Friday, September 09, 2011

Summer Recovery

Recovery Programme

Prevention is always the best way to ensure your recovery from the Summer is smooth and minimal.

Protect Hair
Spray hair before going out with John Masters Sea Mist Spray – this will protect hair from salty sea air, chlorine and the sun.

Home Remedy
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp jojoba oil
10 drops ylang ylang
Shake it to combine, then use a little of this oil to protect the hair.

Dry hair after holiday?
Use Green People Vitamin Conditioner – This contains aloe vera & avocado to re-condition your hair and nourish the scalp.

Apply extra conditioner and sit in a sauna for maximum benefit. (adding heat, helps the product penetrate into the hair shaft)

Cracked Heels
Always file heels at least once a week to remove any dead, hard skin. It is very important to then moisturise afterwards with a rich foot cream such as the Burts Bees Coconut Foot Cream – This will soothe, revive and soften tired feet.

Home Remedy
Soak feet for 15 mins in a hot foot bath with 2 tbsp of Bicarbonate of Soda.
Then moisturise as normal.

¼ cup of olive oil
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Then massage into feet and leave overnight.

To soften and whiten heels – cut a lemon in half (squeeze out any excess juice) and sprinkle with sugar. Place firmly on the heels for 5 minutes.

Over Exposure to the Sun
Again prevention is always the best treatment, ensure a good natural sun cream is applied, cover up at hottest periods.

Sun Burn
Always have a good natural after sun at hand – such as Lavera After Sun.

Home remedy
Aloe Vera Gel or Aloe Vera plant – cut of leaf and apply.
Run a tepid bath and add a cup of apple cider vinegar (eases the stinging)
15 drops of lavender essential oil (helps repair sun damage)
1 tbsp of almond oil (helps moisturise the dry skin)

Skin Peeling
Exfoliate with a shower wash/body brush/towel – very important to moisturise with a body lotion or oil.

After Summer Beauty Treatment
Facial Mask – use a 5 minute natural elements mask to relieve dry skin & aid rejuvenation.

Home RemedyAvocado & Manuka Honey Mask
For normal skin types:
Mush the flesh of half an avocado, massage into face and neck.
Leave for 15-20 mins.
Rinse & moisturise

For Dry Skin:Add 1 tbsp Manuka Honey to avocado mash – use on same day.
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