Category Archives: Wellness

The state or condition of being in good physical and mental health.
“when you come right down to it, stress affects every aspect of wellness”

Summer pigmentation on the skin


a272b3b66fd32b64934277d2e5813aa6Summer, holidays and sunshine are associated with the risk of pigmentation on the skin. My appeared in June after a week’s vacation in France. Although there were already visible before. This skin condition is often caused by hormonal problems and of course after sun exposure. Even the occasional creams with high filters is not enough.
To improve my skin on the forehead I started treat myself 2 weeks ago. After 2 sessions of 20% #glycolic acid peel, one session of #microneedling with 2.5% #HyaluronicAcid and one session of #OxygenFacial the results are really visible. This treatment is supported by the daily #skincare: Bionic Cleanser # Exuviance, Bionic Serum #NeoStrata and daily # SPF50.
In general, pigmentation on the skin is very difficult to remove. Cosmetic procedure is highly recommend such as deep chemical peels or active regenerating masks.
Remember not to use alcohol based cosmetics, they are the most common cause of discoloration.


Natural Beauty recommend free consultation before any sessions. Contact Tue-Sat 10-6pm +353862185981


Oxidation process and free radicals in the skin.

Oxidation process and free radicals in the skin.

My experiment shows the soft insides of apple which was exposure to the oxygen in the air for half an hour. One half  become oxidized causing them break down and turned them brown and the another is no changed because was applied with lemon juice full of  Vitamin C.

Very similar process shows our skin. To prevent such as major process we suggest using antioxidants to help to fight with the oxidation.

Antioxidants are frequently added to cosmetic products. Common antioxidants:

Vitamin C, Vit E, Vit A, folic acid, and beta-carotene.

The top Antioxidant creams recommended by dermatologist David McDaniel:


Elizabeth Arden Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Revaléskin Night Cream

Vivité Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum

Skinceuticals Phloretin Cf Gel

Dr. Brandt Lineless Cream


All of them are well designed formulation for both preventing damage and softening fine lines, he says.


Considering having aesthetic session for Facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers

13882170_535815819951817_2133537265961524702_nMariola Kunka Aesthetic Practitioner, Founder and Owner in Natural Beauty Milltown, Dublin 14.
The safety of my treatments is making sure that  my clients have the best care and
beneficial after care service.
I am guiding work for healthy clients to improve beautiful appearance and well-being.
For those who considering having aesthetic session for Facial rejuvenation using
dermal fillers.

The Dermal fillers I use at Natural Beauty are composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA).
The best injectable product, naturally occurs in human body with water loving properties.
HA helps providing moisture and hydration of the skin.
Results immediately after treatment, shows smooth, plump and hydrated treated area.
The results can last up to 1-1,5 year.

The latest dermal fillers contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic. Cream can be applied 30 min
before session.
That make treatment painless.
The injection may cause unwanted swelling, brusing or make the area sensitive.

To give ideal proportions I am using Ratio 1-1.6 which helps create natural looking benefit.
Before treatment every client enters to complimentary consultation and free
skin analysis.
An individual approach for each client and individual design treatments for whole
face helps to increase natural look and well-being.
Natural Beauty @effectaesthetic

2a St.Galls Gardens South,
Milltown Dublin 14 Ireland
Tel +353862185981  email

Is sauna good for your skin?

My local gym where I live has a sauna and the last few month every time I was in the gym I was in sauna. I find this relaxing and it has been beneficial for my skin as well. But lastly, I figured that my upper thighs shows many small spider veins.Is sauna good for your skin?


Saunas provide a natural deep cleansing of the body from impurities and toxins.
Sauna helps relax and de-stress you. Stress is the ultimate enemy of health and skin. Taking 15–20 minutes in a hot sauna can help relax your mind and body.

But also Saunas can over-dry your skin. Heat dries out skin, and the body’s natural reaction to dry skin is to create more oil to balance moisture levels. This could lead to an increase in breakouts and dry skin patches.
Saunas increase circulation the pulse rates jump by 30% or more. The blood flow is directed to the skin. That may cause of spider veins. They’re not just a cosmetic problem.

The best way is start to treat spider veins from the first few hours they come up.
To improve appearance of my thighs I consider few options:
I exercise regularly to improve my leg strength, circulation, and vein strength. I am making focus on exercises that work my legs, such as walking or running.

I started eat pineapple on my daily base. Fresh pineapple contains enzyme Bromelain, that specific substance has anti-inflammatory aspect for broken capillaries and helps strengthens the wall of the vein.



I find Arnica Tablets as really helpful supplement. Arnica was taken only on the first day of injury – first 6 hours. This natural remedies help treat and reduce the symptoms of bruises.
As a skin Threrapist I found Dermalogica Pure Light Spf 50 the best product to lighten up dameged skin. This shield treats hyperpigmentation , brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone. The cream was applied 2 time a day on particular areas.



This very intensive program took place in the last 7 days. Unfortunately, once broken blood vessels appear, it may be very difficult to get rid of them. While it is not possible to completely avoid broken blood vessels I will do everything to minimize the risk.
Anyway I am very delighted with the results on that stage. See the pictures:


I love sauna and I really feel that it has helped me overall. But I need to consider to stop treating myself that way and make more focus on my exercises. However, it is not for everyone. Do your own research and find out what is your sauna benefit.

Neuroblastoma Trust – Mission

 According to the tradition we will organized Skin Event in @Natural Beauty with @Unas Hair Salon.
Next Sunday 25 th of June between 2.30pm – 6pm you can join as in Skin Event.
Event for your chance to find out how make your skin the healthiest. During this time I will provide skin analysis and recommend the best skin care for individual skin needs ‪#‎Dermalogica‬ products.
Also according to our tradition all proceeds from Skin Events will be forwarded this time to my donations for Neuroblastoma Trust – Mission.
Neuroblastoma Trust Campaign helps in legacy of pioneering treatments for potential cures for Neuroblastoma and will work with the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF) and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) to raise significant ongoing funds to assist with continued research into these new and pioneering treatments.
My goal is to inspire my friends, my clients to help me raise money in this purpose. We can make a huge difference in the lives of children in need.
We can make children happy so that they can forget their sadness, worry and fears during their sickness.
I am helping to make even a small difference, together we can move the mountains – this is really important.
Even when you not donating please take a moment and find out about Campaign like Save the Children in general, follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you
Mariola Kunka


Is Air-Conditioning good for Your Skin?


Do you work in place an air-conditioned? You’re probably notice how dry is your skin. It’s important to take action.
Air-conditioning is one of the worst environment for drying the skin out, and if your whole day is spent  at the office, in the car and at home  your skin will definitely show it.
Personally, I am not an advocate of it, however there are situations where I was “forced” to use it. In general the air condition is not good for our skin. Most harmful impact is incompetent uses it.
It is not enough to install air conditioning but should also be cleaned periodically preparations antifungal and replace filters as recommended. Safe for health should be cleaned once every 2 weeks and filters periodically exchanged .The moist environment inside the air conditioner is the perfect place for their further development for fungal environment.
To prevent dry skin:
  1. Don’t sleep with the air-condition on, your skin needs to breathe and rejuvenate. Try switching on the air-con 20 minutes before bedtime, then switching it off when you go to sleep. Up your exercise.
  2. Take regular breaks to stretch, have a quick walk around that will increasing your circulation improves the skin’s appearance as well as boosting detoxification and cell renewal.
  3. Drink (6 glasses) still water throughout the day and add some lemon juice to rehydrate your system.
  4. Limit your caffeine intake to two cups of coffee or tea a day.
  5. Don`t use soap  it’s incredibly drying your skin.
  6. Don’t take hot showers longer as 10 min.
  7. Always use hand moisturiser, lip balm and a moisturising facial toner in a spray bottle in your bag so you can hydrate your face and hands during the day.
  8. Place leafy plants around — they improve air by reducing CO2 and increasing oxygen in the air.
In addition, make sure that your diet is contains nuts, fish and vegetables. In this way, you provide your body with zinc, selenium, vitamin C and E to help fight free radicals.
You can also invest in a humidifier in your home or work. Whenever you have the opportunity, open a window. All the studies show that air recirculation is the worst thing for our health and beauty.


Sun Exposure

As the Summertime is finish the skin show more damage as we would expect. Sun exposure might be addictive. The sun’s rays stimulate endorphins “happy hormones” that can help reduce stress. That is the easy way to stay addicted. Great skin tan might makes as feeling good, but also shows effect of deep furrows, fine lines around forehead and wrinkles around decolletage and eyes.

It is important to enjoy the summer, but only in the safety way. During the warm weather your skin fights with heat, dehydrations and damaging ultraviolet rays. Too much addiction to sun exposure is related with many dangerous skin diseases.

In order to this action I will present pictures of my client who gave me permission to use her image as example and to make more clear my analysis and observation.

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One year ago on the very beginning visits in my Salon, my client asked me to help repair, reverse the damage on her skin. Through regular skin treatments, following prescriptions, my client`s skin improve the appearance.

Because skin has absolutely great and long memory the damage is more than permanently recorded. The one way is taking better care of skin, making sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially water and pick up the right product which help to minimize the damage signs. Important also make sure your product contains broad spectrum sunscreen such Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, optimal hydration and nourishment. This year we highly recommended physical sunscreen.


This products helps cover and smooth skin from any irritation.

In the summertime your skin needs more than ever attention and care. Don’t make your skin dry and look more older than it really is.