In the tropics, summer is in full swing. And if I usually can’t do without a good sun protection when I expose myself, it is even more true now. Of course, applying a sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect yourself. Avoiding exposure between 12PM and 4PM, wearing a hat and other clothes if you have a very sensitive skin, or staying in the shade when you can, are also some good advices to know. But even when you’re not directly exposed, sunbeams can affect your skin. Especially when you’re close to sand or water, which can reflect around 20% of the rays. I’m talking about summer, but it’s exactly the same during winter. In fact, did you know that the snow can reflect up to 80% of the sunbeams? Well, it doesn’t snow in New Caledonia, but this just proves how dangerous the sun can be. We can also make a reference to the 80,000 skin cancers that are diagnosed each…

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you’re interested in reducing your waste, you probably already heard about washable cleansing pads. These little pieces of organic tencel (or cotton) became, in few years, absolutely indispensable in my everyday skincare routine. They easily replace ordinary disposable pads when it comes to remove makeup and apply lotions or hydrolats, and I personally find them really softer. Moreover, if their price can be a little bit discouraging at first (14,90€ for 10 pads from Les Tendances d’Emma and more than 3000Fcfp in New Caledonia), in the long term, they’re proving to be much more economic. In fact, I calculated an economy of 25 to 135€ over 5 years, depending on the disposable pads brand we buy, what is obviously very interesting. But the very most important advantage of these reusable versions is ecological. Because, as a woman who use a lot of makeup and skincare, I threw away tons of cleansing pads in…

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Used as a spice in India, turmeric is a plant with multiples benefits for the health. Especially known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxydant properties, it appears that it can also prevent cancer and Alzheimer, but it has not been proved. I think the list of all the properties of turmeric would be too long and, maybe, a little bit boring if I put it here, but I’m sure (almost) everybody could find a good reason to start using this ingredient every single day. By the way, we can easily add it in our regular recipes, but I personally prefer drinking it in what it’s beautifully named a “golden milk”. The recipe is very simple and quick. We just have to prepare a golden paste that we’ll be able to use every time we need. Of course, we can drink this little “potion” everyday. It’s better at night, just before going to bed, for a refreshing sleep, but this is not a obligation.…

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