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Best Beauty Blog Singapore Blog Awards 2015: Panasonic Beauty & Wellness Workshop


Hi Everyone, how are you doing?


Recently, my blog has been selected as the Top 10 Best Beauty Blogs for Singapore Blog Award and it's always nice to know that I am right on track down this Beauty Blogger path. Thank you very much for your support, and please do continue voting for me until the end of 6th July!

So as usual, one of the perks of being a finalist is that we get to attend a beauty workshop by Panasonic Beauty and OMY.sg, and this year, the workshop was on Beauty & Health Wellness.



And the workshop was conducted by Bryan Gan who has appeared on Lady First-Singapore Edition (A TV series on grooming, fashion & health) to teach us a few Beauty & Health wellness tips and tricks.

So today, in this post, I will be sharing with you the tips and tricks from the workshop that I found useful and interesting to share:


The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise
This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system, and its benefits are strengthen with repetition and practice.

Instructions
  1. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
  2. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  4. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
  5. This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
Note: Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

I love how simple and easy this exercise is, in fact, I first learnt this through yoga during my Uni days. What wasn't highlighted by Bryan was that you cannot do this exercise too frequently. 

My yoga guru instructed us not to do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. It's a skill that you have to strengthen with repetition, so over time, you can extend it to eight breaths. I personally do it once in the morning and once before I sleep.

Tapping Exercise
Like acupuncture and acupressure, tapping is a technique that stimulate the body’s energy meridian points (by tapping on them with your fingers) to  provide relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical diseases.

Instructions


  1. Rub your hands together, until it's warm
  2. Start by tapping the point above, below and the side of the knee caps.
  3. Then using your right hand, tap the KC point of your left before moving onto TB, EB, SE, UE, UN, CP, CB and lastly, UA. Then, clasp your right hand over your left wrist and swing your arms out downwards to release all your tension.
Note: Use a firm but gentle pressure, as if you were drumming on the side of your desk or testing a melon for ripeness. Tap each point 5-7 times.


Food To Consume
Another tip that was shared with the food to consume based on TCM.

White Fungus

Click HERE for info on how to prepare and cook White Fungus
Benefits: 
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor
  • Nourishing for the bodies
  • Heals dry coughs and clear heat in the lungs
  • Protects the liver
  • Great for maintaining the youthfulness of skin

Chrysanthemums
Different types of chrysanthemums are used for different conditions; yellow chrysanthemum is most commonly used to treat conditions associated with colds and flu, such as fever, headaches, chills and sore throat. While white chrysanthemum is use for visual acuity; the flowers are often taken with other herbs to treat red, swollen eyes and blurred vision, and also used to treat dizziness.



Benefits: 
  • Help treat skin problems
  • Boost immunity
  • Antibiotic and antiviral
  • Relieve eye discomforts and dryness
  • Help detox the liver
  • Dispel wind and clear heat
Corn silk
Ok, I never knew this has such medicinal properties. I am actually very curious of its taste...
All you have to do is to brew it like tea flowers/leaves!


Benefits:
  • Used as a diuretic to treat urinary tract infections
  • Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic
  • Helps to lower high blood pressure


Panasonic Latest Beauty Devices
Tips of achieving a smaller, sharper face were shared during the workshop, and all of them are pretty standard like giving yourself a lymphatic facial massage. The interesting aspect of this segment was the use of Panasonic Beauty devices:

Warming Facial & Body Roller
This device comes with 2 types of roller, one squeeze and lifts the skin while the other rubs the skin upwards. This device also warms up to temperatures of either 44°C or 48°C to provide a soothing experience. 


Facial Cool Putter
This handy devices can cool to 15°C for a cooling experience that helps to calm and tighten skin.



Panasonic has leased out these new gadgets to all of the finalist under the Best Beauty Blog, so stay tuned to all written accounts of our experience with them!

In the mean time, please do continue supporting me while I am doing my best to fit in some time to share with you my experience!

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