...This is the month of fasting which is known as Ramadhan in Ancient Arabian traditions. Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic year, during which strict fasting is observed in daylight hours. Many Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan and some will pray more or read the holy book, the Quran (pronounced Koran)
Dates are a type of fruit that contain several vitamins and minerals whose importance as a dietary supplement was appreciated by the desert people, which, for thousands of years, ate dates with goat or camel milk as a complete sustenance.
They provide several benefits for extra glowing skin and nourishing hair and are useful in the treatment of respiratory disorders, heart conditions, cancer (due to its high magnesium and calcium content), anemia, allergies, improve eyesight, night blindness and constipation.
In ancient arab traditions of ramadhan one of the many physical benefits of breaking the fast with dates is that the body benefits from the date's high level of natural sugars. Sugars travel most quickly to the liver, where they are converted into energy more quickly than any other nutrient.
Muslims have an immediate need for this energy when they break their fast as they need energy to perform their sunset prayers also to digest their first meal.
In the holy book, The Quran, the chapter named 'Surah Maryam' [19:25], it mentions that when the mother of Jesus was giving birth to him and she was experiencing pain, she was told by God; “shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you.”
Dates have no side effects and can easily be included into your diet so do give them a try!
✨👩Mothers 👩✨ It's said that in ancient Arabia In the Islamic era there was once a villager who came to ask a noble man who amongst the people deserves his good company.
The nobleman said, 'your mother'
The villager asked for the 2nd time, who next?
The noble man replied again, 'your mother'
The villager asked for the 3rd time who after that?
The noble man replied the 3rd time, 'your mother'
Finally the villager asked one last time, then who?
The noble man finally replied 'then your father'.
Moral of story= Importance of mothers and women all over the world.
We salute you and thankyou for putting up with us!
Prayers and condolences for all our mothers who are gone but never forgotten. Always In our hearts and minds x
As a beauty therapist, i often use many massage techniques whether i'm giving a simple manicure to an eyelash/brow treatment. The secret really to good skin is all about blood flow. Massages help blood flow and our bodies rely on the heart pumping blood around the body which brings me onto the ancient art of 'Hijama' (cupping therapy).
You would think that the menstrual cycle is more than enough for us ladies, right!?
Well, Hijama is an ancient islamic technique that has been in use in many countries to treat certain skin diseases or bodily disorders. Practised amongst the chinese and particurlarly islamic countries throughout the middle east and asia. It's now being recognized as an alternative medicine or natural holistic way of treating different diseases and bodily disorders. (even Kim Kardashian had something very similar- 'vampire facial' )
Hijama promotes the flow of energy in the blood, removes toxins and waste, therefore helps fasten recovery time. It is good for migrains and even weightloss as it helps drains the lymphatic system.
How it's performed:
And if you are interested or want to find out anyone who is certified in your local area to perform this, it would be best to visit or ask either a local chinese/arab store or a mosque/islamic centre as most times they would know where to direct you.
If you're squeemish and not a fan of seeing blood then there are always the alternative rubber suction cups from ebay and amazon that you can buy. They work in a similar way although not with deep lasting effects as an original hijama treatment would give you.
So, have you ever had a hijama treatment before? please feel free to share your experiences.
Our skin is made up of upto 70% water. Even the earth is made up of upto 70% water so it makes sense to give back to our body what it needs. We all hear about drinking plenty of water, its good for our skin, losing weight etc etc ... but how many other ways can we use water in order to help our skin as we constantly cover up our pores with different types of makeup products out there. We know that makeup products will always be here and we all still love some form of makeup whether it be a lipstick, face blush or eyeshadow.
I personally believe less is more and that the more we look after our skin, the better the makeup will look on us and won't need to wear too much, which not only cuts our beauty routine in half but more importantly lets our skin breath.
Steam is a natural remedy for skincare that time has forgotton. It has been and is still widely used throughout spas, especially in places such as the middle east and asia. They dedicate a whole ritual to cleansing the skin where the client is covered in olive based black soap, left to steam then mineral-rich clay mask is applied and rinsed off, finished off by a soothing massage with oils to relax.
In our daily busy lives, we unfortunately aren't able to do this so often so to get the eastern experience of ancient skincare here is an alternative and quicker way to get the most out of using steam for flawless shiny glowing skin.
Salt and boiled water work wonders. Salt is also an antiseptic so will help with any spots and bacteria/toxins in the skin.
All you need is:
Hot water, salt, spoon to mix and a towel to cover over your head.
1- Simply boil water till hot,
2- Add to a bowl, (careful not to burn yourself if carrying)
3- Add two teaspoons of any type of salt, cooking salt, sea salt into the hot water bowl
4- Mix with spoon
5- Place towl over your head
6- Keep face over the hot salty water bowl for atleast 10mins.
This can be done once every 2 weeks from home.
And between that time simply rubbing a raw lemon (cut in half) all over the face and washing off after 5mins works wonders. It helps with evening out skintone for people with hyperpigmentation problems, blotchy skin, it may burn and feel tightening on the face at first but just know it works amazing! (some people even see results instantly...just make sure you dont have any open cuts or healing scars when rubbing raw lemon onto skin )
Keep your feet on their toes this summer
Just as you are conscientious about keeping your skin from burning and staying hydrated, it is important not to neglect your feet. Your feet take a beating in the summertime. Many times your feet are cooped up in shoes all day without much chance to breathe. The term pounding the pavement really does apply as walking barefoot and the repetitive motion of flip flops and sandals take its toll on the skin of the feet.
Keeping your feet happy and healthy is an essential form of skin care not only during the summer but always.
Healthy Feet Mean a Happy Body.
There are many ways to keep your feet healthy. Remember, your feet are what carry you throughout your day and your life and we all need to be kind to them.
* Natural foot scrub – Take a 1/8 of teaspoon of lavender oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 cup of salt. Mix together well. You can add more olive oil if needed. Place the scrub all over your feet, especially concentrating on the heels. Rub thoroughly for several minutes, rinsing with warm water and patting down gently with a towel.
* Sugary sweet foot scrub – Take ¼ cup of sugar, 15 drops of eucalyptus oil, ¼ cup of almond oil, and some of your favorite moisturizer if desired. Mix together well and spread all over the feet. Do not forget in between the toes, and concentrate on the heels that take the most beating. Rinse thoroughly in a foot soak first and in the shower or tub thereafter.
* Foot smoothie – Mix oatmeal, olive oil, baking soda, and water together to form a paste that will give your wounded warriors a lot of moisture. Just spread the paste all over your feet, rinse well and pat dry. Put moisturizer and cotton socks on overnight and your feet will feel soft and smooth in the morning.
Give them a quick soak:
Sometimes you may not be in the mood or have the time to do an all-out foot scrub, so soaking your tired tootsies is good enough.
* A combination of milk, warm water, and a little baby oil is perfect for soothing and moisturizing your feet.
* Eucalyptus oil, warm water, and baking soda also make a relaxing yet invigorating foot scrub.
Hopefully these natural quick easy tips should keep that bounce in your step throughout the day! x :)
It is often said that beauty is in the eyes are the windows into the soul.
Nevertheless, we know that anyone who wants to look better has a lot of potential beautification options. Here are some natural remedies for keeping those eyes dazzling and oh so hypnotic!
....50 Shades Of skin...
From my experience as a beauty therapist, when most people hear the word 'beauty therapist', they often associate it with ladies sitting around looking glamorous but beauty really is literally skin deep!
So when it comes to makeup, trying to find your own 'skin undertone' can help you make the best choices for your overall outlook. From choosing hair dye color, to the clothes you wear and ofcourse the makeup you apply.
Science of skin
Skin is made up of three layers:
1- Epidermis, This is the top layer which you can see. It provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone through melanocyte (melanin)
2- Dermis, Which is the middle layer. This contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
3- Subcutaneous layer which is made of fat and connective tissue.
What are undertones?
An 'undertone' is your own color that can be best seen under natural light (e.g. sunlight).
It's best not to use flourescent or incandescent lighting when determining undertones.
People generally have warm, cool, or neutral undertones. Determining this can help you get the most natural look as possible when picking out makeup for your own skin colour especially in the case of foundations and powders.
There are a few different methods you can use to see which type you have, with the most common ones being looking at your veins aswell as your natural hair and eye color and seeing what your skin looks like next to gold or silver jewellery or a white cloth.
Here at Laminau we try to consider all these small details so we can meet the requirements of our customers no matter what shade they are! ... so if there are any suggestions then feel free to let us know x
Everyone has beauty inside and out.
For the skin, aswell as having the correct cosmetic shades and colours to enhance our natural glow, It’s also recommended to nourish from the source too (the skin)
My personal favourite superfood is the Avacado. It is been known for its benefits to the skin aswell as general health even weightloss.
I spread avacado on toast as a substitute to butter for breakfast and drink water with a fresh cut lemon.
Any other suggestions on quick easy recipes/snacks using avocados, feel free to comment :)