Posts tagged natural beauty
Facial Acupuncture: How does it work?

Facial Acupuncture

Facial Acupuncture (also know as Cosmetic Acupuncture) has been said to be one of 2016's Top Beauty Trends. Many modern women are looking for more natural ways of maintaining healthy looking skin and staying away from the toxic botox injections and fillers so present in many female beauty regimes. 

How Does It Work?

Facial Acupuncture works by stimulating blood and nutrients to the skin of the face. The needles also help muscles to relax and tighten the skin, collagen is also boosted by making micro-wounds in the skin, which the body then heals, thus stimulating the collagen to be produced. You can get some minor bleeding at the site of the needles and occasionally a small bruise. As Facial Acupuncture is a whole body treatment other conditions such as headaches, sleep disorders, weight loss and many other conditions may also be treated. 

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Floating into the Abyss...

Last week I decided to try something new, I went for a floating session at Koan Float in Amsterdam. I was interested to experience the floating for myself and also to find out about the different health benefits from the Epsom salts and the floating session.

What is Floating?

It is just what it sounds like! You float effortlessly on the surface of the water in a floating capsule which is designed to reduce all stimuli (sound and light) to the brain. The water contains Epsom salts which enables your body to float. After a few minutes you are hardly able to notice which parts of your body are in contact with the water and which are not. The experience is very tranquil and relaxing. 

Benefits of Floating.

Floating is said to be beneficial for improving heart and circulatory health, flushing toxins from the body, relieving stress, improving nerve function and the body's ability to use insulin. It also it a great way to reduce stress, anxiety and for relaxing. It is also believed to increase the rate of healing in the body, alleviates pain, increases endorphin production and reduces the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline. 

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Phos Wellness: 21st Century Skin Care

Earlier this year I started using a new brand of skin care products by Phos Wellness . The 'Face Elixir Lipid' for combination skin has become my daily go to for a facial oil. It smells amazing and melts into the skin easily. My normally combination skin has transformed since starting to using these products. After moving from the humid climate of Bermuda to the dry European climate and central heating my skin was not happy. But now the dryness has resolved and is feeling less sensitive and inflamed.  I have also started using the skin products with my Facial Acupuncture clients with great results. I use the Face Elixir Lipid for combination skin with the Bio Recovery Gel  for my skin and the Eye Ozone around my eyes. Here is a bit more info about the products below. 

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Product Review: Veeda feminine products

I recently tried out a natural feminine hygiene brand Veeda. They offer women a more natural way of getting through their period, no synthetics, no chemicals, no dyes. The products come packaged in eco friendly recycled cardboard boxes and use 100% natural cotton to make the tampons and sanitary towels. The tampons come without an applicator which helps to reduce any damage on insertion and helps reduce environmental waste. 

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