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Looking for an alternative, healthy hen experience?

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Escape to Green Farm Spa, surrounded by nature in the luscious Kent countryside. Relax in the outdoor hot tub and sauna in front of a roaring log fire, lounge around in a hammock in the tranquil walled garden, then take a stroll around the farm’s 50 acres of meadows, ancient woodland, wildlife and farm animals. The spa’s treatment menu offers face, body and holistic therapies by ESPA alongside a range of wellness packages. Whether you’re visiting for a day or overnight retreat enjoy your spa break alongside yoga and art classes in tranquil surroundings.

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A breath of fresh air – how and why brides should boost their oxygen levels

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Any bride would want to feel in tip-top shape on her big day, so keeping illness at bay in the weeks running up to the wedding is essential. Oxygen is one of the big factors in staying healthy and feeling well. However, with today’s increased pollution levels, caused through car exhausts, industrial plants and power station emissions, interfering with the amount of oxygen the body absorbs, the concentration of oxygen in the air we breathe is falling. Exact levels vary depending on where in the world you live, but this change in the air we breathe does not spell good news for our wellbeing. When the wedding day is approaching, bearing your oxygen levels in mind is essential.

Choosing a Fragrance for your Wedding Day

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By Sophia Fannon-Howell, Deco London

Fragrance is personal. Most of us know what we like and what we don’t. However, buying a fragrance for a special occasion can be difficult, especially if that occasion is your wedding day – a moment you will remember for the rest of your life, making the scent you choose forever associated with the memory. Specialising in a range of vintage perfumes, reimagined with a modern edge, we asked Sophia Fannon-Howell, founder of British perfume house, Deco London, for her advice on finding the perfect Wedding scent.

Aspire Clinic Launches Bespoke Bridal Package

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Aspire, one of Berkshire’s leading aesthetics clinics, has launched a brand new bespoke bridal package aimed at brides-to-be and their bridal parties. The tailor-made package offers brides the full range of non-surgical treatments from skin rejuvenation to permanent fat-reduction in the run-up to their weddings.

 

The bridal offering comes at a time when, according to research by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of cosmetic surgery is on the decrease, whilst demand for non-surgical aesthetic treatments continues to rise steadily. 

 

Aspire’s Clinic Director, Jenny O’Neill said: 

 

Nutritional tips to look your best on your wedding day

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As your wedding day approaches, plans are in place to ensure the day goes without a hitch. 

Of course, you will want to look your best when the big day arrives — not only with your choice of wedding dress but also when it comes to making your skin glow. There are a number of creams available which will moisture your skin and help with the anti-ageing process, but a few simple changes to your nutrition in the weeks leading up to you walking down the aisle should quickly transform your skincare regime. Here are a few tips with this in mind…

The nutritional benefits of fatty acids

Expert tips from Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai

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Expert tips from Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai on how to boost your eye zone with the right ingredients so its looks picture perfect on your Wedding Day at any age. 

 

It’s the one product that you should have been liberally applying, like yesterday! But, you’ll get the best results by choosing an eye cream containing the correct ingredients to target your specific eye concerns. Here leading Consultant Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgeon, Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai from Perfect Eyes Ltd explains how to re-boost your eye zone with the right ingredients so its looks picture perfect on your Wedding Day at any age:

 

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How to give yourself the perfect smile (and breath)

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Flossing, brushing and home whitening treatments are among the best ways to make your teeth look whiter and brighter, but believe it or not some clever makeup can also help amplify the whiteness of your smile.

But don't let something like bad breath spoil your perfect smile. We've put together some handy makeup tips to make your teeth look whiter-than-white and your smile smelling sweet. 

1. Choose the right shade of lippy

No more needles

Embryolisse Smoothing Eye Contour Care

2016 saw a decrease in cosmetic surgery procedures, for the first time in a decade as 40% less people opted for invasive treatments, according to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.  Coupled with that, it was reported that 7 million pounds was paid out in compensation for botched cosmetic surgery over the past decade. With less people opting to go under the knife, and with so many alternative, non-evasive enhancements on the market – we’ve rounded up the best. 

SAY NO TO...DERMAL FILLERS

Wedding stress? Yoga is a wonderful solution!

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A lot of brides unfortunately find planning a wedding extremely stressful, and not without good cause. There is a lot to plan, a lot of people to organise and in this day and age a lot of dietary requirements to deal with!

Brides very often turn to massages the week before the wedding and most swear that this does actually help. There is a lot to be said about destressing during all the weeks running up to the big day rather than only the week before. If you can maintain your composure throughout your planning process, you are less likely to regret any decisions you may have made under pressure.

Hydrate and refine your skin from within with a daily dose of Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C

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PureHA’s new enhanced formula is the new and exciting answer to anti-ageing. Using extensive scientific research, this clever beauty breakthrough provides users a daily dose of pure hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to effectively hydrate and nourish the skin from within. Available in a handy sachet, the clear, tasteless liquid is simply added to any soft drink to help you achieve a more hydrated you.

**Diary date** Love Your Gut week, 4th – 10th September 2017

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The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and  take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it!

Love Your Gut Week 2017 runs from 4-10th September. Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for over 18 years by providing expert tips, digestive health news and recipes.

The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! To get you started Dr Joan Ransley and the experts at Love Your Gut have put together tips on how to give your gut the love and attention it deserves.

Doctor warns of the dangers of using unqualified therapist for dermal fillers

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Following a number of high profile cases, where patients have been left disfigured following dermal fillers, a leading specialist has called for tighter government control on unregulated clinics and therapists.

Dr Christine Cowpland, who runs the CMedical Aesthetic Clinic in Bristol, is pressing for the introduction legislation to safeguard men and women undertaking dermal filler injections. Unlike Botox, which needs a medical prescription to be purchased, dermal fillers are classed as 'medical devices', so in theory, anyone can buy and use them.

Your hair is in for a treat!

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"Give your hair the attention it deserves with the TOTAL TREAT product range. They're on hand for some serious hair TLC and styling needs." Phil Smith

TOTAL TREAT new Ultimate Repair Shampoo - This coconut scented moisturising and strengthening shampoo helps restore damaged, dry and coloured hair to silky smoothness. Moroccan Argan Oil helps to repair and protect from heat damage whilst adding shine.

For best results, apply shampoo to wet hair from roots to ends. Gently massage and work into a rich lather, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. For best results, follow with TOTAL TREAT Ultimate Repair Conditioner.

£3.50/350ml Exclusive to Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

 

Korean beauty... How to incorporate this 10 step skincare regime into your life

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The 10-step Korean skincare regime sounds more onerous than it is and is actually the basis of a great skincare routine. Following it everyday will ensure that you have great skin, that is thoroughly cleansed, hydrated and treated, protecting it from ageing and environmental aggression. I also believe it’s a great idea to book a course of facials to enhance the benefits so that you have glowing, radiant and rejuvenated skin.

The concept is quite simple and you may find you are doing most of it already. If you follow a nightly routine of eye make-up removal, double cleanse and tone, serum/concentrate, eye cream, lip product, moisturise, with a weekly exfoliate and mask – you are already achieving the 10 steps renowned in Korean beauty.