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Why Is Coconut Oil Important In Natural Deodorant September 16, 2019 22:46

Why Is Coconut Oil Important In Natural Deodorant

@greenbeautyshanell 
Founder of Zabana Essentials

Coconut Oil is one of my favorite oils! Why, you ask???  Well it's one of the most multi-functional natural plant derived oils out there. Most well known for its: healing, moisturizing, and rejuvenating effects on skin and hair, plus used for home cooking, commercial food processing, and pharmaceutical purposes. 

But why is it essential in our natural deodorant formulas? Well let's get down to business!

Lauric Acid

1. Lauric Acid is a non toxic component of  Coconut Oil that contains antimicrobial properties for surface bacteria on skin. When our armpits sweat it meets up with the surface bacteria that forms under our armpits and creates odor. Also our sweat is our waste which contains natural chemicals that our bodies have processed, some of which we consume on a daily basis. Depending on your diet and miscellaneous consumptions it can be a contributing factor to overall body odor and will differ in scent and in strength. Studies have shown that Lauric Acid is effective and can reduce the amount of bacteria that forms on the skin. 

2. Anti-Inflammatory Lets face it our armpits are sensitive, especially after shaving or waxing. I always recommend ridding the armpit of hair as it can attract more surface bacteria, thus causing stronger odor. Coconut Oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that neutralizes the skin of irritation through our bodies anti-oxidants; by stabilizing free radicals in the body, then neutralizing the reactive atoms that can contribute to inflammation. Whew... Did you get all of that??? LOL! Yes coconut is amazing and is backed by science!  

3. Moisturizing  When applied to the skin Coconut Oil acts as a lightweight, fast absorbing moisturizer. I am sure many of you have applied plain Coconut Oil directly on your skin, especially since it's become so popular over the past few years. When used on a regular basis Coconut Oil can prevent dryness and flaky skin;  which some people do report experiencing dryness under the armpit area, so it helps solve the problem.

If you made it this far, I sincerely appreciate you spending your valuable time on reading my latest blog post. Remember sweating is natural and most important healthy, but we got you covered in the natural deodorant department to help keep your body odor at bay!

 

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The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin September 9, 2019 18:06

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin

The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin

@greenbeautyshanell
Founder of Zabana Essentials

Did you know water is essential for good skin health? Yes that’s right! For some water may not be the most desirable beverage, but what I can say is that drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water a day will definitely benefit you on numerous levels. How, you ask? Well for starters, ideally our bodies should be composed of 45-70% water depending on our physical build and gender, and without the adequate intake of water we cannot function efficiently. Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. But for right now let’s stick to “skin”. Our skin is an organ and made up of cells, and like any other cell in the body, they are made up of water. Without water, our skin organ will not function properly or at it's best.

If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water it needs, the lack of hydration will present itself on the surface in different forms, and may not be absorbing or benefiting from topical skincare products due to the following ailments:

Dry tight and flaky skin- Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling, and flaking.

Oily Skin- For some dehydrated skin may produce more oil because it is compensating for a lack of moisture.

Clogged pores- When skin is dry, the cells do not regenerate properly and begin to build up waste and clog pores, when not attended to properly inflamed pimples form.

Keratosis Pilaris aka Chicken Skin- When skin is dehydrated and cannot regenerate properly, a buildup of keratin (a hair protein) in the pores will occur. As a result, a small bump forms over where a hair should be.

Dark Eye Circles- When your body is not receiving the proper amount of water, the skin beneath your eyes begins to look dull and your eyes look sunken. This is due to their close proximity to the underlying bone.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOUR SKIN IMPROVE?

It won’t happen over night, but within 2-4 weeks of proper water intake you will begin to see results as the body begins to function properly. Trust me, drinking an adequate amount of water used to feel like a chore, now it feels normal and is apart of my daily routine, not to mention the results are visible. Who doesn't want fresh, toned, hydrated skin?!

Want to know exactly how much water you should be drinking? Check out the Hydration Calculator from Mindful CLICK HERE