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VATA SKINCARE TIPS

If you have been following along in here, you might know that my predominant dosha according to Ayurveda is ‘vata’.
I have written a longer blogpost before about what ayurveda and doshas are, and what the characteristics are for each dosha. But, today, I want to share some vata skincare tips with you.

 

Characteristics for vatas

You are most likely thin and have a delicate body type. You are prone to dryness, flakiness, dark sports, and premature fine lines and wrinkles (Hello me! Whenever it gets just a bit colder in, my skin are very prone to become dry).

Your skin type is normal to dry.

 

There are plenty of things you can do to ‘balance’ an imbalance. Here are some tips I’ve found, which can help your skin if you are predominantly vata.

TIPS FOR VATAS

Create routines

Try to create some routines and stick to them. Vatas are known for their creativity and tons of ideas, but they have a hard time sticking to things, even though they would benefit highly from this. Try to create some routines for yourself to get more grounded.

Get regular sleep

In connection with routines, getting a regular sleep is also so important. Try to go to bed at the same time each night, and you can also try to create a before-bed-time routine, something that relaxes you, calms you down and prepares you for sleep. That could be making a little evening skincare routine, with candles, slow music, followed by reading a book in bed with low lights.

 

Keep warm

Vatas freeze very easily (my boyfriend can vouch for this, I almost always have cold hands or feet). To balance vata it is therefore very important to keep your body warm. Wear warm clothes, gloves, scarfs. Eat warm food (soups, sautéed veggies). Drink herbal teas.

 

Gentle movement

Don’t over-exercise, but strive for more grounding activities. This could be yoga, walking, pilates, swimming, dancing, or shorter hikes.

Eat healthy fats

Healthy fats are so good for you and your skin, since these really moisturise your skin from the inside and out, and really keeps the skin hydrated. Healthy fats includes nuts, seeds and avocados.

 

Use gentle and moisturising skincare products

Use very gentle cleansers, so you don’t over-dry your skin. If you are a vata, you might know that feeling of very sensitive and irritated skin after having cleansed your face with a very ‘harsh’ cleanser – I do. For many years, when I was younger, I believed all those magazines telling me to buy this and that product to get rid of pimples etc., and all of the products were very harsh, so my skin for sure didn’t like that. After cleansing your face, you should moisturise it immediately after, to keep your skin hydrated. Look for warming and very moisturising products to use on your skin fx sesame, olive oil, shea butter and honey.

 

Cooked vegetables

Vatas need more warm, cooked vegetables. They do not do as well with raw vegetables, since this can help contribute to dryness and slow down digestion. Vatas usually already have slow digestion, so eating raw vegetables does not work that well for them. Try lightly cooking or steaming your veggies instead. Eating warm veggies is very grounding for vatas, which is exactly what they need. Warm veggies will also help warm them up from the inside and out.

 

Read also: The 3 Ayurvedic Doshas 

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

3 CURRENT FAVOURITE PRODUCTS

Hi everyone! It’s been forever. Big jokes on me when I last posted and said that I was going to start posting regularly in here again. Well, that did not happen, because then uni started again and I got a bit overwhelmed. But now I’ve gotten into a a better routine and I have LOTS of ideas scribbled down and blog posts planned that I want to share with you here on the blog.

 

First, I want to share 3 current favourites with you guys, which I’ve been absolutely loving lately!

🌱Matcha Latte

I absolutely love a (good) cup of matcha latte. Believe me, you can for sure also get some not-so-good ones out there (I’ve definitely tried that as well). But, a good cup of matcha latte is just a delicious, comforting drink to sip on. I love to have it on cafés or to make it at home during the colder months and then drink it while reading homeworks or doing some work. It just makes the day a little bit better (and I’m all about adding those small things into your everyday life that brings you more joy!).

🌱 Gua Sha Facial Massage

I had a little period of time where I forgot about doing gua sha facial massage, but I just got back into it again, and wow, I just really, really love it! And, I feel like I do such a great thing for my skin. It really stimulates the blood flow and circulation in your skin. I can recommend the Honesty Beauty Talk’s book where you can read and learn a lot more about the benefits of gua sha massages.

 

🌱 Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanse

As some of you might know, I have got a new job, in a health store – and I absolutely love being surrounded by healthy food products, supplements and natural skincare! A few weeks ago one of my colleagues recommended me to try the Antipodes Grapeseed Butter Cleanse, and I have fallen completely in love with it. This is the perfect cleanser, especially if you have dry skin, since it leaves your skin so smooth and soft afterwards! I feel like having a real spa night every night when I apply this to my face. It just smells divine and I love the little ritual with applying it in circular emotions, and then use a damped wash cloth over my face to gently remove it – it’s just the best!

 

What are your current favourites? Whether that be a new tea you have just tried, a book you have read recently, or something else! Share it in the comments and let’s us all inspire each other!

Holistic beauty & skincare

NATURLIGOLIE – ORGANIC FACIAL OILS

Indlæg skrevet i samarbejde med Naturligolie.dk, som har sendt mig nogle af deres produkter. Jeg har selv brugt deres olier igennem de sidste 2-3 års tid, og jeg er så begejstret for dem.

 

Indenfor de sidste par år er jeg virkelig begyndt at tænke mere og mere over hvad jeg bruger af produkter i alle livets aspekter. Jeg vil gerne have, at de er naturlige og ikke er fyldte med alverdens kemikalier og tilsætningsstoffer. Dette gælder især når det kommer til hudpleje, da jeg har lært at 60 % af hvad vi putter på vores hud bliver absorberet ind i blodbanerne og påvirker vores hormonsystem og krop, og dermed vores overordnede sundhed.

Hvorfor at økologiske olier er fantastiske

Det er netop på grund af ovenstående at jeg er blevet så vild med Naturligolie og deres produkter. Her får man de reneste, økologiske olier og det tilmed i en glasflaske i stedet for plastik. For ikke at nævne, at al deres emballage som produkterne bliver sendt afsted i er genbrugeligt og helt uden plastik, det er jeg virkelig stor fan af! Her er man altså sikret at man ikke putter nogle dårlige ingredienser på sin hud, men kun sunde, nærende, økologiske og rene olier som virkelig går ind og nærer og plejer huden.

At vælge økologiske produkter er ikke kun godt for din hud og din egen sundhed, men er også med til at passe på planeten, da produktionen af råvarerne dermed ikke er blevet sprøjtet med pesticider som går ned og forurener og skader jorden.

Forskellige olier til forskellige behov

Jeg kan rigtig godt lide at man hos Naturligolie kan købe enkelte olier, og så kan man helt selv gå ind og blande og mixe som man vil. På den måde kan man lave en olie mix som passer præcis til ens egen hudtype.

Jeg har selv siddet og studeret alle de forskellige olier og læst om hvad de er gode til, samt taget testen på deres hjemmeside for at finde ud af hvilke olier der er gode til lige netop min hudtype. Det er nemlig virkelig individuelt hvad for olier du har behov for, afhængig af din hudtype – om den er tør, moden eller om du har tendens til uren hud osv.

Jeg har tendens til tør hud / uren hud, og er for tiden rigtig glad for at bruge hybenkerneolie blandet med lidt granatæble olie og jojoba olie.

Jeg synes at olier er så skønne at smøre på huden, de sørger virkelig for at huden bliver dejlig blød og fugtet og når man så tilmed går ind og læser om de forskellige egenskaber som de diverse olier har, så bliver det bare endnu bedre, for så føler man virkelig at man gør noget godt for ens hud. Jeg har nu brugt olier i både ansigtet og på kroppen de sidste mange år, og jeg er virkelig glad for det – det gør huden smuk, blød, smidig og fugtet.

 

Du kan også lave dine egne produkter ud af de forskellige råvarer du kan købe hos Naturligolie. Jeg har selv lavet min egen læbepomade, en ansigtscreme og body butter – dem kan du finde opskrifterne på lige her.

 

Har du prøvet at bruge olier i ansigtet? Eller på kroppen? Hvis ja, hvilke olier er dine yndlings?

English:

This post is written in collaboration with Naturligolie.dk (Danish company which means ‘Natural Oils’), which have send me some of their products. I’ve personally used their products during the last 2-3 years and I’m so happy about them. 

Within the last couple of years I’ve really started to think more about what I use of products in all aspects of life. I want them to be natural and not filled with harmful chemicals and additives. This is especially important to me when it comes to skincare products, since I’ve learned that 60 % of what we put on our skin is getting absorbed into our bloodstream and affects our hormonal system and our body, and thereby our overall health. 

Why organic oils are amazing

It is exactly because of the above information that I’m so into Naturligolie and their products. Here you get the purest, organic oils and you also get them in a glass bottle instead of a plastic bottle. Not to miss, all their packaging which the products get send in is recyclable and completely without any plastic, and I really like that!
Here you are ensured that you won’t be putting any bad ingredients on your skin, but only healthy, nourishing, organic and pure oils which really nourishes the skin. 

To choose organic products is not just good for your skin and your overall health, it also helps protect the health of the planet since the production of the raw materials is not getting sprayed with pesticides which then absorbs into the ground and damages the Earth. 

 

Different oils for different needs

I really like that you from Naturligolie can buy oils separately and thereby go in and mix it together just as you like. In that way you can make a mixture which fits exactly your skintype.

I’ve been reading about all the different oils and what they are good for, and taken the test on their website to find out which oils are especially good for my skintype. Because it’s really individual what kind of oils different kind of skin types need – whether it is dry, mature or you have a tendency to breakouts.

Personally I have a tendency to dry skin / smaller breakouts and I’ve become really fond of rosehipseed oil mixed with some pomegranate oil and jojoba oil. 

I really find oils to be so lovely to put on the skin, they really make sure that the skin gets soft and moisturised, and when you start reading about the different benefits of the different oils it just gets even better, because then you really feel that they make a difference on your skin. I’ve now been using oils on my face and body for the last couple of years and I truly love it – it makes the skin glowy, soft and moisturised.

You can also make your own products from the products which you can buy through Naturligolie. I’ve personally made a lip balm, a face cream and a body butter – you can find the recipe for those right here.

Have you tried using oils on your face? Or on your body? If yes, then what are your favourite oils?

 

Books Holistic beauty & skincare

BOOK RECOMMENDATION – NATURALLY GORGEOUS

It’s time for another book recommendation, and this one I read in like 1-2 days, it is exactly what I LOVE to read about: health and beauty and natural ingredients which doesn’t harm you or the planet. The book is called Naturally Gorgeous and is written by Charlotte Vøhtz which is also the creator behind the brand Green People. I really find Charlotte’s story inspirering, she started her brand Green People because her daughter got eczema and they couldn’t find any products which she could use, so Charlotte created her own brand.

I got this as a birthday present from my sweet friend Ida, and she really knows me, because if I should have written a book, then this is basically what I would have written. It’s all about avoiding toxic ingredients in your skincare and food, eating nourishing food, drinking water and herbal teas, lots of suggestions for natural skincare, recommendation for dry brushing, DIY recipes for skincare products etc. You get the drill.

If you love natural skincare and beauty as much as I do, and I almost bet you do if you follow me either here on my blog or on Instagram, then you would for sure love this book as well.

 

English version of the book: Naturally Gorgeous – Essential Health and Beauty Secrets*

Danish version of the book: Sund og Smuk – uden tilsætning*

*Affiliate links have been used which mean that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy through this link

 

Read also: Book recommendation – Earth is Hiring

Happiness Personal

EVERYDAY HAPPINESS

The past week has been filled with lots of studying, great time with one of my best friends, coming home to valentines day to find that my boyfriend had bought me flowers and chocolate (so sweet, but I might have hinted it a bit too much, cause that is the first time in 5 years that that happens, nevertheless I’m so grateful and I love him so much) and I’ve been on a lovely yoga retreat with Cathrine on Samsø over the weekend <3

As you might have seen on Instagram, I’ve started tongue scraping and it’s incredibly satisfying once you first begin

I’ve also tried to make my very own face cream, and it turned out really well, it’s so thick and moisturising, perfect for dry winter skin!

I spend the weekend in this beautiful place (Mellem-Rummet) at Samsø on a yoga retreat held by Cathrine, and a lot of kind and loving people. We ate lots of delicious, healthy vegan food, practiced yoga, relaxed, drank herbal teas and just had time to just be. So lovely!

DIY Holistic beauty & skincare

HOMEMADE MOISTURIZING FACE CREAM

I just tried making my own face cream the other day, and it turned out really well. I asked you guys on Instagram if you wanted the recipe, and that was a solid yes! So, here you go!

The recipe is made with only 4 natural and pure ingredients and water. Simply, easy and you are then assured that you only put good ingredients on your face. Because remember, whatever you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Therefore I want to use as pure ingredients as possible.

The face cream is very moisturising, and perfect for dry winter skin. This cream is also perfect if you have very sensitive skin, because all the ingredients are very gentle and soothing.

If you are not used to putting oils on your face, then you might find the cream a bit too greasy to use as a day cream, but it sure is perfect for a very moisturising night cream.

homemade moisturizing face cream

face cream

Ingredients

  • 50 g almond oil
  • 10 g sheabutter
  •  6 g bee’s wax
  • 50 g water
  • a few drops of vitamin E oil (optional)

 

*Shea butter is known for repairing skin and boosting collagen

How to do it

It is so simple, you just put all the ingredients into a double boiler and melt it all together. Once it is all melted, you put it into the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Then you take it out and use a mixer to blend it all together until it has a nice, smooth consistency. Then use a spoon to scoop it into a glass or tin container, and voila you’ve got yourself your very own face cream!

 

Read also: Homemade natural and moisturizing lip balm

 

*Repair Skin & Boost Collagen with Raw Shea Butter – Dr. Axe, Food & Medicine 

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 NELLE NOELL

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 fjerde i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews er Nelle. Nelle er uddannet kosmetolog, og har arbejdet med adskillelige make-up og beauty brands. Derudover har hun arbejdet med spillefilm, musikvideoer, reklamefilm, lookbooks og fotoserier til magasiner. I dag har Nelle en stor passion for det holistiske, hvor hun på sin blog, youtube og Instagram deler ud omkring alt fra hudpleje, make-up, sundhed, selvværd og meget andet!

Hvis du vil vide mere omkring Nelles skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

Nelle Noell smiling and looking out the window

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

Meditation er det korte svar. Jeg tror på, at ro i krop og sind er det bedste man kan give sig selv og dermed også huden. Når vi formår at slappe af nedsættes kroppens stress hormoner og cellerne kan nyde godt af alt det gode vi spiser i stedet for at stresse, hvilket jeg har erfaret giver en enormt flot hud. Win, Win!

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet?

Rens: Youth To The People ansigts rens

Toner: Caudalie Beauty elixir

Serum: Glossier super bounce og EGF serum fra Bioeffect

Dagcreme: Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream

Gua sha fra honest beauty talk

 

Hvad er dine yndlingsprodukter til huden?

En god hamp handske og body olie. Det kan være mange forskellige. Plus gode, rene kosttilskud. Er ret glad for brandet vitaviva!

 

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

En god bog, serie eller plade, en ansigtsmaske, ny neglelak, lækre æteriske olier og en god kop te, raw kakao eller et glas vin. Så bliver det ikke meget bedre.

 

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Jeg afrenser, toner, bruger serum og natcreme. Plejer gerne at læse en bog og finde ind til et ”Happy space” inden jeg går i seng. Jeg tror på, det er vigtigt at tænke positive tanker inden, man falder i søvn, så man igennem hele natten sender gode vibrationer og manifesterer det gode i livet

green matcha latte in a cup

 

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Jeg vågner kl. 8 gerne efter 8-9 (10) timers søvn – elsker at sove! Så tjekker jeg Instagram og siger godmorgen til min kat (Emma), derefter mediterer vi (hun ligger på min mave) i 20 minutter. Hvis jeg har god tid laver jeg et par yogaøvelser, ellers sætter jeg straks min playliste på, med en masse sange der gør mig glad, så jeg er sikker på at min dag starter med god energi. Derfra drikker jeg en grøn spinat smoothie og en stor matcha latte og så i gang med min hudplejerutine, som minder meget om den jeg laver om aftenen, bare omvendt. Så er dagen i gang!

 

Tusinde tak til Nelle for at besvare spørgsmålene og for at lade os få et kig ind i hendes skønhedsrutiner!

 

Læs også: Holistisk interview med Tanja Gregersen, Carolina Ellie og Tine Emilie Svendsen.

DIY Holistic beauty & skincare

HOMEMADE NATURAL AND MOISTURIZING LIP BALM

Today it’s going to be all about how you can make your very own natural and moisturising lip balm! It only consist of 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make.

If you haven’t noticed it yet, then I can tell you that I love to make homemade skincare products. This time it was time to make homemade lip balm. I can absolutely not take credit for the recipe as I’ve mainly just followed ones I’ve found on the internet, but I’ve left out any kind of essential oils and just added some vitamin E oil. That is just my preference to leave out essential oils since I often find that lip balms can get too perfumed, and I actually just prefer the smell of more discrete and natural ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter, this just smells divine, if you ask me!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs of shea butter
  • 1 tbs of coconut oil
  • 1 tbs of beeswax
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil

This amount fills 4 of these small tin containers. 

 

How to do it

You put all the ingredients into a doubled boiler and wait for it all to melt and mix. Pour it all into small tin containers, I bought mine from Naturligolie.dk, and then put them in the fridge for about 1/2 hour. Easy peasy, now you’ve made homemade natural and moisturising lip balm!

 

“This is also a lovely little gift idea, which you can either give alone or you can make a little gift basket filled with homemade body butter, a body scrub and lip balm!

Holistic beauty & skincare Inspirering people

HOLISTISK SKØNHEDSINTERVIEW MED CAROLINA ELLIE

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 anden i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews er Carolina. Carolina er holistisk sundhedsterapeut og livsstilsmentor og lever af at hjælpe andre med at finde årsagen bag deres symptomer og skabe den krop og det liv som de drømmer om. Jeg er elle vild med at følge Carolina på Instagram og lære omkring hendes mange gode tips og tricks til hvordan man få flottere hud og blive et sundere menneske. Jeg har selv fulgt en af Carolinas workshops og fik masser af gode guldkorn til hvordan jeg kunne optimere min egen sundhed. Jeg har også mødt Carolina i virkeligheden, og hun er et skønt menneske der bare stråler af livsglæde og passion for sit eget felt.
Hvis du vil vide mere omkring Carolinas egne skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

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

2 ting: At dyrke yoga, og spise grøntsager. Det lyder super kedeligt, men det er så sandt. Vi komplicerer ofte vores krop og sundhed, og vi glemmer det mest basale. Jeg ser det gang på gang hos mine klienter – vi bliver nødt til at gå back to basics! Tilbage i køkkenet med en røvfuld grøntsager og snit 😉
Yoga er det mest fantastiske system til både krop og sind, og du bliver beviseligt gladere, mere tilfreds, og roligere indeni. Det er et uundværligt afbræk i en travl hverdag (og travlt samfund), og jeg ville ønske at alle verdenslederne startede deres dag med 30 minutters yoga 😉
 

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet?

Traumeel-salve, som er en homøopatisk salve, du kan få i helsekosten. Det er et vidunderprodukt til uren hud! Jeg bruger den som afsluttende creme inden jeg går i seng, hvis jeg får en bums. Den er fuldstændig uundværlig. Derudover elsker jeg Avivirs ansigtscreme med hyaluronsyre, og Jane Iredale’s Purepressed Base Mineral Foundation. For f*nden, det er en god foundation, der endda plejer min hud mens jeg har den på. Alle pengene værd!

Hvad er dine yndlingsprodukter til huden?

Olier og ler. Jeg bruger ikke penge på dyre skønhedsprodukter og dippedutter. Jeg holder mig til de rene råvarer og forkæler min hud med ler, hybenkerneolie, aloe vera og massage. Jeg er også blevet stor fan af oilcleansing/pulling, som jeg snart skriver et indlæg omkring. Har aldrig haft pænere 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?

Enten en tur i kurbad hos Frederiksberg Kurbad, hvor der er saunagus og hjemmelavet bodyscrub. Min krop og sjæl er helt smørblød efter sådan en tur, og jeg skal nærmest skrabes væk med dejskraber efter sådan et par timer. Ellers elsker jeg at få en deluxe mani-pedi hos Nails Cph på Borgergade, som er tæt på, hvor jeg bor. De russiske kvinder der har det er effektive og kan virkelig deres kram.
 

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Jeg renser mit ansigt enten med oilcleansing eller rasuller, og masserer mit ansigt igennem med min dagcreme og olie, så huden får let rødme. På den måde optager huden meget mere de gode indholdsstoffer, og får transporteret affaldsstofferne væk.
Inden jeg skal sove, får jeg mine kosttilskuds-cocktail: 2 x Mega B-Stress fra Solaray, of 3 kapsler Trypton*t fra Naturdrogertiet. Man sover som en drøm på den kombi!

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Min hund vækker min kæreste og jeg, fordi den vil ud at gå, og derefter skal jeg have morgenmad. Jeg ELSKER morgenmad, og er altid sulten når jeg vågner. Jeg får en kæmpe grøn smoothie med alskens gode sager i, en kop god øko-kaffe, og så ser jeg Go’Morgen Danmark. Jeg ville ønske, at jeg var sådan en type der mediterede og sad i Lotus-stilling om morgenen, men det gør jeg altså ikke. Til gengæld er det mega hyggeligt, og jeg bliver i godt humør af det. Så tager jeg meditationen senere 😉

Tusinde tak til Carolina for at besvare spørgsmålene og give os et indblik i hendes skønhedsrutiner! 

Læs også: Holistisk skønhedsinterview med Tanja Gregersen