How To Cure Acne In Weird Ways


We frequently have some interesting guests in our hotel. We’ve had celebrities, magicians (this was a fun night), wine expers (an even better night) and doctors. Last week we had a group of dermatologists in our hotel. They were attending a nearby conference on how to cure skin conditions. My daughter has struggled with acne for many years now, so I took the opportunity to corner a few at the bar and ask some questions. What they told me shocked and amazed me at the same time, as the acne cures they were sharing were the ones you don’t read about online. For all the research I’d done, this was the first time I ever came across the advice they gave me.

I know this is a hotel website, but I though I’d share some of the tips they gave me, just in case it helps you as well!

Tip 1 – Use Birth Control

best birth control for skinApparently, some birth controls actually help cure acne. Never hear this before, but when the top dermatologist in the state tells you something, I think you should listen. He gave me some guidance on how to find the best birth control for acne. From my own research, Yasmin seems best to cure hormonal acne. You’ll need to go to a doctor to discuss your options.

Tip 2 – Use Natural Oils

essential oilsApparently, despite oily skin causing acne, using oils can help get rid of acne. I’m not sure how this works, but you can find the best essential oils to use for acne here:
Some of the best oils for bad skin include Argan oil, Tea tree oil and Jojoba oil. I’ve personally bought some Tea tree oil t try on my own skin, as I heard it also helps with wrinkles!

Tip 3 – Diet Doesn’t Matter As Much

Apparently having some chocolate, crisps and soft drinks won’t make too much of a difference. While its advisable to eat healthy, eating super healthy won’t actually get rid of acne, especially if it’s hormonal acne you’re suffering from. So, by all means, eat healthy, but don’t feel like you can’t indulge in some nice food once in a while.

So these were my biggest takeaways from talking to some of the best dermatologists in the country. They are simple tips, and anyone can follow them. Well, if you’re make, then birth control will not help you at all. But natural oils could though!

Remember, your skin is different to mine. So what works for one person, might actually cause a bad outbreak for the other person. So keep trying and find something that works for your skin.

So You Want To Detox? Do You Do It At Home Or In A Spa?


Many hotels now offer exclusive detox packages, but are they worth it? Having done a few cleanses, and having been in the hotel business for years, we have our doubts. But regardless, let’s look into this a little more.

detoxI love a spa hotel. It’s incredibly relaxing, and it’s one of the few times I really let myself go and allow some pampering to be done on me. It’s lovely, but I do have my doubts though on whether such a setting is appropriate for a cleanse. Sure, you’re more likely to be disciplined, and you’ll have everything done for you. But on the other hand, you’re wasting money on something you can easily do at home. I much rather do a detox at home, and then reward myself with a weekend in a nice spa hotel. But that’s just me. If you agree, you’re probably wondering what the best ways are to detox at home.

My favorite way to cleanse is using a teatox. This is basically a detox using only teas. It’s easy, simple and cheap. Best of all, it’s completely natural, and therefore much healthier than using nasty chemicals to flush out toxins. It might take a little longer, but I’ve felt much better after a teatox than any other detox I’ve ever done. My favorite product at the moment is SkinnyMint. I’ve read many customer SkinnyMint Teatox reviews, and most of them agree that it decreases bloating, gives you a sense of wellbeing, and helps you lose weight (which is an amazing bonus).

So why not spend some time going through a detox (or a teatox) at home. Go on a diet, which is never much fun. Do some exercise. Make sure you cleanse out your system completely. Then, and only then, go to a spa to relax and reward yourself for all your efforts? This makes so much more sense to me.

Let me know in the comments below what you think. Do you like the idea of doing a detox in a nice spa hotel? Or do you agree with me that a cleanse is better done at home?

Most Expensive Hotels In The World


We at Teller House Hotel believe in value and giving our guests the best experience ever. We’ll never feature in a list of the most expensive hotels, or the most extravagant hotels, or even the best hotels in the world. But we are proud of what we achieved and the fact that we’ve had guests come back every single year for a decade. That is something you can’t put on a list.

But all that doesn’t mean we don’t look at what’s out there. Today we wanted to share with you the 10 most expensive hotels in the world which we would love to visit. Unsurprisingly, many of them are in Paris, France; where luxury is a necessity. We’ve stayed at four of them, and absolutely loved them. Some lacked the homely comfort feeling, some were too opulent, but mostly, staying in one of these hotels is a rare treat and an experience that is phenomenally amazing.

So without further delay, here’s the ten most expensive hotels around the word. Let us know in the comments below which one you’d like to stay in!

How To Find The Best Hotel Deals

Hotel Tips

Hotels can get very expensive very fast! Especially if you have my taste! But there are plenty of travel websites and online comparison sites to help you find the best hotel deal fast and easy. But which one do you choose? There’s so many comparison sites out there, it gets confusing pretty quickly. Our advice … use as many as you can. Usually, the more time you can spend searching and comparing, the more you will end up saving.

But instead of boring you with all the details, the video below will give you a great overview of our favorite websites and where to find the best hotel deals online.

Leave a comment below to tell us about your favorite travel deal websites and what kind of hotel discounts you’ve been able to collect in the past. Do you even look for deals or do you just book without shopping around? Let me know 🙂

Top Tips To Make Your Hotel Stay More Comfortable

Hotel Tips

Hotels can be incredibly nice, but sometimes you will miss the comfort of being in your own home. There’s plenty of tips, tricks and hotel hacks to make your stay more pleasant. These simple, quick-witted tips can help make your hotel stay much more enjoyable.


best hotel hacks

Get Upgraded

In an era where everything can be done online, it is always a great idea to call a hotel when you are making your reservation, talking to a member of the hotel will make you more aware of everything the hotel has to offer and it allows them to know exactly what you are looking for as well. If your stay at the hotel includes some type of celebration or milestone, be sure to mention it on that call. Often the members of the front desk are happy to give you a room upgrade at no extra charge.

Keep the Drinks Coming With These Two Hotel Room Hacks

If you have multiple beverages to keep cold, you can use the trash can as an ice bucket. The bin should already have a clean plastic bag in it, but if not you can always use the plastic laundry bag located in the closet, line the bin and head to the ice machine for a fill up. If you need even more space for your drinks, fill the sink with ice and let your cans and bottles chill there.

Speaking of bottles, chances are you forgot your bottle opener when you packed your luggage. No problem! Simply open the bathroom door, line your bottle cap up to the empty lock latch at an angle, apply pressure and pop the top right off.

hotel tipsUse The Hotel TV More Efficiently

Sharing the hotel room with your family or friends? That can get annoying fast! If you find that the outlets in the room are in odd spots, or your family has taken over every opening, you can use the TV to charge your device. Nowadays, the TV sets usually have a built-in USB port you can hook your device right up to and begin charging, another bonus is that often the TV is placed on a nice table or hutch, off the floor, so your device will be too.

You can also use the TV to watch your live streaming shows and movies on the big screen. With an HDMI cable hooked to your laptop, smart phone, or tablet and to the HDMI port in the back of the TV, you can see anything that is playing on your device appear on the big screen in the room. This will avoid you being billed for expensive movies as well. So a time saver and money saver at the same time!

Shower Cap Sanitation

For some, the most uncomfortable feeling about staying in a hotel room, are the germs. A simple tip that can make a big difference is using the complimentary plastic shower cap to cover unsanitary items, such as, the TV remote and faucet handles. With the clear thin plastic you are still able to easily use these items without coming in direct contact with them. Also, you can always ask for a few extra caps to keep you covered.

Dining Table Tip

Don’t want to leave the room for food? Eating on the bed too messy? While most hotels don’t offer adequate dining space in the room, we have a great tip for you. You can use the ironing board for a spacious dining experience. Sit on the edge of the bed, pull the ironing board up to your legs, cover it with a fresh towel and you have a perfect table fit for multiple people.

These creative traveling tips are tried and true, and they can help you enjoy your hotel stay and make you feel more at home anywhere!