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Aromatherapy oils and their benefits

Where does aromatherapy oil come from? Aromatherapy oils are produced by deriving natural oils from different parts of plants. During this process, steam is used to break down the plant cells that carry the oil. The oil and steam are moved to a cooling chamber, where they are separated, resulting in the capture of specific essential oils. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from and...

Keep your skin glowing during the winter months

As soon as temperatures and humidity levels plummet, our skin dries out as well. That is why our skin is normally drier during the winter season. With winter just around the corner, our skin cells rejuvenates slower, which causes a buildup as our circulation also gets more sluggish. Our skin becomes dehydrated, losing its flexibility and it could even become cracked, scaly and sometimes also itchy. Before you know...

How stress effects your skin

Stress is part of our everyday lifestyle, that is a given. But did you know that stress can also have an effect on your skin? It causes a chemical response in your body and that is why your skin sometimes becomes more sensitive and reactive during stressful times. With stress, your body produces cortisol, causing your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. This can make it hard for your skin problem to heal. Stress...

A new start in 2014!

It’s the beginning of 2014 so here’s a few tips to end those bad habits and start the New Year looking good and feeling GREAT!!!! Do It Yourself Detox: Kiwi and Grape Fruit Juice Recipe Mix 225 grams kiwi fruits with 70 grams grapefruit and 60 ml of water, until the drink is smooth. Both kiwis and grapefruits are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, as well as high in fibre, which theoretically helps clear the...

Pigmentation

You may not have deep frown lines or crow’s feet, but if you feel like you are ageing, chances are that it is thanks to uneven skin tone. Now, we’re not talking a sweet smidgen of freckles over your nose, but the bigger, uneven brown patches on the face, hands, décolletage and shoulder areas. These ageing dark spots are known as pigmentation. Pigmentation means coloring. Your skin gets its colour from a pigment...

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