Here at The Cleanse we firmly believe beauty and wellbeing start from the inside but we are not adverse to finding out any tips and secrets that can really help us to look and feel the best we can. Clear , vibrant skin is just one of the benefits of colonic hydrotherapy, ridding your body of toxins really does make your skin glow!
There are many Hollywood stars who’s skin literally glisten with health and vitality, one of them is Catherine Zeta Jones. If you’re wondering how Catherine Zeta-Jones manages to keep her skin so dewy at 46, she’s more than happy to share her secret.
The Hollywood star has told how she uses argan oil to moisturise her complexion, saying she ‘saturates’ her face with it to keep looking youthful.
Although the product is becoming increasingly popular in the kitchen for its supposed health properties, Miss Zeta-Jones, like many women, prefers to make it part of her daily beauty regime. She said: ‘I’m finding, just from travelling from New York and being in heated hotel rooms, my skin feels like a Walker’s crisp at the moment, but I’ve been using some argan oil just to saturate my skin at night, so it has some nourishment as I sleep, to start the day a little bit more hydrated.’ She added: ‘I think happiness is the best tonic for keeping us youthful. Being happy with who you are inside radiates on the outside.’ The oil is produced from nuts of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco and has long been used by Berber women to treat ailments such as dry skin, acne, wrinkles, joint pain and even stretch marks.
The traditional harvesting method involves letting goats eat the nuts, which are softer and easier to crack once they have passed through their gut.
However, the cosmetics industry has developed more modern extraction techniques. Experts say it contains twice as much vitamin E as olive oil and is rich in antioxidants. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help those with arthritis or rheumatism.
Here are some other popular facial oils that we have found, remember a good massage technique will really give optimum benefits.
For tired skin: Fresh Seaberry Moisturising Face Oil, £28.60
Packed with omega oils this concentrate drenches your skin with essential fatty acids that a stressed out skin can lose all too easily. Expect plump, happy skin almost immediately.
The night shift: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, £36
Featuring a liquid remedy of botanical and essential oils, this midnight blue elixir revives even the most stressed-out skin. It promises younger looking skin by morning (we think they’re right) while the clinical trials showed younger looking skin over time too.
The anti-ager: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil, £13.33
L’Oreal Paris’ new age perfect oil is your winter-skin antidote. It may be lightweight, and non-greasy in texture, but it uses eight, fast-absorbing, essential oils to nourish, quench and brighten skin. It also leaves a healthy barrier between your skin and the elements once again. Using morning or night, or as a touch up on super arid areas.
The stress SOS: Decléor Aromessence™ Néroli Super Serum, £46.75
Calming for your mind and skin, this 100 per cent natural, super fine essential oil infused with neroli absorbs in milliseconds to restore, and hydrate, stressed out skin to its former bright and restful glory.