OUR BEAUTY BLOG
November 13, 2018
They call it beauty sleep for a reason; without enough sleep you just don’t look or feel yourself. If your morning face is starting to look a bit tired and emotional, try these tips for a better night’s sleep. Set A Regular Bedtime. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. That includes weekends, days off, holidays and duvet days. Getting up and going to bed at a consistent time lulls your body into a regular sleep cycle which promotes better quality sleep. If you struggle to doze off, after 15 minutes, get up and do something…but nothing too stimulating. Eat Right for Good Sleep. Don’t go to bed feeling stuffed after a big meal, or so hungry that your tummy is rumbling. Avoid drinking too much before bed as you might find yourself waking up needing to go to the bathroom! Avoid Stimulants. Some people can get away with nicotine, caffeine and alcohol before bed, but many of us are sensitive to these stimulants. Nicotine and caffeine can take hours to get out of your system – and alcohol might make you drowsy at first but you’ll pay the price with a broken night’s sleep. Design Your Own Bedtime Ritual. Do the same things each night and your body will get used to the idea that it’s time to slow down ready for bed. Do whatever works for you; it could be a warm bath or shower, a good book, or listening to music. Try to avoid phones, TV or tablets before bed as screen time close to bedtime has been shown to interfere with sleep. Sweet dreams!
May 2, 2018
Why you shouldn’t neglect yourself
Yes, we know that it’s just easier sometimes to give in, let your own needs slide and forget the little things that we enjoy when life gets busy. When we’re overwhelmed, taking time out to do something fun seems frivolous and like a luxury. Stop and think about it the next time you’re tempted to work through lunch instead of making your gym or hair appointment though; self-care actually makes you more productive and less stressed.
OUR BEAUTY BLOG
November 13, 2017
It takes around 30 days for your skin cells to go through a full life cycle. Technically, you could say that you get a new face every four weeks – how great does that sound?
In the 30 days of your skin cells’ life, you probably put them through a lot. Make-up, environmental toxins and chemicals, dirt and pollution can all build up on your skin if you’re not careful, leading to dull looking skin, clogged pores and more.
Investing in skincare, which includes a professional facial every month to keep your skin in tip top condition, is one thing you can do to look after your new skin cells throughout their life cycle and keep your skin looking fresh, vibrant and clean.
Why do you need a monthly facial?
Getting a facial has some amazing benefits for your skin that you might not even have thought of. This is why women who DO can look so glowing and radiant (without Photoshop).
The massage involved in a good quality professional facial will give the blood circulation in your face a boost, turbo-charging your skin cell renewal and giving your skin a lovely oxygenated glow.
Get rid of that built up dirt and oil with a professional facial…an esthetician has the tools and the products to really give your pores a deep clean. A regular facial can give you better results than any over the counter beauty products could. If you have a problem with blackheads or blocked pores, they can extract them for you and leave your skin clean and refreshed.
We all know that we should exfoliate our skin regularly but how often do we honestly do this at home, and how much time do we spend on it? Giving the job to a professional, using products picked just for our skin’s needs means we get a deep cleanse and exfoliation which can smooth the skin, improve hydration and even out skin tone.
Stay looking younger! Massage and exfoliation work together to help reduce the visible signs of aging like fine lines and age spots. Professional skincare products containing antioxidants can help to improve your skin’s condition, leaving skin looking healthier, smoother and more radiant.
In between facial skincare fixes
Although it would be nice to have spa facials three times a week, in reality most of us don’t have that luxury. There are things you can do at home to prolong the benefits of your facial, support your skin and make sure that you’re getting the best return on your skin investment.
What are you waiting for – get your skincare routine in place and your facial booked for your next new face!