Is Cold Water Therapy Good For You?

It’s fair to say that when most people step into a shower, they would prefer it to be hot and steamy. Yet a growing number of people are shunning this basic comfort and turning the temperature dial in the opposite direction so that they can treat their body to a cold shower. Are these people mad or is there something to be learned from them? One thing …

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The Benefits Of Body Brushing

If you have ever visited a spa, you may have come across body brushing as part of the menu. While it might sound painful it is usually done firmly but gently as part of the preparation for various other spa treatments including wraps and massages.   As you might expect body brushing is used to clear dead skin and any other impurities that build up on the surface over time. The …

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Vitamin A – the most important vitamin for the skin

…yet 95% of people don't get enough! We recently met Dr Des Fernandes, founder of Environ skincare, in Dublin. Needless to say, the conversation soon turned to his favourite subject – the critical importance of vitamin A! From the moment a human egg is fertilised, vitamin A starts its activity. Cell growth and therefore a baby's development will not progress properly without adequate levels of vitamin A. …

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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 …

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How Anti-Ageing Are Spa Treatments?

As time passes, it is inevitable that your skin will begin to show its age. The good news is anti-aging spa treatments can help slow the effect and leave you with a healthy glow in your complexion no matter how old you are.    Having regular spa treatments is one of the most effective ways to look after your skin and combat the effects of losing collagen and elastin as …

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