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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naturally glowing skin
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Natural Beauty, Natural Facial Oils, Skin Care

How to get naturally glowing skin with 6 simple tips

“Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahlil Gibran While it can’t be argued that we live in a world of endless beauty promises, most of them in fancy bottles and jars; there is still abundant value in learning the road to beauty and glow through wellness. Naturally glowing skin is a result of many factors This includes physical, emotional, and environmental factors. In order to achieve the ultimate glow, one needs to be mindful of every factor impacting it. From what you eat, what you practice, what you think, how you feel, and so on. We at amaiaa have always professed that the road to outer elegance is through inner wellness. We find the best of essential oils and other natural goodness filled ingredients to curate them into amazing blends. Our amaiaa facial oils are inspired by beauty secrets passed along generations of women...

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Importance of a Skincare Routine
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Natural Beauty, Oil Benefits, Skin Care

How To Use Facial Oils In Your Morning, Day & Night Routine

Have you considered adding a face oil to your skincare routines? While all women are concerned about their skin, not everyone follows a specific skincare routine. Do you have a skin care routine? Or, do you just prefer to fall asleep each night and not worry too much about what is on your skin? You may not think too much about your skin care routine, but the truth is you should. Your skin is one of the largest organs your body has, and it works hard every day to protect our bodies from harmful elements. Taking care of your skin and developing a skin care routine is important, because it can help this organ do its job better and longer. If you want amazing skin that last forever or at least for the next twenty years, the choices you make today will definitely help that happen. Beautiful skin is a lifelong...

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6 Benefits & Uses of Apricot Oil for Beautiful Skin and Hair
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Natural Beauty, Oil Benefits, Skin Care

6 apricot oil benefits & uses for beautiful skin and hair

about the apricot oil Apricots are a small stone fruit with a kernel (or seed) inside that's said to have great healing and beauty powers. It’s an amazing fruit which is not only delicious but also really packed with goodness for holistic wellness. Apricot oil or apricot kernel oil is extracted from the kernels or seeds of the apricot. The apricot tree or Prunus armeniaa belongs to the Prunus genus of the Rosaeae family and thought to have origins in China, Korea, and Japan. The scientific name is derived from Armenia but was present during ancient Greece and Rome. Apricots are small, golden orange fruits with velvety skin and flesh that is not overly juicy but smooth and quite sweet with a unique flavor of slight musk with a faint tartness. It is often consumed raw and used in juices, jams, jellies, chutneys, pastries, and pies. The large pit or kernel is where the...

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Should you apply oil with makeup
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Natural Beauty, Natural Facial Oils, Skin Care

Can you use facial oils with makeup?

While you may be trying multiple skincare products and keeping a close eye on all the latest trends in beauty, it is quite likely that facial oils have not yet made it to the list of products you’d like to try. And let us assure you, you are not alone. Maybe you’ve stayed away because you lack the information and all that you need to know about facial oils. As we continue these series of answering key questions around facial oils, let’s address another one here – should you use facial oils along with makeup? If you have oily skin or you think that your skin is nourished enough and doesn’t need extra hydration, it is possible that you have never felt the need for facial oils. Facial oils, however, are not one of those skin care products reserved solely for dry skin – really, practically anyone can use facial...

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How to Apply Facial Oils
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Natural Beauty, Natural Facial Oils, Skin Care

How to apply facial oils

For some beauties, skincare begins and ends at a bath with regular soap, while some others follow a multiple-steps elaborate skincare ritual. And of course there are more than a lot who have purchased a mysterious product, for instance, a facial oil, given all the buzz around them, but are not sure how to apply it, what is the right time, is there a specific ritual, whether to accept it as an all-in-one wonder or to run away from it. So first of all, let us tell you, if you are one of those who are curious to learn about the magical world of facial oils, we have all the answers to make it super simple for you. And we must tell you that you made an excellent investment towards your skincare! Yes, you read that right, we cannot stress enough about the benefits of facial oils. These oils...

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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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