Food for good skin and health

April 29, 2008

I am sorry for my absence for almost two weeks. I am extremely upset that I am unable to access WordPress in Shanghai. I am trying to tap on proxy servers to get through the firewall.

I have been in Shanghai for a more than a week. I do like this place very much. The weather is cool but sometimes the wind sends down a chill into my bones!

Everything is great except my skin – it is cracking. I have been putting on more moisturizer for the past few days. I am heading to the mega supermarket to get baby oil later.

I came upon an advertising newsletter which is distributed out at the subway station. There is a section on lifestyle that talks about the type of food you could eat to improve the condition of various parts of your body.

Here are the tips:

Tip #1: Improve your hair condition

Eat small wheat which provides organic and natural nutrients. It also helps to prevent the growth of white hair, balding, and it provides a healthy shine to your hair!

This is really new to me. I am definitely going to try this out.

Tip #2: Care for your brains

It is really simple – just eat biscuits. With a well-balanced level of sugar, biscuits help our build our brains cells and improve memory.

I should have eaten more biscuits during my examination period.

Tip #3: Protect your eyes

Yes, it is definitely carrots which are rich in Vitamin A. It helps to improve eye sight, prevent astigmatism. Besides protecting your eyes, chomping down carrots would also make your skin happy.

Tip #4: Love your heart

Eat the silky, white and soft tofu which helps to prevent blood clots and high blood pressure. Tofu also contains calcium for your body.

I love tofu, and it is pretty easy to find tofu in Shanghai.

Tip #5: Protect your digestive system (This has been my health problem for ages)

This is not something everyone would like – garlic. It is reported that people who consume garlic often enough, would face lesser indigestion problems.

Tip #6: Get good skin (listen up everyone!)

The orange and funny looking vegetable that is iconic for Halloween – the pumpkin. (I am surprised too.) Well, pumpkin contains Vitamin A and helps reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

I am posting this entry with the help of my dear friend in Singapore, Elaine. Thanks a lot my friend. I will definitely try to tap onto some proxy servers so that I can post more often. 


Bad hair habits (Part 1)

March 16, 2008

If you have not bought the April issue of CLEO (Singapore), I suggest you go grab a copy now. It is definitely worth more than S$4.40. This issue is jam packed with cool beauty tips! Otherwise, stay tune to my blog, I will push out the great beauty tips over the next days.

For today, I am going to talk about breaking bad habits that you are doing to your tresses. I received death penalty for all cases – red alert mode for me again.

Listen up.

Bad habit #1: Pulling all your hair back from the front to tie a tight ponytail.

I can attest that a tight ponytail gives us a really nice and neat look – the stark look that I like very much. However, it causes our hairline to recede, making our forehead look a lot higher.

Break habit #1: Tie your hair loosely to the side (CLEO says it is more chic than a ponytail!) 

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Bad habit #2: Constantly tying up your hair at one place.

Well, I can be quite boring, so I would stick to the style that works best. However, constantly tying hair at one place would stress the protective layer of our hair, causing hair strands to be more brittle and snap at mid-length.

Break habit #2: Alternate between high and low ponytail (a loose one!)

Bad habit #3: Wearing sunglasses on the top of your head

I love doing that – I think I look quite cool with that huge shades on my head. However, strands tend to tangle on the hinges or nosepiece and causing the hair to be more liable to breakage. With this said, I recall that I have bad experiences trying to remove my tangled hair from the hinges. So, coolness or painless?

Break habit #3: Keep your shades under the shade – your bag.

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Bad habit #4: Twirling hair with your fingers

Constantly twirling hair in the smae place leaves semi-permanent kinks, especially if you do it to wet hair. I always do this! Oh no.

Break habit #4: Keep your fingers busy with other things (CLEO: try doodling)

Habits are hard to break. A definite tough job for me as I have four habits to work on.