Raising your defenses

Raising low defenses with 3 Natural Products

Raising low defenses is a necessity that must be considered when they are compromised or weakened.

Symptoms of low defenses

You can notice various physical, skin and pathological symptoms that our body gives signals of low defenses.

  • A first symptom is frequent infections or that these tend to last longer than usual like a simple flu that takes time to heal.
  • Blood problems such as anemia can occur.
  • Tiredness that can be excessive.
  • Low-grade fever or recurrent fever.
  • Digestive problems such as loss of appetite, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • White or red spots may appear on the skin.

Frequent infections with a low immune system: Pneumonia, meningitis, skin infections, bronchitis.

What are the factors that can lower the defenses? For example, stress, certain pathologies, the excessive use of antibiotics, the cold, the change of season, inadequate nutrition, an inadequate night’s rest, etc. In addition, the immune system deteriorates over the years.

Especially in these situations, the ineffectiveness of the immune system leads to an increased susceptibility to infections. This is why diseases caused by pathological agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are triggered.

Subir las defensas

The best and most effective way to strengthen the immune system is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. In general, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, not smoking, not exceeding alcohol consumption, keeping body weight and blood pressure under control, sleeping at least 7-8 hours a night and scrupulously observing the rules of personal hygiene.

If the healthy lifestyle needs support, it can be helpful to turn to natural products to boost low defenses.

Here we present 3 allies who collaborate in the proper functioning of our defenses.

Raising low defenses with 3 Natural Products

1.Vitamin C

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, belongs to the group of so-called water-soluble vitamins, that is, those that cannot accumulate in the body, but must be taken regularly through food.

What is vitamin C used for?

Vitamin C participates in many metabolic reactions and in the biosynthesis of amino acids, hormones and collagen.

Thanks to its strong antioxidant powers, vitamin C raises the barriers of the immune system and helps the body prevent the risk of tumors, especially in the stomach, by inhibiting the synthesis of carcinogenic substances. In addition, its contribution is essential for the neutralization of free radicals.

2. Cordyceps mushroom

Cordyceps sinensis is the botanical name of a characteristic fungus of traditional Chinese medicine. It has toning properties, useful for increasing body energy, stimulating the immune system and improving physical resistance.

All the properties of Cordyceps mushroom  

Immunomodulatory and antitumor, hypoglycemic, antihypertensive effect,
Promoter of liver, heart and kidney health and function,
Anti-aging, aphrodisiac, cholesterol lowering,
Regulator of the sleep-wake cycle,
Antitussive, expectorant and antiasthmatic.

3. Transfer factors for raising low defenses

Transfer factors are designed to support normal immune function. In fact, they are important immunological agents that activate and modulate the work in all areas of the immune system.
When these come into contact with a germ, they store the characteristics of the latter. It is as if they take “chemical photographs” of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. This information remains ready for specific immunoglobulins (antibodies) to be produced very quickly when any abnormal cell, classified as unknown, appears to attack until destruction.
Transfer factors regulate and activate the innate and acquired immune systems in the most natural way.

 

 

And as you always know that you can count on us for whatever you need, to the extent that we can, we are here to help you in these moments of mandatory confinement.

Do not hesitate to contact us through mail info@aurumwellbeing.com or by whatsapp at +34 664477019 we will be happy to assist you

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Essential oils to stimulate the defenses

Essential oils to stimulate the defenses are a very useful tool, especially in this period of virus diffusion In fact, they stimulate the production of immunoglobulins, which are called antibodies.

These prevent attack by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Next we talk about essential oils to boost the immune system.

In fact stress, fatigue and bad habits are the cause of lowering of defenses.

Essential oils to stimulate the defenses and boost the immune system

Marjoram essential oil

Marjoram essential oil is rich in tannins, flavonoids, and terpenes. Above all, it strengthens the immune defenses.

Main properties:

Balsamic and expectorant: in case of cold and cough. Relieve pain: combat abdominal cramps and rheumatic disorders (massage). Sedative and relaxing: combat insomnia (bath). La imagen tiene un atributo ALT vacío; su nombre de archivo es herb-972453_1280_optimized-1030x682.jpg

Oregano essential oil

By increasing the blood concentration of type G immunoglobulins, it is used mainly for the treatment of respiratory diseases, starting with the common cold. In fact one of the beneficial substances contained in the essential oil of oregano is carvacrol, which would be useful to counteract the spread of different viruses and bacteria.

Ravintsara essential oil

Studies have been conducted that demonstrated the antiviral effect of this essential oil. To combat colds at the first symptoms (itchy nose, sneezing, etc.), it is recommended to inhale the essential oil of ravintsara every half hour with a handkerchief impregnated with a few drops. It is also highly recommended as a room scent to prevent viral bacteria that are activated in the air, especially in winter, or in environments with cold people.

Ravintsara essential oil is tolerable in all age groups and is an extraordinary cure. How to use essential oils to boost the immune system 2-3 drops of ravintsara essential oil can be put on the inside of the doll and rub one doll against the other. It is also recommended to inhale deeply, In this way, the aromatic molecules penetrate the skin until they reach the bloodstream. In children and babies it can be diluted in vegetable oil (almond, rosehip, etc.) or in moisturizing cream. It is then applied to the soles of the feet. This treatment is also indicated for pregnant women.

Japanese facial massage course

Japanese facial massage course

Japanese Kobido Facial Massage Course The Japanese Facial Massage Course is a unique opportunity to learn massage techniques to enhance the aesthetics of the face, neck and décolleté and help to benefit the emotional sphere of those who receive it. The course does not require prior preparation, it is open to everyone.

Kobido is an ancient Japanese technique, used to perform a natural lift to the face, neck and décolleté. Born in China but later imported to Japan in the 5th century AD, it was used for the first time in samurai, as a technique capable of restoring balance between mind and body. Later this type of massage was valued by the empress as an anti-aging massage for the face of the emperors. In Japan it is considered the natural lifting alternative to plastic surgery, as it provides elasticity and hydration to the skin, reducing wrinkles.

The treatment is suitable for any type of skin. The Japanese Facial Massage Course, in addition to teaching a new technique, according to the oriental tradition, also transmits a philosophy of life in which we find an indissoluble link between natural beauty and inner well-being.

Dates: January 30, 2021 or February 27, 2021

Hours: 10-19.30 Price of the 8-hour course: 121 euro (VAT included)

Limited places: Reservation info@aurumwellbeing.com

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Kobido Massage Course Program

  • History of Kobido Massage
  • Treatment characteristics
  • Effectiveness against stress
  • Indications and contraindications of massage
  • Treatment on face, neck, décolleté and scalp
  • Execution of the complete sequence of treatment for a duration of about 60 minutes

Quarantine Wellbeing

Care to restore well-being after quarantine

Aurum Wellbeing would like to give you advice on the care to recover well-being after quarantine. It has been a very difficult few weeks. Almost two months of confinement full of worries in which the nerves have been on the surface and that is something that not only our mind has suffered, but also our body. Our routines have completely changed, in many cases, the diet has also changed and insomnia has made an appearance. To this must be added that our physical activity has been drastically reduced by the mere fact of not being able to leave the house. It has been something detrimental to our well-being.

Fortunately, little by little we are welcoming this “new normality”. In which we must focus on recovering part of that well-being that we had lost. Taking up sports gradually is the best way to achieve it, as long as it is done consciously and setting realistic goals. It is also advisable to be constant in practice and not forget that recovery is as important as activation. Especially now that more injuries can occur.

For this, in order to achieve better stamina and accelerate the recovery period, massages can be a determining key factor.

These massages, in addition to the therapeutic or decontracting ones, can also be an excellent way to take care of our back and give it an extra dose of pampering after so many sedentary days in which surely there have been incorrect postures in chairs or armchairs that have not done more than harm us.

It is clear that physically it has not been easy for many parts of the body, so all help is little.

Regain well-being after quarantine with treatments such as lymphatic drenage.

In this treatment, slow and rhythmic pressures are exerted on the legs to try to end the accumulation of liquids in certain areas, they are also appreciated. At Aurum Wellbeing we are experts in this technique, perfect for eliminating toxins and feeling an immediate sense of lightness. Also the anti celulitis massage, another of our center´s specialties that we recommend in order to reconnect with states of being.

Care for your skin

In addition, now is the ideal time to restore that shine to our skin, drier than usual, with a lack of tone and a lack of vitamin D after so many days constantly exposed to the blue light emitted by electronic devices. The treatment that can best achieve this goal is a good professional facial cleansing like the one we do at Aurum Wellbeing. Because it allows the skin to be completely purified by removing dead cells, blackheads, pimples or other small skin defects that may have appeared in all this time. In addition, to remove dead cells from your body and make it easy for your body to regain color, you can opt for body exfoliation.

Afterwards, it is convenient not to lose the habit of taking care of our skin at home not only with daily hygiene but with the usual morning and night protocol. Better that it adapts to the characteristics of our face, as well as with a deep exfoliation once a week. Finally, we must not forget about sun protection now that walks are once again, part of our life even if they are limited. Because with the first sun exposure the appearance of spots or small pimples can be very common.

lymphatic drainage as post-surgery treatment

Lymphatic drainage as a post-surgery treatment

Did you know that lymphatic drainage as a postoperative treatment is really effective?

The benefits of manual lymphatic drainage are many. This time we want to focus on the use of lymphatic drainage as a postoperative treatment and tell you everything you need to know.

After undergoing an operative process, we can experience pain and discomfort that can make us uncomfortable and make it difficult to recover properly.

This is where lymphatic drainage comes in as one of the treatments that help us during the process.

All the possible benefits

This is a massage that is used to reduce the accumulation and retention of lymphatic fluid. When applied, the liquid is evacuated which brings us multiple benefits.

One of the most sought after results is the reabsorption of edema and reducing the appearance of swelling.

After an operation, the skin tissues can be damaged and we run the risk of hardening around the scar. By activating the correct circulation, we are collaborating with the rapid recovery of our skin without hardening.

In addition, during a surgical intervention, we expose ourselves to the administration of serum, anesthesia and/or medication, which remains in our bloodstream and can take time to be eliminated.

The stimulation of lymph through this massage helps us eliminate these components more quickly, accelerating our recovery.

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When is lymphatic drainage recommended as a post-surgery treatment?

Lymphatic drainage as a post-surgery treatment is recommended above all in aesthetic interventions such as liposuction, lifting, rhinoplasty, breast prostheses or abdominoplasty.

It can be suggested for a non-aesthetic operation where its application also contributes to recovery.

Remember that you always need the recommendation and approval of your doctor or surgeon before performing this treatment.

Once you have the indication of a professional, you can begin to carry out the sessions within the first week of the postoperative period.

The number and frequency of the sessions vary according to the evolution and the recovery, but in general, it is recommended to do it two or three times a week during the first fifteen days.

After this time, the sessions can be more spaced and more specific work on the scar.

Usually between 6 and 10 sessions are recommended.

Regarding each session

The practice of postoperative lymphatic drainage is applied throughout the body, beyond the intervened area, achieving an all-around lymphatic circulatory stimulation.  

In our aesthetic center in Barcelona, we have everything you need to perform this treatment in a professional way.

Each session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, in which a gentle and light massage will be performed activating the lymphatic system to achieve our goals.

If you want to know more about this technique and its other applications, you can read this article.

Profound relaxation Barcelona

Deep Tissue Massage: Profound relaxation

The profound relaxation that is achieved with the therapeutic and decontracting massage Deep Tissue has many benefits for psychophysical health. The technique used in this massage is based on slow and perceptual work, which involves all the muscles and joint structures. In short, it is a passive stretch that creates space in the tissue and joints, and thus manages to mobilize even the deep layers.

Profound relaxation: all the benefits of a massage

Do you have a feeling of stiffness in your neck and shoulders? Do you have pain and tension in your back, lower back or lower extremities?

It helps liberate your body from tissue adhesions and improves blood and lymphatic circulation, with benefits for tissue nutrition and consequent purification of toxins accumulated in the body.

Relajación profunda

Recover the sense of yourself and your body

The deep relaxation that is achieved with this treatment derives from working on the points of tension that cause reflected pain even in areas distant from the causal source. This technique is very effective at the muscle-joint level, in terms of relaxation, reactivation of circulation and mobility of tissues. In fact, it is an all-around complete work in the sense that it operates at all levels, from the lymphatic to the deeper level, from the cardiovascular to the nervous, from the respiratory to the visceral.

Postural and structural realignment: straighter and healthier back

Thanks to the Deep Tissue body management, correct movement is restored and even posture is corrected. In fact, we act on breathing, joints and the spine, improving balance and proprioception, coordination and resistance. Thus the muscles lengthen and strengthen, producing general well-being.

How do we do this massage?

The treatment consists of maneuvers performed firmly but with a constant and delicate touch, to facilitate the dissolution of contractures without causing discomfort or pain. The loosening of the “knots” that are formed at the level of the connective tissue makes it possible to restore physiological blood circulation, promote greater elasticity and reduce inflammatory states in the muscles. Fingers, knuckles, palms, elbows, and forearms are the various “tools” used to effectively reach and act on the muscle layers.

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The Perfect tan: 5 tips from professionals

Do you dream of the perfect tan, intense, uniform, healthy and long-lasting? Below you will discover how to achieve it by following a few simple recommendations.

1. Prepare your skin for a perfect tan

To promote a perfect tan, it is highly advisable to prepare your skin before exposure to the sun. You can use an exfoliant for your face and body weeks prior to the holidays at least once a week. This removes the so-called “dead cells”, thus avoiding an “uneven” tan. All you have to do is distribute the product evenly and massage in a gentle circular motion from the bottom up, not forgetting critical areas such as the armpits and the inside of the knees. Then, rinse off with cool water and apply your favorite moisturizing lotion.

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Advantages of  body scrub (Body exfoliation)

Exfoliation is the essential ritual to remove dead cells from our body, particularly the areas most exposed to external agents.

  • Cleanses the skin of impurities: exfoliation stimulates cell regeneration and superficial blood microcirculation.
  • Eliminates blemishes and helps to even out skin tone.
  • Prevents premature aging: during exfoliation, cell regeneration is accelerated and blood circulation is activated, this allows the skin to receive more nutrients and oxygen.
  • Detoxifies: helps stimulate the proper functioning of the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins through the pores of the skin. Also, the skin appears much smoother, brighter and more even.
  • In our beauty center in Barcelona we offer body exfoliation treatments to regenerate your skin and massages with essential oils to provide deep hydration to your body.

To prepare the skin for exposure from the inside, it is also useful to take, at least a month before, a supplement rich in carotenoids and antioxidants.

2. Expose yourself gradually and at the right times

To encourage melanin production, it would be good to gradually expose yourself in the first few days. Therefore, it is better to have a short but constant exposure compared to endless sessions in the sun, which can cause burns. In fact, the tan during the first days is due to the melanin already available in the epidermis, but it is destined to disappear in a short time. Furthermore, it is sufficient to be exposed to the sun for a maximum of 45 minutes a day, since beyond this limit no more melanin is produced. To obtain a perfect tan while preserving the health of the skin, it is necessary to avoid the central hours of the day. In fact, the best time is in the morning until 11 and in the afternoon after 16. Also, if you move, the tan will be more homogeneous.

3. Diet and hydration

To promote good skin pigmentation, it is ideal to adopt a diet rich in beta-carotene and vitamins C, E and A at least one month before exposure. So go ahead with seasonal fruits (apricots, peaches, and cantaloupe) and carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes, and dried fruit. To help the skin stay hydrated, it is essential to drink at least 1.5 or 2 liters of water per day (or natural juices and centrifuges). When food alone is not enough, it is also possible to use specific solar supplements, based on natural extracts and antioxidant vitamins. For example, Bronzea’t by TweeG, based on Beta-carotene, L-Tyrosine, L-Cystine., Vitamin B.

4. Adequate protection

To get a good tan without running the risk of burning and peeling, you should always use a sunscreen that is appropriate for your skin type. The solar product you choose must be able to protect against all types of ultraviolet radiation (UVB, short UVA and long UVA); to be photostable (that is, it does not change with light); safe, non-toxic and non-sensitizing; resistant to water (or “very resistant to water”) and sweat; Easy to apply and pleasant on the skin.

 

Other factors that can influence the effectiveness of sunscreen

Phototype. Fair-skinned, fair-skinned people (especially those with freckles and blonde or red hair) should be particularly diligent when applying sunscreen (or protecting their skin with clothing and hats). Duration and expected exposure time. Altitude. UV radiation is estimated to increase by 4% for every 1000 meters of altitude. Therefore, at higher altitudes, sunscreen should be applied and reapplied more often Latitude. the intensity of the sun becomes greater if you get closer to the equator, therefore you should also adapt your sun protection strategies. Climatic characteristics. High levels of temperature and humidity trigger increased perspiration, decreasing the potential effectiveness of the sunscreen. Age. Children and the elderly require a higher protection factor. Presence of any reflective surface. Sand, snow, ice and water can reflect up to 80% of UV rays, intensifying the exposure (reflected radiation). The simultaneous intake of medication or the presence of any pathology can increase sensitivity to the sun.

5. After-sun care

A perfect and homogeneous tan requires adequate hydration of the skin which, especially at sea or in the pool, is subject to dryness caused by the wind, chlorine and salt. That is why after each “sunbath”, in the evening after showering, it is good to rehydrate the epidermis with a specific product. Essential oils are helpful in keeping the skin soft and hydrated and have a soothing and refreshing action. For example, argan oil is very suitable for hydrating and repairing cells after sun exposure.

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Treating sunburn with essential oils

Even for sunburn, nature comes to our aid. Here is the recipe for the soothing compound for a shock treatment. Summer, sea and sun. Tanning fans love to be in the sun for hours on end, relax, read, rest and enjoy the heat that only summer can bring us. Although creams with UV protection are now essential, sometimes it happens that we get burned. And making our skin turns red, burns, and becomes more sensitive. But do not worry, even if prevention is better than  to cure, there is always a remedy that nature can offer us, in this case, with essential oils.

Essential oils for sunburn during the summer are foolproof and completely natural methods. What better than an essential oil that makes burns and redness disappear? The premise, in any case, is always the same: applying a good sunscreen based on your skin type is the first step to confront the sun’s rays without burning yourself. However, sometimes, sunburns occur in parts of the body where the protection has probably not been spread evenly, etc. Therefore, turning to essential oils for sunburn will be very helpful.

Let’s take a closer look together at some of the essential oils

 

Chamomile essential oil to relieve sunburn

Due to its high percentage of chamazulene, an anti-inflammatory principle, Chamomile essential oil exerts a soothing action on irritated skin, especially if it is very sensitive, dry and redness For localized burns, erythema, and solar eruptions, apply 1 drop of chamomile essential oil directly on the area that has been affected, diluted in St. John’s wort oil or body cream. The skin will be immediately less irritated, well hydrated, and will immediately feel more regenerated. It is recommended to use the compound only at night when the sun has already set because some essential oils are photosensitive and can cause stains on the skin in direct sunlight.

Contraindications Remember that all essential oils should be avoided in the first three months of pregnancy and during lactation. When in doubt ask your trusted aromatherapist. Recommendations for use: It is recommended to dilute the essential oils with an aloe vera cream, or argan or rosehip oil that is regenerative and helps the skin recover without flaking. Apply 2 times a day for 3 days even when the effect is immediate to prevent flaking and for the skin to recover quickly.

Other essential oils for sunburn and erythema

Lavender essential oil

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In terms of healing properties, lavender essential oil is perfect for wounds, stings, sunburns and erythema. Thanks to its active ingredients, it can soothe the skin in a matter of seconds.

Tea Tree essential oil

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Used in dozens of natural treatments to treat problems related to the body, face, hair, tea tree is also used for burns caused by sun exposure. Its important antibiotic properties, in fact, will allow your skin to heal from even the most serious burns.

Peppermint essential oil

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Peppermint, thyme, and eucalyptus are part of that group of essential oils that can soothe the skin. Peppermint essential oil is also known for its important pain-relieving properties. However, not everyone knows that its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties are equally strong, especially when it comes to sunburn. In fact, it will soothe “damaged” skin, providing immediate relief and a pleasant feeling of freshness. Bonus tip: in case of headache and / or nausea caused by excessive sun exposure, you can use peppermint essential oil to alleviate this type of discomfort.

Cypress Essential Oil

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Cypress essential oil (diluted in a pure vegetable oil, such as sweet almond oil or, better yet, St. John’s wort oil), is used to relieve and treat all kinds of burns. Its excellent healing and soothing properties, in fact, will help the skin to regenerate.

Geranium Essential Oil

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It is used diluted 5-10%. Its healing and antiseptic properties guarantee a very positive result for the skin. Not surprisingly, it is also used in after-sun creams, very often in combination with peppermint and chamomile essential oils.

Calendula vegetable oil

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To alleviate the symptoms of sun redness, you can benefit from calendula essential oil for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties. St. John’s wort oil https://aurumwellbeing.com/producto/esencial-oil-hyperico-bio-5-ml/ Hypericum oil, rich in carotene and flavonoids, has a powerful healing action, in case of burns.

Contraindications We remember that all essential oils should be avoided in the first three months of pregnancy and during lactation. When in doubt ask your trusted aroma therapist. Recommendations for use: It is recommended to dilute the essential oils with an aloe vera cream, or argan or rosehip oil that is regenerative and helps the skin recover without flaking. Apply 2 times a day for 3 days even when the effect is immediate to prevent flaking and for the skin to recover quickly.

How to do a body exfoliation

How is a body exfoliation carried out?

How is a body exfoliation done? It often sounds like a complex and occasional practice. Next, we will explain in detail what it consists of, how many times it is recommended to do it, and all its benefits. Generally, exfoliation consists of the elimination of dead cells and the consequent revitalization of the skin tissue, thanks to the elimination of the superficial states of the epidermis. It is an extremely important procedure for physical well-being as a whole. So it can (or rather should!) be done both on the skin areas of the face and on the rest of the body.

The many benefits of exfoliation

By removing dead cells, you inevitably also remove all residual makeup or accumulated dirt. Consequently, it not only has an aesthetic effect but also allows the elimination of germs and bacteria. If the skin is free of dead cells and dirt residues (makeup, powders derived from external atmospheric agents), the skin tissue is oxygenated and cell renewal is promoted. After exfoliation, the skin becomes fresher, cleaner, brighter, purified, regenerated, with a healthy appearance. When exfoliation is carried out, an increase in dermal circulation is promoted thanks to the massage performed and physiological epidermal turnover is stimulated. In addition, if the exfoliation is carried out periodically, other benefits can be obtained, such as the reduction of the appearance of pimples, blackheads and reduction of large pores. Apart from a healing effect that produces immediate tangible effects, exfoliation is also very useful to practice good prevention.

Exfoliation and wrinkles

In fact, it prevents not only the occlusion of the pores that could cause the appearance of blackheads or more infections of the skin. It even delays the appearance of wrinkles and reduces the risk of spots on the skin. For acne skin, exfoliation is an extremely important practice. For this reason, exfoliating the facial skin, especially for those who suffer from hormonal disorders or excessive seborrheic production, allows to eliminate excess oil and delay the appearance of that annoying shiny effect that often causes numerous problems in the application of makeup. There are different techniques, from chemical to natural scrubs, and each method is more or less appropriate according to different needs, skin types and different areas of the body. Certainly, the methods used for the face are not the same as those used for feet or inner thighs. One thing is for sure: each area is as important as the others. Let’s see how to exfoliate the skin according to everyone’s needs.

Exfoliating facial skin

The face is an extremely delicate and sensitive area, prone to redness and inflammation. Before exfoliating, an essential step is to ensure that the skin is perfectly clean. How do you make a spoliation of the face? It is essential to prepare the skin properly, using the steam exposure technique to dilate the occluded pores, allowing the product to penetrate more easily. Then apply a generous dose of specific exfoliant product to the face and lightly massage the tissues.

We choose a product with a smaller and thinner grain; we take special care in the area around the eyes to prevent the product from coming into contact with the cornea and causing inflammation. By circularly massaging all areas of the face, the skin peels off by removing dirt and dead cells. The massage should be light to avoid creating abrasions. Then we proceed with the rinse to remove the scrub and any residue. In mature skin, especially in women 40 years and older, exfoliation is an extremely recommended practice as it regenerates the skin and produces an anti-aging effect.

Body peeling

How is a body exfoliation? This technique allows the elimination of spots on the skin, blackheads and acne. Its effect is surprising and can significantly improve the appearance of even the most problematic skin, promoting cell renewal after treatment. Formulas that include substances such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid or salicylic acid promote rapid peeling of the epidermis. They also have antibacterial and soothing properties. Glycolic acid-based products are the exfoliants par excellence. By virtue of its many beneficial properties, this chemical element more than any other, in fact, is widely used in the cosmetic sector. In addition to exfoliating, more generally, the compound works on the superficial layer of the epidermis, compacting, unifying and increasing its elasticity. The more intense glycolic acid peel is particularly effective in treating a more mature and problematic skin face: it helps keep skin healthy, elastic and clean, improving freckles, age spots and even wrinkles.

Scrub

For this method, compounds with a granular consistency are used that, by rubbing the skin, produce an exfoliating effect, destined to eliminate residues, impurities and regenerate the skin in an energetic but delicate way. Scrubs are particularly useful for those who suffer from dry skin, as they allow to remove the scales to which this type of skin is often subject.

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How is a body exfoliation?

Exfoliation is a practice that can be done all year round. In winter, in fact, the cold causes severe dryness, so it is essential to use a body scrub to counteract the peeling effect caused by dry weather. Similarly, in summer it can be extremely effective in accelerating tanning and giving a more even complexion. The body scrub is particularly effective in fighting ingrown hair. However, it is better to avoid it in a period close to waxing: it is advisable that at least 3 days elapse between exfoliation and waxing! The skin must be absolutely clean and damp to soften. Applying the product on dry skin is a mistake, as rubbing it would cause excessive friction and consequent irritation of the epidermis. However, it should always be rinsed off, and it is advisable to apply moisturizing and soothing products afterwards.

After the exfoliation

Spoliation has a regenerating and exfoliating effect, as well as being extremely useful to stimulate circulation and therefore prevent cellulite blemishes. For a better exfoliating effect, it is best to combine them with essential oils, toning and draining creams. Then it is necessary to perform a massage with circular movements, from top to bottom, making sure that the absorption of any auxiliary product is carried out completely. After the massage, it is good to rinse, avoiding too hot water, with a damp sponge or a normal sponge glove, to remove residues from the skin. To complete the process, using a good moisturizer is great.

If you want to have an expert for your deep spoliation treatment in our beauty center in Barcelona, you can book directly here.

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Autumn is coming: 4 steps to prepare for the seasonal change

Seasonal change can lead to some imbalance in our body. It is important to prepare for the arrival of the cold season and strengthen the immune system. Let’s see how.

Seasonal change: the cold arrives

Seasonal change, especially the one that autumn brings, causes mental imbalances and physical alterations. Due to sudden changes in temperature, the decrease in daylight hours and the arrival of respiratory or intestinal viruses. In general, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, physical activity, and adequate amounts of sleep help maintain the body’s balance and protects us from seasonal changes. However, it may be necessary to support our body with the intake of substances to face these changes and that raise the immune defenses.

Decrease the psychic effects of seasonal change

The imbalances caused by the change of season have very specific symptoms. Among these we find a greater difficulty in sleeping caused by an alteration of the circadian cycles and therefore of the production of melatonin. To facilitate rest we recommend Melaton Plus, which helps in case of sleep disorders. In addition to this, it is possible to experience some anxiety, headaches, irritability and even asthenia. These symptoms are temporary and have simple remedies to treat them.

Flower Essences to help reducing stress and fatigue

In these cases, flower essences are extremely helpful Additionally, it may be useful to increase the intake of B vitamins so that their is an  increase in metabolic energy. Vitamin C is also essential to reduce stress and fatigue and strengthen our immune system. Omega 3 and 6 are also recommended for the change of season To deal with the symptoms due to the arrival of autumn, it is recommended to reduce the consumption of sugar and alcohol and continue doing physical activity. This will help confront a sedentary lifestyle and also improve mood.

2. Strengthen the immune system

To avoid getting sick, it is necessary to think about increasing our body’s defenses. Nature provides us with beneficial substances for our body capable of increasing immunological defenses against the change of season, summer, autumn. Among these, we find the Cordyceps fungus. Zinc is a very important mineral, not only for the synthesis of vitamins B and A, but especially for fighting flu viruses and bacterial infections. It is also good for protecting the intestinal bacterial flora, which is one of the main defenses against toxins, bacteria and viruses through the ingestion of lactic ferments and probiotics.

3. Purify the body

Equally important are hydration and purification of the body. A toxin-free organism will be stronger and ready to repel attacks from external agents. The elimination of toxins from the body can find valuable help in the unique properties of essential oils. How can essential oils be useful to purify us? Among the essential oils that have the greatest detoxifying action, we recommend lemon and citrus essential oil in general, rosemary essential oil and bergamot essential oil for their toning properties. It can be used in a hot bath (putting about 10 drops of essential oil in a tablespoon of almond oil and then pouring it into the bathwater). Excellent draining and detoxifying massages can also be performed, if combined with a neutral oil (it is important to remember not to expose yourself to the sun after using citrus essential oils). 1 drop of essential oil in a glass of water in the morning, or better yet in a teaspoon of sugar or honey, helps metabolism, expels toxins, improves liver function and disinfects. Aromacaps Detox is a combination of essential oils specially selected to detoxify the liver and eliminate toxins.

Detox Aromacaps of Essential Oils
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The professional lymphatic drainage in our Barcelona center allows for a better functioning of the lymphatic system. In fact, the lymphatic system is of primary importance in the constitution of the immune defenses of our body.

4. Prepare the skin

Temperatures change and get colder. One of the fundamentally important things to prepare for fall is to treat your skin in the best possible way from the summer months. It is fundamentally important to protect it from the sun’s rays and hydrate it constantly and continuously, perhaps using natural products that are also capable of nourishing it. But it is also important to act with specific creams for daily use so that the skin is flexible and healthy.

Exfoliation

We often tend to demonize exfoliation, seen as “damaging” the tan. You have to dispel certain myths and it is important to clarify how much to exfoliate your skin, eliminating the dermis that is now dead, it is of fundamental importance for two reasons:

  • the tan becomes stronger and more durable over time;
  • the skin is better prepared to adapt to the different products that are applied. Having the skin exfoliated therefore helps the product to penetrate deeply into the skin and to be able to act correctly and functionally.
  • To do a professional body exfoliation treatment, you go to our aesthetic center in Barcelona, where we will give you personalized attention.
Exfoliación corporal

Moisturize the skin

One of the biggest mistakes often made is thinking that the skin and our body should only hydrate in summer by drinking a lot. Very serious mistake! Good hydration should be maintained throughout the year, especially in the colder months, during which the skin is subjected to strong stress from the cold and is, therefore, more prone to drying out. Therefore, it is necessary to drink in the same way and perhaps also use creams and moisturizing products that help and soften the skin to the maximum.

Lip balm, a panacea Another mistake you shouldn’t make is waiting for winter to wear lip balms. It is not necessary to get to the point when the lips tend to crack due to the severe cold, but it is good to start, during the months of summer, using natural balms that are capable of hydrating and softening the lips, especially before the change in season. In short, preparing for the change of season may seem complicated, but a few tricks are enough for each of us to face the arrival of autumn in the best possible way, using wellness products, perhaps natural, but with impact.

Remote Reiki

Remote Reiki is possible and effective. No magic, just physics.

Is Remote Reiki effective? It is not easy to explain how the Reiki technique can work at a distance despite the spatial distance. Indeed, for many people it can be difficult to understand how a Reiki session can be performed without the operator using her hands in direct contact with the receiver. In our daily life we are literally immersed in energy and we are constantly “connected”. The telephone, television, radio, electricity, internet and wifi (all very familiar instruments) work using energy frequencies. Although we cannot see them, a normal spectrometer can easily measure them. All of these instruments must be tuned to the particular frequency on which they operate in order to function. However, people believed that they were incredible and magical at the time they were discovered. Distance is not an “object” to overcome for Energy, nor is it for communications via the Internet or the telephone.

Quantum physics has shown that everything is energy and that everything is connected.

The visible and invisible universe is nothing but energy

In 1981 at the University of Paris, a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect, discovered that in certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are capable of instantaneous communication despite the distance that separates them. It doesn’t matter if they are 10 cm away or thousands of kilometers away. In 1997, Nicolas Gisin replicated these experiments and concluded that some particles appeared to communicate at a staggering 20,000 times the speed of light. This idea suggested to David Bohm that the reason subatomic particles can stay in contact with each other despite the distance is not that they send some kind of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separation is a mirage. Therefore, if we look at reality on an energetic level, all things in the universe are infinitely interconnected, as well as the operator and receiver of a remote Reiki treatment! Shifting our perspective to the world of energy, the world of spirit and the universal law of magic “Thought creates” or “Energy follows thoughts.” Today we know thanks to the same science that everything that exists in the visible and invisible universe is nothing more than energy. This differs exclusively by the intrinsic vibrational frequency of everything.

Medicine studies Reiki at a distance

Medical science has also investigated Reiki at a distance. For example, the study “Effects of remote Reiki on pain, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients in Turkey: a pilot study”, published in 2015, sought to evaluate the effect of remote Reiki on pain, anxiety and fatigue in cancer patients.

What are the characteristics and advantages of Remote Reiki Treatment?

Thanks to remote Reiki, the treatment can be performed without the need to physically touch the person who receives it. In fact: whether the distance is 1 meter or 10,000 km does not matter in terms of energy. Ultimately the operating mechanism remains the same. Among the advantages: Possibility of providing “high doses” of Reiki energy that rebalances the person who needs it. Greater treatment versatility. It is possible to program sessions with great flexibility multiplying possible occasions and times. Greater postural comfort for those who receive Reiki treatment. In fact, they can easily lie down or sit in their own home or remain where they are.

Who can request remote Reiki treatments and why? Everyone can request a Reiki treatment without being physically present. An excellent application of Reiki at a distance is that with animals. Young children are also more difficult to approach or have a harder time staying still. Finally, psychiatric patients can have problems related to physical contact.

Los beneficios del Reiki en Remoto

Technically, the benefits and results that can be obtained with remote Reiki treatments are exactly those of treatment in person. The Reiki energy acts on the receiving person in exactly the same way. That is, rebalancing it on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) from its current state of imbalance. It will take longer in case of chronic problems. On the other hand, the results will be faster in the case of problems that have arisen more recently. During a remote Reiki treatment, it is preferable to choose a time when the recipient is calm. Therefore, the starting day and time are agreed upon, but without establishing a specific duration of treatment. In other conditions, it may happen that treatment is carried out without knowing exactly where the person is and what they are doing (for example, if they are hospitalized). However, the treatment will not be less effective.

The duration of a remote Reiki treatment

There is no time limit imposed on the practice of Reiki. Although usually, the average duration is 20 to 30 minutes, it can last from a few minutes to more than an hour, depending on the situation.

Is it possible to do Reiki directed to a stranger?

It is possible to do a Reiki treatment remotely without knowing and never having spoken with the person. To make the connection, simply enter the name of the person and use a reference. For example: “Jorge, my colleague’s brother …” or “Juan de Girona, my neighbor’s grandfather.” You can use a photo, but it is not really necessary. If the image of the person is unknown, simply visualize the silhouette of a man or a woman, without trying to impose a precise face on the imagination. Sometimes the features become clearer during treatment.