Monday, January 28, 2013

Benefits of Kaolin Clay Mask and Soap

Benefits of Kaolin Clay

Romans, Greek, Egyption and the Chinese were among one of the first to utilize this amazing mineral. Kaolin clay has many benefits for our skin. Kaolin clay has been used to help purify and nourish the skin. And with consistent use via masks or soaps you can achieve a smooth glowing skin. Kaolin clay has many healing properties that is beneficial for different skin types which makes it the best go to facial or skin treatment.
Here are just a few of the benefits of Kaolin Clay:
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1. Good for oily skin (but also recommended for other skin types)Dermatologists commonl recommend kaolin clay for both dry and oily skin. As a matter of fact, it is one of the best skin care treatment that helps reduce production of sebum, main causing factor to oily skin hence the T-zone by lunch time. Kaolin clay simply helps in mineralizing the dry areas of the skin. As a result, anyone using Kaolin Clay and soap can achieve wanted smoth skin.
2. Facial productsKaolin clay is an active ingredient in most beauty products, natural deodorants, body powders, mineral makeup, poultice and scrubs. If you plan to make Kaolin Clay Mask and soap as part of your everyday go to facial product best to consult with your doctor or dermatologist to to be safe. This is important so as to avoid potential skin damage or adverse side effects.
3. Therapeutic usesThe compound, montmorillonite found in kaolin clay has proven beneficial in eliminating oils and toxins from the skin. Also, it contains essential nutrients and phyto-nutrients, both of which play a role in therapeutic purposes.
It is advisable to steer away from facial masks or kaolin clay for that matter if you have skin disease. Also, make sure you consult a skin specialist beforehand so as to avert skin damage.
4. Enhances blood circulation to the skinKaolin clay is mild, making it efficient in improving circulation of blood to your skin, as well as elimination of wastes and toxins, this is a great way to detoxify your skin externally avoiding any future dry skin. Because kaolin clay is placid in nature which makes it great for dry and damaged skin.
So go on, make each shower a kaolin clay ritual. Lather it on like there is no tomorrow and say hello to smooth, glowing skin. Bye bye T-zones hello skin glow...!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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 Bentonite Clay face and body mask!

Sea clay mask for face and body!

 Sea clay mask is a great way to help maintain a healthy, glowing, and younger looking skin. These are just a few of the benefits of using mud masks sourced from the bottom of the dead sea.

Bentonite clay mask has amazing benefits for your body's largest organ- SKIN-
rejuvenates and strengthens the skin. The clay works by removing toxins and impurities from the skin, while supplying essential minerals

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

6 Tips for Handling Criticism By Gretchen Rubin

I came across the article from the following website and I had to share it with all of my lovely friends here.If you cannot access the link below I have cut and pasted the article here. The author of the article is Gretchen Rubin (I am not taking credit for her writing just sharing it with you all). Enjoy!

As an Upholder, I have a tough time being criticized, corrected, or accused – of even the smallest mistakes – and I react very angrily.
Yikes, how I struggle to keep my sense of humor and light-heartedness! Here are some of the strategies that I try to use to accept criticism.
1. Listen to what a critic is saying. Really listen, try to understand that point of view, don’t just nod while I formulate my retorts. Accept just criticism.
2. Don’t be defensive. This is the toughest step for me. With my writing, for example, I always have to take a deep breath before reading an edit letter or meeting with an editor, to remind myself, “I welcome criticism. This person is helping me. I’m eager to hear how to improve my book/article/post.” Along the same lines…
3. Don’t expose myself to criticism from people I don’t respect. I pay a lot of attention to criticism from people I respect, but I try to shield myself from criticism from people I don’t know or don’t respect, because I fear that I’ll react to it, even though it may be unfounded. So when I get trustworthy criticism about my writing, I act on it, but I try to avoid reading drive-by snarkiness. The means that bad affects us more strongly than good, and I fear that I’ll change my writing in response to some person’s thoughtless comment, in ways that won’t make my work stronger. I need to stay creative, open-hearted, adventuresome, and honest, and if I feel defensive and apologetic, I won’t maintain those elements.
4. Delay my reaction. Count to ten, take a deep breath, sleep on it, wait until the next day to send that email…any kind of delay is good. A friend told me her rule: when she’s upset about something that happened at her children’s school, she won’t let herself do anything about it for three days – and usually she decides that no action is better than action.
5. Admit my mistakes. My father gave me an outstanding piece of advice when I got my first real job. He said, “If you take the blame when you deserve it, you’ll get the responsibility.” I’ve found that to be very true. Difficult, but true. In my experience, until someone in a group (or in a family) accepts blame, everyone stays very anxious and focused on fingering the person at fault. Once I raise my hand (if appropriate), then everyone else can relax. And then we can all focus on what needs to be done.
6. Enjoy the fun of failure. Fact is, trying new things and aiming high exposes me to criticism. I remind myself to Enjoy the fun of failure to try to re-frame failure and criticism as part of the fun. Otherwise, my dread of criticism can paralyze me. Once, when I told my husband that I was upset because I’d received a mean comment here on the blog, he said, “Remember, this is what you want. You want to put your ideas out there. Not everyone is going to be nice.” That made me feel better.
The discussion of criticism reminds me of a passage from Stephen Spender’s autobiography, World Within World:
To overhear conversations behind his back is more disconcerting than useful to the writer; though he can perhaps search for criticism which may really help him to remedy faults in style. But he should remember that the tendency of reviewers is to criticize work not for what it is but for what it fails to be, and it is not necessarily true that he should remedy this by trying to become other than he is. Thus, in my own experience, I have wasted time by paying heed to criticism that I had no skill in employing rhyme. This led me to try rhyme, whereas I should have seen that the moral for me was to avoid it.
This passage is a good reminder that criticism should help us do better what we want to do, and to be more wholly ourselves, and criticism that doesn’t serve those goals isn’t helpful.
What am I overlooking? Have you found any other strategies that work for you?