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Monday, June 27

5 Tips to Oil Free Skin

Glistening skin is my number one dilemma. I don't know how to get rid of it anymore. I have tried several products for oily skin but it seem as though its not working. Of course I have only tried those than I can afford. It pisses me off every time I look in the mirror, wow too shiny! Haha! And then I have to reapply face powder frequently.

OK, maybe I have to try another set of tips on how to tame my oil-glazed face.

STEP 1: CLEANSEProper washing will free pores from oil. Use a mild, hypoallergenic soap or facial cleanser and tap water. Never rinse with hot water, which can lead to dryness and irritation, although warm water is fine. Gently pat dry.
STEP 2: PREVENT Prone to breakouts? After cleansing and toning, use an acne-preventing gel daily for one month then apply every other day thereafter. If your problem is shine, use an oil-absorbing moisturizer which leaves an oil-free finish. 
STEP 3: PROTECTOily skin also needs sun protection too. Harmful UV rays cause skin to age. Get coverage from sunscreen, moisturizer, and makeup packed with SPF. 
STEP 4: CONTROLA water-based, fragrance-free face powder that allows your skin to breathe is your secret to glowing yet matte skin and is great for touch-ups throughout the day. But before applying, use oil-blotting paper first to erase oil.
STEP 5: MIDDAY CHECKStop and assess your face. With a cotton ball, apply an astringent, cleansing cloth, or antibiotic (the choice depends on the amount of oil your skin secretes) to keep the dirt and grime from going deep into your skin. 

Hope it will work this time *sigh*


Our neighbor gave us two guyabano early today. They got it from their own tree which bears plenty of fruits. Honestly I'm not fond of guyabano, I have tasted it waaaay baaacckk and boy, I don't like the taste. The same as how I dislike durian. heehee!

That was before, but I don't know now, well maybe I should give a second try and give guyabano a chance to justify how healthy and delicious fruit it is.

Guyabano/Soursop (Scientific Name: Annona muricata Linnaeus) A.K.A  Guanabana & Graviola

Let's take a closer look and fall in love. :)

Guyabano/Soursop Fruit Nutrition

Guyabano belongs to the family of Annonaceae, (A. muricata L.). The flesh of the fruit consist of a white edible pulp that is high in carbohydrates and considerable amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Potassium and dietary fiber. Guyabano is low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium. Not only is guyabano a good health food, it also taste delicious. The tree and fruit is known in various names: Guyabano in Filipino, Soursop in English, Graviola in Brazil, and Guanabana in Spanish.

About the Guyabano

The heart shaped / oblong guyabano fruit has a dark green, leathery and spike-like skin that measures from 8 to 12 inches long and can weigh up to 2.5 kilos. The creamy and delectable flesh contains from 60 to 100 black-brown seeds that are indigestible and non-edible.

The guyabano tree is relatively small. It usually grows from 8 to less than 20 feet high and is sensitive to very cold temperatures. The guyabano tree requires a lot of water, warmth and humidity and is usually grown in the tropics. It is cultivated commercially in Central & South America, West Africa, Asia and South Florida in limited numbers.

Products made from Guyabano fruit:

Aside from being eaten raw, the guyabano fruit is processed into candies, tarts, shakes, ice-cream, sherbets and other beverages.

Medicinal Uses of Guyabano

Guyabano has been used as folkloric herbal medicine in many regions thought the world. It is considered to be antispasmodic, sudorific and emetic. A decoction (boiling in water) of guyabano leaves is used to kill bedbugs and head lice.

To reduce fever, a decoction of leaves can be taken internally or the leaves added to bathing water also has the same effect. The crushed fresh leaves are also applied on skin eruptions for faster healing. A poultice of young guyabano leaves is applied on the skin to alleviate rheumatism and other skin infections like eczema. Applied during the healing of wounds, this can result in less or no skin scars. The decoction can also be used as a wet compress on swollen feet and other inflammations.

The juice of the fruit is taken orally as a herbal remedy for urethritis, haematuria and liver ailments.

Studies are underway by leading medical institutes, universities and pharmaceutical companies of the healing properties of guyabano against cancers. Initial findings show that certain compounds and chemicals extracted from guyabano leaves, seeds, fruit and bark appear to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells remain unaffected.

Other uses of Guyabano

Pulverizing the guyabano seeds and mixing it with soap & water is used as effective spray against caterpillars, armyworms and leafhoppers on plants.

The guyabano leaves are believed to have a tranquilizing and sedative properties. In the Netherlands Antilles, the leaves are placed inside pillows or placed on top of the mattress to induce a good night's sleep.
Wow, enough facts to love guyabano...

Well, I ought to like it;)

Sasha ❤s Crocs

This is Sasha's 4th pair of Crocs. This is actually her school shoes, good thing the school is not too strict, so I'm relieved.

Hubby and I decided to buy her this considering that its rainy season already. Just in case it gets wet, I have no problem of replacing another new shoes unlike those leather-made shoes.

She definitely loves it!