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…

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Few people will have heard of cupping therapy until they saw Olympic swimmers showing off unsightly red marks all over their torsos. However the therapy is nothing new and has been embraced by Hollywood celebrities keen to tap into the benefits of this painful looking treatment.   Cupping therapy is a treatment aimed at improving circulation in what is called the Qi area in Chinese medicine. The reason you will have seen so…

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…

Tips On Preparing Yourself For Bikini Wax

It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to going to the beach or maybe jetting off for a summer holiday in some exotic location. While this means pleasure there may also be a bit of pain needed in the form of a bikini wax before you go. So here are some tips on minimising the discomfort.   Discomfort is probably a better word to use than pain these days. Even…

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…