Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Caring for your lips

Did you know that your lips are very delicate?... and does not have the protective barrier that the rest of the face has.
Your lips lack protection from sun damage, they are not protected from environmental factors like heat, air conditions, wind and harsh weather.

This is why your lips loose moisture and is prone to dryness, chapping and dehydration.

To keep your lips plum, i recommend you care for it as we do other parts of our body by regular exfoliation and moisturising, to prevent dryness, chapping and sometimes cracking. Your lips need balms to seal in moisture which also act as barriers against environmental damage and the weather.

Most commercial addictive lip balms are made from petrochemical ingredients such as petroleum jelly or mineral oil;which clog pores & obstruct the skins ability to breath. It is advisable to go for lip balms that contain natural ingredients that will protect your lips and not cause dryness.

WuChi lip balms are created to do just one thing, to protect your lips, keep them moisturised, seal in moisture and keep them plum; they are made from only natural and organic ingredients like Beeswax, plant based cold pressed oils, Mango & Shea butter and scented with 100% essential oils for added benefits.

Adopt the following steps to keeping your lips protected...

Exfoliate your lips: just as you exfoliate your body, exfoliating your lips helps get rid of dry dead flaky skin; it helps prepare the lips for the absorption of your lip balms or gloss or lip stick. it will help keep your lips in good shape; remember to exfoliate gently and regularly..

How to exfoliate your lips:

  1. Using a soft brush or damp muslin cloth exfoliate gently for 2 mins or
  2. Apply honey to your lips and use as a base for exfoliating for 2 min and rinse + apply barrier cream or
  3. Use 1 tbs brown sugar and 1/2 spoon lemon juice mix and use as a lip scrub, gently exfoliate for 2 min; rinse and apply lip balm to seal in moisture or
  4. Apply honey to lips; use a muslin cloth as a lip exfoliator gently for 2 min; rinse and apply lip balm to seal in moisture.
Enjoy soft luscious lips this summer.... visit our website to stock up on our yummilicious lipbalms ( Coco & Mango lip balms)

Monday, June 09, 2008

What Makes WuChi Different?

WuChi skincare products have been developed to suit all skin types.

1. Our formulations are rich in active plant extract and scented with 100% pure essential oils for aroma and the therapeutic benefits it provides. We use only cold pressed exotic carrier oils and pure un-refined natural butters. And use Organic ingredients where ever possible.

2. Our products are developed to solve a problem, provide benefits and prevent damage done to the skin by free radicals and environmental damage.

3. WuChi products provide hydration, nourishment, and are packed with Vitamins, Antioxidants and essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) to keep the skin supple, nourished, glowing and revitalised.

4. Our moisturisers are packed with natural anti-aging ingredients and Antioxidants which are blended to provide unique treatment benefits to keep the skin restored and ageless.

5. Our creams provide deep nourishment and are specially recommended for anyone with dry skin or dry patches on feet, elbows or knees.

*Research shows that the skin absorbs 60-70% of what you put on it, the average woman applies over 200 chemicals on her body from using everyday cosmetics and products; and some of these absorbed chemicals are potentially harmful to the body.

6. WuChi products give you healthy skin without the chemical overload.We prefer to use- plant oils for their nutrients and nourishing benefits instead of mineral oil.

7. We prefer to use food grade preservatives instead of Parabens that have been linked to controversies and hormonal imbalance.

8. Our products are unique because they are handmade by us to reach our customers as fresh as possible.

9. Our products are concentrated and richer than commercial products; all you need is just a bit because a little goes a long way; this is simply due to the active natural ingredients our formulas contain.

10. We believe nature heals; hence our products are free from toxic chemicals, cruelty free, do not contain harsh chemicals, mineral oils or Parabens.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Clay Face Mask: My Favourite Recipe

Before I share my favourite home- made face mask recipe with you, I will share a bit of why we all need a face mask and why we should all have one.... at least once a week.. depending on your skin type and why you really don't need to be in a spa environment to get one.
For thousands of years mask has been used to clarify the skin and get rid off any unwanted pores or problems . The benefits of clay was discovered by Egyptian slaves who noticed the benefits of how their skin felt each time they washed their clothes at the edge of the Nile River.

The benefit they noticed was softer feet.. and so decided to apply it to their face and hands and the rest they say is history. We have evolved to add different ingredients to suit our skin types as it applies to us with the discovery of new potent plant ingredients, essential oils , extract and botanicals.

Just to clarify when I say Mask I refer to the following,

Green clay( used for the treatment of various problems & suitable for normal or sensitive skin)
White clay( used for sensitive skin)
Pink clay (used for dry or sensitive skin)
Yellow clay (mostly for normal and or oily skin)

Personally I use green clay and and will refer to this as it applies to almost everyone and mostly used in the skincare and cosmetics industry.

Finally-My Recipe

2-Tbs- Clay
2- Tbs-Rosewater

*Combine the Clay and Rose water
*Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly until you get a smooth paste.
*Apply to your face and leave for 10-15min
*Rinse off with warm water or (use muslin cloth) and follow with a moisturiser.

Benefits: this mask is deep cleansing, it will help to tone and heal congested skin + make your skin supple, glowing and healthy the honey has antibacterial benefits.

What you need to know:
*Mask are best applied to a well- cleansed face
*for better results , steam your face for 5min before application or soak a muslin cloth in warm water wring and cover your face to steam for 5 min.
*The steam opens your pores to allow the mask sink in deeper.
*Frame your face with a hair band to create a canvas!

So there you go... What do you think? Let me know how your skin feels after words..
image from web.

Speak soon!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The WuChi Black Box Launch

To launch our new workshop (the Wu Chi Black Box) I am holding a champagne & mingle pampering event ... this event is scheduled to hold on the 26th June..

The Workshop is not complete but setting a date is just a way of setting my dearest a target for our much needed workshop to be ready... just in time

As well as an opportunity to sample my products there will be one of the the following 15 minute complementary treatments? to choose from

Eye brow threading by Bahar

Massage by Steve Fontaine
Honey and Clay Face Mask by Maks

A big thank you to our "Pampering Team" which includes Steve and Bahar for an indulgent night ahead... 'am really looking forward to it.. and so is Shin.. most especially cant wait to see finally "The WuChi black box"
Just to refresh your memory see my last post on the black box in March.

We have hired a skip to clear all the rubble.. trust me you dont want to see it yet!