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Summer Readiness – Here We Come.

Summer is the season for sunshine!  With beaches, dining al fresco, summer fridays (read: buh-bye office walls!), and generally being outdoors, you can easily be more prepared than you realize! You’ve heard repeatedly to never leave the house without sunblock, reapply several times a day (as its effectiveness reduces with light exposure, or just from coming off from sweat/daily activities), but there’s a few extra tricks up our sleeve to keep your skin summer fresh and healthy. Being inspired by Indonesia, a tropical country with sun all year round, JUARA knows what a doozy rays near the equator, eternal sun and humidity can do, so here’s our faves to tackle common sun related skin situations!

SUNBURN RESCUE:

Oops. Didn’t we say slather up the SPF? Well, it happens to the best of us… the sunburn. Sunburns are caused when skin is overexposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays and can happen in as little as 15 minutes, but can take 2-6 hours for the symptoms to appear. Some symptoms of mild sunburn include redness and tenderness, and for that, our Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner is a great skin soothing treatment. It contains rice bran extract, which specifically reduces redness and irritation, hyaluronic acid and tamarind see extract to moisturize and cool – without oil or alcohol, and triple tea extracts packed with anti0xidants. It really is instant relief. (For serious symptoms including blistering, fever, chills and nausea, we suggest going to the doctor!)

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GREASE BE GONE:

Does summer weather and humidity put your skin into a tizzy? Does your skin range from “well, it’s rather shiny” to “a greasy mess?” Our Sweet Black Tea & Ginger Mattefying Moisturizer is oil-free, yet contains Kombucha, our anti-aging fermented black tea complex, plus ginger and cinnamon that reduces sebum production. This means the moisturizer does not only reduce oil-induced shine at the moment, but it also means that the more time you use it over, the less “shiny” your skin will naturally become!

Sweet Black Tea & Ginger Mattefying Moisturizer

Another anti-shine darling? Our Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum. Also with our Turmeric infused Radiance Complex, this oil-free serum serves as excellent hydration with seaweed, while containing skin firming ingredients including palm peptides, clove flower, and goji berries. Like an exotic fruit cocktail for your face – just less messy, and way more immediate in its firming, skin-smoothing results!

JUARA Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum

POST-SUN RESET AND REFRESH:

Once you’ve been exposed to a day of rays, it’s always good to refresh and rejuvinate your skin! Counter sun, travel, or pollution exposure with our Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask, which contains our potent Turmeric extract which neutralizes free radicals and brightens for a healthy “I am so HEALTHY!” glow. And we like to get our sexy natural radiance on – ready for the next day. This mask also contains Kaolin Clay is blended with Candlenut Oil to purify skin, absorbing impurities, while also keeping it moist and not overdried. Great for all skin types, just make sure you take it off when you leave the house because it just feels THAT GOOD on after 10 minutes! (Or just do what we do for a super treatment – apply a thin layer and leave on overnight. Wake up to the morning glow. Literally.)

 

And of course, we remind you to stay hydrated, make sure your sunglasses have a UV filter on them, try out a sun parasol if you’re feeling particularly stylish like some do in Asia, and keep smiling! Got any sun tips to share? We’d love to hear it!

You can see the JUARA products here

Mental Anti-Aging Practices

As the co-founder of JUARA, I’m often told “You don’t look your age.” To which I say jokingly, but not really, “Well of course… I use JUARA. You’re looking at the original guinea pig!” But in addition, they also say “Well, it’s also because you don’t ACT your age.” Now that’s a different thing. Judgment aside, I think they mean “You have more energy, always on the go, excited about something, and therefore look younger!” I did some thinking – against what standard am I supposed to act? I don’t feel ANY age – only my arthritic hip reminds me I’m not in my 20’s. But I do feel alive – and I think it shows.

There is an Indonesian philosophy about beauty called Rupasampat Wahyabiantara, which focuses on harmony between inner and outer beauty. With time, outer beauty may gracefully age, but inner beauty, knowledge and a youthful attitude can still blossom through time. I have a few, what I call, mental anti-aging practices I’ve found helpful over the years, which has not only kept me energized, but has also emanated youthfulness on the face. Speaking from my own experiences, here are a few I’d love to share, and plan on taking well into the new year!

Always learn something new, or improve something

Whether it’s another skill, another language, sport or just learning a different perspective of how others think, having an orientation of learning not only triggers neurons in the brain to create more new brain cells (you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!), but it also keeps the mind fresh, youthful and curious – not to mention current since the world is changing so quickly! The beauty of watching little children, as I watch my young nephews grow form babies through toddlerhood, is the wonder they have at everything. The positive sense that there is something out there that we can learn is beautiful, and feeling that way does brighten the eyes encourage the smile – both awesome and natural beauty enhancers, au naturale!

Practice gratitude to reduce stress

We know stress is a part of our everyday lives. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, from work, family, or just life! And stress doesn’t only bring on the frownies including furrowed brows and a frown (hello wrinkles!) but it also triggers an inflammation in the body which can also have negative effects on the skin including aging. A little exercise I like to do when I’m feeling particularly stressed or overwhelmed is to stop and just breathe for a minute, then think of 3 things that I am truly grateful for at that moment. It can be simple – like my Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum that I can apply and it’s like an instant feel-good pick-me-up (this is not a plug from a brand owner, it is genuinely true…), friends who make sure I’m ok since I travel so much, and a bed at home which supports me well when I need to collapse at the end of a long, long weary day – we’ve all had those! Simple pleasures, really. And it does reduce stress. And Turmeric – adding Turmeric to your diet also helps your body better manage stress.

Do something that you believe in

There’s nothing that radiates youthful, positive energy like someone who is absolutely passionate about something they are doing, large or small. 2016, to say the least, has been hard on a lot of us for many reasons. 2017 is a time for not just reflection but change. We’ve had to think about what is important to us, now it’s time to act. Dedicating mindspace and time to support a cause that you feel strongly about can give you energy (vs imagine doing chores or tasks you abhore… how draining is that?). For me, supporting education has been important since Indonesia is a country where many children and young adults don’t have access to a good education – which means limited life/career opportunities – so I volunteer in organizations to help. It’s fulfilling, and I always feel energized after – and yes, in general, it does show on my skin when it’s been a good day, vs a bad.

I can’t understate the importance of a healthy skin maintenance routine. I view it as a form of self care, respecting our bodies and how we treat it. The time we spend on our skin is time spent nourishing ourselves! We formulate JUARA products using clean ingredients in the Indonesian heritage combined with safe technology that makes the products work, leaving us feeling really good after – because that’s how we should feel. I still remind myself why we named our skincare line JUARA, which means winner/champion, because to be champions of our destiny, mind and body, a good inside-out mental + physical practice is an important part of the journey!

Around the World in 24 Hours

My Frequent Flights...

USA to Indonesia, my bi-monthly route.

Those of you who like long airplane flights, raise your hands. My guess is yours probably isn’t raised. Over the last few years, as the busy entrepreneur, I’ve been doing the global commute from New York to Jakarta up to 6x a year for not just JUARA research, and but also to build up our JUARA Indonesia office which we expanded to two years ago.

Unfortunately, with the growth and expansion of business also comes the stress and weary-eyed look of frequent travel. These long-haul flights are no joke – 24 hours, including transit, which means 24 hours of movies, limited legroom, and more recirculated air than I’d care to breathe. Exit flight, and enter jet lag and very confused skin. (All you flight attendants who do this all year round, I admire thee!) All in all, in Indonesia, I’ve gotten dengue, typhoid, and numerous fatigue induced aches and pains. In New York, I go from tropical wonderland to allergies, city pollution, and wildly different weather. In fact, I’m taking turmeric pills (with some fats like omega oils or a teaspoon of coconut oil to help make it more bioavailable), and royal jelly to maintain calmer nerves and a stronger immune system to keep up.

Sounds exhausting? It is. But do I love it? Absolutely. And my skin and health? Let’s just say people keep asking if I’m in my early 30’s, and the real number is a decade up. How I manage? Here are some habits I’ve developed that I recommend to anyone who has a heavy travel or run-around schedule – whether it’s commuting 10,000 miles, or just 10 miles.

1. For international travel, you may have heard it’s best to arrive in the daytime and stay busy/out until the local bedtime to faster adjust to local time. This is true. In addition, and this is a little unorthodox perhaps, since there is a 12 hour time difference from Indonesia to NY, I stay up the night before so I sleep soundly on the plane (if you can,) and secretly I feel I’ve outran jet lag w/ a 24 hour head start. This also makes a 24 trip feel shorter.

2. Water – inside and out. Stay hydrated before, during, and after the flight. Drink water, but also stay moisturized on the plane ride – recirculated air is not thy friend. If you don’t like to wash your face on the plane or put a cream on, take our oil-free Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner (in put in a travel bottle, since no cotton ball needed) and splash on frequently. It’s like an Evian water spray or a traditional facial mist, but better since it contains hyaluronic acid and natural tamarind seed extracts to bind moisture to your face and triple tea extracts that act like antioxidants.

3.Make plans – I try to have something scheduled that’s fun to do after I arrive to the destination; the psychological motivation to do something enjoyable does wonders to motivating you to stay awake when jet lag creeps in.

4. Use masks to speed up skin recovery – My skin revolts after a long, exhausted trip, and sometimes it takes days for it to return to normalcy. I speed up that process by double-dosing on my treatment masks. After I cleanse, I use the Rose & Willowbark Blemish-Free mask to exfoliate and clarify skin. Then I follow with the Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask to purify further, detox. Together, my skin returns to a healthy, soft, smooth, even-toned state. Follow with moisturizer. Do this combo 2-3x a week for a week. Trust me, it works.

Do you have any tips on surviving frequent travel? I’d love to hear them and learn!

You can see the JUARA products here.

Self-Care: It’s Starts with an Attitude.

When people think of JUARA, they think of a calm, exotic and tropical destination, with Indonesian spas that rejuvenate your soul just by thinking about them. On one hand, it is all true – the centuries old ancient healing and wellness tradition does sound serene, on the other, the JUARA office in New York City is anything but.

Don’t get me wrong – as an entrepreneur, I LOVE my  job. I have an inspired team, motivated to do our best because that’s just how we are. Plus, we live in NYC, not exactly the slowest city in the US. Combine a passionate team, a crazy work ethic, and the constant challenges we, as an independent brand, face in the sea of corporate giants, and voila – it’s like a dry bale of hay one lit match away from the bonfire of burnout. We all have our limits, and our secret to giving it our all without burnout is all in the integrated habits of self-care we practice at work, inspired by the Indonesian belief that beauty is about balance between inner peace and outer beauty to achieve harmony.

Maybe peace and harmony isn’t exactly synonymous with living in NYC, but we can strive for BALANCE. It starts with an ATTITUDE of wanting balance. We CARE about our sanity – so with frequent checking in with ourselves, we can do what we need to do to keep our cool and energy levels high. Benefits are improved productivity, and basically, even if you leave work tired, you’re not drained, and ready for anything after!

Quickie things you can do to hit that mental balance stride when the brain heats up to “overload”:

  • Step out for a breather, do some stretching exercises at the desk or give yourself a JUARA hand massage (always a treat!) The point is keep the blood moving, shake it out, and breathe. Breathing gets more  oxygen into your bloodstream and moving helps the oxygen carry through the body. Plus a change of scenery gives your mind a break. TIP: If you procrastinate taking a break, just do a count down and say in your head (or out loud, I leave it to you,) “I will stand up in 3…2…1!” And then do it.
  • Crack a joke to the team, be silly, make a funny. Share the humor – one time someone spontaneously posted a ridiculous cat meme on the stressful production schedule wall and it was a source of chuckles all day. My business partner couldn’t get an 80’s power ballad out of her head, so by the end of the day, she made sure NO ONE else could either. Laughter is contagious and so is positive energy.
  • 1-3 minute meditation. Focus on relaxing your mind and on your breathing alone. Most of us can hold our breath for one minute – it’s not THAT long. But it’s enough to calm your mind (when you breathe, not hold hold it!) Meditation can trigger your parasympathetic nervous system which is what is responsible for feelings of relaxation and calmness so there is definitely a scientific reason as to why it works. TIP: For newbies, just close your eyes, count down 10 slow, deep breaths, and to keep your mind from wandering, just pay attention to the air flowing from your nose over your upper lip as you inhale and exhale.
  • Indonesian Spa Tip: Give yourself a quickie head massage. Spread your fingers wide but curved like claws (minus the nails), so that the tips of your fingers press down on your scalp, and run your 10 fingers with pressure from the forehead to the back of the head. With your thumbs, press into the base of your head where it meets the neck and massage with small circular motions, while still pressing down with your fingers. And breathe. Just do three times – you’ll feel the difference!

All these aren’t radically new tips, but the point is to make sure they’re scheduled in the day. Do you have any tips to add for moments of self-care in the day?

All Weather Skincare – Behold!

I love the thought of all-terrain wear, like that windbreaker you take when it’s rainy, chilly or warm as a care-all layer, or the thin, big scarf you can bring to spruce up any outfit, while keeping yourself warm as needed. Perhaps it’s because as a traveling business owner I move around a lot, but I love multi-tasking items that can help me navigate through my everyday, preparing me for whatever is to come. From bouncing from tropical weather Indonesia to all-sorts-from-snowy-dry-to-hot-and-humid NY, I have to always be ready – so here’s my favorite weather-proof basic skincare from our own JUARA collection. (I can’t live without these!) You can always add more products, (like the moisturizer of choice,) but these are what I consider the most weather neutral essentials for all weather terrain!

JUARA Rice Facial Cleanser:

With its sulfate free cleansing agents, our new, greener, PEG-free formulations are gentle, remove makeup and leave a really soft after feel without stripping. This means for humid climates I get a nice clean without feeling stripped, which is perfect so it stays balanced without over producing oil to compensate. Interestingly enough, the same logic applies for dry weather, because that’s the last kind of weather where you want to strip your skin and render it more sensitive to the elements!

JUARA Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner:

I love this one because it swings both ways – as a hydrating toner in most climates to be applied before the moisturizer thereby improving moisturizer performance by sealing in this extra layer of moisture, or to be used solo – as THE moisturizer in more humid climates. I have often just used this alcohol free, water loving hyaluronic acid enriched toner solo and either skipped the moisturizer, or used a smidgen, just to have a thin layer on my skin as the humid weather substitutes as my moisturizer, keeping me hydrated. The tamarind seed extract is a chock full of oil-free moisture, Plus, no greasy after feel! AND if you’re in hot weather and give yourself a sunburn, this toner is a great skin-calmer, redness-reducing savior as the rice bran extract in it has properties to soothe and calm skin from inflammation and redness… which conveniently enough is also perfect for the drying cold wind of winter.

JUARA Clove & Flower Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum:

This firming and hydrating serum is PERFECT for all weathers. You do have to put a moisturizer over it, but the amount varies by climate. Alone, this oil-free serum helps tighten skin on application, and over time, the turmeric brightens the skin while the palm peptides and goji berry work to improve and even out skin tone and increase firm skin. The best part is it feels like a skin-shield – no matter how tired or sick I am, this serum helps me look awake and fresh!

JUARA Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask

I LOVE our masks. They’re like the “apply, fuggedaboutit, come back later and voila, see a difference” easy to use products. The Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask takes about a minute to apply, contains kaolin clay to purify and remove dirt in the pores but also candlenut oils to make sure it doesn’t dry out your skin. Plus, the turmeric is a naturally strong antioxidant to detox skin and also brighten – so it’s like 2o minutes to an instant glow, or apply a thin layer to leave overnight and in the AM it looks like you just slept like sleeping beauty – glowing and radiant.

Got favorite all-weather products? Please share!

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Give Yourself a Stress Check

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This week is national stress buster week, and boy do I need a stress check.

Do you ever wake up at 5am in a panic thinking that it’s 9:30 and your alarm didn’t go off and you overslept and missed a meeting? That’s been happening to me the past few days, which means I need a SERIOUS stress detox.

Stress is like a pimple on the back of your neck. You kind of feel it when it starts, and over the next week it grows and grows until one day you’re wearing your hair up in a ponytail and your best friend looks at you and goes “OMG what is that on the back of your neck??? It’s really infected!”

And at that point you just have to pop it. Pop it, disinfect it and allow your skin to heal.

So this week, it’s time to pop your stress pimple, detox your life and allow your anxiety-ridden brain to heal.

Here are the three stress busters I’m implementing to help me chill the hell out this week:

1. Buy An Alarm Clock

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My morning ritual goes something like this: wake up in a panic at 5:30 thinking my alarm didn’t go off, check my phone, think “it’s only 5:30, phew”, proceed to check my email JUST INCASE someone sent something important between the hours of midnight and 5:30am, put my phone back in the charger, roll over and go back to sleep, repeat twice more until my alarm goes off (reliably) at 7:45am.

Instead of relying on my phone to wake me up, I’ve decided to buy an alarm clock. By putting the clock next to my bed, I can quickly glance up and realize that it is in fact only 5:30am and proceed to go back to sleep. Keeping my alarm separate from my phone also reduces the temptation to check email in the middle of the night or from bed first thing in the morning. It also allows you to turn your phone off (read, OFF as in powered down) overnight which 1. keeps your sleep from being disturbed by constant buzzing and dinging in the middle of the night and 2. gives your phone a rest… because electronic devices deserve sleep too.

2. No Email Before 9am or After 7pm

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In this world of constant communication, everything has become an ’emergency’ and if you don’t answer NOW the world is going to fall apart. Let’s all take a step back, breathe, and realize that if someone sends you an email at 11pm, it PROBABLY isn’t actionable until 9am the following day anyway. So why do we all drive ourselves crazy and leave our email notifications on all night? Turn that stuff off when you go home, and you’ll feel far more refreshed and ready to tackle the day when you get into the office in the morning. I promise.

3. Take A Lunch Break Every Day

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I am a serial lunch-at-desk crime committer. Every day I walk outside for 5-10 minutes to grab my food and then immediately come back to my desk to continue working. I don’t know why I feel that this is necessary… I am clearly allowed a lunch but I just don’t take it. And neither does anyone else I know! WE ARE ALL CRAZY. If you have an hour for lunch, take that hour to do things for you. Eat outside, run errands, watch funny videos online, call your mom… just do anything other than work. It’s important to set boundaries for yourself to maintain a healthy work-life balance. And eating lunch at a normal, human pace is a good start.

What stress busters will you try out this week?

Creating a Zen Work Environment

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Stressed.

That’s a word we throw around a lot. “I’m feeling so stressed.” “My office is so stressful.” “I think I’m picking up on your stress.” It’s all around us in a seemingly unavoidable way.

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But stress is dangerous.

Did you know that stress is the number one silent killer? Stress strains the body and mind, allowing other illnesses to creep in. Stress leads to insomnia, breakouts, heart problems, high blood pressure… the list goes on.

So how do we zap stress from our lives?

Most stress feelings start in the workplace, where the average American spends more than 1/2 of his/her waking hours each day! The best way to de-stress our lives is to de-stress our offices, and we’ve got a few fun ways (and fun accessories) to help make that happen.

1. Create a Drama Free Zone (Etsy Custom Design)

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Whether you’re in a corner office or a barely-enough-room-for-a-chair cubicle, there is some piece of your workplace that is for you and you alone. Make that a safe space free from office drama. If a problem needs to be discussed, set up a time outside of your office to talk about it. Rent a conference room, grab a coffee, just get away. Keep your space stress free.

2. Stop Complaining ($42 Etsy)

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Complaining breeds contempt, so stop doing it. At least not in the workplace. Sometimes things won’t be as awesome as you’d like them to be, but try not to let that outwardly affect your attitude. If you choose to take a positive view on the challenges you’re presented with, it will be MUCH easier to tackle them head on!

3. Go Outside ($165 Kate Spade)

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Even if it’s for 10 or 15 minutes, go outside. Get out during your lunch break, take a walk around the block, and breathe some fresh (questionable if you live in a major city) air. Feeling trapped inside all day will DEFINITELY increase your stress level, and it can even make you less productive.

4. Close the Garage Door ($19.99 Amazon Prime)

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In our office, when someone needs quiet time to work or think they say “My garage door is closed” aka “Please don’t talk to me right now.” Setting boundaries for yourself and your coworkers is vital to productivity, and the more productive you are during work the less stressed you’ll be after hours.

5. Set a Lunch Date ($18 Amazon)

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If you are given a full lunch hour, take it. At least when you can. It’s important to be social during the day… just not when you’re trying to get your work done. Taking an hour to clear your mind and spend social time with your coworkers or friends (if they work nearby- no one says you can’t meet your friends for lunch!) is a great way to break up your day.

6. Remember – You Love What You Do ($14.95 Etsy)

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And if you don’t, you should do something else. We spend more time at work and with our coworkers than we do with our friends and loved ones, so if you don’t love what you do you should look for a new career. Work should be fun! It will also be hard and trying and stressful at times. At the end of the day if you love and believe in what you do, it’s not all that bad.