Easy Quick Healthy Tip 5

Beauty Treatment, Complementary Therapies, Health and Beauty Tips

Give yourself a good Scrub down!

Easy Quick Healthy Tip 5 – Scrub Away with an Exfoliator

Basically your skin consists of cells moving from the bottom layer to the top layer of skin.  At the bottom they are beautiful big plump cells, by the end they are slightly dried and tired looking…. if you think opf a grape turning into a prune…. you get the idea!

What exfoliating does is remove those dried up tired cells by gentley taking off the very top cells and exposing the lovely plumper one’s underneath.

You have to be careful not to scrub too hard or you can damage the underneath cells or even expose ones baby ones that aren’t ready to exposed to the harsh world at the moment and cause even more damage making them look worse (really don’t want this) and not to often.  2 or 3 times a week is plenty.

Exfoliating will also help rid the skin of any toxins that have built up from environmental factors that you skin is exposed to all of the time and give the skin a really good clean.

You can even make your own Exfoliating Masks at Home using everday products, this is also great as it ensures you aren’t putting any nasties on your skin!  For more information check out…. http://http://www.ehow.com/way_5426317_homemade-exfoliating-scrubs.html

TOP TIP:  A common misconception with exfoliators is that you should exfoliate all the time if you have oily skin to remove all the oil but the reality is this can cause the opposite to be true.  If you keep completly stripping the skin of oil your skin thinks ‘oh!  There’s no oil, better produce a load more’.  Keep it balanced by exfoliating 2 or 3 times a week.

Time for a Reflex Detox

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0_0_0_0_245_245_library_115852[1]You OK? Surviving after all the festivities? Feeling like you could do with a bit of a detox? Me too!

I love Christmas and New Year but come the 1st January, I am ready to get back to feeling my best and nourishing my body after its taken a bit of a battering. We all know that we can cause toxins to build up in our body through the food we eat, drinks we drink, environmental factors (some of which to be fair we can’t control) but all of it takes its toll on our body and none more than during the ‘silly season’. Well I am pleased to tell you that there is way that you can help your body to detoxify and bring everything back into balance, by having your feet treated with Reflexology.

Reflexology works on the principle that nerve endings and energy pathways all travel down to the feet and present a map of the body on the feet. By massaging and minipulating these areas, we are able in turn, to treat the body internally and removing any blackages in the body’s energy.

Reflexology increases movement in the circulatory (delivering blood, oxygen and nutrients to the cells and organs) and lymphatic (removing waste and toxins from the cells and organs) systems on a very physical and cellular level. You are basically flooding your cells with the good stuff and encouraging the removal of the bad stuff. Reflexology is a natural theraoy in that it is encouraging your bodies own systems to work more effectivly. Having said that you need to do your bit to help. Drinking lots of water being step number one to keep flushing the cells clean.

Another effective function of Reflexology is that it balances the endocrine system which is in charge of all your glands, hormones, mood balancers, stress, which lets face it can go into overdrive at Christmas and this combined with alcohol and lack of sleep is not going to be good. Balancing the glands again, can help with that lethargic and de-motivated feeling and can help to calm you and give you more energy. You will also feel like you have more energy once you body starts to detoxify…. another massive benefit.

On top of all this Reflexology is a very relaxing treatment that also offers a lovel of pampering…. can you actually think of a more plesent way to help your body detox?

If you want to book youraself in for a wonderful Reflexology appintment, please do not hesitate to contact me xx

Homeopathy for Teething Babies

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If like me, your baby is currently teething…
You probably aren’t having the easiest time, especially at night. Grouchy, tearful and very clingy are probably the best words to describe baby Bourne just before a tooth manages to break its way through but something that I have found very effective are Homeopathic remedies.

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Homeopathy is a gentle and non-toxic therapy, making them ideal for babies and children…
It works in the principle that ‘like cures like’. A homeopathic remedy is a pure, natural substance that has been diluted many times which triggers the body’s own healing mechanism, meaning that given in small amounts it can cure what it would cause if given in large amounts. For example, one remedy which might be used for insomnia is coffea, a remedy made from coffee. Given in large amounts it could cause insomnia, but in this diluted form, it cures… not that insomnia is anything that a new mum needs to worry about! 

 
Teething can produce different reactions in different babies…

And there are quite a number of Homeopathic remedies for teething, depending on the symptoms your baby is getting.

Chamomilla: For when gums are red, swollen and tender to the touch. The baby is irritable, worse at night, and needs a lot of comforting through cuddles or being carried. Earache is often linked to the teething pain.

Pulsatilla: When baby has earache following the baby being cold or damp and is particularly fearful, nervous and tearful. Baby will respond well to fresh air, gentle movements and lots of loving attention.

Belladonna: When pain is coming and going suddenly and is quite extreme. Particularly good for hot or burning, red skin and throbbing.

Obviously the best way of knowing which remedy is best for your baby is to visit a Homeopath…
(details of how to find a Homeopath at the end of the article), especially with regards to the correct dosage, but there are also a few remedies that are available on the high street which is what Baby Bourne has been using.

Baby Bourne has been having…
The Boots Teething Pain Relief Sachets which are the homeopathic remedy, Chamomilla.

The best thing about them is…
I have found them to be really effective; they appear to work very quickly and are only a couple of quid for a packet (and being Boots they are often on 3 for 2 offers).

The bad side is…
The packaging and getting them in his mouth. Baby Bourne seems to have developed a notion that anything coming near his mouth is horrid so he screws his mouth up as small as possible to stop anything getting in, but now he is starting to recognise the packaging he is more willing to open his mouth… but it still isn’t easy. They come in a paper sachet which is quite wide so the granules tend to go everywhere and if you put the packet further in his mouth to avoid this, he tends to close his mouth or bite down, making the paper soggy which the graduals then stick too.

Obviously the fact that this remedy is so effective completely outweighs any negative points…
And I would recommend the Boots Teething sachets to anyone who was going through teething with their little one.

To find a registered Homeopath in your area visit…
The Society of Homeopaths at http://www.homeopathy.soh.org/