& tips from your side of the counter........
last few years have seen the launch of a range of products
that can help to repair damage already done to the skin.
In these days when the pressure s on to ‘keep young and beautiful’
some of us need all the help we can get! We particularly like
L’Oreal Plentitudes Line Eraser pure Retinol Night ream. Retinol,
a pure form of Vitamin A, encourages cell turnover and boosts
collagen production helping to keep the skins elasticity.
Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Co-Enzyme Q10 Cream is another of
our favourites. Extremely affordable it gives the face a dose
of the super anti-oxidant mineral co-enzyme Q10, to fight
the pollutants that find their way onto the skin. One of the
most advanced foundations is Olays Total Effects which protects
and repairs your skin, while covering signs of ageing such
as fine lines around the eyes and mouth. The key ingredient
is Vita Niacin, a vitamin complex which reduces these tell-tale
Signs. And don’t forget ~ the neck and hands are often the
quickest to show signs of ageing so include these in your
daily routine always!
Red hair is the most ridiculed natural hair shade, yet arguably
the most requested colour when it comes to dyeing hair. There
are so many different shades of red you can go far, from auburn
tints to deep purples, and most hair shades will take from
just a temporary hair colour. Although red shades tend to
fade quicker than other colours, you can prolong your new
colour by using colour protecting shampoos and conditioners.
If you think red hair is for you then click
can I make my nail polish last longer?
A: Use oils and creams to take care of your nails
but always wash off with a little detergent and a nail brush
before you polish, to provide a clean surface for it to attach
to. Put on a coat or two of base coat up to the tips and slightly
over the edge to seal it. Several thin coats of polish are
better than trying to apply one thick coat but always allow
each coat to fully harden before applying next. For extra
strength and durability use a good top coat. Remember, water
is an enemy to a good manicure so do try to use rubber gloves
for jobs and keep hands above the water when you take a bath.
||Did you know?
97% of women in the UK aren’t happy with their looks
- but 90% are forgiving of their partners appearance!
To fade age spots on your hands, dab them with whitening
toothpaste - it’s a cheap alternative to expensive beauty products
and it really works!
Boost your brain power with a refreshing cup of peppermint
tea - Japanese studies have shown that it stimulates the mind and
improves mental performance.
60 Second Massage
If you’re stressed, this simple head massage will leave you feeling
Briskly rub your scalp.
Tap all over your head
Gently comb your fingers through your hair, shaking away
your negative thoughts.
now commonly believed that wheat can potentially have a whole host
of negative effects on the body-bloating, headaches, tiredness and
weight gain. If you think it’s a problem for you check out the book
‘Lose Wheat, Lose Weight Cookbook’ by Antoinette Savill which has
100 easy wheat free recipes that we found really interesting.
With our increasing fondness for all things aromatic here are a
few common sense precautions when using essential oils at home.
Never take internally
Don’t apply neat oils to the skin, always dilute them in
a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
Never put oils near a naked flame as they are flammable.
Citrus oils should not be used before sunbeds or sunbathing.
Asthmatics should take are not to directly inhale pure essential
Essential oils are not suitable for children unless they
have been particularly formulated for them.
Always check with supplier first.
Pregnant ladies should always consult a professional before
using essential oils.
Wrinkles? What Wrinkles?
We all want to look younger for longer, so we took some tips from
a book by anti-ageing guru Hazel Courteney ‘Ways to to stayer Younger
Longer’ - the ultimate alternative A-Z guide to anti-ageing.
Sugar is the most ageing food you can eat. It triggers an
inflammatory response in the body, lowers immune function and ages
the skin faster than smoking or sunbathing.
Sleeping in a totally dark room helps you to stay younger
Water re-alkalises your system. The ideal amount is six to
eight glasses a day. If you eat four pieces of fruit and four servings
of veg every day, this in itself will provide almost a litre of
Essential fats (found in oily fish, seeds and nuts) keep
your brain sharper, aid weight loss, reduce water retention and
keep skin looking more hydrated.