Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pimple . . . . Go Away!!!

Waking up early in the morning, brushing your teeth, washing your face with your favorite facial wash and then on the mirror, a PIMPLE!!! In the situation like this, we will start looking for foundation or cover-up stick to conceal the pimple before we go out from the house. Then for the rest of the day, we will be worrying whether people notice the pimple on our face or not.

A pimple is an inflammation of the skin where the oil glands are being infected with bacteria. Besides that, the increase in the sex hormone testosterone also associated to pimple. Normally the pimples will appear around our face, back, chest and shoulders.

There are a few factors that causes pimple.

  • Excessive sweating or being in a humid climate can cause the pimple to burst up.
  • Pimple can become worse just before menstruation, due to the changes in the hormone levels.
  • Stress also will cause pimple to burst up.

It is important to know that everyone’s skin is different and the reason they get pimples also different. Therefore it is important for us to know the reason, in order for us to find the right way to cure the pimple or else we will worsen the pimple.

There are a few ways to prevent pimple.

  • Drinking lots of water helps to prevent skin problems.
  • healthy diet can improve the overall condition of your skin.
  • Always keep your skin clean by washing your face twice a day with the suitable facial cleansing wash with the purpose of removing the dirt and oil from the pores.

  • Do not try to prick the pimple as this can leave permanent marks on the face.
  • Choose the right moisturizer and the extra care products for your skin.

In Paul Penders, with the combination of Alpinia & Teatree Cleansing Wash, Chamomile & Moringa Skin Toner, Juniper & Yarrow 24/hr Moisturizer and also Rescue Blemish Away help to reduce the blemishes.

Alpinia & Teatree Cleansing Wash
For combination to oily skin

This light foaming facial cleanser with deep cleansing properties of alpinia and teatree effectively removes surface dirt and impurities, and helps reduce blemishes.

Chamomile & Moringa Skin Toner
For all skin types

This alcohol-free toner is especially formulated to restore natural moisture balance, as well as to soothe and clarify all skin types.

Juniper & Yarrow 24hrs Moisturizer
For combination to oily skin

This fast-absorbing gel moisturizer is especially designed for combination to oily skin. Contain natural vitamins to keep skin smooth, supple and resilient. Can be use in the morning and evening.

Rescue Blemish Away
Clears & Purifies

Always keep this ‘emergency treatment’ at hand to quickly dry out and clear blemishes. Simply dot – on affected areas at bedtime and by morning wake up to clear, radiant skin. Corrects breakouts and minimizes the appearance of imperfections.

Fasting in Langkawi UNESCO Geopark !

            
 
I am Lily and assistant to Faye in the marketing department of Paul Penders Co in Langkawi UNESCO Geopark. I wish to tell you little bit about a very special time we have right now. The month of Ramadhan is where Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise till sunset. It is a special month for spiritual reflection, prayers, and training the body and mind to be a good, righteous, complete and trying to be a perfect Muslim.
 
            
 
Fasting during an entire month is not only forgoing food and drinks from sunrise till sunset. It is also “fasting” from unhealthy thoughts, from uttering bad words and even from listening to gossips as well!
 
            
 
For non-Muslims it must be quite strange talking about fasting, but at the same time see all these pictures from mouth watering food, isn’t? But that is because some 14 hours without any food and without anything to drink, especially in hot countries like in Malaysia is not easy, believe me!
 
            
 
Therefore all Muslims look forward to the end of every day!! To be able to eat and drink again, although it must be done with moderation as well. Muslims all over the world then are allowed to eat and drink till the next morning… it is then when fasting starts all over again…. This for an entire month. It is really not all that easy… believe me
 
Here in Langkawi UNESCO Geopark in Malaysia you can find stalls everywhere selling varieties of wonderful locally prepared food and drinks for “breaking the fast”. That is when the sun sets. These bazaars open at 3pm and close right before the breaking of fast.
 
            
 
I hope you enjoy looking at some of these images of our local foods. We very much enjoy them here at our small island, especially during the month of Ramadhan. In the spirit of the fasting month too, we always look forward to see as many friends and tourists as possible to join us with the daily breaking of fast.
 
Yes, fasting still can be a feast indeed! Fasting can be our best “health friend”. Many religions fast from time to time in order to free our bodies from toxics while fasting also brings peace to our mind. Also many beauty treatments offered today include fasting as well. Fasting is healthy and very good for our body! The cleansing effect it brings follows by radiant looking skin as well!
 
The fasting month ends with the new moon coming with a wonderful festival called in Malaysia “Hari Raya” and we will be visiting friends and relatives wherever we can. We also welcome everyone to my house and in case you happen to be in Malaysia… please join me and my family for a wonderful traditional Hari Raya meal
 
            

5 Ways To Go Organic – Part 1

Organic gardening means cooperating with nature. A garden or balcony can be a part of the whole natural world by using natural alternatives to synthetic and chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers.

Organic gardening is good for us. Organically grown food is high in essential nutrition’s and vitamins. It tastes better and boosts biodiversity and restoring the natural balance of the eco system.

Organic gardening even done in a small manner, is a great way to connect with the natural rhythm of the earth. In 2 articles we give tips on how to get started:

1 – Give plants a good home
Plants, flowers and herbs flourish best in a position that suits them best. So select these that suit soil, pH, temperature range and exposure to sun or shade. Use plants, flowers and herbs that are native to your area or come from areas with similar soil and climate.

Complimentary planting can further improve your garden. Some plant combinations keep pests away and some plants replenish nutrients by other ones.

2 – Install your own compost bin
Fruit and vegetables scraps, grass cuttings, leaves, small twigs and straw can all be composted. Compost improves soil texture, structure, aeration and water holding capacity. It also increases healthy root development, and enhances the diversity of life in the soil, including insects, worms, fungi and bacteria which support vigorous plant growth.

Install at least one compost bin, but if possible more in order to have one ready for use, while another is in the making. Keep compost covered with a tarp to prevent rain from leaching out the nutritients. If you cannot make enough compost, look for bags or organic, soil conditions at garden centers

Again, organic gardening, even done in small ways, is a great way to connect with the natural rhythm of the earth and great for relaxation as well. All Paul Penders 22 LevensESSENTIE Gold herbs are organically grown. By understanding now the principles of “going organic”, several of these herbs you could grow now organically yourself as well. Part 2 will explain how to nourish soil, how to let your garden breathe, and grow greener grass!

Finally…Video day!!


 
Today we produced several wonderful short product videos with our lovely model, Paul’s daughter, Katja. A fantastic team of professionals did the shooting. Our new makeup artiste Pei Ling created perfect makeovers. All team at Paul Penders Headquarters in Langkawi UNESCO Geopark were prepared to make this for the most successful video production possible…. we all were fully prepared and anxious to start.
 
The purpose was to make various video presentations about specific functions, and, how to use best the Paul Penders natural herbal cosmetics. Each video segment will be placed in our new Paul Penders International website coming out soon!
 
The video shooting we start out was with ICT (Intensive Clarifying Therapy). Other skincare products followed. Soon we will present the results on this blog, but we can already let you know that the results were extremely pleasing, also to the professional team as well.
 

 
We were little nervous during the preparations and needed to overcome several challenges making things rather complicated at times. However, when the videographer team came out with all those weird & high technology equipment, it amazed me to see how professional they were and how smoothly all went.
 

 
Throughout the day we learned a great deal of video shooting! It was a great experience. We are going to develop more of such great short videos in the future, and thus, we continuously to learn new knowledge as well 🙂
 
Here are a few of the pictures taken…
 
Let’s enjoy together…
 

 

Paul Penders new makeup artist, Pei Ling
 

Katja with Paul’s natural herbal skin care products

Pregnancy is Joyful but how about Stretch Marks?

Does every woman happy when they heard from the doctor that they are pregnant? I am sure most of the women out there are happy. It is a very beautiful event in woman’s life and also to the family.

During the period of the pregnancy, the body goes through lots of changes and the changes will affect the skin. Some of the changes are, the levels of circulating female of the hormones are much more higher than normal, stretch marks being develop, pimple breakout or acne (the extra hormones in your body cause your oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause breakouts), and etc.

75-90 % of the pregnant women are being estimated to develop stretch marks. Normally stretch marks appear as pinkish or reddish line running down your abdomen and/or breasts. The possibility causes of the stretch marks occur are due to the large amount of hormones break out which disrupted the collagen bundles. Besides that, the weight gain during pregnancy will increase the pressure on the skin. As a result, they will be experiencing loss of elasticity in the dermis and the tearing of the collagen bundles.

The skin will not return entirely to its pervious elasticity, if one had developed stretch marks. However, as time goes by, they do fade to become almost less visible.

However, in Paul Penders, we have developed Alpha Bisabolol Cell Renewal Serum which is excellent for scars and stretch marks.

Alpha Bisabolol Cell Renewal Serum
Reduces the appearance for scars, stretch marks an uneven skin tone

Alpha bisabolol is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. This unique formulation contains antioxidant and enzymes working as collagen and elastin booster. Enzymes in Alpha Bisabolol Cell Renewal work as a powerful exfoliant to removes build up of scar tissues and allow vitamins and bio marine collagen to penetrate the skin. LevensESSENTIEGold™ 100% certified organic herbal extract firmly supports healthy and vibrant looking skin