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Earth Elements: Quick Picks for Holistic Health

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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As a new year approaches, people are seeking new ways to reach optimum health and wellness goals. Fairly new to the beauty scene, Earth Elements has set itself apart from the rest with an all-natural approach to holistic health in the form of 100% natural products for hair and skincare, beauty and wellness. Under The Dryer caught up with Earth Elements sales representative Danelle Wright to get the exclusive on the perfect quick and easy beauty products that you can gift to your partner, child, pixie, etc... and at affordable prices.

With two locations in the Half-Way-Tree Corporate Area (Savannah Plaza and Southdale Plaza), Earth Elements is accessible and affordable with something for every lot and lifestyle. Earth Elements strikes the balance between finding nature's best solutions to hair and skincare needs and the technology that complements them. With its wide array of soaps, body scrubs, essential oils, diffusers, incense burners and even Himalayan salt lamps, people have been loving the results of this new approach to healthy living.

We've collected 10 easy hair and skincare products and DIYs that will make the term “new year, new me” more accessible than ever. The best part? All these ingredients are available in-store right now!

Hair and skin tips to bring in a new year of holistic health.

Start with a beauty/skincare regimen. Most skincare regimens follow Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising and two, or three days out of the week, Exfoliating and Masks.

1. CLEANSING

Oily skin: Raw black soap.

Normal to combination skin: Lemon face wash or cucumber & green tea face wash.

Dry Skin: Anything with goat milk, grapefruit and lime cleansing gel (with an aloe gel base).

DIY: Melt down black soap by allowing it to dissolve in a bit of water. Add moringa oil, Vitamin E (no matter your skin type, it needs this), raspberry oil (has the highest SPF and acts as a moisturiser), black seed oil (highest amount of antibiotics and good for all skin types). Because raw black soap is drying, these oil additions help restore the skin with healthy oils.

2. MOISTURISING

Oily skin: Anything water-based - aloe gel or vanilla and aloe moisturiser.

Normal to combination skin: Aloe gel or black seed cream.

Dry Skin: Calendula and citrus fruit moisturiser is known for its wound-healing and skin-soothing properties. The pores on dry skin are tight so pure sweet almond oil, jojoba and coconut oils are the lightest and best oils you can use.

DIY: Depending on the type of skin, either an oil or a butter can be used. For example, if using shea butter, whip aloe gel into it (to make it lighter and less greasy on your skin). Black seed oil, which is a great regimen addition for any skin type, can be added or used on its own.

3. TONING

All products below should be used like regular toner, dampen a cotton pad and wipe.

Oily skin: Witch hazel containing alcohol is best for oily skin as it is most prone to break-outs.

Normal to combination skin: Witch hazel sans alcohol is a great mild toner. Lavender toner is also a good option because it is soothing to the skin, a mild essential oil and its mild antibacterial and anti-fungal properties are not potent enough to burn the skin but to clean, soothe and retain moisture. Rosewater, like witch hazel, is an astringent. It helps to tighten pores and is also soothing to the skin.

Dry skin: Aloe and glycerine — both these ingredients are incredibly moisturising to the skin whilst allowing the skin to retain moisture. Aloe juice, which you can mix with witch hazel for its good antibacterial properties, is good for keeping skin both toned and moisturised.

DIY: Several things can be used to make your DIY toner. Rosewater, rosemary water and lemongrass herb are all options. If using lemongrass herb, steep the herb in boiling water and when it cools, the water will be ready for use).

The additions depend on the skin type and the desired effect you want from the product:

Acne-prone — Tea tree or lavender oil, witch hazel.

Anti-Aging — Frankincense, fennel oil.

Hyper-pigmentation: Citrus oils/lime and lemon oils

4. (Two to three times weekly) EXFOLIATING and MASKS

Sugar is a good at-home exfoliant for those who do not have particularly sensitive skin. On the other end, apricot kernels are finer and provide mild exfoliation for sensitive skin or skin that is easily bruised.

For acne-prone, oily or dull skin or skin that suffers from hyper pigmentation - the turmeric & lime mask (which is rubbed into the skin), mango cilantro sugar scrub, glowing face scrub and coffee and brown sugar scrub are excellent choices for sloughing away dead skin cells.

Whether you are keeping bae's hair on fleek, skin buttered up or making candles for that office Secret Santa, whoever is at the other end of these gifts will surely appreciate the thought and effort that went into them.

Earth Elements Ja

Shop #3A Savannah Plaza

35-41 Constant Spring Road

Shop #10 Southdale Plaza

IG @ EarthElementsJa

Operating Hours:

Savannah Plaza

Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Southdale Plaza

Mon - Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm

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