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.
So we have..