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Would You Love To Have Luscious Lips?

Posted on August 12, 2018 by Melanie Brown

Would you love to have luscious lips?

Simply use a great lip balm.

If you suffer with chapped or dry lips you must keep them moist, hydrated and protected from the sun.

Lip balms containing Beeswax, Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter are fabulous in healing, hydrating and rejuvenating the lips so that they look gorgeous and of course, luscious.

Why not check out melslittleluxuries.co.uk to see our range of flavoured lip balms.

Please PM us if you have any questions

Posted in Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, hydrates, lip balms, Moisturizes, Shea Butter

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 Special About Mel’s Little Luxuries

Posted on August 06, 2016 by Melanie Brown

I know!

You are tired of the constant advertising and requests to buy this outstanding product and buy that. Then along comes Mel’s Little Luxuries. Well, who or what is that? What do they want you to buy?

I started this business out of a hobby. With 3 gorgeous children and a full time job, I needed to find some precious time for myself. So I started soap making and realised that I enjoyed it. It was fun creating something from scratch, but you have total control over what ingredients go into the products.

This got me thinking. If you are like me, you probably get fed up with the number of products out there on the market and you have no idea what they contain. When you try reading the labels, you are simply blinded by science.

For me this is quite worrying because 2 of my little angels have eczema and the prescriptions they were getting, weren’t helping and sometimes seemed to cause more of an irritation.

Now I was involved in soap making, it made me realise that I could craft a gentle product which could help with soothing their skin. I therefore started to take things a little more seriously.

I went on a number of courses and out of that Mel’s Little Luxuries was born. I create natural handmade products such as body butters, lip balms, soaps and bath bombs. They make great gifts, pamper treats and the natural ingredients have been known to help with making the skin look vibrant, healthy and glowing.

So that’s what Mel’s Little Luxuries is all about.

If you care about your skin and are looking at ways to keep a healthy and youthful appearance, why not pop over to www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk to take a look at the products on offer. They are lovingly made and you will find something for everyone.

 

Posted in Bath Bombs, Body Butter, Handmade Natural Products, Lip Balms, Soap

Why Do You Use Beeswax In Your Lip Balms?

Posted on October 05, 2015 by Melanie Brown

This is a question which some of my customers have repeatedly asked.
I tend to use Beeswax when I make my luxury lip balms because it has a number of fantastic qualities.

Honey bees produce the natural wax which is called beeswax.
This keeps the hive free from contamination or infection.

Beeswax is used in a lot of cosmetic production because it has healing qualities and is very good for soothing the skin.

It acts like a barrier on the skin and protects it from irritants in the environment.

Beeswax is found quite often in lip balms because it allows the skin to breath unlike Petroleum based products which block the skin.

It is particularly good for chapped lips and great for those who suffer with:
• Dry skin
• Rough skin
• Eczema
• Psoriasis

Quite simply put, beeswax beautifully hydrates and nourishes the skin.

It contains Vitamin A which is excellent for both repairing and maintaining the skin and it has antioxidant qualities.

There are additional qualities of being anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

Beeswax is wonderful for healing minor cuts

Mums love it because it gets rid of nappy rash.

So if you want to protect your lips so that they are constantly nourished and moisturised, look for a lip balm with beeswax.

Do you want the perfect, moisturised and soft lips?
Then go to the following link to find out about Mel’s Little Luxuries Luxury Lip Balms:-

http://www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk/collections/skincare

Posted in beeswax, lip balms

8 Special Tips For Gorgeous Lips.

Posted on September 08, 2015 by Melanie Brown

I picked up one of my daughters from school yesterday and noticed how sore her lips were. She has had an awful cold for the last couple of days and this changing weather doesn’t really help.

So many factors can contribute to dry lips such as the weather and central heating. Moisture is lost from the lips and it is important to retain hydration.

You really have to look after your lips because if you don’t they can become quite sore and unsightly when they become chapped and dry.

Here are 7 special tips to look after your precious lips:-

  1. Drink lots of water. This hydrates both your body and your lips.
  2. Use a lip balm which contains shea butter, beeswax or cocoa butter. These ingredients have beautiful moisturizing qualities which leave the lips feeling soft and hydrated.
  3. When you go out, use your scarf to cover your face. This means less exposure to the elements and your lips maintain their moisture.
  4. Do not lick your lips when you are out and about as the wind takes away the moisture. Additionally the enzymes in your saliva can break down the protective barrier of the skin.
  5. Use a humidifier. The air inside your homes can also be dry. A humidifier can introduce moisture back into the air.
  6. Maintain a healthy diet and fitness regime. If you don’t have a strong immune system it could result in you having cold sores. Cold sores are viruses and viruses like nothing better than a weakened immune system. So be sure to eat properly to keep them at bay.
  7. Do not pick the skin around the lips because this irritates the skin and it can lead to cold sores if you are already prone to them.
  8. If you do wear lipstick, look for one which is hydrating and contains Vitamin E. Some matte lipsticks dry out the lips therefore it is important to use a lipstick which maintains the moisture in your lips.

 Do you suffer with dry chapped lips?

Would you like gorgeous looking lips?

Then visit www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk to see the selection of lip balms which will leave your lips feeling soft and richly hydrated.

 

Posted in Hydration, Lip Balms, Lips, Moisturise

Why do I need to use a Lip Balm?

Posted on September 02, 2015 by Melanie Brown

As I recently strolled around our local town centre, I noticed an array of lip balms. They came in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colours and different flavours - cola, mango and the list goes on.

However, do we really need to use a lip balm? What is the purpose of using them?

Well, the skin on the lips is very thin compared to the rest of the body. In addition, the lips do not have oil glands. This means that they do not produce natural oils like other parts of the body do.

The result of this is that the lips become dry and dehydrated. Unfortunately, the lips become chipped more quickly.

Sometimes to combat this dryness, we lick our lips but the problem with this, is that it is a temporary method of relief. When the saliva dries up, it takes away the moisture so that the lips are left even drier than before.

Other issues such as the environment can affect the lips.

So how can we achieve perfectly hydrated and soft lips?

You can do this by using a lip balm which acts as a barrier and prevents the loss of moisture. It also softens the lips. When using a lip balm, try to:-

  1. Use a lip balm with bees wax. – This is a natural emulsifier which hydrates the lips and retains the moisture. This is particularly helpful for avoiding dry and chapped lips. Beeswax also protects the lips from harmful UV rays.
  2. Find a lip balm containing Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter which are natural and rich emollients. These nourish and moisturise the lips leaving them soft.

As well as using lip balms, you can also:-

  • Have a great diet and this also involves drinking lots of water. It is recommended that we drink at least 8 cups of water a day to allow the body to carry out its hydrating functions.
  • Use a homemade scrub. This can be as simple as combining brown sugar with water to act as an exfoliating scrub. You just rub the mixture onto the lips until they are soft. Do this a few times a week and it will get rid of any dead skin.
  • Coconut oil is also a great way of hydrating the lips. Gently warm a small amount of the oil and rub onto the lips with your finger.

Do you crave for the perfect looking lips? Do you suffer with dry and chapped lips?

Then why not pop over to the following link to see the mouthwatering lip balms at Mel’s Little Luxuries on:-

http://www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk/collections/skincare

Posted in lip balms

Is Smoking Damaging To The Skin?

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Melanie Brown

Do you smoke? Why do you do it?

I bet if you do, it’s because it’s a way of relaxing. I’ve heard some people say that they do it because it keeps them slim. Whatever the reason, have you heard about the consequences of smoking?

Do you really understand what smoking can do to your skin?

Research indicates that the chemicals in cigarettes are hazardous to your skin.

So why is smoking even more damaging to the skin than the sun?

It ages the skin which means a possible increase in the risk of cancer.

Wrinkled skin is also a negative side effect of smoking. This is due to the collagen in the skin becoming damaged and ruining the elasticity which means that the appearance of your skin is less toned.

Smoking depletes Vitamins A, C and E which are essential antioxidants responsible for the production of collagen which firms and tones your skin.

Other known effects of smoking on the skin are:-

  • The reduction in the skin’s ability to repair itself
  • The flow of oxygen is slowed down by smoking which means that the skin is unable to carry out its rejuvenation functions
  • Dehydration and this can be seen with the effects around the wrinkled mouth and eyes

The best advice? Give up smoking. It will help to improve your appearance.

Do you want a beautiful looking complexion?

Yes?

Then see Mel’s Little Luxuries for the Skincare Range: - http://www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk/collections/skincare

There you can discover the beautifully hydrating Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter and the luscious Luxury Lip Balms which come in three mouth-watering flavours; Lemon Cheesecake, Strawberry and Cherry.

 

Posted in citrus delight whipped body butter, lip balms, Skin Care, smoking