Sunday, 28 September 2014

Can silk pillowcases save your skin (and hair)?


Ok, now that we have established that I am not high maintenance – just extremely practical – let me explain why I need to sleep on silk pillowcases. It’s not because of the luscious, cool, glam, makes-me-feel-like-a-queen factor but because the skin needs silk. Why?

Silk & Skin

Silk is the nearest thing to human skin. It contains 18 of the essential proteins that are found in our skin and even has the same pH, making it a potent ally against premature ageing.

The creamy fabric contains natural cellular albumen fiber, which helps boost cellular regeneration – again protecting skin against ageing and dullness.

Unlike cotton (which is very absorbent), silk does not soak up the natural moisture from our skin. The result? Better hydration, improved skin elasticity and lesser wrinkles. Similarly, it doesn't absorb the beauty creams and serums that we put on at night, allowing them to stay on longer and work more efficiently.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Beauty recipe: A super-easy DIY treatment for smooth and glow-y feet

It’s the last leg of strappy sandal season, so why not make your feet feel a whole lot happier – and more glow-y – right about now? It’s super-easy with this great DIY treatment that’s much favored by celebrity pedicurists!

It’s simple enough: Puree together 2 cucumbers, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a blender. Divide this mixture into 2 plastic bags; slide one leg into each bag and massage the cucumber mask all over the foot. Leave your feet in the bags for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Why does this work to make feet all soft and smooth? The lemon helps exfoliate dry and dead skin; the olive oil deep moisturizes; and the cucumber is super-refreshing. I want to go try this right now, don’t you?

Friday, 26 September 2014

Gotta Love My New Skin Care Travel System!


With me being in my early 30's, I found that my skin just isn't the same that it used to be. I still get the occasional breakout, especially when it's that time of the month. At the same time I have patches of dry skin, but it's so hard to find products out there that do the job for both types of skin at the same time. That's when I came across a newer product from one of my favorite companies that I've worked with in the past: ToiletTree Products. Yes, they're the company that brought you the original Fogless Shower Mirror, as well as a few other items I was fortunate to review. They're constantly coming up with new products that are a fraction of the cost of more expensive brands, but the same quality or better. With the holiday season quickly approaching, the company has something for almost everyone in the family!


Monday, 15 September 2014

Safer, More Effective Equipment Makes Acupuncture More Efficient

For those massage practices that offer acupuncture therapy, one of the chief concerns is finding equipment that is both cost-effective and safe. The good news today for these practices is that they can find quality equipment without breaking the bank. It's easier than ever to locate acupuncture needles with surgery-grade stainless steel. Likewise, Lierre medical massage tables can turn any practice into a comfortable place for massage clients.

The importance of good acupuncture equipment should go without saying. Companies like Lierre understand this. This is why they spend a tremendous amount of time and money testing their needles before they put those needles on the market. When a massage clinic purchases these needles, they can be confident that they are getting only the best.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Fall is Around the Corner... Think I am Getting Sick

Looks like it is almost that time of year again, where the leaves start to change color, the temperature drops every night and morning. Fall is right around the corner, and I can feel myself coming down with something. I woke up this morning with a terrible sore throat, that seems to have gotten worse as the day went on. I also notice while at work that I had a terrible headache... okay work can be a headache at times, but this was not work related! I also felt like I was having hot flashes... I am pretty sure I had a fever. I am finally home after a long day, and I think I will make it an early night.

Anyone else feeling the change of the seasons and possibly feeling tired and run down... hope I can fight this bug off.