5 steps for summer legs

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The long winter that lasted until April meant our legs were wrapped up nice and cosy in boots, leggings and jeans for longer than usual. After a British winter starved of sunlight, our legs emerge pale, a little furry and dehydrated. Then May arrived and so did the sun and it’s still here. Here’s 5 easy steps to get your legs ready for a long, hot summer: 1              Tone & tighten…

Share an Environ pic for chance to win £150

We know that some people never go far without their Environ products and they can end up in some weird and wonderful places. So we're inviting all you snappers, instagrammers, facebookers & photographers to share a photo of your Environ products to be in with a chance of winning a £150 voucher that can be spent at leaf on Environ vitamin A skincare products or facials. We'll choose the winner…

A to Z of best ingredients for great skin

Vitamin A will always be the key to great skin care regardless of the latest trends and fads. That is because Vitamin A is the master controller of cell growth and renewal. Vitamin C and antioxidants support the work of Vitamin A. These are the foods and other ingredients you need to look out for as part of your skin care regime to promote healthy skin that stays as youthful…

LVL lashes

Give your natural lashes length, volume and lift in 10 easy steps (and never need mascara again!) “I have just experienced the LVL treatment at leaf and I have to say, my lashes look amazing. I haven’t had any extensions, my lashes are all my own but within an hour, they looked longer, thicker and beautifully curled. It’s a bit like when I first had Jessica gel nails done, I…

How can mindfulness make me feel better?

Stress, anxiety, sleep problems – we’ve all been there at some stage in our lives, whether it was during exams, when there’s too much to do at work or home, when we’re totally preoccupied with something or a relationship breaks up. We probably all know that feeling of over-thinking things, brooding, ruminating and living so much inside ourselves that we don’t notice the small pleasures around us, here and now.…

Are food supplements worth taking?

Every survey of eating habits over the past 30 years shows that even those who say they eat a healthy, balanced diet fail to eat the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) of vitamins and minerals. Moreover, the RDA and the Optimal Daily Allowance (ODA) are two very different standards. The RDA is the minimum amount necessary to prevent diseases such as scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and rickets (vitamin D deficiency). For…

Is once a day enought to prevent ageing?

Let’s face it – slathering ourselves in sunscreen is messy and a bit of a bore. Putting it on our children is even worse – they wriggle and squawk. So what do you do? Apply once a day sun cream, use SPF50 or put the kids in a a plastic boiler suit in a tent on the beach? The answer is …use more than you think you should….and often.  …

Common Questions About Massages Answered

Massages are a wonderful stress reliever and a brilliant way to ease the pain in tired muscles which is what makes them one of our most popular spa treatments. We often gets questions about massages such as what to do before and how they can help with particular ailments. Here are some of the most common questions along with the answers.   Is there anything I need to do to prepare myself for a…

Can Our Spa Treatments Help Combat Ageing?

If there is one certainty in life it’s that ageing is inevitable no matter how much we try and kid ourselves into thinking that we can hold back time. The same thing applies to our skin, hair, energy levels and muscle tone.   The good news is that when it comes to the skin dermatologists attribute 30% of the ageing shown in our faces as being genetic with the rest down…

How To Achieve A Healthy Balance

It’s a around about this time of year that early discipline in January begins to loosen and we start to return to our more normal habits.   This can be frustrating when you may have achieved results from a new diet and exercise plan only to find that lack of motivation is starting to hamper your progress.   Busy schedules and day-to-day life often get in the way and if you have children or…