5 Wrinkle Fighting Foods you must try - guest blog

5 Wrinkle Fighting Foods you must try

Overview

Every human being wants to maintain a young and smooth face free from wrinkles. To attain this goal, one has to feed on plenty of fruits and take about two liters of water every day. The skin being the largest part of the body gives a reflection of whom a person is. No one is comfortable with age spots and facial wrinkles, yet you have not reached that age. Eating healthy diets and avoiding junk foods is the main secret to a wrinkle-free and smooth skin. Fish is also an amazing diet that can enhance your skin to look beautiful. Causes of wrinkles on the skin may be due to age, chronic stress, lack of enough nutrients and excessive exposure to the sun, dust and impurities.

1. Berries

These sweet fruits pack more antioxidant punch than any other fruit or vegetable. Plenty of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries work well to help protect skin from damage that leads to wrinkles. 250ml of berries juice daily works the best. These fruits contain vitamin C, which helps to boost collagen formation to fight facial wrinkles. Blueberries are also loaded with vitamin E and also have the high concentration of anthocyanins and neutralizing enzymes that destroy connective tissue and by scavenging free radicals triggering age spots.

2. Green Tea

It is high on the list of skin-friendly beverages. Four cups before lunch can help in reduction of facial wrinkles. Green tea has a powerful compound called catching that is known to have extremely powerful antioxidants that essential for skin care regimen. Intake of green tea helps the skin pores to open, such that it can extract dirt and breathe in oxygen. This helps prevent skin cancer and reduce damages triggered by harmful UV rays to prevent the formation of age spots or wrinkles. Considering their well-documented antioxidant and ant-inflammatory activities, green tea is likely to slow down the development of premature aging signs. It is useful to incorporate green tea to your skin maintenance routine to possibly slow down skin aging process.

3. Tomatoes

Tomato is the most commonly used ingredient during food preparation. It is widely known for the sweet taste and aroma in food. It also has additional benefits not known by many since it has a skin care compound that fights facial wrinkles and age spots. Tomatoes contain lycopene that can neutralize the harmful effects of UV light which damage the skim. Daily intake of 5 spoons of tomato mixed with olive oil protects sunburn by 33%. They help towards the achievement of a youthful age spot free skin. Your daily intake of tomatoes can increase your natural skin protection and maintain a skin free from wrinkles. Good skin free from age spots and facial wrinkles rely on an adequate supply of nutrients found in tomato. Tomato mixed with cucumber come with a natural sunscreen that soothes the skin and reduces the facial wrinkles.

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Forever living by Julie-Ann Hunter in Norfolk

The many benefits of Aloe Vera

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Until recently when I joined Forever Living,I hadn’t realised the many versatilities that the Aloe Vera plant has and that it’s a member of the lily and onion family. I’ve used it in many different ways over the years and even taking it in Forever Living products. But there’s so much more to know about this marvellous plant and how it can affect not only us humans, but can indeed help our four legged friends.

Many of us will have the Aloe Vera plant in our houses and would maybe know it as ‘the miracle plant’. It’s not what I would call a particularly pretty plant, almost cactus like with fleshy thorny leaves, but it is very hardly and will stay moist where other plants will eventually wither and die.

It’s incredible to think that there are around 400 species of Aloe but the true Aloe Vera is Aloe Barbadensis Miller which is widely used for its medicinal properties.

This plant when it is fully grown stands between 60–90cm high with the mature leaf weighing 1.5-2kg and measuring 7-10cm across at its base.

It is the lower leaf that is used for medicinal purposes. When the leaf is sliced open the gel can be applied directly onto any affected areas of skin. The leaves and the seads are the two edible parts of the Aloe Vera plant.

It’s so versatile it can be used in and for anything. I love the Forever Living products for this very reason. They may be a bit more expensive than some other products, but with Forever Living, because of its long standing reputation and for the length of time this company has been in business you know that you can guarantee that you will be purchasing the best product that money can buy.

Forever Living is all about the health and wellbeing of our family, friends and our four legged friends as there is something for everyone to keep us healthy, fit and looking good.

Although Forever Living has been trading for over 35 years it’s still an expanding business with lots of growth potential. The beauty about this company is that it enables you to start your own profitable business and it

gives you the freedom and flexibility to choose where and when you want to work, no overheads and very minimal costs. You can even run it alongside an existing business, which is what I am doing, and it’s proving to be one of the best decisions I ever made.

It’s basically a win win business opportunity, with scope to earn as much as you desire. You can even take it one step further and recruit others into your team, you will be able mentor them and help them achieve success and encourage them grow their own business.

Written by Julie-Ann Hunter at Professional beauty academy 


5 Juicy Fruits for Clear and Fresh Skin guest blog by Vaileria Dennis

5 Juicy Fruits for Clear and Fresh Skin

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Overview

Drinking juices from fruits or vegetables is a great investment for people with the dull complexion to get a natural clear skin. Other than leaving you with a natural glow, juicy fruits can help alleviate symptoms of chronic skin conditions and eliminate toxins from your body. If you are prone to acne and other aggravated skin issues, you should learn how to detox your body using powerful, juicy fruits. It’s worth noting that veggies combined with fruits serve as potent detoxifiers that can help you succeed in your quest for a flawless skin.

Here are 5 juicy fruit ingredients you should incorporate into your daily diet to boost your beauty:

1. Carrots

Carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which comes in the form of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that prevents degeneration of cells, helping to slow aging and maintain a youthful look. Vitamin A contributes to support tissue growth while improving the health of your eyesight, bones and teeth. Carrots also contain a healthy amount of vitamin C, which is essential in the production of collagen. Collagen levels in your skin determine elasticity, prevent wrinkles and slow aging signs. Potassium in carrots plays a significant role in the growth of new skin cells and helps in the maintenance of electrolyte balance to reduce acne and blemishes while curing scars and dark spots on your skin. Lastly, carrots have detoxifying properties that assist in the elimination of toxins from your liver that can cause dull complexion or acne formation on your face.

2. Beets

Beets come with essential nutrients that have been scientifically proven to be useful for a naturally glowing skin. Beets help to cleanse your liver and blood. Due to their powerful and potent properties, it is never advisable to use an entire beet in a single juice formula. You shouldn’t drink liquids containing beets if you have kidney stones. Beets are anti-inflammatory veggies loaded with niacin, iron, potassium, copper, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, zinc and folic acid. All these ingredients are essential in giving you a natural clearer skin.

3. Lemons

Lemons fall under the citrus fruit family that has been in use since the tradition as food as well as medicine. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, B vitamins, and citric acid. To reduce dull complexion and yield a clearer and healthier skin, lemon juice helps to purify your blood, cleanses kidneys and assists elimination of toxic compounds from your body. Vitamin C in lemons has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that fight free radicals that contribute to cell damage.

4. Apples

Looking for a fantastic juice for a natural glowing skin? Think of apple juice. Apples are rich in antioxidants that help slow early signs of aging, including under eye fine lines and wrinkles. Also, drinking apple juice on a regular basis is an excellent way to get your skin soft and radiant. Other than making your skin clearer, apple juice also improves your immune system, which is essential in fighting common health problems. There is mounting evidence that juices from apples and other fruits contain compounds that have the potential to prevent various types of cancers including skin cancer.

5. Grapes

Grapes come with many health benefits for your body, skin and hair. They are high in nutritional value as well as in beauty. Grape juice promotes the production of nitric oxide that ensures flexibility of blood vessels essential for the supply of oxygen and nutrients to all body parts including your skin. Grapes are also loaded with antioxidants for fighting free radicals that cause cell damage. These antioxidants also ensure that your skin remains youthful and healthy while delaying the signs of aging. Also, grape juice acts as a natural solution for children and infants experiencing digestion related issues or constipation. By improving the function of internal organs, grape juices results to a natural clearer skin.

Conclusion

If you have tried various means to brighten your complexion without success, you should turn to fruit juices, and you will be amazed by the outcome. The good thing about juicing for clearer skin is that you will also reap a host of other benefits for your overall wellbeing. They are natural and free of toxic compounds that can exacerbate your already compromised skin condition. The above 5 fruit juices will ensure that your skin stays radiant and well-nourished for a brighter complexion. Drink them along with your meals and your skin will forever be thankful!

Reference:

http://urbannaturale.com/10-fruits-and-veggies-which-help-to-improve-your-natural-beauty/

http://www.motherearthliving.com/real-beauty/natural-remedies-for-healthy-nourished-skin.aspx

http://www.coolhealthyrecipes.com/top-5-natural-cleansers-for-fresh-glowing-skin/

Author Bio:

Vaileria Dennis is a Beauty writer. She has written various articles on Beauty and Skincare. She is an independent researcher on Solvaderm daily routine. Vaileria has a bachelor’s in Health and Skin care from California State University. Connect with Vaileria on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

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Sugaring for hair removal by Toni at Waxed Works in Norwich

What is sugaring?

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Sugaring is one of the oldest recorded methods of hair removal, dating back to the Egyptian times and it appears that it may be about to have a revival!

Hair removal sugar is simply sugar, water and lemon juice, cooked together until the perfect consistency has been achieved, it is then left to cool and is ready to use. It can be made at home but is so affordable from sugaring manufacturers and specialist salons that I wouldn’t bother risking sugar burns and mess, and that’s before you consider what an incredibly hard technique it is to master.

The benefits of sugaring is that it is 100% natural so is perfect for clients with allergies (although these are fairly uncommon), it is used at body temperature so there is no risk of client discomfort due to skin sensitivity; from our experience, it appears to be less uncomfortable than other forms of hair removal and finally sugar is water soluble, so it is easier to keep your client and salon clean.Read more


Solution for Scars

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PLASTIC SURGEON TURNS BACK ON SILICONE, SEES FUTURE IN ANCIENT TEA LEAVES

World First: New Studies Shows Effectiveness of Natural Substance Scientifically Verified to SHRINK Scars

Manchester, UK – XX June 2015It would be unusual to encounter surgeons; whose tools to help our skin recover from wounds and incisions have long involved high-tech sutures, pristine needlework, lasers and topical silicone gels; waxing lyrical about the properties of ancient medicinal treatments going back millennia. Yet one of the UK’s leading plastic surgeons and an internationally acclaimed wound healing scientist are doing just that: having proven for the first time ever the unique power of one particular natural ingredient in reducing the appearance of scars. This is significant as most of the currently available gels and oils that have been prescribed for decades, have limited scientific basis for their use.

By thoroughly investigating the properties of an ancient remedy, one of Britain’s foremost plastic surgeons alongside one of the world’s most published wound healing scientists have revealed a scientifically proven product for treating scars – and surprisingly, it’s completely natural. Whilst green tea has been consumed in the Far East for generations and is traditionally recommended for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, a specific active green tea extract identified by their study has been proven to actually shrink scars. It is now one of the active ingredients in Solution for Scars (www.scienceofskin.com/solutionforscars) a brand new over-the-counter product launching this month.

The ground breaking research led by scientist Dr Ardeshir Bayat, in collaboration with Mr Douglas McGeorge, a former President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), has demonstrated that this particular active form of green tea extract allows a completely different approach to scar management. Rather than using the usual products available to coat and protect an already-formed scar, the team identified that active green tea’s unique properties start working effectively from early on. Thereby, the active extract addresses both the initial redness and irritation, as well as helping radically change the course of scar development.

Once a wound is closed, the body naturally enters into an inflammatory phase. The skin can become dry, itchy and uncomfortable. Available scar treatments have historically provided mainly inert silicone-based formulations, with little scientifically proven data behind them. They only offer temporary relief, by sitting on the upper layer of the skin, acting as a barrier and trapping moisture. Most contain no active ingredients. A new evidence-based study, published this month in the Archives of Dermatological Research on the role of topical treatments and dressings in the management of scarring,* has reviewed the lack of data, and summarised concisely the ineffectiveness of some of these current treatments.

Designed to be applied as soon as the wound is closed, Solution for Scars starts actively reducing irritable skin by immediately controlling the irritation and redness, enhancing the skin’s reparative response and thus already minimising the appearance of the scar as it begins to develop. It has a direct effect on the progression of the scar and promotes healthier recovery as the skin can heal without interference from constant itching and uncomfortable symptoms, resulting in a scar that appears smoother and less visible.

As an international expert in Keloid scarring (an invasive, aggressive and recurrent scar type) and one of the most published clinician scientists worldwide on the topic of wound healing in human skin, Dr

Ardeshir Bayat wanted to find a solution that combined the best that science and nature could offer. He explains:

Although the inclusion of green tea may seem common, it’s an ingredient made up of many different compounds. We’ve been developing the research into various individual components of green tea and, following exhaustive experimentation; we identified a particular extract, which is the key active ingredient in our effective formula Solution for ScarsTM. In contrast to the treatment options on the market, our formula induces a completely new outcome for the appearance of scars. This promotion of early intervention has been proven to change the course of scar formation, a concept that has not been contemplated previously.”

Douglas McGeorge, one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeons in the UK and who worked in close collaboration with Dr Bayat in this research, had also noticed a lack of effective products on offer to patients after surgery. He explains:

“Patients could be treated by the world’s best surgeon yet most will focus on the visible aspect of lasting scars. Marketing constantly bombards people with the dream of having ‘perfect skin’ and the look of conspicuous scars is undesirable. As well as producing the must-have product for the bathroom cabinet, our research has been directed to help surgeons provide the best aftercare treatments possible; to enhance the effects of their work! Solution for Scars™ provides a better outcome both symptomatically and visibly. As it’s based on naturally occurring actives, it’s affordable to everyone – as suitable to breast augmentation or facelift patients, as it is to children’s scraped knees.”

Dr Ardeshir Bayat, who has given more than 450 presentations worldwide on the topic of wound repair and regeneration and published in excess of 390 original papers, reviews, scientific abstracts and book chapters, is an active member of the American Wound Healing and the European Tissue Repair Societies. He concludes:

“Our research has broken the mould when it comes to effective products to make a significant difference in the successful management of scarring. Solution for Scars™ works differently and far more effectively than some of the existing products on the market. Solid scientific research and harnessing the very best that nature can offer underpins all of our product development – and we now have the scientific evidence to back it up.”

The product, which is fragrance and paraben free, also includes microalgae and seawater minerals to keep skin hydrated and moisturised.

Solution for Scars is available via www.scienceofskin.com/solutionforscars priced at £18.99 for 30ml. For press enquiries please contact Kate Chaundy on 0207 250 4750 / kchaundy@caciquepr.com

*http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00403-015-1572-0

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About Science of Skin

Science of Skin Ltd (www.scienceofskin.com) was founded by consultant plastic surgeon Douglas McGeorge and academic skin biologist Dr Ardeshir Bayat in order to provide innovative solutions for family skin health. Combining the most ground-breaking ingredients from science and nature into effective skin treatments that safely helping to heal, soothe and repair skin.

 


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Massage in North Norfolk - Holt, Cromer area by Gem Fisher

Hi there I’m Gem Fisher from Natural Way Therapies in North Norfolk - Elizabeth has kindly allowed me to be a guest blogger on her site so I can introduce myself to all you lovely ladies, I live in Cromer with my husband, our four children and our two dogs, Cromer is a lovely place to live this time of year as you can imagine with a lot of time spent enjoying the lovely beach with children and dogs a like, I find the water really fills me with a sense of peace and balance.

I’m a Clinical Aromatherapist and I also teach Hypnosis for childbirth, I generally work in north Norfolk around the Holt and Cromer area, I like to be flexible and work both in therapy rooms around the area or travel to ladies homes, I also enjoy doing the odd pamper party ( I generally don’t have male clients as I work alone). I love making people happy and it’s really rewarding when I can literally see the stress fall off them as I work with them, it always makes me smile when I come away from giving a treatment just as relaxed as the person receiving it. I work in a very holistic way taking into consideration my clients life as a whole,  the environment, our thinking and the very way we use  our body eg. posture, breathing techniques and even our thought processes can really influences our health and can have either a positive or negative effect, both physically and mentally, so I really try and take all factors into account when I’m treating people.

I use Aromatherapy to help people with many stress related health issues, Anxiety being a prime example as this causes so much stress on the body it creates a whole host of illnesses. I have been thinking lately I’d like to extend my reach to the Norwich area, I have looked into the possibility of seeing clients at the complementary health clinic and Elizabeth has asked me if I’d like to come and massage at one of her pamper parties, which I’d be delighted to as soon as we can sync up some dates, I can offer 1/2 hr neck & shoulder, aromatherapy facials, face & scalp massage, 1 hr full body or even a nice foot and leg massage as a treat. I charge £20 for a half hour or £40 for the full.

If you would like to contact me to book a treatment or discuss any queries you can do so on 07826595011. I look forward to speaking to you all soon.

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Natural Eyelashes with Latisse from Medica Depot

Natural Eyelashes with Latisse

Every woman cherishes her natural appearance. In search for beauty and extravagance, we are always prepared to go a step further and do whatever it needs to remain attractive. As strange as it sounds, it is something that defines us. Our appearance and looks are something that gives us confidence in tough situations, allowing us to overcome even the biggest obstacles in our way. So, it comes as a no surprise that we will feel bad if that beauty is disturbed in any way. As hard as we try, there are certain situations that we can’t control. There are certain diseases and conditions that can negatively affect us. One such issue is Hypotrichosis.

This disease affects our hair and especially eyelashes. It can make it brittle and thin and it can eventually lead to complete loss of hair. Hypotrichosis appears after childhood. In this period of life, lighter, vellus hair cannot be replaced by darker, terminal hair because of this disease. In some cases, it can even lead to baldness. Sometimes, this condition can be caused by HallermannStreiff syndrome.Read more


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What is Semi-permanent make-up and what to expect at your appointments by Kendall Jarrett

Semi Permanent Make Up for brows

Semi Permanent Make Up is an up and coming treatment in the UK which has been around for many years but has most recently been made public with celebrities such as TOWIE members and bigger celebs alike.
It is a process of implanting pigment which is hypo-allergenic which the body can break down over time, hence the 'semi permanent' part.
The treatment consists of two stages. The first stage is where we discuss your medical history, consultation of what you are looking to achieve and the desired shape is discussed and drawn out with a brow pencil. We measure where your brow should start, arch and finish. Which is measured in detail to the shape and size of your face.
Once you are happy with the drawing we then discuss colours and end goal.
I specialise in a 'natural hair stroke' so that is many small and precise strokes with a needle to look like a natural hair flow.
Once the drawing, size, shape and colour is agreed the first past begins.
It only takes around 20-30 minutes for the first session with the tattooing.
It is only implanted 2mm into the layer of the skin so there isn't a much pain as a normal tattoo.
I can use topical anaesthetics to relive some of the discomfort before and during the procedure.

Once the first session is complete you then have to wait for the healing to being. Which takes up to 4-6 weeks. So you can not have your second session before this time.
In the photos I have put some before, immediately after, 4 weeks later ready for the top up and finished brow photos so you can understand why you need two sessions.
The second session is booked in after the first session and is to 'top up' the pigment colour, perfect any colour loss of change in shape due to scabbing and pigment loss.
The second procedure only takes 10-15 minutes. Once this is completed you are then left with beautiful defined brows for 12-18 months. As we recommend to come back annually to keep the brows looking dark and defined.

After care depends individually, it is advised to keep the brows dry, and only moisturise with a Vaseline once a day to keep hard scabs at bay.

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Guest Blog - Honeymoon in Vietnam Week 3

Our third and final week started with us flying to Hanoi from Hue. We flew with Vietnam Air and it only cost £100 for the three of us, seemed so cheap that we couldn't refuse really, not when the alternative was £40 for a 14 hour train journey anyway!

Hue airport is tiny, but everything ran perfectly on time and the planes were similar to what you'd expect from one of the budget airlines back home, it was comfortable enough and a short enough flight that there was no time to get bored!

Hanoi airport is quite a way outside of the city though, so it's quite a pricey taxi ride from the airport to the old quarter (cost us around £14) and takes around an hour with all the traffic. We were staying in a hotel in the Old Quarter of Vietnam, it's a quaint little part of the city full of old buildings and a catholic cathedral, all surrounding a big lake. It's as pretty as it is busy, people everywhere, street sellers everywhere and a pavement is just somewhere to park a motorcycle!

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waxing in Norwich

Everyone else is doing it so why aren’t you? by Waxed Works

Everyone else is doing it so why aren’t you?

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So, you’ve talked to your friends and inevitably watched the dreaded You-Tube clips!

You’re only one step away from finally getting your first Hollywood wax! But how much do you really know about intimate waxing and how do you find the best salon and therapist?

Firstly, know what you want. Terminology can vary from salon to salon but generally, a Hollywood wax is all hair removed from the intimate area and should include between the bum cheeks. A Brazilian is the same but a small amount of hair is left on the pubic mound, usually a thin strip or small triangle.

Secondly, find a salon. Personal recommendation is one of the best ways to find a good salon so ask your friends or colleagues. If this is a little too awkward, google reviews can be very useful to help sort the good from the bad, also the quality and content of the salons website can speak volumes. If you can, find a salon or therapist that specialises in intimate waxing as they will be more experienced and practised in that specific treatment, after all, you don’t want to put your most delicate bits in the hands of just anyone!

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