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    New Year Cleanse: How to detox your skin

    New Year Cleanse: How to detox your skin

    As the celebrations after New Year and holidays come to an end, we start fretting about all the food and makeup that went in and on the body during that time. The best way to get rid of the toxins is by cleansing the body with a “detox”.

    You must have opted for detoxification at some point of time in life, by trying diet detox through juice cleansing, detox tea or constrained meal plans. But have you ever thought of detoxifying the biggest organ in your body?

    Skin needs detox every few days, as it is very sensitive part of the body and it easily gets affected by disturbance or malfunctioning of any other part of body. Skin looks dull or breakouts after a stressful event, or after vacation that involved extended exposure to dust and sun, or when you sleep with makeup on, or if you eat too much oily food. All this causes the pores to get clogged.

    A facial detox means first treating face to help remove all toxins, pollutants and dead skin cells from skin, then moisturising it and allowing it to revitalize.

    Here are the most convenient ways to detox your skin from inside out that your skin would love.

    1. Drink plenty of water - Drinking 8-10 glasses of water is the regular recommended intake. For detox, you should drink more fluid to achieve a glowing and hydrated skin. You may also include lemon water with honey in morning and green tea in afternoon as a part of your daily routine. They are antioxidant rich and fight free radicals and reduce signs of ageing.

    2. Probiotics - Adding good probiotic to your daily meals cleanses the skin from inside out. Stronger immunity and regular bowel movements result in better long-term health and toxin-free skin.

    3. Fibre - Increasing the fibre content in diet has numerous benefit for your skin. Eat a lot of seasonal fruits and green vegetables.

    4. Exercise - Energetic and vigorous exercise increases lymph flow and circulation to help sweat out toxins. By working out, oxygen is transferred to all parts of body and aids the elimination of toxins through the lungs. So exercise for at least an hour a day to detoxify.

    5. Natural Cosmetics - After taking care of the basic measures, you need to focus on what goes inside through your skin. You must select cosmetic products free from parabens, chemicals, unsafe preservatives, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and acrylic polymers. Buying few authentic and organic skincare essentials is much better than buying endless, expensive, chemical-based products. Try products from Satliva, they believe that Nature is the best nurture and have developed exclusive products with Hemp.

    The regeneration of cells and toxins processing takes place while our body is resting, therefore before going to bed, apply Hemp with Jojoba Body Oil or Hemp with Moringa Body oil for maximising the benefits. Hemp Seed Oil provides the required Omega and Amino acids to enhance skin suppleness and soothes the skin against rashes, bruises, or any dark spots.

    6. Healthy skincare regime – Boost your skincare regime by using natural products according to your skin type and requirement. It all begins with cleansing well. We’d recommend Activated Charcoal and Shea Butter body soap bar, which traps gunk and excessive oil to clear and cleanse clogged pores. It gently exfoliates and is very effective in preventing acne and backheads.

    Use non-comedogenic oils such as Jojoba and Moringa, in combination with detoxifying essential oils like Neroli. Hemp with Neroli Body Butter is perfect solution for sensitive, dry and sun-damaged skin.

    Hemp with Jojoba Body Oil creates a moisture barrier and prevent skin from drying and helps cure irritated and inflamed skin. It act as a natural cleanser and doesn’t clog the pores.

    Cocoa Bliss Body Butter with Peppermint is very effective in restoring the elasticity and glow of dull skin. It improves the hydration and skin texture. Offering anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral qualities, Beeswax reduces skin irritations, fine lines and wrinkles.

    Exfoliate atleast 2-3 times a week to prevent buildup, use sunscreen and always wash off makeup before going to bed. Following a healthy regime improves long-term skin health while nourishing and keeping it supple and young.

    Everyday pollutants, dirt, chemicals, makeup, unbalanced diet and hormonal disorders contribute to inner toxicity in skin and it shows up on our faces with in the form of breakouts, blemishes, inflammation, dry patches or flakiness.

    The key to any detox is implementing it into your everyday life and enjoy the process, and feel better with results. You may not be able to say 'no' every time to cheesy food, fried delicacies, or spicy chat, but you can always say 'yes' to daily skin cleansing and moisturising routine, use of quality skin care essentials. Tweaking your routine with these minor changes, will have long term lasting results and you won’t have to worry about detox!

    Make and keep this resolution this New Year!

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.

    Why You Should Be Using Face Oil

    Why You Should Be Using Face Oil

    It is a common myth that face oil will cause acne breakout and flare ups. The truth is that if the face oil you are using is natural, cold-pressed and non-comedogenic, it will boost hydration and treat acne-causing infections. Oils are easily absorbed by the skin and make it soft and supple from within. Right oil for your skin type will also help regulate sebum production, reduce blemishes and prevent future acne-breakouts.

    What is a facial oil?

    You definitely cannot apply your kitchen oil or a mustard oil on face. A face oil contains either one or a combination of plant or seed oils that can be used on the face or body.

    Facial oils are meant to hydrate and nourish the skin to achieve rejuvenated and radiant skin. Face oil is not meant just for dry skin, as it helps retain right skin balance and restore skin suppleness in all skin types.

    Facial oil is formulated especially for your face, so it won’t clog your pores. Contrary to general belief, they will help remove impurities from clogged pores and flush out toxins. This might initially trigger some acne initially. But over the period of time, your face skin will be deeply cleansed and pores tightened with a healthy appearance and natural glow.

    What are Comedogenic ratings?

    Non-comedogenic oil implies that it has a low potential to clog pores and the oil is suitable for all skin types. The comedogenic rating helps you know which oil will give you the desired result, especially if you have an oily skin. To be considered a non-comedogenic oil, oil rating should be less than 2 or equal.

    Let's look at the ratings:

    0 - Will Not Clog Pores

    1 - low

    2 - moderately low

    3 - moderate

    4 - fairly high

    5 - high

    Hemp seed oil and Moringa oil have 0 rating, making them one of the better choices.

    How does a face oil work?

    Application of face oil can help to achieve healthy and radiant skin for all skin types. Face oil is full of nutrients like vitamin C, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. When oil is applied, these nutrients penetrate the skin to build a resilient skin layer known as the lipid barrier. This layer protects the skin for all climatic issues. But you should know the correct way to apply them and to choose the right oil(s) for your skin type.

    Basic Tips: How to Apply Face Oils

    Here are some basic tips to help you get the most out of your face oils.

    1. When to apply oil?

    Face oil should be applied based on your skin’s requirements. We recommend that it is best to use face oil overnight, after cleansing. Oils help clear clogged pores off impurities and toxins. However, when used during the day when the exposure to pollutants and dust is at the peak, it can work otherwise and choke clogged pores.

    1. Dab or pat oil into the skin

    You should not rub the oil on your face like you apply moisturiser. Rather, it should be dabbed or patted on the skin, so that it enters the pores and not slide on skin surface. This ensures oil is penetrated inside the skin offering more benefits. If you notice some dry spots, oil can be applied to those spots as well.

    1. Use just a few drops

    Face oils are super rich in terms of concentrated amounts of nutrients. It means little goes a long way. For your face, just 2-3 drops of oil is enough to spread over the face and deliver the benefits your skin needs.

    How do you find the right oil for you?

    The key to using face oils and achieving the required benefits comes from choosing the right oil or blend for your skin type. Here we have tried to do an elaborate study of what's recommended for different skin types-

    • Aging Skin

    With age, the skin produces less oil, and get dried more easily. This causes wrinkles for many. Facial oils can reduce your wrinkles because they contain antioxidants, preventing water loss and keeping the skin hydrated. Antioxidants boost collagen production resulting in skin elasticity and reducing fine lines.

    Recommendation: Moringa and rosemary with tea tree oil. Try Satliva mango fresh face butter with rosemary oil.

    • Dry/Dehydrated Skin

    When you have dry skin that gets affected with change in weather, face oils can absorb quickly and moisturize deeply to smoothen your skin. For dehydrated skin, use a hydrating serum first, followed by a moisturizing oil to lock in all of the benefits of the serum.

    Recommendation: Maracuja, argan, olive, sunflower, jojoba and coconut. Try Hemp with jojoba face and body oil by Satliva.

    Oily/acne prone skin

    Certain oils can help balance your skin’s oil production, get rid of excess oil and reduce the pores. Some oils can dissolve excess sebum and remove grime and fats from pores, thus minimizing the breakouts.

    Recommendation: Macadamia, jojoba, tea tree, lavender and camellia flower oil.
    Try Satliva Hemp with Moringa Face and Body Oil

    • Sensitive/damaged Skin

    Free radical–fighting antioxidants protect your skin against damage. Products containing primrose oil or those with a vitamin E base protect reduce the damage caused by sun and pollution. Its not a substitute of sunscreen. Face oils have anti-inflammatory properties so they can calm the skin and reduce rashes or any kind of skin irritation.

    Recommendation: Primrose, Moringa, Jojoba

    CONCLUSION

    Facial oil are versatile oils, suitable for all skin types as it can protect skin from harmful pollutants. Face oil  may be one of those things you haven’t tried yet, but surely try it before planning your skin regimen this time.

    Our recommendation goes with cold-pressed, non-comedogenic and nutrient-dense natural Satliva oils.

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upword Media.

    Rejuvenation made easy by Satliva - Hemp

    Rejuvenation made easy by Satliva - Hemp

    Shampoo Bars - The Best Alternative To Chemical Infused Shampoos

    Shampoo Bars - The Best Alternative To Chemical Infused Shampoos

    Have you heard of the “no-poo” method?

    Don’t get me wrong! I mean NO-shamPOO.

    No-shampoo practice requires you to forgo shampooing your hair, in favor of using natural, no chemical methods to wash.

    While it sounds great to get rid of the nasty ingredients in shampoos, it can be a tricky road without knowing the best alternatives.

    Don’t fret! We are here to help.

    Why you should stop using shampoos?

    Largely saying, there are two main reasons 

    • Harmful ingredients

    Water and harsh detergents make up most of a commercial shampoo’s formulation, with moisturizing emollients and natural extracts often adding up to a meager 1 percent.

    • Creates natural-oil imbalance

    Conventional shampoos strip the scalp of its natural oils, that is critical to protect scalp and hair. When these natural oils are regularly stripped, our oil glands try to make up for it by producing even more oil, thus leaving our hair feeling greasy and in need of more often washes.

    So, what is the best alternative to commercial shampoo?

    While there are many alternatives like soap nuts, baking soda, clay, honey, dry shampoo, the most popular among them is the shampoo bar.

    Think of shampoo bars as solid shampoo or a bar meant for hair, without toxins like SLS, PEG, pesticide and preservatives, well most of the time. They are meant for all types of hair and often contain oils like shea, cocoa and avocado oil, that known to improve hair health and provide nourishment.

    There is often a transition period when you switch from chemical laden shampoos to natural shampoo bars. Different people experience differently during the transition period.

    As you begin using shampoo bars, your hair and scalp may initially become oily or dry or keep switching between the two poles. You may experience more frizz, unmanageable hair with slight buildup around the hair shaft. Your hair has a way of saying it that it has forgotten how to perform its own job.

    You will be tempted to go south, and start using conventional shampoos again. But remember, that this is just a short period to help your hair re-learn and long-term health is more important than temporary looks.

    This transitional period can last for just a week and up to a few weeks. It really depends on how damaged your hair is, how frequently you used harmful products and sometimes you can just blame it on your genetics.

    What are the benefits?

    There’s been mixed reviews about these bars, but it really just depends on what shampoo bar you use.

    Use natural shampoo bars with healthy oils and no chemicals like Satliva, to experience following benefits.

    • Contain all-natural ingredients.
    • Help you regain softness and natural sheen
    • Natural ingredients improve volume and hair shaft strength.
    • Tend to lather better than all-natural liquid shampoos.
    • Don't contain added preservatives. Having said that, they can go rancid over time and thus have a limited shelf life.
    • Convenient to carry and use while traveling.
    • Last a long time, in comparison to liquid shampoo or conventional shampoo, and less expensive.

    What you should be looking for?

    While most of these solid bars of shampoo are made with natural ingredients sans the harsh chemicals, there are some exceptions.

    It might be a little overwhelming at first, but you just need to read the ingredients carefully and steer clear of harmful ingredients in the shampoo bars. 

    Here are some of the facts to be aware of when buying the shampoo bars 

    • Cold-pressed:  The soaps using fixed oil with alkali to achieve saponification, are the best gentle shampoo bars, rich in nourishing fats (like oils and butters) and are often chemical free. These soaps generally have a limited shelf life as they do not use any preservatives.
    • Surfactant: Soap containing a surfactant will often provide the most lather, because surfactants are a compound of detergents which cause bubbling or foaming (aka lather). Common surfactant soaps often contain SLS or sodium laureth sulphate (SLES). SLS/SLES can help remove the dirt, oil, and bacteria hair, but cause dry, itchy and irritated scalp and are therefore recommended to use with a conditioner. SLS/ SLES have been linked to increase health risks and should be one of the first things to be wary of when buying a shampoo bar.
    • Perfumes and dyes: While it makes your shampoo bar look and smell pretty, these chemicals pose serious health hazards. Look for shampoo that use essential oils for exhilarating smell without any artificial colors. It is easy to miss out on these sneaky ingredients as they are often not disclosed under the name of “trade secret”, so keep your eyes open. 

     

    All in all, natural shampoos like hemp-based Satliva shampoo bars with Argan oil, not only get you away from the health risks of synthetic shampoo, but they also help your hair to return to a naturally soft, hydrated and healthy state.

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upword Media.

    Do you know which is better for your skin? Body Butter Vs Lotion Vs Oil.

    Do you know which is better for your skin? Body Butter Vs Lotion Vs Oil.

    While body butter, body lotion and body oil are all meant to serve the common purpose of moisturizing the skin, we often debate about their benefits and usage.

    Until recently, I was never able to understand that my skin had different requirements in different conditions. I would just try to quench the thirst of my skin with the good old body lotion without truly looking at the ingredients, and their purpose.

    Let’s understand each of them individually quickly first here and then take a deep dive.

    Body Butter

    The ultra-rich and creamy textured body butters are usually made from natural, plant based butters, beeswax and certain oils. They are great alternatives to lotions for intensive moisturizing without chemicals and preservatives.

    Try Satliva’s body and face butters with hemp seed oil, natural mango or cocoa butter and essential oils, that are great, not just for winters but also for alleviating certain skin condition.

    Body Oil

    As the name suggests, body oils are primarily mix of different oils, with minimum to no preservatives. These highly concentrated potions penetrate much deeper into skin, as opposed to creams and lotions.

    The natural oils have the property to remove dirt and pollutants from skin pores and unclog the skin pores, giving your skin a natural glow, while maintaining uni-tone.

    However, the oils should be carefully selected and checked on comedogenic rating. Low comedogenic value suggests that it will not block the pores, where as high comedogenic value will clog.

    We would recommend cold pressed, non-comedogenic oils like Satliva Body oils, which use premium and freshly extracted hemp seed oil from Himalayas. Added bonus, Satliva products are completely chemical free and use essential oil for fragrance and spa like rejuvenation.

    Body Lotion

    While most of the world loves lotions, we hardly realize the chemicals that we are allowing to enter our bloodstream with every use. They are popular due to their light texture, that allows them to go deeper quickly for easy moisturizing. 

    Take a look at the table below for more detailed comparison that will help you to correctly map based on your requirement and product features.

     

    Written By Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.