Skincare 101 - Layers and Functions of the Skin
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Natural Beauty, Skin Care, Skincare 101

Skincare 101: Skin Functions and Layers & How It Works

“Filters are great, but great skin is better!” — amaiaa Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s also the heaviest. And, it’s a lot more complex than you would have ever imagined. Most of us rarely consider our skin beyond how it’s looking, but if you really think about it, our skin is what’s holding us all together. Our skin is like the vault that does its best to ensure everything that’s precious—our internal organs and systems—stay safe and protected. Our skin also carries out the very important tasks of making us feel physical sensations and of regulating our body temperatures. 1,000 nerve endings. 650 sweat glands. 20 blood vessels. That’s just for one square inch of skin. The average person has about 20 square feet of skin. And if you want to ace your skincare game, you’ve got to look after all of that. At amaiaa, we believe beautiful skin starts with great...

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Beauty Thoughts with Meditation and Mindfulness
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Beauty Thoughts, Natural Beauty, Skin Care

Beauty Thoughts: Meditation and Mindfulness for Glowing Skin

“Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran There are beauty secrets that come in a bottle. And then, there are beauty secrets that work inside out, including our beauty thoughts. Secrets that have come down to us through the centuries, through scriptures and that have now been proven by science. These secrets are a way of life. They help us overcome the challenges of modern living, and when we are able to channel them in a holistic manner, they help give us good health, which then reflects in the way we look. When you feel calm, you radiate a calm glow; when you are rejuvenated, you look vibrant; when your body’s nourished, you look healthy. At amaiaa, we believe wholesome wellness is a cornerstone of beauty. For what is beauty, if not a healthy, vibrant, glow! Energy follows thought, it is said. This is...

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Bedtime Rituals for Glowing Skin & Better Sleep
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Beauty Sleep, Natural Beauty, Skin Care

7 Bedtime Rituals for Glowing Skin and Better Sleep Now

“Sleep, sleep, beauty bright, Dreaming in the joys of the night.” — William Blake How well you sleep has everything to do with how good you look. But what you do before you hit the hay all adds up, too. We spoke to you about resetting your body clock and sleep schedule on our previous post. Experts recommend cultivating sleep hygiene—a combination of bedroom environment and night-time routines that promote restful sleep. The good news is, sleep hygiene is not cast in stone and can be tailored to suit your individual needs and personality. The better news is, there are some rituals you can use as a starting point on your road to developing sleep hygiene, so you’re not left floundering in the dark. The best news is, some of these rituals are great for your skin, even if you’re not looking to better your sleep practices! We’ve put together seven super-soothing bedtime rituals that...

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Rest Your Sleep Schedule for Healthy Skin
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Beauty Sleep, Natural Beauty, Skin Care

Reset Your Sleep Schedule & Circadian Rhythm for Healthy Skin

“Having peace, happiness and healthiness (sic) is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.” — Beyonce When you sleep, your body repairs itself. The same holds true for your skin. When you go to bed, your cortisol (stress hormone) levels drop and your melatonin (sleep hormone) levels rise. Cortisol causes wear and tear in your body while melatonin is responsible for the repair. Basically, when you sleep, your cells are at work: Your body and your skin are undoing the damage caused to them through the day, whether from the environment or from your body’s own metabolic processes.  Many research has proven that beauty sleep is pretty much a one-size-fits-all, one-stop solution to all your beauty woes. Restorative sleep, that is adequate sleep at appropriate hours, has been found to be associated with more youthful skin, brighter eyes with fewer dark circles and reduced puffiness, fewer...

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Nourish Your Skin with a Healthy Vegan Breakfast
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Diet, Natural Beauty

Nourish Your Skin: Eight super-nutrients your skin needs now

“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.” — Anon Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Taking care of your skin isn’t just about taking care of that glow, but also about ensuring your skin does well what it was intended to do: Protect your internal organs from environmental damage, serve as the first line of defence against infections, and facilitate that all-important sense of touch. For it to do that, your skin needs to be healthy. At amaiaa, we believe that good health is essential to good looks. When your skin is healthy, it will look healthy and that radiant glow will be yours to own. According to research, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, wholegrains and vegetable oils has been associated with lesser photo-ageing and skin wrinkling, when compared to a diet that’s heavier in red meats, whole...

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Skin and Health Benefits from Spices
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Diet, Natural Beauty

7 Immunity-Boosting Spices with Top Skin and Health Benefits

‘A different spice is the most interesting thing to me!’ — Nobu Matsuhisa Ever wondered why a pumpkin spiced latte feels like TLC in a cup? Or what it is about that perfect apple pie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy? In India, this is called the magic of spices. Gourmands call it the play of delicate flavors on your palate. Science calls it the power of antioxidants. So not only do spices add that touch of exotic to your food, they’re incredible for your health—and for your skin. Also, spices in India have long been used for their medicinal qualities. We’ve had home remedies for just about everything from common cold, cough, and nausea, to zits, dandruff, and dry skin. Over the last few decades, modern science has backed many of these claims. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, spices are concentrated sources of antioxidants—those miracle compounds...

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Dark chocolate - a natural food for a beauty diet
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Diet, Natural Beauty

The Beauty Diet: 10 natural foods for glowing skin

‘Eating well is a form of self-love.’ — Anon You are what you eat. When your body’s nourished, you look healthy. That is the power of proper nutrition. It works from the inside, in a holistic and natural manner, to help give you a healthy, wholesome life that then reflects in the way you look. At amaiaa, we believe wholesome wellness is a cornerstone of beauty. For what is beauty, if not a healthy, vibrant, glow! According to the ancient Indian medical treatise, Sushruta Samhita, which also laid down the foundation for Ayurveda, your body is composed of the three doshas (elements) of air, fire and water. When the three are in balance, your body is full of health and vitality, and when they’re not, it affects your metabolism, your hormones, your joints, and it shows on your skin. So for instance, if there is an excess of air, your body will...

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luxury facial oil - atma - Beauty Shortlist Award 2020 - commended winner
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Beauty

Our ‘atma oil’ wins a Beauty Shortlist Award again in 2020!

Our luxury facial oil, atma, is a Beauty Shortlist Awards commended winner in 2020! After being a commended winner in 2019, we are honored to receive this prestigious award again. We love to see our atma oil's exquisite formula being recognized for the amazing quality and skincare results it provides women all around the world. In the product review process, a panel of expert judges thoroughly tests products against other skincare products and some of the biggest brands in the industry! They look for the highest quality standards in beauty, skincare, and wellness. We were excited to see that our atma oil received raving reviews by the Beauty Shortlist Award experts. about the award-winning atma: Atma is the morning radiance to keep your skin illuminated all day, it's 'secret of the soul' formula was created to enhance your natural beauty and encourage a healthy glow. It is truly...

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jojoba oil benefits for your skin and face - amaiaa beauty
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Natural Beauty, Oil Benefits, Skin Care

7 amazing jojoba oil benefits for the face and skin

Jojoba Oil – you won’t be the first to not pronounce it correctly, so let us begin right there- it's ho-ho-ba. Not only does it sound like a little magic spell, it also works like a charm, especially for your skin. Jojoba Oil is referred to as an “oil” but it is, in fact, a liquid wax. And that makes all the difference.  Before we get into all the benefits of Jojobal oil, we’ll cover the origin of this amazing ingredient, then we’ll share with you our personal favorite Jojoba oil benefits for both your face and skin and how to use it for different purposes.   About Jojoba oil and it’s Benefits The origin of Jojoba oil dates back to the earliest evidence from Native Americans, who used it for many benefits, Jojoba Oil is produced from the seed of the Jojoba plant, its botanical name is Simmondsia Chinensi, a shrubby tree that is...

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What are facial oils? - including essential oils
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Natural Beauty, Natural Facial Oils, Skin Care

What are facial oils?

There is so much being said about the right skincare ritual, and selection of products that will help achieve our best skin yet. And among all of this, safety of products, clean ingredients, natural sources are soon becoming a top priority in the consideration set, without ever compromising on the efficacy. And one finds that there is almost never complete information available out there which can help us make the right choice.  One such mysterious product is the facial oil that always seems to have people wondering whether to accept it as an all-in-one wonder or to run away from it. So today at amaiaa, we decided to demystify it for you, so you know all that there is to learn about these amazing beauty potions. Facial oils are those lovely magical natural oils that are extremely nourishing and emollient in nature and hence are great for delicate facial skin....

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