Skin Collagen Plus? Youthful skin!

Optimise your skins collagen with our brand new skin collagen plus packages from the Advanced Nutrition Programme. Only £36 for a two month supply!

Skin collagen plus packages together two skin care supplements to help enhance and support collagen production for healthy and youthful looking skin. As we age our skin looses elasticity and small lines and wrinkles begin to appear. This double pack of products delivers twice as many vitamins and nutrients directly to the skin to help plump and smooth.

What is collagen?Collagen is a protein found in the skin, bones, cartilage and connective tissues. Collagen is responsible for strength and elasticity. Not only do they produce elastin but they also help to keep cells hydrated. This is vital in maintaining youthful skin and help reduce the speed of ageing. There are many reasons why the skin may loose collagen and these can be:

  • Natural skin ageing
  • Smoking
  • Excess caffeine intake
  • Alcohol
  • Excess sugar intake

How can I improve my skins natural collagen?One of the biggest issues when the skin looses its collagen production is down to harmful UV rays. It is vital we apply an SPF to the skin EVERYDAY regardless of if it’s sunny outside or not. In a world filled with advanced technology we are seeing more and more skin damage from computer screens, phones, TVs and even lightbulbs. Putting an SPF on every day helps protect the skin from these harmful rays. Reducing the risk of skin cancer and premature ageing.

We advise using Environs RAD Spf15 for only £19.95 a bottle. It’s scientifically proven to help protect the skin and fight against UV rays without all the added chemicals you find in shop purchased SPFs.

Research has shown that vitamins A and C are the most vital vitamins for producing collagen. We believe that starting from the inside out by taking skin care supplements is the fastest and most effective way in helping the production of collagen within the skin. This is where our brand new Skin collagen plus supplements come in. Combining two of the BEST supplements on the market to help get super fast and effective results. Skin collagen support and Skin Vit C.

What is skin collagen support?

Skin collagen support supplements contain high levels of vitamins A and C which we know through extensive scientific research helps with collagen production. These little beauties also help to protect the cell from oxidative stress. Reducing the effects of premature ageing. Skin collagen support is AnPs #1 seller for anti-ageing!

What is Skin Vit C?

Skin Vit C is a powerful antioxidant that helps collagen support. The high doses of vitamin C helps the skin to function normally, balances the function of blood capillaries and protects the cell from Oxidative stress.

The two combined give the best possible chances for collagen support, youthful looking skin and protection against free radicals! If you’re worried about ageing or want to reduce the signs of ageing then this is the product for you. For more information call us on 01908 567766 to speak to one of our skin care specialists. And don’t forget they’re 100% absorbable, 100% natural and 100% pure. ❤️

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Benefits of Vitamin A on the skin.

We all know Vitamins are good for you but do we really know the power of vitamin A on the skin and how important it really is.

The first introduction of Vitamin A in skincare was ground breaking with so many benefitting factors and some very happy clients! Dr Fernandez who developed Environ skin care was the first person to use Vitamin A in high enough doses to counteract harmful effects of the environment. Not onlydies Vitamin A make the skin look beautiful but actually improves its health too! Vitamin A is the cornerstone ingredient within our products. It is an essential skin ingredient that has to be used everyday for full benefit.

Vitamin A is the ONLY scientifically known element that keeps the skin healthy and combats the effect of ageing. It’s is proven that vitamin A can:

  • Increase skins hydration
  • Provide a radiant glow
  • Strengthen the outer layer of the skin helping it to look firmer
  • Reduces lines and wrinkles
  • Prevent breakouts
  • Reduce the risk of development of potential skin cancer.

Now doesn’t that sound great?

We here at Alchemy don’t rely on our customers just being happy with how they look but also how they feel. We want to protect the skin along side making it look better. All to often in our industry we see people using methods of skin care to improve the look of their skin but in some cases this can be damaging in the long run. It’s so important we use vitamin A daily along with regular facials so we keep our skin safe!

If you would like more information on our skincare products then call us on 01908 567766!

#skincarefocus

The month brings us a new focus! A new way in which we can provide advice and education on a new subject relating to something we provide.

This February we will be focusing on everything relating to skin care. The importance of looking after your skin. Lifestyle changes you can start right away. The different skin concerns and how to fix them along with facials and home care that will greatly benefit you!

We’ve all got skin and at one point of our lives we’ve struggled with different concerns. It could be break outs, dehydration, aging etc. We as therapists know how this can make you feel not only physically but emotionally. You feel like people will notice your imperfections and judge you on them! Thats where we come in. Solely working with Environ skin care and Advanced nutrition programme we know this is the BEST route to take for beautiful skin for a lifetime.

Above results show 7 days difference using only 3 products from Environ and Advanced nutrition programme. These are:

  • A, C & E oil
  • Skin Accumax
  • Colostrum Gel

So keep your eyes peeled on our social media and blogs to get all the advice you need! Feel free to ask questions and gain the advice you need because that’s what we are here to do!

We also have a great Facebook competition where you could win an Environ skincare box worth £89.99! Pop on over to https://m.facebook.com/alchemytherapycentre/ to take part and good luck!

Use the #skincarefocus to tag us in your skincare stories, pictures and questions!

Alchemy x

What is massage and how is it beneficial?

We all like a bit of pampering from time to time and one of the best ways to relax is having a massage! But massage is not only relaxing it can be beneficial in many different ways! 

What are the different types of massage?

  • Swedish massage- A relaxing massage that can help remove some tension and circulation.
  • Aromatherapy Massage- A standard relaxing massage using blends of aromatherapy oils to help relax, revitalise or improve a sense of well being.
  • Hot stone Massage- A massage incorporating hot stones to help sooth and relax muscles and improve circulation
  • Deep tissue Massage- Works on deeper muscles to help improve flexibility. 
  • Sports Massage- A step above deep tissue massage working mainly on manipulation of muscles and joints helping to relieve tension from strains and injuries. 
  • Indian Head Massage- An alternative medicine massage to help balance Chakras. The back, neck, head and face are massaged to manipulate and clear energy channels helping to provide a sense of well being. 
  • Reiki- A healing technique where the therapist transfers his or her energy into the client to restore physical and mental well being. 

 

So what are the benefits of these massages?

Swedish Massage

  • Relaxes entire body.
  • Increases blood oxygen.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Decreases toxins within muscles.
  • Eases tension.

Swedish massage is best suited to those with slight tension and in need of a bit of TLC. 

Aromatherapy Massage 

  • Extremely Relaxing 
  • Promotes circulation
  • Helps Tissue recovery 
  • Reduces pain
  • Eases negative feelings such as anxiety and stress
  • Calms the mind 
  • Promotes restful sleep 

Aromatherapy best suits those looking for pure tranquillity. 

Hot Stone Massage 

  • Provides relief from muscular pains caused from arthritis, carpal tunnel and other chronic problems. 
  • Reduces stress and tension 
  • Improves circulation 
  • Decreases Muscle spasms
  • Deep Relaxation

Hot stone Massage benefits those with muscular conditions and those looking for deep relaxation. 

Deep Tissue Massage

  • Releases chronic muscle tension especially in deeper muscles
  • Can reduce high blood pressure
  • Boosts mood and relaxation
  • Helps with pain from bad posture 
  • Can help improve posture

Deep tissue is beneficial to those with poor posture and general muscular aches and pains 

Sports Massage 

  • Geared towards athletes 
  • Can help to relax muscles before a sporting event 
  • Aids with tension after a sporting event 
  • Reduces tension from joints 
  • Helps to heal and prevent injury 
  • Reduces fatigue 
  • Promotes flexibility 
  • Reduces knots and tension
  • Relieves chronic pain

Sports Massage is best suited to those who have chronic pain in muscles and joints as a result from a sporting activity. It is also beneficial to those with bad posture and spent a lot of time seated but bent over. 

Indian head Massage 

  • Helps balance chakras 
  • Relieves tension
  • Removes headaches 
  • Releases endorphins
  • Improves physical and mental well being 
  • Deeply relaxing 

Indian head massage is best suited to those feeling strong emotions and in need of relaxation. 

Reiki Massage 

  • Reduces stress
  • Relieves tension 
  • Extremely relaxing 
  • Promotes wholeness of mind, body and soul
  • Helps improve mental and spiritual well being

Reiki Massage is best suited to clients who need uplifting and relaxing. 

 

There are many types of massage to suit everyone’s needs and concerns. Whether its muscle tension or a sense of well being massage can help improve the majority of problems a client may have! 

We offer all these massages from fully trained therapists with an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to ensure you benefit from your massage! 

http://www.Alchemytherapycentre.com 

 

CND Shellac Nails, What are they and how do they work?

As a woman we feel the strains as many of us do wanting to have beautiful nails all the time! But when it comes to painting them with polish and having to wait hours for them to dry it can become a real pain not to mention the smudging and chipping straight after spending a long time making them look perfect.

CND Shellac is a power polish that gently sticks to the natural nail bed without causing any damage. The best thing about CND Shellac is that it goes on like a polish, has zero dry time and wears like a gel. Yes i said it they wear like a gel, however the benefit of these not being a gel is that there is no drilling of the nail before or after they are applied. Using acetone we gently soak of the nails taking roughly 10 minutes and straight after they look just like they did before! Nails grow underneath and become stronger as they are protected by the shellac from those dreaded daily chores! 

CND Shellac lasts 14 days and sometimes even longer. I know my toes have been on for a good 3 weeks and other than a bit of growth they still look great! 

So many colours to choose from and being used in conjunction with nail art means there is a style for everyone! Your nails don’t even have to be long to have them applied. If you have weak or brittle nails CND Shellac can help to strengthen and even nourish the natural nails! 

CND Have won multiple awards from Harpers Bazaar to peoples magazine for being the best new product in 2010, 2011,2012 and 2013! 

At Alchemy Therapy Centre we only Charge £20 for our CND Shellac and an added £5 for removal. We drive a great bargain for these because we feel all women should feel like they have beautiful hands! 

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Why Sun protection factor?

The suns rays make us feel good and we are all guilty of wanting a beautiful tan ready for the summer months! Though the sun has benefits to the skin it can also cause lots of problems! Be sure to use SPF factor 15 or higher to ensure your skin is kept safe from the sun.

The suns rays cause the majority of wrinkles and sun spots on the face so to stop ourselves looking old before our time we should apply SPF every day even in the winter months! This is because the sun still sends out rays even when its not shining. UV Rays damage elastin in the skin causing it to become loose and saggy causing wrinkles. We all tend to spend a bit more money than we should on anti-ageing products but your best product to stop you from ageing quickly is one with an SPF of 15 or higher in it. Skin cancer is also one of the main concerns from the harmful UV rays and applying sun care can help reduce this by a long shot.

So how does the sun change the skin? 

  • Stimulates pre-cancerous cells
  • Stimulates benign tumours 
  • Causes wrinkles and uneven pigmentation leading to dark circles around the eyes and liver spots 
  • Freckles 
  • Damages elastin causing the skin to become saggy and loose

We all love being in the sun but to ensure your skins safety make sure you use an SPF.

Environ skin care offers a suncare product named RAD SPF15 at only £19 a bottle. You can use this on top of moisturiser and even mix it in with your foundation to recieve full protection!

Benefits of skin analysis.

What is a skin analysis event?

The salon will offer 45 minute appointments with a highly trained skincare professional, who will undertake a detailed consultation about your skin and your current skin-care routine and will analyse your skin using a state of the art machine. The machine takes a photo of your skin and analyses the depth of the wrinkles and lines, takes a measurement of the depth of the pores, and assesses the amount of sun damage to your skin. Finally it will show you how your skin will look in a few years (if your skin-care and lifestyle stays the way it is.) The analyst will then be able to go through with you why this might be happening and what you can do to prevent it. She will leave you with a suggested treatment plan and home-care prescription to start you off on your skincare journey.

“I always find it quite intriguing to find out what’s really going on underneath mine and my clients skin. It helps me to understand the main areas I need to address and sometimes it is not always the places you can see on the surface. Even as a professional therapist I was surprised by what came up when I had mine scanned.  After following the plan I have noticed even more of a difference in my skin” – Skincare Therapist (Milton Keynes)

The main benefits of having your skin analysed are:

  • We can address hidden sun damage, pigmentation, blocked pores, wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Your salon treatment and home-care is  100% tailored to your needs and will start preventing and treating your skin issues.
  • It will allow you to stop signs of damage before they reach the surface of your skin.
  • You can attend a free skin analysis every 3 months – this allows you to decide if the treatments and products you are using are actually working for you.

If this is something that interests you Alchemy Therapy Centre are holding a free skin analysis event on 18th March 2014.  For more information or to book your free 45 minute slot call 01908 567766.

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