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Eating Your Way to More Beautiful-Looking Skin and Hair

By: Lucy Wyndham
With the holiday season over, you're likely less tempted to indulge in all the delectable treats at your disposal and more motivated to shed a few extra pounds. It is important to include high doses of nutrient-rich whole-foods in your diet if you want to continue being healthy and looking your best in 2018.
Food for healthy skin and hair
Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids have countless benefits in terms of personal beauty such as shiny hair and glowing skin. Up to 3% of the hair shaft consists of these fatty acids and they are also found in the cell membranes on your scalp and in the natural oils that ensures that your hair and scalp are well hydrated.  Salmon, mackerel, anchovies and sardines are all exceptional sources of omega-3 fatty acids although regular doses of fish oil will also suffice.
Red peppers
Red peppers contain more skin-boosting Vitamin C than oranges do. Vitamin C is a precursor to collagen production as well as a potent antioxidant. When your skin is exposed to light, free radicals are created that ounce around your skin causing an ageing effect. Antioxidants attach themselves to these free radicals, neutralizing them so that they can’t cause any further damage. Including red peppers into your diet at frequent intervals will leave your skin looking and feeling younger-looking. Collagen also plays a substantial role in ensuring that your lips remain smooth and pout-perfect at all times.
Avocado oil
While everyone has been raving about the health properties of avocados for a while already, it is only in recent times that avocado oil has joined the party. Avos are loaded with vitamins A, D and E as well as omega-9 fatty acids – one of the building blocks of a healthy, glowing skin.  All these nutrients contribute towards evening out your skin tone and keeping your skin healthy and supple. Due to its high smoke point, avocado oil can be used with ease to sauté and roast vegetables or to drizzle on a soup or salad. 
 
Eggs
Not only are they known as the perfect protein but eggs are also a great contributor towards healthy, shiny hair.  One of the key ingredients in eggs is sulfur which aids in liver function and vitamin B absorption. It is also required for keratin and collagen production which helps to create and maintain strong nails, shiny hair and glowing skin.
Pumpkin seeds
This superfood is packed with vitamins A and K, omega-3 fatty acids as well as zinc, all of which are vitally important when it comes to constructing a healthy hair shaft. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in vitamin C which is essential is in the production of sebum, the natural oil found in your skin which aids in protecting and repairing it.
Collard greens
Green veg is very good for our health in general with collard greens being one of the most underrated. Collards are extremely rich in vitamin C with one cup providing 70% of the daily recommended allowance. As previously mentioned Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, making your skin look and feel younger. By adding collard greens to your diet you will soon be looking more younger-looking and radiant than you actually are.
The age-old saying ’you are what you eat’ has never rung truer with more and more individuals becoming astutely aware of how their diets can influence not only their health but their appearance as well. By simply designing your lifestyle around a diet of nutritious, balanced meals featuring the food sources mentioned above you can guarantee yourself healthy-looking, radiant skin and luscious locks that will be the envy of everyone you know.
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5 RESOLUTIONS TO HELP YOU BECOME HAPPIER & HEALTHIER IN 2018!

This is a new beginning to anything you want. A new page, a new chapter, a new mindset, a new routine, a new you. We've compiled a list of our TOP 5 RESOLUTIONS TO HELP YOU BECOME HAPPIER & HEALTHIER IN 2018!

#1
Start a Meditation Practice


"No matter how much we talk about it, read about it, or study it, putting a mindfulness practice into practice can be challenging. But what are we to do? Science continues to reveal that an active practice has important health benefits, relational benefits, and even corporate benefits (increased productivity and reduced healthcare costs). Sometimes all we need is a simple road map to get us started or restarted if it’s been some time since we practiced.

Check out Mindful.org's 5 essential elements to creating a mindfulness meditation practice in daily life!


#2
Go Organic!


This isn't just for the foods in your life, but the products in your life as well. Going organic is an investment for your beauty, health and wellbeing. "Just like you nourish your body with organic food, your skin deserves care with organic beauty products. Many non-organic beauty products on the market today include an astonishing amount of scary chemicals. From parabens (chemicals linked to cancer) to formaldehyde to petroleum waxes, an ordinary lotion can contain quite the toxic mixture. Certified-organic skincare products cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize your skin without using any of these noxious artificial chemicals or additives. That’s not all, though. Here are a few more reasons to choose organic beauty products for naturally beautiful skin." - Organic Authority


#3
Move More, Shine Bright

HealthyForGood.org recommends that "a good starting goal is at least 150 minutes a week, but if you don’t want to sweat the numbers, just move more! Find forms of exercise you like and will stick with, and build more opportunities to be active into your routine."


#4
Write a Business Plan (Make Your Passion Your Paycheck)


"You've decided to write a business plan, and you're ready to get started. Congratulations! You've just greatly increased the chances that your business venture will succeed. But before you start drafting your plan, you need to--you guessed it--plan your draft." Hear these comprehensive tips on how to "Plan Your Business Plan" by Entrepreneur.com.


#5
Create a Gratitude Journal


"Stress, work and family responsibilities, and routine can trap us in a pattern of negative thinking that feeds on itself and creates more stress and unhappiness. This cycle can lead to other ailments, as well, including constant fatigue and even depression. Finding ways to focus on the positive can help reprogram your thoughts and break this cycle.

Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the best ways to retrain your thoughts to focus on the positive things in your life. Studies have shown that keeping a gratitude journal can have many benefits. For example, a study from the University of California showed that participants who kept a gratitude journal complained of fewer physical symptoms, felt happier and more optimistic about their lives, were better able to meet goals, and exercised more." Check out Positively Present's guidelines to keep in mind when starting your own gratitude journal!


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5 Tips to Simplify Holiday Travel: What's in your bag?

Stress and last-minute holiday packing go hand in hand. We at Moroccan Magic understand this stress and have compiled a list of simple rules for organizing your travel bag, so that you can focus less on what to pack, and more on getting to your destination.


Tip #1
Start strong with a Smart Suitcase

Meet the perfect carry-on. Unbreakable, thoughtfully designed, and guaranteed for life. Inside: two compartments, one designed for clothes, the other for shoes, toiletries, and other hard objects. Outside: an impenetrable shell that bends under pressure, never breaks.



Tip #2
Don’t pack more than necessary

There’s no point in trying to fit the entire contents of your closet into your holiday bag. Choose a more sensible approach by selecting only THE MOST ESSENTIAL ITEMS



Tip #3
Roll, don't fold.

Because who wants to iron on holiday? A great way to save suitcase space and make sure that your clothes don’t wrinkle is to store them in tight rolls instead of stacking them on top of each other.


Tip #4
Buy travel-size skincare/beauty products
We all feel the need to look stunning during the holiday, because let's face it... a LOT of photo ops will present themselves with all the twinkling going on and these images will likley make your friends and family's social media pages. Try to purchase as many travel sized versions of your favorite products as possible to maximize space for that fabulous red dress you intend to wear on Christmas Eve.

To save even more space, purchase plastic stacking travel cases add just a little bit of each product to its own tiny container!


Tip #5
RED IS ALL THE HYPE THIS YEAR


Red for the holidays isn't cheesy, it’s fun! Think bold on your lips or nails. Dolce Matte Lipstick is the year's hottest red to look your holiday best. And don't forget to protect your pucker by adding a little argan oil magic underneath with Moroccan Magic Organic Pepperminut Eucalyptus lip balm, available at CVS & CVS.com
 



Other helpful tips include:

Keeping a portable phone charger with you at all times.

Wearing walkable shoes. Try keeping the heels on hold during travel and those last minute holiday shopping sprints.

Keeping a Kind bar in your purse to keep up your energy when meals or flights are delayed.

Carrying hand sanitizer so you don't bring home the flu in addition to that cute, new scarf your mother bought you.



The best tip we can give though is to try and let go of the stress, take deep
breathes, ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY EXPERIENCES & HAVE FUN!
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Why are Your Lips Dry?

By:  Lucy Wyndham
If you long for smooth, luscious lips that are soft and completely crack-free, chances are, you are already a big fan of Moroccan Magic, which hydrates skin with its rich argan oil content and entice with an array of stunning scents such as lemon thyme, peppermint eucalyptus, rose, and more. It is vital to support the balms with proper treatment of lips and the right nutrition, since the reasons for dry lips can often be found in our environment and lifestyle choices.
Use a Balm, not a Lip Barrier
Many people are under the impression that a lip barrier is enough to keep the wind, snow, or sun from drying out our lips and causing them to crack. A balm differs from these products in that it contains oils obtained from nature, such as the argan tree, which delivers deep hydration. Balms are particularly important when we are spending various hours in the Great Outdoors, sailing, walking in dry temperatures or enjoying a day in the snow. Moroccan Magic balms deliver a beautiful matte finish so you will never feel like your lips are greasy or sticky.
The Importance of a Healthy Diet
One of the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to skin (including the skin on our lips) is failing to consume a healthy, vitamin-rich diet. Sometimes, dry lips can indicate a Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency. Healthy sources of this vitamin include lean meat and eggs so ensure you consume these foods regularly.
Sometimes, the problem is too much of a good thing –– such as Vitamin A. Try to obtain the latter from foods instead of supplements, so you don’t go overboard and cause lip and skin cracking and peeling.
Water is also vital for beautiful skin; drink at least eight glasses a day to ensure moisture from within; if you are very active, drink more to make up for water lost through perspiration.
Lack of Regular Care
When we first learn about our daily skin routine, we learn that it is vital to cleanse, tone, and moisturise skin… hardly anyone tells us how to care daily for our lips, however. In addition to the regular use of soothing balms, special anti-ageing and moisturising facials can do wonders for our face, as well as our lips. Some spas perform gentle ‘lip scrubs’ to encourage the elimination of dead skin cells. Exfoliation enables skin to absorb balms well, which is why a facial at least once a month is a great way to keep skin smooth and soft.
Medication and Allergies
Some medications (particularly those used for acne, blood pressure and hypothyroidism) can cause you to have an allergic reaction, and lips can swell and or dry out. This is an important sign that your body is not tolerating these medicines well, so it is important to consult your doctor for alternatives.
Keeping lips luscious and soft involves taking a multi-pronged approach. Wear lip balms daily to provide them with the moisture they need, and make important lifestyle and nutritional changes in order to tackle the problem of dryness from within as well.
 

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