I SPEAK to my clients a lot about their everyday beauty regimes and so many have told me recently about the benefits they find in tea.
The simple cuppa provides so many incredible advantages to your inner health as well as keeping your skin looking great and it is worth considering making tea a permanent part of your daily beauty program.
One client, a new mum-to-be, told me that she found that chamomile and white tea helped clear the problem skin she had when she first became pregnant. A bride-to-be, who told me she wasn’t eating properly during all the stressful preparations for her wedding, has been drinking peppermint tea to help with digestion.
It’s great that the British cuppa is now regarded as a “super-drink” – not only does tea contribute to losing weight, fighting disease and boosting energy, it also reduces stress. Personally, I have found chamomile and green tea have both benefited me, so in dedication to the powers of this wonderful beverage my blog today lists 10 great reasons to drink tea!
1. Tea can help maintain a healthy weight
An obesity study has recently found that mice who were fed a high-fat diet were also given compounds found in green tea – they gained weight at a slower rate than mice who were not. Experts believe therefore that these compounds in green tea interfere with fat formation in the body.
2. Tea that helps your eyesight
Green tea may also help you see better. The eye suffers from oxidative stress making it prone to disease. But components in green tea positively affect retina tissue of the eyes.
3. Great for your skin
White tea can help you look younger because health experts have found it has a very high polyphenol count. A recent study shows that extracts in white tea inhibited wrinkle production by strengthening elastin and. White tea also helps keep your joints younger.
4. No more stress!
Stressed out? A cup of black tea could be what you need because it’s been found to reduce levels of stress hormones. Black tea also has a benefit on blood pressure. As stress goes up, blood pressure does too, putting us at risk for developing a heart attack or stroke. But a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that six months of black tea consumption actually lowered systolic blood pressure.
5. Helps cure stomach disorders and insomnia
Although it has been consumed for thousands of years, chamomile tea is now seen as a herbal remedy. As well as being a delicious alternative to your average cuppa, it helps with several heath-related concerns such as intestinal and stomach disorders, anxiety, insomnia and mouth ulcers. And it has countless beauty benefits.
- It has been found to have anti-oxidant, cleansing and moisturising properties
- Chamomile tea accelerates the healing process of minor wounds and also disinfects the wounds.
- Chamomile lightens your complexion and gives it a healthy natural glow
- It is effective in soothing skin irritation and sunburns.
- This powerhouse tea is full of antioxidants that help you fight acne and breakouts. And it helps eliminate acne scars. Nettle tea is also good for skin problems.
6. The wonder of nettle tea
Nettle tea stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity and has been found to relieve arthritis symptoms as well as symptoms of diabetes mellitus. It helps with menstrual cramps and bloating, menopausal symptoms and asthma sufferers say they also feel positive benefits of nettle tea.
7. Why tea helps pregnant women and new mums
Tea can also be of great benefit to mums. Nettle tea in particular has been found to help with nausea and to strengthen the fetus in pregnant women. Both nettle and fennel teas help promote milk production in lactating women and they have also been found to alleviate period pains and bloating. And last but not least, nettle has been found as a very natural way to relieve the symptoms of menopause.
8. Caffeinated tea also has benefits!
If you think decaf is the only solution to feeling healthier, how’s this for facts… it supports endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas – and a study of caffeinated teas also found that caffeine in tea may help in reducing the overall risk of diabetes.
9. Love your tea, heart and soul!
Tea can make your heart stronger! Green tea helps improve heart function after consumption. However, resist the urge to add milk to your tea if you are drinking for better cardiovascular health. That’s because the caseins in milk could decrease the cardioprotective benefits you get from tea.
This blog comes to you from Beauty Training Harrow, which runs London NVQ courses in all aspects of beauty including facials, manicure-pedicure, massage and eye treatments. To find out more visit www.beautytrainingharrow.co.uk, email email@example.com or call 020 8206 2930.
IT’S WEDDING SEASON! Whether it’s your big day this summer, or you’re helping a bride-to-be look her best for her very special day, here are 10 bridal beauty tips you won’t want to miss from Yvonne Sullivan Beauty.
1. FIVE A DAY
It’s so true that you are what you eat so focus on having a healthy, well-balanced diet. Lots of fruit and veg, cut down on saturated fats, sugars and salt, and try to get into the habit of treating your body to “five a day”.
Drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated as it’s especially good for reducing toxins and making skin glow.
Getting enough sleep is also essential before the big day to prevent your skin looking sallow.
This should be booked well in advance of your wedding day. Even if you’re not having a professional artist do your bridal make-up on the big day, a trial run will really help you choose colours that work with you and the best cosmetics to make the most of your beautiful face. Remember to bring along a swatch of your dress if you have it.
5. SKIN SPECIALIST
Book yourself a skincare consultation with a specialist at least 6 weeks prior to your big day. The beauty counters at Selfridges, John Lewis, Harvey Nicks offer these and are the perfect way to analyse your skin’s health and find the right skincare products you need to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
6. GOOD MAKE-UP BRUSHES
Invest in good make-up brushes to achieve a professional, flawless look. Lots of make-up counters in department stores sell them and Mac in particular have a really wide range that are suitable for a range of applications, including eyes, lips and skin. Always ensure you have someone to carry your lipstick and other essentials for necessary touch-ups throughout the day.
7. LIP BALMS
Lip balms have improved in leaps and bounds over the years. Some give gorgeous colour while others have an SPF of up to 35. Lip balm is essential for keeping your lips gorgeous and moisturised – it helps to prep the lips for a smooth, even application of lip colour. Using it as part of your night routine well in advance of your wedding will ensure beautifully moisturised lips for your special day.
If you decide to wear lipliner, it should closely match your lipstick. If it’s too dark, it will harshen your features. A medium-sized line, however, brings out lip make-up. Lipliners also extend the wear of lipstick and help prevent feathering.
9. WATERPROOF MASCARA
All that laughter, tears and emotions you feel on your wedding day could make your eye make-up run so make sure your mascara is waterproof – it’s a beauty must! All the good make-up counters sell high quality waterproof mascara that won’t clump so shop around to see what suits.
Your wedding ring will draw attention to your hands so have a professional manicure to make sure you show your ring off in its best light! Keep your hands beautifully moisturised before your big day with rich, luxurious creams that will leave your hands silky soft and lightly scented.
Check out our bridal beauty treatments at Yvonne Sullivan Beauty!
IT’S THAT time of year when beauty blunders are hard to avoid but here are 5 tips you won’t want to miss to get you through this summer’s biggest beauty challenges.
1. Face masque
In summertime your skin goes through many different variables like high temperatures and humidity. We respond by applying a lot of additional products to our skin e.g. sun protection.
But layers of products can clog your pores and make your skin look dull and lifeless. Applying a self-heating masque to your face will draw out dirt, remove dead cells and leave your skin looking fresh and radiant.
Look for masques with natural charcoal or Kaolin in them as they provide a really deep cleanse – for optimum results I would suggest that you apply weekly during this time of year.
2. Cucumber or teabags
A tried and tested winner to help with puffiness around the eyes – the tea from the teabags also helps combat dark circles.
It will save time if you put either cucumber or teabags on your eyes while you’re doing your masque – also a great opportunity to take a 10-minute lie-down to cool off from the summer’s sun.
3. Cooling cleansing wipes
Sweating is inevitable in summer and many of us feel embarrassed by it. As well as a good deodorant, cooling body cloths are great to wipe off any sweat if you’re on the go a lot, working out at the gym or wiping feet after being in flip lops all day.]. They fit perfectly in your handbag if you have a long road trip on a sizzling hot day or a tiring train journey into the city. Boots are offering 3 for 2 at the moment.
4. Hair serum & pony tails
Hair frizz is one of the biggest beauty mishaps during summer so look for a hair serum with sillicose because this key ingredient softens the hair and tames the frizz. Apply serum to hair while it’s still damp and then style as usual.
Ponytails are superchic this season. Once your ponytail is up, keep the hair back off your face so that you can show off your healthy skin. Use some nice feminine hair accessories to look & feel feminine and create a great glam-casual look.
5. Happy Feet!
With the trend this summer to have your toes out in sandals and flip-flops, don’t forget to put feet first!
Paraffin wax manicures are one of the best treatments to keep those feet in great condition.
Leather sandals will keep your feet healthy but if your feet are prone to a bit of sweat then investing in anti-bacterial soap will help keep them fresh.
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I’ve been a beauty therapist and lecturer for 20 years and run my own ‘Fast Track’ beauty school offering NVQ Level 2, 3 and 4 beauty qualifications.
My main demographic of students have been mostly women, 19-55 from varied backgrounds.
However, I have seen a marked increase in male therapists coming to me to train and this is in line with new data from the market analyst Mintel. It says the “male personal care” market will increase by 18% by Dec 2018.
Why are men more attracted to beauty?
- Many men are changing careers from professional jobs that they have trained years for, while some of my clients are from overseas
- Men are mostly looking to train in threading, Thai massage, waxing, facials and pedicures.
- Male clients want pedicures because more and more are opting to wear flip-flops in summer and are concerned about their nails looking nice. Also, many of my female clients tell me they are very happy to be seen by male therapists.
- I also teach a new Level 4 course in skin tag and blemish removals and this is the biggest upward trend in male treatments that I am seeing. Men hate skin tags! As well as giving skin tag treatments at the training centre here at Beauty Training Harrow, I also teach this advanced skill to both male and female therapists.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone else who has observations on the growth of male therapists and why they’re changing careers.
WE’RE ALL guilty of it and now Hollywood A-lister Jennifer Aniston has admitted it – she keeps make-up for 10 years! The star of Friends and Horrible Bosses admitted she even has clothes that are 20 years’ old that she just can’t part with.
In her interview with BollywoodLife.com, the down-to-earth actress said: “I’ve had make-up in my drawer for ten years that I should probably get rid of. I just cleaned out my make-up drawer. I mean, I do get new mascaras and things like that. But I also have this weird thing (about saving).”
She added: “Like even my jeans from my 20s that I can’t get rid of. They’re high-waisted and short. I thought it was awesome. I still have red loafers from ‘Friends’! I can’t get rid of them. I have a nostalgia about them.”
I love that Jennifer is so refreshingly honest about her make-up and if you, too, keep make-up for a long time then here are 5 tips to keep some of your make-up collection in tip-top condition! Read more…
Whether you’re just starting out or have only relied only on word of mouth up till now, you may need to think again about getting your business on the internet so that new clients can find you.
Here is my top 10 list of things you can do to promote your salon and make sure you stay fresh in the mind of your clients. Read more…
Welcome to Beauty Training Harrow’s Winter newsletter 2013!
We hope your year has been both successful and rewarding, and can I just take this opportunity to thank you all so much for supporting the work we do here at Beauty Training Harrow.
Well 2013 has been a very busy year for us – we’ve seen many students through our doors this year, learning a range of new skills in waxing, manicures, facials, threading and, for the first time, Thai massage.
Our newest beauty therapy students managed to complete their NVQs in manicure-pedicure over four Saturdays and I’m so proud of Maria, Namita, Shila and Rebecca! Don’t forget we also have our Student Salon where you can practise on real clients in our beauty salon!
We’ve introduced new gift vouchers to use at any time of the year and which can be redeemed against any of our courses.
And we’ve also welcomed our first male therapists who have been here to learn everything from facials to threading to massage. Great to have you! Read more…