‘Thinking you are unable to meditate is a little like thinking you are unable to breathe, or to concentrate or relax.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are
This is the continuation of last month’s post about ‘Mindfulness’ and whether there is a difference compared to mediation. I searched the www for help in clarifying if they are the same thing. Below is one explanation, which I hope helps 🙂
Meditation is when you intentionally set aside time to do something that’s good for you, and there are all kinds of meditations. Mindfulness is both a general awareness of the world and a formal meditation practice. It’s two things, not one. Meditation and mindfulness overlap in mindfulness meditation, which is one of the most popular types of meditation. Source: What’s Actually the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?
If you are still not convinced that you should explore mindfulness/meditation, here are some of the benefits I found: alleviates chronic pain; reduces stress; an, regulates emotions in the brain. In addition, scientists and psychologists are also on board with the idea that these results can be gained by meditating. Source: http://www.awaken.com/2017/01/benefits-of-meditation-2/
Continue reading Meditation Anyone?
♦ HairBlues talks about all sorts of issues dealing with health and well-being. Lately, it seems that ‘Mindfulness’ is all the rage. That’s fine, but, what is it?
One source for the answer to my question stated:
♥ Mindfulness cannot be cultivated by struggle. It grows by realizing, by letting go, by just settling down in the moment and letting yourself get comfortable with whatever you are experiencing. Source: Mindfulness Versus Concentration Continue reading Mindfulness Satisfaction
What remedies have you used lately for your “under eye” issues? This segment is the third post in the series about the best care and remedies for dark circles, puffiness and general “under eye” care.
Here’s what I found about Eye Gel Patches:
1. Eye Gel Patches contain collagen, which help skin look fresh, buoyant, and younger. They are usually made from natural, friendly ingredients and materials that often moisturize and hydrate the skin. Many times, wrinkles form from not drinking enough water. Source: How Eye Gel Patches Can Remove Under Eye Wrinkles | Eye Care Continue reading Are Eye Gel Patches Safe?
This is a follow-up to my April 2017 post about using eye creams. I have often wondered if facial moisturizer is ok to use around my eyes. So I did a little more research .
- The skin around the eye is much softer and sensitive and hence prone to more damage in the form of fine lines, dark circles, puffiness etc.
- Aging makes the skin thinner and hence more vulnerable to genetic and environmental change.
- Most facial moisturizers contain active ingredients that are too harsh for the delicate under eye area.
- an eye cream is lighter in its texture. Since eye creams are more emollient they work better as there are no oil glands present in the skin near the eyes.
- Your dermatologist will be able to identify your skins need and prescribe the right eye cream which will have the right ingredients to boost your appearance. Source: http://blog.myskin.com/insights/can-i-use-my-face-moisturizer-as-an-eye-cream/
Continue reading Moisturizing the delicate skin around your eyes
For some of us, dark circles under our eyes is a beauty issue we would rather not have. As a matter of fact, when I speak with others about this issue, they often don’t know why dark circles appear under their eyes. I am sure you have heard that rubbing your eyes constantly is a cause of dark circles. I was eager to search the www to find out what was available for us to learn. It turns out that the Mayo Clinic had a very simple list of reasons why this occurs. Continue reading Eye Care for Dark Circles – Reasons & Solutions
It came to me recently that some of my Hairblues followers may have allergies to the ‘popular’ beauty products advertised to fix all sorts issues – as well as – the promise of keeping us ‘wrinkle free’ forever and guaranteeing that we can stay youthful looking long after the ages when one thinks of youth.
As a senior citizen, I’m here to tell you that eventually we change, if we are lucky enough to live a long and healthy life. Perhaps more important than all that, do you know what chemicals are in the products that you buy? And, how the companies decide which chemicals/products to use, or not to use, and why? Continue reading Pet Lovers Beauty Products
To celebrate Black History Month I thought you would enjoy some of the various hairstyles and looks African American women have worn to showcase their beauty. I think you will find it quite interesting. Click the source link.
♥ How has Black beauty changed since 1910? Billie Holiday-esque bold lips and an updo decorated with flowers was the go-to look of the ’40s, while the ’70s called for big ‘fros and natural makeup. The ’90s gave us the realness of Janet Jackson’s Poetic Justice braids, but our favorite look may just be today’s, in which women embrace their textured tresses in all their glory.
♥ Source: Black Makeup Trends, African Beauty History
Continue reading Black Makeup Trends, African Beauty History
Recently I had a bad case of chapped lips, and tried several remedies. What I learned is that chapped lips can be caused in various ways: ♥ Medications and supplements, dehydration, licking/biting your lips, and sun exposure.
One of the main ingredients you should look for when selecting a lip balm is: Petroleum. Yes! Vaseline works according to what I read at Livestrong.com Continue reading Chapped Lips Causes & Remedies
How many of us can use a little help when it comes to knowing what skin type we have? As usual, when I search the www I find some useful tips. Check out what CoverGirl has to say. Discover the skin type that best describes your complexion and receive tips on achieving a flawless look once you ID your complexion type.
- NORMAL SKIN
Normal skin usually looks and feels smooth but can also react to changes in the environment: oilier in the summer and drier in the winter.
- DRY SKIN
Dry skin occurs naturally as you age as the oil glands decrease their output. Dryness may also reflect your skin’s sensitivity to skincare products, cleansers, and even your diet or your emotions.
- Choose double-duty foundations that moisturize while helping to smooth the appearance of skin’s surface, like Advanced Radiance or CG Smoothers.e
- Avoid alcohol-based products like harsh toners and astringents. • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturiz! If your skin is extra dry, try a tinted moisturizer as a base for your foundation. Source: Know Your Skin Type | COVERGIRL
Continue reading Skin Beauty Tips
Essential Oils are all the rage among people who are looking for ‘natural’ remedies to aid with all sorts of health and beauty needs. As some of you are already aware, I am an Aromatherapy – Enthusiast, which has led me to explore learning more about these oils, that come from flowers, plants, seeds and roots.
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), of which I am a recent member, suggest some safety guidelines before applying these oils to your skin. NAHA also states that Hydrosols are effective toners. Hydrosols are less concentrated forms of the essential oils. Continue reading Carrot Seed Oil for Mature Skin