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Eating Right Makes Aging Easier – Top Three Tips

There is plenty of ‘get slim fast’ advertising and there are a lot of people pushing rapid dieting tips for a better body, but we know that many of the offerings are short-term fixes. Investing some effort into eating and living more healthily now means that the results are more likely to stick long-term.

It’s true that what you eat can affect the way your body ages and the science behind how food affects different parts of us is becoming more sophisticated, with evidence of how different foods can help to support the:

Cardiovascular system

Muscles and joints

Brain

Cardiovascular Disease and Food

Many millions of people over 60 suffer with cardiovascular disease.  There are many conditions that sit under the umbrella of ‘disease’ and some are caused by genetics, but others are the result of poor lifestyle choices.

For the latter, choosing a Mediterranean style diet rich in nuts, grains, fresh fruit, vegetables and olive oil and having very little red meat can slow the advance of the conditions that cause heart disease.

The primary underlying causes of heart disease are:

  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity

All of these are symptoms which poor eating habits will exacerbate, so making the right food choices can have a huge impact on health and quality of life.

Reducing the Severity of Arthritis

The general term ‘arthritis’ includes classifications such as rheumatoid, osteo and gout, but all types of arthritis have at their core the severely painful swelling of joints, sometimes to a debilitating extent.

Osteoarthritis is one of the more common suffered by the elderly.

Ginger, citrus fruit, spinach and kale and garlic have all been indicated as beneficial for sufferers or arthritis, while the natural anti-inflammatory in cherries can reduce the severity of attacks, thus reducing the level of medicinal pain relief needed.

Reducing refined sugar consumption and keeping hydration levels up can also help to reduce the likelihood of an attack and reduce the severity of swelling should one occur.

Brain Function

Healthy fat consumption can help with brain function with olive oil, coconut oil, oily fish (sardines, mackerel, salmon) and avocado all having properties that benefit the brain.

Dietary Changes

Changing the way we eat is a big step.  We have to re-think our shopping habits and even the way we cook in order to make any drastic dietary changes, but maybe the investment of effort is worth the potential long-term returns that a healthier old age can bring.

It would certainly reduce the strain on medical services.

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Cold Sores – Causes and Treatment

For many of us, cold sores are unavoidable. Unfortunately it’s difficult to avoid exposure to the herpes simplex virus as children (herpes simplex type 1 or 2 is the cause of cold sores) and there is no remedy once it’s in your system.

Cold sores are triggered by a variety of root factors, so at least we can take action to minimise the potential for an outbreak.

  1. Stress

Although it’s impossible to avoid some stress, many of us sometimes stress out about things that are not that important except because of timing. See the little upsets as they really are and try to shrug them off, because they really don’t matter all that much in the scheme of things.

  1. Being Run Down

Not by a car, although you should avoid that if you can. We all have times when our energy is lower and it’s often because we haven’t taken the time to look after ourselves properly. Drink more water instead of sugary drinks (you’ll be surprised at how much sugar is in that ‘healthy’ fruit drink you have every morning) and eat proper meals instead of merging the day into one long snack session. Get enough sleep and, if you have a tendency to avoid it, do just a little more exercise.

Being run down also counts when your system is depleted because of a cold or flu.

  1. Too Much Sunshine

Not much chance of that, you might be thinking. When (if) the sun does come out you need to keep up your protection against UV rays. Don’t forget to re-apply regularly.

When the Worst Happens

An active cold sore means that you can transfer the virus to anyone, so keep your hands off your cold sore and keep them off other people’s eating and drinking stuff and make sure they don’t use yours.

Wash your hands regularly, because when a cold sore is itchy you may touch it without realising

Don’t try to cover it up with concealer, because that will make it worse.

Treatment

You need to apply a treatment that will keep the cold sore moist while reducing the irritation and there are a number of over-the-counter remedies.

If they don’t work you need to visit your GP to access antiviral medication.

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TOP 5 TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE PARTY SEASON

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (and probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me at victoria@kiy-oshi.com

TOP 5 TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE PARTY SEASON

The party season is officially approaching, although it seems like only a week ago since I had my summer holidays. If you’re busy with work and preparing for Christmas with your family and friends here are my top tips to help you make the most of the party season.

(1) Feeling your best 

The most important thing is to start with how you feel and, let’s be honest, there’s a very busy time ahead.

If you’re feeling frazzled, don’t forget to take out at least a little time doing something just for you. I go to a weekly yoga class and, although I often feel like cancelling it, I always force myself to go and I always feel so much better at the end of the class.

(2) Preparation is the key

I firmly believe that it’s never too early to plan for anything – whether it’s at work or play.

So if you want to make sure that your eyebrows and eyelashes are thicker and fuller for party season now is a great time to stock up on your

  • Kiy-oshi eyebrow serum and
  • Kiy-oshi eyelash serum

As you’ll see from our results page, using the serums as directed once every night for at least 6 weeks can produce great results. To help your budget we also have a 20% discount offer!

Now is also the time to start your winter skincare regime, so don’t forget the moisturiser.

(3) Outfits at the ready – choose the right clothes for you

When I was younger I admit that I slavishly followed every fashion trend available! I would choose clothes which were not right for my body shape and styles that were just so uncomfortable.

Now I’m not suggesting that we ignore fashion, but spend a little time so that you find a couple of “go-to” party outfits. By that I mean outfits that make you feel great as soon as you put them on.

Top tip: Try to choose clothes that you can machine wash so that you can avoid the time and cost of dry cleaning.

(4) Hair Style  

Now is a great time to experiment with a couple of styles. You want hair that

  • looks good and
  • doesn’t take too long to do (you don’t want to be late for that party!) and
  • will keep looking good through the evening with minimum fuss

Why not make an appointment with your hairdresser for a quick chat about it now, before it gets too busy.

(5) Enjoy it – but not too much

Party season brings lots of events, food and drink. Of course we’re all going to overindulge a little but remember

  • The pounds you pile on if you overdo it will be the ones you’ll need to lose in January!
  • There’s a fine line between being a little merry (very good!) and so drunk that you end up doing something you regret in front of your boss and colleagues (very bad!).

Have a great party season!

If you need any more tips, please email me victoria@kiy-oshi.com

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TIPS TO COPE WITH THE MENOPAUSE –HAIR LOSS

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (and probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me at victoria@kiy-oshi.com

TIPS TO COPE WITH THE MENOPAUSE –HAIR LOSS

I have a friend who is currently going through the menopause and whilst she was prepared for the gradual stopping of her periods there are other aspects to the menopause she didn’t anticipate. My friend describes these as the “sneaky symptoms” and one of them is hair loss.

Hair growth depends on bothoestrogen and testosterone hormones and, during the menopause,theoestrogenlevels drop whilst testosterone levels increase. This combination causes hair loss all over the body. Added to this, the stress of the menopause (frequently adifficult and emotional time) will help to exacerbate any hormonal hair loss which you are experiencing.

I do get a lot of queries from ladies asking for help with the menopause and they often share their tips with me so I thought I would pull the top 5 together to share with you.

(1) Taking HRT

Of course taking HRT is a personal choice based on recommendations from your doctor but unfortunately some ladies have reported an increase in hair loss, so bear this in mind so that you can make an informed decision about taking HRT.

If you are on a HRT programme and are experiencing hair loss, switching HRT can also apparently help with hair loss too, so do talk to your doctor about it.

(2) Diet

Everybody should always aim to eat a well balanced diet but the menopause is a great time to overhaul your diet and really make your food work! Foods which help hair growth include:

– Protein (like meat and eggs)

– Iron rich foods

– Vitamin C (citrus fruits) which helps your body to absorb iron

Remember that factors like the decline in Oestrogen also means there is a tendency to gain weight even if eating habits haven’t changed.

(3) Exercise

Exercise is even more important during the menopause. There are obviousphysical benefits to exercise but don’tforget the mental benefits, which can relieve stress and help limit this factor of hair loss.

(4) Hair Style

Changing your hairstyle can make a difference if you have hair loss, with many ladies opting for a style which adds volume. Use shampoos which are specifically formulated to add volume and try to use less harsh chemicals less often if you are colouring or perming.

Don’t be afraid to talk things through with your hairdresser!

(5) Remember eyebrow and eyelashes

Thinning eyebrows and eyelashes can make you appear older – experts say that this is because, for some reason, the mind associates youth with fullness!

I am so proud to say that both our Kiy-oshi eyebrow serum and ourKiy-oshi eyelash serum really make a difference. As you’ll see from our results page, using the serums as directed once every night for at least 6 weeks can produce great results.

(6) Support

Finally, if you are currently experiencing the menopause don’t forget to reach out for help and support if you feel you need it.

If you need any more tips, please email me victoria@kiy-oshi.com

 

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HOLIDAY BEAUTY – WHAT’S YOUR BEAUTY REGIME WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY?

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (and probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me at victoria@kiy-oshi.com

HOLIDAY BEAUTY – WHAT’S YOUR BEAUTY REGIME WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY?

Holidays are a time to relax and enjoy yourself no matter type of holiday you enjoy most. I prefer to grab some books and music and sit on the beach or by the pool occasionally dipping in to cool off. On the other hand, my friend Anne loves surfing because she relaxes the most doing something she loves.

Anne works as a beautician and her beauty regime is anything but relaxing – it takes her an hour and a half in the morning to get ready. From exfoliating and shaving in the shower to putting on a full face of make up – it makes me exhausted just thinking about it. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that in her job she really wants to look her best all the time.

Last month we were talking about holidays and how I had adapted my beauty routine and Anne asked me to share my Holiday beauty regime so here it is

(1) Plan Ahead

We all know what we need to keep our beauty sanity so plan ahead.  For example, leave colouring your hair until the last minute and get any treatments the day before your holiday so they will last through your break.

Holidays are a great time to try something new, but if you want to experiment do so a couple of days before your holiday. For example, to avoid shaving try waxing a couple of days before your holiday so any irritated skin will calm down before your flight.

(2) Travel sizes

If there is one thing I now am good at, it’s making sure I don’t carry too much product. Some time ago I was had treated myself to a weekend in Barcelona and as I was weighing my luggage I realised that almost half of the weight was taken up by standard-sized bottles of shampoo, shower gel etc – much more than I needed.

Travel sizes of your favourite products can be expensive so buy some cheap travel size bottles and decant your favourite products. I guarantee you will more than halve the weight and size of what you were going to pack. Alternatively, leave them at home and buy when you get to your holiday destination. You don’t even have to bring them home with you.

Kiy-oshi serums are already travel friendly (nice and compact) and if you start using Kiy-oshi serums about 8 weeks before your holiday so you should have thicker and longer eyelashes and eyebrows so you can cut down on the amount of make up you need to take.

(3) Enjoy using local professionals

If there are certain things which you can’t live without why not treat yourself to a professional spa or salon visit. Once you’ve booked your holidays find a local and reputable professional and make a booking. For example, if you need to spend an hour a week on your nails, treat yourself to a professional manicure.

(4) Relax!

You are on holiday and, while I’m not saying you want to slob out all of the time, will the world really stop turning if you relax your regime a little?

If you need any more tips, please email me victoria@kiy-oshi.com

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GETTING “BEACH READY” – PREPARING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SO YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (and probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me atvictoria@kiy-oshi.com

GETTING “BEACH READY”  – PREPARING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SO YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST

I love planning holidays. I admit that just after Christmas I start scanning holiday brochures to decide on my summer holidays. I always book in January for June, pay the deposit and then spend the next 6 months saving up. I would love to say I’m one of those organised people who also starting preparing to be “beach ready”.

So please can anybody tell me why it always a shock when I realise I’ve only got about 8 weeks to go to my holiday?

Oh if only I’d followed those magazine articles in February I would now have perfect skin, feet, false tan a good few shades lighter than normal so I look good on day one pre sun!

If you’re like me and need to get “beach ready” fast, let me share the top tips that I’ve found really help:

(1) Being the Best You

To me, being beach ready is definitely not about losing 4 stone or doing anything drastic. It’s about being healthy and looking and feeling your best.

I have what my niece calls an “egg-timer” figure which means that my rather ample bottom is never going to look tiny. What I can do is moisturise, generally look after my skin and choose summer clothes which suit my body shape so that I feel good.

(2) Exfoliate!

It’s true –gentle exfoliation makes most skin types look their best. However, if you have any skin complaints seek medical advice before you do this.

(3) A sensible detox

I’m not talking about a celebrity fad that’s ‘in’. I’m talking about eating less of the sugary stodgy fatty stuff in favour of fresh fruit and salad. A week of sensible eating makes you feel healthy and somehow it makes iteasier to avoid falling for chocolate bars.

(4) Nail it – manicure and pedicure

I get together with a group of friends and we host a mini salon giving each other manicures and pedicures. It costs less, you can try out each others’ nail varnishes and stuff and it’s great fun. It also means you feel great when you put on those sandals.

(5) The best eyelashes and eyebrows

With 6 to 8 weeks to go there is still time to try our Kiy-oshieyebrow enhancer and eyelash enhancer serums. You only need to apply the eyebrow serum to your eyebrows and eyelash serum to eyelashes once a day at bedtime (I do mine as part of my regular night routine and it adds only about a minute to do eyebrows and lashes) and by week 6 you should see noticeably thicker and fuller eyebrows and eyelashes.

OK, so there you have it. They key to being beach ready is spending a little time on yourself so you look and feel your best, so it’s something we should all be doing.

If you need any more tips, please email me victoria@kiy-oshi.com

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TOP TIPS FOR SUPPORTING WOMEN TO COPE WITH HAIR LOSS

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (and probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me at victoria@kiy-oshi.com

TOP TIPS FOR SUPPORTING WOMEN TO COPE WITH HAIR LOSS

If I’m truthful I hadn’treally given hair loss any thought until quite recently. As a young(ish!) woman I tended to associate it with male baldness. I had heard of alopecia but didn’t really understand what it actually was until one of my friends developed alopecia, as I mentioned recently.

After some research I realised that alopecia is actually just a name for a whole variety of different types of hair loss on both the head and body. Just about anyone of any age can suffer for different reasons.

I spent some timethinking about how important your hair is. Let’s be honest, it is something most of us take for granted. It’s not just the hair on your head but things like your eyebrows and eyelashes too. I tried to imagine how I might feel if I lost my hair and knew that I would feel devastated. I wanted to support my friend so I have done some research and talked to women who have helped me come up with some tips for you to help supporta friend who is coping with their own hair loss.

1          Don’t make it a taboo subject – talk about it

I know it’s frustrating to think in this day and age that we have taboo topics but ladies have told me that alopecia is one of them.

It’s important for the person with hair loss to be able to talk openly and honestlyabout how they feel and, more importantly, that they get support and the opportunity to do this. Saying “it’ll be ok” is not going to help anyone.

As well as talking to you there are lots of online support groups but some people may also want to get one-to-one professional help, so support them in finding a professional who can help them.

2          Help them accept what is happening

It’s very much easier said than done but professionals do say that accepting hair loss is one of the first steps to dealing with it. Some professionals say that actually physically writing a list of the good things happening in life can help with this.

However, we should accept that some people need to go through a kind of “grieving process” and avoidance and denial may be part of this. Please never, ever, say “pull yourself together”.

3          Help them with however they need to cope

Some people want to cover their hair loss completely, such as by using a wig. Just be there to support whatever they choose to do.

For ladies who lose their eyelashes and eyebrows and would like to consider getting help I recommend our Kiy-oshi enhancer eyebrow serum and enhancer eyelash serum. They are made of natural ingredients and are easy to use. Within 8 weeks my friend had fuller and thicker eyebrows and eyelashes.

4          Be there

Alopecia is devastating for most women. Understand that they may say “I’m fine” when they are actually screaming with rage or crying inside.

The most important thing you can do is to be there.

Don’t forget,if you know someone who’d like some help with their eyebrows or eyelashes you can email me.

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GETTING READY FOR A WEDDING – THE MOST IMPORTANT BIG DAY PREPARATION TIPS BY THE CHIEF BRIDESMAID

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me at victoria@kiy-oshi.com

GETTING READY FOR A WEDDING –

THE MOST IMPORTANT BIG DAY PREPARATION TIPS BY THE CHIEF BRIDESMAID

My best friend got engaged just over 2 years ago and, to be honest, when she set her wedding day for August 2016 it felt like it would never come round. This month, the bridesmaids (including yours truly) have been for a dress fitting and now suddenly, it feels like the date is approaching so fast.

Never having been a bridesmaid before (let alone a chief) I thought it would be useful to share the 2 most important tips with anyone in the same position:-

1          Be there to support the bride emotionally

One of the things I did read was Weddings Ideas Magazine http://www.weddingideasmag.com/what-does-a-chief-bridesmaid-do/ which said that the “chief bridesmaid should also be a good source of emotional support” and this has proved so true.

I’ve since discovered that planning a wedding can be really stressful and whilst as chief bridesmaid you are not there to make decisions for the bride you are there to help when it gets stressful and that means you need to:-

– listen without criticising

– be patient (it may only be a variation in the colour of napkins to you but it may seem like a nightmare to the bride)

– be practical and suggest potential solutions to problems if you can

– organise something unconnected with the wedding that the bride likes doing at least once a month. For us it was ice skating – a great way to have fun and keep fit too.

2          Help the bride achieve “her look”

Most brides have an exact idea of what they want to look like – my friend knew before she even met her intended! So although we had 2 years to prepare my friend and I both knew that we couldn’t leave things until the last minute.

Hair

My friend, who at the time had quite short hair when she got engaged wanted to wear it long and flowing but didn’t want extensions. So we booked an appointment with a hairdresser we both respected who gave us some excellent hair care tips. 18 months later and my friend will have her own natural long locks – now it’s just a question of deciding exactly what style (we’re down to 2).

Makeup

My friend wanted a natural makeup look – she wanted to wear make-up, but a minimal amount so she didn’t look like she was wearing any.

We sat down and worked out a plan by creating a list of

  • her “problem” areas
  • exactly what she wanted and
  • how we were going to achieve this.

My friend had very thin eyelashes and eyebrows but coveted full lashes and brows. This was easy for me because I advised her to us Kiy-oshi’s enhancer eyebrow serum and enhancer eyelash serum. They are made of natural ingredients and are easy to use.my friend noticed a difference within the first 14 days of using the products, by 4 weeks her eyelashes and eyebrows were getting thicker and longer. Within 8 weeks my friend had fuller and thicker eyebrows and eyelashes so she won’t have to resort to too much make up after all.

Now all we have to do is hope that the weather is good!

Don’t forget if you know someone who’d like some help with their eyebrows or eyelashes you can email me.

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WOMEN COPING WITH HAIR LOSS

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (and probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please email me at victoria@kiy-oshi.com

WOMEN COPING WITH HAIR LOSS

Let’s be honest we ladies tend to sometimes take our hair for granted and don’t always treat it very well.

We dye hair, perm it, cut it and then add extensions (we can’t quite make up our minds can we?) all aside from a daily blasting with as much heat and product as we can manage. We’re just as bad when it comes to eyebrows and eyelashes – plucking, tattooing, dyeing, adding false lashes and ripping them off again.

We do bad things to our hair and who can blame us when we’re surrounded by images of immaculately turned out celebs and even so called “role models” like Rapunzel and other Disney princesses.

However, I have to be honest and say I hadn’t really thought about how important my hair was until a close friend experienced hair loss.

Why we lose our hair?

For ladies, apart from thinning hair and loss as we get much older, there are a wide variety of reasons why we lose our hair such as specific illnesses, medication (like chemotherapy), physical trauma (like an accident), inadequate diet (too much vitamin A or too little protein) and even as a result of hormone changes such as in pregnancy.

Types of hair loss

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Hair loss can be patchy,loss in a band around the hairline or total lossand may be accompanied by redness, sores or scaling around the remaining hairs. Loss of hair on the head is often accompanied by loss of the eyebrows and eyelashes.

Coping

When my closest friend started to lose her hair it started as a band at the front of her hairline. It was at a time when she had just started a new job where she met lost of new clients and colleagues so she found it quite difficult to cope. She did become very creative with using hair bands and other hair ornaments so that helped her feel better.

Eyebrows and eyelashes

It was when my friend lost her eyebrows that her confidence took a nose dive – it was just too much. It was horrid seeing my friend who was normally the life and soul of any party of social gathering slinking around the back of the room and then, even worse, refusing to go out.

Luckily it happened around the time I started with Kiy-oshi so I was able to make sure she started using both the

  • eyebrow enhancer serum and
  • eyelash enhancer serum

My friend was quite depressed at the time and I had cajoled her into using it. To be honest it was only after she really started seeing a result (about 3 weeks in) that she was absolutely on board. My friend now using both serums last thing at night and I’m happy to say that she now has her own eyebrows (she is very proud of them!) has fuller and thicker eyelashes.

She told me the other day that she hoped she would never have to be stuck on a desert island with  only one item because she would know whether to chose the eyebrow enhancer serum and or the eyelash enhancer serum!

If you are suffering with thinning brows or lashes or even if you have lost your brows or lashes please email me and I would be glad to help you work out the best Kiy-oshi beauty routine!

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What to do if you’ve over-plucked your eyebrows Pampering tips for eyebrows

Hi, I’m Victoria and I work with Kiy-oshi – Beauty of the East. Welcome to my blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts (probably a bit too much) with you. If you have any comments or want to know more about Kiy-oshi and our products, please just email me at Victoria@kiy-oshi.com

What to do if you’ve over-plucked your eyebrows

Pampering tips for eyebrows

 

Changing the shape of your eyebrows can make a big difference to how you look. Fashion in clothes and makeup trends change and, if you look back through the decades you can see that trends in eyebrow shapes have changed too. From the thin brow shape of the 1920’s, Joan Crawford’s thicker brows in the 1940’s right to the current more natural shapes now.

Unfortunately for her, my Mum grew up at a time when skinny eyebrows were considered the height of fashion and that meant constantly plucking them – or rather over-plucking them. Sadly that meant that my Mum was left with virtually no eyebrows left, turning them intotrue fashion victims.

Actually, it’s no joke. For years my Mum went for the “pencilled in” look which she wasn’t really fond of. Mum has the same colouring as the late and very beautiful Elizabeth Taylor and always longed for those eyebrows. Study a photo of Elizabeth Taylor’s eyebrows to appreciate just how lovely they were.

This year, one of my Mum’s resolutions was to start looking after her eyebrows rather than abusing them. Like everything Mum does she did lots of research and came up with some great ideas for what Mum calls her “Spa brows” time. Bizarre name Mum, but I think you get the idea.

1          Resist the temptation to over-pluck.

Hide your tweezers if you’re feeling in a “let me at them” mood and wait until you’re calm and you have plenty of time.

2          Go professional

Better still, if you’re not sure what you’re doing with tweezers (or worse still you’re brandishing an electric shaver) go and visit a professional. Whether it’s threading or plucking a professional will be able to help you get your best eyebrow shape.

3          Style those brows

All hair needs looking after. Your brows are the slowest growing hair on your body so it’s best to brush your eyebrows gently.

4          Keep calm

Stress affects every part of your body and that includes your eyebrows. When you’re stressed your eyebrows will get thinner so try to find time to beat stress with exercise and “down-time” that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

5          Use serum to enhance what nature gave you

I admit, Mum now uses Kiy-oshi enhancer eyebrow serum – she loves that it’s made of natural ingredients and natural products.

Mum also likes that it’s quick and simple to use – a little dab on each eyebrow before she hits her bed and “voilà” – she’s all finished.

If you know someone who can benefit from my Mum’s tips please do share them or email me at Victoria@kiy-oshi.coms.  if you want some more tips – you can even email us a photo of your problem eyebrows.