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Home Remedies for Irritable Skin

Do you, or someone you know suffer from irritable skin? This could mean breaking out due to a rough exfoliator, or even using new makeup products on your skin which cause annoying breakouts.

Below are just a few home remedies which can nurse skin back to normal, without paying a large price-tag for moisturisers and cleansers which don’t do the job.

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Avocado Mask

Perfect for skin which has dried up from cold weather, and needs a pick-me-up to lock in moisture. Mash an entire avocado with extra-virgin olive oil, and apply all over the face and body for smooth skin. Follow-up with a fragrance-free moisturiser to keep skin healthy.

Aloe Vera Shower Gel

Make your very own homemade aloe vera shower gel without the nasty chemicals included. Combine distilled water, salt, aloe vera gel, and chamomile into a bottle and mix well. The gel should calm irritable skin without overly drying it out.

Chamomile and Oat Facial Cleanser

Rather than using an abrasive scrub on your face, try the natural way and raid your kitchen for the best ingredients ever. All you need is rolled oats, organic chamomile tea, essential oil, and bentonite clay to give body to the cleanser. Transfer the mixture into a glass jar, and refrigerate for best results.

Rosemary Lavender Salt Scrub

Give your entire body a pick-me-up by creating your very own homemade scrub. All you need is salt, olive oil, lavender, and rosemary for a relaxing face and body cleanse.

Do you have any home remedies for irritable skin?

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December 12, 2014

Original DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Do you remember the episode of Friends where Monica and Chandler give each other homemade gifts for their anniversary? While it sounds romantic and thoughtful, unless you have a knack for craft or carpentry, you will most likely end up producing a sock puppet or a mixed tape. SHESAID has some DIY Christmas gift ideas that are cute, fun and simple enough for the artistically challenged.

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Body scrub

Body scrub is easy to make in bulk, and would be a miracle for those buying for a large number of women this Christmas. Try this coffee and coconut body scrub recipe and package in a cute mason jar. Get crafty with cute labels or stickers to decorate the jars.

Coffee Body Scrub

World map/dream planner

For the friend who loves to travel, buy them a large map of the world and some small pins or stickers in two colors, and tell them to mark where they’ve been and where they wish to go. It’s not exactly handmade (unless you want to draw the map yourself!) but we bet your pal will enjoy reliving their worldly adventures and looking forward to their future travel plans. Added bonus: the map doubles as a cool conversation starter and wall hanging.

World Map

Pudding

If you’re more cook than craftswoman, put your skills to use and offer everyone a piece of your homemade pie – or in this case, pudding! Gift wrap individual portions for cute and tasty Christmas party favors, or give a whole one to that special someone. Invest in some calico or muslin cloth to package your treats and fasten with a cute ribbon.

Christmas Pudding

December 8, 2014

Day Spa at home

Thalgo Aroma Relax

You don?t need to leave the house to give yourself an hour of divine pampering. Make the most of the great indoors this winter with our guide to the at home day spa experience. Dim the lights, light the candles and chill?First, choose your time wisely. Make sure you?ll have at least one and a half hours uninterrupted. There?s nothing worse than the sound of an unanswered phone to break the spell of the spa, so make sure your mobile and land line and quiet.

Prepare the space. Most pampering will take place in the bathroom, so set the mood by

Thalgo Rebalancing Mask

lighting some candles.Run a bath and make it comfortably hot, you want to relax, not scald yourself! Add a few drops of Thalgo Aroma Relax bath and body oil ($69.50) from the Thalgo Aromatics body range. Essential oils of Lavender, Magnolia, Romaine Chamomile and Bitter Orange will calm stress and whisk you into a world of well being.

Next, disrobe and give yourself total body scrub using Thalgo Descomask Body Exfoliating Scrub ($40.00). You can use this treatment on wet or dry skin. The gentle but effective exfoliants get to work eliminating dry skin from problem areas elbows and knees,

Thalgo Intensive Nutrition Cream

but it?s also gentle enough to use on your d?colletage too!Cleanse your face and apply a layer of Thalgo Rebalancing Mask ($43.50) to help fight oiliness, and impurities in the skin. And as a treat for your eyes, apply couple of Thalgo Youthful Look Patch Masks ($62.50 for a box of ten) to your under eye area. Top tip: keep them in the fridge for an extra lift! These fantastic new treatments are actually cloth-like eye patches saturated with Lifiline to tighten, Marine amino-acids to repair and Marine MPS to hydrate the eye area.

Now step into your heavenly scented

Thalgo Bust Shaping Serum

bath, immerse yourself and take a few deep, cleansing breaths. Clear your mind of all thoughts and concerns. Starting at the top with your face, relax each and every muscle working your way down your body and to your toes. Don?t forget to breathe! When you?re ready, use a wash cloth and a gentle circular motion to remove any remaining body scrub.Out of the bath, dry off lightly with a soft plush towel and apply a liberal slathering of Thalgo Intensive Nutrition Cream for the body ($85.50). This super-hydrating treat is the perfect antidote to our harsh climate. It?s a godsend for sun-ravaged summer skin and also comes to the rescue of tired, neglected winter skin.

Now focusing on your d?colletage, apply a thin layer of Thalgo Bust Shaping Serum ($57.00), which is especially designed to tone and firm tissue, shape the bust and lighten the d?colletage area. Peach tree extract comes to the rescue lightens age and sunspots too.

Complete your pampering session by enjoying a cup of herbal or fruit tea and savoring the silence. Ease yourself back into the real world slowly, and don?t forget to make time for yourself every week!

To find a Thalgo stockist in your area call 02 9477 6900.

June 18, 2003