Overindulging is basically what the winter season is all about – with the holiday season it is so hard to stay away from the delicious treats all over town and in our homes. Whether it is our mom making something delicious for us or whether we are hosting a party and want our guests to be amazed by the flavours – it is always a sacrifice of our healthy lifestyle to feed our appetite for all magical baked goods and traditional bloat-inducing dishes. We already gave you some tips on how to simplify and make your baked goods guilt-free and now we want to encourage you to do that to the rest of the food without sacrificing taste.
Our winter skincare routine
As we transition from the beautiful and colourful autumn season, we are going into the less-colourful, less-warm but very much favourite winter season. Although we associate it with the holidays and the inner happiness that it brings, winter and the cold can be very damaging to the skin if we do not take care of it the proper way. Uncomfortable dryness, redness and exacerbation of existing problems are well-known during the cold period of the year. That is why, we want to present to you five ways to change and improve your winter skincare routine, so you can enjoy the holidays in peace, with the best skin of your life.
The importance of cutting ties
A TEDx talk adaptation written and performed by Yoanna Koleva
In one year I lost my ability to love, my best friend and my sanity – not necessarily in any particular order. I made decisions about my life because I chose to put myself first. And believe me, it took me a lot of time to realise that there is nothing egoistic in choosing myself as the leading role in my own Hollywood production.
Acne can be one of the most distressing things to happen to you. It not only installs fear in you but affects your physical and emotional health. And the problem is that it is no longer a cause of concern for only teenagers, in fact a whopping 40 to 55 percent of today's adult population suffers from frequent breakouts and acne. And we can vouch for that, because more and more clients of ours have turned to us in need of not yet another hydrating facial or a gold mask, but of an acne programme and peel. As bad as acne is, we are here to tell you there is nothing to worry about, it is completely curable and maintained easily with the right type of diet, products and overall approach.
Whether you need an energy boost or you simply feel like some aspects of your life could do with a little extra help from something special – crystals are a wonderful and healing way to go. For centuries people have been using them to improve the quality of their life on a spiritual energetic level and it is no wonder more and more uses of crystals have emerged lately.
As we say goodbye to the blissful summer and the memories we have created and dearly cherish, it is time to indulge into the magic of the fall season. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best protection from the sun can leave our skin parched, our hair damaged and our body in desperate need of recharge. If implemented properly into your lifestyle, there are a couple of foods and drinks that can help you battle tiredness, dry skin, environmental pollution and aging.
There is nothing better than a good massage with just the right pressure – not too deep, and not too light. As you lie there, the pressure is such that you find your tensions melting away as they surrender to the skilled touch of the massage practitioner. Without the need to wince or hold your breath, you feel the ‘knots’ and stress areas fully revealed, layer-by-layer, until they have been released.
When you are trying to fit work, family, social life and other commitments into a hectic lifestyle it can often mean there are not enough hours for sleep. But what if we told you lack of sleep was actually ageing your skin?
According to the NHS, 1 in 3 of us suffer from poor sleep and most of us need at least 8 hours, but it can vary from person to person. Sleep is vital to support health functions in the body, including your immune system, but also has vital benefits to the skin and its natural protective and renewal processes.
We can say we were lucky so far with a relatively warm winter – with the daffodils smiling and some trees in my garden blossoming already. But right now, I am freezing and got more than one pair of “The White company” cashmere socks for my ski holiday later this month - It’s definitely not spring quite yet.
Do you feel guilty or selfish for putting yourself first sometimes?
You are not alone.
As parents and busy professionals, we have responsibilities towards kids, family, friends, work which all too often become our top priorities. I am sure I am not the only one who puts herself at the bottom of the list left with no time or strength for pampering.