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Getting ready for Spring

Just let me say it one more time and I promise to stop…Spring is here!!!

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We can say goodbye to the cold dark winter, officially on the 28th of March when the clock springs forward. For about 2 weeks leading up to 28th March start putting your little ones to bed 15 minutes earlier. Do this slowly, shifting the time every 3 to 4 days. The aim is to move their body clocks so they are falling asleep an hour earlier than before. And just as importantly you will also need to wake your baby 15 minutes earlier in the morning! This will help to regulate their body clock and keep your plan on course. We always try to start our morning with a breath of fresh air, and it really helps. Light is the biggest influencing factor on our body clocks and the production of melatonin, so as soon as you can in the morning get the family outside into the daylight, this will help suppress the sleep hormone and wake your little ones up.

We all know that Spring symbolizes rebirth and can be an opportunity for you to change things in your life or awaken aspects that went dormant during the winter months. The fresh air and sunshine will inspire you to enjoy spring and anticipate summer.

What I found really helpful for my skin during this period is rice bran oil. For a couple of years now, I have been using only organic products and tried to move towards a holistic way of living. It has not been easy but I can definitely see the positive results. Rice bran oil extracted from the thin bran coating of brown rice has been around for centuries. Even today, it is extensively used in many Asian countries like Korea, China, Taiwan and Thailand for cooking, particularly in Japan where it is popularly known as the “Heart Oil” because of its many cardiovascular benefits. The benefits of rice bran oil however, are not limited to the heart. As researchers across the world are discovering, rice bran oil has many nutritive and curative properties that make it beneficial for our overall health. It absorbs really quickly into the skin when applied, which makes it perfect for toddlers (they do not get oil all over your walls). Also you can combine it with aloe-vera powder to form a mask, leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes and see the immediate results.

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Rice bran oil has been known as the beauty secret of East Asian women, and of Japanese, Korean women in particular. In these parts of the world, the oil not only used in cooking but also applied directly to the skin and hair as a beauty regime.

This is my number one beauty tip for beautiful Moms and babies, this Spring. Oh and also, for its skin care properties rice bran oil is also used as a sunscreen agent. 🙂

Ps. You can order the product from here.

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Secret Wonder Baby Products for Mom to use

“Sure, you can pretend that they’re for baby, but once you’ve indulged in that yummy-smelling lotion or super-mild shampoo, deep down you know who’s really going to enjoy using it. And, why shouldn’t you? The best baby lotions, oils, and powders work well on moms, too…Especially when some products that are intended for wee ones work better than what you’ve been paying a premium for in the “adult” aisles?”

Did you know that there is a much cheaper alternative to dry shampoo? If you are in a hurry and do not have time to wash your hair,or you just simply want more volume…Ladies, Use Baby Taclum Powder. It works when you use it on the roots of your hair, but make sure you shake it off properly after 1 minute [Especially if you have dark hair]. I use it when I want my hair to be voluminous. Probably I am not the only one using this method, but to make sure I searched a bit on the internet and, trust me…we are not few  :). The powder will absorb the excess oil and make the hair temporally look less greasy, however do not use talc instead of washing!

Also you can remove greasy stains from a carpet with a combination of talcum powder and patience. Just cover the affected area with talcum powder and wait at least 6 hours for the talcum to absorb the grease. Then vacuum the stain away. Baking soda, or cornstarch may be substituted for the talcum powder. If you have ketchup or bloodstains on fabrics, form a paste out of talcum powder and a bit of water and apply it to the spot.

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The second secret ingredient I’m constantly taking from my baby’s beauty box is Vitamin D oil. Our pediatrician recommended 2 drops of Vitamin D oil for my daughter for her bones and joints. I also found out that VItamin D does miracles for my skin. To back up my theory:  “Vitamin D is a key ingredient for beautiful looking skin,” says Dennis Gross, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City and creator of his namesake skincare line. “Skin, like all organs, needs vital vitamins to function properly—and vitamin D is one of them.”

I just purchased a little bottle of Vitamin D oil from the health food shop. I  apply it on my face and neck, combining it with my avocado extract oil (which is the best). Avocado oil is full of collagen which we all know is good for the skin’s  elasticity. It is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado cause the skin to be suppler, and are thus particularly good for dry or aged skin. I am seriously thinking of using it every day this summer so I can proctect my skin from the harsh sun rays.ulei_avocado_50_ml_adams_vision

 

Fianlly, and I know I am not the only one…I use baby cleaning wet wipes (Pampers Sensitive) for everything. Makeup removal, spot cleaning the spit up on my pants,cleaning the counter, wiping off scuffs on my shoes and of course wipping off the dust.

I know I’m not alone in using kids products for myself

~what products do you use?~

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