UK imposes a quarantine for travelers coming from France

CoronavirusThe breeze is slightly more refreshing; the heatwave is finally passing over! However, the news isn’t as pleasant for those of us who wish to return to a normal rhythm of life. In France, the cases of COVID-19 are rising, though the death rate remains the same (according to the World Health Organisation). Some governments worldwide have decided to take new measures to control the sanitary situation. In that regard, the United Kingdom has decided that on Saturday, people coming from certain countries will need to be quarantined for 14 days, France included.Read more

High pollen warning: How to control your allergies

The French health ministry issued a high pollen level warning this week. Across France, pollen levels are high to extremely high. Fortunately, our region is a bit better with medium to high levels. If you or someone you know suffers from seasonal allergies, here is an article from our health writer, Christine Kjeldbjerg, on natural ways to help your body fight the pollen attack.  Read more

Cleaning your beauty routine: A guide to alternative beauty choices

Julia EdgelyLocal Irish homoeopath, Julia Edgely, is an expert in all-natural beauty products. Whether concocting beauty treatments from fresh foods or testing the latest natural makeup product, she is a wealth of information on how to keep chemicals off our skin and out of our bloodstream. Here she shares some top local spots for finding 'alternative beauty products' and gives some DIY tips for making your own beauty treatments. She even reveals the recipe for her popular cacao face mask.Read more

Have you tried Face Yoga?

Eva Lu Acupuncturist c. Fotini Efstathiou of Social Fox CreativeWhat if you could come out of this confinement looking years younger? Well, we certainly can't promise anything, but followers swear by this method to tighten and tone their face. Local ex-pat, Eva Lu, is a licenced acupuncturist from California and is certified in Face Yoga Method and Sculptural Face Lifting. From lockdown in Golfe-Juan, she has been hosting a series of free online Face Yoga sessions. Here, we bring you an article she did for Riviera Insider's Wellness special. Read more

Compassion & innovation: L. Raphael launches skin programme for young adults

Israeli beauty entrepreneur Ronit Raphael has been at the forefront of innovation in her industry for more than 30 years. She was to be a dancer, but her plans changed course at 18 when, in an effort to treat her acne, she suffered second-degree burns following an ill-informed chemical peel. During the years that followed, Ronit consulted with leading dermatologists around the world and ultimately created her own brand today known as L. Raphael.Read more

Skiing & snowshoeing against cancer

On Saturday 17th March, La Ligue Contre le Cancer (the League Against Cancer) in the Alpes-Maritimes will host the Snow Day Challenge in the ski resort of Auron. Participants can choose between a parallel slalom race down the piste or a cross-country snowshoe hike, with all proceeds going towards research, treatment and prevention strategies. Support a great cause and countless families in the region!Read more

Advice from Anahataflow

After the warmer summer months of the Pitta phase, the cool and airy Vata period —which lasts until January — begins in October.Read more

You are what you eat: nutrition in accordance with natural laws

Each of us has a certain physical and mental constitution (Dosha), which distinguishes us from others. If we know our own nature, we can consciously influence these energy principles and balance the interaction of the three Doshas: Vata, Pittaand Kapha.Read more

The young professional: advanced skin care

In her sparkling white clinic in the centre of Monaco, 26-year-old Stephanie Cubeddu-Burns is a long way from her native North Yorkshire, but she fits in seamlessly. Her fresh and bright skin is the ideal advertisement for her company, The Advanced Skin Clinic, which she launched two years ago.Read more

Spa specialists: an interview with LV Riviera Spa

Duo Lionel Vinciguerra and Mike Blackmann are a young and dynamic team. in just four years, they have come to manage some of the French riviera’s most prestigious spas such as Èze’s iconic Chèvre d’Or and the Five Seas in Cannes – their first project.Read more