Everyday Hair, Skin And Makeup Routine.

Hello Everybody, if you are looking for the perfect hair and skin care routine which is about 80% natural and a basic everyday makeup routine, then you are in the right place.

1.Haircare Routine

So for this, began with dry hair.

Take equal parts of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Coconut Oil and heat it. Massage it into your hair and wrap it with a hot towel and let it stay for about 2 hrs.

Wash it off with your regular shampoo and conditioner, I use the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and conditioner.
Dry your hair not with a towel, DON’T DO IT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CURLY/WAVY HAIR. It just makes your hair really frizzy and that is not going to help. At all. Use a soft t-shirt or a microfiber towel.

This routine above, is something I do once in three days.

WEEKEND HAIR ROUTINE
Sundays are the only time we get to look after ourselves, so let’s put it to the best use.

Take one tbsp. of honey, 2-3 tbsps. of yogurt (plain) and 2 tsps. of olive oil. Stir it until its well mixed, apply it onto your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes and follow your regular hair washing routine or the one above.
This mask stimulates hair follicles, nourishes your hair and makes it smoother.

I do this every Sunday.

2.Skin Care Routine.

Ok so I use some products from Himalaya Herbals, obviously it is not 100% natural and herbal but it is better than using other chemically formulated products.

I use a Neem Peel Off mask and Himalaya Neem Face Wash. I use the mask once in three days and the face wash every single day. It is really effective for my skin type.

WEEKEND ROUTINE
Mix equal parts of honey and turmeric and 2-3 tsps. of lemon juice. Mix until it becomes a consistent paste and apply it to your face. When it becomes dry , wash it off and pat dry with a towel.

This rejuvenates your skin leaving it softer and also prevents acne and pimples.

3.Makeup Routine

a.Wash your face

b.Apply a cleanser and moisturizer.

c.Apply a foundation that matches your skin tone and blend it in with a foundation brush or a beauty blender.

d.Use a concealer under your eyes and also on pimples or spots you want to cover.

e.Use a setting powder to keep the base makeup in place.

f.With a fan brush, swipe on some highlighter on your cheeks and nose.

g.Blush- not really necessary and if you don’t have one you can use a lip stain and blend it in.

h.Bronzer; again not necessary, but you can use it on your jawline and hairline to make it look more prominent.

i.Eye Primer; to have a flawless base for your eye makeup.

j.Use 2 basic neutral shades, a dark one and a light one for your eyeshadow. The best thing is the stick eyeshadow, it is really easy to apply and you don’t really need to work as hard as using a regular eyeshadow palette.

k.A basic winged black eyeliner is the most important thing. If you can’t master the wing, use a scotch tape. Stick it on the outer corner of your eye and wing your eyeliner.

l.Swipe on some mascara. It gives a dramatic look to your eyes.

m.Eyebrow pencil; I have never really felt the need to fill in my eyebrows, mine are naturally shaped and thick. You can use a pencil to fill in your eyebrows to give it a fuller look or get it shaped a salon.

n.Lipstick/Lip Balm/ Lip stain; finish it off with a basic shade of lipstick that complements your skin tone.

So that’s pretty much what I do for my skin and hair and make up. Hope you liked this article and found it useful.

Contributing Factors of Poverty

According to Carolina Maria De Jesus, “We are slaves to the cost of living.” If you do not have enough resources to provide yourself and your family essential needs like food, shelter, clothing, and education, then you are in the state of poverty. Extreme poverty can cause different misfortunes like hunger, illnesses and death.

Facts about poverty

Did you know that 18 million people die a year or 50 thousand people die each day because of poverty? That is 270 million since 1990.

11 million children die before their fifth birthday.

And in the year 2001, 1.1 billion had consumption levels below 1 dollar and 2.7 billion lived with less than 2 dollars a day.

Contributing Factors of Poverty

  • The politics of poverty – government decisions typically reflect the interests of the well-to-do rather than the poor. Instead of giving more benefits to the needy, the government’s decisions seem to give more to the rich. They treat the poor people as expendables individuals. Instead of helping them with their programs and decisions, they seem to aggravate the situation.

 

For example, in the Philippines during the Yolanda typhoon, millions of goods were imported from different countries all around the world for the victims. However, it didn’t seem that the victims benefited from the goods. They were replaced by lower quality merchandises, and the whereabouts of the imported goods remain unknown.

 

Another example is corruption. The Philippines might have overcome poverty if only the government officials are not corrupt. During the early 2000s, the Philippines had a higher income rate than that of Malaysia and Singapore. However, the Philippines stayed at the bottom while the two other countries developed.

 

  • Poverty and the Economy – the economy seem to work for the rich than for the poor. In other words, the poor people work for the rich to earn money. However, sometimes they are not given what is due to them. They don’t have the audacity to complain because they are scared of being fired. So instead of prospering, they remain poor because they depend on the capitalists who hold them as slaves.

For example, in the Philippines, there are so many farms and plantations called haciendas. The owners sometimes treat the farmers as slaves but the latter don’t have a choice but to conform. For them, they can no longer afford to lose their job to sustain for their family.

 

  • Patterns of Family Life – education is crucial to the success of an individual. If you want to succeed, apply for a better-paying job. However, companies would rather hire people of good descent, good family background and good educational attainment. Their requirements are too far up for poor people to reach.

 

This is the reason why people experiencing poverty have no jobs or has low-paying jobs. They are categorized as incompetent because they do not have a good educational attainment.

 

For example, in hiring operatives, they only consider the people from credited schools with a good transcript of records. The rest are rejected and most of them are under the poverty line.

 

Social or Psychological Factors: these are the values that are held by the poor which affect how they perceive things.

 

  • The culture of poverty – Oscar Lewis said that the economic, social and psychological values of poor people are likely to perpetuate poverty instead of alleviating it.

 

Most of the poor people in the Philippines conduct bad decisions in managing their resources. Instead of buying necessary things for themselves and their family, they use their money to buy drugs, alcohol or cigarettes.

 

In addition to that, they value their sense of belongingness rather than prioritizing. They still want to spend on occasions such as birthdays, and things they don’t even need even when they don’t have money. This is the reason why they obtain debts from other people which aggravates their poor condition.

 

They also have this thinking that when they are born poor, they die poor. So instead of looking for a way to progress, they slack off, do nothing, and depend on others.

 

  • Disparagement and Discrimination – the poor are considered by some people as stupid or disreputable because most of them are uneducated. This is the reason why, these poor people lack self-respect and self-confidence. They are being judged and labeled as incompetent and disgraceful because they come from low-class families.

 

Because of this, poor people don’t have the courage to stand out in a crowd because they are likely to be criticized. This is also one of the reasons why they are ashamed to apply for jobs in the central business district.

 

How to Get out of Poverty

  • Depend on yourself. If you think you are able enough to look for a job, do so. Don’t let other people’s judgment stop you from alleviating your situation. In the long run, they won’t be the ones to suffer more, you are. Our world is full of criticisms anyway. The rich gets judged and the poor gets discriminated. What is there to lose?

 

There are people who are deaf, blind and lame who are able to land for a job. However, you yourself are free from disabilities. If they can be hired, so can you. Keep your hopes up and do not lose confidence in your abilities.

 

  • Prove yourself. If people see you as incompetent, prove them wrong. Start applying on different realistic jobs, and when opportunity knocks, take it. You can start with low-paying jobs. At least you get something rather than nothing. Set aside your fear, and anxiety and let your pride help you stand up against the world.

 

  • Think positive. Being born poor does not mean you have to die poor. It is all on your decisions. If there is a will, there is a way. God is not that heartless to not give you opportunities at all. Believe, and you will see that there are many different chances that you can take in improving your situation.