I was at the hairdresser’s recently and found myself offering some reflexology advice to help one of the stylists with the back issues he was experiencing. I didn’t set to work on his feet, but I did show him the area on his hands to alleviate pain and help the body to reset. I encouraged him to continue doing it for 30 seconds to a minute a few times a day until he felt relief.
You may have read about about LED (light-emitting diode) treatments that answer a variety of skin issues including acne, rosacea and life lines on social media and in beauty mags. Have you wondered whether the technology actually works? After all, the tools are not inexpensive and professional treatments require very regular appointments. Well, based on my personal experience and research about how it works, I can say yes, it does achieve results.
You’ve probably heard about the health benefits from drinking red wine and the so-called French paradox. Did you know that this could also help your skin? Unfortunately, not through wine consumption, however using a cream or serum with resveratrol can preserve a youthful look.
You probably have an exercise routine to help keep you muscles strong and toned, however have you thought about toning the muscles in your face? Defined muscles help ensure gravity isn’t completely successful in making everything on our bodies slide south. And this is where micro-current might become your face’s new bestie.
One morning last week, I woke up with extremely puffy eyes. This isn’t how I regularly greet the day, so at first I thought this was just another joy of ageing.
Then I remembered that my hormones had convinced me to ingest a LOT of salt the day before. The result was fluid retention, most of which seemed to be trapped in my eyes. Enhanced no doubt because I’m a stomach sleeper.
It’s been a while since I wrote about skincare ingredients and because it’s winter and your skin may need a moisture boost, today seems a good time to cover hyaluronic acid.
How’s 2019 going so far for you? Have you made resolutions? Are they still happening? Or have they been abandoned?
I’m not a big resolution maker because I haven’t found them to be highly successful in my life, though I do like the concept of the fresh start to the year. With this in mind, I’ve been inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project and 26 Habits from Emma Gunavardhna to create what I’m calling Monthly Focus.
Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed the festive season and are excited about the start of 2019. I can’t believe it’s this time again!
What I also can’t believe is how many masks I had hiding in my bathroom cupboards!!! When I started Merry Maskmas, I knew I had enough masks to make it into a thing, however I had no idea that I would trial and share thoughts on more than 30 masks!
Although we may not be at the winter solstice yet, the weather outside is starting to look frightful. And playing havoc with our skin.
I have written before that as the seasons change, so should our skincare. Hopefully, you’ve already taken notice of this and have upped your skin hydration game as needed. What can get missed in this seasonal exchange is body care, which I wanted to make note of today.
While working my way through autumn adieu, I tackled my bathroom cupboards as well as my closet. And because I never met a sample I didn’t like, I found a healthy stash of stuff on the shelves.
I keep my sample and travel sizes organised into broad categories like skincare, haircare and make-up. However, it became apparent that putting everything skincare into one shoebox (ok, maybe there was more than one) made it difficult to peruse and use my options.