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Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage

As a beauty therapist I have often been described as having magic hands, however, there is more to the magic than meets the eye. Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage. The right technique and care will deliver skin health benefits and improve the appearance of the skin. Manipulating the skin in certain directions will…

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Through the ages – seventies and up

Here is my secret the client’s skin which I most admire is over seventy.  I call her my poster child. I can promise you, you would never pick her age and you would be out by a long shot. I have also known her for over a decade and she has not changed a single iota. She wears her lines…

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Through the ages – in your sixties

So what does a woman in her forties know about being in her sixties, well let’s face it nothing!  What I do know is how inspiring woman in this age group are from international leaders like Michelle Bachelet, Angela Merkel and Princess Anne to screen sirens like Jane Seymour and Susan Sarandon. They have forged their own path and left…

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Through the ages – in the fifties

Fifties conjures up images of swing dresses and juke boxes. Professionally fifties means I will start to see thickening of the skin, age spots, lines and wrinkles, nail thickening and ridging. It is also a time that for female clients we have to address the effect of menopause. Menopause effects appearance in many ways. Firstly we start seeing less lipids…

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Through the ages in my thirties

My thirties for me were an amazing time of risk and endeavour as I opened my own business and juggled my role as a national trainer. Never before did I feel that how I looked was more important to how I was treated and respected. When representing the beauty industry people expect you to be an exemplary reflection of your…

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Through the ages in my twenties

Even though I would not want to be in my twenties again there are some elements of being in my twenties I miss. The devil may care cavalier attitude of my 20’s is something I wish I could embrace more often now that I am in my 40’s. As a beauty therapist in my twenties I really started to form…

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5 Must do’s for winter skin survival

With winter weather upon us there is sometimes nothing better than staying at home. Curling up in front of the fire, drinking hot drinks and let’s not forget winter warming foods. Winter is a time that can be very harsh on our skins and we can naturally become a little lazier. So here is my personal five top tips to…

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Winter Skin Saving Advice

Winter weather is the biggest culprit for dry skin. 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…

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