skin advice

Why use face oil?
Face oils are essential to maintain good cell regeneration.  Organic essential oils work in synergy with us.  
They help balance and regenerate.


Essential oils are the only natural substance with molecules small enough to penetrate the skin deep enough to get to your blood system, however essential oils cannot be applied undiluted to the skin as they can be harmful. Diluting them in a good organic carrier oil is the best way to get the essential oil in its most active state directly to the skin.  


Our oils are blended and ready to use. They have base oils that are truly nourishing, and pure.


When to use face oils?

Face oils can be used instead of a moisturiser or with it.
For normal and oily skin the oil on its own is enough but for dry skin the addition of a moisturiser is essential. Applying a moisturiser on top of the oil also offers protection from pollution and the environment.


How to use a face oil?

After thoroughly cleansing and toning the skin on neck and face.  Apply a little oil from neck upwards in circular movements.  Massage the oil well into the skin, stimulating blood flow, and therefore draining toxins.
Ask your therapist to show you how to do a daily one-minute massage.
Problem skin can be the result of many different things such as hormonal imbalances, poor digestive or liver function, bad diet, and stress.
The one thing that all problems have in common, apart from dermatitis, is that they all come from the inside of us. Our skin reflects the problems that lie beneath, therefore no amount of topical products is going to make it go away, they can just help make the problem easier to live with, and lessen the damage on the skin. When topical products are essential, is when you are addressing the route of the problem, and working towards repairing the damage.
A good selection of skin products can help speed up the healing process and deal with scarring.

Dermatitis -  An inflammatory condition of the skin caused by outside agents. By removing whatever is causing the inflammation, the problem will go away within a few days. This is usually caused by soaps or products containing irritants.


Hormonal Problems – Usually spots occur around the chin and to the sides of the face, although some people get them randomly. Spots can be quite painful, and filled with pus. It affects mainly teenagers, women who are menopausal, or those going through changes in their reproductive system - such as starting taking or coming off the contraceptive pill. If there’s a hormonal imbalance it is best to consult your GP who can assess the situation for you. However, most often the problem is associated with changes, and until your body has time to adjust to those changes, there’s not a lot you can do but take good care of your skin routine to avoid scarring in the future.


Digestive or Liver Problems – This kind of skin problem can manifest itself in a number of ways, but the most common is by dryness, accompanied by some spots at random places. It is a good idea to consult a good nutritionist who can assess the problem, and advise you as to what changes you can make in your diet, or if you need to see a GP.


Stress – Similar symptoms as with digestive problems, but usually accompanied by breakout in the chest or back. Aromatherapy massage, yoga, breathing exercises, and anything similar that takes away the excess stress you are under is always of benefit.
The number one rule of treating your spots is to stop picking. Once you pick a spot you are not only opening it to bacteria but you also spreading the bacteria of the spot within the skin. When the spot bursts on the outside, it also bursts open on the inside, causing the bacteria to spread within your lymph. Once you pick a spot, a couple of days later your will have a couple more within a centimetre radius of that spot.
Until you stop picking, there's no hope that your problem will go away.
 Here are some tips on how to deal with spots:
• Look after your skin by keeping it clean and moisturised.
• Do not touch your skin, our fingertips are loaded with bacteria, even when we think they are clean.
• Change your pillowcase every 3 days.
• Always use a clean face flannel to dry your skin with.

• Do not allow water or sweat to dry on the skin.


• Do not squeeze or pick.
Emergency Spot advice:
This is only for emergencies such as your wedding day, and similar situations.
• Make sure that the white head is ready and popping out of the skin (if you can wait a bit longer then do so).
• Wash your hands, if you have a hand sterilising lotion all  the better.
• Cleanse the area well.
• Apply some toner to a cotton pad and wipe any grease left from the cleanser.
• Pour some hot water in a bowl, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil to the water and steam the spot for a few minutes. This will open the pores and encourage the white head to open.
• Apply a drop of neat lavender to the spot and around the spot area.
• With a tissue, apply gentle pressure on each side of the spot. Squeeze gently, be patient! Once the white pus is out, apply  Spotless Gel. Please note that you only want to remove the white pus, do not try to squeeze any deeper . It will only make the spot re-appear.
• Leave to dry and DO NOT TOUCH IT AGAIN.