Pamper Tips

I just had to create a space on my blog to share Pamper Tips.  When I feel pampered I feel loved and cared for and that’s when life feels amazing.  You enjoy life more and you feel ready to take on the world.  Enjoy reading them and if you have any tips you’d like to share email me at mel@lovinglynatural.com and I will gladly add to the list.  Remember ladies sharing is caring.

Relaxing bath with candles

I love to have a nice quiet bath surrounded by candles, sipping wine and eating chocolates.  A nice added touch is to play some relaxing music and just let the bath soak all your worries and aches away.  In today’s world life is so busy and we often neglect to take some time out but we need to.  It’s essential if we want to have a happy healthy life.  The best bath I ever had was in a beautiful copper bath.  What was your favourite bath?  What products did you use?

Bath

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Eye mask

A great way to rest tired eyes is to use slices of cucumber or used tea bags.  They help to reduce puffiness and all the bags under your eyes.  Be careful when applying them you don’t  want to irritate them.  Most of us in this day and age use computers a lot so we need to ensure that we rest our eyes so they don’t get puffy and sore.  Of course the biggest help in this is to get a good night’s sleep.  They say the eyes are the windows to our souls.  Take care of your eyes and you will look radiant.

Cucumber eyemask

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Facemasks

These are a great way to care for your skin and draw out all the impurities.  As much as it’s nice to go and treat yourself at a salon we don’t always have the money to invest or the time to dash to the spa.  Fear not you can make your own out of any natural ingredients.  I love mangos and they are great for your skin.  I mash up the inside of a mango, add a few tablespoons of yoghurt, and a teaspoon of honey.  This works wonders on your skin.  The mango smells divine and will freshen up your skin and give you a glow.  The yoghurt is very cooling and reduces puffiness and the honey draws out impurities as its a natural antiseptic.

Blog facial

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Exfoliate

It can be very easy to neglect this from our beauty regime but trust me if you do this regularly your skin will glow.  Our skin naturally renews itself every 28 days so to help it along if we use body scrubs this removes dead skin cells and allows for the new skin coming through and moisturising it in the process.  It doesn’t matter what kind of weather it is we need to do this if we live in a hot part of the world our skin is exposed to the sun and we need to care for it.  If we are in cold weather the wind, snow, frost, rain all take its toll on our skin plus central heating can dry our skin out.  I recommend that you do this every 1 – 2 weeks.  Your skin will be soft and supple and you will want it on show.

Scrub blog

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Hydrate

Our bodies are made up of about 70% water.  This is why we need to regularly hydrate ourselves.  If the thought of water alone bores you why not add some freshly squeezed lemon or lime.  By regularly drinking water this gives our skin a glow and helps with digestion and feeling healthy.  It’s recommended that we drink 2 litres of water a day to really feel the benefits.

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Foot Soak

Our feet carry us everywhere yet they are often the last thing we think about unless it’s summer and we know we will have our feet on show.  To care for your feet its good to give them a regular foot soak.  I love to pour some hot water into a bowl and put in some bath salts and essential oils and let them soak and gently exfoliate them with the salts.  Look after your feet and they will look after you.  After you’ve soaked your feet rub them down with oil and then rub off dead skin and trim your nails and now you’ll want to wear your favourite sandals and have your feet on show.

Foot treatment

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Facial Steam

This is great to do to open up your pores and remove all the toxins and bacteria but it also helps you have really glowing skin.  I pour hot water into a bowl and add essential oils and throw a towel over my head and let the steam relax me.  It’s also good to do in the winter if you are suffering with catarrh.  Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil and this will help you breathe better.

Relaxing steam

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Manicure

I’m going to fess up when I was little I used to bite my nails really badly.  My mum tried everything to get me to stop and it never worked.  Strange thing is I loved long nails but didn’t think I could stop biting my nails.  I have lovely nails now and the one thing that helped me stop was a friend of mine saying if you stop I’ll buy you three of your favourite colours of nail varnish.  Worked a treat and now I regularly care for my hands and nails.  The more you care for your nails the stronger they get.  I am always using moisturising cream on my hands.  When your nails feel great you want to have your hands on show.  As an added treat why don’t you give your hands a regular massage.

Manicure

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Massage

If you’re like me you are guilty of not getting enough of these.  If you have these regularly they will calm your mind and help you ease your aches and pains.  They aren’t just something nice to do for beauty but they also keep you sane.  Demanding boss at work, heavy work load, not enough hours in the day.  Make time to have a massage and the more you do it the more you will make time for them.  It may mean making some sacrifices but it’s so worth it.  If you’ve never had a massage before I can highly recommend an aromatherapy one.  They will ask you how you want to feel and prepare a blend that will help you to relax and unwind.  Go on do it get out your phone and call your local spa and book yourself in for a massage.  Let me know how you get on and most importantly how you feel.

Massage blog

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Eat healthily

We are all guilty of not eating correctly and eating rubbish at that time of day where we need a quick pick me up.  Include lots of fruit and vegetables into your diet.  You will feel amazing and your skin will naturally glow remember we are what we eat but we are also what we put on our skin.  Make some fruit smoothies they will give your body all the vitamins and nutrients it needs.  Get your glow on if you have never tried a fruit smoothie before get some strawberries, bananas, and natural yoghurt mix in a blender and voila a glass of health drink that goodness in.

Fruit smoothie

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