“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...
“Having peace, happiness and healthiness (sic) is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.”
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...
“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”
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...
‘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...
‘Eating well is a form of self-love.’
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...
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...
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...
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....
Hello amaiaa lovelies,
Happy June and may this month be full of bright beautiful smiles. Sunshine or rain, lets never be without our sunscreen!
Last month I spoke about mindfulness and putting oneself first. As someone once said “Once you fall in love with yourself, the game is over.”
Keeping the same thread of thought, this month is a tribute to our ever growing amaiaa family and to all you, beauties!
Just over a year ago, amaiaa was born! It’s a time of true reflection and reminiscing the beautiful journey so far with endless memorable moments of intrigue, adventure and passion. Connecting women globally from all walks of life and ethnicities being able to touch the hearts of so many diverse wonderful beautiful women across the globe, was always my belief, dream and is now reality.
I want to take a moment to honor and salute our mothers, grandmothers and their mothers paying homage to the offerings of Mother Nature,...
At amaiaa, we love a good oil, which is why our luxury facial oils are formulated with the best nature can offer. This includes the exotic and seductive jasmine flower. Derived in Persia, jasmine is known for its sweet, intoxicating and arguably romantic fragrance.
We’ve all tried jasmine tea and smelled its sultry fragrance from an essential oil diffuser, but have you ever tried jasmine oil on your skin? Probably not! Let’s talk about all the amazing jasmine oil benefits for your face, skin and overall well-being (because beauty is about the inside too!).
Here are our favorite jasmine oil benefits:
Benefit 1 - Natural Antiseptic
The first jasmine oil benefit is that it can serve as an amazing disinfectant as it carries an abundance of natural antiseptic properties. Its components include benzoic acid and benzyl benzoate, which are chemicals that kill and inhibit both bacteria and fungi. Jasmine essential oil can speed...