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Productivity Apps For The Everyday Woman
 
 

Sometimes we need a little help in our everyday activities. Here are some apps that could boost your productivity without the extra clutter with their user-friendly functions and designs.

 

Curb your social media appetite

Trying to go on a mini social media detox to focus on your work? Forest helps you keep your eyes off the screen with a little plant friend. For every off-screen time duration you complete, your virtual tree grows. What’s more? You actually get to help the environment through their partner organization, Trees for the Future.

 

Unleash your creativity

If you want to learn how to cook your favorite quinoa bowl or learn how to knit a scarf as a gift to your mom, Skillshare is your best friend. This app can show you thousands of classes for a lot of activities like sewing, cooking, photography, and arts and crafts. Talk about a pocket tutor!

 

Track your group expenses

Sharing expenses with your group of friends may be a struggle to keep track of. Worry not, Settle Up keeps track of all your finances for you so you don’t have to manually compute and divide on your own. You’ll get to keep track of who paid for what, when you need to pay, or how much should be divided among your friends after your lunch out together.

 

Brainstorm your way to success

Great minds create great ideas, and sometimes it’s hard to organize each one of them! MindMeister lets you note down all your ideas and colorfully visualize how you want them to actually appear in your output. What’s more, you get to share your ideas with your team and collaborate together.

 

Sound professional anytime, anywhere

It’s not enough to have your grammar checked when you write your workload on Docs, you’ll need some polishing too when it comes to writing whether it’s on a chat with your boss or a lengthy Facebook caption. Grammarly comes to save the day and will easily correct grammar mistakes on any site you visit.

 

Allot some space in your devices for these productivity apps for the best organized you ♥

 
Underarm Care 101
 
 

The skin on your face isn’t the only part that you should dedicate time and effort on. For most of us, shaving, waxing, and plucking are part of our regular underarm routine, but these activities may irritate the delicate skin in the area. Here are some underarm care tips to add to your routine so you can stay fresh from head to toe!

 

Do the Bare Minimum

We believe that the basics are the most vital when it comes to good skin, even for your underarm - just cleansing properly, and moisturizing daily is enough, no need to get overwhelmed with those too-good-to-be-true underarm cleanser, toner, exfoliant, etc. Why? It’s because the more products you’re using (especially those with harsh ingredients like your DIY ACV detox mask), the more irritation you are bringing to the sensitive skin on your underarms. So we say, just stick to a gentle antibacterial cleanser, and moisturizer, instead of piling on products that cause friction, and eventually, darkening.

 
Switch to a Natural Deodorant

Combat sweat and body odor with a natural deo. We know its hard to make the switch and it may take some time before you fully adjust to the new and less aggressive product, but natural deo works with your underarms instead of against them. Aside from not having any harmful ingredients (both for your skin and for the environment), natural deos are also full of aromatic and beneficial ingredients.

 
Wear Breathable Clothing

Synthetic fabrics like polyester, rayon, nylon, and lycra blends don’t do well in keeping your underarms dry throughout the day. These types of clothing traps odor-causing moisture so they’re a no-no if you want to feel or smell fresh all day long. When shopping for clothes, opt for the breathable ones that are made of natural fabric like cotton, linen, bamboo, and hemp as they allow moisture to evaporate.

 

Laser Whitening

Finally, level up your underarm care routine with our Laser Whitening! Evening out your skin tone for good as you nourish your UA area will definitely be worth the while. Taking care of your body from the inside out is the best gift you can give to yourself ♥

 

Your underarms deserve the same level of TLC you give to your face, so pay close attention and take proper care of them. It doesn’t have to be a high maintenance routine, just look for what will work best for you and your concerns. Trust us, even the simplest underarm routine can have a huge impact in strengthening our overall well-being.

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How Often Should You Mask?
 
 

Masks are probably one of the steps we look forward to the most when it comes to our skincare regime. It’s fun to use-- you can’t help but take the silliest (or fiercest, however you prefer your photos) selfies when you’re wearing them. At the same time you get to treat your skin to an extra boost of good nutrients. But, it is also important to know how often we should put on our favorite face masks to get the best results.

 

What are the different kinds of masks?

Masks come in all different formulas and applications. Korean face sheets contain generous amounts of vitamins and minerals for the skin and are to be removed for a certain amount of time ranging from 15-20 minutes. Gelatin types are those that are applied on the skin and dries up to peel easily in a few minutes, as well as masks that are meant to be washed off.

 

How often should I use a face mask?

The amount of times per week that you should use a face mask purely depends on the type of mask and also what your skin needs. Here’s when you can use face masks depending on your skin type:

Dry Skin

Gentle hydrating masks are subtle and are mostly concentrated with water, so it’s safe to use on a daily basis since it is less likely that they are to irritate the skin. Try out Ariul Wheat and Celery Mask for ultimate moisture.

Dull Skin

Masks for brightening the face like our Ariul 7 Days Lemon Mask are effective and packed with potent ingredients that brighten and do wonders for the skin. While this is great, brightening / dark spot correcting ingredients can be irritating for sensitive skin, so it’s not best to use everyday. Every other or two days is fine, however!

Clay masks-- our Isntree Real Mugwort Clay Mask, for example-- are best for oily skin since they effectively pull oil and dirt from clogged pores. If used daily, it can dry out the skin too much which may cause your skin to overproduce oil. Find the right balance by using this at most, three times a week. Tip: Clay masks are also effective as overnight spot treatments on pimples!

Sensitive Skin

Avoid using masks with fragrances and opt for hydrating masks instead that provide both moisture and calming effects to the skin. Like those for dry or irritated skin, these can be used regularly or as much as you desire. The Isntree Real Rose Calming Mask is perfect for soothing the skin!

Haven’t found what you’re looking for yet? Browse all our mask collections here:

 

Mask away and keep your skin happy! We’re coming along with you in your skincare journey ♥

 
What is Laser Whitening?
 
 

If you’ve been dealing with bumpy, rough skin on the underarms, or dark elbows and knees that don’t match your real skin complexion, then you must have tried multiple products and even DIY whitening treatments, only to find out that it either, isn’t effective, takes forever or costs a fortune to see results.

Our skin can get very complicated, so there’s really no silver bullet or easy way out for shadowy areas, bumpy and rough texture. But there’s still hope and light, be it for rough or dark underarms, knees, elbows, lower buttocks, bikini, nape area.


Laser Whitening

Bid goodbye to dark areas and say hello to a brighter glow!

 
What it is

It is a non-invasive laser treatment that breaks down pigment and treats roughness and discoloration to reveal whiter and smoother skin on the targeted area. Being a non-ablative treatment, it is perfect for sensitive areas like underarms, bikini area, buttocks, and the nape. The bonus is that it stimulates and revitalizes collagen in the skin to make it smoother and a firmer.

🗸 Visible whitening and smoothening

🗸 No risk of burning or peeling

🗸 Cost effective - same price for all body parts

🗸 Quick and Easy (30 mins)

🗸 Painless

 
Ideal for:

🗸 Uneven Skin Tone

🗸 Unwanted Pigments/Spots

🗸 Dark underarms, bikini area, elbows, knees, buttocks, nape

🗸 Underarm lines/folds/creases

🗸 Bumpy underarm/ Rough Skin Texture

 
Recommended Interval: Every two weeks

Suggested number of sessions is atleast 10-15 but it depends on the severity of pigments and person’s lifestyle.


The Results

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Similar to any other skin treatments, one shouldn’t expect immediate and apparent whitening and smoothening. Although it can be possible for some, again it depends on one’s skin condition. But with continuous sessions of Laser Whitening, you’d be sure to see noticeable results and whitening; so if you want to experience the same results as the above picture, then click here:


Let’s all be honest, at some point in our lives, we’ll crave for smoother skin and a brighter tone that glows from within, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If having a smoother and brighter skin tone can help you muster up all the confidence you need, then we’d be more than happy to help you with it.

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