Elemis Quartz Lift Serum

4th
August

The Pro-Collagen range from Elemis aims to boost hydration and increase collagen; ideal for those of us in our 40s + who may be looking to reduce the signs of ageing.  The Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum utilises Padina Pavonica – a unique Mediterranean algae with proven anti-ageing benefits, that actively stimulates the production of Glycosaminoglycans which are responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Elemis Pro-Definition Lift and Contour Facial

19th
July

Up to 82% agreed they would delay facial surgery following a course of Pro-Definition Lift and Contour Facials.
 
A super lifting Elemis treatment for sagging jowls, cheeks, chin and neck.
 
And, of course, it’s available at Renaissance!

Deodorant vs Antiperspirant – what’s the difference?

13th
July

What’s the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?

Deodorant’s primary focus is to mask sweat so you smell fresher, whereas antiperspirants contain aluminium salt to actively prevent sweating.

Can antiperspirants cause blocked pores?

Antiperspirants that are aluminium based temporarily plug pores to stop sweating. That’s why they work better at night when sweat production is low and the active ingredient has time to be absorbed.

Is this dangerous?

Nothing has been proven, but some experts continue to explore the risks, such as University of Reading’s Professor Phillipa Darbre, who says, ‘If sweat can’t get out, there’s a build up of toxins that can’t escape so the body retains chemicals.’

Is there truth in the myth linking antiperspirants to cancer?

Despite studies into possible links between aluminium exposure and breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the myths have been largely debunked, and cancer charities aren’t concerned.

Should we continue using antiperspirants?

Our exposure to aluminium via antiperspirants is minimal so there’s no need to avoid them, though some, like Professor Darbre, who stopped using underarm products in 1995, prefer to reduce their exposure to parabans. This may explain the trend for organic roll-on deodorants.

 

Marie Claire July 2017

 

Ice Lolly G & T anyone?

11th
July

A classic drink re-invented for summer, who would say no to a frozen gin and tonic?
 
Use 15ml of your favourite gin, 90ml tonic, 15ml sugar syrup and add some slices of lime or cucumber so that it looks extra awesome when it’s frozen.
 
Mix them together, pour into some moulds, let them freeze overnight and enjoy.
 
For more recepies check out Hexjam.com

Go Raw

9th
July

Honey has been used for centuries for its immune-boosting, cough-supressing, wound-healing, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal benefits. But a lot of the honey in the shops is filtered and heat treated, and loses many of its phytonutrients and antibacterial properties in the process.

Raw honey, on the other hand, hasn’t, and contains its full compliment of antioxidants and enzymes. So get into the habit of having it raw!

Lose a stone in a year?

8th
July

An interesting study from Loughborough University: when participants were asked to swap a confectionary snack for a handful of berries, they went on to eat around 134 fewer calories at their next meal.

Making this simple swap could potentially reduce your calorie intake by more then 900 calories a week, leading you to lose around 1ib a month or a stone a year.

 

Woman & Home July 17
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