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Is natural skincare actually a better choice?

Is natural skincare actually a better choice?

The actual meaning of ‘natural’ needs to be clarified. The idea of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ beauty has been around for many years, tagged onto the front of different products for the sake of promotion. Industry-wise, the two terms refer to two different things: ‘natural’ means plant, mineral or animal-based, while ‘organic’ refers to the farming method, where ingredients grown naturally, without pesticides, chemical fertilisers or antibiotics[1]. What’s important, however, is to understand that neither of these terms or ‘certifications’ are formally regulated in Singapore. So what does that mean for us consumers? As the ones who are actually using these...

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Virus and flu? Find out how to protect yourself using this natural ingredient

Virus and flu? Find out how to protect yourself using this natural ingredient

A 100% organic way to stay protected. The flu season visits during winter all over the world. In Singapore, the flu season happens all-year around, but peaks twice, from April to June, and from December to February.[1] Globally, as many as 5 million people suffer from serious cases of the flu annually, and about 0.5 million succumb to them. [2] In 2020, Singapore’s flu season overlapped with the spread of the COVID-19 virus[3], and though its global fatality rate is only around 2%, its infectious nature and unpredictability means that it spreads rapidly, and people who have gotten it may...

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Drinking Water

Drinking Water

So how much are you supposed to drink every day? Have you ever come home after an exhausting day, and were so thirsty you could drink a lake? Do you, too, not drink all day long because “I don’t have a second to spare!”? Well that’s terrible. You’re harming your entire body. It’s not for nothing you sometimes feel like your brain is going dry. It really does get dry! Our skin needs about 20% of the water in our body, thus if we’re lacking some – our skin will immediately show it, turning droopy and lifeless. Since water is...

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Stay focused and motivated!

Stay focused and motivated!

Some women are of the excelling sort: they always know everything, get everything done on time and by the book. Honestly, most of us aren’t like that. But even us ordinary women want to feel like time has taught us something, that we’re an ever so slightly improved model of who we were ten years ago. Here are four simple things you can do, starting today, to feel a little more whole: Don’t think about your workout as you do it! Out for a walk or a run? Your trainer is kicking your butt at spin class? Don’t think about...

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Why exercise matters !

Why exercise matters !

Hey, you’ve reached 40? Congrats! You’ve reached 40 and you work out? That’s awesome! But did you, too, discover that with age, you’ve also gained more fatigue, some more cramps, and a few tendons that feel a little more achy? There’s a reason for all of that: your body is demanding a slightly different routine. Before everything else, you should know this: the hormonal shift that occurs after we turn 40 causes your fat hotspots to actually move. Suddenly your bodyfat starts to gather around your waist, some really unnecessary extras appear in the back of your arm, and on...

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