1) Exfoliate. Exfoliate. We must remove excessive build ups of dirt on our skin to achieve a clean fresh skin.

Cynicalmd recommends:
Body Shop Vitamin C Cleansing Face Polish.
What I like about this facial wash are the little beads that comes with the product. Because this product is so gentle, using it as a daily routine is not a problem!
But try and find your own exfoliating products making sure that they are not too harsh on your skin.

2) Eat Healthy
Avoiding fatty fried foods is the key to a healthy diet.
Try snacking on varieties of fruits rather than fast food and crisps. These items tend to have more fats and it can cause break outs to our skin.

3) Drink More Water
8 glasses per day is ideal to keep the toxic out of our system. If you think its not convenient, try filling up 2 average size mineral bottle with water. Take one bottle with you when you go out in the morning to work/college/school, drink on this supply of water through out the day. When you get back from work, u have another bottle at home to finish. This habit would save you from having bad skin and you would also notice, your hair would eventually become more and more healthy.

3) Exercise
The simplest form of exercise is to just walk, this is called 'brisk walking'. You may walk to the shop, to the park especially in the morning. In Malaysia, a brisk walking between the Subuh prayer and 7.30 AM is the best advice I can give. Exercise means more blood circulation to our systems, thus more blood would circulate and detoxify any toxins inside our body. Please avoid walking / jogging in the city where there are massive cars and fumes, this is not good for the skin and for our breathing system.

4) Lower sugar intake
If you have a candy tooth, you would realize that you have cravings for sweets and chocolates. I would suggest you resort to sugar when you feel extremely hungry when there is no instant available food around you, for eg when you are working hard,and you suddenly feel hungry but you prefer not to go and eat. Have a chocolate bar around with you, but eat them wisely. Think that every bite you take is ONLY to replace the energy you lose during working.

5) Eat good fats
Good fats are unsaturated fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.The most popular unsaturated fats are the omega-3 fatty acids. These fats may be beneficial to your heart. Fatty, cold-water fish (such as salmon, mackerel and herring), flax oil and walnuts. Avocado is also very fatty yet nutritious fruit to eat. I like my avocado in sushis ;) Using olive oil inside your salad is also very beneficial and its also yummy ;)


olives and olive oil

keep your skin healthy now!


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What is family planning?
Family planning is a planning method to conceive babies. Basically, it is the "strategy" on how to have babies.

Below are the facts that you need to know before trying to conceive a child:

1) You must be aware of your monthly menstrual cycle!
You must write down when you started your period for each month and when it ended. You must have at least a record of 6 months cycle before starting your family planning. Even if you are still in your early 20s, keeping track of your period is important.

2) You must know when you ovulate!
Ovulation is the release of the ripe egg from the ovary. You are at your most fertile (meaning, highly to have babies) after ovulation has taken place.
Ovulation starts 14 days AFTER your first day of period (if your cycle is normally 28 days).

3) The sperm can live up to a week after intercourse.

Click here for Calendar Method of family planning.

Hello ladies, today cynicalmd will be uncovering the tips towards maintaining proper weight during your pregnancy period.

During pregnancy, your calorie intake should only be increased by 300(kcal) a day for the average woman. But how do we calculate our calories? Please click here for explanation.

Weight gain plan (how much to gain in total for the whole 9 months 10 days pregnancy):

a)underweight at pregnancy: gain around 12-18 kg.

b)overweight at pregnancy: gain only 7-11 kg.

Note: to check whether you are underweight or overweight, please click here. (if you want your units in cm and kg, please click the metric tab on the upper right of the calculator)

How to spread weight gain during pregnancy:

Weight gain should be around 1.5 kg the first trimester (12 weeks pregnant) and ;
around 2 kg A MONTH for the remaining time.

REMEMBER: Excess weight gain is hard to lose after pregnancy because your body's fat increases up to one third during pregnancy.Breast feeding burns 500 or more calories per day making it easier to lose weight.


Hello ladies, today cynicalmd will be sharing tips on getting a quality nutrition during your pregnancy period. Below are the approximately what you should be getting in your every day meals.

7 or more Fruits and Vegetables (3 fruits/4 vegetables)
Fruits and Vegetables high in vitamin C are the best. These include strawberries, melons, oranges, papaya, tomatoes, peppers, greens, and broccoli.

9 or more Whole Grain Products
A fortified breakfast cereal containing iron and folic acid is the best way to start each day. Enriched bread, rice, pasta, and any whole grain product are your other choices.

4 or more dairy products
Low-fat milk or non-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese are the obvious choices.

60 grams of protein
Other sources of protein include eggs, nuts, dried beans, and peas. Do not eat undercooked or uncooked meat or fish. (NO SUSHI)

p/s: cynicalmd loves sushis, so when she's pregnant she must stop eating sushi with raw fishes flesh..;(.