Chemical peels come in many different strengths, and acids (both AHA and BHA) are becoming frequent ingredients in many a skincare routine. What is the difference, who should (or should not) be using them, and why in the name of all that is good would you want to put acids on your face, or any … Continue reading Acids, chemical peels and glowing skin
Collagen has become a popular buzz word in the anti-ageing and skincare industry. As always, this has lead to confusion, myths, and the word being plastered on everything from supplements to face masks. Read on if you'd like to find out what it is, if you need it, and most importantly, how you can really … Continue reading Collagen – what is it, and why is it vital for glowing skin?
January is nearly over, and 2019 is well and truly underway. Despite my love of the fresh start that January brings (and I think that is the only thing I love about January), around now I usually find myself hitting a motivational slump, and all my goals for the year ahead seem far too ambitious, despite … Continue reading Inspire yourself – even if it’s still January
It's Friday, January, and generally grey. Cocktails and nights out are a vague memory at this stage, so I thought I would share a "healthy" cocktail that includes chlorophyll, and won't ravage your skin the way most sugary concoctions do. A very experienced cocktail maker helped me put this together, as I was searching for … Continue reading Chlorophyll Cocktail
I've been taking a chlorophyll supplement for about 8 years now, and it is one that I recommend to every acne patient that walks into my clinic. In contrast to most supplements on the market, it comes in a liquid form, and tastes nice...I promise. I originally started taking chlorophyll after reading The Healthy Skin … Continue reading The benefits of chlorophyll, and why it’s my favourite supplement
As an avid runner, I have been dismayed to discover the term "runner's face" is all too real when it comes to the effects on facial ageing. The loss of fat and facial volume is unfortunately a normal sign of ageing, and one that contributes to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles and even those … Continue reading How to avoid “runner’s face”
Vitamin C is everywhere these days, in moisturisers, serums, sunscreen, face washes - you name it, Vitamin C has claimed it. And it is a great ingredient in skincare. It promotes collagen formation, has fantastic brightening properties and sounds all nice and natural and un-chemically. Tick, tick, tick, right? But is there ever really a … Continue reading Why Vitamin C might be ruining your skin
Botox...a polarising word to say the least, and the funny part is most people aren't actually 100% clear on what Botox is or what it can be used for. There's a stigma associated with it, despite it being widely used for therapeutic purposes, and it has taken the blame for all sorts of odd looking … Continue reading Botox and teeth grinding…what’s the deal?
I love to travel...yeah I know, big whoop, doesn’t everyone? But no, I really mean that (for the most part) I love every aspect of it - the flights, the trains, the metro, the trams and buses, finding my way around cities I don’t know (and this from someone with an appalling sense of direction) … Continue reading Wanderlust lite
My obsession with skin care runs to the extreme end of the spectrum when it comes to face masks, but not every mask is made equal - and some can do more harm than good. There are enough masks available to confuse the most seasoned skin care addict, and some target skin function in longer … Continue reading The 5 best face masks for glowing skin