Love your skin

Hey pals,

I hope all of you are fine!

People often wonder as to how I possess a clear skin and if I’ve ever had any acne. The answer is yes. I have. However, I do try to maintain my skin when I can. I am not a skin expert but I understand that everyone’s skin type is not the same. I’ve jotted some ways of loving my skin in simple ways. Some of you probably know these already. Happy reading!

  • Keeping hydrated and healthy.

I often tend not to drink as much water as possible but my skin is a good indicator of pointing out that I need to drink enough water. Sometimes, it turns scaly and dry. Drinking water and eating fruits plays a significant role in maintaining your skin.

  • Enough sleep.

You may know that sleep has excellent benefits and one of them is the ability of the skin to renew itself. Sleeping at least for 8 hours is essential. In addition, use a soft pillowcase as this will be more comfortable to your skin. You may also choose to use baby powder or other scented talcum powders and sprinkle it on your pillowcase. It really is kinder to your skin.

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  • Exfoliate once a week.

When I say, exfoliate once a week, I am not always loyal to this step. Although, I enjoy creating my own DIY exfoliators especially during the holidays. So, get creative! (But make sure that the ingredients are safe!)

Exfoliation 1: FOR DRY SKIN

-Take two tablespoons of sugar and mix it with one tablespoon of Honey. (You can also substitute Olive oil for Honey)

-Give it a good mix and massage the scrub all over your face for 2-3 minutes. Rinse.

This scrub softens your skin and rids you of any dead skin cells.

Exfoliation 2 : FOR OILY SKIN

-Take one tablespoon of lemon juice and mix it with two tablespoons of sugar and a few drops of Honey or Olive Oil (or any preferred oil).

-Massage for 2-3 minutes. Rinse.

This scrub reduces excess oil production and makes your skin less oily.

  • Moisturising everyday. 

Moisturising your skin proves extremely effective. You can also use a moisturiser, preferably one containing SPF to protect your skin. I use the Simple Moisturiser which is one of the most affordable drugstore moisturisers available. I am also a huge BB cream lover!

Love your skin and it will love you back!

~Alifia xx

July in pictures

Hiya Pals!

Undoubtedly, July is my favourite month. I feel like I took initiative in trying numerous new things and visiting new places so I merely wanted to share my outlook through some pictures from last month. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

A visit to Cardiff

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National museum Cardiff (Definitely worth the visit if you adore historical places)

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Art at the Museum

This is also the place where I achieved a greater insight about one of the world’s most famous authors Agatha Christie. I remember playing mystery games about her works such as Agatha Christie End house, Death on the Nile etc when I was younger. However, I later found out that she was, in fact, an author. The museum contains an enormous room dedicated to showcasing her life and her beautiful works.

The city of Bath and University

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70 years to construct!?

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Dessert at Bath Uni residential formal meal (Couldn’t resist the Panna cotta, it looked mesmerizing)

A year older

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Cheeky Nandos

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Ignore the confetti on the cake

Visit to Thorpe Park for the first time!

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Thorpe Park (entrance)

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Stealth ride

Believe it or not, Stealth was the first ride I went on (considering I have never been on a proper roller coaster before). It is 62.5 metres high (205 ft). No idea what I was thinking at the time. I thought I was going to die when I was high up although I enjoyed it nonetheless. What I’ve learnt after riding on several roller coasters : Scream. It helps!

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Thanks for this guys ^^  + the pink cupcakes! (you know who you are)

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I actually enjoyed Derren Brown’s ghost train more than I thought I would. The suspense is the most terrifying yet the exciting part.

UCL Summer School 

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Staying in the heart of London for a week was simply spectacular.

20170802_155413Apparently, this is the lecture room where a scene in the movie Inception was shot. Leonardo Dicaprio came to UCL!? Mind blown.

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West End School of Rock Musical (worth the watch if you ask me).

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Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy UCL

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St. Paul’s Cathedral (I was on a London tour bus when I clicked this picture)

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China Town (Had no idea this town existed until I visited) I would definitely like to visit again.

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Pikachu (It was vraiment cute)

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The architecture in London is simply breath-taking. I mean it (metaphorically and literally)

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The tallest building in London = The Shard

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I thought it was slightly leaning (probably just me)

This is also to all my pals who live outside the UK and love travelling! I hope you have an idea of some of the places in the UK.

~ Alifia