Are you experiencing facial skin breakouts?
If so, then read on for our advice for selecting a facial and what you can do yourself at home.
If you are suffering with blackheads and blocked pores and are looking for a salon treatment, try our 30 minute Extraction facial. This includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation and steam. It also includes a gentle manual extraction to encourage the release of blocked pores, with specialist serums and creams.
Advanced Facial Option
Desincrustation and Direct High Frequency are a match made in heaven for those suffering with adult breakouts. Combine with an LED light mask for the ultimate healing facial treatment.
When the electrical current interacts with the salt in our skin, it creates a chemical reaction that helps dissolve oil and sebum.
Why Direct High Frequency?
It has a germicidal and bactericidal effect to destroy blemishes and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. It increases oxygen levels in the skin to improve the skin tone and give a rejuvenating effect.
The blue light and infrared LED face mask kills bacteria and stimulates healing, reduces inflammation and evens skin tone. An opera style face mask is applied to the face and you can enjoy a hand and arm massage while the mask gets to work.
How do I book this treatment?
Ask your therapist for a Skin Revival Facial. This facial combines up to three electrical facial elements alongside a skin cleanse, exfoliation, treatment serum and moisturise. The beauty of a Skin Revival is it can be tailored for whatever your skin needs. This is a great combination for adult acne or breakouts, so please mention breakouts when booking.
The Skin Revival Facial is 50 minutes.
Find out more about each element of the Skin Revival Facial on the Face Page of our website.
If you're not sure you want all of these elements, you can add just one to any of our regular facials, look out for the Bolt on options on our Face Page.
What can I do at home to help my breakouts?
-Get into the habit of cleansing the skin twice a day with a balanced cleanser. Don't be tempted to wash too frequently or use a highly acidic cleanser as this can disrupt your sebum levels even more. If the sebum is stripped back too much, your skin will work extra hard to compensate, resulting in more oily shine
-Exfoliate gently weekly but don't be tempted to scrub too often (maximum twice a week), for the same reasons as above and the added risk of making your skin sore.
-Introduce an acid toner a couple of times a week, containing salicylic acid, such as Medik8 Press and Clear, where the Salicylic acid is effective at a neutral pH so it won't strip your skin.
-Consider a clay mask weekly treatment to help draw out excess sebum (again without stripping it back completely) and to sooth sensitised skin
-Try not to pick
-If you use a wash cloth, change it regularly. If you use your hands, ensure they are clean before you wash your face.
-Either blot your skin dry with a tissue or a towel. Again, if you use a towel ensure it is clean and changed regularly.
-Ensure your hair products don't come into contact with your skin (absolutely no hair spray as a setting spray for makeup!) and take care to thoroughly rinse any shampoo or conditioner that accidentally comes into contact with your skin. This also applies to chest and back breakouts, ensure the products are thoroughly rinsed from your chest and back.
-Rotate and turn your pillow every couple of days to avoid sleeping in the same spot, as sweat and bacteria could lead to further breakouts
-Go make up free wherever possible. We know that's easier said than done when the skin looks and feels angry, so try removing make up as early into the evening as you can as soon as you're home. Try switching to mineral based make up, which won't lead to a product build up.
-Drink plenty of water
-Pay attention to how often you touch your face throughout the day and how often you rest your head in your hands. Try to avoid touching your face where possible
-Aim for a healthy diet with plenty of vitamin rich fruit and vegetables. The mineral zinc is a great healer, so if you take a vitamin supplement look for one that also contains zinc.
-Moisturise daily with an oil free moisturiser to protect the skin from pollution and free radicals. Your skin needs hydration even if it is oily.
If you have any questions or would like us to take a look at your skin, our friendly therapists would be happy to see you for a free skin consultation.
LED Light Therapy and Seasonal Affective Disorder
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. It is a special diode that emits light when connected to a circuit.
LED Light therapy uses specific colour wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin at varying depths to trigger biological processes for skin rejuvenation. An LED Light Therapy Facial is the application of an opera style mask to stimulate skin rejuvenation.
What does it do?
LED Light Therapy delivers energy to skin cells to boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, leading to wound healing and boosted tissue growth. LED light throws out light in all directions, therefore flooding the skin all over, covering every curve and uneven texture.
Our LED mask is an opera style mask with the choice of red light, blue light or combined red and blue sequences (purple) alongside infrared (invisible light) and has a wide range of benefits:
- Improves skin tone and elasticity
- Increase in enzyme activity, which creates protein synthesis
- Stimulates fibroblasts for cell growth
- Increase in hyaluronic acid for moisture retention
- Increase in circulation due to the increased formation of new capillaries
- Aids cell detoxification for a healthy look and feel
- Reduces the appearance of larger pores
- Plumper, more youthful looking skin
- Skin renewal and skin radiance
- Increases the effectiveness of your skincare products
- Improves skin tone by calming melanocytes
- Promotes wound healing
- Strengthens the skin
- Balances oil production and attacks P-acnes (the bacteria that causes acne)
- Scar reduction
- Soothes eczema, psoriasis and hypersensitivity
- The light will also activate the pituitary gland to help induce stress relief
- Relaxing and calming for the nervous system
- Minimal downtime unlike more aggressive treatments
For overall skin health:
- Freshens the complexion
- Gives a visible glow which lasts for up to four days
- Oxygenating for the skin
- Doubles the lymph flow
- Better absorption of products in your usual routine
- Increases the production of collagen and elastin
- Increases hyaluronic acid
- Increases plumpness and elasticity
- Brightened complexion
- Boosts the immune system allowing healthy cells to reproduce and aid cell detoxification
- Helps reduce glycation (excess glucose in skin fibres leading to build up of cells, dull appearance, reduction in plumpness))
For corrective treatment:
- Reduces bruising and swelling
- Calms inflammation (sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis)
- The blue light targets the follicle to kill P-acnes (the bacteria that grows deep in the pores and feeds off sebum to cause acne)
- The red light for post treatment such as laser or peels
- The red light to boost healing after treatment and wound healing
In addition to this, the mask can also be especially useful in the Winter months to improve the mood for those affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern and usually affects sufferers the most in the darker, Winter months after the festive season.
Symptoms of SAD can include:
- A persistent low mood
- Feeling lethargic (lacking on energy) and sleepy during the day
- Craving carbohydrates or gaining weight
- Difficulty concentrating
- Finding it hard to get up in the morning and sleeping for longer than normal
- A loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities
Your bodys circadian rhythm (internal clock) uses sunlight to time various important functions such as when we wake up, so a lack of natural light in Winter can disrupt the bodys natural rhythm.
How does the LED mask help with SAD?
The LED Light Therapy Facial is mood boosting for those affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) because it releases serotonin. Serotonin affects your mood, appetite and sleep and we know that a lack of sunlight can lower our serotonin levels.
The facial treatment is best applied in a darkened room to enhance the psychological effects of light.
What treatments are available?
Our LED Light Therapy is available within the Skin Revival facial or as a 20 minute bolt on to any other facial we offer.
Autumn Seasonal Skin Changes
Have you noticed your skin feels different this month to how it felt six weeks ago?
The obvious visual differences could be the skin tone and colour if you have been away or tend to tan in the summer months. But perhaps you have noticed more dry skin particularly around the nose area? Or breakouts around the forehead and jaw line? Or rough skin around the neck area? Your hair could be looking dull and feeling lifeless and the skin on your body showing signs of dry skin or irritation.
As we transition from Summer to Autumn, we need to think about making a few tweaks to our skincare regime and general self care beauty routines.
Let’s start with the products we use from day to day. This applies to any product of any brand. Your skin's needs are not the same all year round, so we tend to change our products when we transition from hot weather into cold weather and then again from cold weather into the Summer months. This doesn’t mean throwing everything out and starting again, but for selected products it may be an idea to consider other options when they run out and need replacing next time.
A cleansing oil is luxurious and warms easily to melt make up and dirt from the skin. This is favoured to ‘remove the day’ in the evening, while the lipids in the oil cleanse will nourish and hydrate the skin. In Autumn and Winter, we tend to have fewer layers of suncream and sweat build up throughout the day, so we don’t necessarily need quite such an invasive cleanse. The cleanser will not need to work so hard. Always double cleanse in the evening. Once to remove the day and once to cleanse the skin. Remove your cleanser with a wet, warm (not too hot or cold) flannel and pat dry.
A morning option for a cleanser would be a gentle cream or calming foam (as long as the foam is soap free so it is pH balanced!) The morning cleanse is to simply wash away the night before and remove your night serums, so a single cleanse is usually sufficient.
We should exfoliate regularly, all year round, but it is common to get out of the habit in the middle of the summer for risk of ‘removing’ the tan. In our 20s, the skin cell turnover takes around 28 days, meaning we reveal fresh skin on the surface around once a month. As we age, this process slows down to 40+ days. Our skin needs a helping hand to speed up cell renewal, with an exfoliator. This could be an enzyme exfoliator, acid toner or with a gritty scrub.
Aim to exfoliate with grit or enzyme at least weekly and use an acid toner 3-4 times a week (some recommend every day but see how your skin gets on as daily may be too much). If you are experiencing seasonal breakouts or you find new dry areas and patches from weather changes and heating, pay more attention to these specific areas. Try to keep up a regular exfoliation routine to stop your skin from looking dull. Do not use a grit exfoliator more than twice weekly though as it can be too harsh on the skin and even cause breakouts.
Serums are packed full of specialist nutrients such as hyaluronic acid and peptides to give the skin an added boost and address skin complaints. In the winter, we want our serum to be rich and nourishing. In Summer we opt for lighter serums otherwise we tend to sweat it off, or perhaps in the hottest weather we only use a multi functional moisturiser with SPF. In colder months, we layer our skincare in the same way we layer our clothes, to give the skin maximum protection from the elements and provide a rich nourishment all over. You may like layering or prefer a one cream suits all, decide what is right for you or speak to your therapist about the best target serums for your skin.
Eye cream is essential for 30+ and a good preventative step for anyone 20+. During colder months, the outside elements can sensitise the eyes and home and travel central heating dries the eyes out, especially with the heating vents when driving the car. In Summer, the eyes have sunglasses for additional protection from the sun, wind and air conditioning and now they are out facing the harsh elements alone. Ensure you have a good eye cream to apply each day, after cleansing and before you moisturise.
Yes, this is still needed. Perhaps not as a standalone sun protection, but it certainly must feature somewhere in your routine, for example in your day moisturiser. UVA rays are present 365 days a year, whether the sun appears or not and these are the rays that age us. UVB rays are the rays we see in the sunshine that lead to a tan (or burn). A multi spectrum Sun Protection Factor will protect from UVA, UVB and the other outdoor elements, including wind and pollution. Check your day cream includes an SPF cover for the best protection from ageing.
You may find that during the summer a heavy night cream was too much with the heat and the risk of sweating. Now the nights are cooler, we need to take advantage of the overnight process where the skin works harder than ever to heal, restore and regenerate. If your skin feels tight or dry, apply a cream mask in the evening after cleansing, then rub the excess in before going to sleep. Alternatively, find a Vitamin A based or peptide based night cream to apply every evening to fight ageing and even out the skin tone and texture.
The skin needs a really good scrub now that we are layered up with clothing and more prone to dry skin. Aim to exfoliate the body twice weekly. You could use a luxury shower gel with exfoliating gloves for self care and pampering or use a gritty salt or sugar scrub on dry skin then rinse off in the bath or shower. Pay attention to knees, feet, elbows and hands, where dry skin builds up quickly. After exfoliating, apply a body lotion. The hands will need extra hand cream, so it may be an idea to keep one in your car or bag for when out and about. Wear gloves to protect the hands from wind and cold. Keep moisture in the feet by wearing socks rather than walking around bare foot on cold floors and apply a foot cream regularly.
Dry body brushing not only removes dead skin cells but also helps to detoxify the skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage. For glowing skin, dry body brush once to twice a week, but avoid dry brushing on the face because it will be too aggressive.
Change of Routine
With the darker evenings, it becomes a bit easier to schedule a pamper evening and apply hand cream, foot mask or face mask while we are settled in front of the TV.
As always, water and fresh air are the best prescriptions for not only skin, but overall health. Try to get outside as often as possible. We spend up to 80% of our lives indoors and in Winter are less inclined to venture out, but a stroll through the woods can do you the world of good for skin, body and mind.
We understand the skin changes season to season and want to help you feel your best in your own skin. Our therapists are trained in multiple skin brands and hold a deep knowledge of skincare ingredients. If you would like us to take a look at the products you are using to assess suitability or prescribe a recommended new product to add into your current routine, we would be happy to help.
Consultations All Year
Our comprehensive skincare menu has been designed by us, specifically to allow for seasonal changes. We do not have a rigid regime where we give you the exact same facial all twelve months of the year (unless you really want us to!). All of our facials feature plenty of massage and pampering but the products, machines, tools and procedures can be selected on the day, for what we feel your skin needs that day. Have you been having the same facial for a while? We can mix it up! Give your skin a new lease of life. Browse the menu on the Face page of our website and speak to your therapist to help choose the best appointment for you.
A lash lift is the perfect low maintenance lash treatment. Your lashes are lifted at the root to give a wide awake, lengthened appearance. Shields are used to achieve results of varying gradients and the process includes an eyelash tint. The results last between 8-12 weeks.
No need for extensions, mascara or maintenance, this is the perfect lash treatment for those on the go all the time or in advance of a holiday. In addition to saving time in your morning routine, the lash lift will give the appearance of thicker, fuller, longer lashes no matter the length of your lashes, plus a wide-awake, bright-eyed and youthful appearance. We love how natural-looking yet effective the lash lift treatment is.
✔ The eyes are a sensitive area so we need to carry out a patch test at least 24 hours
before the treatment commences. The patch test takes just a moment and is placed
behind the ear or in the crease of the elbow. It can be carried out any time but please
call ahead or book it as an appointment so we can be sure somebody is available for
✔ Your eyes and your health are an absolute priority and we are therefore strict on this
policy. If you have not received a patch test from us for the service in the last six
months we will need to carry out a new test.
✔ Assuming you have no reaction within the 24 hours, we are ready to go ahead with the
treatment. (A reaction would include severe itching, swelling and redness and other
signs of discomfort. If this occurs please contact us immediately)
✔ Please arrive at your appointment with no eye make-up on. The treatment is most
effective on dry lashes and will provide better results if we do not need to use makeup
remover immediately beforehand
What happens during treatment?
The treatment is fairly relaxing, and all that is required from you is to lay down with your eyes
closed and relax. We can cover you with a blanket to keep you warm and enjoy the heated
bed in the cooler months. If you can keep your eyes closed and still, you will achieve the best
possible results. We apply a shield or rod to the eyelids and temporarily stick the lashes back
on to them. This is the part that takes the most time and will make or break the treatment, so
we really take our time making sure your lashes look perfect. Then, we apply the specialist
products to set the lashes in place before unsticking them and removing the shields/rods.
The treatment includes an eyelash tint and altogether takes approximately 50 minutes from
start to finish.
✔ After your eyes have been closed for some time, it will take a moment for them to
refocus so please take your time to sit up and refocus before getting down from the
✔ We provide cold compress to rinse the eyes in case they are feeling at all gritty or
blurry from being closed for so long. If after you get home you feel they need a rinse,
simply apply cool water to cotton wool, squeeze the excess water and gently rub or
blink onto the lashes
✔ It is fine to wear eye make up after the treatment but you will find you probably won’t
need to day to day and will maybe only want to for a special occasion or night out
✔ Day to day, you will find combing through some clear mascara or petroleum jelly will
keep them looking glossy and healthy
✔ The treatment is perfect for holidays because it is low maintenance
✔ If, after sleeping, the lashes appear to criss cross it may be from your pillow. Take a
brow comb and gently comb the lashes to bounce them back to life.
✔ The lift or perm will eventually grow out with your own lash cycle after approx. 8-10
weeks. We recommend a lift or perm no more frequently than this but you may have
an eyelash tint in between to keep the results looking noticeable
What is the difference between Lash Lift and Eyelash Perm?
They both use similar products but with different methods, so the results last a similar
amount of time. A lash lift is a root lift, giving the illusion of wider eyes and longer lashes,
where the lashes appear long and straight. An eyelash perm has been around a lot longer
than a lash lift and gives a curl to the lashes for a more subtle lift, which is still favoured by
What is the age limit for Lash Lift and Eyelash Perm?
We are not able to offer these services to anybody under the age of sixteen . For any customer
under the age of eighteen, we require a parent to attend the appointment to sign a form and
remain on the premises during the first appointment of each new treatment to give full
💧Dehydration is dangerous any month of the year but particularly dangerous during the summer months. We can’t possibly perform day to day tasks effectively while we are dehydrated, so this can lead to making silly mistakes on mundane activities and potentially dangerous mistakes while operating machinery or even driving a car.
💧Dehydration can lead to brain fog, forgetfulness, confusion, muscle cramping, blurred vision, dry eyes and lethargy. If you have a physical job, even seemingly simple tasks can really zap what little energy you have from you.
💧Dehydration can reduce performance by 20% on a standard day (even in Winter) and up to 40% on a hot day! A 40% decrease in performance and productivity just makes for a difficult day and not a lot to show for it. Dehydration can lead to reduced brain function and just a 2% decrease in brain function can result in short term memory loss or trouble solving simple equations.
💧Whilst we can’t change the weather or the heatwave we are currently experiencing, we can all take care to monitor our water intake to give our body a fighting chance. Drinking small amounts at very regular intervals throughout the day (at least every hour of the waking day) can help prevent the body becoming dehydrated.
💧If you become chronically dehydrated, you can develop other health conditions varying from nausea, sickness and dizziness, through to loss of kidney function and necessary hospital treatment.
💧How do we know we are thirsty?
By the time our brain registers that we are thirsty and we experience the classic signs of dry mouth, tiredness or dizziness, we are already dehydrated. The urge to drink is regulated by a negative feedback system in the body.
Special sensors in the hypothalamus in the brain are constantly monitoring the bloods concentration of sodium and other substances. If the water volume of the body falls below a certain threshold or the sodium concentration becomes too high, the hypothalamus detects changes in the blood and signals thirst.
💧Reasons to Stay Hydrated:
For better brain function - the brain needs water to function and by remaining hydrated we improve concentration and productivity
For better energy - If you find yourself yawning, you’re probably dehydrated. Drink some water to remain alert and awake.
To maintain healthy bones - our bones are made up of 50% water and we need water for new bone cells and also to maintain healthy bone levels
To maintain healthy skin - water helps keep the skin fresh and supple, while helping to flush out impurities (blemishes). The skin is the last organ to receive water and nutrients after the internal organs take what they need. Any minor change in your skin is often a good indication that the body itself is probably not receiving enough water
To boost metabolism - we often mistake hunger for thirst, which affects the regulation of our appetite. Drink plenty of water to keep your metabolism at optimum function.
To help flush toxins - drinking water helps boost the liver and kidneys, so they can do a more efficient job of detoxifying the body
💧Perhaps the most important reason right now is to help the body keep cool and regulate its temperature. As we sweat, we lose salt and water from the body, which needs replacing in the water we drink. On a very hot day, you should aim to increase your usual water intake by 50% and this should be an absolute minimum of three litres in total for the day, on the basis that we should drink two litres a day all year round.
💧If you’re not a fan of plain water on its own, why not add some sliced fruit? 🍉🍋🍊🥝🍓
💧If this blog makes even one person increase their water intake this week, our job here is done and we will be happy. We are off to cool down and gently remind ourselves not to complain because it will be raining before we know it!!
💧Tips to help you stay cool:
- Increase water intake by at least 50% and drink little and often
- Increase this further if you are spending time in direct sunlight
- Carry a bottle of water everywhere you go to encourage regular rehydration
- Wear loose, light coloured clothing, made from natural fabrics where possible
- Wear sunglasses not only for UV protection but to reduce the risk of dry eyes too
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake or follow each cup or glass with a glass of water to rehydrate between drinks
- Eat foods with a high water content, such as watermelon, cucumber, lemon, grapes, leafy greens and berries.
- Open all windows first thing in the morning to let out the heat from the night before, but as the sun moves around to them it may be best to close them and close blinds
- Open your loft hatch, if you have access to one, as hot air rises. This helps keep the upper floor cooler.
- Replace your duvet with a sheet or just the cover, and place your pillowcase in the fridge to cool it down before bed
- Apply a cold compress to your neck and wrists at regular intervals throughout the day
- Put toner or water spray in the fridge to spritz over your face at regular intervals
- Place skincare products in the fridge and keep make-up to a minimum
- Put after sun in the fridge in case you experience a little too much sun and suffer with sunburn
- Take a warm shower and slowly reduce the temperature to cool. If you step into an ice cold shower it can shock the body and prevent it from cooling down. We need to reduce the heat gradually.
- Try to keep electrical items such as TV’s, washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers, ovens, grills etc to a minimum as these will all give off heat.
- Place a bowl of cold water under a fan to help prevent hot air circulating the room
- Drink water even when you don’t feel thirsty
💧Enjoy the sunshine while we can and we look forward to seeing you soon.
🌼What is it?
Hayfever is an allergy to inhaled particles from indoor or outdoor allergens, such as dust, pollen or pet dander. It can last for weeks or months and begins during the Spring time, usually from mid March. The weather tends to be warmer, humid and windy and the pollen count is at its highest.
The charity Allergy UK estimates that 18 million people have hayfever in the UK.
🌼What causes Hayfever?
Pollen. Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. It causes irritations on contact with the cell linings in the nose, mouth, eyes and throat. If the body is allergic it releases immunoglobulin E (antibodies) to attack the pollen, which triggers histamine and causes the reaction.
🌼You can have an allergy to:
Tree Pollen - Spring time
Grass Pollen - Late spring, early Summer
Weed Pollen - late Autumn
Major hayfever symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes, blocked sinuses, all due to the histamine reaction in our body. Other symptoms include itchy throat, loss of smell, pain around the temples, headache, earache and feeling tired.
Did you know, Hayfever is often linked with IBS? If you suffer with an irritable bowel, you are likely to display more hayfever symptoms.
🌼How can Hayfever affect your treatments with us:
- If your eyes are feeling itchy, gritty or sensitive, we would not want to add a potential irritation to them, so we advise to avoid a lash lift or eyelash tint until this symptom eases.
- If your eyes are watery, we will not be able to perform a lash lift treatment
- If you feel congested around the sinuses, you may find laying face down for a back massage leaves you feeling a little stuffy-nosed immediately afterwards.
🌼What can help relieve Hayfever symptoms:
- Our ear candle treatments can help clear the head and relieve hayfever symptoms
- When applied as a weekly course of four ear candle treatments just before hayfever season, clients have noted less intense symptoms than previous years. They have reported a clearer head, breathing more freely and less itchy eyes.
- Reflexology can be tailored to specifically relieve symptoms of hayfever and help the body rebalance itself
- A steam treatment within a facial can help relieve congestion
- A pressure point eye massage as a standalone eye treatment or within a facial can assist with drainage and puffiness around the eye area
- We can perform treatments in a semi reclined position if you are too congested to comfortably lay flat
- We can ensure the mitts are cooler during a facial treatment
There are plenty of over the counter medicines to help relieve symptoms of Hayfever, including antihistamines loratadine, cetrizine or fexofenadine. Speak to your pharmacist to find the best option for you.
A daily saline solution for the nose (or a nasal spray) can help to thin mucus and enable ‘freer breathing’. Many believe a tablespoon of local honey each day can also help alleviate hayfever symptoms.
Keeping your window shut at night and first thing in the morning is also thought to reduce symptoms throughout the day.
🌼Aromatherapy for Hayfever Symptoms
For fragrance around your home or to request as part of your treatment with us. Please make any requests at the time of booking so we can prepare in advance for you.
- Rosemary - has mucolyptic properties (which is why it features in certain cough medicines)
- Lavender - is a natural antihistamine
- Lemon - anti-inflammatory
- Chamomile - contains high levels of azulene, a natural antihistamine. Cooled chamomile tea bags can also be used as a cold compress for itchy eyes
- Peppermint - stops itching, helps the body eliminate mucus for freer breathing
- Tea Tree - anti-allergy properties and helps to build immunity
🌼If you are looking to add an oil fragrance at home, there are a few things to be aware of:
- No pure essential oils besides Lavender and Tea Tree should ever be applied to the skin in the pure form. It must always be diluted by what we call a carrier oil.
- Do not attempt to mix all of these oils together. It could become overpowering and produce an undesirable fragrance plus undesirable effects, for example a nausea or headache from too much exposure.
- Apply a couple of drops into an oil burner or small dish and leave to fragrance the room, a little goes a long way.
Have you had trouble sleeping lately?
If you regularly have problems sleeping, the common term is Insomnia. Most people experience some form of sleep problem throughout their life, but there are many causes which can contribute.
What Causes Insomnia?
Most commonly psychological causes, such as stress, anxiety, depression
Environmental factors such as noise, temperature
Uncomfortable bed or mattress
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, rich foods
Eating too late at night
Over exposure to blue light from TV, laptops, tablets
Certain medicines or conditions, such as restless leg syndrome or menopause
Massage May Help 💆♀️💆♂️
- Massage improves blood circulation around the body
- Soothes aches and pains
- Relieves underlying stress
- Soothes nerve endings
- Lowers the heart rate
- Helps quieten the mind
- Raises seratonin levels (the happy hormone)
Just thirty minutes of massage factored in to your hectic schedule can help you relax and achieve a better night's sleep
How a Good Night Sleep Makes You Feel
A good night's sleep can boost your immune system, increase productivity, improve energy levels, improve memory, lift your mood and help prepare you for the day ahead.
A good night's sleep can also help you make better choices towards diet and exercise, encouraging you to make more movement throughout the day and leaving you less inclined to reach for sugary snacks.
Other tips for a better night's sleep:
- Get plenty of natural sunlight in the daytime
- Reduce caffeine consumption and limit after 3pm
- Aim to sleep and wake at consistent times
- Open a window. It is easier to get to sleep in a cooler room.
- Aim to sit and relax for at least thirty minutes before bed (avoid driving, cleaning, exercise), for example read a book, meditate, listen to music, journalling
- Reduce blue light exposure an hour before bedtime (turn off tablets or install an app to block blue light)
- Avoid eating late at night
Wishing you a good night's sleep tonight 💤💤
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We love this warming treatment to soothe eye strain, relieve pressure headaches, calm an overactive mind and release tension from tired eyes.
1. Find a tranquil place to relax
2.Open the pouch and unfold the eye mask
3.Gently place over your eyes and fit the loops comfortably over your ears
4.Within a couple of minutes you will begin to feel a gentle warmth
5.Drift away and enjoy for a minimum of 15 minutes for best results
👁️Promotes relaxation and calm with gentle lavender
👁️Instantly soothes the eye area
👁️Helps calm an overactive mind
👁️The heat helps to reduce dry eyes because it encourages a secretion of lipids into the tear film of the eye
👁️Use at home before sleep, during meditation, to accompany yoga or even on a plane
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