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What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a word you’ve probably seen pop-up a few times around health and beauty products. It’s more likely to be used as a marketing tactic luring you into something mystical but what on earth is it? Is it an ingredient? Is it a religious cult?

I wanted to find what exactly “Ayurveda” is so I spoke to Rebecca Powne, B.A., Ayurvedic Studies and founder of AWE Cosmeceuticals – a skincare brand based on extensive Ayurvedic studies fused with the western scientific findings.  Continue Reading

Health tips for your period

There is nothing that affects our appearance and wellbeing as much as our hormones do, specifically at a certain time of the month. Periods and the female reproductive system are a topic we tend to avoid unless we are trying to get pregnant, and other than that occasion we probably haven’t even discussed it with anyone since our high school sexual education class. I want that to change today because I know from personal experience how much it can mess with how I feel on the inside and how I look on the outside.

I’m going back to basics with the help of Naturopath, Kinesiologist & Nutritionist, Cassie Mendoza-Jones, to give you five things you need to know before your next cycle, including how to stay healthy, keeping pain at bay and her secret remedies/ products she trusts.  Continue Reading

How to prevent wrinkles

When I think of aging my first thought is of wrinkles. I believe I’ve taken care of my skin the best I can to prevent wrinkles as long as possible but the beauty industry is always changing, new innovations and discoveries are made everyday so perhaps I’m not as on top of it as I could be.

Before I get my first wrinkle, I want to know what I could be doing to prolong my youthful skin. I’m approaching 30 and this is the age majority of women will develop their first fine lines or wrinkles. If you are in the same situation I think these tips from anti-aging expert, Sia Hendry, will help us.  Continue Reading

Pilates Stretching Exercises

I take my body for granted. I know I have a relatively functioning, young, capable body but in the 28 years I’ve been inhabiting it I’ve done very little to look after it, in the grand scheme of things. I take spa days and I get manicures/pedicures but I neglect the things that will ensure it runs smoothly in the future – READ: muscles. That was until recently when I recommenced physiotherapy and pilates. It’s made a world of difference to my wellbeing but it’s been one key realisation that has changed my way of thinking. We need to stretch ourselves.

I am talking about stretching both physically and mentally but for today we will concentrate on the physical. Our muscles are kind of like rubber bands – if we stretch them regularly they stay in shape and continue to work, but if we leave them unused they dry up and will likely break when we do go to use them. Just like with those rubber bands, a little regular stretching can give us an extended period of use.

Now that I have you thinking about all the rubber bands you have that may be starting to dry-up, let’s hear from an expert on the important topic of stretching. Pilates pro, Peta Serras, has a list of 5 things we all need to know.  Continue Reading