Spring is here! The sunshine is back, flowers are blooming…and your allergies are probably back in full force. While you’re spring cleaning your house, why not take it a step further and spring clean your life to help alleviate your allergies? Here are our tried and true methods!

 

春天將至、陽光普照、大地朝氣也重生了⋯⋯相信您的過敏問題也一併回歸了。當您正在忙著為家居大掃除時,何不徹底一點,把自己的內外都清掃一下,改善過敏問題?以下是一些我們親自試過的方法!

 

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1. Household

Most people with allergies are sensitive to harsh chemicals and their smells. Detergents as well as cleaners can cause allergies, inflammation, and increased sensitivity. Use natural household cleaning products that don’t irritate your skin or nose. The less chemicals you have to absorb or inhale, the better.

 

家居

多數患有過敏的人都會容易被強烈的化學物質或其氣味刺激到。清潔劑有可能引致過敏、發炎及高敏感。使用天然家局清潔產品則不會刺激到皮膚或嗅覺。吸收或吸入愈少化學物質,則愈能改善敏感問題。

 

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2. Skin and Hair 

Exfoliate and get your glow back!Never underestimate the power of exfoliating – it’s the difference between wasting skincare products on dead skill cells or feeling that moisturizer absorb into your newly smooth skin. If you’re super sensitive, find a gentle and organic exfoliator with small, refined grains. Exfoliators don’t need to be rough or feel like sandpaper on your skin to work!

 

2. 皮膚及頭髮

去除面部及身體角質層 -重拾光采!不要低估去角質層的威力-與其繼續浪費護膚品去拯救枯死細胞,不如確保您新生肌膚能充分吸收保濕液吧!如您肌膚極度敏感,可選帶有微粒的溫和有機磨砂膏。磨砂膏不一定要像用砂紙般磨面才見效的!

 

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Switch to bar soaps, and here's why!

o Newest ones are moisturizing and made of natural and organic ingredients.

o Bar soaps don’t need stabilizers to prolong shelf life and prevent germs and mold from growing. Liquid soaps do.

o Bars are light and perfect for travelling, even in our carry on!

o Bars are not more “germy than liquid soap, nor do they spread bacteria when used by multiple people. (tip: use draining soap dish!) 

Want to learn more? See how bar soaps are more cost effective and better for the environment!)

 

改用潔膚皂 - 我們十分喜愛潔膚皂,原因如下

o 以前的皂就不提了,現在的潔膚皂大多有保濕功效,而且以天然有機的材料而製。

o 沐浴露需要用上乳化劑和穩定劑來延長保質期及阻止細菌、霉菌及其他黏性物質等滋生,而潔膚皂則不需。

o 潔膚皂方便攜帶,旅行時甚至可以放在手提行李內!

o 有人誤傳皂比沐浴露較易惹菌,但其實細菌不會在皂上面滋生,即使多人使用同一塊肥皂時也不會傳播病菌。(或許找個去水能力好的皂碟也許會令您安心一點) 

想知更多?看看肥皂為什麼會更有效、更環保吧!)

 

 

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Reconsider your shampoo/conditioner

Sometimes one of the culprits of allergies is one we rarely consider – our shampoo and conditioner. Like liquid body soaps, hair products contain many preservatives as well as chemicals to encourage “moisture seals” and shiny sheen to our hair. As a result, shampoos and conditioners not only contain ingredients that are harmful to our long term health, but many potential allergens that can cause contact dermatitis in the short term. For healthier alternatives, try organic shampoos or even the no-poo formula!

 

嚴選洗髮液/護髮素

我們很少會想到,其實有時候致敏元兇原來就是我們的洗髮液及護髮素。洗髮護髮產品跟沐浴露一樣,用了很多防腐劑和化學物質去讓您的頭髮顯得水潤有光澤。因此,洗髮液及護髮素不單含有長期使用時會對身體有害的物質,甚至有很多會短期內引致皮膚炎的致敏源。為健康著想,可考慮轉用有機洗髮液,或是直接不用!

 

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3. Food 

Try these foods to improve your sensitive skin. Unfortunately, it’s not cake, but at least some of them are sweet! For sensitive skin, try adding honey, jujube, enoki mushrooms or carrots to your diet.

 

3. 食物

試試食用這些食物改善皮膚敏感問題. 可惜,蛋糕不是其中之一,但有一些吃起來還是頗好吃的!例如是蜂蜜、紅棗、金菇或紅蘿蔔,不妨多吃!

 

 

 

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Eat more greens for a healthy liver this spring

We swear, we’re not just stating the obvious. For years now, the concept of a “rainbow diet” has been advocated for a balance of nutrients. According to this thought from ancestors past, spring corresponds to the green of the woods, which corresponds to our liver. For 4 foods that detox and nourish our liver, try Green bean, Spinach, Asparagus and Macha

 

今個春天,多吃綠色蔬果增強肝臟機能

多年來很多人都一直推廣「彩虹飲食」這個概念,提倡吸收平衡的營養。古時候,綠色象徵春天,而春天是養肝的好時機。這四種食物有助排清毒素及改善肝功能:綠豆、菠菜、蘆筍及抹茶。

 

 

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Tip:To help out those healthy greens cleanse your liver, do a simple exercise. Stretching your bladder meridian can help your body detox!
小提示:伸展一下膀胱經,簡簡單單的運動就可幫助身體清熱排毒!