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Yoga, Meditation and Skincare – The Best Anti-Aging Regimens of 2020 Revealed

Published: November 18th, 2019

I was asked a VERY interesting question today…

One of my readers emailed me and asked the following:

Will people who are under 40 years old have less wrinkles when they’re 80 years old, compared to people who are 80 years old today?

This is a very interesting topic as we enter the year 2020, considering people use many more skincare products today compared to just 40 years ago.

For a rough estimate, the global skincare industry is worth about $135 billion. This number has grown by a whopping 60% over the last 10 years.

This basically means that in the year 2020, you have thousands of exciting product options available when it comes to picking out skincare items that actually work for you.

But there’s just one problem here…

Stress is one of the biggest contributors to the aging process – and the skincare industry basically ignores this.

While humans are in fact capable of handling massive amounts of stress…stress tends to “show” on your face, neck and especially underneath your eyes.

The point of today’s article is to expose how it’s possible to use a combination of yoga, meditation and skincare products to unlock the very best anti-aging regimens on this planet.

Let’s dive in…

Can yoga fight stress and reduce the signs of aging?

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Yoga is an ancient practice that has been proven to fight stress and reduce the signs of aging.

People have used yoga for thousands of years throughout the Eastern world (Asia) and now obviously the Western world as well!

I highly recommend trying out a local yoga instructor to see if you like the instructor before you officially join the yoga studio.

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For example, it’s important to find a good yoga instructor who understands the importance of deep breathing, as how you breathe is vitally important to reducing your stress, and making the most of your yoga experience.

Does meditation fight stress and reduce the signs of aging?

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Meditation is very similar to yoga in that meditation has been practiced throughout Asia for thousands of years as well.

I’ve actually already published some great content on meditation and mindfulness right here on Health and Experiences.

The gist is very simple.

Sit in a quiet place. Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. And endure the beauty of being by yourself for just 5 to 10 minutes. That’s all it takes.

It’s so uncommon for people to spend any amount of “solo time” these days.

Meditation allows you to escape reality, reduce your stress, and literally fight aging all at the same time.

Which skincare products specifically target “signs of stress”?

While everyone is different, I’ve personally had the best results with products that contain vitamin C and retinol.

Vitamin C always works for me.

I love vitamin C because it’s such a simple, affordable and effective ingredient that simply works.

Collagen is another great wrinkle-reducer which comes highly-recommended.

You can also try sheet masks…which started out as a craze in Korea, and spread to America.

Sheet masks help you feel amazing and also make you look refreshed. They’re great for fighting the signs of stress and aging.

The best anti-aging regimens use a combination of skincare, yoga, meditation and exercise

In conclusion, there’s no reason why you can’t have it all.

You can practice yoga and meditation, and also take advantage of incredible skincare products.

The key to anti-aging is to take advantage of stress reduction and skincare technology.

For example, it’s a fact that wearing high-quality sunscreen will protect your skin from signs of aging if you spend any amount of time outdoors. Sunscreen is an essential skincare item.

You can also use brightening eye cream, face cream and many other powerful skincare remedies that have been proven safe and effective.

So please don’t be afraid to use your favorite skincare goodies.

But at the same time, you should make stress reduction a priority in your life.

You can drastically reduce your stress through yoga, meditation, exercise, sauna, travel, peak experiences and so many other exciting aspects of life.

The world is yours!

P.S. If you enjoyed this article, you can also check out my 5 best anti-aging tips of 2020. There are MANY more anti-aging regimens to be found all throughout this blog.

How to Oil Cleanse Hair – 5 Best Cleansing Oils That Restore Your Hair

Last updated: November 16th, 2019

Learning how to oil cleanse your hair is a magical process that can get rid of gunk, eliminate dandruff, and make your hair look unbelievably freakin’ good.

I’ve actually stopped shampooing and conditioning my hair for this experiment – just to see how my hair responds.

And, I’ve been using an interesting combination of oils to help my hair adapt to life without shampoos and conditioners.

To be honest, I actually love using shampoos and conditioners. But, I’ve been dealing with some harsh dandruff lately. And, I’d heard that cleaning your hair with just oil is an amazing way to:

  • Eliminate severe dandruff
  • Fight psoriasis
  • Prevent itchiness
  • Get rid of buildup
  • Make your hair look and feel amazing

So, this article is my way of providing you with a small DIY guide that shows you how to easily oil wash your hair.

Plus, in this article, I’m also going to reveal the 5 best cleansing oils that restore your hair. Let’s get started…

How to oil cleanse your hair: A small DIY guide (6 simple steps)

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When it comes to oil cleansing your hair, you don’t actually need all that much to get started.

Many high-quality cleansing oils are relatively affordable. And, cleansing oil is obviously the main ingredient that you’ll need!

(Don’t worry…I list the 5 best cleansing oils for hair further down in this article.)

For now, just keep in mind that you’ll need three main items to oil cleanse your hair:

  1. High-quality cleansing oil for your hair
  2. Spray bottle
  3. Good comb or scalp brush

So, once you’ve gathered your cleansing oil, spray bottle, and comb (or scalp brush) – just follow these 6 steps to DIY oil cleanse your hair:

Step 1. Start with dry hair

I’ve found that starting with dry hair is the easiest way to prepare your hair for oil cleansing.

Making sure that your hair is super dry will make it really easy for your hair to soak up your cleansing oil.

Step 2. Load your spray bottle with cleansing oil

Simply load your spray bottle with your cleansing oil.

This will help you conserve cleansing oil, and make it easier for you to spray cleansing oil directly onto your scalp.

Step 3. Spray your scalp with cleansing oil

Now for the fun part.

Just spray your scalp with cleansing oil – and make sure to be super generous with your oil!

You can seriously soak your scalp with cleansing oil if you like. This will help you directly attack all of the buildup, flakes, and other issues that you might be having with your hair.

Step 4. Work your hair with a comb or scalp brush

Working your hair with a good comb or scalp brush will help you distribute cleansing oil from your scalp throughout the rest of your hair.

Step 5. Massage your scalp

Massaging your scalp will help the cleansing oil soak into your scalp.

Plus, this will feel really good too, and even provide you with some potentially amazing beauty benefits like hair growth.

You might also want to leave the oil in your hair for at least a few minutes, too.

I personally like to soak my hair in oil for 2 to 5 minutes before rinsing. But, you can be flexible with the amount of time that you spend letting your hair soak in cleansing oil.

Step 6. Rinse

After massaging the oil into your scalp, combing your hair, and letting it absorb for a few minutes, you’ll be ready to rinse the oil out!

Feel free to hop in the shower, or just rinse your hair on its own.

Either option will work.

And that’s it!

By this point, you should be left with super clean hair that looks and feels amazing.

The 5 best cleansing oils for your hair

If you skipped straight to this part of the article, I don’t blame you.

Finding a good cleansing oil for your hair is probably the main thing that you’re concerned about, anyway.

And, as long as you take advantage of one of the following 5 best cleansing oils, you should experience awesome results…

Cleansing oil 1. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is one of the most trusted cleansing oils from Japan that can be used for both skin and hair.

I’ve actually recommended DHC Deep Cleansing Oil in a previous article for treating sebaceous filaments – because it’s an amazing product for dissolving the sebum plugs on your face.

But, when it comes to using DHC Deep Cleansing Oil in your hair – your scalp will most likely love the olive fruit oil (main ingredient) in this product.

Yes, this is an olive oil-based formula that cleans up your scalp and hair like magic. And, it doesn’t feel too heavy for your hair like traditional olive oil, either.

This is the product that I personally use to clean up my dandruff and “fix” my scalp whenever it feels itchy. So, I’m willing to bet that DHC Deep Cleansing Oil will work extremely well for your hair, too.

Cleansing oil 2. Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Oil

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Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Oil is a popular cleansing oil with a light & delicious citrus scent.

No, it’s not for eating.

But, this cleansing oil should fix your hair right up!

Innisfree is actually a South Korean company that specializes in producing clean, natural beauty and skincare products.

So, the greatest perk of this cleansing oil is that it contains high-quality ingredients.

Give this one a try, and you won’t be sorry.

Cleansing oil 3. ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil

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ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil is an awesome, high-quality product from Japan that will serve you well.

This cleansing oil is relatively affordable, and extremely effective. It contains olive fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and a few other non-comedogenic ingredients.

Most women experience amazing results after using this product on their skin and hair.

But, this product does ship from Japan. So, it might take a little bit longer than expected to make it to your doorstep. But, this cleansing oil is a crowd-favorite, and it will definitely be worth the wait.

Cleansing oil 4. Kerastase Elixir Ultime Sublime Cleansing Oil Shampoo

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime Sublime Cleansing Oil Shampoo is a unique product for this article, because it’s obviously a shampoo rather than just a cleansing oil.

But, this cleansing oil shampoo works just like an ordinary cleansing oil!

In fact, this product might be even easier for you to use, since it will lather into a nice foam, and absorb in your hair more evenly than a standard cleansing oil.

So, if you want the benefits of a cleansing oil in an easy-to-use shampoo product, this is the one for you.

Cleansing oil 5. Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil

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Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil is a favorite cleansing oil from Japan that comes at an extremely affordable price.

The Japanese beauty supply market has really picked up in America for a number of years now.

This is probably because more Westerners are realizing that Japanese beauty products are typically high-quality, cost-effective and fun to use (they feel ‘exotic’ to use).

So, the Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil is no exception. This cleansing oil is a best-seller in Japan that works amazingly well for both skin and hair.

However, keep in mind that this product ships from Japan. With standard shipping, it will probably take a few weeks for this product to arrive at your doorstep. Even with the slight shipping delay, it will probably be worth the wait!

Conclusion

Overall, oil cleansing hair isn’t a difficult process for women to do.

In fact, just about anyone can get their hair squeaky clean in a matter of minutes – just by using…

  • High-quality cleansing oil
  • A spray bottle
  • Comb or brush

It really is that simple!

Just spray your hair with some good cleansing oil, work your hair with a comb, and say goodbye to buildup.

I hope that this guide helps you achieve the awesome hair that you deserve.

If you have any comments, suggestions or tweaks that can help other women – make sure to leave your ideas in the comments section below.

Best Luxury Nail Polish – 5 High-End Brands That Will Blow You Away

Last updated: November 16th, 2019 If you’re looking for the best luxury nail polish, then you probably already realize that some high-end brands are well worth the price that you pay.

Because, when it comes to doing your nails, you want them to look really great.

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So, this article exposes 5 high-end nail polish brands that will blow you away in terms of quality, color and the glamorous end-result that you expect.

Prepare to enter a world of luxury…

1. Essie Nail Polish

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Essie Nail Polish is the best high-end nail polish available. Yes, you read that right. This is the number one luxury nail polish brand that you’ll come across.

That’s because Essie nail polish is the product of choice of beauty professionals and celebrities alike.

Both Mandy Moore and Viola Davis have been caught rocking Essie polish. So, you’re going to need to grab a bottle of your own to achieve peak celebrity status as well!

But seriously, Essie polish is beautiful, smooth and easy to apply to your nails. It’s a magical experience that you need to try.

2. Smith & Cult Nail Polish

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Smith & Cult Nail Polish is perhaps the most glamorous-looking nail polish on this list. And, the quality of nail polish inside the bottle doesn’t disappoint, either.

This is ultimately a high-quality, smooth and shiny polish that’s super easy to use.

Whether you want a manicure, pedicure, or both – you can expect Smith & Cult to last up to two weeks with a base coat and top coat.

3. butter LONDON Patent Shine 10x Nail Polish

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butter LONDON Patent Shine 10x Nail Polish is another high-end nail polish that comes in a range of elegant colors.

This company is all about creativity and self-expression. So, this particular nail polish comes in over 30+ unique colors.

This is probably the most “noticeably different” and modern luxury nail polish brand on this list.

4. Zoya Nail Polish

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Zoya Nail Polish is a smooth, simple and elegant nail polish that most women love.

You’ll most likely enjoy the texture, color and quick-drying nature of this polish.

Plus, Zoya produces a long-wearing formula that doesn’t include toxic or harmful ingredients. You can feel extra-good about wearing this polish.

5. ORIBE The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish

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ORIBE The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish is a long-lasting, chip-resistant and beautiful-looking nail polish which is at the super high end of the luxury nail polish spectrum.

If you’re a fan of reds, this ORIBE polish could provide your nails with the ultimate shade of red.

This is ultimately a shiny, good quality and glamorous nail polish. You’re going to love it for those special nights out.

Conclusion

By now, you should have a pretty clear understanding of the best luxury nail polish products around.

And as you can probably imagine, these 5 polishes look luxurious, feel great to wear, and stay good-looking for at least a week or two in most cases.

So, you basically have nothing to lose. Give one or two of these high-end nail polishes a try, and you’ll be thrilled you did so.

Boar Bristle Round Brush Truth – The 5 Best Bristle Round Brushes of 2020

Last updated: October 21st, 2019 This article exposes some boar bristle round brush facts which just might surprise you.

Because today, I’ll be listing the 5 best boar bristle round hair brushes of 2020 – and explaining why they can be unbelievably healthy for your hair.

But first, let’s take a quick look at the benefits and reasons behind using these special types of round brushes.

The Benefits of using Boar Bristle Round Brushes

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As you might have guessed, boar bristle round brushes are made from real boar bristles.

And, round brushes that contain boar bristles are useful because they help you distribute natural oils from your scalp across the rest of your hair.

When you can evenly distribute the natural oils from your scalp throughout the rest of your hair, your hair will suddenly appear shinier, healthier and all-around naturally beautiful.

The Reasons Why You Might Want to Use a Boar Bristle Round Brush

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If you have fine to normal hair, then using a round brush with only boar bristle tufts is a good decision.

If you have normal, thick or long hair, then using a round brush with (mixed) boar bristle and nylon tufts will probably work best for you.

But, if your hair is super thick, you might want to go with a round brush that has nylon tufts.

So, if you have normal hair, or even thick and curly hair – you’ll probably find that the boar bristle round brushes in this article work well for your hair.

And, if your hair type is a good match for using a boar bristle round brush, then you’ll also probably find that using a boar bristle round brush is amazing for smoothing your hair, adding shine and volume to your strands, and making your hair less frizzy. Round boar bristle brushes also make it easy to grip individual strands of your hair, and work different sections. This is perfect for using while blowdrying, smoothing and styling your hair.

The 5 Best Boar Bristle Round Brushes to Use

The following boar bristle round brushes are ranked in order of quality.

If you’re considering a brush for your hair, then it makes sense to think of your hair brush as an investment in your health, beauty and appearance.

Your hair is an asset, after all. You have to take great care of it! So, using a high-quality boar bristle round brush makes perfect sense for long-term hair health and beauty.

Ready to see the full list? OK. Here we go…

1. Ibiza Hair Extended Cork Round Brush (Large)

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The Ibiza Hair Extended Cork Round Brush (Large) is a slightly large brush with boar bristles that’s lightweight, and amazing for smoothing and cutting frizz out of your hair.

I really enjoy that this brush truly grips your hair, and makes it easy to pull natural oils from your roots all the way to the end of your strands.

This will help you achieve a much more natural and healthy look, without having to resort to using all kinds of shampoos and conditioners.

In fact, this brush might even work better than your current shampoo and conditioner.

Overall, this brush is the best round brush on this list because it’s high-quality, has a great cork handle, and is priced extremely reasonably for the build quality.

Note: If you have shorter hair, then you may want to opt for the Ibiza Hair EX3 Extended Cork Brush (Medium). This round brush contains medium-length boar bristles which is ideal if you have short hair, or just want to use a round brush for your bangs.

2. WEN by Chaz Dean (Wen Boar Bristle Brush)

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The WEN by Chaz Dean (Wen Boar Bristle Brush) might not grip as hard as most round brushes. But in this case, this feature is actually a really good thing.

That’s because the WEN is meant to glide through your hair, and help you smooth out your strands while blow drying.

This round brush will help you add volume, waves and curls to your hair (if you want).

The WEN will also add shine to your hair, and help you clean and condition it.

3. Styling Essentials Natural Boar Bristles Hair Brush

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The Styling Essentials Natural Boar Bristles Hair Brush is one of the most budget-friendly offerings on today’s list.

But, that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad brush by any means.

In fact, many women claim that this brush is great for smoothing, drying and shining your hair. This brush is also quite comfortable, and simple to use.

Keep in mind that this round brush contains natural boar bristles at a cost-effective price. So, it might even be considered one of the best bargains that you can pick up in a pinch.

4. Minalo Boar Bristles Hair Brush with Wood Handle

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The Minalo Boar Bristles Hair Brush with Wood Handle is a basic, anti-bacterial, anti-static hair brush that helps you maintain healthier hair.

It works like any other round boar bristle hair brush – except this is an extremely cost-effective brush to use.

The handle design is also ergonomic and sturdy, which provides you with an easy-to-grip tool for managing your hair.

Side note: This brush contains boar bristles and nylon bristles. So, many women with normal, thick or long hair can enjoy using this simple brush.

5. GranNaturals Boar Bristle Round Styling Hair Brush

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The GranNaturals Boar Bristle Round Styling Hair Brush is another economical round brush that contains great boar bristles, and an ergonomic grip design.

However, keep in mind this brush contains both boar bristles and nylon.

But either way, this medium-sized round brush is great for home or travel.

If you need a quality round brush for fixing your hair on-the-go, or for giving to one of your children, this brush will definitely do the trick.

Conclusion

Overall, if you’re looking for a round brush with boar bristles that will keep your hair healthy, beautiful and happy – then you can’t really go wrong with the brushes on this list.

These boar bristles brushes are proven to give you shiny, smooth and clean hair. They’ll also make it easy for you to manage your hair in the morning before heading off to work, or getting ready for the day.

To put it simply – using a good boar bristle brush will improve your life tremendously. And, if you decide to get a good one – it can serve you well for years to come.

Mr Burberry Review – Best Smelling Cologne For Men of 2020

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Revised on: September 17, 2019 This Mr Burberry review reveals what could be the best smelling cologne for men.

Just keep reading to find out the benefits, downsides and final thoughts on this exciting men’s fragrance…

Mr Burberry Review – Some Thoughts About the Best Smelling Cologne For Men of 2020

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Mr. Burberry is a new fragrance from Burberry that can only be described as…sexy.

This men’s fragrance is a moderate scent that’s perfect for anytime use.

The scent is described by Burberry as “capturing the essence of London,” and I actually think that’s a pretty good way to describe Mr. Burberry.

It’s fresh and crisp. But, it’s also seductive and smokey.

Yes, this is the best smelling cologne for men that I’ve used.

What Exactly Does Mr. Burberry Smell Like?

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It’s tough to describe a certain smell using just words.

But, I’ll do the best that I can – because I believe that Mr. Burberry deserves a top-notch description…

Mr. Burberry smells like a “sophisticated businessman on a dinner date.”

Just imagine a business professional who earns six or seven figures a year.

Think about how he’d smell if he were to attend a nice dinner date in the city.

That’s exactly how Mr. Burberry smells…

It isn’t too light or deep. It’s honestly just the right, moderate blend of zesty and sexy.

What Occasions Are Mr Burberry Good For?

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Mr Burberry is an excellent all-purpose men’s fragrance that’s genuinely great for all sorts of occasions.

  • It’s light enough for casual lunch
  • Mr. Burberry is seductive enough for a dinner date in the city
  • It’s also good for weddings, parties and special occasions

I believe that Mr Burberry is a scent that blends in well with your environment. It can be used almost anywhere.

Are There Any Occasions Where You Shouldn’t Wear Mr Burberry?

Mr Burberry Review At The Office

I don’t think that Mr Burberry is an ideal fragrance for wearing to work, because it’s a bit too seductive for the office.

It might literally be distracting to co-workers because of how good it smells.

When you’re at work, the goal is to work, and get stuff done.

Your co-workers might have a more difficult time focusing on their work when someone nearby is wearing Mr. Burberry.

This is not a joke. I’m dead serious. This cologne smells too good to wear to work.

For work, I would recommend a much more neutral (and equally nice) men’s fragrance like Burberry Touch for Men.

Mr Burberry Review Conclusion – My Final Thoughts and Opinion…

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Overall, if it still isn’t clear, I highly suggest that you grab a bottle of Mr. Burberry.

This cologne for men is ideal for most life situations. Whether you’re interested in wearing something for lunch, dinner or a special night out, Mr. Burberry is an excellent all-purpose cologne.

Oh, and to answer my question from earlier…

Yes, Mr. Burberry is the best-smelling cologne for men.

It’s just the right blend of sophisticated and seductive that most people find irresistible.

When you wear Mr. Burberry, you’ll get compliments from women, men and everyone.

This cologne is that good.

Make sure to leave your thoughts and comments about Mr. Burberry in the comments section below. I’d love to hear your feedback on this amazing cologne for men.

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