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Did You Know? These 10 Teas Can Help Keep Your Skin Clear And Glowing!

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‘No matter where you are in the world, you are at home when tea is served’- Earlene Grey. For centuries, tea has been used for numerous medicinal purposes. Even today, tea is used to improve and protect our health. The good thing now is that we have various ways to make our teas not just tasty and beneficial for our health but also for our skin.

These teas are not only for drinking but you can apply them directly to your skin for better effects. Here are the 10 best teas for clear and glowing skin

1. Chamomile Tea

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Because sleep is so important for keeping a healthy complexion, chamomile may be the most popular skin tea. When you don’t get enough sleep, your mirror will show you the consequences. Put some chamomile tea bags on your eyes the next time you see dark circles forming to cut down the puffiness and get rid of that weary appearance.

Not only that, this tea’s calming qualities make it ideal for red, inflamed skin. Not only can chamomile help you relax and sleep, but it’s also high in quercetin, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from UV damage.

2.Jasmine Tea

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Jasmine tea not only smells lovely, but it also possesses antioxidant and antibacterial qualities that help to maintain your immune system in good shape. It relaxes and dilates the blood vessels, allowing a plentiful supply of nutrients to reach the skin. It can help heal wounds, reduce indications of ageing, and even cure skin problems like acne.

3.Green Tea

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Green tea is also high in antioxidants that protect against sun damage. Excessive sun exposure might raise your risk of skin cancer and prematurely age your skin.

Green tea catechins, such as EGCG, are powerful polyphenols that combat free radicals, reducing skin damage, providing UV protection, and preventing wrinkle development. Catechins have also been found to help rejuvenate dying skin cells and stimulate the growth of healthy new ones. Green tea is also well known to help detoxify the body and is a weight loss remedy.

4.Black Tea

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Black tea, which is high in antioxidants, fights free radicals in the body and slows the ageing process. Due to the high caffeine content, it also contains anti-inflammatory effects and promotes a healthy immune system, which can help prevent colds and viruses that harm our skin.

Try rinsing your face with a cool black tea rinse the next time you’re thinking about having a cup of tea.

5.Ginger Tea

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Ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties that can help your digestion and skin. It’s been proven that when the digestive system isn’t working properly, the skin suffers as well, resulting in irritating dermatologic disorders.

Ginger also aids in the prevention of colds, which may wreak havoc on our immune systems and impair our appearance.

6.Peppermint Tea

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Peppermint is beneficial for more than simply a bloated stomach. Peppermint tea contains menthol, which helps oily skin by decreasing oil production and promoting cell turnover. This removes dead skin cells and gives your skin a healthy shine.

It has been found to be effective in the treatment of eczema and dermatitis, as well as other irritating skin disorders. It is also a strong antioxidant and bacteria inhibitor, which can aid in the prevention of ageing and acne.

7.Oolong tea

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This tea makes you go OO-LA LA!

Oolong tea has a flavour, unlike any other tea. With advantages from both black and green teas, this tea is packed with health and aesthetic benefits. It may lighten your skin, remove dark spots, and even protect you against sun and smoking damage. This makes this tea an absolute must-try!

8.Kombucha

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Kombucha tea, which is produced from fermented black and green tea, is excellent for skin detoxification. It has all of the antioxidants found in such teas. As a result, it’s fantastic for reducing fine lines and increasing skin suppleness, giving you a youthful glow.

It can also be used as a topical exfoliant and sunburn therapy. Kombucha’s natural probiotics provide a long list of health advantages.

9.Matcha

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This vibrant green tea from Japan is high in nutrients and has a reputation for skin detoxification. To help combat bacterial infections, it includes antioxidants, chlorophyll, and catechin.

Catechin levels in matcha have been shown to be considerably greater than in normal green tea. Matcha powder is increasingly popular in facial masks, creams, and lotions, but you can still get the advantages by drinking a cup or two!

10.Dandelion Tea

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Turns out those weeds in your garden is useful after all. Dandelions are more than just weeds in your garden. They’re wonderful in salads, make excellent tea, and have incredible skin and internal organ benefits.

Dandelion root tea is high in antioxidants and immune-boosting compounds, which assist to keep your skin looking young and healthy. It is well recognized as a powerful detoxifier and liver booster, but it can also help with digestion, which has an impact on skin look.

It all starts with you. What is good on the inside eventually shows off on the outside. Most significantly, tea begins with water, which is the most vital component of maintaining good skin. Tea has been consumed for thousands of years, and it’s easy to see why.

Grab your cup of tea and enjoy the benefits of it!

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Celebrating Merdeka From Home? You Can Do It In 5 Great Ways!

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Only a few days till our Independence Day! Imagine those colorful parades, flags everywhere, Merdeka songs, fireworks, and lots more. Our country’s independence day falls on 31st August every year. This year will be our 64th year of independence.

Despite our country going through the National Recovery Plan, there are still many ways we can show our love towards the country from our home. Here’s some way you can try:

1. Watch Merdeka-theme movies

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Don’t let the pandemic slow you down. Huddle up and binge-watch Merdeka-theme or any Malaysian movies that will definitely bring your patriotism spirit alive. Here’s a suggestion, Mukhsin, admire the elitism of the Malaysia Special Force Naval unit in Paskal or watch the wacky romantic comedy All Because of You to appreciate Desaru’s beauty.

2. Virtual karaoke

It is super easy to host meetings through Zoom, Google Meet, Whatsapp calls or Microsoft Teams. To make your karaoke session smooth, download Watch2Gether- a free social video website that enables you to sync videos and content with your party.

The app enables everyone in your karaoke group to watch the same YouTube videos at the same time. Then, create a room, search for the karaoke version of the song, and queue it using the sign +. What’s more, party your way!

3. Play traditional games

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In Malaysia, we have various traditional games from different cultures. Some of it are batu seremban,kelereng and congkak. The kelereng is a Malay traditional game of marbles requires the players to flick their opponent’s marble out of the battleground, or into a hole that’s dug into the ground.

Next we have the Batu Seremban. Compete with each other by tossing tiny bean bags and advancing to the next level. The one who tosses and catches fast is declared the winner. Test your maths skill with the congkak game. Anticipate your opponent’s strategy and beat them by clearing those marbles from your side of the board.

Have your very own competition at the convenience of your home with your family and friends.

4.Display flags

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One of the easiest ways to show your patriotism is by hanging the Jalur Gemilang flags around. During this time, we can see many housing areas hanging flags on poles, balcony, and even their cars. Some citizens prints their own Merdeka t-shirt or put it on the outside that resembles the colors of the Jalur Gemilang flag.

5.Make your own Merdeka pizza

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Here’s a recipe by Chef Zam, a home-based chef that replicates the national flag on pizza!

You’ll need:

  • 1 big red onion (minced)
  • 3 – 4 pips of garlic (minced)
  • 300 gm. chicken fillet or breast (seasoned with salt, pepper, corn flour, and oyster sauce)

For the topping and sauce:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 big red onion (sliced)
  • 1 red capsicum (diced)
  • 1 yellow capsicum (shaped it into a crescent moon and star)
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pre-made pizza base. Alternatively, you can use ready-made roti paratha (or frozen flatbread).
  • Prego or Kimball carbonara pasta sauce 
  • Oregano, pepper. and salt to taste
  • Sliced sausages or chicken salami (to form the “blue” area of the flag)

Method: 

  1. Start by frying the pizza toppings. Sauté red onions and garlic with olive oil until fragrant.
  2. Next, add in your chicken slice. Once tender, add in your pasta sauce and cook for 3 minutes till it thickens
  3. Spread the pasta sauce onto your pizza base.
  4. To create the ‘blue area’, add the sliced sausages or chicken salami. Then place the carved-out capsicum star and moon.
  5. For the red and white stripes, arrange the diced capsicum in a row, followed by the grated mozzarella horizontally to create the white stripes. Repeat this until the pizza base is covered.
  6. Bake it for about 5 minutes at 170℃ and you’re done!

There’s nothing compared to the actual way we have always celebrated our independence day. However, with the pandemic still going on, it is best that we stay safe at our various home. That doesn’t mean we have no love towards our country it is because we can still show our patriotism from wherever we are

Wishing all of you Happy 64th Independence Day in advance!

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(Video) So Many Benefits! 4 Ways That We Can Use Olive Oil!

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Olive oil is a liquid fat obtained from olives. The word Olive got mentioned in Quran in different verses. In addition, Prophet Muhammad SAW said “Eat olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a holy (Mubarak) tree”. He also stated that olive oil is beneficial to cure 70 diseases. That is why olive oil would bring so many benefits to people.

Olives are the gift from heaven to mankind. Apart from the Date fruit, olives are actually also considered of utmost importance in Islam. For Muslims, the inclusion of the olive and olive oil in religious observance invokes the words of Allah, Muhammad, and even heavenly paradise. These are 4 ways Prophet Muhammad SAW uses olive oil.

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The 4 ways are:

1) Prophet Muhammad SAW will dip bread into olive oil.

2) Prophet Muhammad SAW will eat olive and it can also be used as spreading with so many foods. It is recommended to eat 2 spoonfuls of olive oil per day.

3) Prophet Muhammad SAW will massage the olive oil onto the skin for hydration.

4) Prophet Muhammad SAW will use it on the hair to make the hair always healthy.

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Interesting! 10 Surprising Disney Facts That You May Not Know!

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Disney, a place where all your dreams come true. What if I told you that your favorite cartoons have some pretty interesting backstories. Walt Disney Studios is famous for many of the most well-known cinematic characters of all time, from the classic to the brand-new.

However, there’s more to many of these Disney characters than meets the eye. Here are some interesting facts that you may or may not know.

Fact 1- Mickey Mouse was almost named Mortimer

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Walt Disney suggested the name ‘Mortimer’ to his wife Lilian but she didn’t think that the name is suitable for the character’s personality. Walt Disney later came up with the name Mickey Mouse and the rest was history. Since 1936, Mortimer Mouse has occasionally appeared in papers and short films as Mickey’s taller, more boastful enemy.

Fact 2- Robin Williams almost said no to the role of Genie

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Voice actors used to be slightly underwhelming. But today, film studios cast big stars as their voice actors. If there was a single cast that brought a shift, it was the casting of Robin Williams as the Genie in 1992’s Aladdin. Disney felt Williams was the right guy for the job, but he was apprehensive about becoming a cog in a massive merchandise-selling entertainment corporation. However, Disney was so desperate to cast him in the role that they created animations of the Genie performing his stand-up routines. He agreed on the condition that his voice not be used in any of the film’s marketing—or, worse, in dolls and other “things.” Disney then refused to comply with his requirements, resulting in a quarrel between William and Disney.

Fact 3-Anna and Elsa are technically not Disney princesses

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Confusing but people commonly refer to all princesses in Disney films as “Disney princesses,” although there is an official, recognized list. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana are the 12 “official”. There are no Anna and Elsa to be found. But how can that be since Frozen and its sequel are by far the most successful and the top Disney princess films? It’s because of that success, to be sure. Frozen was profitable enough to become a franchise of its own. Anna and Elsa don’t need the official Disney princess branding as they’re already successful Disney characters of their own. Besides, in Frozen 2, Anna is a queen and Elsa is a spirit. So they are way pass the princess title.

Fact 4- Maleficent and Cinderella’s stepmother are the same people

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Both Lady Tremaine, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, and Maleficent, the villain in Sleeping Beauty were voiced by Actress Eleanor Audley. Before her death in 1991, Audley had a successful television career, appearing on series such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Fact 5- Pocahontas is the only Disney princess based on the true story

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According to Smithsonian Magazine, Pocahontas’ real name was Amonute. Pocahontas was only a nickname that meant “funny one” or “naughty child.” She met John Smith when she was a youngster, not an adult, and they did not have a romantic connection. As a result, it’s made our list of the most historically incorrect films. However, this doesn’t mean that Disney accurately film what occurred in real life.

Fact 6-Only two Disney princesses have supernatural powers

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Can you guess the only two princesses with power? Yes, Rapunzel and Elsa. While most Disney princess films have a magical element to them, the main leading ladies rarely have magical talents themselves. Except for these two. Rapunzel, with her healing, radiant hair, and Elsa, with her ice abilities.

Fact 7-The Beast has features of many animals

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And here we thought he was just ONE beast. Animator Glen Keane said he created the main character from Beauty and the Beast with the legs of a wolf, the tail of a dog, the body of a bear, the head of a buffalo, the eyebrows of a gorilla, the muzzle of a wild boar, and the mane of a lion.

Fact 8- Jackie Chan played two popular Disney roles

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Famous actor Jackie Chan voiced the Beast in the Chinese version of Beauty and the Beast, and Captain Li Shang in the Chinese version of Mulan. For both parts, he sang. Impressive isn’t it!

Fact 9- Lady from Lady and the Tramp is based on a real dog

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That dog was also named Lady, and she was a Springer Spaniel that belonged to Joe Grant, a Disney writer. Walt Disney instructed Grant to make a storyboard with the dog after viewing sketches of it, but he ended up rejecting the concept. Disney didn’t revisit the tale with Grant’s initial illustrations until he heard a storey called “Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog” about a dog “from the opposite side of the rails.”

Fact 10- Winnie the Pooh name has an adorable origin

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This Silly Old Bear has an unusual, even amusing, name. But there’s a reason he’s referred to as “Pooh.” The narrator in A. A. Milne’s first Winnie-the-Pooh novel recounts that Pooh would often have flies buzzing about his nose. He’d try to puff air at them, making a pooh! sound, to pull them off.

Sources: Reader’s Digest

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