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Enveloping Your Body Beautiful If you have not had a body wrap treatment, you are missing out on a special experience. There are various types of body wraps but the principle of all remains the same. After getting rubbed down with an exfoliating scrub of your choice, the wrap ingredients (which could include seaweed, clay, mud or a fruit or herbal product) are applied generously all over your body and you are then covered with a layer of plastic wrap. You are then left alone to relax or sleep in a quiet, dimly lit or darkened room. After 30 minutes the wrap is removed with almost dramatic results. Wondering what you can expect after being wrapped up like a cocoon for 30 minutes? You Will Feel A Few Pounds Lighter When the wrap is taken off your body, you will instantly look and feel a few pounds lighter. While you have to keep in mind that a body wrap is not a solution for long term weight loss, this is a great alternative if you want to look slimmer for an upcoming special occasion. Imagine being able to wow your classmates at your school reunion with your newly acquired svelte … Continue reading How Body Wrap Feel Yourself A Few Pounds Lighter?
Losing weight is great but keeping it off is even better. Don’t you agree? Many of us have been through the painful weight-loss-weight-gain yo-yo for far too long. We crash diet and exercise to the point of exhaustion till we reach our ideal weight and then what do we do? We go back to our old habits again! That’s a shame. If you have been down that road, you should know that the secret to looking slim and svelte lies not just in weight loss but in better weight management. The good news is it is doable. Wondering what are the 3 roads to better weight management? Focus On Good Nutrition Don’t take extreme measures like cutting out all high-calorie foods from your. Restrictive diets are difficult to sustain and chances are high you will not be able to keep that up. Instead, focus on maintaining eating everything in moderation. Eat plenty of protein, fresh vegetables and fruits and do indulge your sweet tooth occasionally. Exercise Regularly Regular exercise works wonders when it comes to weight management. It does not matter what exercise or activity you do as long as you pick something that you enjoy and are more likely … Continue reading The 3 Roads to Better Weight Management
3 Good Reasons Why Scrubs Get It Done! It’s interesting that many of us will make regular appointments at the spa or salon to get a facial but very few even think about making an appointment for a body scrub. A body scrub is like a facial for the skin. It involves scrubbing the skin a specially formulated oil or cream that contains certain abrasive material such as sugar, rice bran, salt or even coffee grounds. This can have the most surprising benefits, from younger looking skin to reduced cellulite and a more relaxed you! Benefits Of Body Scrubs Leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft – When you use a body scrub, the abrasive material in the scrub exfoliates the skin, removing the outer layers of dead skin cells. When the outer layers are sloughed off, it automatically promote the growth of new cells. At the same time that the abrasive ingredients are exfoliating the skin, the emollients in the scrub work to moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling and looking soft, smooth and glowing.  This dual action of a body scrub is unique. Stimulates circulation – The movement involved in scrubbing also boosts blood circulation and movement of … Continue reading Good Reasons Why Scrubs Get It Done!
Who would have thought that using mud would be such a popular beauty treatment? It’s ironic! We spend hours washing off the mud from our skin after a day out in the heat and dust and then we spend a few more hours slathering it onto our skin for it to look smooth and beautiful. There’s definitely something to be said about the many anomalies in beauty treatments. If you, like many others, have found the idea of a mud mask strange, you should know that ‘mud’ mask is really a misnomer. The mud used in such a mask is really a type of clay that is rich in minerals and other special ingredients that work together to cleanse and soften the skin, leaving it looking smooth and younger-looking. The claims that you read about the effects of a mud mask really are true. How To Use A Mud Mask A mask should always be applied to clean, dry skin. Apply the mask generously, making sure you cover the whole face including the jaw line and forehead but not the eye area. Leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off thoroughly by splashing warm … Continue reading The Secret Is In The Mud
So what exactly are brides’ sights set on this season? What are they looking at when it comes to dress styles, hair, diets, skin and make-up? Let’s take a peek at some of the latest wedding trends that show up on the horizon. Brides are pushing the envelope this season when it comes to bridal finery and jewellery. Concept sarees could be the trend this year – sarees that are pre-stitched or draped so they give you a feeling of a gown. Jacket blouses are also in focus, very often embellished with heavy embroidery and matched with sheer sarees or lehengas, where the colours are moving away from the traditional bright, dark ones to soft, pastel hues. When it comes to hair, the fussy, old traditional look seems to be giving way to a more natural look, embellished with flowers and pearls. The tall, tiered wedding cakes that have become so popular even in traditional weddings may give way to smaller, lacy-looking cakes with ruffles and wedding jewellery might see less of sparkling stones and more of heavy old world looking gold. When it comes to skin, there’s the never-changing demand for soft, dewy skin, especially on that big day … Continue reading Latest Wedding Trends for brides
What used to be an exclusively female domain is now being patronised by an increasing number of men. A few years ago we would never have seen a man in a spa. The only time men ventured anywhere near a spa was to drop off their better halves for a beauty treatment. Today, all that has changes and it is a common sight to see men too getting the full spa treatment. In fact, statistics show that men may actually be larger spa consumers. Here’s an interesting look at men in the spa! Spas Then & Now While most men love the idea of relaxing and getting pampered (and there’s nothing wrong with it too), few will admit it. Well, the secret is out now. More and more spas are creating a gender-neutral ambience so it is appealing to both men and women. Earlier most spas were distinctly feminine. Today, the pink flowers and feminine fragrances have been replaced by clean, straight lines and a no-fuss, gender-neutral décor. The subtle but definite change is a sign that spas are acknowledging the increase in male clientele and are going out of their way to please them. What Do Men Like In … Continue reading Spa treatment for men
Tips To Help Your Maximize Your Massage Benefits A lavish, full-body massage can leave you feeling relaxed and lovely all over. But did you know that there are a few things you can do to get the maximum benefit from your massage session? Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your massage: Arrive a few minutes before your appointment. This will give you some time to talk to your massage therapist and discuss your preferences if any. You should also inform the masseur or masseuse if you have had any recent injuries or surgery so that they know where they need to exercise extra care. Also inform them if you are on any medication. Avoid alcohol and eating heavy meals before your massage. If you do need to take any medication, try and take the last dose at least 2 to 3 hours before the massage. Have a shower before you leave for the massage so you feel fresh and your body is more receptive to the oils used during the massage. Avoid using any makeup, heavily scented skin cream or perfume after the shower as these could react adversely with the massage oil. It is … Continue reading Prepare for your massage
We would all love to have dewy soft skin but this is something that does not come automatically. Fortunately, it is not impossible to achieve either. Here’s your cheat sheet on 5 ways to get the softest, dewiest looking skin you want! These tips are easy enough to follow and if you follow them carefully, you’ll soon have the soft skin that makes heads turn! All you need to do is to persevere and make sure that this becomes a part of your daily regimen. Lather on that moisturiser, especially at night. Remember, a moist skin is dewy skin. Avoid using thick creams which could clog up your pores but use light moisturisers even during the day to replenish the moisture. Say ‘No’ to hot showers. Hot water can be harmful to your skin. Have a bath in lukewarm water if you don’t want your skin stripped of its natural oils. Fill yourself up with good old H2O! You need to stay hydrated to bring a glow on your skin. Drink a few sips often. Fill up your glass with room temperature water into which you can add a slice of lime and a slice of cucumber. It is advisable … Continue reading Get that soft, dewy look– Glow Naturally !