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Winter Skin Saving Advice

There are many factors that contribute to the drying and dehydration of skin during the winter months. Firstly, oil does not travel as easily across the skin like it does in summer. Just think of a knob of butter in a frypan. Secondly, in very cold climates the water present in the skin can freeze and then chaps. Thirdly our…

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Waxing Lyrical

Just like oils aint oils waxes are not waxes. The quality of your hair removal can be put down to the quality of the wax over the service provider. Did I hear a  gasp? So few people; actually realize the importance of good wax. A great wax has a very high quality resin which gives the wax flexibility, pliability and…

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Who should you go to bed with?

Going to bed with a mask on is very common; however, I question the logic. The skin would get far greater treatment by having a mask and night cream applied than a mask alone. Today’s technology in skincare means that we need to shift our thinking in how use and recommend products. Night creams have vastly increased in technology and…

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Ingredients versus benefits

With today’s technology and understanding of the skin it seems to bring more confusion than clarification. Clients and friends seem more confused on what they should be looking for in a skincare product than ever. There is always great hype over the “miracle” ingredient where I believe the focus needs to rest solely on the benefits. There is no one…

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Its A Grey Area

You may have noticed that there is a lot of talk about online shopping versus bricks and mortar shopping. Personally I love both, there is something exciting about receiving your parcel after ordering on-line, it like a little gift! Then there is the using your senses purchasing where you can touch, feel and learn which is kind of fun. Luckily…

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Finding balance

I have always found a great irony in some of the biggest facts within beauty industry. Did you know the number one customer concern is dehydration, not lines, not pimples? Yet the industry promotes extensively to exfoliate and not as strongly to mask. The irony is exfoliating and not masking can be the biggest cause of dehydration. Allow me to explain.…

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I had a dream……..Spa versus Salon

What comes to mind when you think of a spa versus a beauty salon? There are so many elements and modalities that make up the beauty industry that straight out definitions are difficult, even for those of us within the industry. So how do clients know which style of business will give them what they are after? Let’s face it…

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Whoopsie hows your tootsies!

Summer feet! If you look down at your feet right now how dry and calloused are they? In summer we tend to wear thongs and sandals which are very high impact on our feet, which in turn dries them and toughens them. The hard impact stimulates a normal body response to protect and therefore the skin starts to build a…

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Can you spot the difference?

OK pigmentation is a massive topic so let’s keep to some basics. Pigmentation that is caused by either hormones or sun can be treated and reduced. Pigmentation is caused when a chain of communications   are   over stimulated by either hormones or sun. What happens within the skin is a series of complex systems that trigger the next element to finally stimulate…

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