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Celebrity Beauty Secrets: Jessica Alba

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She may be a natural beauty, but even former Dark Angel, Jessica Alba has a few beauty secrets up her sleeve. We hear this red carpet goddess is a big fan of a little something known as cryotherapy, and she's not the only star to make this her go-to source for added fabulosity.

Used by Hollywood celebrities Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston to give them red carpet-ready skin, cryotherapy is rapidly becoming one of the coolest non-invasive treatments around. And now, one of the UK's leading cryotherapists is offering a new unique salon therapy that leaves the skin looking ten years younger - by freezing the areas to temperatures as low as minus 180C (-292F)!

Alla Pashynska, Clinical Director of ICE Health Cryotherapy Ltd, says that her new device is the only one in the country that can reach such ultra-cold temperatures in salon and clinic environments. She is hailing the treatment, which is delivered via a new machine to the UK called a Cryo T Portable, as a revolution in beauty and cosmetic markets.

Not only does the machine reach these extremely low temperatures - compared with salon-standard cryotherapy machines that reach about -15C - it can be used as part of a beauty regime and as a curative treatment for a wide range of ailments.

This unique form of cryotherapy works because as the face or body freezes, the blood vessels widen, which allows more oxygen to reach the cells. This process kick-starts the body to begin its own healing process, and speeds up the removal of toxins. The extremely cold temperatures also enhance the natural production of collagen, leaving the skin looking brighter, more radiant, smoother, tighter, and with fewer wrinkles, as well as boost endorphins and adrenaline.

"The treatments I am trained to offer via the Cryo T Portable may reach extremely cold temperatures, but it is perfectly safe," says Alla, who owns VIP Clinic in Stoke-on-Trent and has offered full body cryotherapy since 2010. "It is actually the very low temperatures that yield the incredible results. It is not in the least bit painful to have this cryotherapy treatment and everyone who has tried it is genuinely amazed by the results."

"In terms of beauty regimes, I believe that it will overtake treatments like Botox in popularity, simply because nothing is being injected into the body," Alla explained.

Alla begins by deep cleansing the skin and applying a gentle 20% glyconic acid peel. The unique cryotherapy machine is set to work, with the stream of liquid nitrogen vapors delivering ultra-cold temperatures to the skin. Afterwards, she moisturizes the skin. In just one treatment, skin is left radiant, incredibly smooth and much tighter. Blemishes are minimized and pores are closed.

Cryotherapy is also great for whipping skin back into flawless shape, treating acne, eczema, psoriasis and cellulite. It is also used as a remedy for muscle inflammation, arthritis, headaches, migraines, and osteoporosis, as well as pain and swelling reduction. "It sounds like a wonder device - but that is really what it is," Alla explained. "I have seen a huge increase in the number of people who come to us for this specialist treatment - and some have been so impressed with the machine, they have even bought their own!"

For more information on the Cryo T Portable machine, visit www.icehealth.co.uk. Ready to try this red carpet secret out yourself? Let us know what you think with a note below!

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