Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Don’t let your hands betray your age!

 With Skin Doctors Younger™ Hands take 10 years off your hands in 6 weeks!

More than a moisturiser! New Younger Hands™ is a breakthrough clinically proven anti-ageing treatment.

As science takes dramatic leaps to ensure our faces look younger and younger, our hands have been left behind. Look at even the most beautiful woman over thirty five and you'll see her hands are betraying her age, often making her look older.

he skin on our hands is exposed to more damage than any other part of our body, yet hand creams were little more than ordinary moisturisers . . . Until now.
Now Skin Doctors™ Cosmeceuticalshas put all their anti-ageing expertise into a specialist treatment that works on the signs of ageing and most prominently on the back of the hands.Our hands don’t have wrinkles in the same way as our face. Hands suffer a different kind of ageing where skin becomes thinner, creepy and looses its elasticity, hence wrinkles become more apparent. Plus, hands are more likely to get pigmentation including dark sunspots and age spots.
Younger Hands™ is the first treatment that addresses all the specific hand agers with clinicallyproven actives. In fact –use Younger Hands™for just 6 weeks and Skin Doctors™ guarantee the following clinically proven benefits:

·         Skin is visibly plumper, with thickness and texture returning to the levels they where 10years ago!
·         Fine lines and wrinkles are dramatically reduced, with the appearance of wrinkle depth and roughness reduced by more than half in 28 days!
·         Age spots and freckles are visibly lightened leaving a smooth even-toned appearance.
·         Skin is resurfaced –sloughing older blemishedskin cells and revealing the fresh younger skin that lies beneath.Younger Hands™ contains skin hydrating moisturisers and SPF 15 UVA/UVB protectionwhich not only treats the visible signs of skin ageing on already damaged hands, but it also helps to prevent further ageing.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reflexology Mat

Everybody has heard of reflexology but only a small number of people really know what the ancient technique is all about and what kind of benefits it can have on one’s health. Due to this, I have included some information about reflexology and The Fountainhead Reflexology Mat.

, or zone therapy is a form of alternative medicine that involves the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. These techniques are done without the use of oil or lotion. Reflexology is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they believe reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body, resulting in relaxation, pain reduction and other life changing benefits.

With the ancient ideals, techniques and benefits of reflexology in mind, The Fountainhead Health Products have created the Reflexology Mat.

The Fountainhead Reflexology Mat is the perfect way to get quick, daily stimulation of your foot reflexes. Place the mat on the floor in your bathroom and make tiny steps backwards and forwards whilst brushing your teeth, or put it on the floor in front of your television and make a few small movements on the mat whilst watching television. By making little steps forwards and backwards or by rocking on the Fountainhead Reflexology Mat, the soles of the feet and the foot reflexes are stimulated. By making use of the Fountainhead Reflexology Mat on a regular basis, your foot reflexes will be well stimulated and can produce the following benefits:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Childhood Trauma

By Lize Maritz and Kerry Swarts

Any trauma, even those from early childhood, have an impact on a person’s brainwave activity and thus also their functioning. When someone experiences trauma, the brain pads brainwaves at the temporal lobes, where trauma is stored, to protect the person against the trauma.

Depending on what kind of trauma occurred, either abandonment or infringement trauma, the padding will occur at either the left or right temporal lobe. This directly impacts coping mechanisms in conflict situations.  It can either put a person into fight-or-flight or freeze mode. Emotional results of these trauma’s will be rage, aggression, post traumatic stress, anger, irritation, frustration, fear of confrontation, lack of personal boundaries and combinations of these. Because your brain’s only concern is survival, you could hold onto these patterns forever.  If you have grown up in a house with a lot of screaming and shouting, your brain will reset your internal thermostat so that you are able to go on with things like eating and homework while you continue living there.  It means that you will be able to carry on with life but you will also always be on guard, you will always be waiting for the next thing to go wrong and you are never able to totally relax. 

Brain training allows your brain to see the pattern that your brain is holding on to and let it go or work out a new coping pattern.  When these imbalances are rebalanced, it means that a person might be able to deal with life situations in a more productive way.  Neurotherapy works incredibly fast at addressing these trauma’s.  It is almost like you are allowing your brain to “control, alt, delete” and reset the pattern of holding on to this. 

How does trauma manifest with children?

Jimmy Henderson is a qualified trauma counsellor and says that in cases where children do not yet have complex coping mechanisms, the most common symptoms might be: emotional paralysis, regular agitation, outburst of crying, inability to complete tasks (i.e schoolwork), not eating or sleeping (nightmares) correctly and physical symptoms such as diarrhoea, cramps etc. When they are older, they may speak of feeling afraid and helpless.
Claire agrees and says that it can also be expressed as disorganised or agitated behaviour. “Kids do not necessarily need to look bewildered as adults expect them to look, but that does not mean that they are okay.”
Examples of “Hidden” symptoms to watch out for are: Kids who cannot stay involved (settle) in routine games and want their mom or minder in constant sight. Younger kids might become upset when their parents aren’t around. They might struggle with sleep or suddenly develop problems with potty training or bedwetting. Kids can show signs of reliving the trauma in the following ways:
  • They might “portray” the trauma in subtle ways, for instance by ramming their toy car into a toy lorry to destroy it. This makes them feel in control because they were not during the original trauma.
  • Older kids might even re-enact certain parts of the trauma like putting a toy gun against the head of his teddy, or tying up their doll. It can also be done through drawings, games and stories.
  • Younger children may have terrifying dreams without being able to say exactly what they were dreaming about. Reassure them that it was only a dream and that you are there for them.
  • They might complain of physical symptoms or become irritated or aggressive.
  • They might experience fear and anxiety which does not seem to be caused by the traumatic experience.
Herbal help: Bacopa/Brahmi
Himalaya Bacopa/Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) is a pure herb extract and a classic brain and nervine tonic. Countless studies show that Brahmi helps improve protein activity and protein synthesis, especially in brain cells. Bacopa, while invigorating the mind, also relaxes it. Its tranquilizing effects do not dull the mind as some synthetic sedatives can.

Benefits of Bacopa/Brahmi
  • Treats ADD and ADHD
  • Increases protein synthesis and activity in brain cells
  • Improves mental alertness, enhances learning and academic performance
  • Improves intellect, consciousness and mental acuity
  • Calms the mind and promotes relaxation
  • Improves memory, mental clarity and longevity
  • Decreases anxiety, restlessness and senility
To purchase Bacopa/Brahmi or for more information, contact Kerry Swarts: cell 076-4343-252 or

Oscar Hair: Celine Dion - Veronica Lake, meet Victoria's Secret

Celine arrived with shine, body and a very cool mix of Veronica Lake and Victoria’s Secret. Hair loosely wrapped around a large barrel curling iron has never looked so good – You go Miss `Canadienne`.

1. This look will work with any hair type, though you’ll need to avoid creating too much volume if you have thicker hair.
2. Use a round brush and Style Straight Blow Straight Potion to blow out your hair.
3. Once blown out use a large barrel curling iron, softly wrapping hair around the iron loosely. If your hair tends to be stubborn in holding a curl, pin the curls up to let them set – about 10-15 minutes.
4. Once curled and set remove the pins. You want to create a very relaxed finish that falls naturally so use a natural bristle brush to come this out.
5. Finish with a quick spray of Pro Finish Ultimate Hold Hairspray and Moisture Gloss™ Daily Drops to add shine and control any fly-aways.

70's Comeback

The 70′s are making their comeback in a big way on the fashion scene,  and what better way to be on trend than with a platform clog?  

Softclox ( is new to South Africa and now have a stunning new range available for winter:

A pair of shoes or boots can complete a look in seconds. The clog is so versatile and can be worn by anyone irrespective of shape or size.  And when you wear your clogs not only will you be making a cool fashion statement but it is also one of the most comfortable and easy to wear shoes that you will ever walk in. 

The first clog with the ‘WOW’ effect has hit South Africa!
Originating from Germany and taking both Europe and UK by storm, with an award winning sole, the classic wooden clog has been transformed in design with fashion styles for all ages. Our S.A. citizen Melanie Johann, found these beauties whilst walking in Hamburg in desperate need of a comfortable, stylish shoe for City hopping. She now has them solely available in S.A., for all shoe-lovers and exclusive retail outlets. 
First launched at the Look & Feel Good Expo in Cape Town, they are now available online at as well as at exclusive stockists such as, Jenebella in Somerset West and Rampage Boutique in Sea Point.

‘Truly a friend for life’… from the very first step. The whole concept to this clog is light and soft, from the sole to the super soft leather & soft stitching. More of a fashion statement for the fashionista than a health shoe, it doubles up into pure Orthopedic heaven. We all struggle to find comfort and beauty when shopping for shoes, now its here! 

- The comfortable soft rolling motion 'WOW' you from the very 1st step
- The innovative wooden sole flexes as you as you walk
- The award winning sole surprises in lightness and comfort
- Rubber (PU) under the sole is quiet and soft to walk on
- The relaxed clog contains a bala ced foot temperature
- The wood quickly re-grows and therefore SOFTCLOX are environmentally friendly

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oscar Hair: Michelle Williams – Modern Pixie

This is the quintessential modern pixie cut, which never goes off trend. With this face anything works but this is a wonderful way to frame her face. If you wear your hair short making it too fussy can make you look older. Michelle kept it simple which is the best way to wear shorter hair and her side swept fringe really worked.

1. This cut works with fine to medium thick hair and less curl will make it easier to style.

2. A paddle brush is a simple tool that is easy to control as you do not want a lot of volume except for the crown area.

3. After blowing hair out with the paddle brush, add some Moisture Gloss Diamond Shine Finishing Glosser to control the sides keeping them smooth and tight to the head.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Oscar Hair: Mila Kunis - 30s Screen Siren

Image Courtesy of Getty Images
We loved Mila Kunis’ Red Carpet hair at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. A few finger waves with a semi messy bun loosely pinned in the back to make it modern – it was a very current look at the 30s. This is a look that changes slightly each season so it continually evolves. Pulling hair back softly works for Mila as it shows off not only those fabulous eyes but her bone structure as well.
1. This look is suited for all hair types, though curly girls will have to blow hair out with a large round natural bristle brush first.
2. Once hair is blown out it is time to curl it with a medium sized curling iron. This is to help add movement which will be needed to form not only the bun but the waves along the sides.
3. Once curls are finished use a vent brush to relax the curls into waves.
4. Add a bit of a pomade-like product to the sides and ‘pinch’ them into waves.
5. We suggest using hair pins to hold waves in place so they can set slightly.
6. Loosely gather up hair at nape of your neck and begin pinning hair into a loose low bun. Most important is the shape you create, not where each curl sits.
7. Once you are happy with the shape and have secured it with bobby pins remove the clips, give it a quick spray with Pro Finish Ultimate Hold Hairspray and voila, modern 30s screen star.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blood sugar imbalance and Diabetes

 Blood sugar imbalance and Diabetes are very serious health issues in South Africa today. But what is terribly shocking is that a large part of the population still does not know very much at all about these two issues that can change your life forever. Florence Niemann from The Fountainhead Health Products has put together some information and tips about blood sugar imbalance and Diabetes and I thought you might find what she has said interesting:  

Blood sugar imbalance is a condition in which your body does not handle glucose effectively. Throughout the day blood glucose levels may fluctuate outside of the bodies desired blood glucose range. Swinging from being very high after a meal, stimulant or stress, to being very low, say if you skipped breakfast. Insulin is a hormone responsible for keeping the blood sugar levels between the normal desired range. Insulin works by opening channels on cell membranes allowing glucose to travel from the blood into body cells. During times of blood sugar imbalance insulin is a little out of control.

10 Minutes to firmer, smoother, radiant skin

Experience dramatic results with this flash mask treatment

Nimue Glyco Mask – 10 ml R266.00 – available in salons mid July

The Glycolic mask has been developed as a rapid flash mask treatment that can be applied when a quick radiance
or exfoliation boost is needed. The product is a clay mask that will purify the skin whilst the actives will allow for
immediate tightening and exfoliation whilst moisturizing. The result is a radiant, tightened and glowing skin

product benefits

• Exfoliates the skin creating a radiant, glowing and smooth appearance
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
• Immediate skin tightening effect for a toned and smooth appearance
• Improves roughness and uneven skin colouring
• Moisturizes and deep cleanses the skin

key active ingredients

• Amphoteric Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex (exfoliation and renewal)
• Salicylic Acid (exfoliation)
• Sorghum Bicolor Stalk juice (immediate tightening)
• Shea Butter (emollient)
• Phytosterols (soothing, antiinflammatory)
• Kaolin (astringent and cleansing)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Grape seed extract

Grape seed extract helps to protect cells from the damage caused by oxidation and free radicals and also promotes healthy circulation. Various nutrients assist in fighting cancer, but grape seed extract has been found to interfere with the development of cancers, thereby blocking malignancies, plus it improves general health as well.

grape seed extract