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Waxing during the winter months

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By Jill O'Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

Taking a break from waxing in the winter months is a big no no. It's the perfect time to get into waxing and definitely keeping up your routine.

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Even if you leave a little longer between treatments, keep it up and don't reach for the razor or hair removal creams. Regular waxing weakens the follicles as hair has three stages of growth; anagen, catagen and telegen. It's best to wax when your hair is in the catagen stage of growth. This is difficult to determine as we are working blind and can actually see the roots, but after a few waxing sessions it becomes clear as to the growth pattern and you can train the hair to suit your scheduled appointments over time.

Waxing in winter preps growth cycles for the summer months. If you start waxing every four weeks, all your hair will eventually start growing at the same time instead of beginning in various growth stages. By starting waxing, or continuing your waxing during the winter, you will get ahead and train the hair to grow at the same stage. This will lead to longer times between treatments eventually.

The more you get waxed, the less it hurts. The root is removed when you wax, but when you shave you are only cutting the hair off at the root. If you take a long break from waxing during the winter it may start to hurt again. Waxing also gives the legs a good exfoliation leaving the skin smoother for longer with no more stubble, shaving or razor burn for those sensitive legs or other areas. There are different types of wax we can use from strip wax to hot wax for extremely sensitive skin. The wax we use on each client can be determined at your appointment, and a patch test is required for those undergoing this treatment for the first time.

Having your under arm waxed is becoming more and more popular. It may be a little sore initially, but you soon get used to it. It's amazing how fast the growth slows down, and there is no shadow left behind under the arms. It's one of the areas that reacts quite quickly to waxing. Some clients only have to wax under arms every five to six weeks as it gets lighter after a very short time.

I would highly recommend starting your waxing journey in the winter for the best results as you're less likely to get caught out if the sun shines and the shorts come out.

The Brazilian bikini wax is as popular as ever and the next most popular is the half leg wax.

For more information or to book an appointment call 064 6632966.

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“I’m not fit enough”

How many of you have said or thought “I’m not fit enough” or even heard others say it? Quite frankly it grinds my gears. That mentality is going to hold you back. Change your “I’m not fit enough” to “I will get fit”. Break free from this limiting belief If you think you are not […]

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How many of you have said or thought “I’m not fit enough” or even heard others say it?

Quite frankly it grinds my gears. That mentality is going to hold you back. Change your “I’m not fit enough” to “I will get fit”.

Break free from this limiting belief
If you think you are not fit enough then you never will be, and let’s face it, you’ll never know if you’re fit enough to do something unless you do it! You can achieve so much, much more if you have the right mindset, and that this is a mental hurdle to overcome, not a physical one.
Everyone must start somewhere, and that can be as simple as aiming to sit a little less and move a bit more.
More gentle exercises that don’t require too much skill such as walking, and housework can help start you off slowly and build up gradually. You will still be making progress, physically and mentally, and will enjoy it more. A common mistake is trying to achieve too much, too soon. If exercising feels too hard, you will be put off.

Visualise success
Visualisation is an athletic tool that has been used for decades. By closing your eyes and imagining what it would look and feel like to achieve a goal or to complete an exercise, we can prepare ourselves physically and psychologically for the task at hand.

Certified fitness instructors add to the cost of your workout, but they can also add a lot of value. An expert can design a program based on your goals, show you how to use equipment, and provide tips on nutrition.

Log your workouts by recording distances, weights, and other objective milestones in your fitness journey, you will be able to see progress on paper. That record can come in handy when you are feeling uninspired or lethargic

Don’t over-promise. Having goals, even lofty ones, is key to anything you want to achieve in life. Make sure the bar is reachable—even if it means aiming for just 15 minutes on a bike—so you are not overwhelmed. Don’t forget to celebrate the small wins along the way!

Research on the placebo effect has focused on the relationship of mind and body. One of the most common theories is that the placebo effect is due to a person’s expectations. If a person expects a pill to do something, then it is possible that the body’s own chemistry can cause effects similar to what a medication might have caused.

For instance, in one study, people were given a placebo and told it was a stimulant. After taking the pill, their pulse rate sped up, their blood pressure increased, and their reaction speeds improved. When people were given the same pill and told it was to help them get to sleep, they experienced the opposite effects.

Meaning when you believe something, it can and will happen. That is the power of strong mentality.
If you keep thinking you are “not fit enough” then you will believe it, but if you start to change your way of thinking and change your mindset to “get fit”, you have made a huge step in the right direction. Take small steps to start new habits no matter how small they may be, and you will start to see some remarkable results.
If you would like help with any of your health and fitness goals please contact us at www.activate.ie

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Lack of street lights a concern

By Sean Moriarty Two roads in the wider Killarney area will not get any additional street lighting despite requests to install them by Cllr. John O’Donoghue. Mr O’Donoghue called on the council place extra lighting on the Muckross Road near the old Whitegates Hotel. “The area is considerably darker now and is presenting a serious danger […]

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Two roads in the wider Killarney area will not get any additional street lighting despite requests to install them by Cllr. John O’Donoghue.

Mr O’Donoghue called on the council place extra lighting on the Muckross Road near the old Whitegates Hotel.

“The area is considerably darker now and is presenting a serious danger to pedestrians crossing the road, particularly between Woodlawn Cross, and what was formerly the Whitegates Hotel,” he told a recent meeting of Killarney Municipal District.
The council said that the area was subject to a recent upgrade and that additional lighting would not be installed along this section of road on top of the 19 LED lights already placed there.”
“The lighting was installed, commissioned, light levels checked and provides adequate illumination to meet the relevant lighting design standards,” a council spokesperson told the meeting.
Mr O’Donoghue also called for a new street light to be placed on the junction where the L.3015 meets the slip road by Glenflesk National School: “to facilitate the safe passage of school children walking home during the Winter months.”
Kerry County Council reviewed the request but said: “This proposal would not comply with Kerry County Council’s Public Lighting Policy.”

COMMENT BY KILLARNEY ADVERTISER

While this Killarney Municipal District meeting took place hours before the horrific murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, it drives home the importance that all our citizens are entitled to feel safe in their locality. The addition of a few extra street lights in the areas mentioned is not too much to ask.

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