ALL GREAT THINGS COME FROM THE EARTH, INCLUDING BEAUTY MIRACLES
By Alya Kubati
This week, we are sharing some wonderful stories and beauty tips and tricks with you.
Jacques Lee Pelletier - the famous Canadian skin guru from the world of beauty, has shared with us why PH levels can affect your skin, and we are eager to tell you more. Also, after a visit to the Chelsea Physic Garden, we are happy to share some of our discoveries. As well as to introduce our hero, Sir Hans Sloane, the founder of the Gardens and many more attributes to his name. Let’s get started!
Now, it’s common to assume aspects such as your diet, sleeping schedule, water intake and activity levels affect your skin in a big way, but have you ever stopped to consider the chemistry to achieving great skin?
“Skincare starts with chemistry”
The PH balance scale measures the overall acidity and alkaline level in something, with 0 on the scale measuring as the most acidic, and 14 having the highest alkaline reading. In terms of skin, as with all things, balance is crucial. For the best complexion, your skin should typically have a reading of 5.5 on the PH scale. Oily skin will typically have a lower reading on the scale, and dryer skin having a much higher reading. Many aspects can affect the overall health and PH level of your skin, however there are many tips and tricks that can help balance out your PH reading and help your skin look its absolute best.
Now, let’s introduce you to some of the information we have collected along the way; the power of lemon as a skin toner. Our lemon toner recipe will help your skin fight fine lines, reduce inflammation, redness and prevent breakouts.
3/4 cup of water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
- Mix together the lemon juice and Apple Cider vinegar, and add to the water.
- With a cotton ball, apply to face and neck gently.
- After 5 minutes, rinse face and neck thoroughly and voila! Your PH balance is restored!
Follow this 3-step toner every 2 weeks to help the PH level of your skin stay on track.
This is also a great neutralising toner applied after using our Rhassoul Clay as a mask.
Lemon is one of our favourite ingredients that can be used for ones inner well being and also add a glow to your skin. There are so many uses for this wonderful fruit, we have found it has an endless list of uses in order to help your skin be the best that it can be. We use lemon juice in order to break down our Moroccan Natural Pearl Powder, but its uses do not stop there. Lemon juice mixed with hot water in the morning can also be used as a refreshing morning drink that will not only help prepare you for the day, but also detox your body, aid digestion, help flush your liver, give your immune system a boost and, most importantly for us, promote healthy skin. Have we convinced you yet how great this simple ingredient can be?!!
Our hero, Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753)
As we are proud members of the Chelsea Physic Garden, we have become familiar with Sir Hans Sloane, its founder. Sir Hans was a physician and naturalist who’s theory we agree with …. that everything good has come from the Earth, but he also provided a space wherein which all new found roots, leaves, stems barks, seeds pulps and kernels of certain, medicinal, useful and historic plants can be used for research and development for naturalists like Moroccan Natural to delve into with absolute wonder and in turn share with you.
Amongst his many successful achievements, not only did our hero present the world wth the CPG, but also his work as an adventurer and collector became a legacy, after it was given the nation in 1753 when he passed away. Sir Hans enlightenment, spirit of curiosity and generosity is now what is known as The British Museum. Not only did his work present us with an abundance of knowledge and information, but also it opened the doors for what is now one of the best museums of the world.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the wonderful pairing of our Moroccan Natural Rhassoul Clay and the Lemon Toner! Let us know what you think! For all things Moroccan Natural, follow our Twitter page @MoroccanNatural and our instagram page @Moroccan_Natural. Find us on Facebook @ Moroccan Natural!