What are the benefits of sauna? This is something I have been pondering lately as I really miss my Finnish sauna. I grew up with a sauna in the house, just like almost all Finnish people do and it has always been a big part of my life. Here is UK the saunas are ok, but they are really not the same. The real and the best sauna for me is the wooden fire, summer cottage sauna.
It’s the beginning of the new year, so I thought it would be the best time to share some detox tips. January tends to be the most popular time for mini detox, especially after stuffing ourselves over the holidays. We all have our own tricks what we find works for our body, but these are some of the things I have used successfully. Depending of your preferences and lifestyle see what would be suitable for you and maybe give it a try.
Facial oils are amazing for skincare and as you probably know by now I love them. They are one of the best ways to inject moisture into the skin and are fab for preventing the fine ageing lines. I use them day and night on their own, mixed with serums or under moisturiser. They keep my skin look healthy and glowing even on the days when I am tired. Oils are natural, similar to our own oils in the skin and safe to use. They can balance the oil production in the skin and contrary to the usual belief are best for treating oily and combination skin, especially if you are suffering from spots. It often takes me a few weeks to write the product review as I always like to test the product at least a few weeks to give my honest opinion. This month I am testing Pure Bliss beauty oil by Skinirvana.
I have always been interested in history and ancient healing materials. And methods We are always looking for the latest technology and ingredients, but forget that there is some magic in the ancient cultures and traditions. When it comes to skincare I am somewhat obsessed about the ancient Egyptians and the materials they used for the embalming process. The fact that their mummies have survived well preserved to the modern day says to me that they were on to something. Oils, spices and plant materials were widely used then are still available today and I would like to inspire you to try some of them and perhaps take a trip down to ancient Egyptian knowledge and culture.
I’m all about using oils for skin care, firstly because they are amazing for any skin problems, especially for anti-ageing and for hydration. Secondly because they are all natural, pure plant materials and easily available. You can use the oils on their own or you can blend them to match your needs. Use lighter oils for oily skin and heavier oils for dry or dehydrated skin. You can also use them to make your own body oils and other products as well as treatment balms and body butters. I use oils every day and night alongside of moisturisers and serums. For me they have really worked well for preventing signs of ageing and I love that you can create different oils for different things and they make great little gifts as well.