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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Three Ingenious Ways to Keep Your Body Hydrated

15th June 2018
Three Ingenious Ways to Keep Your Body Hydrated

 Want that beautiful, glowing skin back that you had in Summer? We may not be able to help you with the sunkissed part, but we can absolutely tell you that keeping skin hydrated is just as important in Winter, and hydrated skin, is happy skin. Here’s our top three tips for making sure you’re treating yourself right fluid wise.

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Winter treatments - Source Marine Facial and Cold Cream Marine Facial

14th June 2018
Winter treatments - Source Marine Facial and Cold Cream Marine Facial

 As the new season sends a chilly bite through the air, your skin can really suffer the consequences. So what better time to treat yourself to a facial that will reverse ageing, and prevent further damage that those cold Winter days can cause. Total Body Concept offers specialised skin and body treatments to do just that, and both their Cold Marine Facial and Source Marine Facial are an exquisite use of globally recognised Thalgo’s products.

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Signs your skin is dehydrated

13th June 2018
Signs your skin is dehydrated

Whether you have naturally dry or oily skin, chances are that these Winter days could have dried you out more than you expected and your skin is actually suffering from dehydration. Oily skin types will find it hard to believe, but skin will produce more oil to try and self correct it’s hankering for more moisture, while dry types will see an exacerbation of their usual flaky or sensitive skin. The answer in both cases is to hydrate! Both inside and out, Winter is an excellent time to stock up on a healthy diet and plenty of fluids and really look after yourself with cosy days, early bedtimes and wholesome meals.

 

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Your guide to combating dehydrated skin

12th June 2018
Your guide to combating dehydrated skin

There’s a difference between dry and dehydrated skin, although both can have negative impacts on your skin, where dry skin can become tight and itchy, while dehydrated skin can suddenly act up for what seems like no good reason.To test if you’re dehydrated, simply pinch the skin on the back of your hand and see how quickly it bounces back to normal. Any more than two seconds to return to normal, and you know it’s time to get some more fluids in!

 

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We dared TBC owner Debbie McGregor to go make up free for 1 week. Here's what happened…

29th May 2018
We dared TBC owner Debbie McGregor to go make up free for 1 week. Here's what happened…

I was pleasantly surprised that my makeup free May was so easy. I credit that to my IPL, Laser Genesis treatments alongside Ultraceutucals & Thalgo skin treatments that I have on a monthly basis. My skin is relatively blemish free as I have removed the sun and capillary damage. I use my home care product religiously. Every morning and night without fail, no matter what time I end up going to bed I never skip this part of my daily routine. I think it has paid off as I have been told by many people that they can’t tell if I am not wearing makeup.

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How to look good without makeup - tips from our therapists

29th May 2018
How to look good without makeup - tips from our therapists

There’s no denying we love dressing up, looking glam and wearing beautiful makeup, but now and again it pays to give your skin a rest and return to our au naturale roots. This month our therapists took the challenge to go makeup free, and here they share their beauty tips for clean, clear skin that won’t need dressing up.

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Foods that are high in antioxidants

15th May 2018
Foods that are high in antioxidants

We may have all heard the term antioxidant before, but do we really know what it means, and specifically, what it means for our skin? Every single one of us have antioxidants in our system, some which are made by the body itself, and some which are ingested in our diet from foods that double as anti-inflammatory products too. Sources of antioxidants in your diet offer much-needed help in counteracting the damage done by things like sun exposure, a poor diet, smoking, taking medications, even high amounts of stress and other natural factors that increase the risk of age-related problems. So to help you get more antioxidant action in your life, we’ve made a list of the five easy places to find it.

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Your skin detoxing guide

13th May 2018
Your skin detoxing guide

We’re right to be careful about what we put in our bodies, but it pays to remember to be kind to our skin when we put products on there too. An incredibly absorbent organ, our skin needs to be treated carefully, meaning all that small print on the back of your products should be read and understood! Here’s our tips for what to include, and what to avoid.

 

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Why you should try: Ultra Skin Needling

9th May 2018
Why you should try: Ultra Skin Needling

It may sound a little unusual, but don’t be scared to try Ultra Skin Needling which can really accelerate the skin’s own regeneration of collagen and elastin through a natural healing process. Designed to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and give a plump and firm overall more youthful and glowing appearance, Ultra Skin Needling quickly becomes a favourite treatment for those who try it.

 

 

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Why your skin needs probiotics (especially in winter)

18th April 2018
Why your skin needs probiotics (especially in winter)

Believe it or not, we really are what we eat, and if it’s clear, radiant skin you’re after then start by looking after your gut health. No amount of moisturisers, oils or cleansers will get you glowing skin until you’re healthy on the inside first, and as winter kicks in it’s more important than ever we keep a wholesome diet. The trick is getting a good balance between the good and bad bacteria in the body, where the good bacteria (the probiotics) are responsible for creating a barrier to reduce inflammation which can be the cause of some skin conditions.

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