Most holistic and conventional facials share a similar routine of cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising – but the similarities generally stop there. Holistic facials look at the person as a whole, not just their skin. They also avoid the use of harsh chemicals and processes. Let’s look at these, and some of other the differences between holistic and conventional facials in more detail.
You may think of getting a massage as a luxury, but it can actually be a powerful healing tool. Massage not only helps to ease sore muscles and reduce tension, it can also help treat, and even prevent, illness. Here are just some of the physical and psychological health benefits of getting a full body massage.
Homemade bath bombs make perfect (and inexpensive) Christmas gifts for almost everyone on your list. Who doesn’t love a good soak in the tub? And with the lovely scents and healing salts in bath bombs you can make that experience an even more enjoyable one. Here’s our guide to making these bath fizzies DIY-style and some of the benefits of homemade bath bombs.
Benefits of Homemade Bath Bombs
Before we get into the nitty gritty of how to make bath bombs let’s look at few of their benefits, especially the homemade variety.
The increased heat and humidity of summer can wreak havoc with our skin – increased oiliness, more frequent breakouts and melting makeup to name just a few summertime skincare challenges. But by following a few simple tips you can keep your skin looking fresh and healthy all summer long.
With soaring temperatures, the scorching sun can wreak havoc on your hair. The sun can be harsh. Is it enough to just follow the shampoo and conditioning routine, or do we need to look after it a little bit more. Here’s how to look after your hair, so you have sexy strands all summer.
We are bombarded with information everyday. At this day and age, beauty information is so readily available where the desired beauty data can be accessed with a simple click of a button.
But the sad truth is that not all the information are facts, and in most instances, reports and news are conflicting – coffee is good for you one day and the next day a research will counter that coffee is bad.
To sort out the beauty myths from the facts, we look at the top 10 beauty questions.
How can you tell if your beauty products are still fresh to use? With food, you can tell it is ready for the bin when it rots and smells. With skin care and cosmetics, it’s a little bit harder to determine.
Depending on the product, when it is untouched and unexposed to air, it can last for up to 3 years. But as a general rule, any product especially a natural and organic products will start to loss it’s effectiveness after 1 and 1/2 years or so on the shelves.
Cosmetics are even more sensitive to environmental factors where product deterioration is even more rapid. Bacteria, mold and yeast will start growing immediately from the first time you start using the makeup product.
To help you figure out when all your beauty products are ready for the disposable bin and how to keep your products in tip-top condition for longer use, we go to a few experts with their tips and advice on proper skin care and cosmetic use. We asked 2 beauty consultants – Valarie Elmore (Lushes Beauty Spa Director) and Jodie Horman (Home smart Beauty Editor).
One or two split ends here and there are pretty much unnoticeable unless you get really close. It’s only when your hair starts showing many split ends when your appearance start look unsightly. Your hair appears dull, messy and lifeless.
Although split ends can happen to all types of hair, typically you will see the most on long, brittle or dry hair.
Split ends cannot be repaired. When the protective cuticle is removed, it cannot be replaced. While there are several options for treating split ends, the best way to get rid of it is to trim it off with a pair of sharp scissors.
To prevent split ends simply avoid the following:
It’s Friday night and you’re out partying with a group of friends. You head to a club and become immersed with the loud pumping music and vibrant dancing bodies. You get a few shots into your body to help you to relax even more and by the end of the night you end up drinking one too many and is carried home, hopefully by one of your trusting friends.
The next morning is not so pleasant. Looking at yourself in the mirror, your eyes are puffy, skin is dry, tone is blotchy and complexion is dull and lifeless. Alcohol takes a terrible toll on your skin. Excessive skin dryness, sensitivity and premature ageing are some of the more noticeable effects.
Have you ever wondered what those funky little bumps on the back of your arms are? You know those red little spots that look like chicken skin.
It’s called “Keratosis Pilaris”, an extremely common skin ailment that manifests itself on the back of arms, shoulders and thighs. The rash is commonly called “chicken bumps” because of its appearance: small white or red dots that resemble pimples. They’re not painful and rarely itch, but can become inflamed.