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Camilla Tromborg

Holistic beauty & skincare

WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY

Beauty. It is something most of us strives for, and it can easily become something which gets obsessive and unhealthy, which I’m for sure not a fan of. I rather want to think of beauty as learning to love yourself as you are, and doing small things to enhance your natural beauty and get in better contact with yourself and your body.

 

Therefore, I thought I would share some “natural beauty tools” which can be used as a way to enhance your natural beauty, better your health and which can be used as a way to connect with yourself and learn to love and accept yourself as you are.

 

Ways to enhance your natural beauty

 

Drybrushing

Dry brushing is a wonderful thing which you can do both on your face and your skin. Dry brushing is a practice where you use a dry brush on your dry skin to gently brush your skin. This helps to get rid of dead skin cells and gets your lympathic system going, which brings new oxygen to your cells. I use this dry brush for the body* and this for the face. I dry brush my body (almost) every time before showering, and I use my facial brush 4-5 times a week in the morning before washing my face or anything.

 

Gua Sha

A gua sha is a crystal which you use to “scrape” your face or body with. Gua Sha is said to stimulate blood flow and healing. Like many others massages gua sha stimulates blood flow and makes your skin a little bit more red, which is a good sign, because this only means that blood flow is going. When your blood flow is circulating, this brings more oxygen to your skin, and makes your skin start to “work”, which can both heal your skin and makes your skin more firm. I use this one, and use it 4-5 times a week, mainly in the evening after having removed my make-up and having put some oil on my face. It’s the perfect thing to do to wind down in the evening, with a cup of tea and a good serie.

 

Oil massage

Oil massage is a wonderful thing! It’s so calming, soothing and moisturising for your skin. It is also the perfect way to connect with yourself and give yourself some selflove. Set some time aside to just listen to some calm music, or watch your favourite TV show, or after having taken a shower and rub yourself into oil all over the body and give yourself a gentle and loving massage. Keeping your skin moisturised will prevent it from becoming dry and flaky, and if you’ve got a bit of a tan in the summer it will also ensure that you keep the tan for a longer period of time.

Yoga

Yoga has also become one of my favourite ways to enhance my body’s natural beauty. How? you might think. Well, after having been to several of Cathrine’s yoga classes I’ve learned more and more about how, at least yin yoga, stimulates the connective tissues, and how this is also a way to reduce cellulite. Yoga is also a way of getting energy flowing in the body, which works in the same way as the dry brushing by bringing oxygen to your cells which will enhance your skin by looking more vibrant and glowing. I also find that yoga really calms me down, which is another amazing thing, because a stressed out mind is one the worst things for your skin, because this can also make you break out.

 

Fresh air

Fresh air is almost self-explanatory. But by getting fresh air, you get new oxygen into your body which is so good for your health – and in my belief, whatever is good for your health, is also good for your natural beauty.

 

Healthy food & water

This is probably the most important one when it comes to natural beauty if you ask me. Because you can do plenty of face masks etc., but if you don’t eat good, healthy, nutritious food, chances are your skin will not look very healthy. Of course there are several people that are blessed with good genes, which can eat lots of crappy food and still look amazing, but many of us (myself included) are not as lucky. I can instantly see on my skin if I’ve been eating good, nutritious, nourishing, healthy food or filling my body with chips, cakes and cafe lattes. It shows so quickly.

Being happy and doing what you love

This is so important. Your skin will light up by itself if you follow your passion, do things you love, spend time with people you love and find interesting. Just like your skin is vibrating and glowing when you are in love. Do what makes you happy and spend your time on whatever YOU want, it is your life after all.

 

Relax

As mentioned before, a stressed out skin are more prone to breaking out. Learn to relax, take time off to wind down and just do nothing. I have a hard time with this myself, I always feel like there are thousands of things I could do or that I want to do, so I’m really working on just letting myself relax and do nothing once in a while.

 

What are your favourite natural tools to stay healthy, vibrant and be the best version of yourself?

 

Read also: Healthy lifestyle tips

 

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Inspiration

INTERESTING THINGS

It’s Wednesday and I finally have lots of interesting things for you this week! This week there’s an interesting guide about CO2 compensation, a beautiful and magical song, a new TRASH & TALK event with Clean Up Copenhagen and a speech about sustainable living!

If you have any interesting things, videos, talks, books, songs etc. please feel very free to share them with me!

 

1. Emma’s guide to CO2 compensate for your plane travels is so great! I wasn’t aware of that you could do this kind of CO2 compensation before reading Emma’s post. I’m for sure going to do this for every travel I go on from now on, I know that travelling by plane is not ideal, yet I still want to explore the world and spend some lovely time with those I love, and this is a great way to compensate a bit for that.

2. Cologne by Haux – I have been listening to this song non-stop for the last couple of days, it’s magical and beautiful!

3. TRASH & TALK event with Clean Up Copenhagen this Sunday at Amager Strand from 11-12, come and join!

4. I’ll be holding a speech together with Emma & Johanne about the small things you can do in your everyday life to live sustainably 12th of April in Fredensborg, come join if you are nearby!

Books Inspiration

BOOK RECOMMENDATION – EARTH IS HIRING

It’s time for another book recommendation, and this time I want to recommend you the book “Earth is Hiring”.

I recently finished the book “Earth is Hiring – the new way to live, lead, earn, give for millennial and anyone who gives a sh*t* by Peta Kelly the other day, and wauw. Amazing! If you are interested in sustainability, changing the world for the better, creative ways of working and living – then this book is for you.

It is such a down-to-Earth book which tells all about how to live a better life in alignment with new values, which is what the Earth needs to survive. It’s all about how we can create businesses and lives which makes us and Mother Nature thrive, and which doesn’t cause harm to the Planet, and in that way ensures that there will be a planet for future generations.

I don’t want to give away too much of the book, because you should read it and enjoy it. But Peta surely is one amazingly inspirering human-being and while reading the book I got so inspired, and uplifted and ensured that I can literally do and work with whatever I want – and I want that to be something positive, healthy and something which helps humans and the Earth.

Quote from the book:

“How does it get any better than this? With this question, you will invite in more of all that is good. You’ll invite in more love, more success, more abundance, and more happiness and joy. You’ll keep yourself on your super highway to alignment and in your flowing tap”

 

Read also: Book recommendation – The Four Agreements

 

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Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

It’s Monday and time to look back at some everyday happiness from the past week, which was the Easter holiday!
The past week was so lovely. It consisted of time to wind down, relax and not think too much about school and assignments. Time spend with friends, family, selfcare and birthday celebration (because I turned 24).

How was your Easter holiday?

I started this week with the intention of going to the Botanical Garden with 2 of my friends, but apparently it was closed. So instead we went for a little walk in Ørstedsparken

I also collected up some trash in the Kings Garden with my friend. Btw, I’ve just created a new TRASH & TALK event with Clean Up Copenhagen, so if you want to come and have a good time and pick up trash from nature, then join this Sunday!

I also drank hot chocolate with my friend <3

 

This towel was another lovely birthday gift <3 I also did a lot of selfcare this week; at home facial steams, gua sha facial massage, oil massage, dry brushing and lots of tea and reading

I got this new basket for my plant as one of my birthday gifts <3

I bought this lovely shirt (secondhand) from one of my sweet friends, and had a hot coconut chocolate with her at Souls on my birthday <3 And the beautiful necklace was a birthday gift from my boyfriend <3

 Another birthday gift was this cork yoga block. And this Saturday I was to Cathrine’s yoga & vegan Easter lunch event where we also did some exercises with a yoga block, and it just feels so good, so I’m going to do more of those exercises at home as well!

Personal

A LITTLE EASTER BREAK

I am going to take a little Easter break from posting in here, and will instead focus on relaxing, homeworks and creating new and good content once I’m back again.

I wish you all the best Holiday and hope that you take some time to either read some good books, watch some good documentaries, listen to some good podcastsmake your own skincare productstrying something new and fun, or do some selfcare <3

Just take some time to do whatever makes you happy!

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

MY SELF CARE TIPS AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

What is self care?

Basically, in all its simplicity it means to take care of yourself. “You can’t pour from an empty cup” as the saying goes. You cannot give fully to others before you make sure that you are well and feeling good yourself. Therefore it is so important to remember yourself and listen to your own body’s needs. Do you feel completely stressed out and filled up? Have you spend time with too many people the entire day? Have you fuelled your body with good vitamins and nutrients? Have you gotten enough sleep?

If you start to really listen, your body will easily tell you what you need. And, you should learn to listen to it and then accommodate to those needs. If you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by spending too much time with others, then take some time for yourself to just relax and just be alone. Take a bath, just lay on the couch, read a good book. Whatever you need.

It is so important to take care of yourself. And even though I love to-do-lists and being productive, I also know that if I don’t take time for some self-care, then I’ll eventually end up burning out which won’t do any good at all.

Here is a quote that I love:

The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself“.

So, as the quote goes, the only person you are sure to be with for the rest of your life is yourself, so be sure to take care of yourself and be happy and content with your own company and who you are.
Next I will share some of my favourite self care tips with you and hopefully you will find some inspiration to tune in with yourself and listen to what you need and then remember to take some time just for you.

 

My favourite self care tips

  • take a warm bath
  • make your skincare ritual a nice part of your evening routine, really take your time and enjoy it
  • make a nice cup of hot tea, a matcha latte, chai or hot chocolate
  • go for a walk and breath in the fresh air
  • move your body
  • find a good movie or serie and just completely relax on the couch with a blanket and a cup of something good
  • take time to make some delicious food
  • journal, write out your thoughts, get them out of your head
  • dance around to your favourite music
  • spend some quality time with someone close to you, and just talk and share what’s on your heart and mind
  • learn to say ‘no’ to things which doesn’t feel like you at all
  • dry brushing and giving yourself oil massages
  • lighting candles and creating a cozy atmosphere
  • doing a little at-home-faical-massage with oil and a gua sha
  • be kind to yourself, tell yourself that you love yourself <3

 

Read also: Essentials for a self care day

Environment Sustainable Sustainable & Conscious living Zero waste

SWITCHING TO SOAP NUTS

If you’ve been following along in here for a while, then you know that I’m in the process of switching things out as I go for more sustainable options. Just search for “switching to” in here and you can see some of the switches I have made, everything from menstrual cups, to stainless steel straws, to reusable cotton pads.

This time it was time for laundry detergent to get switched out. I was already using a more ecofriendly one from Ecover, which I’ve actually written about here, but I am trying my best to reduce plastic in my household, and when I found an alternative I thought it was time to switch. And the alternative is: soap nuts!

Now you might think, what on Earth is soap nuts?

It’s basically, as the words says, nut shells which you can use as a soap to wash your clothes with.

When you buy them you buy a big cotton bag with many small soap nuts in it and then you also get a little small cotton bag. Then when you wash your clothes, you just put 4-6 soap nuts into the little cotton bag and throw it in the washing machine together with the clothes, and voila clothes is clean! A bag with 4-6 soap nuts can do around 4-5 washes and then you just take out the soap nuts and compost them, and replace the old ones with some new ones.

 

Read also: Switching to a menstrual cup

 

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

Monday and time to look back at some everyday happiness from the past week!

How was your past week?

Monday called for work, but I really love my work, and I love that it is something I’m able to do from wherever I am – it’s so freeing.

I’ve been adding lots of healthy fats into my everyday diet lately after recommendation from Carolina

I went to the Botanical Garden with one of my best friends to take some pictures and get some tropical feeling into our bodies while it was minus degrees and snowing outside – always a good idea!

After going out into the snow again after having been to the Botanical Gardens we went straight to get some warm drinks <3

Speaking of the Botanical Garden, my own little “Botanical Garden” is also growing at home, and I love how much my Monstera is growing

Saturday called for work and my boyfriend’s mothers birthday, and Sunday called for pure relaxation with selfcare and serie-marathon with my boyfriend. You have to watch the serie “Manhunt: Unabomber”, it’s based on true events and it is so good and fascinating!

Inspirering people

THIS TOO SHALL PASS

Whenever you are having a hard time, or if you are in pain, I think one of the best things to remember is the saying “this too shall pass“. Life is all about ups and downs, and if you’ve never heard about the ‘regression to the mean’ which is actually used in more economical terms, but is also very relevant in terms of life, it is about how life always balance things out and gets back to the center – to the middle. Life is about ups and downs, and life would never be worth living if it was all ups all the time, because without downs, we wouldn’t even know what ups were.

 

There wouldn’t be light without darkness, and the other way around. Just like yin and yang, and there is always some darkness in the light and some light in the darkness.

 

I think this is such an important thing to remember whenever you are going through some hard times and start thinking that life is just miserable, then begin to say to yourself that it is okay that life is hard right now, but it will get better. And usually, those who have gone through hard times in life and get out on the other side turns out to be the most wise, loving and caring people  – because they have experienced these down-times.

I’m all about positivity, happy moments and looking at life with joy and happiness. But, whenever I’m having a hard time or I’m sad I try my best to let that be okay as well. Or whenever I’m feeling pain, whether that be a headache or stomach problems, I try to just stay calm, relax and tell myself that this is also going to pass (and I also pay close attention to what my body tells me, because pain in the body is usually the body telling you to either relax, stress down, that you might have eaten something which was not good for you or something else. If you experience regular pain in a specific area, then really try to pay attention to what you have been doing and if any patterns occur).

That was just a long ramble about life. I hope it makes sense, and that you got something out of it.

Inspiration

INTERESTING THINGS

I have 3 interesting things for you this week! If you have any interesting articles, videos, documentaries, books etc. then please feel very free to share them with me!

 

1. A very inspirational video by Peta Kelly (the Author behind ‘Earth is Hiring’, which I’m currently reading – book recommendation coming later)

2. Greenpeace’s new video called ‘Team Plant‘ is just the cutest and most awesome thing!

3. This adorable video of animals hugging humans is just the cutest thing ever. By seeing this you just get reminded of how big of a heart animals have, and that they truly have emotions <3