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Before and after lymphatic drainage and how it changed my life

Before and after lymphatic drainage and how it changed my life

CLIENT STORY: Here you can see two photos of me, taken a year or so apart. The first photo was before I even knew what  a lymphatic treatment was, while the second photo was a few months into my treatment. My whole life I have been called “baby face”. I have always been self-conscious about the roundness of my face, desperate for the cheekbones and contouring I saw on so many women around me. It...

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Cell Defence Skincare and Tapping

Cell Defence Skincare and Tapping

Naturopath and skin expert, Charmaine D, has formulated a skincare line called Cell Defence. Cell Defence is a high performing, botanically based skincare program formulated with an understanding and belief of the concept that plant ingredients are far safer, gentler and better for human health than synthetic chemicals. It was this belief that initiated the formulation of Cell Defence and for it...

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Conquering Hay Fever Naturally: A Naturopathic Approach to Seasonal Allergies

Conquering Hay Fever Naturally: A Naturopathic Approach to Seasonal Allergies

Discover How Charmaine D’s Expertise Can Relieve Your Hay Fever Symptoms The change of the season may bring joy to some with the blooming flowers, lush greenery and sunny days, however, for those who suffer from seasonal hay fever, this change in season can bring much discomfort. Seasonal hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, grasses, trees and weeds which can cause sneezing, and itchy...

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Living with Histamine Intolerance: a guide to help beginners

Living with Histamine Intolerance: a guide to help beginners

Guest blog written by current client, Georgia For the first 28 years of my life, I had only ever heard of histamines when talking about hayfever medication. So when I went to a naturopath to discover the underlying causes of my dry skin and acne, I was shocked to hear that my many ailments were all caused by high levels of histamines. “But I don’t suffer from hayfever,” I thought. How could this...

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Reveal the Perfect Canvas in mere Minutes: Embrace the benefits of mindful morning and evening facial cleansing

Reveal the Perfect Canvas in mere Minutes: Embrace the benefits of mindful morning and evening facial cleansing

Optimise your daily routine by embracing a comprehensive cleansing process that not only eliminates impurities but also primes your facial skin like a blank canvas, ready to absorb and maximize the benefits of subsequent skincare products. This essential step ensures that your skin is thoroughly cleansed and optimally prepared, allowing other products to penetrate deeply and deliver their...

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Unlock the Power of Nature: Revitalise Your Skin with Cell Defence Cleansers

Unlock the Power of Nature: Revitalise Your Skin with Cell Defence Cleansers

Welcome to a world where nature meets science, where skincare goes beyond surface-level cleansing. Cell Defence presents a range of three exceptional cleansers that harness the power of botanical ingredients to rejuvenate your skin from within and restore its natural radiance. Let's dive into the remarkable benefits of these cleansers and discover how they work synergistically to transform your...

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Unveiling Beauty Inside and Out: The Power of Wild Chamomile Gentle Cleansing Milk

Unveiling Beauty Inside and Out: The Power of Wild Chamomile Gentle Cleansing Milk

Unveiling Your Skin's Purest Form Reveal your skin's purest form with Cell Defence Wild Chamomile Gentle Cleansing Milk Enriched with a blend of calming, natural ingredients, this cleansing milk gently yet effectively lifts away impurities and makeup, while maintaining your skin's natural moisture balance. Experience the following benefits: Blue Chamomile Oil: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and...

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Discover the Benefits of Cell Defence Hibiscus Foaming Gentle Cleansing Gel

Discover the Benefits of Cell Defence Hibiscus Foaming Gentle Cleansing Gel

Reveal Your Skin's Purest Form with Cell Defence Hibiscus Foaming Gentle Cleansing Gel  Experience the ultimate cleansing ritual with our vitamin and nutrient-rich Hibiscus Cleansing Gel. Formulated with soothing and natural ingredients, this gentle cleanser will lift away impurities and makeup while maintaining your skin's natural moisture balance. Get ready to enjoy a soft, hydrated, and...

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Embrace Indian Moringa: Elevate Your Daily Routine with Nature’s Nourishment

Embrace Indian Moringa: Elevate Your Daily Routine with Nature’s Nourishment

As Cell Defence's dedicated naturopath, Charmaine is constantly exploring nature's wonders to enhance your health and well-being. One extraordinary ingredient that holds immense potential is Indian Moringa. In this blog, she'll guide you on how to effortlessly incorporate Indian Moringa into your daily eating routine to unlock its incredible benefits. Start the Day with Supercharged Smoothies:...

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Unveiling the Beauty and Wellness Secrets of Indian Moringa

Unveiling the Beauty and Wellness Secrets of Indian Moringa

Discover the extraordinary powers of Indian Moringa, an ancient superfood celebrated for its remarkable benefits for both internal and external health. Packed with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and healing properties, Indian Moringa has become a staple in natural wellness practices. Join us as we delve into the constituents that make Indian Moringa a true powerhouse and explore its...

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Mast Cells and TEWL: Exploring the Relationship Between Skin Inflammation and Transepidermal Water Loss

Mast Cells and TEWL: Exploring the Relationship Between Skin Inflammation and Transepidermal Water Loss

TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss) refers to the process of water evaporation from the skin surface, and mast cells, as part of the immune system, can influence TEWL through their involvement in skin inflammation and the release of inflammatory mediators. Here's an expansion on the relationship between mast cells and TEWL in the skin: Mast Cell Activation and TEWL: Mast cells can become activated...

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The Role of Triglycerides in Skin Health: Understanding their Impact and the Benefits of Sea Buckthorn

The Role of Triglycerides in Skin Health: Understanding their Impact and the Benefits of Sea Buckthorn

Regarding the role of triglycerides coating the cell, they play an important role in various skin conditions. Triglycerides are a type of fat that is present in our cell membranes, including the cell walls. They provide structural integrity to the cell membranes and help maintain their fluidity and permeability. In many skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, the skin's barrier function...

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Understanding the Role of the Skin Barrier and How to Maintain Skin Hydration

Understanding the Role of the Skin Barrier and How to Maintain Skin Hydration

Drinking water is important because it helps make our proteins and enzymes more efficient. The health of our cell walls depends on essential fatty acids and phosphatidylcholine, which can only be obtained from our diet. Mitochondria, known as the "powerhouse" of the cell, convert food into energy that cells can use. However, if the cell wall is compromised, the cell cannot absorb the necessary...

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Transepidermal Water Loss: Understanding Skin Health and Barrier Function”

Transepidermal Water Loss: Understanding Skin Health and Barrier Function”

The skin has a natural barrier function that helps to retain moisture and protect against external irritants. This barrier is formed by various components, including the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the epidermis), tight junctions between skin cells, and structures called desmosomes and hemidesmosomes that help to anchor cells together. Several factors can disrupt this barrier and...

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Enhancing Immunity and Skin Protection: Exploring Contrast Showers vs. Ice Baths

Enhancing Immunity and Skin Protection: Exploring Contrast Showers vs. Ice Baths

Charmaine D’s main focus is always Natural Skin Hygiene, and as a naturopath works with the skin using the principles of corneotherapy. What does this mean? To put it simply, it is the care of the Stratum Corneum, the outer layer of the skin and our first line of defence for the body, with topical therapies using products that mimic skin structure and function. It is an innovative and...

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A few leaves of kale a day may keep the eye doctor away: How to nourish your eyes internally and externally

A few leaves of kale a day may keep the eye doctor away: How to nourish your eyes internally and externally

Kale is a particularly nutritious and supportive food for eye health. Including it in your daily diet may actually keep the eye doctor away! Let’s look at nutrients which help to nourish your eyes, both internally and externally. And check out the delicious kale recipes below to help you include kale into your day. Lutein and Zeaxanthin Rich in carotenoids often referred to as the “eye...

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Using Cell Defence Saffron Eye Firming Serum & Fenugreek Eye Cream: How to treat Dry Eyes & Dry Eye Skin

Using Cell Defence Saffron Eye Firming Serum & Fenugreek Eye Cream: How to treat Dry Eyes & Dry Eye Skin

The first signs of facial ageing tend to appear around the eyes due to the fragile nature of eye skin which is not as effective in absorbing and retaining moisture. This delicate skin lacks the oil glands and collagen that exist in our other face and body skin. Studies have shown that in areas where collagen and sebaceous glands are less dense, the skin is more vulnerable to dryness, sagging and...

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Anti-aging brought to you from the earth and the ocean

Anti-aging brought to you from the earth and the ocean

Anti-ageing is a common concern when it comes to skin care, and the ingredients and products on the market for fighting the signs of ageing are ever growing. Most of us know about the environmental factors which contribute to ageing skin, but how many of us know about the relationship between sugar and the ageing effect on the skin?  What is glycation? Glycation is a naturally-occurring chemical...

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How to treat acne, rosacea and histamine sensitive skin conditions

How to treat acne, rosacea and histamine sensitive skin conditions

Acne: Sebum is an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. When excess sebum is generated by the glands our skin pores may become clogged. The sebum then becomes trapped in the pores whereby the ideal breeding ground for acne bacteria is formed. This may lead to the appearance of acne, including whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Rosacea is a non-contagious skin condition that generally affects...

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Eye-catching Eye Skin: Bringing out a happy sparkle in your eyes

Eye-catching Eye Skin: Bringing out a happy sparkle in your eyes

How? It’s about creating a routine to soften and tone the gentle fine eye skin. Treating it with tender loving care, as it should be! The beginnings of a commitment to enhance and brighten the eyes and create a look that emanates vitality. Henry David Thoreau once wrote, ”The eye is the jewel of the body.” The perfect motive for striving to achieve youthful, radiant eye skin that will showcase...

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