Summer Body Care…

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Your skin is your largest organ and has many important functions including protecting internal organs and systems, regulating body temperature and removing toxins.

Younger adults who experience minor injury will likely find that their skin recovers fairly quickly. However, with age, the skin becomes drier and more delicate. Thus, it is advisable to apply an appropriate moisturiser daily. During the warm summer months, be sure to use a cream-based moisturizer to help reduce water loss from the skin. TRUE elements® Moisturising Body Lotion 200 ml (#2046) is packed full of organic sea plant ingredients and shea butter to help maintain moisture and tone.

While the skin is made up of the same layers, it is very different depending on where on the body it is. For example, the skin on your face is different from the skin on your palms. A good skin care regime will go a long way in keeping your skin soft and supple. Look out for the return of Nikken’s TRUE elements® Hand and Foot Cream, in a bigger size – 75 ml.

Here are some tips for maintaining healthy looking skin:

1. Drink plenty of water. During the summer months, it is particularly important to hydrate your skin as sunshine, high temperatures and increased perspiration may all have a dehydrating effect.

2. Clean your skin from head to toe using a pH balanced shower gel to preserve the natural protective film (hydrolipidic film) that covers its entire surface. Its main function is to protect the skin against bacteria and at the same time it helps maintain its suppleness and retain moisture in the skin. Use the Nikken TRUE elements® Stimulating Shower Gel 200 ml (#2045), a pH balanced product that contains Brown Seaweeds and Marine Minerals to help maintain and preserve skins natural moisture.

3. Reduce stress and exercise more. Aerobic exercise can provide your body with a heavy dose of oxygenated blood. (This can help give your skin an instant glow for hours after a workout.) This is because the skin is filled with blood vessels that lie close to the surface. When you work out, the vessels dilate and give the skin a healthy, vibrant appearance.

4. Eat a healthy diet that includes many water-rich foods. What you eat reflects on your skin. Treat your skinkindly and optimise your nutritionby eating antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, healthy fats from oily fish and nuts and a varied and balanced diet. This can help towards providing optimal levels of the nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin, including beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium.

These are a few, of many ways, to help improve cellular hydration throughout your skin – and your entire body! Nikken’s TRUE elements® Marine Organic skincare range1, certified by Ecocert2, may help you achieve just that!

Happy skin is a reflection of a healthy mind and a healthy body so look after it… all of it! Your body will thank you.

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2vRVBXgQa0
  2. http://www.ecocert.com/en/

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Summer Hair Care…

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Most people spend more time outdoors during the summer months. Hair can become damaged from being exposed to sun, wind and chlorine. Effective hair care requires a good shampoo and conditioner, but what about the water used to wash it?

Unfiltered water generally contains sediment, minerals and chemicals (such as chlorine) purported to clean the water system that is installed in each home. None of these are helpful in maintaining clean hair and a healthy scalp. What could make a huge difference is the PiMag MicroJet® Shower System (#1466). You would normally think of water filters only in terms of clean drinking water, but the PiMag MicroJet® Shower System (#1466) could effectively help in reducing chlorine exposure and makes shower water comparable in quality to filtered drinking water.

Depending on your natural hair colour, ongoing chlorine exposure may transform it to various shades of yellow, green or blue also drying it out. Chlorine also tends to fade hair dye and highlights, increasing the cost of colour maintenance. It’s so much more cost-effective and practical to install the PiMag MicroJet® Shower System, which is far superior to other chlorine-reduction systems.

Here are the benefits of Nikken’s PiMag MicroJet® Shower System:

1. Most chlorine-reduction shower filters trap part of the chlorine or add other chemicals to counteract it. Nikken’s PiMag MicroJet® uses a reduction/oxidation process to convert free-radical chlorine ions to neutral chlorides. In addition, the Nikken Magnetic Technology helps condition the water without the use of salt or other chemical additives. The magnetic field assists in reducing clumping to reduce in turn, mineral buildup.

2. Even more effective filtration is achieved by the patent-pending Air-Induction Technology, which injects air into the shower stream to create a higher air-to-water ratio. The result is a water stream that is less viscous and has less surface tension so it passes through the nozzle with decreased resistance, which helps maintain water pressure without requiring a higher flow rate.

3. The PiMag MicroJet® nozzle releases streams of microbubbles within the water flow, producing an effective cleansing action that penetrates surface buildup of dirt and helps moisturize skin and scalp so they feel fresh and soft.

Useful Active Wellness hair care tips:

1. Once you have washed your hair, try rinsing it out with cold water. The cold temperature constricts hair cuticles and makes the strands smoother and more reflective. It also prevents dirt from accumulating on the scalp and helps strength hair. The cold water rinse may leave your hair looking glossier and shinier.

2. Before swimming, wet your hair with cold water so that it has already absorbed clean water and will then soak up less of the salt or chlorinated water. (Chlorine and salt water make hair frizzy.)

3. After swimming, if you stay out in the sun or delay going to the shower, coat your hair with TRUE elements® Conditioner, as it might help prevent damage.

4. Use TRUE elements® Shampoo and Conditioner regularly all year round and wash more frequently during summer months. Non-irritating to sensitive skin, the TRUE elements® Hair Care range does NOT contain commonly used chemical ingredients found in many name brands.

5. Bring the TRUE Elements® Shampoo and Conditioner with you to the gym, the pool, and the beach.

6. Drink lots of water. Dehydration has a direct impact on hair growth, and lack of hydration produces dry and brittle hair. It also may decrease the rate of growth.

Take advantage of our Haircare Special Offer!

9th July – 31st August

Receive a FREE TRUE elements® Conditioner when purchasing a TRUE elements® Shampoo! Offer code #88037

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Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Scalp

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A healthy hair care regimen requires us to keep our scalps clean and sufficiently moisturised. How often we wash our hair and what we use can go a long way toward maintaining smooth, shiny hair. Depending on our personal skin and hair type, here is our guide to help maintain healthy hair:

  1. Wash oily hair more frequently. If your scalp is oily, you may need to wash it every day but you need to be careful not to over wash and disturb the natural balance of oil. If you have chemically treated hair, your hair may be drier, so you may want to wash it less frequently to maintain natural moisture. As you get older, your scalp makes less oil, so you again you may not need to shampoo as often.
  2. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp. Washing only your hair can create flyaway hair that is dull and coarse. After massaging gently into the scalp, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  3. Use conditioner after every shampoo. Using a conditioner can significantly improve the look of damaged or weathered hair by increasing shine, decreasing static electricity, improving strength and offering some protection from harmful UV rays.
  4. Concentrate conditioner on the hair, not the scalp.Conditioners can make fine hair look limp, for oily hair concentrate on the lengths rather than the roots. Again, be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  5. Let your hair air dry whenever you can. Hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons anything that produces artificial heat can damage hair and lead it to becoming too dry.
  6. Choose a range that is Sulfates, Parabens and PEGS free. True ElementsShampoo and separate Conditioner contain quality, natural ingredients, such as Aloe Leaf Extract, Bentonite, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Copper Gluconate, Peppermint Oil and Germanium Sesquioxide that work together to clean, moisturise and condition the scalp. Formulated for all hair types (dry, normal, oily, chemically-treated, colour-enhanced, male, female) to help maintain healthy scalp and hair.

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