A Wealth of Health (tips)
A Wealth of Health (tips)
Korean Skin Care: Get Kpop Clear Skin!
Well as you all know if you have been on social media. Korean skin care is where it is at. Everyone is trying these Korean skin care products. Peraonally, I live by Korean skin care products. It doesn't matter what kind of skin you have or what tone you are these products are awesome! I would recommend anyone to try adding Korean skin care products to their skin care routine. In this card I will share some Korean. skin care products that are popular, but are also my favorites. Tagging the head chairs: @bbyitskatie @MichelleIbarra And tagging the rest of the fam: @xoxrlwoxo @LenaBlackRose @daniimals @ILikeHisFace13 @Gaarita100 @tayunnie @parktaemi @tiny93 @Sailynn If you want to buy any of these products I will say if you don't have a local store that carry these you can buy them on amazon.com. I know at my local Korean store they do sale some face sheet masks. However, all the other stuff I bought offline. Face Sheet Masks You cannot speak about Korean skin care without speaking about face sheet masks. Not only are these affordable and relaxing there are some many kinds to work with any skin type. These are the brands that I use. I lobe them all. I will say pick those that go with your skin type. I have sensitive skin, so I use a mask at least once a week. Even guys use face sheet masks! Look at that perfect skin! I have to get on Jimin and Tae's level with healthy skin! Lip Patch There are some many reviews on this korean product. I personally love it. If you want soft lips you should try this. These too are affordable. I brought mine from amazon.com. I use the the Tony Moly Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch. However, there are other brands out there. Oil Cleansing I don't know if this method began or became popular due to Korean culture. However, I live by this method and I heard about it from reading Korean beauty blogs. This method of face cleansing is safe and will give you clear skin like your favorite Kpop artists. God knows I want clear skin like Jimin from BTS! I personally make my own, but I know this brand is popular. It's cheaper for me to mix my own. I use castor oil, rosehip oil and argan in the winter time. In the summer I use coconut oil, olive oil, avacado and apricot oil. Korean Dewy Skin and Makeup and 7 Skin Care Secrets. I love this woman Chriselle Lim and follow her on youtube. She has some great skin care and beauty videos. Skin food Sugar Mask I love sugar scrubs and I'm all about using all natural ingredients in products. This is a brand and product that I know is very popular in the Korean skin care world. I used this once and I loved it. However, I just make my own. Making a sugar scrub like this is easy and cheap. Bubble Clay Mask This has been popular on social media and many people have reviewed this product. It was interesting to use. It dried put my skin, but again I have sensitive skin and I'm not very oily. My bestie tires it and loved it, so I guess it depends on your skin type. I rather have these bubbles on my face. But those are too expensive lol What Korean skin care products do you like or are your favorites? Comment below! @MadAndrea @VIPforever123 @fallchild @Vkookie47 @PassTheSuga @stevieq @Helixx @ashleyemmert @BulletproofV @shantalcamara @stevieq @IsoldaPazo @thePinkPrincess @Baekyeol27 @B1A4BTS5ever @AmbieB @Rhia @kpopandkimchi @KpopGaby @PrettieeEmm @KaceyDodge @glostick @VixenViVi @qwalker1996 @bbyitskatie @MsLoyalHeart @Mercii @staceyholley @ChelseaAustin @SaiT @Emealia @sarahdarwish @herreravanessa9 @AlloBaber @LaynicornLay @RihannaTiaMay @KatieRussell @SugalessJams @ILikeHisFace123 @heidichiesa @katiems @DesireeChucklez @jaebug @moonchild03 @terenailyn @xsandos17 @SarahVanDorn @11erinmims @glo86 @Tigerlily84 @byeolbit @ChelseaJay @KellyOConnor @StephanieDuong @KDramaKPop1015 @fallchild @solodaywithB1A4 @MorleeCorielus @JaxomB @ARMYStarlight @luna1171 @AgentLeo @Roxt1903 @amandamuska @GDsGF @sherrysahar @kpopdeluxegirl @CheyenneJesse @MyaIsNotSexy @DeniseiaGardner @abiersack666 @Taehyungkey @BtsIsLife @Bitterlimelight @KpopQueenaBee @Rhia @Kieuseru @VIPFreak2NE1 @yewookyu @Kyokeo @RainaC3 @reyestiny93 @terenailyn @LilySilver @heidichiesa @KeziahWright @Dabaesaplayer @ShimJooKyung @SamanthaRae19 @DawanaMason @destiny1419 @AlloBaber @JasmineWilliams @VeronicaArtino @Exoexo @bangtanella @taetaebaozi @torchix @JohnEvans @DestinaByrd @NalaniCerteza @BlueBear07 @CreeTheOtaku @Marilovexoxo @chinabarrier16 @MalihaAhmed @B1A4BTS5ever @AmbieB @Rhia @VIPFreak2NE1 @stevieq @IsoldaPazo @shisuschrist @SarahVanDorn @viviano6 @bambamisbae @Maddie27 @CarleB @JaxomB @jessicacheung97 @Ercurrent @BulletproofV @PandaSoapy @ashleyemmert @Vay754 @IsoldaPazo @shantalcamara @LaurenStrayhorn @EliseB @Meeshell @MirandaStephens @Helixx @Ercurrent @ninjamidori @krin @JaclynGuajardo @SarahVanDorn @flxvour @Sinon1488 @SarahHm11 @Elena166 @HayleyYates @daniimals @ScarletMermaid @BAbrajan1 @SugaMint @Destiny98 @ravenrave95 @Airess95 @JayRaider @mbg3t
DIY Stress Relief Kit!
Last week we learned that stress can kill us. So I decided to do a little bit more research and design a DIY Stress relief kit full of things that can help you calm the F down. The things on this list are for comfort and happiness. Some are even backed up by science! Hell yeah. Science! So sit back, relax and let me tell you all the things you need to relieve your stressful self today. Here's what you should include in your kit: 1. Stress ball. These little suckers are old school, but they work. Grab on to something soft and just squeeze. It may seem a little odd, but studies suggest that taking out your mind's tension physically can do wonders for your stress levels, that's why exercise is such a good way to manage it. But, lord knows we don't all have the willpower to hit the gym when we're feeling overwhelmed. Meet your stress in the middle and do something small. 2. Your favorite little snack. Okay. I. Love. Chocolate. There, I said it! If you're making this kit, you should include something that really makes you happy. Despite the nutritional value, chocolate has been proven to increase brain productivity. Dark chocolate is especially useful. So get going, and indulge. Nothing cures stress like eating something you want to eat, within reason of course. 3. Aloe One of my favorite beauty secrets of Korean culture is aloe. You can put any kind of aloe in the refrigerator and apply it to your face, neck or hands to get a seriously soothing feeling. Aloe isn't just for sunburn. Remember that. 4. Lavender Essential Oil I'm not sure I would have survived senior year of college without lavender essential oil. Honestly, it's a miracle worker. Apply this to your wrists, under your nose and behind your ears for an instant de-stressing effect. Look into Citrus scented oils for further relief. 5. A Coloring Page I wrote a bit about the healing properties of coloring earlier last month, but if you want to just include a little of the magic, make sure you've got one of these printable coloring pages in your kit. They're free and simple to get, so print directly from here! 6. Herbal Tea Another seriously calming thing is tea. I've just recently gotten into all the different kinds of tea you can buy for different reasons. Some of my favorite blends have hibiscus in them. That flower is seriously magical. What would you include in your kit? Happy De-Stressing!
How Stress Can Kill You
I've been looking up solutions for stress since I started college over 4 years ago. Now that I'm a graduate, I thought it would get better, things would even out. I thought I'd find peace, or peace of mind, or something. These days, with the pressure for success mounting, and my own clock constantly ticking in the back of my head, it's been nearly impossible to destress. I came across this infographic three separate times. And each time I ignored it, thinking, "Ah, everything is killing me, why should stress be any different." This kind of "who cares everyone is stressed out" mentality has driven me to neglect not only my mental health, but my stress level. Honestly if you look around your classrooms or offices, 90 percent of the people around you are probably freaking the hell out right now. You just can't see it, or don't know it. The main takeaway from this image, is that people are stressed, now more than ever. Some of the most shocking statistics come in the physical symptoms that come from stress. Most of the time we think things are okay if we're "physically" well, but if you take a second, and observe your mental health as something that is just as important, you'll quickly recognize how shitty things actually are. When I'm feeling the most stressed, there are a few physical symptoms that go with it: 1. Headaches: I get terrible headaches in the front of my forehead that make me feel like I've been partying for years, or that I'm just really hungover. Even if I haven't been drinking, these symptoms persist, and just recently I realized they were from stress. 2. Fatigue: I am tired nearly all of the time, and even if I do get enough sleep I wake up anxious and irritated. Probably because my stress levels are through the roof. 3. Aches and Pains: Random aches and pains make everything feel a lot worse than it is. All of this happens because of an increase in Cortisol, a hormone that can end up killing you in excess. The image shows a few things you can do to de-stress, because stress has been known to kill. It causes a rise in blood pressure, creates tension in your joints and muscles and can even hurt your heart. So consider these options, even if you don't feel like stress is affecting you adversely. Just try them: -Exercise -Journaling (my go-to destressor) -Breathing Exercises or -Music (another amazing one!) We all have tough days, and when they start to take hold of us, we can't let ourselves get overwhelmed. Take back your life and minimize your stress.
10 Things To Do When You're Feeling Down
Winter is coming, and that can bring up a lot of changes. It's not sunny anymore, things feel indifferent and cold. Seasonal affective sadness kicks in and you're left feeling inexplicably down. It doesn't make sense, and nobody will ever know how you feel, but that's okay. Here are 10 things you can do when you're feeling down. One of them just might brighten your day. 1. Give yourself a compliment. This is really hard for me. I don't like thinking about giving myself anything but grief, but in the event that I'm not really feeling like myself, or I need a little pick me up, I can always give myself a little compliment. I think it's better to use things that other people have said to you previously by someone else, that way you don't feel odd about it. If you believe someone else thinks you're awesome, you should feel it. 2. Watch your favorite movie. You can't go wrong with your favorite films. Whenever I'm feeling out of place, or like I've lost myself all of my favorite things come into play. It's like a symphony of things that make me remember myself happy or excited. My favorite movie of all time is Fight Club and when I watch it, I remember who I am. Try this, and see if it can help. 3. Listen to your favorite band. The importance of this can't be underestimated. There is not a sad time, or dark day in my life that I haven't kicked with the help of my favorite bands. Turn up their music loud and dance across the room if you have to. Things will get better. Let the music help you. You can never lose faith in it. 4. Get some inspiration. All you need to do is log into Vingle and check out the amazing things being created on here every day. People on Vingle inspire me daily, and it's good to know that you can find anything you want if you look for it. Sometimes looking outside yourself is the best way to cheer up. 5. Get moving. This is probably the last thing anyone wants to do when they're feeling down, but it's worth a shot. If you can convince yourself if only for a moment, to get up and walk, or run, or exercise, it'll boost your mood. Endorphins yo, they work. Honestly, this isn't my favorite thing on this list, but it can help. It just depends on what kind of person you are, or want to be. 6. Let Go of technology. Getting offline can do wonders for your wellbeing and conscience. The truth is, we're connected nearly 24/7. We're always checking notifications, creating online lives to make our real ones feel better, and we're not living in the moment. When I get bogged down, it seems like the world isn't really listening. Part of that, is the fact that some social media stuff t ends to run my life. When I disconnect all of that fear and loathing falls away, and I'm just left with what I can control in the moment. 7. Reflect on the good things. This can be hard too. In times of stress and confusion, we don't always want to create a happy bubble of compliments and accolades. In fact, when we get down, we're probably running from them. But if you sit back, and in the most objective way possible, look at yourself, what you've done, and what you can do to get better...you'll realize that you're in a lot better shape than you thought you were. 8. Eat your favorite meal. This is just another one of those sensory things you can do to make yourself feel better. Who cares if it's unhealthy. Just do it. You only live once. Cook it up and have a nice dinner. 9. Have a laugh. I've mentioned this before, but I think watching stand up routines on Netflix is a great way to regain that sense of playfulness we have with life. When we're down, we lose that. I think it's a good way to re-connect with something simple. Laughing is proven to boost mood and encourage a long life. So queue something up and have a good chuckle. 10. Understand that life is a series of ups and downs, and your downs don't last forever. It'll all be okay. Just do some of these simple things, take a breath and make sure that you're not being too hard on yourself. Most of my unhappiness anyway is derived from my own insecurity. If we give ourselves a little bit more credit we will be able to get through anything.