Here it is Summer Time! and what doe’s it call for! shorts, skimpy skirts, swimsuits and bikini’s and if you’re anything like me we all know how dreadful it can be when we look down and all you see is dimple, dimples and more dimples! I found the easiest way to reduce cellulite permanently is by using my Derma Roller.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is something many of us may suffer from through weight gain in their life. Cellulite is an unevenness of the layer of fat beneath the skin, underlying fat deposits begin to push through the layers of collagen fibres and connective tissue under the skin (often in the buttock, stomach & thigh area) so unless you are a man or a female body builder there’s no getting away from it!
Temporary & Permanent Solutions to get rid of Cellulite
Dry Body Brushing: Is one of the oldest methods to get rid of cellulite quickly. It helps smooth the dimply areas of the body, thighs in particular by reducing water retention. It can also help with lymphatic drainage and shift those fat deposits if used regularly. See my post on Guide to Dry Brushing here!
Firming Body Lotions: Look for an iridescent finish that will reflect the light off your problem areas. If you don’t want to invest in expensive firming creams you can create your own by using your regular firming cream and adding highlighter or illuminator to it, preferably liquid!
Opting for Fake Tan: When look for fake tan lotions or mousse, go for the caramel or olive toned as they will compliment your skin tone better than the orange ones, who wants to look like oompa loompa! My recommendation is Skinny Tan, it smells absolutely gorgeous and you can build it up gradually, plus they have every thing you need on their site.
Derma Roller: ADerma Roller Kit is what you should invest in. It is a roller with microneedles that will bring collagen back up to the surface of the skin.
Regular use (twice a week) will thicken the skin that will make it harder for fat to protrude resulting in a less ‘orange peeled’ effect. If you are going to invest in a firming lotion then the Derma Roller will improve the absorption by 400%
CoQ10 is a relatively newcomer to the skincare industry also known as Coenzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone an enzyme that is produced naturally within the body, found in every cell and tissue.
It’s well known within the Health Industry and has been researched extensively to be of great value for our well-being for it’s high anti-oxidant content which helps in neutralising harmful Free Radicals the enemies of Collagen and Elastin!
Under perfect conditions we produce enough CoQ10 with our body but various factors such as aging, stress and some medications and over time can deplete our reserves and our cells ability to regenerate and withstand stress decline.
Using CoQ10 Serum to Benefit your Skin
Unfortunately as we said CoQ10 production tapers off as we age, as a result cells lose their efficiency (Energy Production) and protecting capacity (Anti-oxidant Power) which are important for health young looking skin.
So what can you do about declining CoQ10 in the body? You can use Supplements both internally and externally in the form of Serums.
5 Ways CoQ10 Benefits the Skin
It Energises – Energy needed to repair damage and make sure skin cells are healthy
It Protects – Against Photo-aging that means premature aging due to over exposing the skin to the sun
It Rejuvenates – Skin by stimulating skin cell activity
It Stimulates – Collagen Production
It is a potent anti-oxidant –that acts against oxidative damage
Our Natural Extraction Professional Formula is formulated with natural plants by means of fermentation, concentrating and refining, it can react with Free Radicals in the skin cells and work with our Derma Roller to achieve fabulous results! It will help increase skin’s moisture content, slow down collagen loss, enhance skin’s brightness and reduce fine lines, leaving the skin more Elastic Fantastic!
Want bigger lips naturally? Get yourself a dermaroller.
MAKE SURE you use 0.5mm for best results, anything larger can be damaging.
And ALWAYS ALWAYS sanitize your needles before and after use. Using needles without sanitizing can lead to infections!
First apply a serum. I like to use straight up Hyaluronic Acid. It’s a gel like water holding molecule that is the space filler & cushioning agent found in all mammals joints and skin. It improves hydration in the skin and stimulates the production of collagen.
Stretch your lips so that the needles get right in there. Roll vertically, horizontally and diagonally until you’ve rolled all over.
Results won’t happen overnight.. Be patient and do them twice a month or before a big night out.
Microneedling creates tiny “injuries” in your skin thus creating your natural defences to waken up and create more collagen. Creating pillowy plump lips
Anti-Aging Essential oils applied to the skin has the ability to stimulate natural healing and regeneration of the epidermis. For a beautiful skin without wrinkles, we can confidently use essential oils whose benefits will help the skin to maintain a youthful appearance.
Argan oil is an important factor in every woman’s skin care ritual. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids that helps restore skin cells. Argan Essential Oil is very effective because it rejuvenates the skin and makes it firm and elastic. Due to the complex vitamin E, argan oil prevents dehydration and wrinkles. It also has antioxidant properties that let your skin breathe.
Avocado oil has many beneficial effects on the skin and treat wrinkles very well. Among the well-known properties are: hydration, reduce the appearance of age spots, heal sunburn and scars, reduces stretch marks. Wrinkles are visibly smoothed as avocado oil regenerates and rejuvenates the skin by increasing the production of collagen. It can be applied directly to skin or mixed with the skin care products
It looks daunting doesn’t it? like some sort of medieval torture weapon! I suppose the last thing you would think about in your skincare regime is running tiny needles over your face! With my love of Ancient Therapies did you know that ‘micro-needling’ has been used in China for centuries, not only did use they for beautiful skin but they also believed that it had a positive effect of the Qi (Chi) life energy of that person. While Western Medicine is finally catching up, Chinese Medicine has known this for centuries: that micro subcutaneous injuries to the Epidermis (most outer layer of the skin) stimulates new collagen growth and renew skin cells to produce smoother, healthier skin, it has now been scientifically proven, though it doesn’t account for the Qi .. give it time though!
It’s so hard to believe, charcoal toothpaste, turning your teeth black can actually make them whiter. Charcoal has been putting the beauty industry in a spin over the last couple of years, with charcoal toothpaste, facial scrubs, cleansers and facial masks all growing in popularity.
The benefits of charcoal toothpaste
Most people would admit that their teeth aren’t brilliant white, and would love Reasons for a brighter smile included wanting to look younger and boosting self-esteem.
With no added chemicals, charcoal toothpaste is a natural teeth whitener with antibacterial properties. It can help to brighten teeth by removing plaque and the stains caused by smoking and drinking tea, coffee and red wine. It can also give you a fresher feeling by removing the bacteria leaving them feeling squeaky clean and smooth.
Dry Brushing with Garshan Gloves is a wonderful treatment you can do at home as part of your shower or bath time routine. This type of dry brushing is an ancient Ayurvedic dry brushing massage known as Garshana. The Benefits of this practice is to stimulate the skin and lymphatic system, enhancing your blood circulation and a gentle release of toxins with the body. I have dry brushed for years but find that using a loofah or brush is too abrasive for me so found a better alternative using raw silk gloves and having knowledge as Massage Therapist I prefer then as have much more control of the strokes and circular motions needed for lymphatic drainage.
Witch Hazel, Cucumber, Aloe infused with Green Tea
This cooling and calming eye gel is perfect for the end of a heavy day in front of the computer screen, late nights or if you’re anything like me crying because I’ve just watched Watership Down again.. ooh that was apt ‘Bright Eyes’ burning like fire “yes they are!” now where is my favourite Eye Gel!
I chose these specific ingredients as I always have them in the house, and have been using Witch Hazel as a Toner since I was a Teenager as back then I did have problematic skin and would not use anything else but.. and now my Aloe is flourishing I thought I’d put him to good use as known for its soothing properties.
Settle in for a good soak, your own pamper night with bath bombs & essential oils, flower petals and a healthy fizz! That will leave you feeling invigorated and squeaky clean, restoring the pH balance of your skin. For the instance I’m using Lavender and Essential oils, but you can amp up your bath bomb with any oils or herbs. I will leave a list of variations you can use below.
Lavender Bath Bomb
5-6 Lavender Sprigs
1 tbsp. Citric Acid Powder
3 tbsp. Bicarbonate of Soda
10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
1 tsp of Plant Based Oil (Almond, Jojoba)
Biscuit Cutter or Mould
Heat the oven to 180 c. Once it has reached the temperature , turn off and place the Lavender Sprigs in the oven to dry for about 2 hours. When they are dry remove the flowers from the stalk and place to one side. For easy use its possible to buy already dried from your local hobby or online.
Next make sure your hands and the bowl you are using are totally dry otherwise the bicarbonate will start fizzing. In a glass bowl, mix the citric acid and bicarbonate together adding a few drops of lavender oil and 1 teaspoon of the lavender flowers, along with the almond oil or oil of your choice.
Place a biscuit cutter on top of a sheet of baking. Put the mixture into the biscuit cutter and press down with the back of a spoon.
The oil needs now needs to evaporate so the bomb can set to dry in a hard block.