Clean beauty is here

We’re all aware of what we eat (organic where possible) and exercise when we can (even if it’s a struggle), try to moderate our alcohol intake (yes, there are antioxidants in red wine) because we care about our wellbeing. But did you know that your skin is your largest organ?

Forme Spa & Wellbeing is really conscious to provide products and services that not only make you look and feel good, but that are also good for your wellbeing. It investigates to see what products contain and aim to bring you the best of nature plus science, avoiding the ingredients not largely considered clean, without compromising the effectiveness of the products.

With an assortment of natural, organic and clean products there are plenty of options. At this time it is conducting a major audit with a view to move to an even more clean offering in the future. The current line-up contains a number of nutritional supplements to promote skin health and wellbeing from the inside as well as what is applied to the skin topically.

According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. More than 75% of all doctors office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

Going back in time, a visit to the ‘beauty parlour’ was seen as a frivolous luxury where ladies went to pamper themselves. Nowadays, it is much more the domain for men and women to not only rejuvenate their appearance, but even more importantly, manage their stress levels.

With more and more people living in isolation, social contact and human touch is often overlooked. An hour of massage can help reduce tension and stress levels and also create that nurturing human connection that many miss in their lives. It’s not an indulgence, but just another part of your wellbeing toolkit.

As a way of making spa visits more accessible, Forme Spa & Wellbeing has come up with a clever concept called Belong. It’s easy to sign up with just a $10 joining fee, and in return you receive a monthly facial or massage at a heavily discounted price from just $59.

You only need to commit to three months, so it’s a great way to make a commitment for your own health and wellbeing.

Looking after your wellbeing and clean beauty is a way of life that consists of one day at a time, making good choices when possible and nurturing yourself with kindness.

Forme Spa & Wellbeing, 39 Spring Street, Ponsonby (next to Eco Store), T: 09 378 8682, plus six other Auckland locations, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch,