What your skin needs right now| Procoal

I’m a big fan of face masks. There’s something so relaxing about having one that I always make sure I add it to my skincare routine on weekends, to properly end the working week.

After the wedding party in Portugal (there’s a post coming soon about it), I came back with an allergy on my skin face which I believe it was due to all the makeup I wore on those days. My skin is just not used to wearing makeup and because it was a different country, the water I used and products to remove it were different, so I’m guessing it all had a bit of influence and the results weren’t very good.

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To make sure my skin was back in shape, as soon as I got back to England I made sure I picked a nice purifying sheet mask. Something natural and smooth to my skin.

And that’s when I tried Procoal Instaclear Control sheet mask that contains botanical extracts that have the benefits of salicylic acid such as exfoliation, and anti-microbial action, without irritating the skin, which is something I really had to avoid. It’s free from parabens, silicones, SLS, mineral oils and paraffin.

So after I cleaned and dried my face, I placed the mask carefully positioned around nose, eye and mouth. I left it for 20 minutes and after removing it, I gently massaged my face until any remaining essence was fully absorbed. I didn’t rinse it afterwards because it just got absorbed.

I could feel a great sensation on my skin straight away, it was softer and smoother. I continued with my daily skincare routine and three days later all the blemishes on my skin were gone and I was so glad my healthy skin was back!

You can check this mask and other products from Procoal here – https://procoal.co.uk/

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Vegan Ice Creams| Deliciarte by Wish

When healthy meets delicious the results are AMAZING!

I had the chance to try Deliciarte by Wish new amazing fit rolls this year while on holidays in Portugal.

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These ice creams are dairy free, gluten-free and there are so many flavours to choose from! On the photos you can see the pineapple and mint option, the banana one with peanut butter and the delicious strawberry one. I can tell you Nutella, Kitkat and Oreo are also part of the options!

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Deliciarte is a very cute bakery that I definitely recommend you to visit if you’re planning to travel to Portugal soon.

They also have breakfast, meals, hot chocolate, pancakes and the list goes on! But if you’re looking for a very healthy option than you should definitely try these ice creams.

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Find out how these amazing and healthy ice creams are made by visiting my Instagram where I shared a few videos from my visit – Portugal Highlights

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It takes someone with very good skills to do these so you can’t miss these videos!

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You can visit Deliciarte By Wish Instagram page here.

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How to Feed Your Kitten| Olivia Series

Olivia is a very energetic kitten and living indoors we need to make sure she gets, not only enough exercise, but the ideal diet for a kitten her age.

So I had the opportunity to visit Pets At Home for a nutritional consultation where I was able to ask all the questions I had about feeding Olivia. Now I’m able to share with you a few tips.

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Kittens grow rapidly up to around 12 months of age, so the nourishment you give your pet should support this important period of their life.

Dry Food or Wet Food?

Olivia isn’t fussy when it comes to food and she’s happy whether it is wet from a sachet, or dry from a bag. In her eyes, food is food, so it is up to us as her “humans” to give her the best to help with her development and support her immune system.

We decided to give wet and dry food to our kitten since both have great benefits. For example, wet food is much softer than dry food and easier to eat. Olivia finds the smell and texture attractive and it increases the water she ingests. Dry food is easier to measure, has a long shelf-life, keeps Olivia’s teeth healthy since she chews on abrasive foods and they are small and easy to swallow.

When Should I Feed Her?

Olivia has a feeding schedule so that we can monitor what she’s eating and also her weight.

She eats minimum of three meals per day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She has her snack/treat in the middle of the afternoon and I take that opportunity to teach her a few tricks.

Kitten foods usually come with a guide on recommended portion size based on the kitten’s age. Although this is a great starting point, each kitten is different. If you notice your kitten losing or gaining a little bit of weight, scale their food appropriately.

I was told at Pets At Home that if Olivia doesn’t finish her food that is absolutely fine, we don’t always finish what is on our plates. If it is kitten kibble, feel free to leave it down for your pet to nibble at. If your kitten hasn’t returned to their wet food within 30 minutes, throw it away.

What Treats Can I Give Her?

Treats should be used as a training tool or reward. We tend to go for organic, natural or raw treats and we make sure we don’t give her too many on the same day.

Cat Milk can be used as a treat. It’s not essential to kitten’s diet like I thought it was. Which is a good thing because Olivia is not a big fan of milk!

Just a few last tips:

  • Don’t leave wet food out, as it can quickly go bad.
  • Store food in a cool place.
  • Don’t buy more dry food than you can use in a few weeks.
  • Your kitten should always have access to fresh water.

What your kitten eats in his first year of life helps form the foundation for a lifetime of good nutrition, so be sure to feed a quality kitten diet to help him on his way to healthy adulthood.

If you would like to take your kitten to a nutritional consultation like I did you can book it here – Pets At Home.

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