Month: April 2016

Adult Acne and IBS – Transformation Tuesday

Introducing Carrie When Carrie, aged 30, visited Saks Kingshill her confidence was low due to adult acne and skin dehydration. Fortunately, Nicci, a Cosmedix skin care expert, was on hand to advise Carrie on the best route forward. Carrie was also suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) a common and long-term problem with the digestive system. She has a pretty average diet with some high fat and processed foods, good levels of water consumption but Carrie is not sure what foods trigger her IBS symptoms. Suffering from such low self-esteem and unable to leave the house without full makeup...

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Lengthen Your Limbs With These 13 Incredible Yoga Poses

Wonderful Yoga! Yoga is an ancient discipline all the way from India and can have different evolving meanings for different kinds of people. Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ Yoga means union and so is not just a physical exercise, it also includes meditation and breathing exercises which can improve both health and happiness. Yoga poses benefits When most people think of Yoga they imagine lots of twisting and turning,  and, whilst stretching is certainly involved, yoga is more about creating balance through developing both strength and flexibility which is achieved through performance of poses and postures. Each pose...

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Lavender – Aromatherapy Focus

Invoking memories of a beautiful spring morning, perhaps a holiday on the continent even your Granny’s garden, Lavender is one of the most used and distinct essential oils available. There are two main types of Lavender oil: Lavender flower oil which is grown at a high altitude and has a sweet floral aroma and then Lavender Spike Oil which is grown on lower ground and has more of a spicy aroma. Usually the flower oil is used more in skin remedies and calming aromatherapy whereas spike oil is used in soap and fragrance blends. As well as looking beautiful Lavender in...

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Premature ageing – Transformation Tuesday

Introducing Tina Tina was looking for ways of improving both the feel and look of her skin when she decided to visit skin therapist Nicci at Saks Kingshill. At 42 years old it seemed that Tina’s skin was suffering from signs of premature aging. It was blotchy and sallow with an uneven tone and wrinkles along with other common skin complaints such as dry, oiliness and occasional breakouts – Tina needed some expert advice. Skin therapist Nicci quickly established that Tina was showing signs of premature aging and – although in good health – great skin comes from within,...

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Avocado – Superfood Focus

Avocados are one of the most fashionable of the superfoods, with good reason. Originally native to Mexico  and other parts of  Central America they are now grown all over the world. The avocado is actually a large berry which contains a single seed and can also be known as an alligator pear. So we all know avocados are delicious but what are the health benefits? Well to begin with they offer nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals in every serving, including B vitamins which help your body fight off diseases and infections. Avocados also contain the nutrients Lutein and...

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