Top Summer Skincare Tips

You’ve booked that dream holiday, and you’re all ready to spend a week soaking up the sun’s glorious rays, but we know that taking care of your skin can be something that’s easily put on the backburner when you go on holiday. We’ve put together some easy tips so that your skin will stay healthy and beautiful, even in the hottest weather.

1) Start with your lips. This delicate skin can sunburn easily, so use a good lipbalm with SPF, to keep your pout protected.

2) Don’t forget your scalp. Use a sunscreen spray along your path and your hairline, to prevent painful sunburn.

3) Apply sunscreen before you get dressed. Believe it or not, you can burn through your bikini, so apply oil- and fragrance-free sunscreen to your entire body before you cover up with clothes.

4) Use mineral makeup. Many powders come with a built-in SPF, which protects your face if you do feel you need to wear makeup. Keep your makeup light and oil-free, to prevent further damage to the skin.

5) Wear a hat. This may seem basic, but a hat can do wonders for protecting your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. Choose one with a wide brim, for maximum coverage.

3) Take a cool shower and use a scrub to remove dead skin. Exfoliating can help remvoe dry or dead skin (just don’t do it immediately after a bad sunburn!), while a cool shower helps to lower your body’s temperature during uncomfortably hot weather.

6) Eat your Antioxidants! Munch on snacks that are high in antioxidants, in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage. Berries, tea, dark chocolate, and even red wine, are good sources, so treat yourself this summer! Research also says that increasing your intake of vitamins C and E helps reduce the effects of sun on the skin, while drinking enough water is always a must.

7) Use an aloe vera gel. Soothe sunburned skin with a cooling, natural gel, or lather up with yoghurt after a day in the sun, and then shower it off.

How to Dress for Your Body Shape

Summer is in full swing, so there’s no time like the present to get started on the body you’ve been dreaming of. Our top tip for this season is to try out the revolutionary Venus Legacy treatment – and you’re in lucky, because Balance is now one of only two locations in Ireland that can perform this procedure! It’s non-invasive, there’s no downtime, and each session is quick, easy, and pain-free. This body-shaping solution helps to tighten sagging skin on the face or body; reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; smooth cellulite; contour your curves; and improve circulation.

Of course, once you’ve got your body looking gorgeous, you’ll need some ideas on how to dress to impress, right? Fashion Boss Lorna Duffy shared some clever tips with us at our brilliant Balance Motivates event last week. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and they key is to use fashion to accentuate your best features.

Hourglass Shape:

You’re curvy with a tiny waist, so embrace those curves! Play up your petite waist with a belted jumper, or go bold and try Kim Kardashian’s crop top and pencil skirt uniform. V-neck wrap dresses are ultra-flattering, while wide-leg trousers will make you appear taller.

Apple Shape:

You have a slim lower body with some weight around the middle, so highlight your shoulders and legs. Swing coats are incredibly flattering for your body shape, and the high-waisted circle skirt accentuates your waist. A shift dress that shows off your legs is a great choice, and low-waist, straight-leg pants avoid a stomach bulge.

Banana Shape:

Your hips and waist are the same size, so your goal is to highlight the thinnest part of your waist, in order to make your hips and bust appear larger. A slightly cropped jacket that cinches at the waist, or a ruffled shirt are flattering, and make your top half look larger. A side-cut out dress can make your appear curvier, while tapered trousers create the illusion of larger hips.

Pear Shape:

Your hips are your widest part, meaning you want to balance your figure by accentuating your top half. A structured jacket with detailing or prints can direct attention to your top half, and an off-the-shoulder dress takes the attention away from your lower body. A-line skirts also draws the eye towards to the smallest part of your waist, and boot-cut trousers balance with your hips to make them seem perfectly proportioned.

Fashion tips courtesy of Lorna Duffy of www.fashionboss.ie. See more of her expert advice in the video below.

Say Goodbye To Saggy Skin

It’s June, and there’s no denying it – summer is here! The season of beach holidays, lounging by the pool, summer weddings. And what do they all have in common? These are occasions when you want to look and feel your very best! It may start out with the perfect outfit, but we’ll let you in on a special secret that revolutionise the way you look and feel this season.

The Venus Freeze treatment is brand new at Balance, and there’s no better time to try it out! Venus Freeze is a non-invasive, anti-aging treatment, that is proven to firm up sagging skin, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

As you age, your body produces less collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein found in the skin, and this is what gives your skin strength and elasticity. This means that a lack of collagen leads to lax skin, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and other signs of aging. Venus Freeze works to diminish these effects, by boosting collagen production in your body, leading to a youthful, refreshed appearance.

Venus Freeze uses patented (MP)2 technology, which combines Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields, to produce a uniform heat under the surface of the skin. This causes a thermal reaction, which in turn leads to more collagen being produced. This restorative process results in firmer, smoother, more youthful looking skin.

Treatments are virtually painless, and very relaxing – with some even comparing the experience to a hot stone massage! The radio frequency technology which is used, is safe and effective for all skin types, and works for both men and women. Sessions last around 30 minutes, and you’ll begin to see results after just one treatment, with permanent effects after only two! With these short sessions, which require no downtime afterwards, you can easily fit your treatments into your busy lifestyle – pop into Balance over your lunchbreak, and step back into the office feeling like a different person!

The best part about Venus Freeze, is that the treatments are not just limited to the face! Do you want to feel more confident when you step out in your bikini this summer? The body contouring and skin tightening effects of Venus Freeze are the ideal thing to firm up your stomach for the beach! And with the bells chiming to ring in wedding season, you’ll have no problem showing off your arms in a fun, sleeveless dress, after just a few treatments on your arms. Sagging skin is a thing of the past!

Book your treatment with us today, and you’ll never look back.Results-Case-Book5

Welcome, Aoife!

-1We at Balance would like to give a very warm welcome to our newest team member! Aoife Lyons is a trained beauty and massage therapist, with six years experience within the spa and salon environment. Passionate about beauty therapy, Aoife is constantly updating her skills and knowledge, to ensure absolute customer satisfaction.

Having studied beauty and massage at the Galligan Beauty Group on Dublin’s famous Grafton Street, she went on to become a supervisor an at established spa in Sandymount, Dublin. Now living in Navan, Aoife is looking forward to living in a new town, and immersing herself in the local community,

ITEC, CIBTAC, and CIDESCO qualified, Aoife specliases in deep tissue massage, as well as dermalogica facials, which she is an highly-skilled at, after having worked in a gym environment for several years. She also has an excellent, hands-on knowledge of dermalogica products, so feel free to ask her for some expert advice!

Asked what she loves most about her job, she says that it is the fact that life at a beauty spa is so diverse and unique, that you’re sure to never live the same day twice! From different facials, to waxing, to tanning, she adores the wide variety of treatments she gets to perform on a daily basis. She enjoys getting to know all of her clients personally, and works to build a trusting relationship with them.

Aoife describes herself as warm and friendly, with a bubbly attitude. She always strives to ensure that she listens to the specific needs of each client, in order to attain the perfect results. She believes that the key to good health is a balance of a happy mind and peaceful body, and that is what she helps her clients to achieve every day!

Qualifications:
– ITEC, CIBTAC , CIDESCO.
– Dermalogica skincare.
– Uspa Face and Body Treatments.
– Swedish, deep Tissue Massage.
– CND shellac
– Manicure and pedicure.
– Eyebrow and eyelash tinting.
– Waxing and advanced waxing.
– Spray tan.
– Electrolysis.
– Make up.
– Face and body machines.
– Thalgo trained.

Treat Your Feet!

Treat Your Feet!

Your feet work hard, so they deserve 5-star treatment! The average person takes around 10 000 steps every single day, and with the weather just about begging us to throw away the boots and crack out the sandals, now is the perfect time for a pedicure.

Just in time for the summer, we’ve launched something extra special for your feet. Balance is proud to add the prestigious Margaret Dabbs Pedicure to the list of offerings at our clinic in Navan.

Slogging around in shoes all day can leave your feet feeling tired, dry, and unsightly, and they often need a bit of extra care to get back to their perfect state. Gone are the days when a ‘pedicure’ simply meant having your toenails cut and painted. Having pioneered the ‘medical pedicure’, the Margaret Dabbs procedure is a complete treatment of the entire foot, from sole to nail, and everything in between.

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Performed on a dry foot, in order to reveal exactly which areas require treatment, dry skin cells and calluses are moved, and the skin is re-hydrated using a range of high-quality, specialised Margaret Dabbs foot care products, which have been expertly formulated with emu oil. You may not be aware of the moisturising and anti-aging properties of this miracle ingredient, but emu oil has been trusted by Australian Aborigines for centuries! This completely natural by-product leaves skin feeling silk-smooth and rejuvenated, as well as possessing anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic properties. The nails are then buffed and shaped, and you’re guaranteed to leave feeling ten years younger!

The Margaret Dabbs brand is globally renowned for their incredibly effective, results-driven treatments for both hands and feet. Founder Margaret has been a foot expert for more than 20 years, and has personally crafted her award-winning line, sourcing ingredients from around the world, and formulating products that are unique and exceptional. This specialised pedicure offers long-lasting results

We at Balance are thrilled to be joining the league of the iconic spas that perform these specialised treatments! The secret lies in the ability of this treatment to fuse unquestionable health benefits with absolute luxury, meaning that this is the perfect pedicure for you, no matter whether you have problematic feet, or just want to treat yourself. Why not bring along your girl friends, daughter, or mum for an extra special experience? A pedicure also makes the perfect gift for a birthday or other special occasion!

So book your Margaret Dabbs pedicure today, and before you know it, you’ll be showing off those feet wherever you go!

Book now: 046 906 0333

More about Margaret Dabbs: www.margaretdabbs.ie

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