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…

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…

Beauty Treatments And Pregnancy – Which Ones Are Safe?

A trip to the spa while you are pregnant can be a great way to relax and unwind but before booking treatments, it is important to know which ones are safe.   Facials  Pregnancy can either be very good for your skin or it can cause all sorts of problems. A good facial can do wonders if hormones are causing your skin to become sensitive and there are plenty of products…

A Brief History of Tanning

While we see it as completely normal to desire the golden glow of a tan today, it hasn’t always been the case through history. The idea that a tan makes us more attractive only really came about in the early part of the 20th century probably around the 1920s. This was a time when it became fashionable for the rich and famous to show off tans gained from Mediterranean beaches.…

Oils That May Cause Your Skin More Problems Than They Solve

It’s easy to underestimate just how complex the skin is and how careful you need to be to avoid doing things that can exacerbate rather than cure skin problems particularly when it comes to the face, which is one of the most sensitive areas.    You will often hear people talk about clogged pores and poor complexion but the causes of these problems can usually be traced to using the wrong…

3 Signs of a Good Facial Skin Therapist

You may be forgiven for thinking one facial is as good as another but as with any job that retires skill, it takes years of experience. Here how to find out the three signs your skin therapist knows their stuff.   They ask about your skin   It might sound obvious but a good facial starts with the skin technician having at least some knowledge of your skin. The first place to get this…

The Secret To Radiant Skin Could Be Lurking In Your Spice Rack

We like to keep up with all the latest beauty trends here at Leaf Lifestyle and this latest one might just surprise you because it makes us of a spice that most people will have stored away in their kitchen cupboard.    The secret ingredient is apparently paprika. If you add this common spice to a homemade mask that includes honey, you will soon be on the way to the healthy…