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A Preview Of Our NEW Enzyme MicroExfoliant

Only available in the “ILLUMINATE COLLECTION PACK”.

Watch out for introductory special for this product coming soon!!!

Enzyme Microexfoliant Key ingredients:
• New introduction to the organiceuticals range, premium
• Salicylic Acid/BHA- New ingredient derived from Wintergreen oil. A keratolyic- increases moisture and dissolves the substance that causes skin cells to stick together, in tune, making it easier to shed the skin cells
• Kaolin- Draws impurities
• Rice powder- physical exfoliant, contains anti-oxidant rich, moisturising
properties
• Papaya extract- eliminates dead cells to stratum corneum without affecting healthy cells. Contains 2% papaya. keratolyic
• Green tea & chamomile- anti-oxidant & anti- inflammatory
• Ylang ylang & Lavendar- Aroma

This fine exfoliating powder will actively awaken the complexion by delicately polishing the epidermis to eliminate impurities & dead skin cells. Combining the enzymatic properties of Papaya with the exfoliant properties of Salicylic Acid this natural, granule-free powder will help brighten,refine & restore the skin’s vitality.

Further details, Please email us or call 0417 280 573

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Did You Know, Hydrodermabrasion

Hydrodermabrasion Treatment Dubbed As The NEW “Celebrity Facial”

 

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Microdermabrasion has played an important role in the beauty industry over the years. Today we look at the latest innovation called Hydrodermabrasion.

Hydrodermabrasion has skyrocketed in popularity. Dubbed the new “celebrity facial”, this treatment is being requested more and more in salons and clinics world wide. Our clients are seeing huge boosts to their revenue from this popularity due in part to the fact that it utilises the natural healing powers of water and oxygen to exfoliate the skin without the use of hard microcrystals and highly abrasive wands. Because the hydrodermabrasion process involves serum application during exfoliation, the skin receives moisture and nutrition that reduces scrubbing induced irritation. Effects include deeply hydrated, smoother, firmer, and healthier-looking skin. Click image below to watch hydrodermabrasion video.

Aquaderm Hydrodermabrasion

The Aquaderm hydrates, exfoliates and repairs through the combination of TRI Technology: aqua-dermabrasion, chromotherapy infusion and variable scale nano-diamond tips.

You can treat all these skin complaints with Aquaderm Hydrodermabrasion Machine!

  • Aging – Reduces the appearance of superficial fine lines
  • Congested/ blemished
  • Flaky/ dry
  • Devitalized & thickened
  • Sun damage, age/sun spots – Helps to lift & shed damaged pigment cells
  • Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will be improved
  • Acne scars & chicken pox scars
  • Hyperkeratosis (overgrowth of the horny layer)

 

The Aquaderm is clinically effective for both face and body treatments. A great alternative to deep cleansing, dead skin cell removal, hydration, and infusion skin repairing.

SKINCARE COMBINED THERAPY WITH HYDRODERMABRASION

Watch video above where Dr Tiina Meder explains step by step protocol for the new version of hydrodermabrasion, combining skincare with hydrodermabrasion.

 

Did You Know, IPL Treatment

What is Super Hair Removal (SHR) and how is it Different?

 

Getting rid of unwanted hair is an age-old issue, with long-term hair removal being particularly challenging. However, there is a technology invented by Alma Lasers called Super Hair Removal (SHR), which uses groundbreaking technology to offer a simple, one-stop solution for truly effective hair reduction.

What is SHR and How does it Work?

How exactly does SHR technology work? SHR gradually heats the dermis to a temperature that is able to effectively damage hair re-growth of the hair follicles, while very importantly avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue. With Super Hair Removal the hair follicles do not get exposed to one single pulse of high energy because using a single pulse of high energy can have the risk of injuring the skin. Instead the follicle receives multiple, short, low energy pulses accumulating enough energy to damage the hair follicle.

Using a high repetition rate, short pulses are delivered deep into the dermis, and achieve high average power which results in therapeutically effective build-up of heat, and best of all virtually no pain for the patient.

An In-Motion method is used with SHR by moving the handpiece multiple times over the area being treated to ensure full coverage of the treated area. Grid templates are used to ensure the most effective results. Glacial Tech cooling is used via a sapphire tip preventing superficial burns and facilitating virtually painless but very effective hair removal. With the equipment supplied from Aquaderm parameters are provided to ensure the correct accumulated energy resulting in the most effective results.

Click videos below to see SHR on The Doctors TV Show and a Video of SHR in Action


SHR on The Doctors TV Show

 

The Doctors featuring Alma SHR Technology from Spectrum Science & Beauty on Vimeo.


Virtually Painless SHR In-Motion Hair Removal Treatment on Back from Spectrum Science & Beauty on Vimeo.


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An Overview of Acne, Causes & Treatments – Studio L Face and Body

Acne

Acne is the most common skin problem in Australia and other countries, which means most of us will have it at some point in our lives. But even though it’s super common, there are plenty of misconceptions about acne. A better understanding of how it develops will help you successfully treat it.

What Is Acne?

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin. At its most basic, acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit or what we typically call the hair follicle or pore.

Acne is characterized by the presence of blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It can affect the face, neck, chest, back, upper arms, and shoulders.

There are two basic categories of acne:

  1. Non-inflamed acne breakouts consist of microcomedones (blemishes too small to see with the naked eye), blackheads, and milia. These types of blemishes aren’t red or painful. They may not look like your stereotypical acne blemishes, rather just bumps or bumpiness across the skin’s surface or an uneven skin texture.
  2. Inflamed acne is what typically comes to mind when we think acne. Breakouts are red and inflamed. People with inflammatory acne have papules, pustules, and possibly larger, deeper blemishes like nodules and cysts.

Acne varies in development from very mild to extremely severe. You may have only a few blemishes here and there. Acne can also cause redness, swelling, and irritation of the skin, along with possible crusting, oozing, or scabbing breakouts.

Top 5 Things to Know About Acne

Although we don’t know everything there is to know about why some people get acne while others don’t, there are plenty of things we do know about how it develops and what can be done about it.

1.) Acne is caused by three main factors. There are many myths about what causes acne out there. So just know that because you’ve eaten chocolate or touched your face, you haven’t done anything to cause your acne. In fact, there is no precise cause of acne. Rather, it is a result of many factors coming together:

  • We know that people with acne tend to have overactive sebaceous glands—the glands that make our skin’s oil. Acne-prone skin also doesn’t shed dead skin cells as effectively. It also has a higher amount of Propionibacterium acnes—bacteria linked to inflamed acne blemishes—within the pores.
  • Other factors that contribute to acne development include oily cosmetics, comedogenic skin care or hair care products, certain drugs such as steroids, and estrogen medications.
  • Acne also tends to run in families. If your parents had acne at any point in their lives, your chance of developing it is higher.

2.) All breakouts begin as a blocked pore. All acne blemishes form when oil and dead skin cells become trapped within the hair follicle, creating a plug within the pore. This plug of dead cells and oil is called a comedo (plural for comedo is comedones). Blackheads and whiteheads are examples of non-inflamed comedones.

  • As the breakout progress and bacteria invade, the wall of the hair follicle can rupture within the dermis, creating inflammation and redness. Inflamed blemishes vary in severity depending on the damage to the follicle wall and the amount of infection present. Severe damage to the follicle can create deeper lesions and cysts.

3.) Hormones trigger acne development. There’s a reason why acne most often develops during puberty—all those hormones are raging. During puberty, there is a surge of androgen hormones within the body. Androgen hormones, specifically testosterone, significantly influence acne development. They also stimulate the sebaceous glands, creating an oilier complexion and one more prone to breakouts.

  • In addition to puberty, women may see considerable hormonal fluctuations during menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and perimenopause. During these life phases, acne is most likely to develop or flare up.

4.) Acne can happen at (nearly) any age. We think of acne as being a teenage problem, but that’s not the case at all. Of course, teen acne and preteen acne is common. But acne is not limited to teens. Many men and women have adult-onset acne breakouts. Acne can also occur in babies, toddlers, and children. Basically, if you have skin, you can get acne!

5.) There are many different types of acne. Did you know there are many different forms of acne?

  • Acne vulgaris is the technical term for your typical acne breakouts and it is by far the most common form of acne. It can vary in severity. With mild acne vulgaris, you’ll have just minor blemishes. More inflamed, widespread breakouts are considered moderate acne.
  • Severe acne vulgaris can be broken down even further depending on the type of blemishes present on the skin.
  • A nodular acne is a severe form of acne vulgaris. People with nodular acne have deep, inflamed breakouts called nodules. Nodules affect deeper layers of the skin than typical pimples.
  • Cystic acne is another severe type of acne that causes painful cysts. Acne cysts are different than pimples. Cysts are deep, fluid-filled blemishes that often need to be drained by a dermatologist. Nodulocystic acne is a term used to describe severe acne vulgaris that causes both nodules and acne cysts.
  • Comedonal acne is a type of non-inflammatory acne. Instead of inflamed pimples, people with get blackheads, milia and closed comedones. The skin looks and feels rough and bumpy.
  • Got acne on your back and shoulders where your backpack rests? Or on your forehead under your hat band? You have acne Mechanica. This type of acne develops where there is excess heat, pressure, or friction on the skin. It’s very common for athletes to develop this type of acne where clothing or sports gear rests/rubs.
  • Acne cosmetica is a type of acne that is caused by skin care, hair care, or cosmetic products clogging the pores. Suspect this form of acne if you’ve begun breaking out after starting a new cosmetic product or if you’re breaking out in a specific place (like around your hairline where you apply pomades or Hairspray).
  • Excoriated acne isn’t caused by the factors that trigger acne vulgaris. Rather, excoriated acne is created by picking at blemishes, real or imagined. Occasionally popping pimples doesn’t cause excoriated acne. It develops when the picking becomes compulsive and damages the skin.
  • Acne rosacea is a skin condition that also causes redness and pimples. Unlike acne vulgaris, rosacea appears only across the face (especially the cheeks, nose, and chin) and not on the body. Although we don’t know exactly what causes rosacea, doctors speculate it may be the result of a bacterium, microscopic mite, or simply sensitive capillaries.

There are many other skin conditions besides acne that also cause pimples or red, bumpy skin. If you’re not absolutely sure what you’re dealing with is common acne, a trip to the beauty therapist is a good idea.

Acne Treatment

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is also used to treat acne, acne scarring, facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels. IPL may be used for these changes on the forearms, hands, neck and chest as well. It is safe and considered non-invasive.

Advanced Skin Needling treatment is a clinical treatment that aids with fine lines, sun damage, stretch marks, scarring, acne (early stages), blackheads, whiteheads, and congestion. The only 100% natural, no heat (can treat any skin colour), painless, fast, effective salon treatment with proven scientific results.

A Word From Studio L

Acne is a complex problem, but one we are learning more about every day. While there is no cure, nearly every case of acne can be cleared successfully. Your first step should be a trip to the beauty therapist. A beauty therapist can give you the right treatment that fit for you but also give you plenty of tips and tricks to help clear your skin

But stick with it! With the right skin care, a bit of time, and consistent treatment, your acne can be cleared.


Get a FREE Skin Analysis or Consultation when you CALL NOW at 0417 280 573

Did You Know, organicspa

NEW! Body Salt Scrub

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Ladies & Gents, New Update from OrganicSpa:

As you know, at organicspa we are always evolving our formulas & ingredients list in order to develop the purest quality product for our customers. As we moved the Body Salt Scrub into anACO Certification, we updated the formula.

So Here is the Scoop! A Pink Himalayan Salt & Coffee Seed particle Scrub, blended with Coconut oil & Vitamin E​ & with the zesty & glamorous notes of Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange, Frankincense, Cedarwood , Bergamote & much more…

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Let’s Celebrate February, The Month of Love With This Fabulous Gift Pack

💗 Love Yourself Valentines Bundle Pack 💗

  • Nourish Oil
  • Body Wash
  • NEW! Body Salt Scrub
  • MAYDE Serenity Tea

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FLASH SALE 💗Love Yourself💗 Valentine’s Bundle Pack!

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February marks the international celebration of love. Valentine’s Day is a time to spoil your loved ones. Whether you want to show your love to your husband or wife, parents or children, February 14th is the perfect opportunity to show that you care with a small gift of candy, chocolate and flowers.

This month we’re helping Australians profess their love with the gift of special OrganicSpa “Love Yourself” Valentines Bundle Pack . Our Valentines bundle pack include: Nourish Oil, Body Wash, NEW! Body Salt Scrub, + MAYDE Serenity Tea and OS Bag that will surprise and excite your loved one. An excellent activity to share and enjoy this February.

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Did You Know

Can Alternative Cleansing Cleanse Your Skin?

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Cleansing is a billion-dollar industry, and the twice per day, or three-advance routine still reigns in many individual regimens. In any case, how beyond any doubt that it is the correct way? Cleansing the face is an imperative advance in any regimen for healthy skin, and it is vital to the spa as a major aspect of most treatments as well as a component of home care program.

What is Facial Cleansing?

Facial cleansing primarily removes dirt and epithelial debris from the skin’s surface but can be so much more. Inadequate cleanse helps maintain skin barrier functions and assists routines designed for acne, anti-aging, and men’s skincare. Let’s take a good look at latest cleaning technology, understand some innovative formulation concepts, learn some characteristics of more complex cleansers and reviewing how cleansers work.

Alternative Facial Cleansing

Soaps, Sebum, and Dirt

Soaps – a group of products including cleansers, are agents with the primary purpose of removing dirt from skin. Some dirt is oily in itself, but all dirt that has accumulated on the skin is oily due to its combination with sebum.

Sebum – an oily substance containing many different lipids (oils). The lipids of sebum are designed to help support the skin’s acid mantle and maintain its pH of about 5, fortify the skin barrier, provide moisturization and help make the skin impermeable to water. Sebum is a key player in the skin’s job of “keeping things out and keeping things on.” Important fats composing a healthy skin barrier include ceramides, cholesterol, and free fatty acids 2. Since the skin’s surface is in itself oily, oily dirt sticks to it and is difficult to remove without the special help of soaps or cleansers.

Accumulated dirt mixed with sebum would naturally stick to skin and remain there. This material also contains cells that have been shed in the natural process of exfoliation. The soaps and cleansers remove dirt and epithelial debris and wash it away to clean the skin. Cleansers consist of molecules with a lipid-soluble end that dissolves in oil and other water-soluble ends that dissolves in water. These two ends of the molecule are called lipophilic (lipid or oil-loving) and hydrophilic (water-loving). The oil-loving portion of this molecule attracts and dissolves the oily dirt on the skin surface. When water is added during the rinsing process, the water combines with the water-loving end of the molecule and the dirt is washed away down the drain. Inadequate addition of water will allow a residue of dirt to remain on the skin. All cleansers or soaps work in this same way.

The skin should always be cleansed twice as much does not always equal twice as good every night due to high outdoor pollutants in the air during the day, makeup, and oil, etc.

But before you skip out on one of your cleanse there are a few questions to ask like, How much is enough to clean the skin? Have I got the right cleanser? Be aware of your skin type, because it changes with time. Avoid scrubs if you have sensitive skin, the cleansing wipes are gentle and do just as good a job as washing with water.

Should I do this as the daily routine?

Give your skin time to adjust to a single cleanse and see what happens. Observe if you think your skin needs it, you can go back to twice a day.

What about double cleansing?

This refers to washing your face twice in a single session to get rid of all the dirt, so won’t affect how many times a day you decide to wash your face. I suggest that be aware of that over cleansing because it can dry skin, so if you don’t need it, don’t do it.

If you’re still wary, try Studio L – Deep Cleanse Facial Treatment for a healthy and clean skin. Also, please take note, We are now accepting orders for Early Christmas Packages from OrganicSpa. Follow this link to order.

Did You Know

Sunless Tanning vs. UV Tanning: Which Is Better?

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The tanning trend does not seem like it’s going away any time soon. As long as media and popular culture extols bronzed, glowing, and radiant sun-kissed complexion, people will continue to explore and experiment with different methods and products for tanning, whether these are natural procedures or more synthetic alternatives.

 

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Sunbathing

What it is: Of course, the most natural tan would come from the most natural source, and that is sunlight. People who live close to the beach often lay out under the sun, soaking up the rays and working on their tans. Those who do not live close to the water can opt for backyard pools or even just sunbathing in their yard or roof deck.

Cost: Unless you are flying to some beach resort every weekend just for some sunbathing, this is the most cost-effective. If you have a big outdoor area where you can lay out under the sun, sunbathing is free.

Safety: Too much sun exposure can lead to skin cancers, malignant melanoma, wrinkles, spots, and excessive drying. Cancer.org has an in-depth article that discusses the link between Melanoma and sun exposure.

Tan longevity: This natural tan can last a week to 10 days depending on your lifestyle and maintenance.

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Tanning beds

What it is: A popular form of sunless tanning, these tanning beds use synthetic UV rays to produce the same skin pigmentation as sunbathing.

Cost: Sessions can range from as low as $20 per session, to as high as $50 per use. There are different levels and intensities of tanning beds available. Usually, tanning salons offer memberships or packages for multiple tanning bed sessions.

Safety: Studies have shown that the UV rays in tanning beds are not much different from natural sunlight as far as potential skin damage is concerned. If you space out your tanning bed visits, don’t spend too much time in the tanning bed and consider using a tanning bed tanning lotion, you should be fine. It is certainly worth noting that the World Health Organization has issued an official statement indicating that tanning beds do contribute to an increased risk in Melanoma.

Tan longevity: Tanning bed results last up to 10 days at most, so maintenance visits are generally necessary.

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Spray Tanning

What it is: DHA-based tanning solutions are applied all over the body to produce
pigmentation. Most tanning salons offer spray tan booths, and many are now also offering airbrush tanning for more even, controlled results.

Cost: Spray tan sessions cost between $25-$50 per session on the average, while airbrush tanning usually start at $50 per session.

Safety: Spray tan solutions have been approved for external application, however, spray tans have not been approved for safe ingestion. To keep yourself protected, make sure your eyes, nose, mouth, hands are adequately protected while being sprayed or airbrushed. If inhaled, there is the potential for damage to your DNA. The findings are still preliminary, but I just want to keep you informed :-).

Tan longevity: Most spray tanning results usually last about a week, after which it starts to fade and you have to follow up with another session.

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Self Tanners

What it is: DIY tanning products such as tan sprays, bronzers, lotions, creams,
mousse, gel and other products for achieving tanned, youthful skin.

Cost: Self tanning products can set you back as low as $7-$9, and as high as $70
(many more expensive).

Safety: Arguably the safest because they minimize sun exposure, but self tanners should not be abused or overused.

Tan Longevity: One week is the average time for results. Careful maintenance can prolong the color you achieve.

Did You Know

Health: Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms, Treatments, and Diet

Brittle Nails? Poor Sleep? Start Eating More Of These Foods Immediately

Brittle Nails? Poor Sleep? Start Eating More Of These Foods Immediately

( Source: http://theheartysoul.com/adrenal-fatigue-symptoms/ )

Adrenal health is so important for how the rest of your body’s ability to function.What’s sad is that people are suffering from adrenal fatigue without knowing it and it doesn’t help that the signs and symptoms are so subtle. Could you have adrenal fatigue?

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that occurs when your adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland are functioning below their optimal level. Adrenal Fatigue is usually the result of long term physical or emotional stress, and can lead to symptoms like low energy levels and weakened immunity.

If you stare at a screen for 12 hours a day, you’ll get headaches and your vision will worsen over time. Why? Because you wore out your eyes by putting so much strain on them all the time.

Similarly, if you’re constantly stressed you will put a lot of strain on your adrenal glands, and they will get worn out and not be able to perform as well. Eventually, you’ll reach the point where your adrenal glands cannot produce cortisol as efficiently anymore, and you’ll need stimulants to prop yourself up during the day, whether it’s coffee, tea, sugary foods or just a lot of carbs to give you energy to get through the day.

Back Up- What are adrenal glands?

Ever heard of ‘adrenaline’ or had an ‘adrenaline rush’? Bingo. Adrenaline is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands; we each have two glands that sit on top of each kidney. They produce many important hormones related to stress, reproductive health, metabolism and regulating blood pressure.

However, the ones we have the most control over are the stress hormones:

Adrenaline and Norepinephrine

These are the short-term stress hormones. They are released in a state of ‘fight or flight’ or an emergency to help you survive. For example, if you’ve ever had a car swerve at you and nearly hit you, you’ve probably experienced the sensation of a racing heart, breathing heavily and reacting extremely quickly.

Adrenaline and norepinephrine make sure to release a quick supply of glucose and oxygen to your brain and limbs, where energy is required the most. In order to deliver those substances to your brain and muscles quickly, your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate are all sped up.

Cortisol

This is the long-term stress hormone and it becomes elevated when you’re in a state of chronic stress. Essentially, it is cortisol’s job to regulate other functions in the body in response to that stress, such as blood sugar, metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and more.

Some stress is normal, and for that reason cortisol peaks during the day and then starts to decline in the evening closer towards bedtime. Unfortunately, when you’re in a state of chronic stress your cortisol levels will be elevated higher than normal, and will also struggle to decline in the evening.

Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

List of symptoms, Please read and understand a few core concepts:

  1. THE ‘CORTISOL STEAL’:

    Your adrenal glands have multiple functions and producing stress hormones is just one of them. If you’re constantly stressed though, it’s like your brain saying ‘stop the factory lines! Divert all raw materials towards making stress hormones’, which means the other hormones get neglected.One example of hormones that get neglected are the sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone. This is why high stress directly impacts your libido, fertility and PMS symptoms.

    If you look in the diagram below (yes, scary scientific stuff I know), you’ll see that pregnenolone and progesterone are being used to make cortisol, instead of being converted into sex hormones or the anti-aging hormone DHEA.

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  2. STRESS AND BLOOD SUGAR: One of the main roles of stress hormones is to release more glucose as an energy source, which leads to higher circulating blood sugar levels. From an evolutionary standpoint this, makes sense: if you had to run from a tiger, that quick release of glucose helped you get the energy to run and save your life.However, these days that ‘tiger’ is really a ‘big meeting’ or ‘deadline’ and that excess glucose and energy is not being used efficiently since we sit at a desk all day. Instead, it spikes blood sugar and leads to more cravings, weight gain and irritability.
  3. CORTISOL VS. MELATONIN: Cortisol has an inverse relationship with our sleep hormone, melatonin. The latter cannot be produced unless cortisol has started to dip at night. If you’re stressed, overthinking or working late, it will literally block your brain from being able to fall asleep and lead to insomnia.

See how disrupting just one hormone leads impacts the rest of the body? Check out this list of common symptoms. If you resonate with most of them, it’s a pretty big red flag. (1)

  • Sensitive to bright lights
  • Dry skin
  • Depression
  • brittle nails
  • Tightness or ‘lump’ in throat
  • Inability to cope with stressful events
  • Mood swings, tendency to cry easily
  • Difficulty relaxing
  • More than usual neck, head, shoulder tension
  • Weakness, fatigue
  • Recurrent infections i.e. always getting sick
  • Low libido
  • Brain fog, memory problems
  • Headaches
  • Food cravings i.e. salt, sugar
  • Allergies
  • Blood sugar disorders
  • Frequent urination in the middle of the night
  • Weight gain
  • Digestion problems

Adrenal Fatigue Causes

Well, by now it should be obvious that the major culprit is stress. But it’s more than just emotional stress that can impact our adrenal glands; below are some of the more silent causes overburden the body, and reduce it’s ability to cope with stressful events.

  • Diet high in refined carbohydrates such as sugar, white flour, processed grains
    • In order to process and metabolize sugar, your body requires some B vitamins, some vitamin C, and also some trace minerals to absorb and use the energy
    • These are the very same nutrients that support healthy adrenal function
  • Coffee
    • Stimulants give us an artificial boost by triggering the release of stress hormones; for someone with adrenal fatigue, this makes the situation worse by trapping them in a vicious cycle
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
    • Traces of toxic ingredients build up over time and throw our hormones out of balance. When one is out of balance, it affects the rest as well
  • Heavy metals
  • Preservatives, additives, artificial dyes
  • Inadequate sleep
    • Less sleep leads to a greater need for stimulants, poor food choices and insufficient time for the adrenal glands (along with the rest of the body) to rest and repair

Adrenal Function Test

You can easily get a sense if you have adrenal fatigue if you feel burnt out or resonate with the symptoms above. But if you’d like to take a more accurate test, all you’ll need is a blood pressure monitor. If you don’t have one at home, you can grab one at a local pharmacy.

Typically, normal blood pressure readings are 120/80. When you’re standing up, the systolic reading (120) should be approximately 10 points higher i.e. 130/80. If it turns out to be lower than 120, that means your adrenal glands aren’t functioning as well as they should. (2)

Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Lie down and rest for 5 minutes
  2. Take your blood pressure and note down the reading
  3. Then stand up and immediately take your blood pressure again. Note down the reading.

Ideally, take this test 2-3 times to confirm the reading. If you found that your systolic reading stayed the same at 120 or was slightly lower when you stood up, the information below will help you.

Adrenal Fatigue Treatment

Lifestyle Tips

Surprise, surprise! The most important method of treating adrenal fatigue is stress management and taking the time to relax. Before diving into a long list of ideas to get stared, below are two very popular methods that are used for stress, that only take a few minutes and can be done immediately.

Progressive Relaxation

  1. Lie down on your back on a yoga mat or your bed
  2. Contract a muscle group forcefully for a period of 1-2 seconds and then let is relax completely
  3. Systematically go through all the muscle groups in your body i.e. face, neck, shoulder, arms (from top to bottom)
  4. Repeat this 2-3 times in total

Deep Breathing

  1. Find a comfortable and quiet place to sit down
  2. Place your feet slightly apart. Place on hand on your belly button, the other on your chest.
  3. Inhale with your nose and exhale through your mouth
  4. Inhale for a count of four – hold for 2 – release for 6
  5. Feel your belly rise and fall
  6. Repeat as many times as needed

Stress-busting Ideas

  • Go for walk breaks at work, or long morning walks
  • Meditate (have you tried Headspace?)
  • Yoga (if you’re burnt out, aim for yin restorative yoga vs. power yoga)
  • Write in a journal for 5 minutes each day (a gratitude journal helps reduce anxiety)
  • Take out a few hours a week to enjoy a hobby or interest
  • Start colouring
  • Do some gardening
  • Go for a monthly massage – Try AromaTouch Massage from Studio L
  • Take a bath with essential oils, Epsom salts or a bath bomb
  • Get lost in a fiction book
  • Hang out with old friends who know you the best
  • If the gym is stressful for you, do a dance class or go for a swim
  • Do nothing (I know, crazy right?)
  • Use essential oils
    • Smell receptors in the body connect to the brain’s limbic system (the area responsible for emotions); this is the reason aromatherapy is used for relaxation
    • The following scents are excellent for stress relief: lavender, vanilla, ylang ylang, rose, chamomile, lemon balm
    • You can place a few drops in a diffuser, into your bath, on your pillow, or smell it straight from the bottle.

The Adrenal Fatigue Diet

Herbs

There are certain herbs known as ‘adaptogens’, which help the body adapt to stressful situations, build stamina, endurance, and help bring the body back into balance. In essence, they help you recover from burnout and prevent it from happening again. The beauty of adaptogens is that they have been around for centuries in ancient civilizations, such as holy basil in India or ginseng in China.

If you’re looking to try one out, you can get adaptogens at any health food store in the form of a capsule, a powder to add to your smoothie, as a tincture to mix into water or even a herbal tea. I would recommend cycling on and off an adaptogen to let it fully have an effect. I typically take one for three months, then cycle off for a month at a time.

Below are the top 3 that recommend based on both personal experience and clinical research done on humans till date:

  1. Ashwagandha
    • There is a patented extract from ashwagandha called sensoril, which has proven to have great antistress and adaptogenic effects
    • In one study it was shown to significantly reduce anxiety, cortisol, blood pressure and a marker of inflammation called C-reactive protein
    • Dosage: 125-250mg per day (3)
  2. Rhodiola
    • Produces greater feelings of relaxation and anti-anxiety effects
    • In one study patients found their performance improved, ability to concentrate, and reduced cortisol response upon waking up (4)
    • Daily dosage: 360 to 600mg with 1% rosavin standardized extract; 180 to 300mg for 2% rosavin, 100 to 200mg for 3.6% rosavin (5)
  3. Ginseng (Siberian and Panax)
    • Studies have confirmed that both can significantly reduce stress, anxiety. In one study, a group of nurses who were taking ginseng found their performance improved – they were more alert, yet more tranquil (6)
    • Use Siberian ginseng for mild to moderate stress, and Panax Ginseng for recovery from extreme stress as it is more potent
    • Daily dosage: 2-4ml, 1-3 times per day (fluid), 250-500mg, 1-3 times per day (powdered extract in capsule) (7)

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( Source: http://theheartysoul.com/adrenal-fatigue-symptoms/)

Nutrients

The first step for an adrenal fatigue diet is simply eating real, whole foods with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables. Eliminate the junk, caffeine and processed food as much as possible.

Next, there are certain nutrients that are important for adrenal health. The nutrients below help in the manufacture of adrenal hormones, and during times of stress become depleted:

  • Vitamin C
    • Found in: papaya, pineapple, strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, oranges
    • Supplement dosage: 1000mg daily (or up to 5-6g daily in divided doses)
  • Vitamin B5
    • Found in: legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon, sweet potatoes, tomatoes
    • Supplement dosage: B-100 complex daily
  • Vitamin B6
    • Found in: turkey, grass-fed beef, avocado, pistachio nuts, pinto beans
    • Supplement dosage: B-100 complex daily
  • Zinc
    • Found in: pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, garlic, sesame seeds, chickpeas
    • Supplement dosage: 15-30mg
  • Magnesium
    • Found in: dark leafy greens, avocado, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, banana, almonds
    • Supplement dosage: magnesium bisglycinate 200mg daily

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( Source: http://theheartysoul.com/adrenal-fatigue-symptoms/)

If you have mild or moderate adrenal fatigue, Just stick to eating foods higher in these nutrients. However if it is severe and you need to recover, perhaps consider an adrenal fatigue supplements that contain these nutrients along with a list of botanicals. Some brands that suggested are:

What’s The Next Step?

If you’ve looked through this list and you recognize lots of the symptoms, what’s next? Treating Adrenal Fatigue is not as simple as just taking a pill each morning. It probably took a long time to get yourself into this position, so it will take some time to recover.

To recover from Adrenal Fatigue and get your energy levels back to normal, you will need to follow a number of different strategies.

Here are a few more ideas to get you started:

  • Improve your diet.
  • Try some of these adrenal diet recipes.
  • Use techniques to relax like meditation and deep breathing to reduce your stress levels.
  • Meditation has lots of other benefits too!
  • Consider taking some adrenal-supportive supplements.
  • Get better sleep by improving your sleep hygiene.
  • Check out The Adrenal Fatigue Solution, which covers all of these strategies and much, much more!

 

( Sources: Theheartysoul.com )

Did You Know

Benefits Of Facial Massage

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Do you want to have a youthful, healthier looking skin? We all do. There are many reasons why our skin ages, dry, puffy some of which include poor nutrition, lack of exercise, constant stress, and environmental pollution. Some factors we can control,others are simply a fact of life and there is little we can do to minimize their effect. One thing we can do to slow down and even reverse the aging process of our skin is really at our fingertips. A facial massage is just what you need to do on a regular basis to improve your skin conditions and make it younger and healthier.

The history of facial massage comes from the ancient time and some of the old Chinese medical books as well as Greeks medical books, Persian and Indians have stated similar massage techniques and many of its benefits. However, it is new in our Western world and mostly performed in Europe by estheticians rather than massage therapists at the beginning of last century. Nowadays, it has become very much popular and can be done in any of the modern beauty parlor as part of their overall facial treatment.

By performing facial massage on a regular basis, you will get huge benefits. If you search, you will find various types of facial massages available, and you should try a few different ones to know which one suits your skin the best.

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Types of facial massages:

  • Acupressure
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Myofacial release (MFR)
  • Shiatsu
  • Warm stone face massage

Benefits of Facial massage:

  • Stress: In these days, our life is full of competition, constant stress, frustrations and demands. There are some people for whom constant stress is so common and can cause mental depression, headaches, and frustration. Facial massages are a great way to make your skin youthful and attractive by removing the lines that tension and stress build up in the face.
  • Remove dark circles: Dark circles occur in our face because of tiredness or lack of sleep. As a result, your eyes don’t only give you a lackluster appearance but also a sickly appearance which is not good for you. By taking facial massage you can remove these circles and look healthier.
  • Get rid of Blackheads: Mostly Blackheads occur on the nose when the pores in the skin become clogged with dirt and impurities. It’s cause of great irritation for most women. You can easily get rid of blackheads by doing facial massage. It might take 2 to 3 repeated massages to get rid of all the blackheads.
  • Clean unwanted hair: Unwanted facial hair is the most common problem for most women as its hinder their beauty. Some women take laser surgery to
    remove those unwanted hairs. But facial massage is a great way to clean those
    unwanted hairs by spending a less amount of money.
  • Detoxification of skin: Detoxification means removal of impurities from your skin. The face becomes lackluster due to various elements, pollution and dirt we face every day. If you want to make your skin healthy and look you radiant then facial massage best for you. It not only make you look radiant but also feel good.

The best thing is that you can do it anytime, anywhere and it takes only 3-4 minutes of your time or less.