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Fat - Skin friend not skin Foe

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

As we come into the Summer months, simply mention the word fat and you are likely to silence a room. So what if we were to tell you that there are in fact lots of health benefits and more importantly, skin benefits to incorporating heathy fats into your diet. It is widely accepted that unsaturated fats such as those found in avocados, oily fish and nuts have a protective effect on our health. Research shows that regular nut eaters tended to be slimmer, and benefitted from a significant reduction in heart disease and cancer. In addition to this, a large European study called PREDIMED demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet which is characteristically high in olive oil and healthy fats reduces…

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The 8 habits of Impeccably-Groomed Men

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

As Father's Day approaches (Sunday 19th June for those who didn't know...) we are turning our focus to the males in our life. Now ladies, I understand you may feel like some of your male counterparts are just beyond help, but there is still hope... So to all the Dads, Granddads, Husbands, Boyfriends, Brothers, Uncles and everything in between, here are the secrets you've been looking for, to be that one Impeccably Groomed Male in the room! 1. Get a male manicure (or at least clean your fingernails!) Nothing says YUCK like long dirty fingernails, so sort it out. Your hands are constantly on show, so don't let yourself down by offering a handshake with a poorly groomed hand. 2. And…

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Top Tips for (Fake) Tanning!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

You gotta fake it till you make it! With Summer just around the corner, everyone is looking to achieve that gorgeous sun kissed glow. I mean, who wants to be the palest in the room, but with so many horror stories of orange streaky legs, fake tanning can seem a little scary. That's why we have put together our tanning survival guide to help give you the best, natural looking tan (from a bottle!) 1. Preparation is key When looking to achieve a natural tan, it is important to prepare the skin as best as possible. In the week leading up to your tan, you need to exfoliate and moisturise as much as possible. This allows for the dry dead skins cells to…

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100 Day Reset Programme...Win £500 worth of products

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

We all know good skincare is an investment and all great things take time, so that's why we have teamed up with one of our favourite skincare brands Environ to take part in their 100 Day Skin Reset Challenge. What is the 100 Day Skin Reset Programme? Quite simply, it's a 100 day journey to healthier skin. A proven way to forget quick fixes and learn a longer term solution for the future. We'll help you achieve sustainable, healthier skin that you're proud of. You will be given a tailor made skincare regime, unique for your skins specific needs, along with expert advice from your therapist. Phase 1 - Days 0-30 Your therapist will do an in depth consultation to understand you, your skin…

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A Gift from Made For Life By Spiezia Organics

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Have you ever thought about going more organic with your skincare? Well now you have the chance... After being awarded stockist of the month by Made for Life By Spiezia Organics, we are delighted to welcome Angela Keen, Trainer from Spiezia Organics into the salon. She will be running a Spiezia Treatment Taster Day in salon on Tuesday 20th June 10am - 6pm. Enjoy a back massage, back scrub and mini facial as well as receiving expert skincare advice from Angela.   A £20 deposit is required to reserve your appointment, and is redeemable against any Spiezia products purchased on the day.    Using only the finest 100% natural and organic ingredients these treatments will relax, detox and calm even the most stressed of bodies. Slots are filling up fast so call 0208…

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What Does Organic Beauty Mean To You?...

Monday, May 8th, 2017

In honour of Organic Beauty and Wellness Week starting from 15th May, we are talking all things organic beauty in salon. As I've mentioned before in my previous posts, for a beauty product to be labelled organic, it only needs to contain a very small amount of organic compounds within in. Often, these products also contain a lot of other non organic ingredients that can sometimes be detrimental to your skin. When a product is labelled organic by the Soil Association, and shows the Soil Association logo on the packaging it is guaranteed to only contain organic ingredients. Made For Life by Spiezia Organics is a facial and body skincare brand that is certified organic, vegan and still made in…

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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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Ageing 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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