Report for a beauty inspection, please!

Some people care better for their furniture or their car than for their skin. Often we don’t notice it until it plays up and feels tense, itchy or burning. The skin is our outer shield that keeps it all together. We can’t change our skin. Therefore we should treat it well.

The hands

Our hands are always in action. They are constantly exposed to the sun and the elements, and as a result, they develop pigment spots and wrinkles. Cold and wind can dry out the skin and lead to chapped hands.

Therefore, pack a tube of hand cream in your ‘hand’-bag as a matter of prudence. For a more intensive conditioning treatment, use a nourishing cream with urea. Apply generously to your hands and protect with cotton gloves. Ideally, leave on overnight. Or book a paraffin bath with your next manicure (also available with a pedicure).

The arms

Moving upwards from the hands: It doesn’t matter so much on cold days, but as soon as the T-Shirt season starts again, neglected arms become noticeable. If they are rough, flabby and pimply, they are not an attractive sight. That’s why we should ensure sufficient circulation during the jumper season. Regular massages with a sisal glove and a body peeling do miracles. Don’t forget to apply moisturiser afterwards. For extremely dry skin, massage Argan oil into the still moist skin.

Here is a home remedy for hard and dark elbows: Cut a lemon in half, lightly squeeze out the halves, and press your elbows into them. The fruit acid dissolves hardened dead skin cells and brightens skin. Free weights and good old push-ups firm upper arms. If classic push-ups are too hard, try standing in front of a wall, resting your hands against the wall at shoulder height, and do ‘push-ups’ against the wall.

The back

Our back is rarely included in our care program. It’s usually quite undemanding, as it’s covered with plenty of sebaceous glands so that the skin stays supple.

A massage brush with a long handle, or a massage belt, can help remove pimples and dead skin cells. If you suffer from permanent pimples or acne, you should consult your doctor.

The bum

Our bum is often equally neglected. Because we sit on it for the largest part of our life, it deserves special care. The right exercises help: squats, lunges, or lifting both legs alternatingly on all fours at a 90-degree angle. If you want a more targeted treatment, visit a HYPOXI studio. The alternating high pressure and vacuum increase circulation in the buttocks, firms the connective tissue and stimulates lymph flow.

The legs

Let’s get to the legs. For many women, cellulite has made itself right at home here. This is because women have more fat deposits than men, and store water more readily. Also, the female connective tissue is weaker, and unfortunately not only at the belly, where it makes sense for pregnancy but everywhere.

Whereas many anti-cellulite products are rather disappointing, the HYPOXI combination training offers the right solution for the unsightly orange-peel skin. While you lie down and relax for 20 minutes, the HD PressureSuit stimulates the skin at the problem areas, activates the lymphatic system and regenerates the connective tissue, followed by a 30-minute session with the HYPOXI-Trainer (without breaking into a sweat). Interested? Find here your local HYPOXI-Studio and get started now!

The feet

If you want to be not only light on your feet, but also walk on beautiful and smooth feet, you need to care for them regularly. This includes regular pedicures, removal of calluses with pumice, and a daily foot massage with foot cream, especially at the heels. And don’t forget your feet on your next whole body peeling!

The décolleté

Last but not least there is the décolleté. Its subcutaneous fatty tissue is very thin, and the skin is prone to creases and needs to be protected from the sun even more than other parts of the body. This is often the first place to show the harmful effects of UV rays.



The skin partakes in the food you eat!

The stronger the underlying layers, the smoother the skin. Regular muscle training is a good start – together with a balanced diet. The following nutrients are particularly beneficial for skin and hair:

Vitamin C – promotes the circulation of fluids within tissues and strengthens the connective tissue. It is contained in fresh fruit and vegetables, for example, citrus fruit and redcurrants.

Vitamin E – assists the skin with moisture retention and cell renewal. Excellent sources are nuts, grains, seed oils and leafy green vegetables.

Zinc – supports the keratin structure of hair, and is important for the renewal of skin and nails. The mineral is found in beef, lentils, peas, whole grains and corn.

Iron – carries oxygen to the skin and maintains its natural pH-balance. Liver, tuna, white beans, apricots, chanterelles and wheat germ are high in iron.