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Omega's and Fatty Acids?

Tuesday 21st June 2022

If you have ever been to see a Dermatologist or Skincare professional, you may have heard them throwing around the terms above but what are they, where do they come from and what do they actually do for our skin? What are they and where do the come from? Omega Fatty Acids are a mix of unsaturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. There are three main types that contain the following acids: Omega 3 - Contains Linolenic Acid, found in fish oils, flaxseed oil, chia seed and leafy vegetables. Omega 6 - Contains Linoleic Acid, found in vegetable oils. Oils high in Linoleic acid include safflower, grapeseed, sun-flower, hemp, wheatgerm, walnut, sesame, peanut and rice bran. Omega 9 - Contains Oleic…

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Our Favourite Five- Essential Oils

Friday 8th April 2022

Essential Oils Essential oils are plant extracts made from flowers, leaves, and seeds. Renowned for their pleasant scents and various skin-nourishing properties, essential oils are popular ingredients in both traditional and natural skincare. With their vast array of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, soothing and relaxing properties, essential oils have been effectively used for thousands of years to aid a variety of skin care concerns. The scent of Essential Oils can affect the body and emotions in a powerful yet delicate manner. When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils are beleived to travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and can have a positive impact on amygdala, (the emotional center of the brain). Research studies have shown the efficacy of essential…

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The Power of Clay

Friday 18th March 2022

What are clay masks? Clay masks are created with different types of clay which contain naturally occurring minerals such as selenium, silica, magnesium and zinc oxides. These mineral rich clays are commonly found in France, China, and North Africa, but can also be found worldwide. They're extracted from sources such as ocean beds, volcanic ash deposits, and mineral springs. Using clay masks may help your skin in a variety of ways. Many people like to use clay masks to improve their overall complexion. Having been shown to reduce and prevent acne and blackheads, the masks help to cleanse, while drawing out and removing excess sebum from the face and body. Some clay masks not only clean but…

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