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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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Holistic beauty & skincare Inspiration Inspirering people

HOLISTISKE SKØNHEDSINTERVIEWS

Hvis du ikke allerede har læst de mange forskellige holistiske skønhedsinterviews her på bloggen, så kan jeg kun sige at der er masser af gode tips og anbefalinger at finde fra nogle af de skønneste damer!

Jeg skrev til 4 kvinder som jeg finder særligt inspirerende indenfor det mere holistiske skønhedsunivers og de har delt ud om alt fra deres yndlingsprodukter, deres bedste selvforkælelsestips, til deres morgen og aften rutiner.

Læs interview med Tanja Gregersen

Tanja er en af stifterne bag det nye danske make-up mærke Miild

Læs interview med Carolina Ellie

Carolina er holistisk skønhedsterapeut

Læs interview med Tine Emilie Svendsen

Tine er den anden stifter bag make-up mærket Miild

Læs interview med Nelle Noell

Nelle er make-up artist, skribent og blogger

Holistic beauty & skincare Inspirering people

HOLISTISK SKØNHEDSINTERVIEW MED TANJA GREGERSEN

Jeg elsker at læse om andres skønhedsrutiner og små ritualer, og jeg valgte derfor at skrive til nogle kvinder som jeg finder særligt inspirerende indenfor dette område.

Den første kvinde, i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews, er Tanja Gregersen, som er en af grundlæggerne bag det nye danske make-up mærke Miild. Jeg har selv mødt Tanja personligt og hun er sådan et skønt menneske. Jeg elsker selv at følge hendes små insta stories omkring både hudpleje og make-up tips og tricks. Hvis du vil lære lidt mere omkring Tanjas skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

Hvad er, ifølge dig, det bedste man kan gøre for sig selv og sin hud/krop (både fysisk og mentalt)?

Jeg har gennem årene prøvet mange kure, mange måder at spise på og mange måder at teste min krop på. Dels fordi, jeg synes det er spændende, men også fordi jeg i perioder ikke har haft det godt i min egen krop.
Det jeg har lært er, at med mental balance, kommer fysisk balance. Jeg mener, det er vigtigt, med en stærk krop. Det får du gennem god sund nærende kost, men også gennem træning. For mig er det vigtigt at understrege at vi mennesker er lige så forskellige indeni som udenpå. Derfor det, der fungere for mig, fungere nødvendigvis ikke for dig.
Jeg meditere, dyrker yoga og lige nu spiser jeg ikke kød. Den sidste del handler primært om, at jeg ikke har lyst. Jeg er i en tilstand lige nu, hvor jeg lytter til min krop og respekterer det, den fortæller mig. Jeg er træt, hvil dig. Jeg skal tisse, så tis med det samme. I en travl hverdag, er det nemt at komme langt væk fra sin krop og egentlig glemme at respektere den. Tal pænt til dig selv og lyt til kroppens signaler. Inderst inde, så fortæller den dig alt, mener jeg.

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet og huden?

Alle mine produkter er uden parfume og med nærende, simple ingredienser. Jeg kan godt lide en cremet rens til ansigtet – lige nu bruger jeg en fra PH Formula, som hjælper og beskytter min hud. Den smører jeg i hele ansigtet på tør hud, den fjerner også min mascara og så vasker jeg efter med en vaskeklud (den helt klassiske af slagsen). Fordi jeg lider af atopisk eksem, så føler jeg aldrig min hud kan få fugt nok. Så lige nu bruger jeg Olivias Tryllesalve i ansigtet. Det er en balm lavet på olier.
Til kroppen veksler jeg i mellem kokosolie og jojobaolie som jeg påfører på fugtig hud.

Har du en særlig ’selvforkælelses rutine’ når du rigtig skal forkæle dig selv og din hud, krop og sjæl, og hvad består den af?

Jeg elsker at trække stikket ud og give min krop og sind forkælelse. Jeg har forskellige ritualer, men især et vil jeg gerne dele med dig.

Jeg tager et varmt, varmt, varmt bad. Normalt er jeg typen som tager korte bad med mellemvarme på vandet. Men i dette ritual, skruer jeg helt op for varmen, så min hud bliver helt varm.
Når jeg har stået under bruseren et par minutter og blevet helt gennemvarm, så slår jeg vandet over på det helt kolde. UH det er et koldt gys, men super fedt.
Så hopper jeg direkte ud og ned i et sengetøj til min dyne og går ind under dynen.
Efter få minutter, kan jeg mærke varmen strømme tilbage i kroppen og gøre mig helt afslappet. Det føles skønt. Det er et anti-stress trick. Det gør at kroppen stresser helt ned og ofte falder jeg i søvn.

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Min aftenrutine er vigtig for mig. Først kommer jeg mit NDS pulver i et glas vand, så de står og opløses og bliver klar til at drikke. Jeg starter med at rense min hud to gange. Derefter kommer jeg min selvbruner fra Eco by Sonya på min hud. Når den er tørret ind påfører jeg olie, creme, serum, alt efter, hvad jeg lige bruger. Har det været en lang dag, stresser jeg min krop ned med lidt ansigtsmassage. Bare lige et minut.
Derefter drikker jeg mit NDS og tager mine vitaminer. Og så slutter jeg af med at børste tænder.

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Min morgenrutine er et morgenbad. Efter badet sørger jeg for at give min hud en masse fugt. Derefter lægger jeg min makeup. Den varierer lidt efter hvad jeg skal og hvilket humør jeg er i. Men altid mit eget mærke, Miild.
Jeg elsker naturligt makeup, der fremhæver de smukkeste træk og får dig til at se lige lidt friskere ud.

Tusinde tak til Tanja for at besvare spørgsmålene, og for at lade os få et nærmere indblik ind i hendes skønheds rutiner!

Holistic beauty & skincare

GUA SHA FACIAL MASSAGE

What is a gua sha? A Gua sha is a tool used in traditional Chinese treatments, where you basically scrape the skin with a Chrystal, or some round shaped tool (some just use a large spoon). It’s used to give your skin a facial massage and make the skin more firm.

Benefits of using a gua sha

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.

A close up of a white orchid

How I use mine

I use my gua sha most mornings. I usually dry brush my skin first, then go cleanse it with water and put on some oil and then I use my gua sha to gently scrape my skin (you should not push too hard, just very gently). You can find several videos of how to do it on youtube (I love this one), but in general you should always scrape upwards.
I love to use mine and it’s the perfect little selfcare ritual. As mentioned I usually do it in the morning while drinking a cup of green tea, a lovely little routine.

 

Where I bought mine

I bought my gua sha through greenbeautysupplies.com, and mine is a beautiful rosa quartz stone. Rosa quartz is said to have a caring and loving energy in it (whether you believe the energies of Chrystals or not, it’s a nice thought while gently massaging your face).

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