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 an 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 cleansed 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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Our Trip to Bath

I’ve been wanting to visit Bath since I moved to England and now that we have our own car is so much easier to just go on a road trip. If you’ve never even heard of Bath, it’s a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, it’s famous for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.

We checked in at The Old Mill Hotel where we spent only a night. It’s a simple hotel with really nice views of the river Avon. I must say I didn’t enjoy the breakfast. There wasn’t a lot of choice and there was no cheese, at all. Cheese is just too important for me, so I was disappointed. We didn’t spent much time at the hotel because we wanted to explore Bath as much as possible.

Early in the morning we headed to the Thermae spa and it was one of the best experiences I had in my life. I’m a very big fan of spas but I’m a bigger fan of a rooftop pool, especially when it has such a beautiful view. So here is a list of the rooms we’ve tried and what I thought of each:

The Roman Steam Room – with hand-crafted, traditional stone seating and  fluted columns, the steam was infused with the stimulating aroma of botanicals and flowers. It was too much steam for me though so I didn’t even last 3 minutes inside.

The Georgian Steam Room – Elegant surroundings, warm light and garden scenes fill the space, while water trickles from an ornate fountain. This was one of my favourites because of the floral fragrance and steam.

The Infrared Room – It transmits soothing infrared waves of light deep into the muscles and joints. I kind of freaked out when I started seeing all of the veins in my body, but got used to it after a few minutes and it was really relaxing.

The Ice Chamber – In contrast to the warmth of the steam rooms and sauna, it was great to step into a distinctly different environment with menthol-infused mist swirling around a giant ice trough. I took a handful of flaked ice from the trough and rubbed gently over my body to reduce surface temperature, close skin pores and gently exfoliate.

The Celestial Relaxation Room – Another dimension with twinkling lights, five heated loungers, warm fragrant air, and calming sounds. I think it would be nicer it if the temperature was higher.

The Experience Showers – I’ve never tried Chromotherapy before but I’m definitely a fan! The piano music playing in the background turned it into a perfect experience.

Besides these rooms we enjoyed a session at the indoor pool and the rooftop pool, which was pure heaven.

For lunch, we had in mind trying a local pub so we didn’t make any reservation and just started walking until we found something. And that’s when we spotted a Spanish restaurant and our love for tapas made us quickly forget about the pub. The restaurant was La Perla and the service was really good, especially because we got to practice our Spanish.

After lunch we went for a walk around town to check a few local stores but the weather wasn’t great and we had to return home that evening so we left with plans to go back during summer time and spend a few more days trying other spas and restaurants.

For more information, prices and opening times visit the following links:

The hotel – The Old Mill Hotel

The Spa – Thermae spa

The restaurant – La Perla

 

 

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What is Rhodiola Rosea Root and why I take it

If you’ve never heard about Rhodiola, let me tell you that is most commonly used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity.  It is also used to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress.

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Rhodiola Rosea Root grows at 10,000 feet in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. The root when cut gives off the aroma of a rose. Its suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free, Soy Free & Dairy Free.

I started taking Rhodiola Rosea from Brainpower Nootropics 6 weeks ago as a natural supplement to help me fight common daily stress and I can tell you that I definitely feel the difference.

I’m a very organised person so I tend to accept any tasks coming my way because I can always find time to do them, but what I never do is considering taking time off. Nowadays I’m more conscious about it and I make sure my daily schedule is balanced with work, entertainment and relaxing time off. But for the days that are hard to maintain this balance, taking something natural is a great support.

I always take two capsules a day with water, they don’t replace any of my meals and I make sure I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and eating a varied, well-balanced diet.

This is only my personal experience, so if you’re considering using Rhodiola I would recommend you to visit the following link so you’re fully informed:

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