DIY Facial Oils for a Radiant Glow

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I love a good oil made with beneficial essential oils for the fab results you get and the luxurious and calming feeling of putting it on at night. I am way more likely to spend more time on my skin with the application of an oil rather than a moisturiser or balm. You really feel like massaging the skin and that is a little bit of pampering in itself, especially as a night time ritual when you have time. I have found that massaging the skin is really great for the lymphatic drainage and also the muscle tone of your facial features over time. It has been proven to improve circulation and even prevent wrinkles. Well at least delay the ageing process anyway! That explains when you go for a facial, they always massage your face. Its also a relaxing and nourishing ritual. Just use circular motions and use upward sweeping motions to enjoy the rewards and gain optimum results when using your facial oil. Another great reason to try these is that they are all natural and cheap to make! read more

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Eat and Drink Your Way to Clear Skin!

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Hi Everyone,

If you happened to read my last blog post on Superfoods, you will know that I have started taking steps to improve my inner health and thus, outer beauty. I have been feeling very sluggish up until recently and I realise that I need to work on my health and food intake. My skin has improved a lot since I have switched up my eating habits. Drinking lots of water has helped too. I actually find it hard to drink lots of water but I have started infusing my water with various fruits in order to give it a bit of taste so its not so bland. I have also started using an app called Waterminder that reminds me exactly when I need to drink a glass of water throughout the day, so that helps! You can download it for free so if its not working for you then its no worries. To be honest I don’t always stick to it but it is good to have some sort of reminder. Anyway, the aim is to drink 8 glasses a day. What I’m doing is leaving a jug of infused water with cucumber, lemon or berries and a glass beside it on the kitchen table and every time I pass there to go into another room, I try and have a small glass. Actually it really works so far! read more

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Superfoods List – Boost your Inner Health and Outer Beauty

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Superfoods are nutritious, often delicious and are truly beneficial to your health and beauty. Getting to know them, you will easily be able to incorporate them into your daily routine. They can be added to your regular meals as a way to enhance your health, wellbeing and body. It is also possible to include by the use of a food supplement, if necessary. Please note that if you are pregnant or on medication of any kind, you will need to check with your doctor before including these. This is a list of superfoods, in alphabetical order to keep on file and get to know, if you are keen to add these into your diet. It includes a description of the benefits, attributes and daily intake recommend as well as any extra things to note. I need as much of a boost as I can get as I am feeling pretty lousy at the moment and really need to kickstart my health and wellness journey so here goes! read more

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Beauty Balm and Bath Bombs – Make your Own!

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This Beauty balm is an absolute skin saviour and will make your skin feel so nourished and cleansed. I love the feel of it and the application is a lovely bit of pampering for a tired face. This DIY balm is infused with essential oils and Shea butter to help retain moisture and leave it soft and supple with a healthy glow. It really is a fantastic all-rounder and everyone should have this in their bathroom cupboard. It can be used to exfoliate, cleanse, moisturise, fix cuticles and tame brows. Moroccan Argan oil has wonderful benefits for your skin hair and nails and Rosehip oil improves skin tone and detoxes the skin. It is full of anti-oxidants and when all of these are put together they work as a superb skin reviver. This recipe is from the Beauty Book by NYRO. Here is a link if you are interested in purchasing the book. read more

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Honey, DIY Skincare & Saving the Bees

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Did you know that every third mouthful of food we eat has been pollinated by bees? They are truly remarkable creatures and without them, the human race would be extinct! They are responsible for pollinating around 85 percent of the worlds food crops. Another fantastic thing about them is that they produce honey, wax and propolis. They have many uses and one of the main uses is for skincare. Humans have been using honey to heal the skin for thousands of years. Honey, wax and propolis have been used for their antiseptic and moisturising properties. They are a well known beauty staple and a great skin conditioner. Honey can be used to heal wounds and treat various skin conditions. read more

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