✨ Old fella in the stars ✨ 16”x20” • up on the website for purchase TOMORROW!
Did you know these saguaros don’t even start growing arms until they’re 75 to 100 years old? Just takin’ their sweet time 🌵
Dry skin, scientifically named xerosis is a common skin problem that affects many people. Skin thickening and skin thinning and is triggered by both climate, environment, lifestyle, etc. called exogenous factors (external forces) and medication, hormone fluctuations, organ diseases, called endogenous factors (internal forces). Skin needs a certain amount of water to maintain elasticity and smoothness. Intercellular meaning occurring between the cells is a means of regulating the humidity of the skin. Emollients, such as Coco Shai Whipped Butter™ help to "restore damaged intercorneocyte lipid structures and increase the water content of the skin, helping to reduce scaling and improving its barrier function." To make simple, these are the natural moisturizing factors
Oily skin is also a common problem in many people. Sebaceous glands can be found behind the ear, the face, upper chest, back, hair follicles, etc. The amount of sebum secreted from the sebaceous glands vary from person to person. Foods that cause inflammation contribute to oily skin. Common foods that contribute are: sugar (not a food, junk), certain oils, such as canola, sunflower, safflower, gluten, wheat, dairy aka cow puss, animal flesh, which not only increases oily skin, but risk for Igf1, causing cancer, which makes you age faster. I am always asked by clients, which products are good for certain things. For oily skin, Ceminty Lavender Facial Mask™, Turmeric Anti Inflammatory Frost™, and Shai Butter Moisturizer™, in that order. The charcoal and bentonite clay in the mask will trap toxins and eliminate them, while the turmeric will encourage lymphatic drainage and decrease inflammation, and the moisturizer hydrates, balances, and encourages blood flow
Hope this helped! Remember the body likes to be balanced aka homeostasis at all times. Find the balance and it will show on your skin 👏🏽😘👁🌼🖤 #healthy#organic#vegan#girlboss#shopsmall#esthetician#skincarespecialist#crueltyfree#greenliving#femaleentrepreneur#organicskincare#naturalskincare#aviskincare#ecofriendly#organicbeauty#botanical#bloggerstyle#holistic#beauty#entrepreneur#ceo#blog#brand#monochrome#quotes
Just my mum multitasking in her natural habitat and drinking tea.
I was very inspired by the @amaliah_com podcast last week. They touched upon cutting our parent(s) some slack when it comes down to choosing a career/ lifestyle which sole purpose isn’t to make money. I too struggled with convincing my mum about choosing art as a passion and career. What both @selinabakkar and @nafisa_bakkar mentioned, was how privileged we actually are, to be able to choose and to be able to share our struggles online. Meanwhile, our parents are still dealing with their pasts and the aftermath - which is why they tell the same stories of hardship and of being immigrants or second generation immigrants. I did a little interview thing with my Mum where we discussed her life/ growing up/ working/ racism etc.
A lot of the things she mentioned were situations and stories I had heard a countless amount of times, but I wanted to share little excerpts and quotes she mentioned:
What do you remember about living in Gujarat (India) ? ‘I moved to Preston (England) when I was around 5 years old so I only remember bits, I remember travelling from Bombay to back home in Karmar (a village) because my Dad worked in the city so we went back and forth a lot. I remember sitting outside my home in the villiage looking up at the sky, I remember my uncles and aunties. I remember once being chased and bitten by a dog. The worst thing that happened to me was when I burnt myself when I was three years old. My memories of the burn were quite vague, I can never tell if they are my memories or that which other people have told me. But I do remember an open fire in the village and having a oinee ( scarf) wrapped around my head, I was about three years old and I was playing near the fire. Suddenly the end of my oinee caught on fire and I remember struggling to take it off while it was a light but it wouldn’t come off. The fire burnt the side of my face and my arm and it still remains scarred to this day. I remember villiagers coming to see me - see the girl that got burnt and people rubbing ink and sugar on my burns to help with the heat because medical attention wasn’t great back then’ - continued