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By Jill O'Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

The positive mental effect that the Universal Contour Body Wrap brings can be truly amazing and uplifting, and it's most definitely one of my favourite treatments.

This isn't a water loss treatment or a temporary fix. By sticking to the aftercare instructions e.g., a healthy diet and lifestyle, the Universal Contour Wrap treatments provide confidence, positivity and motivation, helping you to feel and look your best. It is a great overall detox for the body as it really speeds up the blood and lymph flow which helps to flush out all the toxins in the body especially the cellulite in the thighs.

The results to be expected are instant and lasting, such as inch-loss, detoxification and cellulite reduction.
The Elite Body Wrap is an advanced treatment with dead sea clay fortified with minerals. You'll be wrapped in up to 28 bandages and our completely unique Chrysalis machine uses specific lifting and tightening wrapping procedures. We offer the added benefits of muscle toning, cellulite reduction or enhanced inch loss. It's absolutely relaxing and rejuvenating.

Using electrical leads under the bandages, it'll be applied to your stubborn areas - usually thighs and tummy.

Shaping: For modelling and sculpting the thighs. It can be combined with the cellulite programme.
Toning: An intensive programme for toning abdominal muscles and thighs.
Cellulite: Reduces cellulite in the most critical areas by increasing localised circulation and cell exchange.

HOW IT WORKS

The combination of our classic clay solution and specialist body wrapping techniques draw out toxins whilst compressing the soft fatty tissues to create instant inch loss and firming effect and the electrical leads to stimulate the circulation. This is three different processes in one for ultimate results, giving you an overall feeling of well-being. Also, you are placed into a heated blanket that cocoons the entire body helping you to sweat out the toxins, giving you deeper relaxation. The wrap was originally designed by a doctor to help his patients speed up inch loss but they saw much better results - more than just inch loss.

The instant heat relaxes the body and quickly opens the skin’s pores, allowing the clay solution to draw out the toxins more rapidly and boost the blood flow. The effects allow for more oxygenation of tissues and lymphatic exchange, increasing the detoxification process.
As the process is underway the electrical muscle stimulation contracts muscle tissue to help break down cellulite and tone the skin.

For more information on a real result driven wrap, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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This week it’s all about the eyes

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Our eyes and eyebrows are natural beauty features that help to frame our face to achieve the famous no make-up look. A […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Our eyes and eyebrows are natural beauty features that help to frame our face to achieve the famous no make-up look.

A good eyebrow shape and tint really helps to give this look so you won’t have to try to draw or fill in the brows.

This is a popular treatment with both men and women. The lash lift can give you a natural boost, by lifting, conditioning, curling up which helps to open the eye giving it a brighter, more open look. Also, by tinting with the lash lift you are darkening; this helps the lashes look fuller and you won’t need to wear mascara. Your eye lashes will look very fluttery. You would even think you were wearing extensions without the damage to the natural lashes and its suitable for all ages. Even the shortest of lashes will be lifted.

The eyes and hands are some of the most important places for anti-ageing. With all the hand sanitising, it’s important to use hand cream more often. I always recommend applying just before bed so it can have time to really get to work on hydrating the hands. It’s clear from all my years of anti-ageing skincare for the face that hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient for hydration and anti-ageing. If you feel you need a boost for the hands, it’s a great idea to try a warm paraffin hand manicure which is a game changer for the hydration of the hands. SPF is essential to reduce and prevent further age spots. Use an eye cream morning and night, followed by an eye mask once a week and an eye facial once a month. Eye facials can be added into your regular facial for an extra lift.

Eyes for me are an area that needs most work as they don’t have any sebaceous glands of their own unlike the rest of the body. I often hear people saying they are allergic to eye cream, mostly it’s applied wrong or into the eye. Imagine you were looking at a skull – the bone of the eye socket is far back from the actual eye itself. You apply the eye cream on the bone area, just under the eyebrow and well under the eye using the ring finger as not to drag the skin as it’s super delicate. Use light circular motion from the inner corner under the eyebrow out to the temple lifting the brow as you go. It will drop with time and gravity, so it’s our job to encourage it to stay in place by exercising the muscle.

For more information or to book a skin consultation for the New Year, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Night time is a restorative time for your skin

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio I get asked a lot about night creams. If you think you’re too young or too old to use them, guess […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

I get asked a lot about night creams. If you think you’re too young or too old to use them, guess again.

The production of collagen, a super building block in the maintenance of skin, hair and nails, begins to decrease as early as 25.

Night creams contain active ingredients that can’t be used during daylight hours as they react with the sun including Vitamin C, collagen, CoQ10, retinol, AHA’s, glycolic acids, hyaluronic acid and many more.

Also, while you are sleeping your skin is actively working on renewal, repair, and regeneration. These ingredients in good night creams help this process eg they are high in antioxidants which actively repair damage to the skin barrier and raise their immunity.

You apply a night cream before you go to bed, and it works its magic while you sleep. During the day your skin is subject to environmental stressors like pollution and sun. At night there is no potential for skin damage so the skin can focus on repair and regeneration. A night cream helps speed up this process. Night time is a restorative time for your skin.

Night creams also have anti-inflammatory agents which lessen the swelling and redness on the skin. They are deeply hydrating and help make the skin firmer and more elastic. In addition, they are usually deeply hydrating, providing a lot of moisture to the skin.

Night cream with collagen makes the skin firmer and more elastic, and it can smooth lines and wrinkles. It contains hydration from hyaluronic acid, which release hydration over serval hours and works better when sunscreen doesn’t interfere. In the morning your skin will appear plump and nourished, soft and supple.

You may even find you wear less make-up as your complexion improves or that your make-up is going on better to your beautiful hydrated fresh face.

I recommend you try Sothys Renovate Night Cream to reveal visibly renewed skin which appears rested and younger in the morning.

For any questions or more information ask Jill on 064 6632966.

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