I have been fascinated with the traditional Jamu drink for quite a while now. It dates back almost 1,200 years to ancient Java and has often been likened to Ayurveda. In Indonesia, Jamu is used to address everything from weight gain and a sluggish metabolism to acne, insomnia, fatigue and cough or ... Read More about Indonesian Jamu: A simple recipe to make your own healing detox tonic
Normally, I love vintage beauty tips. After all, anything that's stood the test of time for hundreds of years has to be pretty effective. And I like how most of them are all about natural and wholesome ingredients, most of which can be found right within my kitchen. However, sometimes, the really ... Read More about Fatal attraction: The most terrifying beauty practices ever!
If it wasn't bad enough that sugar wreaks horrors on our health (diabetes, Alzheimer's, mood swings, candida, hormonal balances, cholesterol... anyone?) research now shows that it's terrible for our skin as well. An excessive intake of processed sugars can fast track the aging process, leading to ... Read More about How sugar destroys your skin (and how to quit it without going crazy!)
If you were in Russia, your day would probably begin and end with vodka, which is called upon for everything from rinsing the mouth to curing hair loss. Translating as "little water" or "dear water" in Russian, this crystal clear liquid was invented in 1503 by Kremlin monks who used it as a topical ... Read More about Why you should wash your face (and hair) with vodka
Lately, despite the twice daily cleansing and moisturising, an hour at the gym, weekly scrubs and face packs and copious amounts of water, I have been noticing that my skin has never ever looked this terrible. Time to visit the dermatologist – who takes one look at my blotchy complexion, flaking ... Read More about What stress (or anger!) does to your face… and how to fix it!