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Nelly Keung Health & Beauty Centre

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Est. 1990

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Welcome to my blog

 

Every month I will post some beauty tips and secrets, which I feel could be useful to you. Don't forget to comment so we hear your views and improve our service at the salon.

 

Thank you and we hope you enjoy reading.

 

Best wishes,

 

Nelly Keung.

By Nelly Keung, Dec 4 2017 04:10PM

Nelly's Beauty Blog Winner - After been Ranked among the 100 best British Beauty Bloggers, here is the next blog, which I hope you will enjoy reading. It is about your eyes!


Marigolds are a common sight in flower gardens and are even planted in other gardens because they support the growth of vegetables. It is that protective ability that we are interested in.


Specifically, we are interested in the colour essence of Marigolds,

Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Marigolds are the most potent source of these two vital Vision Detoxifier compounds.


- Zeaxanthin helps give Marigold leaves their vibrant green colour.

- Lutein helps make the flower petals yellow and orange.


More importantly, the top nutrition researchers from India, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Iran, and England all came together to report that light comes in through your lens, then projects the image onto your retina (the inside back of your eye). The images then travel along your optic nerve to your brain, your lens flexes and adjusts to focus the image. It stays loose to focus on objects far away and flexes tight to focus on close objects.


If your near-distance vision is getting worse as you age, here's what' happening: Your lens is losing its ability to flex and focus on close objects.


Fortunately, there is a way to protect your eyes.

In fact, this solution lies deep inside that beauty of nature itself.

I'm talking about the "colour essence" of a common yellow and orange flower.


The molecules that give this flower it's vibrant colours are the very same molecules that will protect you against blue Radiation. I believe there is poetry in this. It's as if the flowers want you to continue enjoying their beauty, so they give you the tools to do so.


Vision 20 starts with the 3 ingredients we've already talked about. Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Zinc.


Beta-carotene is a form of vitamin A. You can find small amounts of it in foods ranging from milk to carrots. According to researchers at the University of Colorado, Beta-carotene protects your vision against overly bright light including blue UV light. It also slows the death of vital eye cells and lowers your risk of serious vision concerns.


Lycopene. This is another colour essence compound. It gives fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelons and guavas their red colour. AND it also protects the cells in your eyes.


Hope you enjoy this reading. Please give us your comments! Nelly.

By Nelly Keung, Sep 10 2017 11:25PM

If you ever expect to restore your health naturally using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), it is critical you get the right kind.


See, raw organic apple cider vinegar truly is a nature's perfect miracle food and should never be confused with regular clear vinegar. Clear vinegar has none of the health properties of ACV and can actually be harmful!


Raw organic ACV is made from organic apples, and goes through a double fermentation process that produces an abundance of enzymes while preserving all its health-promoting characteristics in a liquid suspension.


That's how you know you have the right kind of vinegar. Because raw organic ACV will appear almost like it's “dirty". But make no mistake, this is normal and a good thing and proof that ACV is packed full of beneficial nutrients and natural healing substances.


If your body is not properly pH balanced, it is wide open for disease and sickness because:

1) Acidity robs minerals from bones, cells, organs and tissue!

2) Without minerals-vitamin absorptions is compromised!

3) Toxins and pathogens easily build up and the immune system is suppressed!


There's something wrong with our way of thinking when something as pure and natural as ACV is considered an "out of the box" remedy-when in fact it's just a good old simple common-sense way to promote overall heath and well-being!


So why do some people find it hard to believe that natural cures don't work and that we have to put our faith in dangerous pharmaceuticals to find relief. Now if that's not "out of the box”, I don't know what is! How often has the next big drug been fast-tracked through the FDA and fed to millions of trusting people expecting to be cured. Only to discover that the medicine they were taking was making them sicker-even killing them?


But as soon as you understand the "business of medicine”, it all becomes crystal clear. Conventional medicine is about treating your symptoms not preventing illness.


Is it okay to add a spoonful of sugar?


In one word, no. Sugar is found in everything, in fresh fruit and certain vegetables. These are not harmful as they usually comes with other nutrients fibre, vitamins, minerals and water. We need a certain amount of sugar to help maintain our energy levels and a number of functions that maintain general good health. But with modern food processing, it's easy to extract sugar from that natural food and leave the nutrients and fibre behind, so the processed food is not very beneficial to your body.


Fibre allows sugar to be released more slowly, so it doesn't go straight into your blood. However, with processed foods and in particular sugary drinks, you have excessive amounts of sugar and very little fibre. The sugar goes straight into your body, which can lead to conditions like diabetes and obesity.

By Nelly Keung, Jul 4 2017 08:44PM

Nelly's Beauty House - Summer Skin Care
Nelly's Beauty House - Summer Skin Care

Summer heralds the start of a more outdoor fun and enjoying the things you love. However, the sun and high temperatures come at a price and it is our skin that pays the ultimate price.


Sun damage leads to premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, blemishes, dryness and over time, skin cancer. Summer time, therefore, demands careful thought for your skin.


What are the effects?

So, how exactly does the sun's rays impact your skin and what is the difference between all those UVs? UVA, or Ultraviolet A (the longest wavelength of the sun). It penetrates the dermis, your skin's deepest layer. Sun damage can activate free radicals and promote skin aging. UVB, or Ultraviolet B, penetrates the skin's epidermis, the upper layer. These rays cause sunburn, allergic reactions that usually filtered by the ozone layer and they are the most damaging rays. Then there is IR, or Infra-red, which refers to the heat from the sun. Too much of it can negatively impact collagen, elastin and your immune system.


How to protect yourself?

Choosing the sunscreen that is right for you is vital, however, it should never be the only protection we take. Stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. When you are out, cover up as much skin as you can with light-weight clothing. Wear a hat to protect the delicate skin on your face and wear sunglasses to protect against premature aging as well as cataracts and melanomas of the eye.


Tan 'responsibly'!

Did you know that sunbathing will add a good 20 years to your age by dehydrating and wrinkling the skin? No-one wants that, so ditch the obsession for a tan... it really isn't worth it. Becoming sun aware will protect your skin and health for the future, leaving you free to enjoy all that summer has to offer and 'tan responsibly'.

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