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How To Get Beautifully Hydrated Skin

Posted on March 28, 2020 by Melanie Brown

Oh, my goodness. I’m so excited!
 
It’s not very often that I pamper myself but decided to do so with a new serum.
 
I have used serums before and they can be quite drying on the skin, but this one was something else. It glided onto the skin and making it feel silky soft. In addition, I noticed how it really hydrated my skin. My face had a healthy glow.
 
So, what was the magical ingredient that allowed me to have this gorgeous feeling skin.
The answer - Hyaluronic Acid, otherwise commonly known as HA.
 
HA is a carbohydrate molecule which is naturally formed in the body. It provides lubrication to connective joints and is fabulous for overall skin health. Nowadays, it is seen as an essential ingredient in numerous beauty products.
 
This is what HA can do for your skin: -
 
1. Leaves your skin feeling hydrated and gives it long lasting moisture.
 
2. Boosts the skin health so stops the skin drying out.
 
3. Fantastic for anti-aging. As you get older, the skin losses it’s suppleness.
    HA plumps up the skin and smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles.
 
4. Firms and tones.
 
5. Fights free radicals and damage caused by UV damage and the environment which would break down the collagen in your skin leaving it with fine lines and wrinkles. This is an amazing antioxidant.
 
HA is most definitely, my new best friend!
 
Want to know more about HA and how this gorgeous serum can change help you? Then send me an email at melslittleluxuries@btopenworld.com and I will get back to you. 💖

Posted in Anti-Aging, anti-aging benefits, Collagen, Fighting UV Damage, HA, Hyaluronic Acid, hydrates, Hydration, moisturiser, Moisturizer, serum, Skin, skin care, Skin Care Basics, skin health

The Beautiful Benefits of Shea Butter

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter and use a lot of it in my handmade products. It is renowned for its numerous beneficial properties on the skin. This was reinforced by a friend who used one of my butter butters which contains Shea.

My friend has suffered with blemishes for some time and became quite paranoid about them. This started after she gave birth to her children. With all the hormones raging through her body, she noticed that the appearance of her skin changed and always seemed to be quite irritated. Although I’m sure that no one was, she felt that everyone was staring at her. She became quite anxious and paid a visit to her GP in the hope that he could give her some miracle cure which would get rid of the problem. However, it didn’t work, and she had the additional worry of whether the chemicals in the prescription were causing additional problems to her already sensitive skin.

Out of desperation, she approached me as she knew that I made a whipped body butter which contained Shea Butter. From researching the internet, she was aware of the properties of Shea, such as being soothing on irritated skin, a great anti-ager and good for acne or blemished skin. Most of all, she was attracted to the fact that the ingredients were natural and there was no danger of any chemicals causing any harm to her skin.

I gave her a jar of the body butter and told her that she only needed to use a small amount as a little went a long way.

After 3 weeks she got back to me asking for a second jar. I was quite surprised by this request, because if she has been using the butter as directed, she should not have reached the bottom of the jar.

My friend told me that she was absolutely happy with the results because after using the body butter, she had noticed an improved appearance of her skin as the blemishes appeared to fade. She had put it down to the Shea Butter and its renowned properties. When she told me this, I noticed for the first time that she had a great big beaming smile.  She was filled with confidence.

What’s available in the shop? 

Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter - containing Shea Butter, Coconut oil, Jojoba Oil. Wonderfully hydrating and moisturizing. Click here to find out more.

Email me, mel@melslittleluxuries.co.uk,  If you want to know more about Shea Butter and how its properties might be able to help you.

Posted in Anti-Aging, Beauty, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, hydrates, Hydration, moisturiser, Moisturizer, Shea Butter, Skin, skin care

Five Fabulous Uses of Coconut Oil

Posted on August 11, 2018 by Melanie Brown

I love coconut oil and use it as one of the main ingredients in my soaps. It is packed with goodness leaving your skin looking silky, vibrant, and beautifully hydrated.

Here are 5 fabulous uses of coconut oil:

1.It is great for dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Coconut oil reduces inflammation and relieves itching when applied to affected areas.

2.Coconut oil is a wonderful night cream with maximum moisturising benefits. It is rich in anti-oxidants which means that it is great for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles.

3.When coconut oil is combined with sugar, the two make an excellent exfoliant in a body scrub. It sloughs off the dead skin revealing vibrant and healthy skin.

4.Coconut oil is soothing when it comes to burns, insect bites and reduces the appearance of bruises

5.It is a brilliant moisturiser in lip balms helping to deal with chapped lips.

Why not tell us what your favourite beauty ingredient is!

Check out melslittleluxuries.co.uk to find out more about our products. If you have any questions, please PM me. 

Posted in Anti-Aging, coconut oil, Hydration, lip balms, moisturiser, Use of Coconut Oil

So, What's So Fab About Shea Butter?

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Melanie Brown

I love Shea Butter. I use it in most of my handmade products. It’s creamy to the touch and produces great results.
 
It is a beautiful rich butter which is a superb moisturizer and beautifully hydrates your skin.
 
Shea Butter is known for its benefits for skincare. It is great for dry skin, skin irritations, scarring and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
 
This gorgeous butter is an excellent anti-ager as it is packed with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin E and A. If you want fantastic youthful looking skin, then take a look at this product.
 
Shea Butter nourishes and revitalizes your skin giving it a healthy and vibrant glow.
 
Especially around winter, Shea Butter is excellent for enhancing the appearance of your skin which can become ashy and dry due to the cold conditions.
 
I have created a body butter, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, which has Shea Butter as its main ingredient. This is combined with jojoba oil, coconut oil and vitamin E to produce a rich body butter which leaves your skin feeling soft and luxurious. A little goes a long way.
 
I love using this straight after a hot bath. As you rub the butter into your skin, it absorbs into the layers of your skin leaving it feeling silky and smooth. This is a beautiful treat after a long tiring day.
 
If you want to learn more about Citrus Delight Whipped Body butter, check it out at the following link and give yourself a lovely spa treat!
 
http://tinyurl.com/hfndkcf

Posted in Anti-Aging, Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter, eczema, hydrates, Hydration, Moisturizer, Shea Butter, skin care

Eight Fab Juices To Give Your Skin A Healthy Glow!

Posted on December 30, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Well, the Christmas Season is almost finished. For this crazy period, we happily over indulge in eating and drinking and then later regret it when we can’t fit into our clothes.  Unfortunately for some of us, we end up with breakouts which we cannot seem to get rid of.  

So it seems that it is time to find a natural cure to get rid of unsightly blemishes and help give your skin a healthy glow.    

We are surrounded by natural products which when juiced, can help us to achieve this goal. Here are 8 fantastic juices which will put you on the path to getting great looking skin: -

Carrot Juice – This is rich in vitamin A. is anti-aging and makes the skin appear younger and radiant

Tomato Juice – Does not contain cholesterol, rich in potassium. Tomato is mostly known for the abundant proportions of lycopene present in it. Lycopene is famous for possessing anti-cancerous properties. Tomato is rich in Vitamin C and superb for your skin.

Lemon/Lime Juice – When had first thing in the morning, lemon or lime juice detoxifies and cleanses the body. It is rich in Vitamin C which means it builds up the necessary collagen in our skin to maintain its youthful appearance.

Cucumber Juice – This is absolutely fantastic for glowing skin. Cucumber has a high water content which is great for flushing out all the toxins out of the body.  As a result, the skin is beautifully hydrated. When drunk daily, it can give you a glowing and flawless complexion.

Grape Juice – This is another wonderful juice which is rich in antioxidant properties. It has been said to help those who suffer with acne and it is great at fighting aging.

Green Peas Juice – Now you might find this a little unusual as a choice but great things have been said about this vegetable as a juice. This vegetable is used in many vegetarian dishes. Green peas are rich sources of Vitamins B6 and K. The presence of folic acid in it makes it a staple food for our body. The juice prepared from green peas is very nutritious. Due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is really effective in making the skin radiant and glowing.

Spinach Juice - Being highly enriched with Vitamin K, it is excellent for bone health. Iron is present in abundance in spinach; this is what makes it an ideal food for the skin as well. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells in the body. Vitamins like C and E along with the mineral, manganese act as great antioxidants for the skin and keep the free radicals away from the body. These free radicals are largely responsible for lifeless and dull-looking skin.

Broccoli Juice – This is rich in Vitamin C which is needed for healthy skin. It’s low in cholesterol, extremely nutritious and valuable to the body and skin.

As well as drinking healthy juices, you can use a great skin care regime to alleviate the effects of anti-aging and pollution. If you want to know more about naturally maintaining radiant skin, pm me on my Facebook page or email me at melslittleluxuries@btopenworld.com to learn about The Aluminé Range which will keep your skin looking vibrant and young for 2016.

 

Posted in Aluminé, Anti-Aging, broccoli, carrot, Eight Fab Juices To Give Your Skin A Healthy Glow!, skin care

5 Secret Steps To Glowing Skin!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Melanie Brown

5 Secret Steps To Glowing Skin!

Posted by Mel's Little Luxuries on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Posted in Aluminé, Anti-Aging, Beauty, drink water, Flawless Skin, hydrates, Hydration, Moisturise, Peter Lamas, Skin, skin care, Skin Care Basics, SPF, Sun Protection, Sunscreen, Vegan

It's True: You Really Can Get rid of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes And Here's How...

Posted on November 04, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Recently I’d fallen into the trap of going to bed really late. There were never enough hours in the day and I felt the need to stay up to catch up. That had the effect of me catching a few hours’ worth of sleep and before I knew it, it was time to get up again.

What were the consequences of this?

Well, as well as looking and feeling extremely tired, I ended up with dark circles around my eyes. If this continued, I would not be winning my battle to keep the wrinkles and fine lines at bay.

Quite simply put, I needed to get to bed early and I needed to get a decent night’s sleep.

In the meantime, what else could I do to ensure that the skin around my eyes stayed vibrant and youthful?

  • As mentioned go to sleep earlier
  • Hydrate my skin to ensure that it was moisturised and kept the signs of aging away
  • Have a great skincare regime which would help me to get rid of the dark circles

For this, I can strongly recommend The Brightening Emblica Eye Cream from Peter Lamas’ Aluminé range.

Who is Peter Lamas?

He is a world renowned beauty specialist who has dealt with celebrities such as Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Cindy Crawford, Kim Kardashian and the list goes on.

He has devised a natural skincare range which is natural, paraben and chemical free. There are no sulfates which can cause allergies or irritations. The products have not been tested on animals and they are suitable for vegans.

The Aluminé range can be used by anyone. As Peter Lamas has said, “Skin has no gender” so it can be used by men too!

So back to the point, what does this eye cream do?

It restores firmness and illuminates around the eyes which means that the appearance of the dark circles is reduced. It is a beautiful moisturiser and you can feel how it hydrates and tones the skin. The intensity of the moisturiser means that the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines are reduced.

This gorgeous product is my new best friend. I use it as part of my daily skin regime. I know it works because people have commented on how my skin looks radiant which is pretty impressive when I have been burning the midnight oil.

So, if you want gorgeous looking skin, and want to keep the wrinkles away, contact me through this page by PM or email me at melslittleluxuries@btopenworld.com to find out more

Posted in Aluminé, Anti-Aging, Brighteniing Emblica Eye Cream, Emblica Eye Cream, moisturiser, Vegan