Vesak day is the most important date in the Buddhist lunar calendar. It celebrates three major events in the life of the Buddha: his birth, his attainment of Enlightenment, and his passing into Nirvana. According to Buddhist scriptures, each of these occurred on a full moon in the lunar month of Vesak.
The Wellaholic Team wishes all a Happy Vesak Day. We will be open from 11am to 8pm on 29 May.
Wellaholic's signature treatment is Elight Facial Collagen Boost. The first and primary aspect of Elight is the radio frequency facial treatments. A course of Radio Frequency (RF) treatments will help to lift, firm and tighten skin. RF stimulates the skin’s own ability to produce collagen and elastin.
1. Improvements after treatment for up to 3 months
Radio Frequency stimulates collagen production. This means you will continue to see results even after you have completed your treatment course while the collagen does its thing!
2. Results last up to 2 years
Unlike other ‘Non-surgical Facelift’ treatments that solely stimulate the facial muscles, SkinBase Radio Frequency triggers the skin’s own healing function causing the production of collagen and elastin fibres that have been lost over the years. Because of this the results can last much longer.
3. Stimulates collagen, elastin & hyaluronic acid
Natural production of collagen & elastin stops as we get older. The heat of the Radio Frequency treatment stimulates cells in the connective tissues causing the body to reproduce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that has depleted over the years
4. It is Non-invasive
There are no needles or scary looking tools involved with this treatment. There is no downtime, get straight back to your day. No need to hide away to recover.
5. Tones & tightens skin
The heat from the Radio Frequency waves causes an instant tightening of the elastin fibres. Skin looking much firmer and tighter – almost like an elastic band snapping back into place!
6. Instant Visible results
The treatment has an instant effect on elastin fibres meaning your skin will look and feel tighter from your very first treatment.
7. The treatment Uses the body’s own natural healing
Radio Frequency simply relies on the body’s own natural healing abilities meaning the results are far more natural and desirable than the tell-tale frozen stare associated with other treatments on the market. For example; Botox paralyses the muscle not allowing it to exercise. The muscle then deteriorates (known as – muscle atrophy). Once the botox has worn off, the problem is worse and you are forced to continue the downward cycle.
8. Relaxing, painless treatment
Almost like a hot stone massage for the face, the treatment is very relaxing and enjoyable. Some people have been known to fall asleep during treatment!
9. Softens fine lines
Radio Frequency gently softens fine lines with each subsequent treatment. Your therapist can focus on any specific areas of concern to ensure you achieve your desired results.
10. RF also Treats cellulite
Radio Frequency gently heats and aids in the breakdown of cellulite causing fat cells. The body then flushes out these cells via lymphatic drainage.
Highlighting your outer beauty always starts from within. It starts with being confident in yourself and your abilities as a person and as an individual. Never forget that in order to maintain balance, you must strive to be yourself in all aspects of your life, both on a personal level and also on a professional level, as you interface and interact from your family, friends and colleagues.
To help you achieve beauty from the inside out, through self-esteem, and makeup and skin care, we have pulled together some great advice;
What to do
What NOT to do
Do portray confidence in your engagements
First of all, always try to improve your self confidence. Often,, people can easily determine how you perceive yourself by your outward actions - namely, your body language. Portraying confidence from the inside out shows others you’re self-confident, and in turn, they will feel assurance in what you can achieve, whether it be professional or personal. When you feel beautiful, you will appear self-assured and positive.
Do love your personal and professional life
When you are happy and at peace with your life, both personally and professionally, you will exude positivity to all, and this will also draw them in..... into your positivity in fact.
It is so important to be true to yourself and to love where you are in your life - whether it be your age, your profession, or the people you surround yourself with. If you are overwhelmed by uncertainties, unhappiness, as well as stress, it will be obvious not only to you internally, but externally in your actions and your appearance. While it might be difficult to manage, every little bit counts.
Do strive to maintain balance
Living a balanced life is proven to minimize stress while helping you to enjoy a great sense of fulfillment. Find the formula that works best for you. Everything in moderation applies to both eating habits, personal habits and professional - even beauty habits. Aim to divide your time appropriately so that every area of your life is receiving close to equal time and focus for greater ease and overall happiness.
Do treat your body as a temple
Be sure to focus not only on your outward beauty, but your inward beauty as well. Take care of your body by drinking plenty of water. This will give your skin a fresh, hydrated glow. It’s important to eat a healthy, fresh, and balanced diet, as well as making an effort to exercise regularly will absolutely insure that you look and feel your best! While quality, nutrient-rich makeup, and skincare products are very important to your have in your beauty regimen, it’s equally important to give your body the nutrients it needs on the inside.
Do not compare yourself to others
Focus on being the best you. You don't need to compare nor strive to be someone else. You want to highlight your personal, positive attributes to achieve beauty from the inside out. It’s so important to focus on your greatest assets and then highlight those attributes. Confidence is contagious - love yourself and others will be drawn to you.
Do not fixate on change
While change and progress is a good thing, do not obsess over qualities that you feel aren't your best assets. This will do nothing for you self-esteem. Instead, focus on those that you love, and accentuate your positive aspects. Bringing light to your best assets will always positively impact your self-acceptance and boost your overall confidence. Beauty is certainty - knowing what you’re capable of and having faith in oneself.
Do not overdo it
Today everyone has access to thousands of cosmetic products and cosmetic procedures. Always be conscious not to overdo it in this department. Too much skin care, makeup, even plastic surgery, usually ends up with less than desirable results. Again, make an effort to be the most beautiful you inside and out with cosmetics that enhance your features. If you do choose a cosmetic procedure, choose wisely and conservatively as sometimes overdone results can be difficult to reverse
Remember that highlighting your outer beauty starts from within. Make it a point to focus on being the best and most glamorous you from the inside out. Insert plenty of water and exercise into your lifestyle for a healthy, hydrated glow, and incorporate a fresh, balanced diet into your daily routine. Doing so, will help you to look and feel you’re portraying your best self.
What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy, or infra-red therapy, is a form of phototherapy, which involves being exposed to specific wavelengths of light using various light sources. Red light therapy penetrates deeper into the skin than other light wavelengths and is believed to help rejuvenate skin. Red light is also commonly used to treat skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, as well as help ease pain and even accelerate the healing of wounds. Red Light Therapy or AfterGlow is the stage 2 treatment offered by Wellaholic.
How Does Red Light THerapy WOrk?
Unlike other wavelengths, red light is absorbed into the skin to a depth of about 10mm where it can heat and positively affect cells within the body.
what are the benefits?
There are many benefits of red light therapy. It has been shown that the red light can increase circulation and therefore oxygenation and nutrient delivery to the skin, as well as increase the activity of fibroblasts, which aid the production of collagen and elastin. The improved circulation can reduce inflammations and aid lymphatic drainage which clears waste products away from the skin. It can also promote the production of DNA and ATP (cell energy).
Red light therapy can, therefore, be used to treat or complement treatment of a number of conditions. From reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to soothing psoriasis and eczema. When treated using an appropriate light source and regimen it can work very successfully, with noticeably results very quickly.
How long does it take for Red Light therapy to work?
Patients can experience a reduction in symptoms quickly – even as early as after their first treatments session. Better results are found with more treatments, but results are long-lasting and can continue for weeks after the final treatment.
Does wellaholic offer Red Light Therapy?
Wellaholic offers an AfterGlow Treatment as part of the Elight Facial Collagen Boost DELUXE and PRESTIGE package Unlimited package.
Infrared LED light therapy uses concentrated beams of light to help remove skin blemishes, especially on the face. In general, infrared light therapy uses a combination of red light and infrared light to promote skin health because the Light-emitting diode (LED) lights emit light at red and infrared wavelengths. The red light helps stimulate healing, which can treat acne scars, rosacea, age spots and blemishes caused by broken capillaries. Infrared therapy tends to be used to treat wrinkles and other problems caused by poor skin support, such as translucent skin or coarse skin.
At this point, you’ve no doubt heard the hype around retinol. Like the garden gnome from Amélie, the trusted skincare ingredient has a tendency to show up everywhere—from prescription acne creams to over-the-counter wrinkle reducers. But it’s not always clear when you should use retinol, or what it can do to improve skin. Birchbox tapped Dr. Jennifer Linder, a dermatologist and Mohs skin cancer surgeon, for the 4-1-1 on this multiuse skincare ingredient.
What is retinol?
Retinol is simply another name for vitamin A. It’s a type of retinoid, the family of chemical compounds related to vitamin A. Other retinoids include: retinoic acid (also known as tretinoin), retinyl palmitate, and retinaldehyde, all of which can be found in skincare products. Tretinoin is the active ingredient in Retin-A, the prescription acne cream, while adapalene—another retinoid—is the active ingredient in Differin Gel. In addition to being a trusted treatment for acne, retinol is famous for its antiaging properties, cropping up in a range of antiwrinkle and skin-brightening products of every stripe.
What does it do?
When retinol and other retinoids come into contact with skin, enzymes in the body convert the retinol into retinoic acid, the active form of the vitamin, according to Dr. Linder. This is the special sauce that goes to work on skin cells in a variety of helpful ways. Namely, retinoic acid works to increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and elastin production, fade hyperpigmentation, and help skin stay hydrated and glowing without irritation. Thanks to all this healthy turnover, retinol can treat and prevent everything from stubborn cystic acne and eczema to sun-induced wrinkles and dark spots.
What skin types is it suitable for?
Some retinoids are harsher than others. Pure retinoic acid applied directly to the skin, for example, can cause irritation. If you've got sensitive skin, retinol is a milder—yet equally effective—alternative. “By using pure retinol you reduce the instances of irritation while still getting the benefits of retinoic acid,” explains Dr. Linder. Finding a formula that straddles the gentle vs. effective divide is key: For Wellaholic, we have adjusted the concentration in our Flawless Face Serum to a gentler Retinyl Palmitate - which is more gentle on the skin with less side effects. This allows the serum to be applied on a daily basis, just before you sleep.
Our Flawless Face Serum is also included in Wellaholic's Elight Facial Collagen Boost DELUXE and PRESTIGE plans.
Can one retinol product do double-duty against acne and wrinkles?
“Regardless of the reason for using a retinoid, all of the benefits will be apparent,” says Linder. You may reap some of the wrinkle-fighting benefits from a product designed to treat acne, and vice-versa. But take note: You may not see equal improvement on both counts. “These medications are often only marketed and approved to treat certain conditions, so the use for other conditions would be considered ‘off label,’” says Dr. Linder. (But it’s sure nice to know that regular use of a retinoid acne cream—like the aforementioned Differin—could help stave off a premature wrinkle or two.)
[Adapted from Birchbox.com]
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Best facial for a youthful boost
Say goodbye to fine lines, enlarged pores and blotchy skin with Wellaholic’s Elight Facial Collagen Boost treatment, a three-in-one procedure that combines radio waves, light waves and an epidermis cooling treatment to remove the effects of photo-aging. Skip the queues by utilising their online reservation system and snag their affordably-priced unlimited packages, available for one, three, six or 12 months. Trust us, it’ll be worth it!