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By Mona Gill

I have always been into yoga as everyone knows and lately it was more meditation as opposed to the physical practice of yoga. Which I still do but not as intensely. It is mostly taking control of the mind over body.

With all that said, diet does play a very important part. I have always known about the ayurvedic diet but recently was when I actually understood it more after being educated by someone who is living the ayurvedic lifestyle and has tempted me to make this a part of my health and wellness regime for longevity and a healthier lifestyle.

What is Ayurveda?

It is made up of our physical, emotional, lifestyle including the foods we eat and times we go to sleep etc.

They are made up of our doshas called Vata which is air and ether, Pitta which is fire and water and finally Kapha which is earth and water.

By knowing what our doshas are, we can customise our yoga practice accordingly. It brings immense benefits and maximum results .

Firstly find out what your dosha is.

There are 3 types :-

Vata– those under the vata dosha are very active physically and mentally.

Vatas usually experience imbalance through anxiety, skin dryness and also have difficulty sleeping.

Yoga can help with these imbalances by practicing certain postures that help in grounding them.

Asanas recommended for these are spinal twists, mountain pose , headstands and any kind of inversions will help. Also slow, calm breathing is important to cultivate self care and also stillness .

Vatas should be eating more foods rich in protein,fat, warm, moist and oily. That balances out the excess vata.

Basically Vatas should emphasize sweet, sour and salty flavours and minimise pungent, bitter and astringent foods.

For examples Vatas can have eggs, buttered toast, avocado for breakfast

Or hot cereals with ghee and sliced almonds

Lunch can be yellow dhal with naan or rice and pasta with an oily dressing.

Ideal dinner for vatas can be avocado fried rice, soups and stews.

Pitta– those in this dosha category are usually very passionate and courageous. They experience imbalance through anger, inflammation and competitiveness.

To help counter these imbalances, the yoga practice has to incorporate relaxing postures to release tension such as back bends and heart openers. Such poses would include the bow pose, camel and a full wheel pose to encourage patience.

When it comes to pitta doshas, their diet would include more raw fruits and vegetables. Since pittas have more internal heat it is best for them to have less spicy dishes like hot fiery curries and more cooling foods instead. Less caffeine and alcohol is also advisable.

Suggested meals would be: breakfast would include raw fruit salads, oatmeal with ghee and chopped almonds and some maple syrup to taste.

Or avocado and egg whites (recommended) with toast.

Lunch: purple cabbage ( sauteed with ghee), lentils with whole grain bread

Or avocado fried rice

Or whole wheat pasta with fresh vegetables

Dinner: vege /tofu/turkey burgers with avocado, soft cheese, lettuce and fries

Or green dhal with rice are great options!

Kapha -individuals under this dosha are very strong and stable. Their imbalances come through as procrastination, congestions (sinus or chest).

They usually need to be stimulated therefore poses such as sun salutations and some fast breathing poses will help stimulate some enthusiasm and also focus.

Kaphas generally should have less dense and heavy foods and go for foods that are light in flavour and airy.

Kaphas need foods that stimulate digestion and clears the channels of the body and also helps with sweating.

Kaphas definitely need to go easy on the sweet, sour and salty .

Examples of a kapha dbreakfast would be a baked apple/ stewed fruit with some rice porridge if needed.

Or rye toast with some unsweetened tea.

Lunch: lentils with a side of greens with some light flavors.

Dinner: quinoa with some lentils / or a rice and lentil porridge.

Or soups such as leek and potato with a light and refreshing flavour/ dressing such as ginger and lemon.

With all these doshas one is not better than the rest but it is important to feed your body what it needs so the better understanding you have of your doshas you can feed it the nutrition and practice what your body needs for longevity and health. It is important to be present with all of your meals and yoga practice to have a better of what foods and ingredients have an effect on you for a start.

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About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

How can you integrate meditation into your weight loss journey?

I have been one to work out all the time for the last 14 years until I discovered the power of meditation in the last little while. For this to work you must have a healthy relationship with food and your body.

I truly believe that meditation not only helps with anxiety and reduces the levels of stress but it does also help with stabilising your hormones. Even if you are eating clean and working out consistently but have high levels of stress and can’t manage it well, you are going to have a hard time losing weight if that is one of your goals due to high cortisol levels. One of the biggest obstacles of weight loss is ourselves. Therefore, when we do embark on the traditional weight loss journey that includes working out and dieting, it tends to lead to short term results and also can contribute to low self-esteem and unhealthy eating habits. Thus, it is important to include meditation for long-term weight loss and to keep it off.

Meditation helps you become more aware of your mind and explores your motivations for weight loss and how you can get there. It also promotes self-love and compassion. Meditating does help us be more mindful and present while we are eating which is also self-care.

The best way to introduce meditation into your weight loss journey would be by taking small steps. Everyone experiences meditation differently so it’s important to not feel overwhelmed and start by just simply being mindful and more aware while eating, working and working out. When I say be more aware I simply mean being more present and slowing down, take note of what triggers your bad habits and what does slow your weight loss journey down. An example of a trigger would be eating too much dessert late at night or skipping breakfast. Once you have noted and practiced these steps, find a way to diffuse the situation, maybe take a walk when you feel like reaching out for desserts late at night or write down your emotions in a journal. This is self-love and self-care. If affirmations work for you, write them down or close your eyes and say them out loud and visualise your end goal. It is important to take care of your entire being for the mind and body to connect or it will always be a vicious cycle when it comes to a healthy long-term weight loss journey.

Meditation is the greatest thing you can do for yourself to achieve optimum health, reach your goal weight, happiness and also self-love.

Even if you are busy do find time every single day to take care and not neglect yourself, because once you are able to integrate meditation into your daily life, you are able to understand how to apply this in all aspects of your life and find true inner peace.

Namaste

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

As I have gotten older, I find myself leaning towards more natural and DIY skin care products for cleansing, toning and even as a mask. I tried a few different ones. Here are two of my favourite ingredients you probably can find in your kitchen and pantry.

Avocado facial masks are one of the best facial masks out there. They are nourishing and revitalizing. This DIY mask is skin-friendly as it’s packed with minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium, vitamins such as A ,E , B, K and unsaturated fats.

Benefits:

1) Great for dry and acne prone skin

2) Promotes elasticity

3) Very anti-ageing

4) Inexpensive

5) Restores your skin PH balance

What you would need includes:

1 full ripe avocado and mash that up.

Depending on your skin type, if you need extra moisture add ½ to 1 tsp of manuka honey into the mixture.

Use your fingers or a special brush to apply the mask all over your face. Do cleanse your face prior to application.

Leave the mixture on for 10-15 mins.

Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

The second ingredient I have been using quite often lately is Manuka honey!

Honey has so many benefits and one of them includes it being excellent skin care.

I personally recommend to use it as a facial cleanser. It provides your skin with moisture that it needs and is so soothing to your skin because of its antibacterial properties and if you have sensitive skin, this is one of the best natural skin care alternatives to use as it is very healing.

Manuka Honey removes all impurities without stripping skin’s natural oils hence keeping your skin soft and supple and also does improve and refine skin texture because of its natural enzymes.

Use one to two times a day. Remove your makeup, use ½ tsp of honey and apply it to your face using fingers.

Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

I always follow up with two drops of Astarism after to restore hydration and also it boosts my skin’s base conditions for skincare and  makeup application if needed.

I hope this quick skin care tips will help if you are looking for more natural products to take care of your skin!

Of course it is not only what you put on the outside that matters but what you do ingest also does make a difference. So take care of you and be happy, stay healthy and love yourself!

Till next time.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

Or is it not really a secret?

By Mona Gill

What are the secrets to a healthy long life? Is there a magic pill? Or is it living an overly cautious life by killing ourselves with crazy amounts of exercise and counting every calorie that goes into our mouth?

Well, here are my thoughts.
1) Diet :- Everything in balance. I do not believe in low-fat, non-fat, skimmed, sugar-free and guilt-free products. Wholesome, nutritious, full fat foods are necessary for you and your brain!

Our brain craves fat rich foods to prevent disorders such as ADHD, Dementia, and Alzheimers.

Increasing amounts of fats in our diets can protect our most valuable organs. So please drop the low-fat and skimmed stuff. It’s going to leave you “hangry” most times!!
2) Activity :- What is your lifestyle like? Do you have an active lifestyle?

It is so important to find an activity that you enjoy. It increases the quality of your life and lifespan. What motivates you? Golf, yoga, running, tennis? It can be anything!

You do not have to limit activity to working out to sports and volunteering. The act of giving back as well has been proven to lower the likelihood of dying early.
3) Social Life :- This is something  I can vouch for! A good, healthy and positive social life definitely is important for a quality life. Having support from people you can count on, like family, friends, partners or bffs also reduces loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
4) Attitude :- A positive attitude in life does help with longevity. You have to be grateful and appreciate all you have in your life. Appreciate the good people you are surrounded with and count your blessings, even the minor ones. Make the most of your everyday and try and not let the small stuff get to you.

I came across this reading by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

He had said “Just loosen up your life a little bit, laugh a little more, involve yourself with people around you. Do things that you think is not so important. Do simple things . Very important to do simple things because the very important things we do in life will become dead serious. Don’t be dead now. A time will come, now it’s time to be alive. Your life is just play “
It simply means, don’t take life so seriously and live your life to the fullest!

Namaste

Mona Gill

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

How do you keep the holiday pounds off with all the yummy food, drinks and endless Christmas parties but still keep focused?

Here is what I do to keep in shape and feel great even with a little cheat meal during the festivities!

It’s important to change up your workouts every once in a while and I am very in-tuned with my body and am very aware of what I need to feel healthy and have mental clarity during the busiest time for me.  Lately I have been practicing more meditation.

Meditation helps quieten and control the mind especially during this time of the year as we start to reflect and put pressure on ourselves if we did not meet some of our goals and just overall tiredness as the year ends. It does help with a better night’s sleep, mental clarity and helps you keep focused especially if you visualise your goals during meditation. Depending on what and why you are meditating, some of us just need to set the tone of the day and accept how you are feeling at that given time and move on with the day.

With that said, I still want to feel great in my skin so here are my moves that help me keep the holiday pounds off.

Commando – 10 reps and it is important to hug your belly button into your spine for a strong core

Push-ups – 3 sets of 30 and make sure if you are on your knees your legs do not touch the floor

Burpees – 3 sets of 20 as this is the perfect total body workout especially if you are trying to lose weight and make sure your chest touches the floor for the correct form.

Crunches – 3 sets of 20 and raise your legs of the floor for added challenge

Jumping jacks – 3 sets of 50

Slow mountain climbers for a minute – make sure knee touches the elbow each time

Reverse plank for a minute – this is great for abs

Raised leg and arm plank for a minute

Cool down

Typically I do this in the morning and that just helps me kickstart the day.

Because it is fast paced like a HIIT workout I take Astaxanthin supplements to recover fast.

It helps with muscle recovery and has definitely help me keep my energy levels and immunity up during the busiest time of the year!

Happy New Year!

Namaste

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

Do you ever wonder why most yogis or those who practice yoga often do not eat meat?

I have always loved chicken and pork, but I did realise that over the years I started to eat less and less meat especially prior to a yoga practice especially if I were to do a hot yoga class. I could smell it through my sweat which would put me off right away and also too much meat made me feel sluggish.

At one time I was even a vegan but could not sustain it for very long due to health reason. So, I found a healthy balance that worked for me even when I am unable to practice as much. It is mostly plant based but I do consume eggs and on rare occasion some fish. But other than that my diet is 80% vegetarian. Some reasons I avoid meat and most yogis who live the lifestyle do are as follows :-

Firstly meat contains high levels of toxins and because of the process it goes through it lacks essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs.

For someone who practices yoga and is into the teachings of a yogic lifestyle, we believe that eating meat of a slaughtered animal means that we are also taking in their pain and the fear which is detrimental to health and our peace of mind and it affects our emotions.

Also, from the nutrition point of view, we do not need as much protein as we think we do so some of us tend to overdo the protein leading to more health problems such as gout, inflammation, digestive issues and even behavioural disorders.

That’s why I do not believe in the no carb diet. As we all need healthy carbohydrates in our diet for our nervous system to function normally and also helps control weight and burn fat. Stick to healthy carbs like legumes, fruits, whole grains and vegetables. Remember that carbohydrates are the bodies main fuel source.

Typically a yoga diet mainly recommends a lacto-vegetarian diet, meaning that we consume small amounts of dairy products. This is to ensure that daily requirements of  Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and calcium are met for our bodies to function normally.

Also eating less meat or a more vegetarian diet help to boost the immune system making it stronger and also a more plant-based diet does lower the chances of obesity and other health issues like high blood pressure, cancer and kidney failure.

Eat right for your body type and listen to your body. If something does not work for you, tweak it and experiment and eventually you will find the right diet that work well with your body.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

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By Mona Gill

How do you manage your anxiety?

I seldom get panic attacks or an anxiety attack nowadays but once in a while they do sneak up on me. It can happen at the most random of times but mostly when and if I am overworked or have too many decisions to make and just basically overwhelmed.

Over the years I have managed to deal with anxiety my way which is through yoga. Remember that anxiety is not something that controls you. It is just a part of our human nature and some of us experience it more than others.

Yoga is a self-soothing technique that helps with anxiety. It really is about learning to manage your anxiety through self-care such as meditation, exercising and doing what calms you down.

Practising yoga does generally reduce heart rate by lowering blood pressure and helps calm your breath or at least be more aware of your breath.

With that said, the type of yoga you practice for the purpose to calm yourself does play a part. Strenuous ones are definitely not appropriate and you definitely should check in with your doctor before choosing yoga as part of your lifestyle or treatment plan to manage your anxiety.

To get started you do not need anything except a space where you can trust to fully be present. You do not even need to attend or join a class.

Here are some poses that will help you feel more at ease, grounded, aware and present when you feeling anxious and experiencing anxiety.

Child’s pose – this helps calm the nervous system as it promotes relaxation and conscious breathing

Headstand – I practice this one the most. It reverses the blood flow and because of that you focus your attention to your breath instead of the anxiety.

Warrior III – This challenging pose focuses on balance and strength. While in this pose, it helps redirects your focus back to you hence calming you.

Legs up against the wall – One of the most popular ones especially if you have taken a restorative class. All you have to do is lie on your back comfortably with your legs up against a wall and close your eyes for 10 minutes breathing normally and relaxing. This alone is enough to calm you down.

Tree pose – This basic standing balance pose helps with concentration and taking your awareness away from anxiety and drawing it inward towards yourself, mostly your inner self.

There are so many ways to manage anxiety through different forms of physical exercise, nutrition and sometimes even sleep. These factors all play a part in managing anxiety, so it is important to try various treatment plans and see what works for you. It is a struggle but it does not have to take over your life. It is all about trial and error. It is important for overall wellness and health to feel free from anxiety and not let it take over your life.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga is amazing for both our minds and bodies and helps keep us healthy physically and emotionally.

To many of us yoga means the physical practice on the mat itself and even meditation. However without realizing, a lot of us do practice yoga off the mat in our daily lives. Even if you do not practice the asanas, we can still become yogis and practice this in our daily lives.

Here’s how:

Have a flexible mind – I like to say vibe with it and roll with the punches and obstacles thrown to you. Have an open mind and try and look at the glass as half full instead of half empty.

No expectations, no disappointments – This is important. Do not be manipulative or offer any form of help with expectations from other. If you truly want to help someone do it because you want to and not because you expect them to do the same or want something in return. Helping with no expectations is also good karma.

Listen to your body and be kind to it – Listen to what your body needs at that point in time. Nourish it with wholesome nutritious foods and eat clean. If you need more sleep or a warm bath or more exercise or more yoga, pay attention. Our bodies will always let us know what we need so be aware.

Be content – Be content with who you are and how you live your life. In today’s society we are notorious for comparing and trying to keep up with the joneses. But living like this is so toxic and stressful. Try to not compare with others and a good way would be to not surround yourself with negative people. Who you surround yourself with is so important for good energy in life and to be happy with what you have and count your blessings and be grateful. Attitude of gratitude and have an abundance of love in your life. It will take us far.

Stand up for what you believe in – Be true to who you are and do not be afraid to stand up to your beliefs.

Yoga is more than just the practice of asanas. It goes beyond that and it is how we live.

It is truly about being able to maintain harmony and balance in your everyday life no matter what obstacles you may face. Most of us already do it without it knowing.

Namaste

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife /yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

We all go through low periods in our life and it is important that we listen to our bodies and show ourselves some love.

How do you practice self-love? Here is how I personally practice love during times like these and even on daily basis.  Mine mostly stems from being exhausted from doing too much and forgetting that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of everyone and everything else including work.

So here are some tips and tricks that have helped me over the years that are a part of my life now.

1) Take time for yourself, slow down and breathe

Sometimes I put my hand on my heart and breathe in and out slowly to remind myself I am human and it’s OK to feel tired and burnt out, as long as I am aware that I can slow down even during yoga and go easy on myself as opposed to pushing and challenging myself too much. It’s ok to slow down to refocus and get back on the wagon. I practice some breathing techniques and yoga first thing in the morning so it sets my tone for the day. It’s important to remember it doesn’t always have to be a perfect day but at least set the intention. Alternative nostril breathing is what I practice before my yoga practice. Start by placing your right thumb on right nostril and inhale through your left nostril and release your thumb and press your index finger on your left nostril and exhale through your right nostril. Do this cycle about 10 times before repeating on the other side. It is great for cleansing and concentrating prior to a yoga practice.

2) Choose to be happy!

WE always think we need something or someone to make us happy! But that is not the case. We create our own happiness. I realised that I had to stop feeling guilty and being too hard on myself and always look at the glass as full instead of empty. Changing perspective slowly really helps and take ownership of your happiness.

3) Nourish and energize your body

I definitely try and eat healthy 80% of the time. Even when i feel down and all I want is a chocolate bar, I do consciously try and reach for a salad/ healthy meal instead because it does provide necessary nutrients in order to function normally.

I exercise regularly too. I make a conscious effort to do some light weights besides yoga to take care of myself to feel stronger, fitter and healthier mentally and physically. Supplements are also a part of my life. I take astaxanthin as part of my daily diet and nutrition. Astaxanthin is great for immune health, joint health, skin health, inflammation and even fatigue. It is an antioxidant and helps with strength.

4) Keep a balance work and family life.

This is something that I consciously practice. Learn to say no for yourself and know it’s okay to do so. Listen to your body, mind and soul and be more aware of how achieving a balance work  family life affects your behavior. Do something that truly matters to you. I love doing what I do both in the beauty and lifestyle/wellness industry and I truly love helping and serving others with my talent.

5) Surround yourself with good people in your life.

Having people that appreciate you, are good influence, respect you and vice versa really does help with the overall feeling of well-being. Have worthwhile relationships that are meaningful in your life and get rid of toxic people and habits. Be content!

This is how I practice self-love for myself. I hope these tips have given you an insight to how you can overcome some of the difficulties and stress you face daily. Take charge of your life and make some changes today to help you live more comfortably to achieve a peace of mind.

Namaste

Mona Gill

 

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife / yogamonadollsup

By Mona Gill

When it comes to skin care there are so many myths out there.

Here are some of my favourite myths and what skin care experts actually say about them.

Organic products are safe for everyone.

From my own experience not all organic products are suitable for my skin type. I actually break out into a rash from some of them.

According to experts, not all organic products are safe as it can also be potential allergens on the skin and can cause irritation.

You do not have to apply sunscreen when the sun is not out.

I am so guilty of this as I try to put less product on my face, but you have to use SPF even on cloudy days as the same amount of UV rays still reach the earth and sun damage is at a high risk.

If you have oily skin, avoid using moisturiser as it will lead to breakouts.

Something that I was also guilty for as my skin’s texture and hydration levels change according to the climate and diet.

According to experts, you should still use a moisturiser to maintain healthy skin. Pick a moisturiser that is light weight and oil-free instead.

Shaving your face will cause hair to grow back thicker and darker.

Firstly, that is not true speaking from experience. Shaving is a great way to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. Lots of high profile beauty bloggers and youtubers swear by it.

Botox is for older people.

This is false for sure! Lots of younger people are now getting Botox done as a preventative measure rather than correction later in life. Once again something a lot of those in the beauty industry are swearing by. Also, there are so many different forms of Botox now that are so natural-looking that you will not be able to even tell one does Botox injections unless they tell you personally.

With all this skin care talk, one of the highly recommended products is Astarism for all skin care needs that I myself have been using for nearly two years now. After moving back to Singapore from Canada, my skin had a hard time adjusting due to dietary changes, environmental factors and also hormones. I started using Astarism topically and also take the supplements to maintain my skin care health. I have to say that my skin has never looked and felt better. I apply Astarism  twice a day before my moisturiser and also during my night time skin care routine. I personally find that using it before bed time really lets your skin heal ,  rehydrates and plumps your skin especially if you have dry skin which helps reduce appearance of  fine lines especially my laugh lines.

Astarism facial serum is recommended to be used after cleansing your skin and before the application of your moisturiser 2 times a day for maximum benefits. Astarism contains astaxanthin that boosts skin base conditions for skin care to work on this leading to supple and useful skin. It fights against dryness, prevents wrinkles, supplies skins nutrients, keeps skin moist and maintains skin resilience.

Click here for more information on Astarism and its benefits.

Signing off till next time

Your beauty expert

Mona Gill

Monaartistry.com

Instagram @mkglife @yogamonadollsup

About the author:

Mona Gill is a busy mum and an entrepreneur. On top of that, she’s a yoga instructor and skincare expert. Mona is Astavita’s beauty and wellness ambassador. She attributes her stamina to cope with her busy lifestyle and still maintain clear complexion thanks to Astavita Healthy Living Antioxidants and Astarism. Mona extols holistic wellness, keeping a healthy lifestyle and beauty from inside out.  You may follow her on Instagram: mkglife.

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