We bring you the best recipe for a leisure day filled with self-love, yummy food, and skincare. Start your day with these apple oatmeal muffins! They are healthy, easy to make and also gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free.
All you need to do for 12 servings is:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine 2 cups of old fashioned oats (GF if necessary), 1 tsp. of baking powder, a pinch of salt, and ½ tsp. of cinnamon in a bowl.
- Add 1 cup of milk (you may use the kind you prefer), ½ cup of mashed bananas and mix.
- Then, stir in 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced.
- At this point, you can put the mixture in the fridge overnight (do not preheat the oven if so) or grease a muffin tin and fill to just about the top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Store in the fridge or freeze them.
With some of these ingredients, you could also pull-off a natural face mask! Or you could simply enjoy our award-winning Replenish Glow Mask while eating your freshly-baked apple muffins and giving both your skin and body some love.
Working out can be highly beneficial for your physical and mental health, but if you don’t have a workout skincare routine and forget to take care of your skin before and after exercising, you might end up damaging it. Learn what to do pre & post-workout:
Prepare your skin
-Cleanse. It’s important to you wash your face before working out in order to let the skin breathe. The Detox Face Wash is a great option!
-Moisturise. Choose a lightweight moisturizer to help your skin retain water and prevent dehydration while exercising.
-Protect. Add sunscreen if you’re going outdoors. Remember to re-apply if you stay outside for too long or if your skin gets wet. If there will be a lot of sun exposure, wearing a hat is also a good idea.
Recover from the workout
-Shower. Your workout skincare routine also includes your body, warm water can help detoxify your skin, adding a moisturizing soap works best. It’s important to change your clothes to avoid breakouts.
-Tone and moisturize. Help seal in moisture and boost your skin’s resistance by moisturizing after your shower.
-Weekly facial. Cleanse and moisturize with a facial treatment or unclog your pores with specific products, like the Detox Face Scrub.
No matter the kind of workout you practice, even if it’s once a week or every day, it is important to keep your skin in mind. Exercising can be very beneficial for your skin if done right, it can help you detox, release toxins, and get your blood flowing in a healthy way!
The weather is changing and with Autumn comes warmer clothes and cooler days. Update your skincare routine and protect your skin from the cold weather.
What should I change for Autumn?
Dry and cold winds are on their way, and with them cracked cuticles, parched lips, and dry skin. Clogged pore and blotchy skin can be an issue for some, as a result of months of thick sunscreen and bronzers.
During this season it is important to go back to basics. You’ll need a hydrating cleanser, gentle exfoliation, serums, and a rich moisturizer.
Create your perfect Fall routine.
As always, it is important to start with a creamy cleanser that doesn’t foam up. Don’t strip your skin of its natural oils while cleansing, and if you use a daily toner, you should reduce its frequency.
Get rid of patchy transitional skin with a gentle exfoliator, like the Detox Face Scrub.
Choose an ultra-moisturizing serum to refresh and awaken your skin. We recommend the Restore Serum, perfect for dehydrated skin.
Avoid sensitivity and dryness with a nourishing and gentle moisturizer. The Calm Face Moisturizer is great for the most delicate skin types, or skin exposed to extreme weather conditions.
A whole-body routine.
While your face is one of the most important areas, your body must also be taken into account. Wear sunscreen even if the day is cloudy, it’s always important to stay protected from UV rays.
Make sure to hydrate and protect all your skin. Your hands are always exposed and in use, give them special treatment with our Restore Hand Cream.
Apply these simple changes to your daily skincare routine and be prepared for whatever the winter brings!
Have you thought of having a sugar detox? We’ve all heard that sugar is harmful to the body, but it can really affect your health and overall appearance more than you think. It is true that a simple treat once in a while won’t affect you much, but many people have trouble controlling themselves around sugar. Follow these simple tips to have a healthy and sugar-free life.
Be aware of all the sugar that’s around you, it’s hard to stop eating it if you buy foods full of added sugar. You should avoid labels containing ingredients like corn syrup, coconut sugar, sucrose, molasses, maltose, and others. However, be aware that natural – non-added – sugar contains a lot of vitamins, minerals, and fiber; you can keep the food that has this kind of sugar, like whole fruit.
Now that you know what to look for, replace all of those sugar-filled foods with their healthy equivalent. Going for organic and less processed food is a great way to do this. You don’t have to go to an expensive shop to find them, you can make most things at home or get them at a farmer’s market.
Let’s get real, cravings will strike and you ought to be prepared. When you feel like you need sugar, try to go for a walk or do some exercise, or simply drink a glass of water or snack on some sweet fruits. Making a slow transition will help your body get used to the changes more naturally, don’t expect to cut out sugar in a few days.
Always keep in mind that these changes can’t be made all at once, that will just make it easier to fall back. For a healthy sugar detox, try to make small changes on different weeks. By the third week, you should be living sugar-free. However, it’s unrealistic to think that everyone will be able to avoid sugar forever, so it’s fine if you want to allow a little sweetness back into your life. Moderation is the key, you don’t have to let it become a daily habit.
Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it’s important to take care of it even from a young age. As a kid, the skin is more resilient, but it is the perfect time to teach good skincare habits.
When to start?
Even when they are just babies, it is important to pay attention to the products you use. It is true that a baby or even a young kid doesn’t need a bath every single day, but it is often the case as they tend to get messy. Use bathing products that are gentle and pure, to take care of their natural oils and avoid drying out their skin.
The Happy hair & body wash is a gentle shower gel made from organic coconut and olive oil. It cleanses the hair and skin while respecting the hydro-lipid barrier.
Using the right products you can even take advantage of the bath time to reinforce the natural skin defenses. The Sweet cleansing oil provides nutrition and comfort.
After a well-deserved bath, you can use the Candid face & body oil with a replenishing and soothing massage. It protects and nourishes the skin with the most gentle natural oils.
For the whole family
These products are perfect for all ages, as they are suitable for the most delicate and sensitive skin. Try to make the skincare routine an enjoyable experience, turning it into a game or a relaxing moment.
Teaching your kids good skincare habits will help them in the future. Not only it will keep them healthy at the moment, but it will also give them the opportunity to grow with beautiful and taken-care-of skin.
Easter is just around the corner! And with it comes tons of chocolate eggs and yummy treats. The myth that chocolate is harmful to our skin has always been around. But in reality… it’s not true.
There have been many studies over the years looking for the answer but results have been somewhat mixed. To be honest, cocoa isn’t what we should be worrying about, what’s bad about chocolate is the sugar it contains.
Actually, it turns out that cocoa has polyphenols, which are great for the skin! These are packed with antioxidants and increase collagen production.
When used as part of skincare products cocoa can be really moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging, helping with oxidant damage and photoaging.
So, why do people blame it all on chocolate? What you should be really worrying about is the sugar or other harmful ingredients that usually come in your chocolate bar. Sugar hardens the skin’s proteins such as collagen, which results in premature aging of the skin
This Easter, don’t give up on chocolate. Go for the chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa to fulfill your chocaholic dreams!
The human body is an amazing machine, it is perfectly able to cleanse and purify itself on its own. Because of this, detoxing isn’t always as necessary as it might be advertised. However, a detox is good once in a while, as it allows the skin to replenish needed vitamins and minerals, giving you a more youthful appearance.
You should want to start a detox if you need a break from the day-to-day or if you want to boost your overall health. It is a good way to escape your normal routine and to make some changes in your life, as detoxing can be helpful if you want to kick off positive a lifestyle.
Not everyone can stick to those strict diets or get a spa treatment. You should choose a program that helps you cleanse, balance and heal at your own pase.
Treatments and products with mud or clay help with detoxifying, they help balance the skin’s pH and eliminate toxins. Seaweed, algae and sea salt are also great, they help draw impurities out and have balancing and healing properties.
A much simpler way to “detox” your skin from harmful ingredients and chemicals is to go for natural and safe products, like the ones we have at APoEM. All of our products are vegan & cruelty-free certified, as well as natural and free of grey substances or toxins.
It’s never too late to make changes your life, choose the healthy path. If you have any questions, don’t doubt sending us an email or messaging us through or social media.
The first step when it comes to having a skincare routine is understanding your skin and knowing what skin type your face has. Learning about your skin’s specific needs is the way to go when choosing the right products for a healthier, more radiant skin.
Your skin is unique, but it can be classified within four big groups by knowing its characteristics. Determine your skin type at home by following one of these two methods.
December has arrived, and it’s time to make the most out of the last month of 2018. Prep your skin for all the parties ahead and look your best for all the special moments that are to come.