Wednesday, 28 April 2021 09:46

How to Stay Healthy This Summer

Nature has started to become green and fresh again, and the days are staying lighter for longer. Although it feels as though spring has barely sprung, most people are looking a little further ahead. Having spent much of the last year trapped indoors, who could blame you for starting to make plans for a sun-soaked, adventurous summer?

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While you can look and feel great whatever your plans are, it is vital that you also give some consideration to how you can stay healthy.

Yes, having lived through a pandemic, you’re probably sick of hearing about protecting yourself against illnesses. However, the world is not completely out of the woods yet, and there are still other issues that can present health risks that are not connected to COVID-19. With a few adjustments to your plans, you can get the most out of your summer.

Nourish Your Body

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When summer starts to roll around, a lot of people motivate themselves to start a diet. While a healthy diet can help you maintain weight and wellness, taking on short-term, goal-oriented weight loss programs is not good for your overall wellbeing. Your brain is designed to rebel against this approach; informed partly by a genetic predisposition to be within a certain body mass range.

Your hormones also respond to rapid weight loss actions with cravings for dense foods. Whatever your motivation, depriving your body of nutrients is not the safe or effective way forward. Rather, pay closer attention to the types of food you eat and make sure that your body gets the nutrition it needs to thrive during the summer.

Perhaps the most common way in which people fail to nourish their bodies effectively is through their water intake. Your body needs between 2.7 to 3.6 litres of water per day to remain functional. Without sufficient hydration, especially when you plan on going outside, you can experience fatigue, skin issues, headaches, and even urinary tract infections.

The need to keep well hydrated is enhanced in the summer months, particularly if you have an active lifestyle. Prepare by making sure that you take a couple of bottles of water with you whenever you leave home — not soft drinks or energy drinks since neither of these options is effective or healthy. If you plan on regularly exercising, drinking water that is infused with electrolytes can help replace those you’ve lost through sweating.

Maintain Your Energy

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When summer rolls around, you want to make the most of it — particularly in parts of the UK that don’t always see a lot of sunshine! As such, it’s important to make sure that you are in a position to keep your energy levels up so that you don’t find yourself overexerting yourself during activities. You certainly don’t want to reach one of the most enjoyable parts of the year and find that you are suffering from fatigue.

One of the most important areas for you to focus on is getting the right amount of sleep. With the sun remaining high for a large portion of the day in the summer, you may find yourself staying up later and rising earlier, thus losing sleep. Doing this can be disruptive to your circadian rhythm, which in turn can be detrimental to your health.

You can help to keep your system in sync by sticking to a routine each day, and consistently applying winding down procedures. Make sure that when you go to bed your room is well designed to support sleep — soft lighting, drawn curtains, access to a book rather than your screens. The better quality of sleep you can get, the more able you’ll be to experience a healthy summer.

Protect Your Skin

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When summer rolls around there’s a natural tendency to let your skin drink in some of that revitalizing sunshine. There are certainly health benefits to this; vitamin D can boost your immune system, enhance your mood, and it can even help aid better quality sleep. However, it’s equally important to understand how exposing your body to the elements for extended periods can be detrimental, so you can better protect your skin and your wellbeing.

The first step, and probably the most important step, is to make certain that you keep a robust sunblock application routine. Most people know why to wear sunscreen — doing so can reduce your chances of developing both squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and lower your melanoma risk — but most people don’t always know how to protect themselves against these concerns with proper application.

Firstly, you should be using a sunblock that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. If you’re using a chemical sunscreen, it’s best to apply it before you use any other skin or beauty products since it needs to seep into your skin to function correctly. If you’re using a mineral-based screen (like zinc) that blocks UV rays, this needs to be applied to the top level of your skin, so put it on after any other skin products are used.

The sun isn’t the only threat to healthy skin in the summer. Fewer clothes and more time outside can mean that you have greater exposure to pollution, especially in cities. This is considered to cause accelerated signs of ageing — wrinkles, blemishes, less collagen production — and even cause health issues, particularly for those with sensitive skin. As such, it’s important to keep well hydrated to keep your skin clear and exfoliate regularly to prevent pore blockage.

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Conclusion

To get the most out of the summer, it's important to approach the season with consideration to your health. Make sure that your body gets the food and hydration it needs, and pay close attention to the quality of your sleep. This, alongside a skin protection routine, can make sure you can have a happy and healthy summer.

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Thursday, 22 April 2021 17:07

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Lady A Award Winning CBD

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 12:38

Introducing CBD Health and Skincare

Fashions Finest are pleased to introduce two companies promoting the health benefits of CBD oil, and how this can be used as an ingredient in health and beauty products to enhance our well-being.
 
Provocan CBD Skincare Range

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Provacan is a reputable CBD company with award winning oils, capsules, balms and lozenges to aid with targeted skincare concerns. The brand now debuts a NEW cosmetic-grade skin-care range, infused with ultra-pure Cannabidiol Isolate, including Sun Cream SPF30, Age Control Eye Cream, Blemish Control Gel, and After Sun Gel.

The brand, is the established flagship brand of CiiTECH, a cannabis biotech company invested in research and product development for the UK and global markets. Provacan entered the CBD sector in early 2017 and has successfully established award winning CBD oils to hundreds of thousands of customers across the UK. As a consumer led company, Provacan leverages a combination of scientific partnerships and customer feedback to continually develop new products. The introduction of cosmetic skincare products is a welcome addition to the Provacan topical range already in high demand since its introduction.

The new Provacan skincare range delivers pure CBD Isolate; ideal for achieving cosmetic certification CBD as a topical super ingredient is not always needed for use by itself in high mg for “problem skin”, it’s the blend of CBD with other ingredients that make it work within cosmetic products, just like Aloe Vera and other plant based extracts.

You can find all the products in the range, on their website here.

Provacan Sun Cream SPF30 With 50mg CBD

Keep your skin safe and healthy in the sun, whilest protecting and supporting against damaging UV rays . Sun Cream SPF30 is also enriched with 100mg pure Cannabidiol Isolate to provide added support for your skin alongside the UV-blocking function of traditional high quality SPF sun cream.

Provacan Age Control Eye Cream With 100mg CBD

Keep youth on your side with eye cream infused with Aloe Vera and the anti-wrinkle support and promotion of natural collagen. Also enriched with 100mg pure Cannabidiol Isolate. Free from Paraben, Sulphate and Alcohol.

Provacan Blemish Control Gel With 100mg CBD

Keep blemishes under control and enjoy a smooth complexion with a naturally derived advanced formula, which combines a natural based blend of Aloe Vera, Sea Buckthorn and Tea Tree Oil for antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Also enriched with 100mg Pure Cannabidiol Isolate.

Provacan After Sun Gel With 50mg CBD

Soothe your skin after time spent in the sun. After Sun Gel provides a cooling sensation infused with aloe vera for instant hydration and nourishment post-sun. Also enriched with 50mg Cannabidiol Isolate for extra care.

The Kandy Pot CBD Gummies

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Supporting wellness, convenience and a better you, the Kandy Pot introduce NEW Kandy Pot CBD Gummies delivering a vegan and cruelty free natural and ‘convenient’ CBD supplement.

From 3 assorted flavours strawberry, apple and mango each gummie contains 10mg of high spectrum CBD organically grown in the USA.

The Kandy Pot Founder Tim Johnson says “I was looking for a way to simplify the use of CBD and gummies are a convenient way of introducing CBD into existing wellness and lifestyle experiences without the intimidation of CBD drops as well as a fun way of introducing CBD to those who are new to it. We use Broad Spectrum CBD hemp oil derived from USA compliant hemp strains with non-detectable THC levels in our products as well as being Cruelty Free and Vegan Friendly”.

The Kandy Pot CBD gummies are available from their website here.

Benefits of CBD Gummies Include:

● Resetting and recharging your lifestyle on-the-go
● 10mg of CBD per gummy infused to help promote focus
● No bitter aftertaste
● Less than 30kcals per gummie
● UK Made
● All Natural Ingredients
● Lab Tested
● NON - GMO
● CO2 Extracted CBD
● Vegan Friendly

How Does It Work?

The Kandy Pot recommends taking between 2-4 gummies throughout the day as and when needed. Create your own CBD schedule and find the best times of day. The Kandy Pot works for you.

Key Ingredients:

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Water, Pectin, Lactic Acid, CBD Distillate Flavourings, Colours: Chlorophyllins, Lutein, Beetroot Red. Contains approximately 5mg Phytocannabinoids per Gummie, Glucose Syrup from Wheat.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:26

Treat Sagging Skin Naturally

If you have ever looked at a piece of crepe paper, you’ll totally understand how sagging skin can look. It refers to a skin type that looks thin, wrinkled and loose.

One need not be old to get sagging skin, however it mainly occurs due to aging, generally in those over 40, or individuals who have lost weight rapidly. Loose and saggy skin can take hold at an earlier age if you’re someone who drinks less water and has dry skin. There is also some suggestion that it could be to do with genetics too. Overexposure to sun and heat damage can also cause your skin to look dull and flaccid, eventually leading to sagging skin.

The whole process occurs because the natural elastin fibers in your skin get weakened due to all of the reasons mentioned above, and it is a part of the natural aging process. Some more of the reasons for developing saggy skin include the use of some medications, poor diet and a high intake of sugar, caffeine or alcohol. A lack of sufficient sleep and even everyday pollution and UV damage!

Even though the loss of elastin is a natural process, and will eventually happen to us all, there are ways we can look after our skin, and slow down the sagging!

Most people have invested in some anti-aging skincare products at some point, and these products are often overly priced, and not all of them give us the desired results.

To save you money, and effectively care for your skin health, we have listed some of the best natural ways to keep your skin youthful.

1. Green Tea

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Green tea is a great way to clean the toxins out of your skin. You can enjoy drinking the tea, while also reusing the tea bags as facial masks. Rub a tea bag on the face and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing. The antioxidants in the green tea are great at minimizing pores and lift the skin.

2. Ginger

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The antioxidant gingerol, found in ginger is an excellent remedy for aging skin. It can protect your skin from the collagen break down and can actually make your skin look youthful and bright. Make sure to add some to your tea every morning, or cut up some fresh ginger and add to hot water for a refreshing drink.

3. Banana

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Banana is an excellent natural remedy for making skin fresh and lifted instantly, and it naturally boosts collagen production. Just mash half a banana and apply it all over your face and neck, let it dry, then gently scrub off and rinse the skin with water.

4. Olive Oil

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The monounsaturated fats in the olive oil can help to prevent the new wrinkles from developing and treats the old ones too. Massage into your skin on a daily basis and start seeing the difference. It works very well to tighten and hydrate skin on the upper arms.

5. Avocado

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Charged with vitamin A, D, and E, this superfood can lubricate your skin and provide it the extra hydration to make it feel plump and soft again. Eat more avocados, or just make a mask with mashed avocado, and feel the difference once you start using it regularly.

6. Aloe Gel

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It consists of beta carotene and vitamin E, regular use of aloe gel can make skin plump and can reduce wrinkles and sagging skin too. Rub over some like your daily moisturizer or use the fresh plant pulp and mix with milk or water before drinking daily. Both ways it’s going to work wonders.

7. Cucumber

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Cucumber can brighten up your complexion and give your skin that hydrating punch. It’s rich in magnesium and potassium, which promotes healing. Rub some cucumber slices all over your face, and it will instantly make you feel refreshed.

8. Orange

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Vitamin C is the key ingredient in most of the anti-aging products and what’s better than using it in its pure form. Take some fresh juice in the morning, drinking it can detox your body from within while rubbing a drop or two on your face every day, can make skin look brighter and youthful.

9. Honey

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In order to get rid of saggy skin on upper arms, honey can work well. It is a great moisturizer and can also help to heal your skin too. Consider having honey in your morning detox or just rub some honey all over your skin, massage for a while, then rinse with water to see amazing effects.

10. Egg Whites

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These are rich in omega and can naturally tighten your skin. Make a face pack by mixing one egg white with a spoonful of lemon juice, and leave it on your face until it’s all dry. Wash off and pat dry. Repeat once a week to see the results.

Now that you know some of nature’s best ways to make skin youthful again, the most important thing to remember is to stay hydrated, be consistent and patient, and get ready to see things work.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 13:35

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