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Why are antioxidants important for your skin

Monday, April 24th, 2017

To better understand the important of Antioxidants within skincare, you first need to role of free radicals. Free radicals are damaged molecules that are missing an important electron, and these incomplete molecules are dangerous as they damage other cells in search of their missing part. Free radicals occur when a process called oxidation happens, they need their electron to survive, and are willing to kill other healthy cells to get it. What causes free radicals? Smoking Stress UV light Processed food Pollution Drugs How do free radicals affect skin Free radicals are a part of life, and at a very basic level they are the cause for aging. We do need them for the circle of life, but exposure to…

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Aging and Genetics...Luck or destiny?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Like mother, Like daughter, or not as the case may be...To what extent is the aging process predetermined by your parents? When it comes to genetics, they certainly do have an influence over how well a person will age, and at the rate this process will happen, but all is not lost. Sections of DNA called telomeres are attached to the end of chromosomes, acting like the plastic tips of shoelaces to stop them fraying. The length of your telomeres is an indicator of your longevity. Now here is the important part...Whilst the propensity for short telomeres is inherited, vitamin A can help to lengthen them. Dr Des Fernandes, the founder (and anti aging GURU) of Environ says "Vitamin A has an…

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6 Reasons to try Sugaring this Season

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

With the sun beginning to peak it's head out from behind the clouds, it's finally that time of year to start showing some skin! Sugaring is a lesser known form of natural hair removal which dates back to the Egyptian era. A natural blend of sugar, water and lemon juice is used to remove the entire hair from the root in exactly the same way as waxing, whilst causing little to no irritation to the skin. Heavenly Green are proud to be one of the few salons trained in this technique with its unique, more gentle approach to the art of hair removal. Here are our top 6 reasons why you should give sugaring a go this Season! 1. Less Irritation to…

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Spring has Sprung! Our top 5 products this season

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Spring is popping up all over....and with this gorgeous weather (however long may it last) we are blowing away the cobwebs and getting ourselves Spring ready this week. So,here are Heavenly Green's top 5 products to help you feel rejuvenated, revitalised and refreshed for this upcoming season! 5. Embrace The Day Body Scrub from Made for Life by Spiezia Organics Nothing makes your skin feel more zingy and refreshed than a great body scrub, and this is our favourite body product from Spiezia. This deliciously smelling award winning organic scrub sloughs away dead skin cells revealing gorgeously soft polished skin. Containing a blend of brown sugar, calendula petals and lemongrass it leaves you feeling lighter and brighter ready to face the day.…

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NEW Body Treatments from Environ

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

It is common knowledge that Heavenly Green has long been an Environ Salon. After a recent trip to The Professional Beauty Show, we were incredibly excited to see the launch of the Body Probe from Environ. This device will harness the same powerful technology of sonophoresis¬†and¬†Iontophoresis previously only used for Environ Facials, allowing for active ingredients to be penetrated 4000% deeper than massage alone. The probe can be used to target any problem area on the body including Upper arms Decollate Stomach Thighs Buttocks Stretch marks, loose skin, cellulite and skin tone are all improved with this revolutionary treatment. Perfect for post pregnancy, post weight loss or aging skin. We are also excited to now be stocking a range of Environ Body Homecare products which will…

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Pollution VS Your Skin

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Recent media reports that pollution levels are at an unprecedented high, and living in the hustle and bustle of London can make it difficult to get away from pollution. Environmental influences negatively affect your skin more than we realise. From traffic fumes to cigarette smoke, cancer causing free radicals are ever present in the air we breathe, so it's no wonder our skin takes a daily beating. It is very easy to come home after a busy ride on the tube and want to scrub away the impurities of the day. Contrary to popular belief however, exfoliation can actually make the negative effects of pollution worse. The skin is made up of 5 layers, with the stratum corneum being the outermost…

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6 Reasons to get a Pedicure

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Spring is on the horizon, and although it doesn't feel like it just yet, warmer weather is coming. After hiding your toes away throughout the depths of Winter, it is now time to blow away the cobwebs and show those little pinkies some LOVE! So, here are Heavenly Green's top 6 reasons you need to get a pedicure....now 1. Pedicures are about more than just some pretty polish (although it does look nice!) Having regular pedicures can help maintain foot health, reducing the chance of ingrown toenails, removing a build up of hard skin and preventing corns and calluses. 2. Pedicures improve circulation By massaging the foot and lower leg area you stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, thus brining fresh nutrients and…

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Why micro needling is the best thing for your skin

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Micro needling has recently become the must have homecare product. Easy, effective and pain free, micro needling at home is a great way to spice up your skincare routine this Spring. The Principle A micro needling device is rolled over the skin and punches micro holes through the horny layer. This allows for products to be absorbed 10,000 x deeper into the epidermis. Other benefits of micro needling include Stimulating collagen production Reduces deep wrinkles and fine lines Reduces Acne scarring ( should not be used on current inflamed acne) Reduces stretch marks Helps improve skin texture and tone Reduction in hyperpigmentation due to increased absorption of vitamin enhanced treatment creams Micro needling is easy to perform, simply roll over the entire…

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Eczema

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Eczema is a very common skin condition affecting up to 60% of the population at any one time. Whilst it is more prevalent in childhood, some adults will be affected by the condition for life. Eczema is defined as an inflammatory condition of the skin resulting in sore red and dry patches that can bleed. There are 5 different types of Eczema Discoid Eczema - a type of eczema that occurs in circular or oval patches on the skin Contact Dermatitis - a type of eczema that occurs when the body comes into contact with a particular substance Varicose Eczema - a type of eczema that most often affects the lower legs and is caused by problems with the flow…

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Massage during Pregnancy

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Massage during pregnancy can be a wonderfully relaxing and enchanting experience for both the mother and the unborn child. A woman's body goes through tremendous change throughout the 9 months of pregnancy. Nausea, weight gain, muscle aches and breast tenderness are just a few of more undesirable changes that happen to a women's body. Pregnancy massage aims to alleviate some of the symptoms of a growing tummy and provide a relaxing and calming environment for the mother and child. The benefits of pregnancy massage include Improved lymphatic drainage This helps to eliminate toxins and reduce swelling and oedema in the body Improved Digestion Helping with constipation and haemorrhoids Releases Compression of trapped nerves Releases muscular tension Tight sore muscles are released Helps reduce varicose…

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