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The Best Skincare ingredients to use at night

Superhero No 1……. Vitamin A Apply this baby at night and just imagine it putting up a fight to get rid of lines, wrinkles, dark spots and acne.  What weapons does this superhero have?  Speeds up cell turnover which means it is exfoliating your skin from the inside Boosts Collagen meaning it keeps your face […]

Cold Sores

Nearly everyone carries the virus that causes cold sores, even if they’ve never had symptoms. What is a cold sore? Cold sores are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips.  After these blisters break, a scab forms that can last for several days, but usually heal in two to three weeks without leaving a […]

Is Witch Hazel Good or Bad for Skin?

Witch hazel is another name for the plant Hamamelis Virginiana that produces an extract that has many medicinal uses including skincare. Witch hazel acts as an astringent, meaning it can cleanse and tighten our pores.  Witch hazel has been used for hundreds of years to soothe and heal irritated skin. However, witch hazel isn’t for […]

The latest skincare trend known as Slugging!

Firstly, let’s get one thing out of the way: slugging in skin care terms has nothing to do with actual slugs!   However, apparently the K-beauty trend did get its name from the idea of the mucus trail left by a slug and this is kind of what you look like going to bed covered in […]

How can you tell if your skin barrier is damaged?

When your skin barrier is comprised, you would have some of the following skin symptoms: What is your skin barrier? Your skin is made of layers, each of which has important jobs in protecting your body. The outermost layer, called the stratum corneum is often described as a brick wall. It consists of tough skin […]

Exfoliation 101

How I exfoliate must be one of the most asked questions around this time of year, when most of us in the UK are facing cold winds and dropping temperatures.  My answer is always one word and that is ‘safely.’ You can load up on antioxidants or enjoy regular monthly facials, there are tons of ways […]

The rosacea diet

In the past week, I have been inundated with questions about rosacea as it seems to flare up at this time of year. Therefore I have put together this little Q & A to help us understand what rosacea is and how we can manage it!  What is rosacea? Do you get next-level flushed when […]