticket. It releases stress, make us feel better and can help foster creative thinking.  Go ahead and enjoy the benefits of a good cry…if you feel like it.

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Relationships

Relationships – is it really worth the effort?

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Aren’t great relationships supposed to just magically happen?

Well – in fairy tales they do. In real life, they require “keeping a finger on the pulse” and making needed adjustments daily or weekly. The best relationships understand this and when they sense that the relationship’s energy is trending “down”, the correction is starting to me  made.

There’s a little scenario that every relationship goes through. That scenario will occur multiple times in its life-span, and sometimes even multiple times in a week. Hopefully, not in a day – as that could be too much.

Over time, all good relationships go through ups and downs. There are periods where the relationship feels more effortless and then periods where resistance is felt, and more intention is required.

A perfect relationship just doesn’t exist. The question is what do you do when things get hard? Maybe even fall out of love?

poems-about-relationships-complicated-love-for-complex-aqaSome people naturally draw back and it can be hard to help them, because they turn inward. If this happens, we can start to take that personally, as if they are drawing back from us. Actually, it’s just their way of dealing with things. They deal with things through their own process, and that feels foreign to you.

You just choose your own vibe. You accept that this is a stage of your relationship, reflecting what your partner is going through and not personal to you. You need to focus on yourself, your feelings and get to really know yourself. Love yourself in order to be able to love others.

 As a couple, you must both be committed to making the relationship work. That means that, individually, you must commit to work on yourself.

It takes time. It takes work. And it’s entirely worth the effort. Because, at the end of the day, functional relationships teach you how to become a better person—and that’s something you retain whether or not your relationship lasts a lifetime.nothing-i-could-ever-say

Healthy Skin

The best age to start using Retinol, according to the Experts

img_3733What is retinol?

“Retinol is one of the main forms of vitamin A. It is an essential vitamin needed for new cell growth, and the health and maintenance of tissues and skin cells, and plays an integral role in anti-ageing skin care,” explains Tracey Wilmot, director of education.

“Retinol works in three ways: It exfoliates, fights free radicals and aids in production of collagen, one of the essential building blocks of youthful skin.”

In the pursuit of permanently youthful skin, could taking preventative measures too early actually render our efforts futile?

Dr Stefanie Williams, dermatologist and medical director at European Dermatology London 
“If there is no collagen decline happening in the skin, you don’t need to be using a collagen-supporting active ingredient such as retinol too early. I wouldn’t recommend a 24-year-old use retinol products routinely unless his or her skin is prematurely sun-damaged, but it is never too early for preventative measures such as topical antioxidants and sun protection. On the other hand, if somebody in their 40s tells me they have never used a retinol, my heart sinks. She will have missed out on 10 years of topical anti-ageing effects and it is near impossible to make that up.”

Dr Howard Murad, dermatologist
“I always tell my patients they are never too young to care for their skin. Products marketed as anti-ageing typically contain retinol, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid and other exfoliating and hydrating ingredients. These certainly won’t make skin ‘lazy’ but will help to remove the dead layers of skin that contribute to a dull, sallow complexion, fine lines and wrinkles, patchy rough spots and even breakouts. While anti-ageing ingredients may not be appropriate for those who have yet to enter their 20s, they’re ideal for adults who want to be proactive about preventing and treating the visible signs of ageing. The earlier, the better!”

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Von dem Hagen highly recommended incorporating a retinol product into a skin care routine at age 30, three to four times a week. By the 40s, every other night is beneficial and in the 50s, 60s and beyond, incorporate a retinol product five to seven times per week.

“I would advise starting as soon as you see ageing issues arise,” says Abi Cleeve, founder of Skinsense “For most, this is in our late 30s and early 40s, but there is also an argument, depending on your skin type, for starting earlier.”

When used correctly and consecutively, retinol has been shown to deliver results—brighter, smoother skin—in as little as four weeks. However, some people find retinol too harsh on their skin, so they discontinue the treatment before they even see visible results.

“There is a lot of concern about retinol/tretinoin being harsh or irritating to the skin. This is a misunderstanding,” explains Dr. Rogers. “These products stimulate cell turnover, meaning that new cells push out old cells. It’s a wonderful thing! However, if you use too much you will stimulate too much cell turnover, and your skin will get flaky and red.”

So how should you use retinol to achieve the results you’re after and without irritating your skin?

The trick, according to Dr. Rogers, board-certified dermatologist, Heather Rogers is to use less and to start slow. “Retinol is a treatment, not a cream. You do not need to cover your entire face with it. Use a pea-size amount or less and dab a touch on your forehead, cheeks and chin and then massage in. It will feel like half of your face did not get any. Not to worry, the cells talk to each other and the message is passed along. Follow the retinol with your favorite nighttime moisturizer.”

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