Pehea kou ʻili pāpaʻa lā?





Brandi Ahlo





Nakaka ka puaʻa, nahā ka waʻa aukahi ka puaʻa, mānalo ka waʻa. He wānana kēia na ka poʻe kahiko i ka maikaʻi loa ʻana o ka waʻa inā maikaʻi ka ʻili o ka puaʻa i kālua ʻia ma ka imu. He ʻōlelo noʻeau nō hoʻi kēia: inā nakaka ka puaʻa, maikaʻi ʻole ka waʻa a hoka. He hōʻailona a he mea koʻikoʻi ka ʻili no ka maikaʻi o ke kino. Ua like ka ʻili o ka puaʻa me kou ʻili, a kohu like ka waʻa me kou kino. Penei nō: Inā nakaka kou ʻili, ʻaʻole maikaʻi kou kino inā aukahi kou ʻili, maikaʻi kou kino. Aia ko kākou pae ʻāina i kahi kokoke i ka piko o Wākea, no laila ʻoi aku ka ikaika o ka lā ma mua o kahi mamao loa aʻe mai ka piko o Wākea, no laila, e aho e pale i ka ʻili i ʻole e nakaka a ʻeha. E ka hoa heluhelu, eia kekahi manaʻo nui i pili i ka mālama ʻana i kou ʻili: Ke kau ka lā ma ka lolo, e hamohamo i ka ʻaila pale lā i ʻole e kālua ʻia ai me he puaʻa lā. Inā hele pinepine ʻoe me ka hamohamo ʻole i ka ʻaila, hele ka ʻili a pakalua. Aloha nō! Minomino ka helehelena a ʻākaʻaka kekahi. Ke huli ʻoe i kahi ipo, ʻaʻole he maka mua maikaʻi kou ʻauwae lenalena!


Ma ka hale, e mālama i kou ʻili me nā kopa ʻili e holoi ai i nā mea lepo e hui ana ma kou helehelena. ʻAʻole pau ka hana i ka holoi ʻana. Maikaʻi ke kī lāʻau i hele a maikaʻi kou helehelena ma hope o ka holoi ʻana. ʻO ke kī lāʻau, he mea e pai ai i ka haikokena i loko iho o kou ʻili ma hope o ka holoi ʻana. Inā ʻaʻole komo hou ka ʻakika ma loko o kou ʻili, hele a puʻupuʻu me nā ʻapana maloʻo ma luna o ka helehelena a nui aʻe ke kele. Manaʻo paha ʻoe, lawa kēia? ʻAʻole loa! E aho ka hamohamo ʻana i ka lāʻau wai hamo ma luna o kou ʻili. Inā makemake ʻoe e nakaka ka ʻili me he puaʻa lā, e hoʻokuli wale i kēia kuhikuhi. I makemake ʻoe e loaʻa ka ʻili ʻōlali, hamo ka lāʻau wai hamo ma luna o kou ʻili i loaʻa ka pāpālina lahilahi e like me ke mele leʻaleʻa kaulana.


He mau mea nō hoʻi e ʻai ai no ka loaʻa ʻana o ka ʻili keu ā ka uʻi. He iʻa maikaʻi ke kāmano ma muli o ka nui o ka wikamina ʻĒ. ʻO ka wikamina ʻĒ ka mea e hōʻole i ka hōʻulaʻula ʻia o ka ʻili a e hoʻōla hou i nā hunaola ʻili. Aia ka wikamina ʻĀ ma loko o ka ʻuala. A ʻo ka wikamina ʻĀ ka mea e kōkua i ka pale ʻana i ka lā a palekana ka ʻili. He ʻili uʻi loa ko ka Hawaiʻi. ʻAi mau ka poʻe kahiko i ka ʻuala. ʻO ke kokoleka hoʻi, ua makemake nui ʻia kēia meaʻai e nā kānaka ʻē aʻe, ʻo ke kokoleka uliuli ka mea e ʻai ai i minomino ʻole ai ka ʻili. Kōkua ke kokoleka uliuli i ka makewai ʻole o ka ʻili a me ke kahe maikaʻi ʻana o ke koko i loko iho ona. E akahele naʻe, ʻai ʻia ke kokoleka uliuli kanahiku pākēneka a ʻoi, ʻaʻole ke kokoleka waiū, no ka mea nui ke kōpaʻa a me ka waiū i loko o ke kokoleka waiū. Ke ʻai nui ʻia ke kōpaʻa a me ka waiū, hele a huehue ka ʻili.


Inā he ʻili māʻila kou a i ʻole he ʻili ʻulaʻula kou, e aho e mālama i kou ʻili. He pale ka ʻili no nā mea i loko o ke kino, a he maka mua i ka ʻike ʻana o kekahi i kekahi. No laila, ke ʻike au iā ʻoe, ʻaʻole au makemake e ʻike i ka ʻili ʻaʻai. E mālama i kou ʻili i aukahi kou kino, mai hele a nakaka ka puaʻa.

Nā Huaʻōlelo Hou:


Kī lāʻau: Toner

Haikokena: Hydrogen

ʻAkika: Acid

Lāʻau wai hamo: Moisturizer

Hunaola ʻili: Skin cells​

© Brandi Ahlo 2021