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Welcome to the Quantum Botanika blog, a place to discover the basis of great healthy skin and the realistic tried-and-tested methods.

What Is Manual Lymph Drainage?

Last year I studied for my qualification in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) in Los Angeles. But what exactly is MLD and how can it benefit you? MLD is a massage technique that was developed by Denmarks Dr Emil Vodder in the 1930s. It soon became popular in Europe as a way of dramatically improving the appearance of the skin. Since then, MLD has more recently become popular in medical circles including that of post-surgical recovery and is often used for its skin healing abilities. I personally use MLD for the detoxifying benefits it offers the face and neck, where it is very

Aspirin Face Mask-brown post-acne marks

Masks that contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) can take the heat out of an inflamed spot and help gently exfoliate dead cells without irritating healthy cells. If you use this mask on a regular basis it can help reduce brown post-acne marks (apply at night once a week).   How to prepare: Mix a tablespoon of natural plain yoghurt with 1/5 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and two crushed aspirin, and add two drops from a capsule of vitamin E and two drops from a capsule of vitamin A. Apply the paste to problem areas, including brown post-acne marks. Leave on for 20 minutes

How to Deal with Dry Patches on Your Face

Dry skin can feel tight, irritating, and uncomfortable, as well as spoiling the appearance of your complexion. If you have a dry face, choosing the right skin care products to nourish it and lock in moisture is important, but getting the balance right without making your face feel oily and sticky can be a challenge. Dry skin on faces is often worse during the winter months of the year when the weather is colder and the wind is harsh but patches of dry skin afflict many people all year round. If you have combination skin that includes both oily and dry

Introduction

Skin is something that we all have in common. Sometimes it looks good, sometimes it doesnt. Sometimes it behaves and sometimes it lets us down. But what makes it better is when we can talk about it. When I was growing up I spent a lot of time worrying about my spots. Everyone had a suggestion when it came to improving their appearance, and I listened to them all. One day an old woman in my town told me that applying urine to my face would help to calm them down! It was then that I realised that not all advice

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