How to find the right iron supplement for your body

Are you feeling tired and lethargic due to lacking iron? Iron helps your body produce energy, so if you’re lacking this important mineral you are more likely to feel exhausted and fatigued, which can ultimately affect how you interact and engage with people and how you live your life.

Finding the right iron supplement can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for, so here are three things to consider to help you decide the next time you need an iron replacement.

What’s in your supplement? 

When looking for your supplement, start by looking at how much real iron is actually in the product. The recommended daily intake is 7 mg/day in children aged 1-3 years, 10 mg/day in children aged 4-8 years, 8 mg/day in children and teens aged 9-13 years, 11-15 mg/day in teenagers aged 14-18 years, 8-18 mg/day in adults aged 19-50 years, and 8 mg/day in adults older than 51+ years.

Make sure to look at the amount of iron in the dose including any additional preservatives and if they are pregnancy / post-pregnancy / vegan-friendly, to help determine if this is the right supplement for you.

Are there any side effects?

A common question asked is ‘are there any side effects?’ Many products have side effects like upset stomachs, unwanted bowel movements, and nausea, so it is important to find supplements that are gentle on your body and are absorbed easily. Look for iron that comes in liquid form, because iron gluconate which is found in liquid supplements, is likely to be better absorbed and contains fewer side effects.

What does it taste like and is it easy to ingest?

It’s important to like the taste of your iron supplement if you will be ingesting it on the regular. There are a number of supplements available that taste delicious and are good for you, however, note there are also products that have metallic tastes and can give you irritable sensations, which can result in reflux or vomiting as a side effect. Also, consider how you are ingesting your iron – is it easy to take / can you have it on the go or do you need to drink water with it or does it need to be constantly refrigerated? These are questions to ask yourself before purchasing your daily iron supplement.

Iron plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system and helping oxygen reach your brain for concentration and reach your muscles for physical energy. So, when looking for iron supplements to help increase your vigour, make sure you understand what to look for when selecting the right product. Try including Iron Vital F+ Sachets to help reduce tiredness, fatigue, and exhaustion, and restore inner vitality, liveliness, and energy. Find the full range of our products here http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

5 tips for healthy hair

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Long or short, curly or straight, thick or thin; no matter what type of hair you have, it’s handy to know how to look after your locks and why it is important to have healthy hair, especially as a guy! Hair reflects your identity and if you want to maintain the thickness and natural colour for longer, here are a few tips you should start to do to for healthier and stronger hair.

Keep shampooing to a minimum

Are you washing your hair every day with shampoo? You might be doing more harm than good by doing that. Washing your hair every day with some shampoos can irritate your scalp and strip your hair of the natural oils that make it smooth and easy to style. Instead, we recommend shampooing your hair once or twice a week to maintain moisture and hydration in the follicles. Unwashed hair may appear greasy when you start reducing your shampooing routine, but over time your hair will feel stronger and healthier as it retains its natural oils.

Regular conditioning is key

Did you know shampooing before you condition is a myth? Instead, regular conditioning is the way to go as it helps protect and moisturise your hair! For even better results, try using an egg yolk as a conditioner to provide your hair with an abundance of proteins and essential minerals that strengthen your follicles from the root. When conditioning, we recommend wetting your hair in the shower, applying a light amount of conditioner to your hair and rinsing it off after a few minutes. Your hair will feel softer and thank you for the VIP treatment you are providing.

Cool off the heat

It’s important to cut down on the heat you are exposing to your hair, like washing with hot water, keeping it unprotected in the sun and overusing heating products. These heating factors have tendencies to dry out your hair and break your hairs’ bonds, which can be damaging to growth and strength. Try washing your hair with either cold or lukewarm water, wearing a hat, and making sure any heating items you are using on your hair are on low heat settings.

Dry don’t rub

Did you know drying your hair can be one of the biggest causes of damaged hair? When wet, hair is vulnerable and weak, so when rubbed with a towel, it becomes stretched, causing cuticle damage, frizziness and split ends. To properly towel dry, shake out excess water and pat dry your hair in the direction it grows, preventing stress on the scalp and ensuring relief on your locks.

Look after your beard

Growing and styling a beard can be tricky, but the trickiest part is taking care of it! Much like the hair on your head, beards require regular shampooing, conditioning, trimming and cleaning to keep them healthy and thick. Maintain the cleanliness of your beard by using a high-quality beard brush to loosen any excess skin cells which will wash away in the shower!

The condition of your hair reflects the overall health of your body, so it is important to take care of yourself! Try including Body Essential silicea MAN One a Day Capsules into your everyday routine to promote thicker and better-looking hair and also support your skin renewal process, which slows the signs of aging. Silicea also offers a wide range of silica supplements for skin, bone and nail development. Find the full range of our products here http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

4 ways to prep your nails before a manicure

Winter may be the time for woolly gloves, but that’s no reason for you not to get a manicure and spruce up your nails! However, to get the most out of your treatment, make sure to try out these tips to help prepare your nails for the chemicals and products being applied, and allow you to get the most out of your salon experience!

Check your cuticles for any scratches or marks

Cuts, scratches or marks on your skin around your nails can lead to infection and bacteria, which can affect your whole body. So, if you notice any of these marks on your skin, it’s important to reschedule your appointment and give your fingers time to heal. Some simple ways to stop nail biting is to keep your nails trimmed and short, use nail biting deterrent polish, and actually book in regular manicures (once they’re long enough!)

Give your nails a good scrub pre-manicure

Clean nails are important when arriving at your appointment because if your nails have dirt under them, bacteria can actually be a risk to the other customers and manicurists in the salon. Often nail salons will not treat you if your nails are not healthy, therefore before your appointment, we recommend washing your hands in warm, soapy water for a few minutes and using a nail brush to scrub your cuticles. This not only helps the health of your nails and hands but protects the other customers too!

BYONK (Bring your own nail kit)

If you are a frequent visitor to a nail salon, why not consider compiling your own nail kit? By bringing your own set of clippers, files, buffers, and other nail-sculpting tools, you will be saving yourself from all kinds of dirt and germs. If you don’t have time to put together your personal nail kit, simply call ahead and find out if your salon sells individual tools for customers who prefer having their own. Keep in mind, it is important for your nail kit to include professional-grade tools and ensure they have been properly cleaned before and after your treatment.

Happy nails = Happy nail technicians

Your nails are about to be shaped, filed, cut and painted on, so it’s imperative to make sure your nails are in their best condition. The healthier your nails are, the easier it is for your manicurist to do a great job and ensure your experience is smooth-sailing and your nails get the treatment they deserve!

Keeping your nails strong is important to your overall health because nails provide protection to any nasty germs that can affect your system! So, when you get your next manicure, include silicea One a Day capsules into your daily routine to encourage support and strength (while still looking fabulous). Find the full range of our products here http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

Simple secrets to encourage acne-free skin

Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at one point in their life. It can also be extremely uncomfortable and irritating. Depending on the level of acne, it can actually be minimised with some easy and simple tips that won’t harm your skin or cost too much!

Rest is best

Sleep deprivation can increase problems for acne-prone skin due to the boost of the cortisol substance in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that is released at times of stress, which causes the skin to produce more oil, resulting in acne! When we get our full (or close to) eight hours of sleep, our hormones help restore and repair our bodies, helping heal our skin. Make sure you get the right amount of sleep, because lack of sleep can increase the potential for new acne and cause current acne to become more inflamed.

Goodnight makeup free me!

When you forget to take your makeup off before bed or even apply new makeup over your old makeup, this can clog your pores with oily substances, resulting in acne and blackhead breakouts. Makeup residue can cause skin imperfections and impurities when left on for long periods of time and also lead to bacteria and inflammation in the skin. Wearing makeup to bed can also encourage dull-looking complexions, dry skin and prevents any anti-aging products from working. So, make sure you keep makeup wipes or remover easily accessible and take the time to remove your makeup and let your skin breathe. Also, make sure your makeup is not out of date, as this can cause bacteria to grow in the make-up which, when applied to the skin, can promote acne.

Hygienic hands please

Our fingers are full of bacteria and allergens, which can easily be transferred to your skin when rubbing your eyes or resting your chin in your hand. Touching your face can trigger breakouts by spreading acne to other parts on your face and increase inflammation on the surface and beneath the skin, resulting in pimples. We recommend getting into the habit of washing your hands, especially after using your phone or dealing with money and keeping a hand sanitiser close by to get into the habit of keeping your hands dirt-free!

Hello low-glycemic foods!

Easy ways to change your diet to encourage acne-free skin is to eat low-glycemic foods that are made of complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, legumes and fresh fruit and veg. These types of food contain nutrients that include zinc, vitamins A and E and antioxidants, that help reduce damage, redness and inflammation in the skin. Acne-friendly foods include spinach, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, beans, salmon, whole-wheat bread and many more!

Try a silicea mask!

Silicea gel, when applied topically as a mask onto the skin, has a drying effect that soaks up excess oils and closes pores in the skin. Pour silicea gel from the bottle into a small clean container, wet a cotton ball in the gel, and then apply to the face. Allow time to for this to dry on your face and you will feel the skin tighten. After 5 minutes, rinse the gel off and your skin will feel clean and fresh!

Look after your skin by giving it the love and attention it needs by keeping it clean and healthy! If you’re interested in extra firmness and elasticity, try our silicea range to encourage strength and connective tissue throughout the body. Find the full range of our products here http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

5 Tips that actually work to get glowing skin

You might have seen and heard the variety of skincare tips out there to achieve glowing skin, however have you seen these different types of skincare tips? Here are 5 tips to get glowing, radiant skin, which actually work!

  1. Increase your sunglass collection!

Investing in a good pair of polarised sunglasses can help provide more protection for the skin around your eyes than sunscreen! Our eyes are equipped to handle sunlight, but the skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most vulnerable to harmful UV rays. Sunnies are designed to combat under-eye wrinkling, darkening and ageing – so the next time you head to the beach, make sure you take your sunglasses and an extra bottle of sunscreen!

  1. Don’t put teabags in your cup, instead…

Put them on your face. This is definitely something you won’t see every day when walking into the kitchen, but strangely putting cold teabags on your eyes works. Caffeinated teabags (green or black) help to reduce under-eye puffiness once they cool down because they contain natural diuretics – chemicals that help reduce water or fluid build-up in the body, reducing puffiness. So, the next time you want tea, heat two teabags up, and drink one while you’re waiting for the other to cool in the fridge!

  1. To reduce skin oil, use… face oils

A really effective way of combatting oily skin is to use face oils. Certain face oils can have nourishing and hydrating elements to help add natural-feeling to your skin and assist in balancing oily skin due to their antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Following cleansing, it is best to apply the face oil at night, so your skin can absorb the ingredients, rehydrate and rebalance while asleep!

  1. Stop over cleansing

Cleansing your face is important as it removes the everyday sweat, dirt and oil from your skin, however if you are using the wrong cleanser or over-cleansing your face, this can disrupt the outer skin and lead to inflammation. Over-washing with too many products and chemicals can also strip your face of all the essential natural oils that your skin needs and can leave your skin patchy and dehydrated. Make sure to keep your skin hydrated when cleansing so it remains soft and moisturised!

  1. Ice-cold treatments

Do you get into the habit of rubbing ice cubes over your face when there are blistering hot days in summer? If you do, why not do it every day? Rubbing an ice cube on your face for at least 3-4 minutes after cleansing will cool down your skin, tighten your pores, prevent pimples and smooth your skin!

If you’re looking to promote elastin and collagen into your skin, try silicea supplements to enhance healthy, radiant skin from the inside out. Head to www.silicea.com.au for our full product range!

Take care of your hair this winter

 

Winter is coming, it’s getting cold outside, and hair care has never been more important! Unfortunately, many people suffer from dry, brittle locks this time of the year, so we have compiled 4 simple tips to help keep your crowning glory luscious and healthy during winter! 

Overwashing is a no-no

Because we aren’t sweating as much in the colder months, we don’t need to wash our hair as often as we do in summer. To help maintain moisture in your locks, keep your scalp clean and your hair hydrated to prevent breakage and split ends. It is recommended to wash no more than twice a week, and to avoid over-using shampoo as this can also increase dryness from the winter winds!

Never skip conditioner 

Conditioner is a must, especially during the dry season as it keeps moisture in your hair, which makes it look and feel healthier and softer. However, make sure to follow the suggested directions on the bottle and focus on conditioning from the mid-lengths to the ends of your hair. Leave the conditioner in for a few minutes and rinse. If you really want to encourage smooth and radiant hair, rinse your hair with cool or lukewarm water to seal the moisture.

Hair treat-ME-nt

The dryness from winter will dehydrate your hair because it does not receive enough moisture. To replace lost moisture, we recommend investing in a good-quality (preferably natural) hair treatment mask to use once a week. Treatment masks help to keep your mane lustrous and shiny by encompassing your hair in a deep cleansing formula, which replenishes dry and irritated scalps and ends. Depending on the product, it can take 10-15 minutes, or you can choose an overnight one. Either way, they both make a huge difference, so there’s no reason not to add it to your hair care routine! 

Avoid leaving home with wet locks 

Leaving the house with wet hair increases the possibility of breakage because when wet and cold, hair follicles can break at the cuticle! Do your best to dry your hair naturally or use a hair dryer before going outside. Remember not to over-dry your hair either, because this causes frizziness and can lead to hair follicle damage.

A little care can go a long way, so it is important to keep your hair luminous and healthy in winter! Another way to maintain long, shiny locks is to include a silicea supplement in your daily routine. Our products include biotin which is important for hair formation and strength, while also helping to reduce breakage and splitting. Check out www.silicea.com.au for the full range available. 

How to keep your skin feeling fresh in the workplace!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a cool breeze from the air conditioning on a hot day, but unfortunately, too much air conditioning exposure can actually have a drying effect on your skin! Understandably, it is hard in the workplace (or even at home) to not use air conditioning or to not be exposed to it, so we have compiled a few tips to help you keep your skin hydrated and maintain its moisture whilst in the office or at home.

Switch up environments

Taking a break from the office can work wonders for your skin and happiness. Not only can the stress of the workplace affect your mental health, but the office air conditioning can have a physical effect on your wellbeing. Air conditioning systems remove humidity and vapour from the room, so long hours in these environments can cause your skin to lose moisture, resulting in dryness and dehydration. Make sure to step away from the cool, dry air for a fresh, humid environment to revitalise your skin!

BYO moisturiser

Bring your own moisturiser to work! Moisturisers encourage elasticity, allowing your skin to repair itself and assisting to reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Having moisturiser in easily accessible places like your bag or desk, encourages you to apply it as necessary, helping minimise dry and tight skin caused by the air conditioned settings. Non-fragranced lotions are suggested for more sensitive and dry skin types.

Get your daily liquid intake!

Staying hydrated in dry rooms or environments is vital to keeping skin moist and fresh, as cold air can make you lose the inclination to drink. As a result, you are not reaching your daily liquid intake, which can cause flaky skin due to the lack of fluid inside your body. A great way to do this is by drinking lots of water! It sounds easier said than done, so we recommend trying to find interesting ways to drink H20, whether it is by adding fruits to your water or setting yourself a reminder to drink a glass of water on the hour.

Office water bowls

Air conditioners pull moisture from the room and whatever else has moisture in it (you!). So, why not give it an extra source to pull liquid from, before it starts dehydrating your body? Place open bowls or containers with water inside them around the office to help offset the dryness of the room and minimise chances of any dry skin concerns you may have. This is an easy tip to try in your air conditioned area today!

Help boost healthy and hydrated skin by including silicea’s One a Day supplement range into your diet. Silicea helps encourage strength and elasticity into your skin to help prevent it from cracking in cold and dry environments. Find the full range of our products here: http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

Grow stronger nails with our 5 surprisingly easy tips!

Do you feel like your fingernails are not as strong as they could be? Do they easily become brittle or breakable? Growing your nails can seem like it takes forever, however once you begin to follow an easy routine, you are then able to start the journey towards healthier nails. We have compiled a list of 5 different ways you can help encourage the growth and strength of your nails below!

1. Be careful of softening your nails

We always promote the intake of water and hydrating your body, however when it comes to your fingernails, it is important to not constantly immerse them in water as this actually softens the nail. Excessive water exposure can actually overhydrate the nail beds as they expand when water is absorbed, and are left fragile once the water has evaporated. Ensure rubber gloves are worn when washing dishes and minimise your nail time in showers and pools!

2. Chemical free since 2018

Nail polish can look amazing after a mani-pedi; however, your nails can be prone to dehydration and thinning if you’re using products that contain lots of chemicals. If you do want to spice up your nails, make sure to use nontoxic nail polish and acetone-free removers to keep the natural oils in your nails and skin.  Also, be aware of other ways your hands might be exposed to chemicals like certain washing detergents or cleaning products (wear rubber gloves…ideally cotton lined to help avoid damage to your hands and nails!).

3. Pamper those cuticles

Show your cuticles a little extra love and attention! We’ve always been led to believe that trimming your cuticles is better for the health of the nail, however they are a part of your skin and are a vital protective barrier for your nails and help to avoid nail infection. Removing the cuticle does not benefit your nail as it leaves it vulnerable and open. A quick and easy remedy to give your nails TLC is by moisturising the nail with a nourishing oil or balm.

4. Know when to file

When filing your nails, it’s best to use a fine-grit cushion, so it’s soft on the skin and still leaves your nail smooth. Also, filing consistently in one direction is recommended as there is less opportunity for weakening of the nails and leaves a smoother edge. When cutting your nails, it’s wise to avoid growing them too long as this leaves more opportunity for breakage, as short nails are less likely to break and are easier to maintain!

5. Healthy diet = healthy nails

A key to continually strong growing nails is maintaining a healthy diet. Certain foods like wheat bran, rice and spinach contain silica and biotin, which provide you with the support for nail strength. Other magnesium-rich foods like almonds, fish and bananas can help smooth your nails’ ridges, and calcium is also essential for encouraging growth. So, get started on including these types of foods into your eating regime while you are strengthening your nails!

Nails need to be taken care of as you are constantly using your hands in many different types of situations. To help increase the strength of your nails, include a silicea One a Day supplement to your diet to help encourage nail thickness and strength, and reduce splitting. Find the full range of our products here http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

Change your lifestyle: From the inside and out

Trying to find time to treat yourself in between working, attending family functions and seeing friends can be tricky, especially when you are trying to keep your lifestyle and diet in check. Don’t fret because it’s not too late to start incorporating a daily routine to help your skin stay healthy, while also taking care of the inner you! We have compiled four every day easy tips, to help encourage clear skin and promote a stress-free lifestyle so you can be the best version of you.

Find a place in your bag for a water bottle

It’s the simplest solution and will improve your skin and wellbeing in so many ways. Water helps rid the body of skin toxins, and when you keep yourself hydrated, your skin is plumper and less likely to dehydrate. Water is not the solution just for healthy skin, it also helps with your digestion, absorption and circulation through the body. If you find it hard to drink water on its own, why not try adding fruits and vegetables like lemons, limes, cucumbers or strawberries into your bottle to spruce up the flavour!

Get the most out of your food

Biotin is great to include in your diet as it helps to prevent dry skin and brittle hair and nails. High-biotin foods include lean meats, eggs, beans, nuts and avocados. If you’re feeling daring, make yourself an avocado scrub to pat into your skin as an organic moisturiser. The natural oils in avocado envelop your skin, helping to soften and hydrate. When wanting to improve your skin, look out for ingredients in foods that will encourage hydration, provide anti-inflammatory sources and increase UV-protective benefits.

Don’t overdo the caffeine

Caffeine can cause toxins to build up in our bodies, which disrupts healthy skin function. Unfortunately, our good wake-me-up friend can be quite dehydrating, so we need to counteract this with water intake. To prevent redness and collagen loss, it is best to have a balanced diet of caffeine and H20, and drink coffee in moderation!

Jump (for your skins love)

Exercising can be daunting; however, you don’t have to be a marathon runner to reap the healthy benefits of physical activity. Increasing blood flow through exercise helps to nourish skin and sends oxygen to your skin cells that carry old cells away. When you work out, your body also releases endorphins, which trigger a positive feeling in the body. Exercises like yoga, pilates or going for walks can help promote blood circulation in your body, which helps your skin to stay healthy and vibrant.

Looking after your skin from the inside out is important. For an extra boost, silicea’s One a Day capsules help to promote the elastin and collagen in the skin! Find the full range on the website here, http://www.silicea.com.au/home/.

5 tips to sticking to your New Year’s resolution

Every year we try hard to avert the cycle of making and breaking our New Year’s resolutions, but this year we want to help you stick to your goals! We have compiled our top five tips to support you so you achieve your resolutions this year.

Tip 1: The 21-day rule

You’ve heard it over and over again, but many studies suggest that it takes at least 21 days to form a new habit and we agree. Persevering through the first few weeks is the hardest but it is the most vital! Once you get into a habit (or if you are trying to break a habit), your new behaviour is likely to become routine and natural for you to complete for the rest of the year.

Tip 2: Have a friend motive you

It’s easier to break your resolution when it’s on your own, so we find it helpful to make a commitment with a friend or family member. Friends can offer the support or tough love you need to stick to your goals and make a lasting change in your life. Whether it’s going for a run together or giving up fast food, starting your New Year’s resolution with someone else will give you the motivation and sense of purpose to continue to reach your desired outcome.

Tip 3: Record your progress

Progress happens slowly, so keep track of small victories and acknowledge your hard work along the way. Nothing is too small to record, even if it is just getting out of the office for a 10-minute walk or not biting your nails for a week. Make sure to record it somewhere so you can reflect on your progress.

Tip 4: Adapting is key

Most people struggle to stay on track with their resolutions once temptation is put before them. For example, if you aren’t able to get to the gym, adapt your workout so you can do it during your lunch break or even at your desk at work. Make sure you organise a life / resolution balance so goals are achievable and can fit into your life without changing it drastically.

Tip 5: Treat yourself!

If you have worked hard and managed to accomplish your goals, don’t forget to take the time to treat yourself! It’s important to celebrate your wins along the way and not to stress if you sleep in on the odd occasion or eat that next piece of chocolate. As they say, it’s all about the journey and not the destination.

If you’re looking for more energy to complete your New Year’s resolutions, consider including a silicea supplement, such as the Iron Vital supplement into your daily routine to help increase vitality and reduce tiredness. Check out www.silicea.com.au for the full range available.

Beauty trend predictions to try in 2018

As the New Year is right around the corner, new beauty trends are on their way, and we have another 365 days to try out these styles! With new trends, new opportunities arise to re-invent your look. To help you come to speed with the beauty trends for 2018, we have created a list of five major beauty obsessions you can expect to see next year.

1. A touch of pink

Subtle or bold, pink is the new craze – lips, blush, even hair! For inspirational lipstick colours think fruits and berries, like raspberries and cherries, and for those who embrace bold colours, try high-shine fuchsia. We believe blush and glittery highlighter will be overtaking the contouring and bronzer trend from 2017, so opt for a classic blush look like a pop of shimmering pink or a dust of bright red. If you’re feeling brave in changing your hair colour, try a semi-permanent pink rinse to truly embrace this trend!

2. Sparkle and shimmer

Highlighters and glitter eye shadows are bringing the ‘sparkle’ back into everyday life. Rhinestones and gem studs will be used in 2018 along with bolder make up looks and in accessories. We recommend pairing small gems with liquid eyeliner or using a shimmery highlighter on your temples for a confident and quirky flare.

3. Short and sweeping hairstyles

Hair salons will be recommending shorter hairstyles for 2018 such as pixie cuts or glamour bob haircuts. For those not ready to chop everything off, a sweeping fringe with tendrils of hair framing your face is a desired look for the New Year!

4. Accessorise everything!

Think hairpins, clips and 60s inspired scarfs secured around ponytails, necks and waists. Following the 60s theme, flower crowns have grown into flower embellishments, which can be woven through tousled braids. Other popular trends are massive statement earrings, faintly tinted sunglasses and big, metal-style bangles. But the most popular trend? Prim and proper hair clips with ornate detailing (think pearls and gemstones)!

5. Graphic eyes

Not feeling the natural look? Be bold with your eyeliner! Many runways are predicting heavy eyeliner on top of the eye and on the bottom waterline. Makeup artists and YouTubers are currently using bold colours like electric blue or bright yellow and geometric shapes to frame their eyes, and strongly smudged lines can be blended to create shape. We believe this trend will flow into 2018 and be used during the festival and party scene.

When experimenting with new trends and styles, keep your skin, hair and nails strong by including a daily Silicea supplement in your diet. Strengthen your hair, increase elasticity in your skin and reduce nail breakage with our range of products at www.silicea.com.au.

How to keep your hair protected this summer

 

Our hair protects our heads from the UV rays of the sun, but how do we protect the hair that protects us? Hair follicles are specialised skin cells and similar to skin cells, they can easily be affected by too much exposure from the sun. Damaged hair is a long-term affect of our blood vessels dilating and becoming inflamed, which can result in thinning hair or hair loss! This is why it is important to safeguard your locks before it is too late. We have assembled four easy-to-follow tips to effortlessly keep your hair and scalp healthy and strong this season:

Tip 1: Hair sunscreen?

Summer can result in dryness and sunburn to your scalp, so it is vital to control the situation before this damages your roots and hair. If you are in and out of the water and not wearing a hat, it is smart to apply hair products that have a good amount of SPF in them, or buy special hair masks or sunscreen designed to protect your hair. These types of products add moisture back into your follicles, so your hair is less susceptible to heat damage. Alternatively, if you cannot afford specialised hair sunscreen, you can opt to use body and face products (provided you read the bottle first). Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your skin as well when stepping out in the sun!

Tip 2: Leave-in treatments

When exposing your hair to a hot summer sun, don’t forget to include additional treatment and care to your routine so it won’t become dry, thin or brittle. Leave-in treatments or deep conditioning products are simple ways to keep your hair hydrated and nourished. A great tip for after sun care is to apply a leave-in conditioner to the dehydrated areas and wrap a towel around your head. This encourages the hair to absorb the hydrating treatment and repair the follicles faster.

Tip 3: Be aware of your washing routine

Hair is often washed in summer to rid salt or chlorine water, however it is important not to overwash your hair, which can result in harming your roots and ends. Easy ways to keep your hair moisturised is to co-wash. Co-washing is when you wet your hair and use a replenishing conditioner on it for a couple of minutes. This reduces the number of times you need to shampoo, and prevents drying your hair out. Another tip for shampooing is to only put product on the scalp and not the ends of your hair to protect your hair from split ends and damage.

Tip 4: Hats are always in!

This may be the most obvious tip, but it is definitely the easiest! Why not buy yourself a hat? Hats are a great way to keep not only your hair, but also your face and skin safe from the sun. Big hats are the simplest way to protecting your scalp, hair and skin from harsh UV rays, while also creating shade for your head.

Keeping your hair luminous and healthy can be hard in summer, so another alternative for encouraging shine and support is including a Silicea supplement into your daily routine. Our products include biotin, which is important for hair formation and strength. It also helps to reduce breakage and splitting. Check out www.silicea.com.au for the full range available.

Five easy tips to look after yourself!

Many men are embracing the beauty and health lifestyle, and are taking pride in their appearances, however there are still some guys who don’t know where to start when it comes to grooming! We have compiled our top five tips that are simple and easy to follow to keep all men looking and feeling their best.

Tip 1: Treat your hair right!

Try steering away from gel or pomade hair products that can clump together and display an overly greasy look. These products can also assist in premature hair loss, so depending on your hair type it may be better to research these products before buying and determine what works best for your hair.

Tip 2: Don’t shave against the grain

While shaving against the grain may be the fastest way to obtain a close-cut shave, pulling at the hair before cutting it can actually increase the chances of ingrown hairs, shaving pimples and razor bumps. Try exfoliating once a week to help remove skin cells to give you a smoother, cleaner shave.

Tip 3: Skin triggering products

On average, men have slightly oilier skin than women, which can be due to the testosterone levels that stimulate higher sebum production in hair follicles. One way to minimise acne breakouts due to oily skin, is to reduce the use of products that contain oil. We recommend keeping a look out for the ‘oil-free’ label on skin care items. Another way is to use a silica gel supplement topically at night for 15 minutes to help absorb the excessive oil in pores.

Tip 4: Minimise wrinkles and bags under your eyes

Encourage collagen and elastin production to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and bags under your eyes by staying hydrated and protecting your skin from UV rays. Dehydration and exposure to the sun can cause damage to your skin cells, which can lead to premature wrinkles, so make sure to keep a water bottle with you and slip, slop, slap that sunscreen on before you head out!

Also, increasing fruit and vegetables into your diet is a great natural source of collagen production and antioxidants that fight free radicals and keeps skin strong, preventing lines around the eyes and mouth.

Tip 5: Don’t forget about your hands

Your hands are always on display and noticed in your everyday life, so it is important to keep them looking clean and your nails trimmed. Moisturising your hands and cutting your nails regularly are simple ways to take care of your hands easily. Once a fortnight, organise a time for a nail care routine and make sure to use the right tools as not to damage your nails. Remember to push the cuticles back, don’t cut the nail too short, and trim the edges for a smooth round finish!

It can be difficult to stay on top of your health and wellness regime, so a simple and easy way for healthier skin, stronger nails and thicker hair can be to include a Silicea MAN supplement into your morning routine. Check out www.silicea.com.au to see the full range of Silicea products available.

Nail art tips and tricks!

Do you have a passion for creativity and art, but don’t know where to start when it comes to your mani-pedi? We understand there are too many designs and too little time for nail art, so we have compiled a few easy tips and tricks to help your nails look their best.

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Do you ever flip through magazines or scroll on Instagram and wonder how to get that amazing nail art at an affordable price? It’s time to look around your home and get imaginative! There are so many ways to get insta-worthy nails that will make people ask where you got your nails done (and how much for!):

  • Use a small or fine tip item to get creative on your nails, and try metallic pens to design an edgier look with dripping effects, stripes or french tip. Alternatively, try the head of a bobby pin to fashion cute patterns such as spots, flowers, lines or even use them to help glue on gems or sparkles
  • Sticky tape and paint the ‘unstuck’ side of your nail for a monochrome or sharper style
  • Paint your desired look onto a plastic sandwich bag and once dry, peel the paint off and use nail glue to stick onto your own nail
  • Produce an exclusive colour with the help of loose eye shadow pigments and clear nail polish for a unique shade
  • Create a marble effect using drops of nail polish in cold water, use a toothpick to swirl the colours around, dip your nail in and viola!

Tips

Do you sometimes have trouble keeping your fabulous DIY nails from chipping? Understanding what nail polish you use and how to enhance the strength of your nails can help keep your mani intact:

  • Try a clear nail polish to the topcoat to prevent your nails from chipping once your design is painted and dry. This provides an extra coat of protection on your nails from the bumps of everyday wear and tear
  • White nail polish as an undercoat works wonders for brightening the top layer and keeping your colour on for longer
  • Dip your nails in ice water to dry them quicker. The cold water prevents divots and helps solidify the polish all the way through
  • Keep your nail polish in cool, dry and dark places such as the refrigerator, to help the formula last longer, which provides more opportunities to let your imagination run wild!

Remember to take care of your nails and treat them to some loving every now and then! If you have trouble growing your nails, include a daily Silicea supplement to your routine to increase their strength and support. Check out www.silicea.com.au to see the full range of Silicea supplements available.

Easy ways to keep active this winter

Does your workout routine change when it comes to winter? Do you feel tired or lack motivation? We understand how you feel and have created a few easy ways to keep active this winter and boost your energy!

Goal setting

Setting a goal for yourself is a great way to keep motivated and try new things. Whether it’s challenging yourself with existing goals, training for an event or stepping outside your comfort zone, setting smart, achievable goals is the way to go. When deciding where to begin, start with small wins then work towards your overarching goal. It will all be worthwhile when the seasons change and you can see the results to look and feel amazing.

Team sports

Another easy and fun way to stay active and driven is to join a sports team. Teams are a sure-fire way to ignite the spirit in you, especially when it comes to healthy competition. Exercising with others is also fantastic as your team members rely on you, which forces you to leave your warm home. Many local gyms or PCYCs organise indoor sport programs, which can range from recreational to expert! It is also a great way to release built-up energy from being inside and to meet new people while you’re at it.

Indoor activities

Get active in your own house! These days you can arrange pretty much any type of sport or activity indoors to warm yourself up. You can become a yogi or a dancer, all in the comfort of your own abode. Home workout and dancing videos are great ways to increase your inner vitality and enjoy a fun cardio or strength workout without having to brace the cold weather. Another easy way to activate your muscles is to try jogging, skipping or other cardio exercises while watching TV. If you have a two-storey home, stairs are an easy but amazing way to do a high intensity cardio or leg workout.

Two’s more fun

Combining these easy tips with a friend or two can create a much more exciting, enjoyable and motivating experience. Download an app and keep each other up to date with your progress and new ways to stay active.

It’s hard to muster up the motivation to keep your body moving, so increase your inner vitality, boost your energy and reduce tiredness with Silicea’s Iron Vital range. With these extra supplements, you will feel more liveliness and strength this winter. Check out www.silicea.com.au to see the full range of Silicea supplements available.

Tips for your travel skincare regime

When packing your bags for a trip, are you overwhelmed with the skincare products you should be bringing? Luckily for your skin and beauty routine, we understand this dilemma, and have listed our favourite products and tips to keep you feeling refreshed and glowing on your journey!

Mini-mergency Kit

Mini kits are perfect for any type of travel, whether it’s going into your hiker backpack or carry-on luggage. Depending on where you buy them, they can offer a range of different skincare supplies from sanitisers, moisturisers and deodorant, all the way to floss and breath spray. These style kits are confined to travel size for minimum space and maximum luxury. Bon voyage bulky skincare bag, bonjour mini-mergency kit!

Natural Products

As advocates of the silica mineral, we love using natural beauty and skin products. Many natural skincare companies understand their audience and have a range of supplies from bug and skin sticks to hydrating creams, which serve as moisturising tools for the lips, cheek and body. These items contain healing properties and natural antiseptics, beneficial to lips, cracked skin and rashes, keeping your skin nourished.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is essential when it comes to your skincare routine. Whether it’s lotion or spray cans, we recommend sunscreen be on your list. There are handy travel size sunscreen sticks available, which are great for avoiding messy explosions in your bag and offer verified broad-spectrum protection. If you also love using foundation or moisturiser, there are plenty of products containing sunscreen with enough UV protection to keep your skin healthy in the midst of harsh sunrays! 

Eye Makeup Remover

Fortunately for us, leading cosmetic and skincare companies have designed many products in mini form for travelling. We recommend taking eye makeup remover for hard to wash off mascaras and eyeliners. You don’t want to rub on your eyes or put pressure on them when it’s more comfortable using a makeup wipe and eye makeup remover. This allows you to go to sleep feeling fresh and wake up ready for a new adventure!

Pressed Towel

Similar to eye makeup remover, pressed towels are a must to help you sleep in a different environment. Some forms of pressed towels are created as tablets, which expand when mixed with warm water. Pressing the towel to your skin invigorates your senses, providing you with the radiance for your day ahead.

On your holidays you don’t want to be worried about your skin, so make sure to keep your body fresh! Take a daily Silicea supplement for its bioavailability, which is better absorbed by your body. Stay rejuvenated on your travels and everyone will want to know your secret! Head to www.silicea.com.au and see the range of supplements Silicea has to offer.

What your favourite lipstick colour says about you

Have you ever wondered why you pick that particular shade of dark red lipstick over the hundreds of other lipsticks every time? Well, picking specific lipstick colours actually correlates with your personality.

Here is what your favourite lipstick colour says about you.

Red

Bold, vibrant, suave. This is what red lipstick, in all its varying shades, represents. Red lipstick emphasises class, power and embraces standing out from the crowd. Red-goers are confident, passionate, ambitious and are able to pull off red lipstick like it’s the 1920s!

Nude

Relaxed, charming, grounded. Nude lipstick wearers are typically sweet, kind and take a ‘what you see is what you get’ approach. They enjoy challenging themselves and are known as caring and open. The colour of nude lipstick can project an empowered, worker-girl vibe.

Pink

Adorable, playful, bubbly. The pink spectrum ranges from soft and pale to deep and bright. Pink lipstick wearers are great at meeting new people, filled with excitement and dedication, and have spirited, vivacious personalities. These big-hearted individuals often love adventures and trying new experiences.

Brown

Sophisticated, genuine, dependable. Personalities drawn to brown lipstick are intuitive, wholesome and intelligent. These independent individuals aren’t easily fazed and enjoy discovering the good in everything.

‘Different’ Colours

Quirky, unique, creative. Wearers who prefer lipstick colours such as yellow, blue, and green are imaginative, inventive, optimistic and youthful at heart. Diverging from the norm, these unique individuals are great to talk with and are always happy to lend a hand.

Gloss

Dreamy, glamorous, cool. Down-to-earth and fun loving is what gloss wearers are! These people don’t take themselves too seriously, and are always the first on the dance floor. It’s always a good time when you’re with your “glossy” friend.

Lip Balm

Practical, honest, established. Personalities opting for lip balm are inclined to have a no-nonsense attitude and enjoy testing themselves. These level-headed individuals enjoy taking care of themselves, being productive and are proactive.

When mixing it up and wearing different lipstick colours, make sure you take a daily Silicea supplement, which can enhance and protect the vibrance and health of your skin for your next lipstick adventure! To find out how Silicea can help you, check out our range of products at www.silicea.com.au.

Feel fresh as a daisy each morning

Do you want to unlock the secrets to great skin every day? A foolproof morning skincare routine is the difference between good skin and great skin.

If you’re thinking it’s too late to follow a new skincare routine, think again! There is always time to revamp your routine, and it begins from this moment with these simple tips.

Hydrate

This may seem obvious, but people in their mad rush out the door often skip a glass of water. Your body needs water the most in the morning as your cells have been without hydration all night. Staying hydrated in the morning (and throughout the day) will help keep you feel alert and energised and your skin naturally moisturised.

Exercise

It’s always tough getting out of bed, but getting into the habit of a morning workout routine can benefit you immensely. A morning exercise routine like yoga or light aerobics will get your heart rate up, help you to distress and promote healthy circulation and increased blood flow, making your skin look vibrant. If you’re feeling fatigued, Silicea has Iron supplements that will be just the ticket to restoring your inner vitality.

Cleanse

Simplicity is essential to keeping fussy skin in check. Look for cleansers with limited ingredients or organic ingredients such as Manuka honey. Apply cleanser and allow it to sit on the skin for a minute. Follow this up with toner and moisturiser to keep your skin from drying out and give you that dewy, gorgeous look.

Exfoliate

You don’t have to lather on exfoliator each morning to unlock this beauty secret. Try a cotton washcloth to give you the desired effect and exfoliate your skin without causing irritation. Soak your washcloth in lukewarm water, wring it out and then rub in small circles from the centre of your face out. Exfoliating can eliminate that tired, puffy look.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is your best friend. Even if you are sitting in an office all day, you will be surprised at how many UV rays can hit your skin. Putting on some sunscreen before walking out the door will help to protect your skin from the sun. If you’re worried about this affecting your makeup routine, there are some great moisturisers with SPF included.

A balanced breakfast

Creams and serums can only do so much. Without a balanced breakfast and plenty of water, your skin can suffer. Start your day by mixing cereal or yoghurt with foods rich in vitamins C and E, including oranges, blueberries or strawberries. Taking a Silicea supplement each morning along with a balanced breakfast will revitalise you by helping to produce natural collagens and keep your skin smooth and healthy.

A regular morning skincare routine coupled with daily Silicea supplements is essential to achieving a glowing complexion. To find out how SIlicea can help you, check out our range of products at www.silicea.com.au.

Five tips to feel good this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all its glory, and it’s important to spare some love and care for yourself.

To enjoy the day with a feel-good mindset, here are a few tips to keep you feeling your best inside and out.

  • Get your beauty sleep! Sleep deprivation decreases the blood flow to your face, which creates a dull look in your cheeks. Puffy eyes, heavy circles under eyes, and hair breakage are side effects of unrested nights, and your usual glowing complexion can have visible signs after just one night of missed sleep!
  • Exfoliation is an essential component in every skincare routine. The removal of stagnant skin cells is important in maintaining a healthy glow in your face. Bacteria is often left behind in skin pores and can affect how your skin looks in natural light. Exfoliating dead cells will remove the dullness and brighten your complexion almost instantly.
  • Exercise is the simplest method of achieving a glowing complexion and to feel happy. Exercise increases the blood flow of minerals, vitamins and oxygen into your capillaries as well as releasing endorphins, which triggers positive feelings, helping reduce stress, depression and improve self-esteem. This extra kick of energy enhances your outlook and has the added benefit of improving your complexion, leaving a little flush in the cheeks which presents a youthful glow.
  • Hydration. Your skin is your body’s largest organ and requires a lot of water to compensate for everyday activities. When there is plenty of chocolate and wine to indulge in this Valentine’s Day, it’s important to remember to drink lots of water and enjoy treats in moderation. Water also neutralises hair loss and strengthens nail beds to create a healthier overall look.
  • Speaking of chocolate… the urge to eat a box of chocolates increases on days like Valentine’s Day. Your hair, skin and nails will thank you for skipping the extra chocolate, as the refined sugar can exacerbate existing skin conditions like eczema, and contribute to the ageing process when consumed in excess.

These tips are the first steps to becoming your best self this Valentine’s Day. Silicea offers a range of products designed to help you look and feel your best. If you need a little self-love this Valentine’s Day, Silicea may be the answer you’re looking for. To find out more about Silicea products and how they can help you from the inside out, head to www.silicea.com.au for further information.

New Year, New Hair, New You

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So you have made it through another year and are ready to tackle 2017 with gusto. No doubt your hair has changed styles numerous times in the past year and you have experimented with different products on a mission to have luscious shiny locks with varying degrees of success. So how do you achieve and maintain healthy hair in the New Year? Silicea is here to help.

Here are five healthy hair resolutions you should be making this year for killer locks throughout 2017.

Protect your hair 

This should be rather obvious, but your hair will look and feel damaged the more you neglect it. Constantly using heating equipment such as hair straighteners and blow dryers can cause frizz, split ends, and brittle hair. The next time you reach for a curling iron, protect your hair with a heat protective spray, which can be found at any local chemist. Where possible, air-dry your locks for natural, healthy hair.

Treat your hair right

Washing your hair every day will remove the natural oils in your hair, causing split ends, dry hair, oily hair or a combination. Try washing your hair every second or third day where possible. If you feel you can’t skip a wash, dry shampoos are a helpful alternative.

Take care of your body

A healthy body and lifestyle means healthy, gorgeous hair. A poor diet can affect your body on all fronts including breakouts, dry hair, dry skin, brittle nails, the list goes on. Start 2017 off with small, achievable goals to improve your health. Begin slowly changing your diet, drink lots of water each day and include regular exercise. This can be a brisk walk every day to make you feel refreshed. Your hair will look and feel its best when you focus on improving your health from the inside. Pair up a change in diet with a Silicea supplement, which boosts the strength of your hair from the inside out.

Get product savvy

When your bathroom becomes a graveyard of half-used hair products, you know you have a problem. It’s easy to see products on sale and grab it without wondering whether the product is right for your hair. Many products are built with specific hair types in mind, so it may not be the right one for you. For example, if you have thick and frizzy hair, you wouldn’t want to use anti-frizz products that are high in H2O, whereas this would be suitable for fine hair. Have your local hairdresser assess your hair and help you figure out the best products for you. Which leads us to… 

Get to know your hair

Getting to know your hair is an important part of bettering your hair care routine. At a glance, we can easily see if our hair is curly, frizzy, wavy or straight, but other important factors are whether your hair is fine, what its texture is, its oiliness, porosity, density and elasticity. This will help you make better decisions with your hair care treatment and products. You can always go to your local trusted hairdresser and get them to help you or refer you to helpful charts online.

Silicea offers a range of products designed to help strengthen your hair from the inside out. If your hair needs a revival in 2017, Silicea might be the answer you’re looking for. To find out more about Silicea products and how they can help you, head to www.silicea.com.au for the full product range.

How to recover from the Christmas season

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Christmas is a festive time of year filled with friends, family, presents and food, so it’s no surprise when your diet goes out the window. To make sure you welcome the New Year with health and wellness, we have gathered some tips to help you detox inside and out.

Diet

After all those sugary treats it’s hard to get back into a regular diet. A poor diet will add stress to your body, which can cause breakouts and that dreaded holiday bulge. While you don’t have to go on a strict detox program, it’s important to make sure you eat meals with a balanced mix of lean proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Foods to focus on are immunity boosters (such as sweet potatoes and mushrooms), foods that will help keep your blood sugars under control (broccoli and spinach) and foods high in magnesium (avocados and almonds). Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet will help your body cope with the post-holiday stress.

Rest

While the excitement of the holidays can keep you up partying late into the night, you should aim for between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. A lack of rest can affect how we function during the day and eventually cause a myriad of health issues. Sleep will help your body recover, which in turn improves your immune system, skin, mood and appetite control.

Mindfulness 

While caring for our bodies is important, our minds also need attention. After the buzz of the Christmas season, it’s completely normal for our mental health to take a slight blow. One of the easiest antidotes is to take a simple, old-fashioned walk. Fresh air and light exercise can do wonders for your disposition and wellbeing.

Hydration 

As the poet W.H. Auden said, “Thousands of lives have lived but not one without water”. Hydration is invaluable. It helps us maintain concentration, rejuvenates our skin and is essential to our survival. It’s important to remember hydration also helps keep your skin healthy and glowing. Keeping your H2O levels up will help cleanse your system, which your body will thank you for.

Silicea offers a range of products designed to help strengthen your nails, skin and hair from the inside out. If your hair, skin and nails have suffered this Christmas, Silicea might have just the antidote for you. To find out more about Silicea products and how they can help you, head to www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

Silicea’s guide to healthy skin

photo-1451650645557-62193a7bed6aIf you’re strugglingwith acne, dry skin and rashes, it’s likely your daily routine is to blame. Here are five common causes for pesky and persistent skin dramas and the DIY solutions to help you go about your day without feeling like you have to hide away.

Facial products

Using products high in alkaline will strip your skin of its moisture and cause irritation, itching and dry skin. Prevent this skincare no-no by choosing the right pH-balanced product for your skin type (such as cleansing waters or non-foaming cleansers for sensitive skin; balms and cream-based cleansers for dry skin and mud or foam-based cleansers for oily skin). Pair this with taking a Silicea supplement to help leave your face feeling radiant from the inside out.

Sleeping position

On top of making sure you get the right amount of sleep each night (7 to 8 hours), did you know your sleeping position can cause wrinkles? Outside of sun exposure and smoking, sleeping with your face in a pillow can cause the formation of wrinkles. Try sleeping on your back to get out of this wrinkle-forming habit. Alternatively, there are special pillows on the market to prevent sleep lines.

Makeup

Makeup removal should be part of your daily skin care routine to prevent clogged pores. Let your skin go makeup and product free at least one day a week to reveal your natural beauty. Introducing a skincare routine including cleansers that are best for your skin type and a mild exfoliating scrub is recommended and will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. Make sure to clean your makeup brushes at least once a week! Applying unwashed brushes to your face will spread the build-up of bacteria and oils.

Picking at your skin

Picking at your skin spreads bacteria causing infections, scarring and will just worsen the appearance and amount of pimples. While it’s hard to break out of the habit of picking at your skin, especially when there is acne spreading, you aren’t doing yourself any favours. For many, this is a learned and compulsive behaviour and is often caused by stress. Try distracting yourself with walks or creating barriers such as gloves, Band-Aids and face masks to combat the urge to pick your face.

Diet

We all know a poor diet can cause a myriad of skin issues. Your body needs the right vitamins and minerals to give you glowing skin. Try pumpkin seeds and lentils for acne; spices like turmeric for wrinkles; lemon water for dullness; tomatoes for discolouration and avocados, walnuts and olive oil for dryness. Avoid processed foods with chemical additives and refined sugars and carbohydrates, which can lead to breakouts.

If you are facing skin problems, it is best to consult your doctor before deciding on the best treatment for you. To find out more on how Silicea products can help support your healthy skin from the inside out, head to www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

Health tips for your hair

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If you’re considering changing your look, there’s no better time to do so than spring. But how do you keep up with the latest trends without ruining your hair? This is especially important information coming into spring, when your hair can be dry, brittle and recovering from the winter blues. Whether you’re a trendsetter, or just need advice on your everyday routine, here are Silicea’s tips to achieving healthy and trendy hair this spring.

If you have curly hair…

Whether you’re having a picnic or going to a party, effortless, natural curls are always a gorgeous look in spring. But keeping your hair bouncy and voluminous is no small challenge. When it comes to your curls, make sure you wash your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner to give them the right shape. Try using a leave-in conditioner, then comb out any tangles and finish with a styling product with a strong hold to support the volume. Wide tooth combs are your friend and will help keep your beautiful curls intact. You could also use a diffuser when blow drying your hair for a softer, smoother look.

If you’re getting a new colour…

We all know a new season means a new you, so lightening your hair colour to give you an instant beach babe feeling is often a go to in spring. Whether it’s blonde, bronde, or a few extra foils, make sure you take a break from heat appliances to help your locks recover. To avoid damaging and drying out your mane, prep your hair with heat protecting spray or a formulated serum for dry hair. Silicea supplements can also help strengthen your hair when taking on bold, new colours.

If you have short hair…

As temperatures warm up towards the end of the year, short hair is a great solution to beat the summer heat and avoid that unwanted feeling of matted, sweaty hair. If you’re opting for a stylish bob or mid-length haircut, avoid overloading on products and harsh chemicals to help your hair retain its natural beauty. Some products, when used frequently over a long period can cause harm, so make sure you use the right amount. Whether your bob is voluminous or sleek, try adding a small amount of styling product before drying your hair (gel for a voluminous bob and a straightening balm for a sleek, straight bob).

If you have long hair…

We all want mermaid hair but we also know it’s often a struggle to achieve a healthy mane as you grow it. Keep up with regular trims to keep your hair looking healthy and vibrant. To retain your lovely locks ensure you let your natural oils sock in; over washing your hair will cause it to dry out and break. The longer and curlier your hair is the longer you can wait between washes.

If you have straight hair…

Healthy, straight hair is often the desire of many, but obtainable by a few. When maintained, it can be a great sleek style that will take you from day to night. To maintain this look, brush your hair before showering to avoid knots and tangles, which can cause breakage. When it comes to style, a little bit of texture goes a long way to avoid your look becoming flat or bland. Try using a soft styling cream for a natural look with movement. If you’re feeling daring, you could try a textured shag the next time you visit your hairdresser.

You can keep up with the latest trends and still rock a healthy, natural look so make sure you take care of your locks. To find out more on how Silicea products can help to support your healthy and shiny looking hair from the inside out, head to www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

Five causes of hair loss

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Hair loss is a reality no one wants to face, but many of us will have to cope with. Genetics is often blamed, but there are other common causes for men and women:

  1. Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium occurs after major changes to the body such as pregnancy, drastic weight loss and can be caused by extreme stress. The phenomenon causes the shedding of large amounts of hair daily and can also be a side effect of certain medications. While there is no way to test telogen, it can often be reduced by combating stress through exercise and a nutritious diet, or simply waiting for the hair loss to reduce.

  1. Hypothyroidism – Thyroid Disease

The thyroid hormone is responsible for a variety of functions from your basal metabolic rate to the growth of your hair, skin and nails. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces too much of the hormone, causing an imbalance in your body. A doctor may prescribe a thyroid hormone medication to restore levels to normal.

  1. Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks healthy tissues. When suffering from Lupus, people may experience mild hair loss, often just from washing or brushing your hair. In some cases hair loss may be more severe. Help should be sought from a rheumatologist or healthcare professional if hair loss is paired with other known symptoms like fatigue and joint pain.

  1. Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency occurs when there are not enough red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body. This results in fatigue, pale skin, headaches, cold hands and feet, iron deficiency and hair loss. To treat or reduce iron deficiency, a diet of iron-rich foods and silica supplements should be included as part of a daily routine. Vitamin C also helps with Iron absorption into the body, making the Iron Vital F+ supplement more effective, which you can check out here.

  1. Excessive Styling

Excessive styling can be damaging and contribute to hair loss as much as health and genetics. Too much shampooing, styling, and dyeing can harm your hair, while excessive use of heat and chemicals weakens follicles and causes it to become weak and fall out.

In addition to a change in diet and medical attention where appropriate, a daily Silicea supplement helps support a healthy immune system and promote strong and vibrant hair growth.

Five common grooming mistakes that men make

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When it comes to men’s grooming, skin and hair play such an important role. However, it’s surprising how many struggle with their routine.

Here are five common grooming mistakes that men make and some helpful tips to curb these habits:

Bar soap – Using bar soap for your face is not ideal and leads to dry skin. Soap bars have a higher pH balance than products that are specifically designed to care for the skin on your face. Dry or dehydrated skin can lead to long-term health issues and premature ageing. Instead, use a facial cleanser. Thicker cleansers like milk and lotion-based ones are ideal for dryer skin, while gels and foam cleansers are better for normal to oily skin.

Moisturising – Skipping a daily moisturising routine can have similar effects to that of a bar soap. Moisturisers keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy, which in turn slows down the ageing process. Don’t just grab the first product you see either. Men’s skin is 20 per cent thicker than women’s skin with more layers of cells and collagen, making it important to find a targeted men’s skin care product. You can also take a daily supplement that helps with the collagen in your skin. Silicea’s products contain silica, which is essential to supporting formation of collagen.

Shaving – Using a quality shaving cream and razor are both equally important. Avoid using old razors, which can cause cuts, skin irritation and razor bumps. Choose a shaving cream that contains salicylic acid to promote smooth, touchable skin. Always wash your hair and skin first to remove excess oil and dead skin cells to avoid irritation and infection. When shaving, apply light but firm pressure and shave downward, the way your hair grows.

Hair styling products – A proper hair care routine coupled with the right hair styling product can keep your hair strong and help prevent hair loss. A product that gives your hair a clean matte finish can have your hair looking and feeling healthier. Try a classic look with a hair styling pomade. The right silica supplement taken daily, such as Silicea, can also help to strengthen your hair.

Poor diet – Having a poor diet by not consuming enough essential nutrients can cause many health issues and your hair, skin and nails are the first to show symptoms. Consuming more protein (found in chicken, nuts, fish and eggs) can help prevent wrinkles, and improve the strength of your hair and skin. Other nutrients you need are: foods that contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats (such as seafood), Iron (leafy greens, vegetables, dates and red meat), Vitamin B and E (often found in nuts) and Vitamin C (such as oranges and kiwi fruit).

Major contributors to poor skin, premature ageing, greying of the hair and hair loss can be found in some of the mistakes above. Changing your diet and daily routine to give you a boost is important but it can still be an uphill battle.

An easy way for men to reinvigorate their hair and skin while improving your health has just hit the market, with Silicea launching its new Body Essential Silicea MAN one-a-day supplement. This is the first and only dedicated silica capsules designed specifically for men. Silica is an essential mineral for the production of keratin and collagen, which improves the strength, elasticity and overall condition of your skin, nails and hair leaving you looking and feeling healthy.

Other benefits include:

  • RDI *based formula for men’s Hair, Skin & Nails
  • Contains the daily allowance of Silica, Copper, Zinc, Biotin, Manganese and Selenium
  • No preservatives, GM free
  • Vegetarian and vegan friendly
  • Contains Copper for connective tissue and to help with premature hair greying
  • Contains Zinc for healthy skin renewal along with maintaining healthy testosterone levels
  • Selenium to help slow the signs of ageing and maintain men’s prostate health

This brand new Body Essential Silicea MAN supplement will help you to look and feel your best. To try it, head to your local Chemist Warehouse or My Chemist today while stocks last. Otherwise, you can find out more information by clicking the products tab.

Iron out your winter blues

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It is a cruel annual pattern: the temperature plummets, memories of sun-soaked days fade and your energy levels nose-dive. You could pass it off as the ‘winter blues’ but there is a chance an iron deficiency is to blame.

Iron plays a huge role in transporting oxygen around your blood stream and helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy during exercise. After strenuous exercise the body uses iron to help produce new cells, proteins, and hormones. When iron levels run low all of this is disrupted. Oxygen levels in your body drop, leaving you in a state of malaise that impacts work performance, judgement, and ability to focus and puts your immune system under pressure.

Other classic symptoms include headaches, breathlessness, dizziness, nausea, canker sores, brittle nails, mouth ulcers and cold sores. People who are iron deficient may lose their appetite and have behavioural problems.

Major contributors to iron loss include illness and diet. Tea, coffee, cocoa, phytates (found in grains and legumes) and oxalates (found in spinach, among other sources) can interfere. Changing your diet to give yourself an iron boost is important but it can still be an uphill battle.

An easy way to boost your iron intake has just hit the market, with Silicea launching its new Body Essential Iron range. The Iron VITAL range can help reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as restore inner vitality with a single daily dose.

Other benefits include:

  • A big 15mg of Iron per single dose (compare this with other liquid supplements containing only 5 or 10mg of iron)
  • Silicea’s Vital M+ next generation microencapsulated iron is gentle on the stomach and non-constipating.
  • Vitamin C for increased iron absorption.
  • Both Iron VITAL supplements are yeast, gluten and lactose free.
  • The range is made in Germany from the finest quality ingredients.
  • Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

This brand new Iron supplement from the house of Silicea will iron out your winter blues and put a spring in your step. To try the new Body Essential Iron VITAL range, head in to your local Chemist Warehouse or My Chemist today! For further product information, click our products tab.

Iron out your winter blues

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It is a cruel annual pattern: the temperature plummets, memories of sun-soaked days fade and your energy levels nose-dive. You could pass it off as the ‘winter blues’ but there is a chance an iron deficiency is to blame.

Iron plays a huge role in transporting oxygen around your blood stream and helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy during exercise. After strenuous exercise the body uses iron to help produce new cells, proteins, and hormones. When iron levels run low all of this is disrupted. Oxygen levels in your body drop, leaving you in a state of malaise that impacts work performance, judgement, and ability to focus and puts your immune system under pressure.

Other classic symptoms include headaches, breathlessness, dizziness, nausea, canker sores, brittle nails, mouth ulcers and cold sores. Children who are iron deficient may lose their appetite and have behavioural problems.

Not surprisingly, the most common groups affected by iron deficiency are women (pregnancy and heavy periods being major contributors) and athletes (particularly endurance runners).

Major contributors to iron loss include illness and diet. Tea, coffee, cocoa, phytates (found in grains and legumes) and oxalates (found in spinach, among other sources) can interfere. Changing your diet to give yourself an iron boost is important but it can still be an uphill battle.

An easy way to boost your iron intake has just hit the market, with Silicea launching its new Body Essential Iron range. The Vital M+ Tablets and Vital F+ Liquid Sachets help reduce tiredness and fatigue as well as restore inner vitality with a single daily dose.

Other benefits include:

  • A big 15mg of Iron per single dose (compare this with other liquid supplements containing only 5 or 10mg of iron)
  • Silicea’s Vital M+ next generation microencapsulated iron is gentle on the stomach and non-constipating.
  • Vitamin C for increased iron absorption.
  • Both the liquid and tablet forms are yeast, gluten and lactose free.
  • The range is made in Germany from the finest quality ingredients.
  • Suitable for women, pregnant women, nursing mothers, men, athletes, senior citizens and children over 12 years old.
  • Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

This brand new Iron supplement from the house of Silicea will iron out your winter blues and put a spring in your step. To try the new Body Essential Iron VITAL range, head in to your local Chemist Warehouse or My Chemist today!

Choosing the right makeup for your skin

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Every woman knows the struggle of finding the perfect makeup to suit her complexion, but choosing the wrong type of makeup can damage your skin. Acne, rashes, dull and dry skin can occur as a result of poor makeup choices with oily, dry, combination and sensitive skin types particularly prone to damage. Choosing the right type of makeup based on your skin type can reduce damage and leave your skin looking flawless.

Here are some tips for choosing the right type of makeup for your skin type to keep your skin healthy:

Dry skin 

Dry skin types tend to have a dull, rough complexion. Moisturising dry skin is key to keeping it hydrated and prevents makeup from flaking. Choose hydrating creams or lotion foundations over powder or oil-free foundations, as they moisturise your skin.

Oily Skin

Symptoms of oily skin include enlarged pores, blackheads, pimples and dull or shiny complexion. Use oil-free foundation and products to reduce the appearance of shiny skin and avoid excess oil on the face. Long lasting matte foundations are also a great way to decrease the appearance of oil on the skin.

By including Original Body Essential Silicea Colloidal Gel in your skincare routine, you can help battle oily skin when applied as a face mask (simply apply and allow this to soak in for 5 – 10 minutes before washing it off). Your skin will be feeling as fresh as a daisy afterwards.

Combination skin

Similar to oily skin, combination skin is prone to acne, blackheads and shiny skin. Oil-free products that contain moisturising properties can combat both an oily T-zone and dry cheeks.

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin can be prone to irritation, inflammation and dryness. Continued irritation can result in the break down of collagen, resulting in your skin losing its youthful look. Hypoallergenic, mineral-based products and other skincare treatments designed to reduce redness or designed for sensitive skin types can also help reduce irritation.

In addition to choosing the right makeup for your skin type, a daily Silicea supplement promotes taut, thick, and healthy skin. Visit www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

‘Nail’-ing the trends of yesteryear

 

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For thousands of years, nails have been a way to reflect beauty as well as an individual’s status, style and story. The practice of manicuring and nail art is believed to go back to 3,200 BC with ancient Chinese and Egyptians using this as a means to denote social rank.

Those in high society often wore red nails while those in lower social rankings would opt for nude and light colours; no wonder red nails are still so popular! And it wasn’t just for the women, with Babylonian men also spending hours manicuring and painting their nails (with matching lips) to show their status.

Nail trends have changed significantly over history, as nail shapes, techniques and colours frequently go in and out of fashion. In modern times, iconic celebrities, such as movie stars and singers have set the trend for the general public to eagerly take up, this historic reflection of beauty.

Early 1900s

Ladies kept their nails short, neat and bare with round tips as short nails symbolized a life of leisure.

1920s

Synthetic nail polish was introduced to the market allowing people to add colour to their nails, with an oval shape the fashion of the day.

1930s

During the 1930s, nail polish became popular, which was quickly followed by the creation of nail art. Some stars started rocking the sharp, point nails that have been popular in recent times and the “half-moon” manicure also became a popular trend during this decade.

1940s

The “half-moon” manicure was soon replaced with longer, almond-shaped, bright red nails.

1950s & 1960s

Oval nails made way for a mix between square and oval, known as the “squoval” nail. Lighter shades, pinks and bare nails became popular in the 60s, with squoval nails continuing to reign supreme.

1970s & 1980s

With the creation of French manicures and acrylics, women’s nails grew to crazy lengths and it was all about square-shaped nails. The 80s also introduced bright, vibrant colours that people would use in their nail game.

1990s & 2000s

Trends started to divide, with some women choosing a short, rounded nail and others electing harsher edges.

Present Day

There is no longer one set style or trend. People have a large array of options to choose from with self-expression and individual identity deemed more important.

You will see many celebrities rocking short or long nails, coffin and stiletto nails, rounded or pointed tips and all sorts of colours, designs, textures and decorations. Some will even go to great lengths to get that perfect mani, like Gigi Hadid who spent $2,000 on her nails for the 2016 Met Gala.

It’s hard to predict what nail trends will emerge in the future but good quality nail care will always remain. Nails are something you have to look at every day and can make a lasting impression; so it’s no wonder people put so much time and effort into their nails.

With nail styles constantly changing, it’s best to keep on top of your nail care to keep them healthy and strong. Changing nail styles and nail art is fun but can also lead to nail damage if they are not cared for correctly.

Taken as a daily supplement, Silicea is an affordable, easy way to keep your nails in great condition, from the inside.

For more information on our range of products visit www.silicea.com.au.

Stress and your skin: Silicea’s guide to building a healthier relationship

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Does it feel like the universe is punishing you, when life is getting a little tough and your skin decides to break out on you? Damn you stress! It makes our hormone levels spike, aggravating any skin problems we might have had, and inviting a bunch of others. But never fear, Silicea is here to help!

Silicea is an ideal supplement to give your body an extra boost of health both inside and out when you’re not feeling on your A-Game. Its key ingredient silica promotes clear, healthy skin as it works to reduce the signs of aging and increases the healing time of scarring and other wounds by boosting your collagen production. However, sometimes your skin needs a little bit of extra pampering to de-stress in times of need. Here are some ways to relax your skin while you’re under pressure:

Don’t neglect your health
When we get stressed it is a common reaction to calm our nerves with a block of chocolate or other fatty foods. In reality, processed and unhealthy foods end up weighing us down, making us feel worse. Physical activity and healthy foods are essential in keeping your skin in tiptop shape. So swap the packet of chips for a piece of fruit and hit the gym! The endorphins that are released while exercising will decrease the stress hormones in your body and have you feeling back to yourself in no time.

Even in your busiest times, getting enough sleep at night is important to maintain your overall health and appearance. Cutting your snoozing short regularly can have harmful outcomes for your skin. Without your regular eight hours of sleep, collagen production in your body slows leaving your skin dull and the potential for dark circles to appear under your eyes as a result of blood vessels dilating. Listening to music or read a book rather than using technology half an hour before bed can help release the stress that has built up in your body, soothing you to sleep.

Make your skin glow
As if the pesky pimples you are rocking weren’t enough to deal with, stress can also slow down the shedding of dead skin cells, leaving your with dull, rough skin. If this is the case, give your skin a helping hand by exfoliating. There are also simple home remedies and face masks you can try that are effective at waking up dull skin. A favourite at Silicea is natural yoghurt mixed with honey. This combination will exfoliate the surface and leave your skin with a healthy, natural glow.

If greasy or spotty skin is your problem, make sure you are keeping a regular treatment skincare routine during stressful times, but be sure to avoid moisturisers that are too rich. Of course, there is nothing better you can do for your skin than staying hydrated! Drinking water can be free of charge and can have enormous positive effects on your skin and mood. Silicea, when applied onto the skin, has a natural drying effect and can soak up those excess oils. Apply Silicea gel to the skin with a cotton ball or swab and then wash off after 5 minutes. You will feel the difference!

Relax your muscles
A head full of worry lines is not only scaring people off, but all that frowning is going to etch permanent wrinkles onto your forehead. Long-term stress can leave a lasting mark on your face resulting in lines carved into your skin as well as bags and a downturned mouth. Try to pay attention to your facial muscles and when you feel your face tense up, relax it.

Meditation is also a great way to practice calming your mind to reduce stress. You will be amazed how far five minutes of “me time” can go towards improving your appearance and mind. Remember to take time out of your day to take a deep breath and calm your nervous system. This will release chemicals that counteract the stress chemicals and hormones and have you on your way feeling a littler bit lighter.

To find out more about how Silicea products can boost the appearance of stressed-out skin, visit www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

Silicea’s at-home guide for enviable nails

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It really is possible to get have perfect nails without a trip to the salon. You already have the ingredients, all you need to do is combine some of our tips and tricks to let your natural nails work for you!

Keeping your nails looking their best requires regular care – but it is a lot easier and requires less time than you think. Follow our simple at-home guide for envious nails, all year round.

 

Improve strength from the inside out

First off, if you’re struggling with brittle, dry nails that never seem to grow, it may be a sign your body isn’t getting enough of the essential minerals it needs through diet alone.

To improve the condition of your nails, introduce a daily Silicea supplement. Containing silica, Silicea products increase the strength of your nails, resulting in faster growth and resistance to chipping and damage.

 

Protect from damage

The Australian sun can certainly do some damage, so make sure you always wear SPF hand cream when outside. Be sure to also exfoliate your hands and fingers in summer and keep your hands hydrated.

If you’re a nail biter – resist the temptation. Although it can be hard to break habits, biting dramatically weakens your nails.

When using household cleaning or other harsh chemicals use gloves to protect your nails from drying out and peeling.

 

Moisturise

It is easy to heal dry or damaged cuticles on the go. Keep some moisturising hand cream in your handbag and use as required. Regular moisturising will prevent dryness and damage around your cuticles and nail beds. If your cuticles are particularly worse for wear, massage with a cuticle oil. This will also help stimulate nail growth.

 

Trim, buff and file

It is important to trim and file your nails to ensure they appear neat and don’t become unruly, but this doesn’t need to be often. You only need to trim your nails once every few weeks to ensure healthy growth and file once a week for maintenance. Filing too often can cause your nails to crack, bend or grow out of shape.

Soak your nails for a few minutes in warm water to soften them before trimming with clean manicure scissors. Trim slowly and cut off only small amounts at a time to avoid over trimming.

File your nails to a shape you prefer after trimming. When filing your nails, only drag the file in one direction across the nail. Sawing the file back and forth splinters the nail rather than smoothing it which can spread down the surface of the nail and ruin your nails.

Opt for a glass nail file over a traditional emery board. Glass nail files seal the keratin around the edges of your nails, preventing chipping and pealing. For a limited time marked boxes of 500ml Silicea Gel include a free Bohemian Glass Nail File of the finest quality made in Europe to help keep your nails in top condition.

 

Finishing touches

Try buffing natural nails for a healthy shine that won’t chip off. Make sure you don’t over-buff – too much buffing can cause friction, build up heat and weaken your nails.

Apply Vaseline on the skin surrounding your nail before you polish. The nail polish won’t adhere to this skin making the clean up fast and easy.

Polish using a base coat before applying a colour of your choice or for a natural look, stick to clear polish. To extend the life of your polish job apply a topcoat focusing on the tip of your nail.

Remove and reapply polish every one to two weeks or when it begins to chip using an alcohol-free remover to avoid damage.

 

To find out more about how Silicea products can boost the appearance of your natural nails, visit www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

Turn heads this Valentine’s Day – freshen up your hair, skin and nails in just three day

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Your special someone may not notice your new shoes or eyebrow wax (sadly!), but they will notice the health and vibrancy of your hair, skin and nails.

At Silicea, we believe beauty is showing off the best version of the real you. Skip the fake tan and the false nails and enhance what you’ve got naturally with this three-day guide to get you glowing just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

Two days before

Make your skin is looking great by cleansing, toning and moisturising morning and night. Don’t try experimenting with anything new unless the product is natural to avoid unexpected skin reactions.

1. Apply a homemade, natural facemask to treat any skin issues. Try some of these suggestions for different skin types:

  • Dry skin: Avocado and honey
  • Eczema and acne: oatmeal, water and honey
  • Oily skin: cucumber, egg white, lemon

2. Smooth and brighten your skin by body brushing when your skin is clean and dry after a shower. This will help remove dead skin cells, increase circulation, assist in removing ingrown hairs and release toxins, improving your skin’s overall appearance.

3. Dehydration can cause your skin to look dull and lifeless. Increase your water intake to 1.5 – 2 litres to hydrate your skin and flush out toxins. Continue this for the next few days for a natural way to achieve a healthy glow and ensure you look fresh and rested.

4. Avoid eating or drinking anything that will bloat or dehydrate your skin. This includes high salt foods, sugary drinks and alcohol.

5. If your split ends are out of control, now is your last chance to get rid of them. Visit your hairdresser for a trim today to allow time for your fresh ends to settle.

 

The night before

1. Now is the perfect time for a DIY manicure and pedicure to reduce the risk of chipping and to allow enough time for polishes to dry. Buff and file your nails and apply a polish of your choice.

2. Exfoliate your face and body to remove dead skin cells and reveal a bright complexion. For a natural, homemade solution try a mix of brown sugar, coconut oil and ground coffee. This combination reduces the appearance of cellulite and tightens and tones your skin’s appearance.

3. For silky smooth skin, moisturise your face and body after exfoliating.

4. If your hair needs an extra boost, apply a coconut oil hair mask, wrap with glad wrap or a towel and leave in for an hour or overnight if your ends are feeling dry.

 

The morning of

1. Wash your hair, ensuring you use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Finish your wash with cool water to seal your hair’s cuticles and boost shine. If your hair is unrulely, wash your hair the night before to give it time to settle.

 

Silicea helps your hair, skin and nails look date-ready all year round by providing your body with the essential mineral silica.

To give your body the boost it needs to look amazing for any special event, visit www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.

New Year, fresh hair, skin and nails!

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The New Year is here and you have survived the festive season! You’ve gone through December spending your money on gifts for your loved ones and celebratory occasions and holidays. Now it’s time to look after you and set new goals for 2016.

The most common New Year resolutions surround improving health and appearance but sadly, many of these fail after the first month once holidays are over and the rush of day-to-day life kicks back in. Don’t let this happen to you!

Whether your goal is to get fit, quit smoking, eat healthier food or simply take better care of yourself, Silicea is the perfect supplement to give your body an extra boost of health both inside and out for long-term results. Here’s why:

 

Longer, stronger hair

Thinking of changing your hairstyle for the New Year? You want your hair to be in its best condition to rock your new look. Silicea products can improve your hair’s strength and thickness and promote growth and shine by supplying silica through the hair roots which can strengthen its structure and appearance. Get your best hair flick ready!

 

A manicure you’ll want to show off

Let’s admit it, when we’re busy and time poor getting your nails done is not a high priority. If your resolution is to save money but still look after your appearance, Silicea has the perfect solution for your nails as the mineral silica is a key substance for growth and strength of nails. Say goodbye to unsightly short, brittle and chipped nails and hello to the long, natural nails you’ve always dreamed of.

  

A brighter complexion

Your skin’s condition is a direct reflection of your health. If you’re ditching bad habits in 2016, you’ll start to notice a big difference to your complexion. If you drink, smoke or have a bad diet causing your skin to suffer, your body could be deficient in silica. Silicea can help repair damage and uncover a fresher, healthier face by improving the collagen in your skin, which improves fine lines and wrinkles, inflammation and other skin conditions.

 

Support an active lifestyle

If you’re new to structured exercise but you’re determined not to give up your goal of losing weight and getting fit, give your body the extra boost it needs to speed up healing after strenuous activities. Silica supports ligament and cartilage health to help prevent injury and promote faster recovery after exercise.

 

Target cellulite

Yo-yo dieting, pregnancy and hormone fluctuations can cause a breakdown of connective tissue which can result in cellulite. Don’t fret! Cellulite affects 80 per cent of women and making healthy changes can naturally have an impact on your skin’s elasticity. By introducing Silicea to complement your new health goals, you can potentially prevent or improve your cellulite condition by giving your body the mineral it needs to stay in its best condition.

Silicea is an affordable, easy way to get you on track to becoming the best version of yourself in 2016. For more information on our range of products visit www.silicea.com.au.

How to maintain a festive Silicea glow this Christmas

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We all want to look our best over festive season, but with the fun and celebration comes many factors that can wreak havoc on our skin. Without bursting your champagne bubble, there are a few ways you can minimise the nasty effects of indulgences and head into the New Year looking your best. Let’s take a look at the biggest culprits:

1. Alcohol

With so many events and catch-ups with friends and family at this time of year we see the alcohol flowing and your weekly intake potentially becoming well above the recommended amount. Alcohol causes damages to the liver, which in turn has a direct impact on your skin. The most common affects of alcohol on the skin include dehydration (dry skin), breakouts, patchiness and enlarged pores.

Alcohol also depletes the body of electrolytes and fluids, causing the skin to show signs of bloating and swelling.

  • Avoid sugar: Sugar spikes your insulin levels which can cause acne and inflammation. It also contributes to cell damage and increased skin aging. The less sugar in your drink, the better for you. Try switching up the cocktail for a vodka, lime and soda.
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking water is the best way to combat the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Make sure you are hydrated before your big event and have a glass of water in between drinks where you can.

2. Sleep

It may be the busiest time of year but it is still important to take the holiday period to rest and ensure you get enough sleep between your social events. Night time is when your skin repairs itself, and if you’re sacrificing sleep for nights out partying, it can result in dark circles and breakouts, as well as premature aging in the long term.

  • Don’t overfill your social life: You may want to fill your holidays with social events and catch-ups with all your friends and family but it is important not to sacrifice your health. Limit your social calendar and schedule rest time for you.
  • Take naps: With your days free, indulge in the childhood past time of napping. A short-term nap of 20-30 minutes is recommended to improve alertness without feeling tired afterwards.

3. Diet

On average, Australians gain 0.8-1.5kg over Christmas, impacting overall health including your skin. Christmas is a time to indulge but don’t go overboard with high salt, fat and sugar foods if you want to keep your skin glowing.

  • Choose healthier options: Christmas in Australia means we have a variety of delicious summer fruits to feast on instead of high sugar desserts. Swap the pudding for a fruit salad.
  • Avoid going hungry to parties: Eat something light before the party to reduce your chances of overeating.

Silicea is the perfect supplement to give your skin the support it needs to survive and thrive over the Christmas holidays. For more information visit www.silicea.com.au.

Get to know your skin: caring for different skin types

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Everyone’s skin is different and unique. To reveal the best version of your skin, it is important to be able to identify your skin type and your skin’s behaviours.

Your skin type is influenced by a number of factors including water content, oiliness and sensitivity level.

Other factors such a genetics, lifestyle and diet also influence your skin type and its condition.

Determining which category of skin type you fall into can be difficult especially when self-assessing. Most people find their skin does not fit into the most common categories meaning their skin is classified as ‘combination’ which can lead to confusion about what skin care to use.

Using the wrong skin care for your skin type can be problematic and can lead to skin problems such as acne, dryness and redness or early signs of ageing.

Silicea improves the skin from the inside out by boosting elasticity and collagen from the ‘beauty mineral’ silica.

Combined with the right external care for your skin type, your skin will be on track to looking its best at any age.

Here is a foolproof guide to identifying each different skin type.

 

Normal skin

Normal skin is most common in children and young adults. Normal skin has a smooth texture with small pores and is neither oily nor dry.

  • Even skin colour free of red or dark patches
  • Free of enlarged pores
  • No irritation from products
  • No acne or breakouts beyond puberty years

If you have normal skin your skin care regime can be less rigid than those with other skin types. Opt for gentle products and protect your skin with an SPF sunscreen daily.

 

Oily skin

Oily skin is moist and shiny, especially in the middle of day. It is most prone to acne, breakouts and blocked pores.

  • Makeup wears off easily
  • Prevalence of oiliness on forehead, nose or chin
  • Prone to breakouts
  • Larger pores

Oily skin requires close attention to the right skin care. Glycolic products are effective at treating oily to acne skin however avoid using over drying products to avoid irritation and damage. If you struggle with acne, Silicea gel can be used as a 5 minute face mask at night to soak up oil (thanks to its drying effect) and repair skin damage.

 

Dry skin

Dry skin feels rough or tight and have signs of redness due to lack of moisture.

  • Skin feels tight after washing
  • Skin products can cause irritation
  • Feeling of roughness especially in the afternoons or evenings
  • Appearance of fine lines around eyes and lips

If you have dry skin it is important to exfoliate and use an effective moisturiser. Avoid drying and chemical-heavy products that strip the skin of moisture.

 

Combination

Skin is a mixture of oily, dry and normal. Oiliness is generally present on the forehead, nose and chin while cheeks tend to be dry.

  • Patches of dry skin and oily skin on different parts of the pace
  • Irregular breakouts
  • Difficulty finding products which suit your skin

For combination skin use a mild cleanser and a light moisturiser which won’t clog the pores and exfoliate regularly to even out skin tone.

 

General skin tips:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Stay hydrated
  • Maintain a balanced and healthy diet

Silicea products provide your skin with a boost of health regardless of your skin type. For more information on our range of products visit www.silicea.com.au.

Spring clean your beauty regime

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Spring is here and now your skin has survived the harsh conditions of winter it’s time to refresh your beauty routine to help your hair, skin and nails return to their best condition.

Your skin renews itself approximately every four weeks. No matter your age or the damage to your skin, you can make changes to have younger, healthier looking skin in a short amount of time.

Just like cleaning out your wardrobe or switching to a healthier diet, you can spring clean your skin by taking these steps.

 

Out with the old

Spring is the time to get rid of the old and make room for new. Although it may not always be clear on the packaging, skin care products and makeup have a use by date and holding on to old beauty products can cause the spread of bacteria or loss of effectiveness.

Consider throwing out the following:

  • Dirty makeup brushes / sponges
  • Mascara more than three months old
  • Products which have changed colour, smell or consistency
  • SPF products older than a year

 

Use the right products

What works for your skin in winter may not be suitable in spring. If you have ongoing skin issues, consider reassessing the products you include in your daily routine.

  • Switch to a lighter moisturiser: As the weather gets warmer your skin will become oilier. A lighter moisturiser will give your skin the hydration it needs without increasing oil production.
  • Wear less makeup: less foundation will allow your skin to breathe and glow.
  • Exfoliate: Depending on your skin type you may need to exfoliate more in spring / summer. Aim to exfoliate 1-2 times per week.
  • Assess your skin: If you are unsure which products are right for you consult a professional.

 

Sunscreen

Applying SPF all year round is important for preventing damage from the sun and the early signs of ageing. It is easy to forget to apply sunscreen in winter but once the weather warms up, sunscreen should become a priority in your beauty routine.

If you skip the sunscreen and suffer sunburn, Silicea Gel can be applied topically to ease the pain and get your skin back to a healthy condition. 

 

Refresh your hair

Winter can cause more split ends than usual. Get your hair trimmed for an instant refresh and restore its condition with a hydrating hair mask.

 

Get a professional manicure / pedicure

Say goodbye to dry, dead cuticles caused by the cold weather and book in for a professional manicure and / or pedicure to treat yourself for spring.

 

Restore from the inside out

Winter reduces the moisture in your face, causing dryness and blemishes. Now is an ideal time to introduce a skin-loving mineral supplement such as Silicea into your daily vitamin and mineral intake. By giving your body a boost of silica (the main ingredient in Silicea) from the inside your hair, skin and nails will receive the improvement you are looking for.

If you’re after even more of an extra boost, Silicea ULTRA combines five essential vitamins and minerals proven to support supple skin, strong nails and healthy hair.

To choose which Silicea product to introduce to your spring / summer routine visit www.silicea.com.au.

 

The Silicea secret for hair health

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Factors including diet, lifestyle and ageing can all contribute to issues such as thin or dull, brittle hair. Another cause can be a deficiency in silica, a mineral that is essential for the health of your hair, skin and nails.

Everyone’s hair is different, but by identifying the cause of your hair hang-ups and making small changes to your health and haircare routine, the long, thick hair you’ve always dreamed of becomes attainable.

To start your hair improvement journey with Silicea, here are some common factors that may be causing your hair grief and tips to adjust them to see positive results.

 

Washing your hair daily

Our hair produces natural oils to keep our scalp and hair follicles healthy. Washing your hair daily depletes your hair of these oils and can lead to dryness. For luscious locks, reduce the frequency of your shampooing. If you can’t deal with oily roots, try incorporating a dry shampoo on the days in between your washes.

 

Summer

Now we are approaching the warmer months, it is important to protect your hair against damage from sunbathing, chlorine from swimming pools and salt from the ocean, which can cause hair to become brittle and stripped of its natural oils. Wash your hair after swimming and cover up with a hat in the hot sun.

 

DIY hair colours

The cheap price tag on the at-home packet dye often isn’t worth it. Box dye cannot be adjusted to your hair colour and condition and can cause a lot of damage, which will take an expensive trip the hairdresser to repair.

 

Poor diet

Your diet and lifestyle has a direct impact on your hair and skin’s health. Introduce foods rich in fatty acids to boost your hair condition.

 

How Silicea can help

There are two keys ways Silicea can assist with your hair’s health.

  1. Silicea works from the inside out by providing a body that is lacking in silica with the necessary daily allowance to help naturally repair damaged skin at the root of your hair follicles.
  2. Silicea helps to thicken each strand of your hair on your head, making it stronger and more resilient. Your hair is then able to grow longer before snapping or splitting.

To find out more about how Silicea supports healthy hair visit www.silicea.com.au

Top seven skin foods to improve natural beauty with Silicea

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Our skin is important. Healthy, beautiful skin is a reflection of good health and what we put inside our bodies. The nature of our lifestyle is reflected through our skin.

The good news is we can improve the radiance of our skin through a “beauty from within” approach by including foods known for their skin-improving qualities into our diet, combined with a beauty supplement such as Silicea.

Here are our top seven foods to include in your diet to improve the radiance of your skin.

Avocado
Avocados are rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. It protects the skin against the environmental causes of ageing, assists in creating elatin and collagen and helps the skin maintain moisture.

Berries
Berries are high in vitamin C, a nutrient which helps the skin’s collagen production. Berries also contain antioxidants which can protect against the free radical damage that causes wrinkles.

Dark chocolate
The compounds in dark chocolate are great for your skin. It can protect against sun damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase hydration. Of course eat only in moderation and choose chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content for the best skin benefits.

Bananas
Bananas contain many nutrients including significant amounts of vitamin C and B6, which play a vital role in maintaining the integrity and elasticity of the skin.

Salmon
Salmon contains omega–3 fats which help strengthen skin cells. These healthy fats allow water and nutrients into the skin while keeping toxins out. Theymay also fight inflammation in the skin.

Almonds
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E. Vitamin E in almonds can help nourish your skin and protect it from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Broccoli
Broccoli is high in antioxidants, including vitamins C and E. The vitamin C in broccoli aids in collagen production, while vitamin E protects your skin against sun damage.

These foods are all beneficial to your skin’s health, but as you age, your body struggles to absorb the essential nutrients they contain that are required for a youthful appearance.

One important mineral our body absorbs less of with age is silica. Silica facilitates the formation of collagen, which is vital for healthy skin.

Silicea boosts your body with the silica it needs, giving your skin a more youthful appearance by preventing the signs of ageing. Just like our top healthy skin foods, it helps you glow from the inside out!

To find a Silicea product to combine with your new healthy skin diet visit www.silicea.com.au

Radiate beauty at any age

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People have been seeking ways to prevent the visible signs of ageing for thousands of years. Over this time, many solutions have been discovered to help maintain skin health.

The skin’s production of collagen and elastin is essential to maintain tone, softness and integrity. As we get older our bodies produce lower amounts of elastin and collagen, which results in the visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Costly balms or painful surgery aren’t the only answer to a more youthful appearance. Silicea is one of the most beneficial, natural supplements you can take to improve the signs of ageing to help you show off the most healthy, radiant version of yourself at any age.

Before explaining how Silicea can help you age gracefully, let’s take a look at how the mineral silica is vital to the human body.

Silica is essential in the formation and strengthening of the body’s connective tissues and is vital for healthy skin.

It is found in food sources but unfortunately as our bodies’ age, the amount of silica our bodies absorb from our diet reduces at an increasing rate, and eventually becomes insufficient. Our bodies become brittle and lose tone.

Therefore a silica supplement such as Silicea visibly improves the hair, skin and nails by regulating moisture retention and boosting the production of collagen, assisting in anti-ageing.

Importantly, Silica also assists with bone health, helping to reduce the risk of conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis, which often occur with age as a result of a lack of calcium absorption. Silica assists with the absorption of calcium into the body.

Here are some results you can expect from taking a Silicea supplement:

  • Improved appearance of the skin, including fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite
  • Thicker, lustrous hair
  • Healthier gums and teeth
  • Decreased joint pain
  • Increased nail growth
  • Regulated blood circulation
  • Reduced inflammation

So why use Silicea if you already use topical anti-ageing products? Silicea works hand in hand with your external skin care routine, encouraging your skin to appear younger from the inside out.

By improving fine lines and wrinkles, your skin will appear smoother which assists with makeup application.

eing is not just a natural process; environmental factors such as sun exposure, diet, consumption of alcohol and smoking also play a part.

In addition to taking a Silicea supplement, here are some of our tips to improve the signs of ageing naturally:

  • Wear a 30+ sunscreen daily under your makeup to prevent damage from the sun
  • Cleanse and moisturize daily
  • Increase your intake of colourful fruit and vegetables and healthy fats
  • Avoid food that is high in saturated fat and sugar as these are known to break down collagen in skin
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Exercise regularly to increase circulation
  • Drink more water to prevent dehydration of the skin and encourage detoxifying

To find a Silicea product right for you visit www.silicea.com.au

 

The secret to an injury-free active lifestyle

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Living an active lifestyle is great in theory, but the risk of injury, or set backs created through torn ligaments, damaged cartilage and tendons can be a deterrent.

When injuries occur they can require weeks and sometimes months of down time. The good news is there are supplements available that speed up the healing process of joints and ligaments. Products such as Silicea mean you can recover faster and continue on your training regime.

To explain how Silicea can help, let’s take a look at some common sport injuries and how they occur.

 

Torn ligaments (sprains and strains)

A ligament is a short band of tough, flexible tissue, made up of individual fibers connecting the bones of the body together. The function of ligaments is essential for movement.

Ligament injuries, also known as sprains or strains, can occur at any joint. For athletes and people who regularly participate in sport and fitness activities, the most common torn ligaments are the knee and ankle.

These injuries occur as a result of falling or twisting the body out of its normal position and overuse from repetitive movements.

The most common ligament injury is a sprained ankle. Other common injuries include strains of the hand, forearm, sprained wrists and knees.

 

Cartilage damage

Cartilage is a tough tissue that covers the surface of joints and plays the role of reducing friction between bones, preventing damage.

Cartilage damage is a common injury with the majority of cases involving the knee joint. Damage can be caused by high impact, wear and tear or lack of movement.

There is a myth that exercise causes cartilage breakdown, however studies show the opposite and that regular exercise assists with keeping joints healthy.

In fact, exercise is essential for joint health, assisting in decreasing pain, maintaining mobility and flexibility and improving muscle strength.

 

Tendon injury

Tendons are the fibers that connect the muscle to bone.

The most common occurrences of tendon injury in athletes is damage to the Achilles tendon, located between the heel and calf muscle. Damage also tends to be around the elbow, with the injury known as ‘tennis elbow’.

Tendon injuries are a result of gradual wear and tear from overuse or ageing.

To prevent these injuries it is important to ensure you warm up before any sport or vigorous physical activity and wearing support if needed.

If damage occurs, there are vitamins and minerals you can introduce to your supplement regime that have essential roles in tissue repair, including to ligaments and tendons.

 

  1. Silica: an essential mineral for healing joints, ligaments and tendons. It strengthens tendons and ligaments through its effect on connective tissue and supports the formation of cartilage. It also assists in speeding up the healing of fractures and reducing scarring.
  2. Manganese: An important mineral for tissue repair and overall tendon and ligament health.
  3. Zinc: Assists in wound repair. A deficiency in this mineral slows down recovery from major and minor injuries.
  4. Vitamin C: Essential for the production of collagen.It also helps relieve and prevent joint pain.

 

Silicea ULTRA combines the mineral silica with manganese, zinc, biotin and selenium – all essential for supporting the health of your joints, tendons and ligaments. If you struggle with sport injuries, consider introducing Silicea into your routine as a preventative measure and to speed up recovery.

 

Beat the winter woes: How the cold affects your hair, skin and nails

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Winter can wreak havoc on your hair, skin and nails. A combination of cold temperatures, strong, chilly winds, low humidity and internal heating causes a number of problems. As the cooler weather begins to hit in Australia, you may start to worry about the following impacts on your appearance:

Dry hair

The environment can have damaging effects on your hair across all seasons. The winter chills can be your hair’s worst enemy causing frizz, static stands and dryness. Hot showers can also have an impact on your scalp. This can be particularly painful for those who already have thin, frizzy or weak hair.

By taking a Silicea supplement, such as Silicea Original One-a-Day, you can maintain your luscious locks during the winter months. Silicea strengthens the hair and promotes growth to keep your hair shiny, beautiful and more resistant to the impacts of winter.

Dull complexion

Winter strips the skin of its natural moisture causing dehydration. Even people who don’t normally have dry skin can find the winter months a problem. Chapped lips, flushed appearance and a noticeable increase in fine lines are all common problems resulting from dehydrating conditions. The loss of hydration and the resulting damage to collagen leaves us with dull looking skin.

Silicea can prevent these issues by assisting with the skin’s oil and collagen production, both of which are depleted during winter. Collagen itself is largely made up of silica, so by taking Silicea in the cooler months your skin will be able to better retain moisture and remain vital.

Brittle nails

Cold winter air takes away the moisture from your nails, leaving them delicate and prone to breakages, tears and chipping. Cuticles also suffer from dryness during this time.

To strengthen your nails from within, a combination supplement such as Silicea ULTRA, which includes five essential vitamins and minerals, can provide protection. Start taking Silicea ULTRA and, with a combination of external care, your nails are sure to have the strength they need to survive the winter.

The main cause of these beauty winter woes is dehydration and a decrease in circulation. The good news is there are simple solutions to keep your glow all year round.

Here are our beauty tips to winter-proof your appearance:

What to include in your beauty bag this winter:

  1. A Silicea product of your choice: start using Silicea two months before winter hits to give your hair, skin and nails the moisture and strength they need to stay in top condition.
  2. Hand cream: keep hand cream in your bag and apply during the day when needed to help with dry skin, cuticles and nails.
  3. Hair treatment: treat your hair once a week to a deep conditioning treatment of your choice.
  4. Moisturiser: Choose all-natural moisturisers for face and body and use twice daily. If you use a light moisturiser in summer, invest in a more nourishing option for winter.
  5. Lip balm: prevent dry, cracked lips by applying a lip balm regularly throughout the day, especially before going outside.

 

Beauty from the inside out: Internal skin care vs. external

Whenever we notice a fault in our skin’s appearance our first reaction is to treat it externally with topical products or mask it with cosmetics. Women spend around $160,000 on cosmetics and hair care over their lifetime but imagine how much less could be spent if we got to the root of our issues rather than covering them up?

Unlike makeup and expensive skin care products, Silicea provides your body with the most natural, essential mineral it needs internally to look its best externally.

Our skin is the largest organ within the body and we must look after it! The condition of our skin is a reflection of our body’s inner health. Everything we put in our body has an impact.

A healthy diet is important for your skin’s maintenance, but even those who eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables can suffer from skin conditions.

So let’s take a look at the difference between internal and external skin and how Silicea can assist with the toughest skin problems:

External skin care

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External skin care is anything applied directly on the surface on your skin. This includes creams, lotions, cleansers and masques.

External skin care is the fastest way to deliver active ingredients to the outer-skin and can help via anti-inflammatory remedies. Silicea offers natural external skin care for conditions including acne, psoriasis, oily skin and sunburn through the topical application of Silicea Gel.

Chemical products and cosmetics can have a negative impact as the body absorbs what we apply externally, including the bad stuff. This is where internal skin care comes into the fore.

Internal skin care

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Skin conditions cannot be cured with external skin care alone. If your body is receiving the essential vitamins and minerals it needs, once metabolised, the benefits will show on your skin. The natural mineral silica is found throughout the human body and is one of the most vital for healthy skin.

Silica deficiency can result in reduced skin elasticity and can hamper the body’s ability to heal wounds. As we age, our body struggles to absorb silica from diet alone. With a supplement such as Silicea, you can see vast improvements in the health, condition and overall vibrancy of your skin.

Here are our some of our tips for maintaining healthy skin:

  1. Invest in a nutritional supplement without preservatives, like Silicea.
  2. Drink more water – it is important to keep your skin hydrated!
  3. Protect your skin from sun exposure – invest in a 30+ sunscreen and apply as part of your daily routine.
  4. Maintain a well balanced diet. Eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and protein.
  5. Daily exercise – improve your complexion with increased blood flow and oxygen to the skin.

Discover ‘the European secret’: What is silica?

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There is no denying European women have beautiful, glowing skin. For many years Australian women have questioned how, despite diets of rich food and overindulgent habits, European women still radiate natural beauty.

The secret behind their thick, luscious hair, health, strong nails and glowing skin isn’t genetics, cosmetics or surgery, it’s the mineral supplement silica, something most Australian women have never heard of.

With the harsh sun and heat taking a toll on Australian skin, it’s about time women Down- Under discovered Europe’s best-kept beauty secret.

 

What is silica?

Silica is a natural mineral that strengthens connective tissue, affecting hair, nails, and skin. It can be found in many fruits and vegetables and some grains.

Most of us don’t get enough silica through diet alone, which can result in brittle nails, dull hair and slack skin: that’s where Silicea comes in.

 

What are Silicea products?

Here are some quick facts about the production of the purest silica supplement on the market:

  • Silicea began its work in the industry more than 50 years ago, and is Europe’s best selling silica product.
  • Silicea’s Ultra One a Day soft capsule is the world’s first silica supplement in a soft capsule. Not only does this make it easier to swallow, it is also quicker to absorb.
  • Silicea Gel is the world’s only gel silica supplement that is free from preservatives, colours or flavours. Other silica liquid supplements require preservatives or additives to stabilise their copy of our world-renowned Silicea product.
  • Silicea Gel contains the world’s purest silicon dioxide gel. Other silica supplements contain silica colloidal anhydrous powder mixed with water to make an inferior liquid product.
  • Silicea gel ensures the particles are more easily absorbed by the body, and faster too, resulting in healthy hair, nails and beautiful skin.
  • Silicea is a mineral supplement, so just like it takes time for a vitamin supplement to get to work, it will take on average between four and six weeks to see changes. This is a long-term commitment to better skin, hair and nails!

They say you are what you eat, and most of us try to ensure that what we eat is, for the most part, good for us.

So why not put something special in your body that will take feeling and looking younger to the next level?

 

Top five reasons to use Silicea: 

  1. Thicker, more luscious hair that is less likely to snap
  2. Strong nails which can grow longer before breaking or chipping
  3. Youthful, glowing skin as Silicea works to build back damaged collagen and remove toxins, slowing down the aging process – every woman’s dream!
  4. Stronger bones through balanced calcium and magnesium levels with Silicea Silica Advanced – perfect for active bodies!
  5. Speed up the repair of tendons, ligaments and cartilage in your joints damaged by age or over-exercise