Skin care for active ladies

As active ladies, we never allow sweat, mud, and temperature fluctuations to get in the way of our work outs. We love the outdoors and being close to nature. Therefore, we must take special care of our skin as we are constantly exposed to the sun and pollutants.

Being out on the sun is great, but beware of UV rays

1. Beautiful on the outside


Cleanse – tone – moisturize

  • It might sound basic, but the key to mastering these 3 simple steps is finding the right product for your skin type. Plus, as we age, our skin will have different requirements too, so it is always important to adapt and change along the way according to your skin’s requirements.
Finding the right cleanser, toner, and moisturizer will do wonders for your skin

Finding the right cleanser, toner, and moisturizer will do wonders for your skin

Sun protection

  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and reapply every 2 hours or after swimming/ sweating. Not only will this prevent sunburn, but it will also minimize wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tones.
Thanks to the new swimwear, most of your body parts are covered from sunburn. Now all you need is sunscreen for your face!

Thanks to the new swimwear, most of your body parts are covered from sunburn. Now all you need is sunscreen for your face!


Weekly face masks


Home made and natural

  • If you don’t have time for a professional facial session with a dermatologist or a beautician, an inexpensive face mask is the fastest and cheapest way to give your skin some TLC. You can make some at home by using natural ingredients such as honey, raw sugar, coffee, and lemon. But there are plenty in the local drugstore too, read the ingredients carefully.

Serums/ essential oils

Argan oil is a must have for me

Argan oil can be used on your hair and nails too.

  • Contrary to popular belief, high grade essential oil will not leave the skin oily. It is quickly absorbed into the skin, and is best left overnight. My favourite is tea tree oil (for pimples and blackheads) and argan oil (all over the face to maintain youthfulness, minimize pores, moisturize, and reduce scars).

2. Beautiful on the inside


Well-balanced diet

A healthy diet doesn't have to be boring or bland

A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring or bland

  • Omega-3 fatty acid from salmon, walnuts, and chia seeds. It improves skin elasticity, giving a youthful appearance to your skin.
  • Antioxidants. Colourful fruits and vegetable such as tomato, blueberries, and spinach contain antioxidants that can help fight free radicals (molecules that harm the skin and cause signs of aging)
  • Drink enough water
  • Quit smoking and minimize caffeine intake.



  • Vitamin C.


Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, helps to fight radicals that are formed from exposure to pollutants, sun, and the natural process of aging. It is found abundantly in oranges, however, swallowing a 1000mg tablet is more convenient than eating a few oranges. It is also an immune system booster.

  • Collagen.


Collagen is a protein that helps to hold our skin together, giving it a ‘bouncy’ appearance and maintain its elasticity. After the age of 25 years old, our collagen production slows down so the skin starts to sag and wrinkle. It is also boosts your skin’s natural repair process, so it helps to reduce scars. Nowadays, there are plenty of collagen supplements and you will be spoilt for choices. For muslims, check the ingredients and ensure that it is halal-certified because collagen can come from bovine or porcine sources. When in doubt about the safety of the ingredients, check with a medical professional before consuming.

  • Biotin for hair and nails.
Biotin are also found in avocado too

Biotin are also found in avocado too

More study is needed on this matter, however since there are no negative side effects on biotin there is nothing wrong in consuming a tablet, as long as you stick to the recommended dosage. Biotin helps strengthen hair and nail, so they are less brittle, thicker, and more shiny.



Until next week,

The Weekend Runner

Bare Faces – Authentic, Everlasting!

Bare Faces in Sports!

No make-up or bare faces trend seeped in Spring last year and the trend seems to continue among netizens. With high quality cameras on phone, filters and editing apps on mobile phones, women are more confident wearing a naked face and share with friends on social media. People nowadays prefer something natural without make-up or less make-up. This shows authenticity without having to cover up their appearance. Make-up here means those who wears a heavy total-covered make-up with mascara, eye-shadows, red hot lips, and etc. Thin layer of make-up made of mineral oil are acceptable as long as it does not block pores.

Why Make Up?

People who wears make-up tend to be afraid and have less confidence in themselves whenever they’re in public without make-up. A study shows that majority or 65% female wear makeup to attain self-esteem. In this reason,women believe that through makeup, they could gain confidence, self-assurance, self-trust, social competence and comfort in terms of interpersonal relationship.

The good news is that more and more women who embrace active lifestyles are confident with their looks. Look at these fresh faces and full of confidence. Take heed and mark in mind! Attaining confidence is not all about you look on the outside. It’s about how happy and joyful you are when engaged in any sports activity. The more confident you are bare-face, the more beautiful you will become. Just take care of your skin, groom well & stay healthy!

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Azlina & Aina During LSD Training Together

Embrace who you are 

What do Men Say?

“It is the person, not the make up”, says Yahya Iskandar, also known as Fat Old Man Running

“Natural beauty is my preference” added All Rasid Shariff, a yoga and fitness trainer

We also asked a few other men who are in fitness and active in running about their thoughts about make up and their perception of ladies with:

  • No Make up – Natural, Relaxed, Low Maintenance
  • Make up – Formal, She takes Effort, High Maintenance
  • Too much Make up – Vain

The general senses we get from a few guys in sports is that a clean face & natural are well accepted by them. So stay authentic, groom yourself naturally, stay healthy & build your personality!

What to do?

Think twice, what attracts more is your personality not your outside looks. Nonetheless, few women likes to wear make-up during sports. But we all know wearing make-up during sports activity is not good for the skin.

Why is it not good for the skin?

  • It blocks pores causing the pores to expand wider.
  • It causes blackheads which might leads to acne.
  • You’ll get frequent breakouts.
  • Last but not least. You’ll learn to be grateful and love your natural face

The question is how do you stay confident without make-up on? Simple, you take care of your skin. Here’s how to beautify your skin naturally.

  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated
  • Eat lots of vitamin C enriched food
  • Get enough sleep
  • Get enough exercise every week
  • Clean your face after a good workout

#BeautifulBareFace Challenge

Are you confident enough exercising with your bare face, not a single touch up on your face? Whenever you snap a picture of yourself with no make-up on whilst exercise, tag @nashatadotcom and add #BeautifulBareFace. We will repost your beautiful pictures!

Your courage could be an inspiration to someone to just become naturally yourself. It could also be inspirational to those who are not confident to exercise outdoor because they are worried to work out bare face.

After all, we are all beautiful!