“I got through everything with book. They gave me hope of another type of world, that’s why I didn’t give up easily. I knew someday I would get out of it” Mona #izzatproject
In preparation for our Dec 4th launch of Heartbeats: The IZZAT project comic we asked South Asian community members how they honoured their heartbeat in the face of violence
Winter Skin: Using Natural Oils
Winter is a terrible time for my skin. My naturopath suggested switching to oil for skin moisturizing and it has really helped. Below are some oils I use.
Organic unrefined coconut oil - derived from the fruit of the coconut palm. Rich in antioxidants and can provide fantastic benefits on making your skin younger. Softens skin and it forms a barrier against infection, softens and moisturizes, and prevents wrinkling, sagging and age spots. It even naturally protects from UV rays. My favorite reason for using it? It smells like coconut! LOL
Jojoba Oil – technically a wax, it is chemically very similar to the human body’s own natural oils, which is why it penetrates the skin so well and leaves hardly any residue. It does not turn rancid or need any refrigeration.
Grape seed Oil – Grape seed oil has the same poly-phenols (which are antioxidants) as green tea, black tea, berries and red wine. Poly-phenols can help slow the process of aging, as well as having anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties, which makes it great for helping clear up acne. Using this oil will help prevent pores clogging and breakouts, it is good for oily skin as well. I personally use it at night around my eyes to fight wrinkles.
via Savvy Brown Blog