As the days grow colder and the nights longer, a little self-care might be the perfect antidote to a socially distanced winter — much of which is likely to be spent at home.
We’ve found 10 things that will help you stay positive and feeling like your best self – from more about personal development, nutrition and fitness learning, to fashionable face masks and indulgent aesthetic treatments.
The aesthetic treatment for both body and face
It’s not often you find a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can offer a high-tech facial as well as body contouring.
The award-winning Lipofirm Pro treatment uses radio frequency to tighten skin and reduce fat, while also stimulating muscle contractions. You can choose to target specific areas of the body, such as the arms, stomach or thighs and bum, with an average of 3.6cm lost per treatment and a maximum reduction of up to 10.5cm in the abdomen†.
Other benefits include skin tightening, muscle toning and wrinkle reduction (making it a great anti-ageing facial treatment also)†. To find out more about Lipofirm Pro or to find a clinic near you, visit: lipofirm.pro
†EJD, vol. 20, n° 5, September-October 2010
Reusable face masks with antibacterial benefits
As 2020 nears its end with face masks here to stay for the foreseeable future, why not look at a more eco-friendly variety.
Trusted PPE’s reusable face coverings are sustainable and have the added benefit of using nano-copper ion fabric, which has been shown to have antibacterial properties.
The masks are available in a range of colours, such as sable black and fuchsia pink, which makes finding one that will match your outfit a breeze. The adjustable ear straps also allow for a snug fit while remaining breathable and lightweight.
With a pack of six reusable face coverings for only £24.95, buy them now at trustedppe.co.uk. Get same day dispatch when you order before 4pm weekdays and save up to 20% with the bulk buy offer.
Colour your hair with confidence
Another lockdown or further restrictions can make you worry about how to maintain your hair colour or even try something new. But , even if you want to go blonde — a notoriously difficult dye to do outside of a salon — you can make a change with confidence by using Bblonde.
Whether you’re after bleach blonde icy locks or a warm and creamy colour, you’ll find the products you need along with tutorials to help you every step of the way.
There are also semi-permanent dyes, highlighter kits and even a lightening spray for those who want something a little more subtle. The UK’s number blonding brand, Bblonde will help you create the perfect look from the comfort of your own home.
For a chance to win a gift bag full of Bblonde goodies go to: bblondehair.co.uk/checklist20
A fashionable mask and scarf for the winter
This clever face mask and scarf combination means you need never forget your face mask again especially as the days grow colder.
Maske 1 from MYL BERLIN is a handmade mouth and nose protection scarf with an inlay for medical and disposable protective filters. The layered fabric barriers are lightweight and ergonomically fitting, so they’re comfortable to wear yet still stay in place.
Founded in Germany, the brand took inspiration from the city of Hanoi, Vietnam, where for years people on scooters have been wearing mouth and nose coverings to protect them from noxious fumes.
Get a 20% discount on MYL BERLIN Maske 1 when you purchase it online at maske1.myl-berlin.com — use code: HEALTH until 30.11.2020
Rescue treatments for thinning hair
Growing older can result in your hair becoming a little thinner and losing its density. The Nioxin range of care and styling products is designed specifically for thinning and fine hair.
The Night Density Rescue treatment boosts hair density in as little as two months, due to the antioxidant effect it has on the scalp, with 90% of users reporting a noticeable improvement to their hair health*.
If you’re also looking to maintain your hair colour too, the Nioxin System 3 shampoo, conditioner and treatment has been specifically formulated to help maintain hair colour, with 89% of users noticing a thickening effect†.
Head to nioxin.com where the online consultation tool makes it simple to understand exactly what solutions you might need. The site also has a whole bank of information to help you understand more about hair loss in general.
* Based on clinical study with 60 Italian panellists conducted for four months by Eurofins Consumer Product Testing Italy 2018/ 2019
†Based on a survey among 230 US panellists concerned about thinning hair conducted by SIRS, 2016
Try one of the newest supplement on the market
Scientists are constantly looking at ways to slow down and ageing and help humans to live longer and healthier lives, with some research currently focused on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). It’s one of the most abundant molecules in the body and is involved in a multitude of tasks, such as converting food into energy and repairing damaged DNA.
However, levels steadily decline as we age — a depletion that’s associated with ageing skin and decreased physical health*. Recent research has suggested that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) can increase NAD+ levels in the body*.
You can now take supplements containing NMN, in powder or tablet form, from Youth and Earth.
Learn more and order the supplements online at youthandearth.com
A personalised health and nutritional coach can make the difference
If you want help improving your diet or changing your approach to health as we move into winter — a time that’s often marred with colds and flu — then turn to The Natural Health Lab, which can help you learn about, and change, your lifestyle.
Launched by award-winning naturopath NaturAlly Fed, it’s an online portal packed with resources for learning about nutrition and plant-based routines. Membership options include courses, webinars and personal coaching.
NaturAlly Fed is offering a free one-year Premium membership to the first 1,000 readers to sign up to their website by the end of November.
To download free e-books and sign-up, visit naturallyfed.co.uk
Add aloe vera to your diet, as well as your skincare routine
Aloe vera is a popular skincare ingredient and, due to its hydrating properties, is frequently used as the base for products. It has been shown to help with various skin issues, from sun burn to psoriasis, and Atlantia Aloe products have even been recommended for use by those with radiotherapy induced dermatitis*.
Perhaps lesser known are the potential physical effects of aloe vera when it’s consumed in drink form, such as relieving heartburn**, lowering blood sugar levels*** and relieving the pain sometimes caused by IBS****.
As well as a wide range of skincare products, the brand also has a drink, Bialoe, which it recommends a 20ml dose of before breakfast. Buy now with a 20% discount using code PUREALOE until 31 December. Visit atlantialoe.com
* Juan L. Ribes. Coordination. Radiotherapeutic Oncology. ICO. L ́Hospitalet
Get a whiter smile from home
As the beauty industry moves to be more sustainable, so too does the teeth-whitening market. SmileTime is a vegan home whitening kit that draws on sustainable and recyclable materials where possible, including wooden toothbrushes.
The kit uses a clinically proven formula approved by the EU, which whitens and brightens teeth without causing sensitivity.
The kit comes with six days’ worth of gel — all you need to do is squeeze it into the tray, turn on the LED light, pop it in your mouth for 15 minutes and then rinse.
Buy online now at smiletimeteeth.com and use code NOV10 for an extra 10% off the current sale. Offer valid until 31 December 2020.
Add a foam roller to your at-home gym kit
Foam rollers are a valuable addition to both your warmup and recovery after exercise, improving circulation, easing muscle pain and increasing your range of motion.
The BackBaller makes using one easy because it comes with a frame that can be used to stabilise it in position as you move against it. Since its launch in 2016, it’s become the go-to foam roller for many of the world’s leading sports teams, including Manchester City.
You can go online and watch a selection of videos that will help you get the most out of it by following the 16-Step BIGBaller Program on BackBaller.com/videos. Each roller comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee and next-day delivery.
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