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ON BEAUTY: KATE FOUNDER OF AKAR SKIN

  Akar skin has been featured in Vogue and Elle and is a favourite of the gorgeous fashion model Sian Garnett.  Kate, the young founder of the unique Tibetan inspired skin care line, shares her personal journey, philosophy on beauty and her skin care essentials with us. On Akar Skin I dived into wellness and started Akar after a sudden health incident that made me more aware of what I was putting on my skin. My goal for Akar is to become the go-to brand for people seeking clean and effective beauty, as well as a source of positive inspiration and knowledge for wellness seekers. I envisioned Akar as trustworthy and wise while caring as a brand; just like a friend...

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ON BEAUTY: CELEBRITY YOGIS - SHARON GANNON. GURU JAGAT. DARIO CALVARUSO

Yogis, very often have a distinctive glow, bright eyes and a gravitating aura. They also often look a lot younger than their chronological age. So, what’s their secret? I began my research; I started reading up (I've probably read just under 100 in-depth books on the correlation between yoga, beauty, and Ayurveda), I attended yoga festivals and even started hanging with Yogis. It all started coming together; it was a lot deeper than what I imagined it to be. At the annual Evolution Yoga Conference in Hong Kong, I had the opportunity to meet and interview an array of renowned yogis: Dario Calvaruso, a senior teacher at Pure Yoga, who has yoga retreats in exotic locations around the world eg....

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ON BEAUTY: LAUREN WHITE - TRAINER, MODEL AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Celebrity personal trainer Lauren White was named as one of the "hottest" trainers in Hong Kong, apart from being a PT she's also a fitness model and motivational speaker for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.  Lauren goes into schools and shares her own inspiring story,  she talks about self-esteem, mental health, positivity and changing peoples lives.  Her approach towards beauty is truly from the inside out!     On beauty I'm absolutely obsessed with arbonne. I have started to use their entire range of products after finding out how natural and chemical free they are. In the evening I use their eye gel masks and nightly resurfacing pads. I also use their makeup range whenever I go out. On travel beauty, essentials I usually, try not...

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HOW TO DO A BEAUTY DETOX THE AYURVEDIC THE WAY

My skin was riddled with acne, my hair was brittle, and I constantly felt bloated. I couldn't figure it out, so I went to several dermatologists, but nothing was helping. Nothing, until I introduced Ayurveda into my beauty routine and upped the ante with healthy fats, warming herbs, and breathwork. When our system is clogged, it prevents us from digesting our food properly, causing toxins to build up and get reabsorbed into the body. This manifests on skin as acne, dullness, and dehydration. If your diet is nutrient-dense but you're not absorbing the nourishing qualities because of poor digestion, you'll be going around in circles. Ayurveda has wonderful solutions that can help detoxify the body by improving digestion and eliminating...

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GET GLOWING THIS WINTER THE AYURVEDIC WAY

Winter is here along with its cold and dry qualities. Everything that affects your skin starts inside, so think of now as the perfect time to upgrade your daily rituals so they synch with the profound physical changes happening in the environment. According to Ayurveda, everything that exists in the universe is made up of the five elements; earth, water, fire, air and space (ether). There are three doshas or constitutions: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of these doshas has a tendency to increase within the physiology during its season. Thus, cold winter aggravates Vata in the body (especially in people who are predominately that dosha) which can cause physical and emotional imbalances which may manifest in the body as dry skin,...

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