10 Simple Wrinkle Erasers

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Melanie Brown

Aging of the skin is a natural process by which the collagen and elastin, that keep our skin looking firm and youthful, begin to decline, this results in wrinkles. Cell production and cell quality also diminish over time resulting in wrinkles.

These factors unfortunately are out of our control, though diet and supplements can slow down the process, it will not stop it.

 The influences that are within our control are largely environmental such as pollution (e.g., smoking) and sun damage.

 Here are 10 easy ways to reduce wrinkles and slow down the aging process:-

  1. Stop smoking (It’s #1 for a reason)
  2. Always wear sunscreen whether it’s cloudy or sunny and don’t sunbake.
  3. Hydrate your skin by drinking about 8 glasses of water a day.
  4. Use skincare products that contain antioxidants and AHA's.
  5. Moisturize the skin on your face twice daily.
  6. Reduce stress. (Try reading, exercising, meditating) 15 minutes a day is a good start.
  7. Reduce alcohol consumption. Overindulging can put enormous strain on your system and will accelerate wrinkles forming.
  8. Eat healthily by incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
  9. Sleep at least 8 hours every night.
  10. Eat fish three times a week. Great for the skin and general health.

Love your skin! 

Posted in Anti-Aging, anti-aging benefits, Beauty, Collagen, drink water, simple wrinkle erasers, skincare, wrinkles, youthful skin

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,,  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

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

Aluminé Facial Cleansers

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Aluminé Facial Cleansers

Aluminé Exfoliating Pumpkin Scrub and Detoxifying Citrus C Facial CleanserI have been totally blown away by the incredible Aluminé Range. Please watch this video to find out why. It's about the exciting new Aluminé Facial Cleansers. If you would like to find out more about these gorgeous products, please PM me through this page. Enjoy watching.

Posted by Mel's Little Luxuries on Monday, 31 August 2015

Posted in Aluminé, Beauty, Cleansing, Daily Cleansing Routine, Eye Serum

Why Can't We Accept Who We are?

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Why can’t we accept ourselves for who we are?

I ask this question because recently a friend of mine noticed a tiny growth just under her nose. It was so small I hadn't noticed it. She had had it for at least a year. I had met up with her at least five times which just shows you how unnoticeable it was. My friend attended a family gathering and people picked up on the fact that she had this growth and actually started to ridicule her about it. Of course, this made her paranoid and she began seeing things that weren't actually there. The result of all of this was that she visited her GP who advised on a course of action to remove it. She has been using medication which has left it looking unsightly with a bit of an open wound. However, I only really noticed it when she pointed it out and was dabbing at it with a tissue.

This has made me a little bit cross because if she had been left alone, she would not have had to go through this whole painful experience.

I don’t even understand why these so called close relatives were looking at her nose in the first place. They seemed to have missed out on the fact that they had this gorgeous ‘inside and out’ member of the family, who would put herself out to help just each and everyone of them!  

It made me think what gives people the right to judge and criticize. Nothing is ever perfect. We really have to celebrate our uniqueness. How boring a world would it be if we were all perfect? We really have to be supportive and loving of each other and show that we will always be there. When we are not these things, it can be damaging with consequences. I've given up on wondering how I look or what people think of me. If you don’t like what you see, that’s your problem!

Posted in Beauty