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Dull skin? 

Dry skin? 


How to have beautiful skin? Here's two tips for beautiful, soft and glowing youthful skin.


Three hormones are affected with the quality and quantity of your sleep.

- The human growth hormone (HGH) from the pituitary gland is produced three hours into your sleep. HGH is important for skin repair and maintenance for a youthful  skin. 

- The hormone melatonin is increased during the mid portion two hours of your sleep and  is responsible for regulating your circadian rhythm (sleep/wake patterns). 

Melatonin acts as an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damaging free radicals.

- In the final three hours of sleep, the skin’s temperature drops to its lowest point allowing muscles to relax m, giving skin its deepest recovery of the night. Cortisol, the stress hormone is being "cancelled out and managed" during this period of your sleep. An overdrive of the production of cortisol when you miss out on your sleep will cause skin inflammation reflected in breakouts, acne, dry and dull skin.

Now you see why we need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep? 
Adequate sleep is important for the body to repair itself. Rejuvenation, repair and recovery happens when you sleep. You are literally a new body (and new skin!) the very next day when you wake up. And now, you know why they call it BEAUTY sleep. 

Inadequate sleep  causes your blood vessels to dilate under your eyes forming "Panda eyes". That will affect how you look and your confidence levels too.

So practise this:

- sleep 7 to 8 hour nightly
- Go to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual. Darken your room and do not bring your mobile or electronic gadget to bed. You want to relax your breathing rate, heart rate and blood pressure not heighten it to the point that your brain starts firing actively, causing you to be restless and unsettled. The end result of this even though if you manage to go to sleep is a nightmare. 
–Take a warm shower before bed.
–Try relaxing pre-sleep with light stretches and deep breathing.
- Get high thread counts bedsheets and pillowcovers to avoid skin pulling as you move in your bed. 

Clean is beautiful. 

Are you rigorous about the cleanliness of your skin? Breakouts, dull skin, dry skin and acne is just your skin telling you that perhaps you should take a look at its cleanliness and skin health.

I think just like the New Year Resolution - New Skin Resolution is a must.

So have you new-skin- resolution yet?

Being a Physiologist, i learned in depth about how our organs can rebuild itself physiologically.  Same like our skin. It is the largest "organ" of 
the body and it should not be ignored. 

It is not too late to pamper it and true to its saying - beauty is skin deep, it rejuvenates itself when you get rid of the dead skin cells and keep your skin clean. 

With all the grime and dirt of  environmental pollution and makeup products on your face, i think for starters it is important to have a good facial cleanser and it must be a reliable product that does not strip your skin of its natural oil. Organic skincare is a wise choice. When i did my facial at Celebrity Beaute, the beautician used:

Organic skincare from Arise imported from Switzerland is a natural plant formula free of synthetic chemicals, free of  genetically modified ingredients and free of artificial colors making it safe and effective

Me? I replicate what she did at home.

I use 
Arise Cleansing Milk.

For clean skin, cleanse with a facial cleansing milk. It
  • remove dirt, makeup, & impurities
  • hydrate my skin without leaving any greasy residue 
  • help keep my skin's natural moisture balance
  • make my skin feels smooth and supple

How do I cleanse my face?

I like to have a dollop sized on my palm and apply it directly on my face making circular  massaging motions as i cleanse my face. It feels rather therapeutic to see the make up gently being removed from my face. I concentrate more on the sides of my nose, around my lips, my neck and especially at my hairline. 

Then i use cotton pad (i think it is gentler that tissue or cloth) to gently wipe it away. After which,  i wash my face with lukewarm water. At the end of my cleansing routine, i like to splash some cold water on my face for a feeling of freshness! 

Arise Cleansing Milk ha

s a silky texture which i love. Thus my
 Cleansing Milk doubles up as my Makeup Remover. As it is not soapy, it gently and effectively removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin of natural moisture. It has also been developed with gentle emulsifiers to protect the fragile eye area.

That is the basic criteria in caring for your skin - hygiene and cleanliness. Keep it organic and clean from chemicals, parabens etc. And your skin will love you for it. Before long it will show you how happy it is by radiantly glowing!

Yours always in health, beauty and wellness

Dee Dee

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Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. This TEDX Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.

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