Posted on 4 March 2021

Meet our newest friend of Sunlighten, Pia Loyola

Introducing one of our newest friends of Sunlighten, Actress and founder of beauty brand, Macabalm, Pia Loyola.

We recently spoke with Pia about how she uses her Sunlighten mPulse 3-in-1 Conquer, five ways she prioritises her health and wellbeing, her latest venture and more.

Sunlighten: You have been using your Sunlighten mPulse 3-in-1  infrared sauna for a few months now, can you tell us any favourite rituals you have started or your favourite time of day to have your infrared sauna?

Pia: I absolutely love my Sunlighten infrared sauna. I have been using it either first thing in the morning to start my day or in the late afternoon to finish off the day and sweat out any toxins. A little ritual I have been doing particularly during summer is a 40-45min sauna session where I listen to music or meditate followed by a cold plunge in my pool straight after. It really revitalizes me and gives me that reset that I often need after a big day.


Sunlighten: What benefits have you started noticing since incorporating your Sunlighten infrared sauna sessions into your weekly routine?

Pia: My skin is absolutely something I’ve noticed. It glows for hours after a sauna session and feels regenerated. But mostly it’s my overall body and energy – I feel much more energized, healthy and detoxified. It honestly is one of the best things about my wellness routine and I’m so glad to be able to incorporate it in most days.

Sunlighten: What are five things you do each week to ensure you prioritise your health and feel your best?

  • I do reformer pilates around 3 times a week and go for long coastal walks to clear my head
  • I use my Sunlighten mPulse Conquer Sauna 4 times a week – a 30-45min session is what my body craves to reset and detoxify.
  • I try to meditate, usually via a guided app but sometimes I only find I get to do that twice or three times a week, but it’s enough to keep me happy and centered.
  • As a ritual each night before bed I like to use and mix essential oils for better sleep or to calm the mind and finally,
  • Spending time with my boys - switching off, cooking a great meal and hanging out with my boys is what makes me the happiest which in turn, does wonders for my overall health.


Sunlighten: What are three words to describe how you feel following an infrared sauna session…

Pia: Revitalised, Relaxed and Energised

Sunlighten: What is inspiring you at the moment?

Pia: What is inspiring me at the moment is stillness. Not needing to fill my time with a doing. Just sitting in silence and trying to still my mind.

Sunlighten: Share with us your journey into creating Macabalm and how you like to incorporate this product into your skincare routine?

Pia: It has taken me almost four years to develop the product that I was always searching for, for myself. I wanted a balm that was natural, organic and suitable for me and my little ones along my motherhood journey.

Macabalm is a nourishing, soothing, healing multi-purpose skin salve. It's a remedy for a variety of different everyday skin concerns that everyone can use providing extra hydration on any dry skin spots and lips - it immediately makes a difference.

I use macabalm everyday as a skin salve or when I go out as an illuminator on my cheeks and brow bones and to get that dewy look over my makeup. I use it for my cuticles and also as a treatment for my hair - I pop it onto the ends for some extra nourishment and hydration. It’s always a part of my skincare routine, every day.

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