Here comes the Sun.
Summer 2020 is around the corner.
I would love to share with you my secrets to help you love your body and make you feel the best you can inside and out.
Create a life you love living so much that you don’t feel the need to indulge and eat junk food too many times per week. But I also believe in FUN too…..It is not about will power or deprivation it is ultimately about RESPECTING your body and LOVING it!!! By elevating your health and happiness! I have noticed if I am stressed and not exercising and eating unhealthy food, I feel sad and toxic!!! This ultimately shows on my skin, you know it is a reflection of your overall health. It is the body’s largest organ and it is an elimination organ.
Toxins inside your body can make the skin on the outside of your body look less than beautiful.
Take care and saturate your body with alive organic fruits and vegetables, purified water and a positive mind.
This Summer I want you to be balanced and love your body.
I am also sharing my secrets with you, I have had some support with feeding my body with antioxidant rich foods and non invasive treatments to keep my cellulite and skin tone tight.
I have been preparing my body for Summer and bikini weather with the support of a healthy alkaline diet rich in good fats and I feel cleaner eating plant based protein.
My go to dinner is chilli Mexican black bean and pumpkin nachos. YUM!
Eating black seeds, grains, and beans brings vitality, energy, and reproductive health back into the body, especially for one who is chronically ill or fatigued.
This is because in Traditional Chinese Medicine your kidney meridian health determines your own Qi (vital life force and defense against chronic illness/effects of aging. If I am feeling drained and exhausted I up my kidney supporting foods!!!!
Drink purified water.
Alkaline mineral water that hydrates you immediately at a cellular level! I have https://zazenalkalinewater.com.au/products/zazen-alkaline-water-system
For extra support I have also been attending a body contour clinic in Melbourne, Miss Cheri, to help eliminate fluid retention and smooth and tighten my skin as well as reduce cellulite. They use state of the art technology the Vela Shape 3 is my secret to help tone and tighten the collagen in my skin.
As a person ages, their body produces less collagen. This lack of collagen results in the common signs of aging. Wrinkles, sagging skin that has lost its elasticity, and stiff joints are all signs that the body is producing less collagen.
When collagen levels are high, the skin is soft, smooth, and firm. Collagen helps the skin cells renew and repair themselves.
If your energy stores are depleted and you are in need of a pick-me-up, consider dry body brushing to stimulate oxygen distribution throughout the body, and aid in speeding up the body’s natural process of detoxification.
Keeping your blood flowing and promoting lymph drainage can help keep your skin glowing! Dry brushing is a technique that improves circulation and promotes lymph draining.
- Use a soft, natural bristled brush.
- Dry brush before your shower every morning.
- Use a light pressure as you brush.
- Starting at your feet, brush in small movements up towards your heart.
- When you are done, take a shower.
All of this has helped me to support my beauty and body glow.
Take care and love your body, nourish it and tell it you love it!
Enjoy your Summer.
Victorian Dermal Group
Level 2, Suite 206
1 Princess Street
Kew Victoria 3101
Hey Angels! ♡ People often ask me how I keep my skin so clear. And of course I want to share my little beauty secrets with you.
When it comes to a natural beauty glow, the inescapable truth is, a high quality anti inflammatory alkalining diet, pure water and essential beauty sleep should be the backbone of your approach with balance of exercise like yoga for mindfulness and then supported by regular treatments and good active skincare sourced by the best dermal clinician.
I have been having regular treatments for the past year with the with out a doubt BEST skin clinicians in Melbourne at Victorian Dermal Group
I have had Clear and Brilliant laser, Ultra Former III, which is (The World’s No. 1 Choice for non-invasive Skin Lifting & Tightening treatments.) And Fraxel. (which I will go into further detail below, as this has been a game changer for me!!!) I have also had TCA to target scars on my skin as well as regular Light therapy and chemical peels every month with extractions. So, you can see I have been treating my skin with a lot of love!!!
Let me tell you about the latest treatment I have had done.
Summer skin starts in Winter! So, now it is Winter in Melbourne and is the BEST time to repair and resurface the skin. Let’s be honest, when it comes to skin treatments, my motto is ‘no pain, no gain’…
The painful ones are working because they’re damaging, whatever, making your collagen renewal and renewing your skin like a reboot. Fraxel Laser, is kind of painful for a reason, because it is doing quite deep damage to create fresh clean pure beautiful skin. It’s not really unbearable pain, more satisfying!!!
When it comes to our skin, we all want a beauty glow that is healthy and radiates. And while there are plenty of products and treatments out there, sometimes we may need something a little more vigorous and invasive than a topical treatment to treat major skin concerns such as open pores, wrinkles, scarring and age spots. This is where cosmetic procedures such as FRAXEL is what you need to do! The mechanism of Fraxel heavily relies on resurfacing your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skins cells from the inside out.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN I cannot tell you enough how much I push for you to try this! After 1 treatment I am having such great results. I am LEGIT so Happy I could cry.
HONESTLY You’ll see benefits… Fraxel significantly improves quality and skin health, so anyone who has prematurely aged their skin with too much sun kissing exposure will benefit enormously from treatment. Not only will the skin be stronger and more hydrated, wrinkles will be softened and you’ll see a reduction in pigmentation. The overall effect is a noticeably younger cleaner complexion. I truely believe that Fraxel is also the gold standard treatment for acne, trauma or surgical scarring. The results are immediate and progressive. Soon after treatment the surface of your skin will feel softer and smoother, brighter and more even skin tone. The next 3-6 months will bring more improvement as your skin continues to create more collagen.
You’ll need to be incognito for???… It’s an important question, as it’s super crucial that you know what to expect. You will have a healing phase of seven days, of which the first three to four days are the most obvious. You are extremely RED post-procedure, with that sunburnt feeling. Mild swelling starts post-procedure, and is at its full peak the morning after, lasting a day or so. The skin will feel then feel really rough for up to a week where it goes brown and ultimately this is actually a really positive thing as it’s all the old dead and damaged cells shedding off the skin, leaving fresh, vibrant, healthy new baby skin complexion.
You’ll need to pop in again… It depends on the extent of damage, and that’s part of the reason you need a personalised skinconsultation with Derya https://victoriandermalgroup.com.au/about-us/ prior to your appointment. Some people do three treatments, six weeks apart and others that just do a treatment once a year.
I highly recommended you book an appointment to see Derya and transform your skin this Winter! Its ultimately the BEST time to heal and deal with renewing a lifetime of summer damage.
Victorian Dermal Group
Level 2, Suite 206
1 Princess Street
Kew Victoria 3101
BONNEE FAHLSTROM, ETHICAL MODEL, NUTRITIONIST & NATUROPATH
“You Are The Map To Your Own Healing And Spiritual Path, No One Else Can Define That For You”
By Skin Health Emporium
Hi, I’m BONNEE FAHLSTROM – I am a MODEL, INFLUENCER, HEALTH AND BEAUTY WRITER/ BLOGGER based in Melbourne. I am also a qualified NATUROPATH AND NUTRITIONIST this is where my worlds align with modelling brands of integrity.
Spirituality is a path I have been on since I was born. You are the map to your own healing and spiritual path, no one else can define that for you. I have always been interested in health and wellness. I would leave school at lunchtime and go and find a yoga studio. It was about 6 years ago, I found Social Media/ Instagram such an inspiring platform to promote a healthy and spiritual lifestyle by using my name to bring attention to issues of importance like health, beauty, and wellness, saving the bees and writing captions with mindfulness. I utilise my social media following to create awareness of environmental issues and promoting brands of integrity via health and wellbeing products that align with who I am and what I represent. My philanthropy and social conscious endeavors range from volunteering for “Save the Bees Australia” to repping conscious organic and vegan brands.
What Motivations You?
What motivates me and drives me begins with self-love and a balance of solitude. This is a tool to help support my business goals and personal development. In solitude, your connection with your soul gets stronger and you start hearing the intuition. It is your energy that is powerful when you stop hanging out with people who don’t lift your vibration. When you choose your own company over a fake company. When you are no longer around people who drain your energy. It is the light that you need to be protected this energy is motivational and I tune in to it when I am in the public eye, modelling, with clients etc. It keeps me strong and confident when I need support.
What Does Success Look like To You & How Much Of It Was It Built On Luck?
Success to me is being healthy and happy but I think ultimately, it is confidence. When I am truly in my essence and successful in my overall personal, private and business life I know that is when I will be at my peak of confidence. I love what I do and I thrive off being busy. To some degree, I agree that success is built on luck. Like, connecting to like-minded people who support you and who align with your value’s. I heavily believe in manifestation and staying in the light to attract good energy. So, for me, that is where luck comes to when you are on high vibration.
What Does Being Beautiful And Healthy Mean To You?
I really do believe in a healthy body and healthy mind will shine from within and you will be beautiful. The two need to work in unison. Also, being peaceful and getting enough sleep and drinking pure water is the best tip. In Australia I think you’re really lucky to have beautiful beaches, so you jump in the ocean if your skin is bad as salt water and sunshine is extremely healing. That is a beautiful lifestyle.
Tell Us About Your Skincare And Wellness Secrets?
I only love to represent products that are made with love and conscious intention. I deeply believe that Beauty is based on 3 things. It must be SUSTAINABLE, ETHICAL AND ORGANIC! All beings have the right to a humane life. I trust products that never test their products on animals. I also have regular facials at the VIC DERMAL GROUP. I like to use natural as possible skincare that also contains ACTIVE INGREDIENTS to prevent ageing. Products that contain AS, BS, and VITAMIN C. I love serums too. I mix between HYALURONIC, ROSE HIP AND HEMP OIL depending on how dehydrated and thirsty my skin is.
How Do You Manage Mental Health And Self-Care?
I love to walk for an hour every morning and afternoon. I also love to do Yoga and deep stretching. My diet consists of healthy, mostly Vegetarian/ Vegaquarian food. I avoid all foods that could contribute to both inflammation and bloating. That means no gluten, sugar, processed foods, and no dairy. I am extremely in tune with my body and when I eat bad food I feel bad. I have always craved salt over sugar. I am also fun though. The occasional cocktail or red wine makes me excited. As I have grown up I am more in tune with how my body responds and have become a way of what nourishes it and what trashes it. Diet and meditation help me rebuild my mental health to get through tough times. I have learned that every thought you have affects your reality and only you have control of your mind.
Favourite Holiday Destination, Restaurant, And Book?
DAINTREE RAINFOREST is the most beautiful pristine place in Australia. I have recently finished GISELE BUNDCHEN’S BOOK LESSONS: My path to a meaningful life and I found it so inspiring. I am now currently reading EGGSHELL SKULL. I am loving Italian food at the moment, craving a EUROPEAN HOLIDAY. So CAFE E CUCINA is the next best thing in Melbourne.
BAMBOO PLANT BASED FEMALE HYGIENE PADS
This really got me questioning the production and ethical integrity behind the mainstream female hygiene products. They are mass-produced, heavily marketed, and cheaply made out of bleached rayon and plastics. Cotton is the most heavily pesticide sprayed crop. Why would we want to use that?
I love women to be empowered and I believe in a holistic clinical approach to female health and gynecology.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT USE ORGANIC TAMPONS, CONDOMS, AND LUBRICANTS?
It’s so important to use organic products in and around our bodies, especially delicate vaginal mucosa. Studies show that women who eat organic foods have a 90 percent reduction in pesticide residues in their blood. While we certainly don’t eat tampons, the chemicals within them absorb into our bodies and bloodstreams via vaginal mucosa.
Bamboo pads are obviously a healthier and safer option!
Biodegradable Eco Friendly Sustainably grown Bamboo based womens hygiene pads.
What is something that every woman has to endure in her lifetime? Menstruation. On average, a woman will have her period once a month, for about five days, for around 40 years of her life. During this time, she’ll need to use various products to stay clean and fresh.
This is why a Natural product like Bamboo Babe is extremely crucial to use longterm for womens health and the earth.
Bamboo is actually a grass that it naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
When it comes to feminine hygiene and womens health and wellbeing this green product is an intelligent innovation. As a fact, Bamboo is more absorbent than cotton! This makes this product highly functional as Bamboo grows without any chemical fertilisers or pesticides.
If the average women uses about 17,000 pads or tampons during her entire menstruation lifetime, and you multiply that by 3.5 billion women in the world! WOW!
Why pads are a healthier and safer option than Tampons
Tampon use has the potential to change vaginal microflora
If abnormal bacteria are harboured in the vagina, menstrual blood which is accumulated inside the vagina above and within a tampon can act as a culture medium allowing micro-organisms to multiply, thereby promoting infection.
Another common concern is Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening illness, believed to be caused by infection with particular bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Menstruating women are most susceptible and it is thought that the infection is associated with tampon use.
The underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, but one theory is that the bacteria naturally present in the vagina can overpopulate in the presence of a blood-soaked tampon. However, one-third of menstruating women who develop toxic shock syndrome are found to have Staphylococcal bacteria already present in their vaginas.
The toxin produced by the bacteria that causes toxic shock syndrome, rather than the presence of the bacteria themselves. Staphylococcus aureus is a common type of bacterium that lives on the skin and inside the nose.
In most cases, it is harmless. However, it can cause a wide range of infections if it gains access to deeper tissue and the blood stream. For toxic shock syndrome to occur, particular strains of the bacteria must first overpopulate and produce large amounts of the toxic shock syndrome toxin as a by-product. Then, the toxin has to enter the bloodstream.
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