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How Bad Are Your Favourite Alcoholic Drinks For Your Skin?   

13 Apr 2018

How Bad Are Your Favourite Alcoholic Drinks For Your Skin?

 With sunny days just around the corner (next week hopefully!), it's inevitable that most of us will be heading to our favourite beer gardens and rooftop bars to enjoy a few cheeky drinks in the sun. Sure, we know alcohol is bad for us but it provides such a lovely summer pastime - something about those rays just makes us yearn for cocktails. So, if you're concerned about your skin, let us fill you in on which drinks are the worst for your skin, and which aren't so bad, so you can at least make an informed decision. 

You can also check out our previous blog post on which drinks have the most calories.

Tequila

tequila

Due to it's lower sugar content compared to other drinks, our lovely little 3am treats are less likely to cause a breakout. It's also less likely to leave you with a hangover compared to darker spirits like rum or whisky. Skip the salt for best results. Margaritas all round, please!

 Beer

beer

On the one hand, beer has a relatively high salt content, which is not great for your skin. On the other hand, it contains antioxidants and even has anti-ageing benefits. It can also be less dehydrating than other drinks as it has a lower alcohol content and tends to be drunk slower - good for the skin AND the hangover. 

Gin and Vodka

Gin and vodka are low in both salt and sugar, meaning that they are not as bad for your skin as other drinks. They also produce less of a hangover! HOWEVER if you mix your spirit with sugary soft drinks all night (including in cocktails) the effects on your skin will be considerably worse. For best results, mix with water, soda water or diet soft drinks. 

 White Wine

white wine

Winos look away now - you will not like what you're about to read! Unfortunately your favourite glass of savvy b is high in sugar, causing cell damage and skin ageing. There are no benefits for your skin, just damage (sad face). 

Mojito

We hate to say it, but this delicious classic cocktail is loaded with sugar. Long term this leads to increased wrinkles and acne. But if you can't give up this tasty, rum-based treat, you could always ask the bartender to make it with half as much sugar as usual...

 Red Wine

red wine

Unfortunately our favourite winter tipple is just about the worst drink for your skin. Maybe we can justify it by remembering all the health benefits of red wine...

Is your skin in need of being rescued? Check out our full range of facials, many of which offer instant results for various skin concerns. All facials can be purchased online as a voucher and redeemed in branch.

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Pampering Facials With Instant Results @ Bliss   

15 Dec 2017

Pampering Facials With Instant Results @ Bliss

 Looking for a facial which is relaxing whilst also giving incredible results for your skin? Look no further! Leading brand, Environ, is a firm favourite here at Bliss due to their amazing facials which instantly leave skin improve skin. Check out the full range of Environ facials here to find the one which suits your specific skin needs. Our newest festive beauty deal allows you to pair a 1 hour Environ facial with gel nails or a relaxing back massage for a perfect pampering package at just £69!

Pampering facials with instant results go beyond one brand - at Bliss we have a facial for everyone, whatever your skin goals are. See our full range here and combat the drying effects of winter on your skin.

Don't forget, Bliss Spa will be open 9am-5pm Christmas Eve to cater to your festive beauty needs, and Bliss Baby will be open 9am-3pm for sunbeds and bookings, plus New Years Eve for tanning only. Book your appointment now as these dates will fill up fast!

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Mad Bank Holiday + September Offers at Bliss!   

26 Aug 2016

Mad Bank Holiday + September Offers at Bliss

Bank holiday wouldn't be bank holiday without some sparkling offers to celebrate and get you looking your best for the long weekend. Enjoy these fab deals all weekend and throughout September!

Book Super Hair Removal for two areas and choose a third FREE area!  Book a free consultation today and see how SHR is the affordable, pain free way to smooth hair free skin!

Overcome your skin imperfections and experience ultimate Bliss - buy 4 branded facials and get a 5th free with a free back massage! View the full range here.

Maintain your summer glow with a FREE SPRAY TAN with any treatment £40 or over! Keep for yourself or give to a friend. Limited to one per customer per week.

Don't delay - book your bank holiday beauty appointment now!

Call your nearest salon to book your appointment now!

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Anti-ageing at Bliss   

22 Aug 2016

Anti-ageing at Bliss

 Here at Bliss we are dedicated to helping making sure YOU look and feel your very best whatever your age. If ageing skin is getting you down, read on to see how Bliss can help you to look and feel renewed ...

Environ Collagen Stimulation Therapy - Environ are a favourite brand with us for expert treatments that deliver amazing results. This cutting edge treatment is celebrated by the world’s media for its outstanding results in harnessing your body’s natural powers of healing and gently tightening the skin. It’s especially effective for addressing the visible signs of ageing as well as sun damage, slackened skin, stretch marks, uneven skin tone and dilated blood capillaries. CST can be performed on all areas of the face and body and suits all skin types. A noticeable difference will be seen after just one treatment. To achieve maximum results, Bliss recommends a course of treatments.

Purchase one 60 minute treatment for £199, or  course of three for £459 including aftercare.

 

Bliss Face and Body Microdermabrasion - Choose microdermabrasion for instantly brighter, glowing, radiant skin, performed by Bliss skin experts. This treatment stimulates cellular renewal and improves stretch marks to leave your skin looking and feeling fabulous. One treatment costs £55, or get a course of three for £149 plus a free brow shape.

 

 Environ Intensive Hydra-Boost Treatment - Specially designed for 30+ skin. This super intensive treatment deeply hydrates, plumps and firms the skin, whilst banishing fine lines and delivering gorgeous, glowing skin in one treatment alone. Complimentary brow shape included.

Purchase a 60 minute treatment for £79.

 

Bliss oxygen Facial Treatments - A non-invasive lifting & contouring treatment that will become a firm favourite of yours. This revolutionary, needle-free alternative to Botox targets anti-ageing concerns - reducing fine lines and wrinkles, leaves skin smooth & tighter. And, it's totally pain free. Prices start from £45.

 

 Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Facial Lift - Elemis are another favourite brand at Bliss. A beautiful anti-wrinkle facial with proven results... Clinically proven to reduce the number of wrinkles by up to 94% and improve skin firmness by up to 57% after just 1 treatment. Specialised lifting massage, combined with proven marine extract, padina pavonica, helps re-energise cell communication and to purely rejuvenate all skins.

Can be purchased a singular treatment for £60, or a course of 4 for £199.

 

 This is just a selection of the anti-ageing solutions offered at Bliss - view our full range of facials here!

Call your nearest salon to book your appointment now!

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Review: Environ Facial   

07 Dec 2015

Review: Environ Facial

 

I'd never had a facial before, but I felt that my skin wasn't looking its best and needed brightening up. Beverley, Bliss director, was very helpful in helping me to choose which facial to treat myself to. She asked if I wanted a relaxing facial, or if I wanted results. I told her that I wanted results so she recommended the Environ facial. My therapist also stressed that, whilst elements of the facial may feel relaxing, customers shouldn't expect a relaxing treatment, and that other facials would be better suited to those looking for a relaxing experience. 

 

On arriving at Bliss spa, I was greeted by the friendly staff who work there, and offered a drink. I was then taken to one of the treatment rooms which has a lovely relaxing atmosphere. My therapist was very friendly and told me what she was doing every step of the way. This facial forces vitamins and moisture to go deeper into the skin. My skin was first cleansed and exfoliated, which was relaxing and enjoyable. Vitamin treatment gels containing antioxidants were also applied. A probe containing sound waves and small electrical pulses was then used to activate the gels. This felt a little strange but not uncomfortable, and I could hear white noise. 

A thick mask was then applied to my entire face, even my eyes and mouth, leaving just my nostrils. However, the therapist asked if it was ok to cover my mouth and eyes beforehand. The mask felt refreshing and cooling. Another pulsed electric current was applied over the mask, which felt tingly, almost itchy.

 

This was left on for 10 minutes. The purpose of the mask and current was to drive the gels into my skin, rather than wipe them off, making them much more effective. When the mask was peeled off, the facial ended with the application of an Environ moisturiser. 

I was told not to wear make up for 24 hours, to avoid undoing the effects of the treatment. My skin was quite pink afterwards, so I wouldn't recommend having this treatment on the day of a night out. However, once the pinkness calmed down the results were easily visible. The facial s designed to target dermatological complaints such as scarring, sun damage, pigmentation and acne. I don't personally suffer from any of these complaints, however I noticed that the few stubborn spots I'd had for a few days cleared up quickly following the facial. My skin also looked noticeably healthier and felt soft. Therefore, I would definitely recommend this treatment to anyone with skin complaints but also to anyone who just wants to give their skin a boost.

Read more about Environ treatments at Bliss here.

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Environ Skin Care and Facials - Leeds Beauty   

28 Aug 2014

 

Environ isn't your typical high street facial brand, Environ is all about giving you back the vitamin A and C that comes out of our skin because of all the anti oxidants out there. When you are just out and about damage is being done to your skin just from the environment we live in! Depending on your particular lifestyle, drinking alcohol, working in an office with air conditioning or simply walking the dog - everything has an effect on the rate your skin ages.

 

 
Environ helps protect against the effects of aging, reducing pigmentation and also acne scaring. The main benefits of Environ when compared to other facials is it uses a sound that acts as an earthquake meaning that it's breaking down the skin molecules in the lower levels of your skin as the treatment progresses, additionally a current acts like lighting penetrating deep into your skin - this means that an Environ treatment works deeper and more effectively than other products used on problematic areas which we just can't see.

 

I love working with Environ because you can see results with every treatment I perform, clients I have that are high up on the Environ product ladder are still seeing results and there is always something we can add to that facial routine that can make there skin even 10 times better.


I would recommend everybody to have this treatment as it would benefit all skin types and is a pleasure to see the confidence build on a client when they see the results which can often be seen after the very first treatment.

If you are in Leeds and looking for Environ Skincare Treatments - why not pop into your local Bliss Beauty Salon

 

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