The Busy Girl's Guide to Aesthetics
My Aesthetic Blogs
100 years of beauty trends
May 2021 – Step 5 of a 12 Month Programme
Feeling tired, stressed or simply need a boost? There is an essential oil to fix that feeling…If you have ever loved the scent of fresh flowers in spring and summer, then you have most certainly inhaled the aroma of the plant’s essential oils. These oils have been used for centuries for their amazing health benefits.
Essential oils have grown in popularity and are no longer exclusive to new-age spas and hip urban centres. Plant-derived, heavily distilled oils have long been a selling point of cosmetics and cleaning products, and new evidence shows that they're a powerful therapy when inhaled and used correctly.
Each plant's essence has a particular chemical composition that influences its scent, absorption, and effect. Essential oils are easily detected by smell receptors that are connected to the limbic system, which regulates heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and tension. Essential oils, have a lot to offer, and no two oils are identical.
“Yes, aromatherapy can potentially be beneficial to your health. Consider using scents instead of pills to lift your mood and disperse any anxiety.”
There are a myriad of essential oils to choose from, so here's a rundown of those that may be used for mood-altering medication. Essential oils are a low-risk, low-cost, and an efficient treatment for symptom management. So grab a cuppa and decide which option is best for you....
Relationship's that are Toxic!
Whilst we are still living with the threat of an ongoing global pandemic regardless of restrictions being lifted or re-introduced, we are reminded of how tough this time has been for everyone. For most, losing face-to-face contact and connection with people and being thrown further into stressful and sometimes traumatic situations, has been worrying, frightening and even unbearable.
Whilst life tends to be more rewarding when shared. Despite this, no aspect of one’s own endeavour seems to be more riddled with problems and obstacles than our interpersonal relationships.
In the past year, I for one have benefited from the minimal interaction and have relished the opportunity to focus on my immediate "bubble." For the first time in a very long time, I’ve been able to re-evaluate my interactions with my family, friends and colleagues alike by identifying positive and negative effects on my health and wellbeing.
“Toxic relationships can be seen in all facets of everyday life, including the workplace and, sadly, our homes.”
Toxic by its very definition means poisonous.
Toxic relationship is a relationship characterized by behaviours. It is damaging to your mental health, to be in the presence of a friend or family member who is Toxic!
Teas with Benefits
Have you ever considered a relaxing cup of Chamomile or a revitalising cup of Peppermint tea? It's impossible to overlook the fact that a growing number of people are transitioning to caffeine-free teas to start and end their day with. Whilst, coffee can offer a regular boost of energy and focus throughout the day, tea offers unrivalled benefits and delivers an enticing dose of utopia in a cup.
“Consider this…., what warms you up on a chilly day? What gets you out of bed in the morning? What do you do to unwind after a busy day?
” Tea, tea, and more tea!" screams the nation in unison......
Whether you're steeping fresh leaves or trying one of the many organic tea varieties available at your local supermarket and health shop, there's nothing quite like a cup of your favourite herbal tea to appease the soul and give your mind and body a well-deserved respite.
The simple act of settling and enjoying a steaming cup, is something short of spiritual, ritualistic, relaxing and grounding for the soul. As if those perks didn’t offer enough incentive to sip; Tea contains antioxidants that gives tea its therapeutic benefits including a slew of wellness advantages, plus the ability to avoid infection, sustain a healthy weight, and ease discomfort.
The Matrix, Restore your Mind and Body
Your “go to” 5 min Make-Up Hacks for Zoom calls by Mamuna
March 2021 - Step 3 of a 12-month Programme
WANT TO BE FUZZ-FREE FOR SUMMER?
5 NON-SURGICAL WAYS TO BUILD POST-PREGNANCY BODY CONFIDENCE
A healthier approach to preserve our well-being
New Year, New You....
There is no better time to set new goals and make some plans for the fresh, new year ahead. Take a few minutes to sit down and think what you want to achieve this year and work out a plan to go about it.
We also have some new additions coming soon to team BandBoozled – a new counsellor, a life coach and an aesthetics specialist are all coming on board – here is an article written by Mamuna, who is a great addition to the team.
To see more blogs by Mamuna, sign up to the BandBoozled Newsletter.
The Art of Complementary Therapies
The Complementary Therapy Guide
Practice makes Progress....Think of a world where everything you attempted at first-hand, you were excellent at ….it would be super amazing, not to mention impressive, right?
Yoga is an activity that I wish I were better at. The rise of the “yogi insta famous!” encourages my innate competitiveness and has me striving to perfecting headstands and arm balances (not to mention, picking up the odd muscular strain), However, more so recently through regular practice, I’ve come to realise that this ancient discipline isn’t just about how well I can touch my toes, it’s about being present, regardless of my abilities, and giving it my all.
Unlike, some health and wellness fads, yoga has been around for thousands of years, but the incredible advantages still feel very new to me. I have always been quite an active person, so it has only been very recently that I’ve discovered how much more there is to yoga.
To read more click....
Energy Reserves to combat Stress.......
It can be confusing to feel insecure, frustrated, helpless or upset, so experts agree that arming yourself with the resources to handle those emotions is necessary. When you do not know how to calm yourself when you are provoked, you will be likely to become frustrated, angry and resentful, or fully withdraw from the situation, neither of these responses will motivate you or encourage you to acknowledge or take control. It's all about feeling assured that instead of sinking further into the abyss, or running away, we can calm our minds and find a way out of almost any emotional stress.
Most of us live on a day to day basis and are often isolated from ourselves and nature. Having a toolkit that helps when you are experiencing stress is crucial.
So how can you overcome a spiraling depression and avoid a pessimistic mindset? To read more click....
The benefits of volunteering within your Community..... A great way to help others is to take part in voluntary work, but here's how it can help you, too.
Lots of us have been thinking about what we can do to help our societies in light of recent events. But while volunteer work can influence the individuals around us it is important to note that it can also have major advantages for our own well-being.
The power of that should not be underestimated if you are at home, feeling a little lonely, or missing a sense of purpose, doing something for others will make you feel better about yourself, help your faith and teach you new skills.
To make the most of volunteer work, use organizations that align your skills and interests with volunteer opportunities, and then think about the time and resources that you’re able to commit.
To read more click....
Don't let Covid spoil all your hard work
Partnered with the JCCP
MICROSKIN- It's NOT Make-Up! Skincare concerns affect millions of people, with the clear majority spending lots of hard-earned cash to find the perfect skin filtered colour correction. For some, the need is greater due to a skin medical diagnostic that can have a detrimental effect on our lives and confidence and therefore a more lasting corrective is required than those that we find on the High Street. Microskin is a ground-breaking Second Skin Simulation system, also known as a Camouflage Colour Corrective Treatment for those who wish to cover up imperfections caused by such conditions as vitiligo, deep scarring, rosacea, eczema, hypo-pigmentation, burns, birthmarks and Tattoos. Whilst Microskin is not a treatment/ medication for skin conditions, it can be an additional option for helping patients attain cosmetic improvement by forming an epidermal second skin over the area. Microskin offers a breathable, light weight and highly pigmented product that suits all Skin Types and Conditions for both the face and body. This durable waterproof system is customised and tailored to the individual and has 35 variable colour shades to match all. The results are immediate! Once the colour has been determined, the aesthetician will demonstrate how to apply the product to your skin and provide you with three months’ worth of products.
Medical Aesthetic Skin Saviours. These simple steps will slot effortlessly into your day and will have you feeling rejuvenated. Step 1# Cleansing and Toning, r will refresh and invigorate your skin's appearance by rehydrating and balancing the skin. It’s important to revitalise and revive your skin first thing in the morning. Step 2# Hydrate and Moisturise. Moisturisers are enriched in nutritional essentials that are instantly absorbed into the skin and help to replenish and lock in moisture. Using a good quality moisturiser is a must and offers hydrating benefits and acts to restore the health of the skin. Step 3# Sun Protection. The most essential aspect of any skincare practice should include a SPF50+ sunscreen which, should be applied daily all year round. Sunscreen Protection is intended to specifically absorb directly into the skin when applied. Step 4# Nourishing Creams, help to give added hydration and nutrients to the skin, leaving the skin truly replenished. Those that particularly benefit from this, are those who have excessively dry skin and lack a limited production of oil. Step 5# Exfoliate
A non-surgical approach to looking good and improving the health of your skin is at present, much sought after, it’s especially essential to remove dead skin cells to ensure a healthy glow. Additionally, Non-Surgical procedures like Microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial, and Chemical Peels are often the go-to treatments for flawless skin.
Coolsculpting is ALL Everyone is talking about.. the CoolSculpting procedure delivers a safe and effective treatment that uses a measured and controlled cooling system to reduce and eliminate fat. With proven results, this system is specifically designed to address unmoveable fat that is impervious to diet and exercise and offers a reduction of fat in the treated area. For some, Surgery is just not an option due to having very little time to spare (recovery) and so this procedure is ideal in reducing fat on multiple areas of the body including the stomach, flanks (love handles), chin, inner thighs, and the back of the arms.
Re-Set, Reboot & Revive - It’s time to ditch the embarrassment, pessimistic self pity, and frustration, and commit to a procedure that is designed to re-set your mind, re-boot your attitude and revive your spirit. Reduce & Re-Define - If you want to lose stubborn fat and start making lifestyle changes, Coolsculpting is an ideal procedure that can additionally help you to overcome barriers and improve your health.The ultimate goal in achieving the best results is to help you reduce stubborn fat and re-define your body whilst encouraging you to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices. The more pro active you are, the better the result. Reclaim your Confidence - Low self-esteem and poor confidence can play havoc with how we perceive ourselves; compared to how others see us, especially when it comes to weight. Being confident and happy is important.
Mamuna Arshad's, MyAesthetics ....
What are the best alternatives to a surgical facelift?
Long Lasting Lip Filler
The Male Chiselled Effect....
Boost your Skin's Vitality. The following simple health boosting anti-ageing tips can help to maintain and regain a sense of “You!”. STOP, the aggressive behaviour - Dragging and pulling roughly on your skin will influence your skin and causes irritability and redness. If you wear contact lenses, you might even be experiencing increased sagging around the eyes. Always apply skin products with a light touch, working the product from the centre of your face out. Don’t pull on your eyes unless necessary and try not to apply eyeliner by stretching the side of your eye.
Eating Healthily affects everything, including our skin. Foods containing antioxidants are truly influential for gaining healthy skin and are better described to help prevent free radicals from breaking down your skin’s collagen and elastin. The Power of Sleep - is essential when it comes to getting better skin, as well as drinking plenty of water.
CoolSculpting for Men.....Did you know, that last year alone just as many men as women underwent a Coolsculpting procedure for getting rid of stubborn areas of fat? During the past few years, we have seen the growing increase in popularity. The CoolSculpting procedure is based on the Cryolipolysis® technology, the CoolSculpting system safely delivers controlled cooling to specifically target fat cells. Typically, Men are prone to gain weight in the abdominal area where it settles around the stomach, flanks and lower back. For Men, the need for further forced physical exertion of an extreme work out seems like an endless and tiresome ordeal, the results are often out of reach and often are unattainable especially in particular areas of the body where the fat seems to be opposed to and impervious to all the effort and time we put into trying to shift unwanted chub at the gym. .
What to expect from a Coolsculpting Treatment....Did you know? When we lose weight, our fat cells reduce in size and become smaller, but the number of fat cells is the same. When we put on weight, those fat cells increase in size. What we know - CoolSculpting, in fact kills fat cells in the treated areas eliminating them for good. Did you know? CoolSculpting freezes and damages the fat cells in a targeted area during each treatment session. What we know - Once frozen, the fat cells are damaged by the cold temperature, they rupture and will be eliminated by your body’s own immune system. This is a process also known as “Apoptosis”.
Did You know? CoolSculpting is not ideal for everyone. What we know - The ideal candidates for CoolSculpting will have obvious pockets of fat in exact areas that they would like to get rid of.
Have things really changed since the 1950's
Traits of a successful Clinic
Beauty Therapist to a Medical Aesthetician
Semi Permanent Make-Up
Perfect 3D profile....
Non-Surgical Patient Advisor
Jobs Roles within Aesthetics
Tips on getting the best Aesthetic job
The Growing Popularity of Aesthetics
The different challenges that Medical Aesthetic Clinic Managers face
All you need to know about Dermal Fillers
Changing Career from Beauty Therapist to Medical Aesthetician
Advice for Therapists and Nurses Looking to Carve a Career in Aesthetics
How to Attract and Retain the Best Employees
The Importance of Motivating Staff