The Way Tanning Tablets Work

One of the latest methods UK consumers have discovered for enhancing a tan is tanning tablets. These are pills or supplements which are formulated to help your body to tan naturally and to fight the negative effects of UV exposure from within. Tanning tablets work because they contain canthaxanthin, which belongs to a family of yellow/red pigments known as cartenoids. Canthaxanthin is the chemical that gives colour to brine shrimp and crustaceans, amongst many other fish, plants, and even mushrooms. It is also used in food manufacturing as a colour additive, where it is known as Food Orange 8, carophyll red, or roxanthin 10. If you look, you will find that most red, orange, or yellow processed foods contain canthaxanthin on the list of ingredients.
However, though many tanning tablets containing canthaxanthin are already on the market, the FDA have not yet approved the use of the chemical as a tanning agent. Only small amounts of canthaxanthin are used as colour additives, whilst larger amounts are needed for tanning and this may have harmful side effects. Overusing the chemical can cause damage to the eyes, stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhoea. You should always consult your doctor before starting to take any kind of supplement, even if solely for aesthetic purposes.
You should also be aware that the ingestion of canthaxanthin won’t show results overnight. At least two weeks of consistently taking tablets containing the chemical is required before enough dye builds up in your skin to be visible. Unfortunately, this also means that if you aren’t happy with the colour your skin becomes, it will take at least two weeks after you stop taking the tablets before your skin will return to its normal tone.

Enjoying a refreshing and cleansing body wash

I love the luscious embrace scents of Olay’s cleansing body wash with jojoba butter and crushed orchid extract. With only a small amount squeezed into a wet puff then rubbing it smoothly on the skin unleashes a rich lather. I love the smell of its refreshing scent and the feel as it envelops my body and it feels just like a botanical-infused steam treatment, so no need for me to spend on expensive steam baths when it can be done in the comforts of our own bathroom.

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Treat Your Feet

So summer’s here at last, which means that it’s time (finally!)to put those boots to the back of your wardrobe and reach for a pair of strappy sandals instead. But before you strip off your socks and shoes, make sure that your feet are looking healthy and well looked after by giving them a bit of TLC.

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And what better way to treat your feet than with a pedicure. Salon costs can be pretty pricey but if you invest in the right products you can just as easily polish up those nails in the comfort of your own home and save yourself a bit of money in the long run. Pedicures are easy once you know how. If you’re a bit of a novice in this area, a simple internet search will point you in the right direction and there’s an abundance of videos out there to guide you, step-by-step, so that you can correctly trim and polish up your nails.

If you’re on the hunt for great products to really give those feet the treat they deserve, look no further than online retailer Zalando, who have a good selection of beauty products on offer from several big name brands such as Burt’s Bees, Lavera, Cowshed and the Yes To range.

The best bit about buying beauty products online at Zalando is that delivery is completely free! So give their beauty section a whirl and polish up those feet in time for summer.

Light Therapy for a Beautiful You

The modern technology has brought a lot of advancements in the field of medicine. Several medical devices using the light therapy or commonly known as phototherapy has been discovered to treat a number of disorders. These devices passed on intensive analysis and trials which are clinically tested and medically proven before it vend in the market.

We can now manage home treatment to remedy acne problems, to have a hair-free beautiful skin, rejuvenate aging facial complexion and even teeth whitening without the danger of breaking teeth enamel in just a matter of days.


The light is administered for a prescribed amount of time or in some cases, at a specific time of day. The blue light device is used as a solution for acne clearing suitable for all skin types. It kills the pimple bacteria and treats acne breakout fast.  While the red light delivers a professional photofacial experience for anti-aging. It brings a soft, smooth and glowing skin.

The innovative ionic technology does wonders for a visibly whiter teeth with no sensitivity nor irritation effect. Thus gives white sparkling teeth for a comfortable beaming smile. On the other hand, the device that uses a combined Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies conveys a safe and fast way to achieve permanent hair reduction.

Light energy and gentle warming promises a big difference in projecting a beautiful you.

Exfoliation Yeah or Nay

One of the ways to make a skin glow is to peel off and shed away dead skin cells from our body.  You can have it done in a spa or in the comforts of your own bathroom.

Before I make use of a loofah with soap but according to studies, overtime it accumulates and loaded up with bacteria, so I stopped using it.




Instead of using loofah I bought exfoliating gloves, I love using it, for it gently exfoliates and massages away dryness, leaving skin smooth and invigorated. It is so easy to use, just slip on gloves and use with your favorite bath gel to lather up and massage, concentrating on the dry and rough areas of the body.

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Recently, I won an Asian Secrets gift pack in an online contest. Six tubs of Lulur Indonesian Whitening body scrubs with Seaweed Extract and Vitamin E, Green Tea and Vitamin E and Licorice and Mulberry Leaf Extract. Paired with the body scrubs are 6 Bengkoang Indonesian Whitening Soap. I like the soft feel of my skin after using it. You can feel how the tiny beads work in stripping off the dead skin cells away from your body.  As per instructions, use it before bath while the skin is still dry, but I observed it still works well even if the body is already wet.

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Exfoliation works wonders in sloughing off dead skin cells, yet too much exfoliating may do you more harm than good so never exfoliate daily, once a week scrub date is enough for a year round glow.


Factors behind Hair loss

Thinning hair causes us to appear older. In females hair thinning may be brought by hormone imbalances. These hormonal changes tend to weaken hair. Other aspects to consider are anxiety or stress, inadequate nourishment, ailments and response to particular medications, childbirth and menopause, repeated coloring, styling, curling and straightening.
Prior to hair falling out, be aware of the early warning signs and indicators of hairloss including persistent dandruff, flaking and cracking as well as scalp soreness and irritability.
Proper care should be done to avoid more damage. Hair conditioning is very important after every shampoo.  Treatment products like Novuhair, a hair solution to help solve hair thinning to keep baldness away.

Fanny Serrano a renowned beauty stylist, shared how he once had a problem with hairfall and hair loss. He personally endorses and shares the healthy hair formula based on his personal experience of using the product. His advice to those whowant to try it is to use it twice a day, which is in the morning and at night.