Sunday, 25 June 2017

Naturally Blended Soaps From The Camel Soap Factory

While looking through the exhibitor list for the Love Natural, Love You show on at Olympia London, I came across The Camel Soap Factory. As I'm always researching different natural products online, I was intrigued by the idea of Camel's Milk Soap. 

My first reaction was of surprise as I hadn't ever heard of camel's milk let alone skincare products made from it. But after going to the company website and having a look around I was convinced that this is a good naturally sourced ingredient that can be used in many products.

More About The Camel Soap Factory

The Camel Soap Factory is originally based in Dubai with a UK base (Cheshire) selling their products from their online shop. They are keen to bring camel soap to the forefront of the market which is why they are attending the Love Natural, Love You show on 7th-9th July at the Olympia, London. Free tickets are available from the link above.

Unique Properties Of Camel Milk

Camel Milk is unique in its own way. It has immune boosting properties and very small immunoglobulins which pass through the bloodstream much more easily than cow's milk. Which is said to have healing effects on autoimmune diseases. As well as being more tolerable in the gut than cow's milk.

It is thought that Camel's Milk is high in insulin making it beneficial for diabetics. The protective proteins that are said to be found in the milk are antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. 

Using Camel's Milk

By drinking camel's milk, you will benefit from a range of high proteins and healing abilities. And by using the Camel Milk Soap you will benefit from the antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties by washing with the soap. It is said to be highly effective for skin conditions like psoriasis, acne and eczema.

The milk also contains valuable alpha-hydroxy acids which plump up the skin and smooth fine lines. Making this unique soap a beauty essential for anyone trying to minimise the signs of ageing.

Children's Soap

The Camel Soap Factory also cater towards children. Being a natural formula and great for sensitive skin they have produced a range of children's soap in wonderful animal shapes. Keeping the younger members of the family involved with their own natural products.

Camel's Milk Soap Ingredients

The soap is made from 100% natural ingredients. Every bar of soap has a minimum of 25% camel's milk along with other natural ingredients which include;  
  • Olive oil
  • Beeswax 
  • Essential oils
The soap does not contain any parabens or sulphates.

Camel's Milk Lip Balm

The lip balm is naturally blended with coconut oil, almond, beeswax and shea butter. The healing properties of camel milk are added and natural oils to create a luscious flavoured soothing lip balm. The lip balm comes in four delicious flavours; Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Strawberry and an unscented for those of you who are highly sensitive to smells and flavours.

Have you tried Camel's Milk Soap or lip balm? Did you like it? Remember you can visit them at the Love Natural, Love You show between 7-9th July at Olympia London. Tickets are free from the website.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Gently Massage the Wrinkles Away with the Sensse Anti-Ageing Facial Cleansing Brush

Getting older doesn't have to mean letting yourself go. With new technology arriving on the market daily, there is an anti-aging product to suit everyone. Keeping with my natural beauty regime I found the Sensse Anti-Ageing Facial Cleansing Brush the ideal accompaniment to my natural cleansing creams.

Included in the box are instructions on how to use the cleansing brush it goes through its own cycle of;

  • 20 seconds forehead
  • 20 seconds nose and chin
  • 20 seconds cheeks (10 for each)
  • 20 seconds neck and neckline 

Since using the Sensse Anti-Ageing Cleansing Brush I have noticed my skin to be brighter with more colour before my skin was pale and grey looking at times. The wrinkles that were forming around my eyes and in between my eyebrows has started to become finer and less noticeable with less than a weeks use.

Cream Cleanser

I have been using Bee Good's Honey and Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser to give my skin a natural silky smooth feeling. There's no need to moisturise after using this cream cleanser as it is already built in, smells gorgeous and feels amazing for the rest of the day.

Design and Charging

The sleek design of the Sensse cleansing brush with its gold effect charging base gives this brush a clean and elegant feel. It looks fabulous in the bathroom or on your makeup table. The charging base sits flush with the cleansing brush and looks flawless. 

Your first charge takes about an hour and you know when it's charged by the three lights it has on the front of the brush. From this charge, you should be able to get 100 uses out of it. 

The charging base has a USB cable attached to it but you could plug it into a USB plug and plug it into the electricity if this is easier (just like the phone chargers).

Try it for yourself you won't be disappointed. The first outlay may seem a bit expensive but the benefits outway the initial price. 
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Look Younger and feel happier within yourself with these tips

Now we all want to look younger, but at what cost. Many people resort to cosmetic surgery to keep themselves looking younger, but I feel there's always a better way to look and feel younger without resorting to going under the knife.

Ageing comes to us all there's no doubt in that, and with ageing comes dark circles, puffy eyes and wrinkles. A suitable natural skincare product to help fight the signs of anti-ageing is a brand I have recently become familiar with called Oyster Skincare. They have a premium brightening eye serum that gets deep into the skin and encourages it to plump up and look younger.

To enter into the competition to win a bottle of Oyster Skincare brightening eye serum please follow the instructions at the end of the blog. Competition ends Monday 2nd July 2017.

Follow the tips below and encourage yourself to take up one of these tips to keep yourself moving and feel better about yourself and how you look.

Relax Your Mind

Meditation is seen as an ancient tradition by some people, but to be completely relaxed within yourself you need to free your mind. Read up on meditation and find ways to build it into your daily life that suits your lifestyle.

Sleep More

We all wish this was possible but by sleeping more than we already do (the average is now around 6 hours) our bodies will regenerate, building our immune system and regulating our inner body clock. More sleep means fewer illnesses, a good healthy weight (as not sleeping properly makes us gain weight) and clearer skin.

Exercise To Your Own Ability

Not everyone can go to the gym four or five times a week due to having a family to look after, mobility problems or mental health issues. But there are small things you can do at home or in the garden to keep you moving and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Gardening is a good way of keeping fit without even realising you are doing it.
  • Housework can burn several hundred calories if you give the house a spring clean. You don't have to do the whole house in one day. A room at a time will keep your heart pumping enough to feel good inside.

Throw Out The Clothes That Make You Feel Bad About Yourself

Not many people think of doing this as they tend to keep on wearing the clothes they hate even though they feel crap in them. Get rid of them, don't punish yourself anymore by wearing something that brings you down. Even if you're only left with a few tops and a pair of comfortable jeans you will feel so much better. You can always adopt a capsule wardrobe and have only pieces of clothing that you love to wear.

Drink Plenty Of Water

This is something I'm guilty of not doing enough. But drinking plenty of water has many benefits. Not only does it keep your skin hydrated it helps with the digestion of your food, keeping your bowels regular and making it easier to go.

Win A Bottle Of Brightening Eye Serum By Oyster #15

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Cheat Sheet For Mid-lifers: Secrets To Firming Up

There are two problem areas that ladies in their forties and beyond worry about more than anything else. One is a sagging jaw line and the other is sagging upper arms. Are these issues simply an inevitable part of getting older or is there something that we can do about them? If these aspects of your appearance are beginning to bother you, now is the time to do something about it.   

Tackling A Sagging Jaw Line

Your ‘jawline’ is the lower contour of the bone at the base of your skull. Of course, these come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It just depends on what shape the underlying bone is. The shape of your bone is something that you cannot change (without drastic cosmetic surgery), however, you can change the muscles and the skin covering this area.
As we age, the natural elastic structures in our skin (collagen) stretch and lose elasticity. This causes the sagging effect that some of us dislike so much. The degree of sagging, and the age at which it starts, is highly variable. Some ladies may only get a mild sagging of the skin whilst others will get full blown jowls. The good news is that there are some things that you can do to help yourself.
The place you have to start is a healthy lifestyle. Get plenty of exercise and eat a balanced, healthy diet containing loads of fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only will you feel better but your skin will look younger and firmer as well. The big enemy to firm skin is smoking so get some help to give this up as soon as you can. If you are struggling to do this alone, you may find that counselling or nicotine products help you.
Clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth when you are stressed will not help. Try some visualisation techniques and some breathing exercises to release the tension in your body in other ways.
There are also some excellent jaw-firming exercises that you can try. Before you start the exercises make sure that you are relaxed and have 10 minutes to dedicate to your exercise routine. Then, wet your face and apply moisturizer. Take a few slow, deep breaths to relax your body, drop your shoulders and loosen your jaw-line.
  • Stick out your lower lip. If you are doing this correctly, the skin on your chin will be wrinkled. You should also be able to feel that the muscles in your jaw line are contracted. Hold this contraction for a few seconds. Next, you should move your chin toward your chest. Hold it here for two seconds and relax. Repeat this routine 5 times, twice a day.
  • Tilt your head backwards and press your tongue upwards and firmly into the roof of your mouth. This will tighten the platysma which is the muscle in the front of the neck. When this muscle is toned, it will smooth out your jawline.
Whilst you are introducing healthy eating and jaw exercises into your daily routine there are some excellent products here that will help you to see some quick results for all your efforts!

Dealing With Sagging Upper Arms

If you can get rid of the saggy skin around your arms (sometimes called bingo wings) it will give your upper body a more defined and youthful appearance. What’s more, you will be able to wear all those sleeveless tops and sundresses that you have banished to the back of your closet with renewed confidence. There are two steps to toning up your arms. The first is to burn fat and the second is to build muscle. If you have any sort of chronic health condition it is always advisable to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise regime.
The first step is to introduce some general cardio exercise into your daily routine to burn up the excess fat in your body. Each session should be a half an hour long. Some good ideas include cycling, jogging, tennis and swimming. Go at your own pace to begin with and listen to what your body is telling you.

Now move on to the muscle firming exercises for the upper arms. Do a few sets of push-ups. Find a safe flat surface. If you are on a hard wooden or tiled floor use a yoga or exercise mat. Place your arms flat on the floor and shoulder width apart. Then all you have to do is lift your body up with your feet. If this is too strenuous you can stay on your knees. Then you lower your body to the floor and use your arms to push it back up into the starting position. You are aiming to do this ten times in a row and to repeat the exercise 20 times. This is likely to be too exhausting to begin with so build up to it slowly.
Once you have mastered the push-ups it is time to introduce some resistance to firm up your muscles by bulking them out a little. Dumbbells are ideal for this and you can use them at home. There will never be the excuse that you couldn’t get to the gym!
Bicep curls are easy to perform. The biceps are the muscles on the inside of your upper arm. All you have to do is stand up with your arms close to your sides and your palms gripping the dumbbells outwards. Then, gradually bring the dumbbells to your chest and then release them to your starting position. You should be able to feel your biceps tightening as you do it.
Triceps are the muscles on the outer part of your upper arm. Triceps kickbacks are a brilliant firming exercise. Start in a split stance with your back arched slightly forward to stabilise your body. Bend your elbow while holding the dumbbell. Then straighten your elbow while flexing your triceps.

Both of these exercises can be repeated 10 times twice a day for impressive results.

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