Today we want to talk about something you’re probably familiar with – but we love to remind you.

Your hands get dry (or rather, they suffer) from the harsh cold. This yearly seasonal problem is even worse this year since everyone is washing our hands more often and using antibacterial gel, which further damages the skin.

If, in addition to dryness, your skin is red or shows more serious and bothersome signs, the skin on your hands will need more than hydration. The nutrition offered by natural body oils is a better option. We strongly emphasize that body oils be natural because they are what really help to repair the skin’s lipid barrier. They repair the damages caused to the skin and reduce oxidative stress.

We know that oil is not absorbed as quickly as cream, but it is what our skin needs in these kinds of circumstances. Chamomile, lavender, almond and calendula essential oils are especially beneficial. They are known for their soothing, relaxing, repairing and anti-inflammatory effects and are the basis of our Relax body oil.

 

 

There is no specific restriction on the use of moisturizer. Hydration should be continuous, but we must also let our skin breathe.

As for its use, we don’t want to generalize, since that depends on the type of skin and the needs of each person. For your hands, feel free to use a small amount of moisturizer after washing, since it counters the effects of continual use of soap and antibacterial gel. Shea Butter, present in our Natural Moisturizing Cream, makes your hands softer.

 

 

If you don't have any moisturizer at home, and you need to hydrate your hands, like when they are red, natural body oil is a good substitute for cream. If you don't have body oil either, you can look for alternatives in some of the products we almost always have in our kitchen, such as virgin coconut oil or olive oil. A mask of full-fat natural yogurt for 30 minutes can also help.

 

To further optimize the hydration, you can massage and moisturize your hands before going to sleep.

By gently massaging the palms of our hands using the opposite thumb and stretching our fingers, we relieve any tension generated throughout the day, as well as promoting proper circulation. We must remember that our hands are one of the parts of our bodies that we use the most throughout the day, yet sometimes we forget the importance of caring for them.

 

 

Hydrating our hands before going to sleep is very important because, as we do with our nightly face routine, we are making sure that while we sleep, our skin isn’t exposed to other external agents present during the day, such as pollution, heating or air conditioning, and the hydration is more effective. Don't forget to massage your cuticles as well, because hydrated cuticles prevent the entry of fungus and bacteria.

 

Household chores often destroy our hands, so here’s some advice.

It goes without saying that it is best to avoid direct exposure of our skin and hands to more aggressive products such as industrial cleaning detergents or similar products.

 

 

Don’t forget about exfoliation – an extra step for caring for your hands. Even though our Per Purr Salts Selection Exfoliant contains sweet almond and exotic verbena oils, exfoliation should always be gentle. Avoid exfoliating any areas of your skin that appear to be inflamed.

We would like to emphasize the benefit of salt baths for our hands. Just as massages are good for our hands, soaking them in warm water with salts and essential oils is very good for relaxing the hand muscles. If you like floral smells, I definitely recommend our Floral-Cure salts.

 

 

 

Bath Salts and their benefits

Have you heard about the benefits of bath salts? At Per Purr, we’ll give you some very useful ideas to get to know and use a product that will benefit your daily routine.

Bath salts stimulate, relax and soothe.

You've probably already taken a super relaxing bath with your Natural or Herbal Per Purr shower gel. But what if you add a little more? Bath salts have been used since ancient times. With a high content of magnesium, calcium and minerals, they were used to treat several bone, joint and skin problems.

When you add them to your bath water, the steam from the water will release the smells of the salts, causing a stimulating or relaxing effect (depending on the aroma).

 

 

Ideas for your bath salts:

  1. Don't have a bathtub? Don't worry, when you finish showering, take a handful of the salts and exfoliate your body with them. Leave them on for about 5 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  2. For tired feet, add a handful or two of your favorite salts in a foot spa or basin and soak them for about 10 minutes. Dry them with a soft towel and apply our natural body moisturizer. If you wish, use our exfoliating salts to remove dead cells.
  3. Relax and get into a tub of warm water, and add the salts. The steam mixed with the salts will provide a relaxing effect.
  4. If you have problems with blood circulation, take a salt bath or apply it directly to your body with a gentle massage. The minerals are absorbed by your skin and help with circulation.
  5. When you come into contact with the hot water and salts, your pores open up, releasing toxins from your bloodstream.
  6. Salt is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Adding it to your bath after exercising will help reduce inflammation in your muscles or joints.

 

 

Which Per Purr bath salts should you choose?

At Per Purr, you can find a wide range of original bath salts for your daily routine:

  • Spice Cure: with ginger root and cinnamon. These salts are ideal for improving your blood circulation, mood and well-being. A journey to spice-filled destinations.
  • Herbal Cure: a blend of mint, basil and rosemary that will help reduce stress and anxiety with its fresh scents.
  • Flower Cure: relax with the aroma of flower petals and rose essential oil. It will help you relax and boost your mood.

Start off autumn invigorated and choose your favorite salts from our Autumn Essentials.

 

On one summer day, a friend took an industrial brand deodorant spray out of her bag and used it. As I hadn't used this type of deodorant for years, the smell disgusted me. I couldn't ignore it, it was so unpleasant. She then opened a bottle of hair mask and ran it through the ends of her hair. Another strange, sweet, artificial smell invaded the room.
 
I asked her to let me read the label on the mask and was surprised by the amount of harmful ingredients in the product. How was it possible that this friend, who takes such good care of her diet, health and body, could use this type of product?
 
No, it's not nonsense, nor am I being radical. I am a demanding person when it comes to what I use on my skin and in my hair.
I explained that the mask had dyes, silicones and petroleum by-products. She was shocked: "What? That's disgusting! What do I do now? I want to start using natural products.”
 
A new world opened up for her. I sent her articles explaining the damage that many ingredients in everyday products can cause. I explained to her that the exfoliant she so enthusiastically and proudly showed me contained plastic microbeads that can contaminate the oceans and be ingested by fish. I recommended that she use exfoliants made of sugar or salts, such as the Per Purr exfoliant or even exfoliant recipes using coffee.
 

 
I explained to her that it was a gradual change for me, especially because it takes time to find an ideal natural shampoo for your hair, a facial cream that suits your taste and, most importantly, your wallet.
 

How to start?

 
My advice is to start by changing 3 everyday products: soap, deodorant and toothpaste. These products are easy to find in their natural versions, and making those adjustments is already a significant change. After adapting to these products, I recommend trying plant-based oils and/or clays.
 
I'm a big fan of coconut oil, for example, which can be used as a makeup remover, moisturizer, aftershave, and can even be used in a natural deodorant recipe. Clay can be used as a face mask or exfoliant. At Per Purr, we have developed a clay shampoo that is incredible!
 
It’s important not to make a radical change, and instead switch to buying natural products gradually. Try out different products and options. One suggestion is to try the mini samples that many brands offer: at Per Purr, you can buy a sample pack with all the Per Purr products so you can try out each one.
 

 
When we start using natural cosmetics, I think we understand our bodies better. Much of our skin is just a reflection of what we eat and use. When you swap your shampoos, conditioners and masks for natural ones, you’ll discover what your hair really looks like.
 

Patience pays off

 
Keep in mind that when cosmetics are replaced by natural alternatives, the effects may not be immediately clear. Each person’s skin/hair/body reacts differently, and there’s no way to predict this when we don’t know the characteristics of that person. So, be patient!

 

Why are natural cosmetics more expensive?

 
High-quality raw materials and natural active ingredients are more expensive than synthetic ones.
In fact, you end up saving. For me, I tend to see long-lasting results with natural cosmetics, and I see this as an advantage. For example, I wash my hair less often if the shampoo is natural and of superior quality. When I use Per Purr's shower gel, I don't have to use a body moisturizer every day.
 

 

The versatility of natural cosmetics

 
I'm sure many of you don't know this, but the composition of natural cosmetics makes them versatile.
 Per Purr's natural soaps can be used on both the body and face. Our conditioners can also be used as a hair treatment mask or a leave-in conditioner. Per Purr's orange and ginger facial oil has an anti-wrinkle, anti-acne and toning effect. In other words, over time you’ll discover how to enjoy the versatility of each product.
 

It's not a trend, it's a matter of urgency

 
Once we realize how getting back to the natural world positively affects different aspects of our lives – our health, our wallets and the environment – we can see that it’s not a trend, it’s a matter of urgency. When we see the boost we get from this process of transition, we can’t put a price on that.
 

Is it true that shampoos without sodium lauryl sulfate don’t produce foam?

 
SLS has been used as an ingredient since 1930, commonly used as a cleaning agent in household disinfectants, laundry detergents or dishwashers, as well as in shampoos, body washes and toothpastes.
 
Today, sodium lauryl sulfate is frowned upon for unfounded reasons. There is a current narrative in which SLS is a threat to human health, with claims that it can cause cancer, hair loss, disrupt biological systems, etc. These claims are not scientifically supported and therefore should be considered false and misleading.
 

 

Why don't we use it at Per Purr?

 
It turns out that SLS is a great inexpensive surfactant with a high cleansing capacity, and it also creates a rich foam. But it is not the best choice for everyone. Because of its strong astringent action, it has a more abrasive effect, which can cause irritation for some people. Today, there is a new generation of gentler surfactants with an excellent cleaning capacity.
Biotechnology allows these new cleaning agents, natural plant-based (surfactants), to perform their functions gently. This technology also means they are biodegradable, and all of their components are derived from renewable and sustainable natural resources (plant-based).
They say: "You don’t need foam to get a good wash."
 
 
It’s true. But at Per Purr, we love foam and we don't want to do without it. Foam is a fundamental part of a pleasant shower, helping to achieve a soft, silky and natural look.
 
SLS-free shampoos are known for not creating foam or lathering. At Per Purr, we use extremely mild sulfate-free surfactants (detergents) that provide a deep and long-lasting clean feeling, and create a rich, dense lather.
 
 

 

It was the year 2014 and the first articles on the subject appeared in some magazines and fashion blogs in European. It was information without content, because there is no point in talking when do you don’t know what you’re talking about, like many things you can find on Google. At Per Purr, we like to understand what we are talking about and, most of all, try things ourselves before recommending them, because it is very easy to get lost in the game of telephone that is the internet.
 
I started researching scientific articles that could explain the physiology behind the interaction between infrared rays and our beloved skin. The first articles I read were practically copy & pasted. I found experts contradicting themselves within the same article. Other research said things like: infrared spectroscopy and magnetic measurements, {Gd38 (ClO4) 6}, encapsulating six ClO4? ions?
 
Is this information, which is almost impossible to decipher actually useful to us? What I do know how to do is use something, test it on my skin and evaluate it.
 
I asked my husband, who is a doctor (and partner of Per Purr), what he thought about infrared rays. He, somewhat incredulous, went to research this hot topic. He asked two pathological anatomists (people who are cooped up in the laboratory behind the microscope looking at cells) at his hospital about this great “discovery” and he told me that they both laughed at him, telling him that it wasn’t like that.
 
Here's what he explained to me:
 
“Infrared rays are thermal energy, that light and pleasant heat that we feel when the sun touches our skin. They are not only emitted by the sun, but also by dryers, laptops, heaters, hot sidewalks and many other things. Humans also emit these rays, which are captured by night vision cameras.”
 
 

 
 
The sun’s ray is subdivided into 3 parts: UV rays - 7%, IRA rays - 54% and visible rays - 39%, which may be the next target of skin science. But what interests us here is whether these rays have the capacity to damage our skin.
 
Visible rays are what allow us to see the rainbow and are stronger than infrared rays. Why did a ray that is weaker than the rainbow become the new villain? Maybe because it is not as beautiful? Who would have the courage to accuse the beautiful rainbow of causing skin cancer?
 
So how can infrared rays cause damage? The answer is very simple: free radicals.
 
Almost all sunscreens available on the market today block half of the free radicals formed in the skin, as these free radicals cause premature aging and skin disease.
 
What is a free radical, anyway? It's a highly reactive short-lived molecule derived from oxygen. Oxygen is present everywhere and, as its name suggests, it oxidizes like rust on metal, what we call "oxidative stress.”
 
Okay, but if IRA rays produce these free radicals in the skin, wouldn’t dryers, fires and the heat of human contact also cause cancer?
 
 

 
 
No! After all, there are other factors in this equation, such as intensity and length of exposure, which leads us to understand that just by sitting very close to a heater we can feel the burn. There are two important issues to clarify about this infrared issue:
 

  1. Free radicals are not only produced by infrared rays, but also and mainly by ultraviolet rays. And you know what else? When the body’s defense cells destroy "invaders", they generate the same free radicals as infrared rays.

 
It seems that the villain has been unmasked and is not as ugly as we thought.
 
Excessively produced free radicals cause damage and must be combated. By whom? By antioxidants. A good sunscreen should have good antioxidants that act on ultraviolet rays. This is the key point: free radicals are not a new discovery and, in the fight for protection against UV and IRA rays, the antidote is exactly the same.
 

  1. Research on effects of the sun on the skin shows that IRA rays penetrate deeper than UV rays. However, it is very difficult for a sunscreen to go beyond the horny layer of the skin (the first layer of the epidermis, which is subdivided into many layers of dead cells), because the function of this layer is precisely that of protection; a skin protector that does not allow any chemical agent to penetrate.

 
Even using the latest nanoparticle technology in sunscreens, pathological biopsies (the study of microscopic tissue structures) show that the horny layer of the skin allows less than 1% of all topical agents we apply to the skin to penetrate.
 
IRA protectors are sold as a protective barrier. But is an antioxidant a barrier? In theory, maybe. UV protectors are chemical and physical filters, true walls, inorganic particles (like titanium dioxide) that absorb and/or reflect the rays, which is not the same as an antioxidant.
 
Last but not least, we have a chemical factor that reveals the whole picture: vitamin C is still the top antioxidant and must be present with at least 10% of the formula in a very acidic environment (pH 2.5 - 3.5) for its effect to be stable and efficient.
 
This new topical application (UVA + UVB + IRA protectors) that is invading the market has created high expectations but with low amounts of antioxidants. Today, it is still NOT possible to find a sunscreen containing 10% to 20% vitamin C because UV filters already make up 20% of the formula, and these require a basic pH (6-7), which would destroy the vitamin C.
 

 
 
What can be done to further protect the skin?
 
It’s very simple: instead of trying to find just one ideal product, it is better to use two real products. For example, use a serum with a minimum of 10% vitamin C and then an SPF 50 sunscreen.
 
With all this complex information, there is no need to frown upon infrared protectors, because even though they are not as effective as they claim to be, they are still a little more complete than normal ones that only contain ultraviolet protectors. The difference is especially noticeable when there is overexposure to the sun (such as during a beach holiday or a poolside weekend).
 
 

The sense of smell is one of the oldest senses we possess. When an intense and penetrating fragrance reaches our nose, it undoubtedly creates an instantaneous impact that, through our brain, pervades us with different sensations, called "olfactory memories" which evoke our feelings and bring us to the past, since they remains deeply etched in our memory.

Historically, the rose has always been regarded as "the queen of flowers", considered as the flower of love in different cultures and religions. For the Greeks, the Rose was the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. For mystical Christians in the Middle Ages, the rose was the flower of the Virgin, a symbol of purity.

 

 

The rose is the quintessential symbol of beauty. It accompanies us during important moments in our lives. It is a symbol of welcome at our birth, a symbol of luck when we get married and accompanies us on our final journey.

Cleopatra used rose essential oil to evoke adoration in an intense way, from impregnating the sails of the ship that transported her through the Mediterranean with its scent to announce her arrivals at port, to adding roses to her fountains. She even covered the floor of her bedroom with petals, thus bewitching her lovers, including Marco Antonio. It was Cleopatra herself who made rose-based perfume fashionable in ancient Rome.

Pure rose essential oil is the most remarkable of all essential oils. It is distilled using traditional techniques to preserve its unique characteristics and properties.

To this day, many countries produce essential rose oils; among them Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, India, Bulgaria, and the most well-known producer of all, France (in the Provence region).

The petals are always collected one by one, by hand and at dawn. A shocking 5,000 kg of fresh petals are required for the extraction of 1 kg of finished oil.

The essential oil is obtained through distillation, using steam to extract the oil from the petals. It is a very complex oil and is made up of more than 275 molecules.

On balance, one drop of essential oil contains approximately the essence of 30 roses. However, not all roses provide perfume. The Damascus rose (or Damascena) is one of the most perfumed and for this reason, it is the most valued rose in traditional perfumery.

It is an ideal ingredient for all skin types. Cosmetic treatments with this essence are powerful and delicate at the same time. It possesses numerous cosmetic properties, including antioxidant and anti-wrinkle effects.

 


 

Other properties for the skin:

  •   As a massage oil, it is very relaxing
  •   Decongestant
  •   Regenerator for skin cells
  •   Helps to synthesize Collagen
  •   Possesses antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties
  •   A powerful astringent that does not dry out or irritate the skin
  •   Possesses firming properties

It is difficult to describe the intoxicating fragrance of rose essential oil. It invites us into silence and the accompanying feeling of peace that it evokes.

Rose essential oil is very beneficial in restoring emotional balance.

Certainly, its high price can cause us to hesitate when purchasing it, however, it is an important, powerful and valuable essential oil. It can cost between €5,000 and €6,000 per kilo.

 

Mood-affecting properties:

Indications:

  •   Relieves daily stress
  •   Relieves pain
  •   Aids depression, postpartum depression
  •   Relieves affective shock
  •   Eases nervous tension, anxiety, anguish
  •   Sexual asthenia, aphrodisiac
  •   Treats arrhythmias
  •   Relieves headaches

 

 

Right now is a good time to use it. It’s not only in the form of essential oil, which can be expensive and difficult to find, many cosmetics contain it. At Per Purr, we have the Silky soap bar and the Flower Cure bath salts that contain essential rose oil, creating a boost for both your skin and your mood!

Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle by causing drowsiness and lowering body temperature through sensitivity to ambient lighting. It works best at night with the natural circadian rhythm. While sleep is incredibly important, melatonin also operates directly with the central nervous system, which ultimately really puts us to sleep.

In the 1990s, it was discovered that melatonin had other functions in our bodies, such as the elimination of free radicals, which makes it an endogenous antioxidant. Need more?

It is not just an antioxidant, it is a super antioxidant.

It can cross cell membranes and also the blood-brain barrier, a filter that regulates fluid and materials that enter the central nervous system. Upon entering, and unlike other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and glutathione, it does not undergo the “redox cycle”. The redox (reduction-oxidation) cycle occurs when an electron-poor antioxidant, such as those mentioned above, donates its electrons to cancel the effects of free radicals (highly reactive molecules that cause damage precisely because they do not have paired electrons, and molecules that need electrons to stabilize). Because they don't have a lot of electrons to donate, they can become “pro-oxidants”.

 

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Melatonin is an electron-rich molecule and can interact with free radicals through an additive reaction, forming various stable-end products excreted in the urine. From this point of view, melatonin can be considered a terminal antioxidant. Many already know that its production is directly related to sleep cycles. But what few know is how good it can be for the skin.

From the age of 30, the synthesis of melatonin begins to decrease, which explains the insomnia crises of adulthood. Melatonin deficiency is also related to depression and obesity. But what does it have to do with beautiful skin? As we said before, melatonin decreases cell oxidation endogenously, being one of the most powerful antioxidants ever found in nature.

Antioxidants in turn decrease the premature aging of cells and, consequently, the skin; smoothing and preventing wrinkles and eliminating the "tired" appearance that we dislike so much. It also helps control changes in skin pigmentation by adding melanin to melanocytes, causing the skin to change color. This interaction is also responsible for the paler color of the skin of the elderly and people suffering from insomnia.

In addition to skin pigmentation, it is also related to melanoma control, because melatonin receptors are expressed in various skin cells, including keratinocytes (keratin-producing cells, predominant in the epidermis) and fibroblasts (cells related to healing and other functions). Melatonin can also suppress ultraviolet (UV) light that causes damage to skin cells, exhibiting strong antioxidant activity in cells exposed to UV rays. Therefore, melatonin synthesized locally or topically applied* could neutralize environmental stress.

Our skin acts as a barrier between the environment and the grand organism (our body), since it is constantly subject to the actions of solar, thermal, mechanical energy, chemical and biological agents. Evolution has allowed it to develop unique properties to deal with these stressors, making it endowed with abilities to recognize, discriminate, and integrate specific signals within a highly offensive environment and integrate them into a neuroendocrine and stress response system. Further,  the skin has the ability to generate new vessels, cellular tissues, and rehabilitate scars and wounding.

Melatonin is not yet used in sunscreen creams, probably due to incompatibilities with the substances used to protect against UV rays, which require a very high pH to be stable. But the use of its properties for topical purposes is already being used in humans: melatonin in a pliable cream formulation can form a deposit in the first layer of the skin from which is continuously released into the blood vessels. Thus,the skin becomes a target organ, not only for the treatment of local routes, such as topical application, but also allowing a transdermal supply (that passes through the skin) reaching our circulatory system, creating internal treatment through this constant within the skin.

We leave you a list of foods that help in the production of this hormone: oats, berries, corn, red wine, tomatoes and oranges, potatoes, nuts and rice.

Easy, right? Nothing outside of our usual diet.

 
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In addition to the food, to have a better production of melatonin, we must monitor environmental factors: seasons, temperature, ambient lighting, and endogenous factors such as stress and age. The story that you shouldn't sleep with the lights on, or with the TV on, can be considered correct. If there is a minimal light source in the room or if the temperature is not pleasant, you can have an uncomfortable night or a series of them. It must have happened to you, right?

Melatonin in supplement form is easily found in drugstores.

Some Pointers:

  1. If you live in the far northern hemisphere with endless days in the summer and it takes you forever to fall asleep, try to close the blinds "early", since it takes about 4 hours for the body to assimilate the darkness and start producing melatonin.
  1. Eat the aforementioned foods within a varied diet.
  1. If you travel a lot and have problems with jet lag, or have a crazy routine, or just want to sleep better every day, we recommend taking melatonin as a supplement (restful sleep and beautiful skin!). 
  1. *There are also options with melatonin for topical use in all pharmacies such as serums, ampoules and creams.

 

So, sleep tight! We are working for taking care of you!

The wealth of the Amazon jungle is without any doubt, immeasurable. Not only for indigenous peoples and local communities, but also for the rest of us. It is fascinating to discover how each plant, seed and fruit have a healing and beneficial effect for us.

Amazonian oils are too many. Almost all of them are very powerful, and, among them we highlight Brazil Nut or Mahogany Nut's oil, extracted from the fruit of the Carapa Guaianensis tree. This oil has medicinal anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties.

It is widely used in cosmetic products, due to its nutritional capacity, being a source of vitamins and also be very beneficial for muscles sores, hair and skin.

 

 

Here we list the main uses of this powerful oil:

Massages:

Its use is commonly recommended for decontracting massages, helping to relieve muscle and joint pain. It works as a natural pain reliever, very effective when it comes to bruises, bumps and stiffness. It is also antirheumatic, improving circulation and swelling.

 

Natural repellent:

Brazil Nut oil can be used in repellent products and even applied to the skin to treat insect bites. Repellent candles with Andiroba oil are produced in some regions of the Amazon.

 

Skin and hair:

This oil can also be used in moisturizers and shampoos, since its emollient properties help improve the appearance of the skin and hair.

On the skin, it stimulates regeneration and due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it softens symptoms of skin diseases.

On hair, it reduces the volume of the hair and leaves it brighter.

 

Sore throat:

3 drops of the 100% pure and concentrated oil can be diluted in 100 ml of water, to gargle, helping in the treatment of sore throat, since it has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties. (The consumption of oil orally is not recommended, only to gargle).

At Per Purr we use this miraculous oil in our Sporty Body Oil and recommend its use before or after any physical activity. In addition, due to its insect repellent effect, it is an ideal product for summer, travel and outdoor sports.

 

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However, it is not only its properties that generate some kind of well-being in us. At Per Purr we place a lot of importance on the aroma of our products and, in this case, its warm and soft mix between floral and spicy touches manage to transport us to the Far East and relaxation rituals.

Todos sabemos que el baño tiene poder revigorizante, pero de alguna manera tenemos asociado que eso solo se logra con el típico baño en la bañera, con sales, velas, música ambiente y mucha espuma – que nos apasiona –, pero seamos realistas ¿quién tiene tiempo para tomar uno así todos los días?

¡Pues aquí estamos nosotros para redefinir el concepto del baño revigorizante! y convencerte de que 5 minutos son suficientes para que desconectes y recargues las pilas para afrontar el día a día con renovados ánimos.

Sobre el plato de la ducha, te proponemos volver la mirada hacia ti mismo. Entrégate a la sensación del agua deslizándose sobre tu cuerpo. Coge la pastilla de jabón y observa cómo se siente tenerla entre las manos, acariciando tu piel, desprendiendo un olor que te traslada a dónde tú decidas. Escucha con atención el sonido que el agua produce al caer llevándose consigo todo lo que te sobra.

¡Creednos! 300 segundos bajo el chorro de agua de la ducha alcanzan para dejar a un lado el estrés, la tensión y las preocupaciones que se comen nuestro día a día y nos consumen por dentro.

 

 

Se suele decir que los viajes nos transforman, y nosotros estamos totalmente de acuerdo. De lo que no nos habíamos dado cuenta es que no hace falta esperar a las vacaciones para transformarte: cualquier viaje tiene este poder renovador si así lo decidimos. Es más, ¡podemos hacerlo todos los días si queremos!

De acuerdo, suena exagerado, pero sí, para nosotros el baño es un viaje… aunque rápido y dentro de un plato de ducha. También se suele decir que la vida es una sucesión de elecciones, nosotros lo vemos así y te retamos, ¿por qué no estar de vacaciones por un rato, todos los días?

5 minutos al día para regalarlos a ti los tienes y lo sabes, solo has de lograr parar y probar a disfrutar a diario del “5 minute reset shower”.

Para eso Per Purr cuenta con una línea de 11 jabones divididos en tres familias olfativas: florales, herbales y especias. Elige uno según tu estado de ánimo, déjate envolver por su olor y verás qué cinco minutos al día es más que suficiente para dejar de lado todo lo tóxico que te contamina y limpiarte por dentro y por fuera.

 

If you don't like to travel in the winter, after reading this post you might change your mind. Apart from visiting museums or having something hot in a cozy café, what else is there to do on a trip to Germany in the wintertime?

The truth is that it doesn’t matter when, Germany always has beautiful places to visit and explore anytime of year. Not to mention that the Germans have a special interest in issues that are also very important to us: health and well-being.

With that in mind, we selected tips from two of our favorite German cities, so you can discover the best they have to offer and decide what your next destination will be this winter!

 

Treat your body and soul well in Berlin

If there is something you must do in Berlin, it is spend a day at the Vabali spa. This "oasis" of well-being is a gift to yourself in every way. The place transports you directly to Bali, inviting you to a well-deserved rest in the heart of Berlin.

The spa has two floors and has approximately 20,000 square meters, offering everything you can imagine for a day of well-being: heated pools, jacuzzis, saunas, massages and treatments, rooms with fireplaces, as well as a restaurant with great food at fair prices.

If you are a plant lover like us and if you like cozy places to have breakfast or enjoy a flavorful tea, we recommend the House of Small Wonder restaurant and café. Directly from Williamsburg, New York to Berlin.

With a spectacular atmosphere and great decor, its culinary concept has numerous Japanese influences: homemade food with organic and local ingredients. Homemade bread, croissants and freshly baked cakes are freshly made throughout the day.

In wintertime in Germany, it is very important to plan where you’re going and how long you will be walking outside on the streets. For this reason, the Markthalle Neun is a good option, it’s an indoor market you can stroll through, offering many options of local gastronomy and shelter from the cold weather.

The market has a special concept: "eat and buy in a different way." Suppliers are local producers who know the history behind their products. An artisanal bakery, a small brewery, typical German cake kiosks and a wide variety of Turkish, Arabic, Greek, and Italian cuisine.

 

In addition, the market offers space for projects that address issues relating to nutrition, agriculture, biodiversity and the environment.

 

Healthy Fast Food + Day Spa in Munich 

Munich is full of good surprises. One of them is the exclusive day spa in the center of the city: Organic Luxury, a place well-worth the visit, where you can even find Per Purr products among other niche brands.

Focused on sensory and wellness experiences, both in the treatments and in the products offered in the store, Organic Luxury shows that taking care of yourself with high-quality products, combined with the desire to use products without synthetic additives, is no longer a luxury, but part of the routine of many people also concerned about what they’re using on the skin.

There is nothing better than warm soups and broths in the winter, and Germany is the ideal place to have delicious soups. We recommend Urban Soup: a super authentic place they like to call “Healthy Fast Food” in Munich.

 

All soups are made with high-quality regional and organic products, and they also offer take-out, ideal for those who are travelling and do not want to waste time. And what we like: the soups are served in recyclable jars that you can return there or reuse them yourself.

 

We also would like to recommend a visit to the beauty center Cremebar Beauty & Wellness, a space with a pleasant atmosphere that offers facial and body treatments, as well as advice from their team of experts.

Cremebar also has an online cosmetics shop where you can find Per Purr products in Munich.

Enjoy these tips, and don't forget to take a Per Purr travel kit with you on your next trip!

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