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Sunless Tan Lotions: Realizing The Dangers Of Sunbeds


The case for using sunless tan lotions instead of exposing yourself to dangerous Ultra Violet rays continues to strengthen.

Women who visit a tanning salon at least once a month are 55 percent more likely to develop skin melanoma, so quotes Ally Dukkers writing on the California State University, Chico website ‘The Orion.’ She also relates how the American Academy of Opthalmology reports how the use of sunbeds can damage your eyes.

Ally freely admits to having had an obsession with tanning beds and an addiction with ‘turning a shade darker.’ Now she is a mother the life-threatening activities she used to indulge in are no longer attractive.

Read the whole fascinating article on The Orion website.

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All Natural Makeup: The Trend Towards The Natural Look

A small but increasing number of celebrities are beginning to appear without any makeup on at all. A significant number of women in day-to-day life are also opting for the natural look.

For some the reason is their skin reacts to traditional makeup, for others they simply prefer it that way but a significant number are now becoming aware of what they put on their face. They are living the maxim ‘you are what you eat,’ by applying it to cosmetics: ‘You are what you put on your skin.’

The truth is we need to be as careful about nutrition for our skin as much as for the rest of our bodies. Traditional commercial makeup can contain chemicals, which actually damage the skin.

To be fair many woman do look beautiful with no makeup at all. However, all natural makeup is now available to help create a beautiful healthy skin. In this way, perfect skin can be achieved through a healthy diet (and nutritional health supplements) and by using cosmetics that benefit the skin.

Indeed the best makeup application is one that looks like no makeup has been applied at all – the natural look. Good cosmetics, with natural ingredients, will subtly enhance your look without appearing artificial.

Try the range of all natural makeup and nutritional health supplements at to improve the look and feel of your skin.

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 3: All Natural Makeup Mascara

Another gem of wisdom from makeup artist to the stars,Tally Bookbinder.

When applying mascara, always have an old but clean mascara brush to hand. When you have applied the mascara, run the old brush up the eyelashes to remove any excess and prevent clogging.

Oh, and remember to brush from the roots upwards for best effect and only dip the brush in the mascara bottle once; to pump it in and out will encourage unfriendly bacteria. Your eyes are pretty sensitive as well as pretty!

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More Reasons To Use Sunless Tan Lotions


Following the previous post on skin cancer, two items of news have helped the case for sunless tan lotions.

The first is, following recent worrying statistics and some accidents, the introduction of legislation by the English parliament which makes it an offence for any person under the age of 18 to use a sunbed in England and Wales. This is already the case in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Also required by law is the supervision of all people using sunbeds.

Read more on this story here.


At the same time, the good people at Proto-col health and beauty have produced some great offers on their sunless tan lotions and related products.

For example, if you buy two cans of the Golden Glow tanning mist, you will get a free tube of tan extender lotion. Or, if you are preparing your tan for the summer, for only £29.95 you can buy the Ultimate Tan bag containing a selection of tanning products, including a tan mitt to apply tanning lotion.

(Sadly this promotion is no longer available but there are some excellent offers available online)

Beautiful Suntanned Girl In White Outfit


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Worrying Skin Cancer Figures Prove The Case For Sunless Tan Lotions

A Group Of People Sunbathing


A press release from the British charity Cancer Research UK has shown the incidences of skin cancer continuing to rise.

Their figures show that two young people under 35 in Britain are diagnosed with melanoma every day. This equates to 5.9 people per 100 000 and 900 in total during 2008.

This is compared with 290 young people suffering the condition thirty years ago and 1.8 per 100 000.

Over all age groups the increase is 8.5%.

The cause of course is too much exposure to the sun. Sunbeds are not helpful either: Cancer Research UK have found that use of a sunbed by people under 35 can increase the chances of melanoma by 75%.

To read the full press release, click here.

So what can be done? There is still a demand for a tanned body so the answer must be to use one of the many sunless tan lotions available. These have had significant improvements in quality and effectiveness in recent years.

And cover up in the sun of course.


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Spring Means Thinking About Your Tan


Beautiful Tanned Girl In Summer Dress Posing On Her Front

Spring is here! The northern hemisphere is at last finding the warmer weather.

Many people are now thinking about holidays or at least about wearing less clothing and so showing more skin. As a result, how the skin looks is more of a consideration – particularly the colour of the skin.

One option of course is to spend time lying on a sunbed and yet there are worries about the safety of this practice (see this previous article).

These days sunless tan lotions are much more effective so should at least be considered.

There are ways to apply the sunless tan lotions to get the best effect however. A great article giving tips for fake tanning is to be found on the Women In Spain website and is well worth a read.

Don’t forget to look after your skin as well as improve the colour!


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Homemade Exfoliator Recipes

Gorgeous Oriental Girl Looking Back

Apart from eating foods good for skin, an alternative to encourage healthy skin is to make use of homemade recipes for exfoliation. An exfoliant is something that brings down the amount of dead cell accumulation on the skin. Whatever may be your skin condition; regular exfoliation will brighten the complexion, soften and smooth the skin, thereby reducing breakout activity. Here are some useful homemade Exfoliator Recipes.

Oily Skin Homemade Exfoliator

Mix lime juice with two bengal gram flour tablespoons and two pinches of salt. Prepare a chunky paste for exfoliation.

Dry Skin Homemade Exfoliator

Mix full cream milk with two bengal gram flour tablespoons and one teaspoon of honey to form a paste.

Salt-based Homemade Exfoliator

While salt is not among the foods good for skin when taken internally, it can actually help in exfoliation. You can rub salt on your wet skin, while you are in the shower. Wait some time (few minutes), rub the skin and wash away the salt. But, you should use a moisturizer on the skin, as this exfoliator can have drying effects.

Baking-Soda Exfoliator

To do this, you need one tablespoon of baking soda and water. Take a basin and put the baking soda in. Add water and prepare a thin paste. Apply the paste on the face and softly rub to exfoliate the dead cells. Leave the mix there for ten minutes. Wash your face with warm water and use a good moisturizer.

Whitening Exfoliation

For natural skin care, you can use the whitening form of exfoliation. You will need three tablespoons granulated sugar, half of the white of an egg and three lemon drops. Mix up all the ingredients and softly massage the face and neck for around five minutes. Then clean nicely with water.

Soft Scrub

For this one you will require three tablespoons honey and three tablespoons cornmeal. Blend the ingredients; rub in for five minutes and wash it off with cool water.

Sugar and Baby Oil Exfoliator

Combining sugar along with baby oil also makes a wonderful homemade exfoliator for skin care. The baby oil goes deep into the skin and moisturizers it, whereas the sugar helps in removing dead skin cells.

After you exfoliate

After finishing the exfoliation, it is important to use a toner that will take away any residues and help seal the skin, so as to make it tougher. Enjoy your exfoliation.

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Health And Beauty Tip Number 1


Makeup Brushes and Wine Glass


A tip from makeup professional Tally Bookbinder as given at the Proto-col National Conference In February 2011:

Always wash new brushes before using them to apply your all natural makeup. This ensures there are no loose bristles to spoil the look.


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Hyaluronic Acid And How It Can Help Us

Stunning Oriental Girl With Lovely Eyes

You may be the same as me and have never heard of hyaluronic acid, which is a pity as it is quite a useful substance in terms of skincare.

This substance is key in moisturizing the skin as it can hold a thousand times its own weight in water. This is significant as it carries the water around the body to where it is needed. It works with elastin and most particularly collagen to provide benefits in many parts of the body, particularly in hydrating the skin and repairing cartilage. It also helps in repairing scar tissue so has benefits to new mothers and sufferers of acne. Other benefits include faster repairing wounds and relief from arthritis (as it helps lubricate joints.)

Collagen molecules provide the structure into which hyaluronic acid locks moisture.

Hyaluronic acid is one of the substances that deteriorate with age; we lose significant amounts from the age of eighteen and, combined with the loss of collagen, leads to lines and wrinkles later in life.

It hardly seems surprising that this substance is affected by ultra violet light when you consider excess sunlight leads to premature aging and wrinkles. This process has been linked to skin cancer too.

The body is unable to produce sufficient hyaluronic acid in later years so one of the more useful healthy skin tips you could receive would be to find a way to reintroduce this acid into the body. Previously the only method was to inject affected areas with doses (and this is presently the only way yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration) but of course this involves potential problems such as skin bruising and indeed the fear of injections.

In February the Proto-col company in the United Kingdom introduced it’s Skin Plus capsules, which combine collagen and hyaluronic acid in one easy to take dose. Just for good measure, each natural diet supplement capsule includes a range of useful vitamins too. Proto-col believe this new product represents a significant step forward in skincare.

To find out more about Proto-col’s new Skin Plus natural diet supplement, please come over to .

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The February 2011 Proto-col National Conference

Product Display At Protocol Business Conference

On Sunday 6 February 2011, the Proto-col health and beauty company held it’s twice a year national conference and everyone from the company and a good representation of the consultants attended. Also there were some fascinating guest speakers.

The even was held at the Stareton Hall on the Royal Showground near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, in the UK.

Snacks and beverages were available as were a range of product displays, staffed by knowledgeable staff and distributors ready to answer any questions asked. Proto-col staff ran an efficient product purchase system with a discount available for items bought at the event.

The introduction to the day was by National Trainer Dave Butler, followed by a quick welcome from Managing Director James Greenwell.

The first speaker was celebrity makeup expert Tally Bookbinder who did a demonstration of the Proto-col all natural makeup using as a model Louise Helyer. Apart from helping at the event and being a very professional model, Louise is also representing Great Britain in the Modern Pentathlon: just one of the athletes supporting the conference.

Tally shared her opinions of the all natural makeup produced by Proto-col as well as hints and tips on application and the features of the products. Having recently worked on the television show ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid,’ Tally was particularly interesting on the abuse teenagers and young women generally give their skin and how the all natural makeup from Proto-col is a better choice.

James Greenwell Talking At Protocol Business Conference

Next James Greenwell introduced nutrition expert Professor Greg Whyte who produced his usual blend of entertainment and fascinating insights into the world of sports nutrition. Of course Professor Whyte’s information was related to the nutritional health supplements supplied by Proto-col and this and other knowledge from the day will appear in future posts on

Particularly of interest was Professor Whyte’s explanation of the problems experienced by athletes: this was particularly well illustrated by a video of triathletes losing the use of their limbs as a result of poor nutritional preparation. Equally interesting was the understanding that sports nutrition can be relevant in everyday situations, including the struggle some people have simply to get up stairs.

James Greenwell returned to introduce three new products, Skin Plus, Calcium Complex and L-Carnitine, which will also appear on the pages of this website shortly. During his launch of these nutritional health supplements, James provided the audience with further fascinating insights into the working of the human body.

Following a short break, James returned to explain some administrative changes, including improvements to the sales websites (such as and monthly meetings. He also announced Proto-col nutritional health supplements are now available in a Harley Street health centre.

At the event those attending had brought along children’s books in response to an appeal from James to provide them for the children of St Lucia following damage to the island’s schools in a recent hurricane. James explained how the idea had come about and the success of the programme so far (if you would like to find out more about the Proto-col St Lucia appeal, you can visit the company’s Facebook page).

James then introduced motivational speaker Andy T. Hansen. Andy gave an entertaining but hard-hitting talk explaining how the present financial problems within the economy represented a great opportunity for the company and how we could set goals to achieve what we want.

Dave Butler returned to the stage to introduce a group of exciting incentives for consultants during 2011: these range from vouchers to a theatre break and a holiday to Barcelona. Dave then went on to give tips to the audience as the best ways to expand their individual businesses.

Everyone left the event better informed as to the immediate future of the company and a useful goody-bag laden with CDs, DVDs, new product information, details of the new incentives and other useful items. Many of us also left with a bag of products purchased at the event and a new confidence in both the products and the Proto-col company.

The next such conference is on Sunday 25 September, although there are also monthly meetings held around the country. If you would like to attend any of these events, please use the contact form on this page. Further details can be found on the ‘Events’ tab on .

Andy T Hansen Talking At Protocol Business Conference

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