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    Our choice of body care products can have a significant impact on our health and the environment. With so many toxins in face, hair and beauty products, we need to be vigilant. Stay informed, and stay beautiful… naturally.

    Natural Solutions to Varicose Veins

    By |April 23rd, 2024|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: |

    Although not generally life-threatening, varicose veins can be likened to a challenging journey: lengthy, tortuous, painful, and sometimes unsightly. Varicose veins are essentially twisted, widened veins with incompetent valves, and while they are a long-term issue, symptoms can be intermittent.

    Ageing – choice or chance?

    By |March 20th, 2024|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: |

    Ageing is any change in an organism over time - a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Reaction time may slow with age, while knowledge of world events and wisdom may expand. Research shows that even late in life potential exists for physical, mental and social growth and development.

    I Love Grape Seed Oil

    By |October 12th, 2023|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: , |

    Do you spit out grape seeds (in a genteel way, of course), or select seedless grapes? It’s time we realised how truly valuable these little powerhouses are! Grape seeds are packed with polyunsaturated fats and antioxidants such as vitamin E. Grape seed oil is great for skin care, and an excellent and versatile cooking oil. It is essential that you use cold, expeller pressed (unrefined and not chemically extracted) grape seed oil to reap nutritional and cosmetic benefits.

    Nails Indicate Health Status

    By |September 19th, 2023|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: |

    Nails are often referred to as the ‘barometer of overall health’. Everything one sees on the outside of the body is a reflection of something going on inside. The significance of nails as indicators of health status has been recognised as early as the 5th century B.C. when Hippocrates first described clubbing (a deformity of the nails) as a symptom of disease.

    Post-Sun Skin Savers

    By |September 10th, 2022|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: , , |

    Summer has arrived in its full glory, but long, sunny summer days and outdoor activities can leave your skin dry, scarred, spotted and pigmented. Try these natural tips to prevent and soothe sun-damaged skin.

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    Sort Out Your Skin Stress

    By |December 27th, 2021|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: , |

    Every year, one in four of us will seek treatment for a chronic skin complaint such as eczema, psoriasis, acne or rosacea, but many holistic health experts believe that addressing common symptoms such as inflammation, redness and scaly skin won’t solve the problem. A good integrative practitioner will look at everything from kidney and liver health to gut function when treating skin complaints.

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    Natural Solutions for Acne

    By |October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: , , , , , , , |

    80% of us will experience acne at some point in our life, but for some the psychological impact can be more severe than the condition itself. Acutane, synthetic hormones and antibiotics are not benign drugs and come with side effects and risks – there are alternative effective options.

    Beware of Toxic Skin Care Products

    By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: , , , |

    The skin is the body’s largest organ and acts as a sponge, absorbing approximately 60% of what is put on it. To ensure good health and well-being avoid skin care products that contain toxic ingredients. Through the application of a large variety of beauty and skin care products we expose our skin, and body, to a large number of ingredients – many of which have not been tested for their long-term effects. Many of the products that we apply consist of ingredients that are toxic, without us even knowing.

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    Hyaluronic Acid – the secret to a long & healthy life

    By |September 9th, 2021|Categories: Natural Beauty|Tags: , , , |

    Hyaluronic acid, sometimes referred to as ‘the fountain of youth’, is known to many of us as a ‘hot’ new ingredient in skin creams. HA is a polysaccharide (a type of carbohydrate molecule) naturally present in the human body. Levels decline with age, and supplements are often recommended to treat or prevent ageing-related health problems. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints, and in connective tissue, and it helps the body resist wear and tear. What exactly is it, and does it have other benefits?

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