Well Being

Articles on Health, Skincare, Haircare and Spirituality

10 Asian Super Fruits For Good Health & Skin

Since my teenage years when I lost several people I loved to various illnesses, I embarked on a quest to understand the effects of fruits and vegetables on our well being. I traveled all over the world and discovered fruits indigenous and found only in
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Aloe Vera Helps Hair Growth

Aloe Vera Helps Hair Growth- Natural Ways To Grow Hair Aloe Vera is widely used throughout the world in cosmetics, medicine and even in beverages. Though the plant’s origins are thought to be in northern Africa, today it is arguably most popular in Asia. Asians
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Awakening Coffee Body Scrub

For millennia all over Asia, women have created all natural body scrubs to soften, smoothen and stimulate their skin. This “Awakening” body scrub is one of my all time favorites, originating in Bali, the island paradise world renowned for its luxury spas. The inclusion of
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Brown Sugar Honey Scrub

I’m a huge fan of DIY home spa treatments considering the sky high prices of designer products that rarely deliver the results the promise. This brown sugar honey scrub has been popular for quite a while now but I give it an extra special ingredient
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DIY Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee Grinds Body Scrub Recipe is for 1 time use (you can multiply the recipe and store in a clean, air-tight container in the refrigerator to use for later; keeps up to 1 month in fridge). Ingredients 1/2 cup leftover coffee grinds 1/2 tablespoon of
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DIY Hair Conditioner

DIY Hair Conditioner Asian women have long had their traditional home remedies for all kinds of beauty and health treatments. One of my all time favorites is this one I came across in Bali many years ago. This is a deep conditioning treatment used for
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Foods That Fight Skin Cancer- Feed Your Face

Feed Your Face: Foods That Fight Skin Cancer

Feed Your Face: Foods That Fight Skin Cancer Article By: Dr. Jessica Wu Research shows that 40 to 50 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with either basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that you can help
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How To Keep Gray Hairs Away

Natural Way to Keep Gray Hairs Away When you spend enough time in places like Bali and Thailand you pick up a few tricks from local women who’ve  passed down beauty secrets from one generation to the next. How do you keep gray hair away?
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How To Keep Your Manicure Perfect Longer

How To Keep Your Manicure Perfect Longer This will probably be one of the shortest articles you’ll ever read because the key to keeping your manicure perfect longer really is that simple. You can, of course, use the same tip for your perfect pedicure as
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How To Keep Your Skin Glowing & Blemish-Free

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing & Blemish-Free Whether you live in tropical regions where the heat and humidity are a part of daily life or you’re in an area where summer is right around the corner, keeping your skin glowing and blemish free is
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How To Set Your Manicure In Less Than 5 Minutes

Ladies, this isn’t going to be some long, drawn-out article because this tip is really as simple and easy as they come.  So what’s the secret to drying those pretty nails in a flash? Ice water. When you’re all done trimming, cuticle cutting and buffing,
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How To Turn Any Shower Into An Aromatherapy Experience

How To Turn Any Shower Into An Aromatherapy Experience Rare is the creature that does not enjoy a hot, steamy shower, especially after a long day. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting any type of spas, you’ll probably have experienced proper steam rooms.
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Hydrating Via Naturally Flavored Water

I’ve heard a lot of family and friends complain about how they know they should drink plenty of water but that sometimes it’s just a chore because it’s a bore.  There are several companies out there (who will remain unnamed) that specialize in offering you
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Lightening Body Scrub

Throughout the centuries, Asian women have always prized smooth, silky and light skin. Here’s another one of my favorite skin lightening body scrubs that trace their origins to Bali and Thailand, both regions infamous for organic skin care routines. The sea salt is a natural
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Maintaining Beautiful Feet

There’s nobody who enjoys having or looking at ugly feet. In the modern world, numerous gadgets and lotions abound, promising the sought after appearance of healthy, soft feet. From the controversial callous shaver with its oft dreaded consequences of bloody accidents to pumice stones, foot
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Natural Insect Repellent

Natural Insect Repellent I have had my share of trekking through Indonesian rain forests and Brazilian farms and am far more acquainted with the consortium of global bugs than I’d like to be. It is of course, all part of the experience of traveling- encountering
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Pimples: To Pop Or Not

Pimples: To Pop Or Not The question of whether to pop a pimple or not has been widely debated probably for as long as people have cared about skincare. I’m going to add my advice on top of all the contradictory tips you’ve likely already
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Why Do I Have Freckles?

Why Do I Have Freckles? Article By: Dr. Jessica Wu Freckles may be cute on children – and on such beauties as Lucy Liu, Rashida Jones and Emma Stone – but are they a sign of sun damage? Why do some people have them while
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Winter Hair Care

Winter Hair Care- DIY Deep Conditioner Our bodies change with the seasons and so should our hair care methods. The same shampoo and conditioner you use during hot summer months shouldn’t be used for harsh, cold winters. If, like me, your hair feels parched and
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