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My Holy Grail: Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Gel

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We all want skin perfection. We spend money figuring out how to stop pimples from building empires on our faces. We risk ourselves trying cosmetic products to address the oiliness or dryness of our skin. We avail facial services in hope that our pimple marks or large pores would be gone right away.

But how much are you willing to burn cash just to solve your skin problems?

May this article end the myopic view that — the higher the price of the product, the better the result will be. Because one can always find a product that is inexpensive yet effective.

The Product and its Background

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Just like my new holy grail, Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Gel. Sounds uninteresting right? Aloe Vera is a plant I barely care about when I was a kid. But going back to history class, I learned that Cleopatra has sworn her beauty to the power of honey, milk, and aloe vera.

The said plant is rich source of saponins, compounds which possess antimicrobial properties that fight against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Furthermore, it’s jelly-like substance from the leaves contains 75 different minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes which are good for human health.

The Plant of Immortality, as called by Ancient Egyptians, clearly justifies why it is widely used in cosmetic industry for the manufacture of lotions, shampoos, makeups, and soaps.

Nature Republic’s 92% Aloe Vera Gel holds the spotlight for pioneering this cosmetic gel. It soothes dry, dehydrated, inflamed and sunburnt areas of the skin. And this fast-absorbing product does not leave a greasy feeling; which oily people worry about when using moisturizer. It is also a known vulnerary, it speeds up the healing of wounds, burns, abrasions, psoriasis, and even to bug bites. Impressed?

How to Use It

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As to how I personally use the product, it serves as a moisturizer to my face, body and hair. But often times I mask it as sleeping pack. I apply a thick layer of gel onto my face and let it dry before I shut my eyes to bed. I greatly notice how tiny bumps on my face subsided and disappeared after a day or two.

When I had a trouble with my large pimples and red marks, I tried to put a thick amount of gel on the affected area. The next day, they unbelievably disappeared.

Recommendations

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Often times, my friends compliment me and ask my secret for having a flawless and glowing skin (sometimes they accused of me getting back to my ex lol).

It has been seven months and the tub is just half empty. I can’t help but fall in love with the product. It is inexpensive for the amount of P249 (300ml) which can be consumed for almost a year. The product is worth the hype. It heals the pimple. It makes the tiny bumps disappeared. It moisturizes the skin without making it look oily.

There are so much more to be said. It’s for you to try.

 

Resource:

http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/aloe_vera_facts/943/

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FIVE WAYS ON HOW I FREE MYSELF FROM PIMPLES

Acne breakouts can inevitably last longer than a romantic relationship. Holds true. But what is more alarming is when you get the nonsense privileged to be judged and subjected to evil-thought jokes that humiliate and damage your self-worth for having skin impurities.

 May it be from bacteria, hormonal changes, heredity, cosmetics with greasy consistency, medication to certain illness — pimples or acnes start when an oily substance called sebum clogs the pores. They appear on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although such problem may not be a serious health risk, scars often bring frustration especially when it cannot be concealed anymore. At such, prevention is better than cure notion can be applied. This then compelled me to write my top five ways on how I free myself from pimples. Let’s begin, shall we?

  


1. NEVER TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH YOUR DIRTY HANDS. This is the rule of thumb. Don’t complain that you get multiple pimples every day when you touch your face like a gaming tablet. Remember that you are not just transferring germs but you are also irritating the area that needs healing. Thereby, you have to wash your hands or apply alcohol if something bitches you out. You must use facial tissues to gently wipe the oil on your face. I don’t recommend handkerchief since you are putting back the oil and dirt; it’s not cool to recycle bacteria. Try this for a week or two and you would notice the difference! 

2. GET A COMPLETE REST AND PROPER DIET.
Of course, nobody loves sleep deprivation. When we consider sleep a maintenance time, it not only brings good mood and more productivity, it also conditions the pores to make the skin look younger and healthier. When you stay late, obviously your skin will secrete more sebum which causes pimples. In addition, try to monitor your diet. Sometimes the blame can be on the food with high-sugar or high-fat diet that promotes sebum production. Disclaimer, this can be empirical depending on how your body reacts. Anyhow, if you can’t find the culprit, better yet just eat more vegetables and fruits. 

3. HAVE A HYGIENE RITUAL.
Never sleep with make-up unless it’s your dream to be the next slut named Sleeping Beauty. Cleanse your face at least twice a day, more than this can cause skin irritation and reverse effect. If you over-wash and over-scrub for the love of cleanliness, basic oils are reduced so the skin will oversupply oils. Another cause of breakout, certainly.

4. USE A TONER.
Applying a small amount of toner to a cotton ball and gently blotting or wiping your face with it gives the appearance of smaller pores. It also restores our skin pH balance quickly, helps bind moistures and prevent ingrown hairs. However finding a product that works on you can be challenging. Just a piece of advice, if it irritates you for a day or two, discontinue it. 

5. ALWAYS USE A SEPARATE TOWEL AND CLEAN PILLOW CASE.
If you are a kind of person who uses the same towel for your body and face, it’s about time. When you use your towel to dry out your body and hair, the remaining substances from the conditioner and shampoo are transferred to the towel and to your face as well. Thus, this doesn’t help since some of the contents of hair care products have oils and substances that clog the pores. Making sure that your pillowcase is always clean also counts. The sweat we produce when we sleep stays on our pillowcase, so if you don’t change it once or twice a week surely you are inviting acne formation.

 Having these things said, I hope you realized that at the end of the day, it’s much easier to treat skin impurities over one’s prejudices. Being flawless doesn’t give us the right to put down other people. May this be a reminder that our goal as a human being is to uplift one another. After all, love for beauty is meaningless without love for humanity.