Valentines greetings, all!
I am secretly wishing for an extra hour in bed and a late breakfast that I didn’t cook in the morning sunshine of the 14th 🙂 VALENTINES DAY… it marks my love and it goes both ways. So perhaps I won’t get my precious hour but whatever happens I will be content knowing that lives shared are always full of complexity, full of compromise. If we really care about each other, what else must we do but nurture?
Saroj and Agnelo at PRANA
Valentines: it’s for men too!
It occurs to me that in the giving and receiving of love our menfolk sometimes take second place, but we are ‘as one’ are we not?
Building our lives, struggling and celebrating together?
Until end of February 2015, choose a facial or a massage from our MEN’S RANGE and he will also receive a complimentary 15 minute Indian Head Massage valued at $25.
Book online or call 0408 680 747
Snacking can be good for you!
Did you know that snacking can actually be good for your skin? Yes, eating every few hours is a good way to keep your blood sugar stable but the trick is, of course, to eat small and often.
Good snacks include nuts (rich in omega 3 fatty acids). Choose walnuts, almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts for skin-plumping benefits.
We’re in strawberry season now so enjoy them with some dark chocolate! Research tells us that dark chocolate actually aids smoother, moist skin (plus, cocoa is high in antioxidants).
Try sweet potatoes too. They are rich in vitamins C and A and are the healthy alternative to traditional chips.
The important thing is to know that as your tastes change – and they will – you’ll find your skin clearing, you’ll eat less, shed excess weight and feel much more energetic.
Question Time: your guide to beauty & wellbeing
Q. Hi Saroj, I was wondering if you could tell me how long I should keep my makeup for. I’ve had some of my eye shadow, liners and powders a long time. Is it dangerous to keep them or is that just a marketing ploy to make you buy more? Thank you.
Ingrid, January 2015
A. Ingrid, I’m sure that the cosmetics industry would like you to buy more often! But here is my take on it: more important is the cocktail of chemicals that our skin absorbs on a daily basis. You see, even the most expensive brands contain chemicals which, when mixed with other brands, have the potential to cause eye infections, allergic reactions, the spread of bacteria, hormonal inbalances and premature ageing.
My advice would be to buy only certified organic cosmetics, don’t keep them (even lipstick) longer than six months; and keep your supply of products down to a minimum so that you use them up while they are still relatively fresh. For advice on organic cosmetic brands, just call me…
♥ WHAT’S YOUR QUESTION? Get in touch and we’ll advise (and with your permission, we’ll also feature it next month).