Review: Spongellé Infused Sponges

Spongellé

The lovely Michelle from Studio-Wax in Drogheda got in contact with me about trialling a new product she’s introducing in Ireland, Spongellé.  The Spongellé sponges are described as body buffers, which (amongst other things) tone the skin and reduce cellulite.   … Continue reading

Body Scrub – Reduces Cellulite, Redness and Varicose Veins!

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I read that applying used coffee grounds topically to the skin has been known to have the benefits mentioned above!

I’ve been in the sun so much recently that I was in need of a good exfoliating scrub, and as we always start our day with a coffee I thought I’d give this a go.  You can use this on your face and body, so that’s what I did.

I just used the granules alone, but you can mix them with honey too which acts as natural anti-inflammatory and is a good bonding agent.

It is extremely messy but the results were lovely, my skin was noticeably softer immediately after rinsing.  Usually I put that down to moisturisers or oils in a body scrub, but there was obviously nothing extra in this ‘scrub’ so I was really happy.  Does it work for all the benefits it promises?  I really don’t know, but I will definitely be trying it again – even if it is just to exfoliate!

If you want to give it a go here’s what I did:

Step 1:  Have your morning coffee!  Empty used coffee granules into a bowl and leave them to cool.

Step 2:  Exfoliate!  I stood in the bath for this as it is extremely messy!  Starting at your feet, rub the coffee in circular motions onto your skin, work your way up and finally do your face.

Step 3: Rinse!  Once you’ve applied the coffee to your whole body begin rinsing.  If you have a shower attached to your bath it’s probably best to rinse off in there.  Then continue with the rest of your normal showering routine and moisturise after!

If you try it let me know how it worked out for you!  Thanks for reading!

D xoxo

How To Treat Eczema and Dry Skin in Babies

20130709-145921.jpgSo it’s definitely not EVERY day in July that I’m blogging!! We had a very busy weekend and I just didn’t get the time at all.

This post is for anyone who has not found a solution to their baby’s eczema yet, I suppose you’re willing to try anything and this is what works for us!

Step 1: Bath Time..

Try to avoid products containing sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate and fragrances when washing Baby. Basically really foamy yummy smelling products (including some baby products) shouldn’t go anywhere near your baby’s skin!

We use a bar of Oilatum, which I think is an Irish product. Alternatively, you can use an emulsifier like Silcock’s Base.

Step 2: Dry Thoroughly…

Make sure all of you Baby’s lovely little rolls and creases have been dried thoroughly. In colder weather I use two towels AND a hair dryer!

Step 3: Moisturise…

This step is so important and it is what really works for us. Always, always apply an emulsifier to the skin, even when it doesn’t look particularly dry. If it looks good it’s because you’re doing it right! We use products like Elave and E45.

Step 4: Treat…

If your Baby’s skin is particularly bad you might need to treat lesions, cracks or cuts. Hydrocortisone cream is amazing for this. We apply a thin layer to problem areas and the transformation happens almost over night!

If you stop using the cream the irritation returns so you really have to watch the skin and act immediately.

We follow these steps and we really manage to keep it under control. So if you’re looking for a solution why not give it a try? It might work for you too.

Thanks for reading!

D xoxo