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Breaking the rules, for all the right reasons

The beauty industry has at times held onto time-honoured traditions and processes. Think about the three-step rule, which has now become about five steps. Sometimes your beauty therapist needs to break those rules or skip some steps. The adage that rules were made to be broken is very true for a beauty therapist, to allow us to achieve great results…

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Knowing the skin you’re in

One of the greatest challenges in our industry is proper skin diagnosis. We find too often that new clients arrive brimming with misinformation or without having any real understanding of their own skin. Skin health can be at risk for new clients who have tried the latest product used by some celebrity, believing it would be perfect for them. You…

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Out, damned spot! Out, I say! To squeeze or not to squeeze?

In a perfect world we would always recommend not squeezing blemishes because it can break up the infection and spread it under the skin, creating a whole new crop of pimples. In reality, not squeezing spots is possibly the most ignored piece of sound beauty advice we give! But if you simply must squeeze, here are some basic rules to…

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6 Rules of skincare that stands the test of time

The secret to great skin health is a great skincare routine at home. Yet I find this is sometimes an area of great confusion. Here are my six rules to live by: 1. Practise your routine twice a day. In the morning, cleanse and tone (yes, do not miss this step), then apply serum, eye cream, moisturiser, SPF product, primer…

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Making the most of your eyes

They say that the eyes are the windows of the soul; I believe they help us to make connections with each other. We also use our eyes to express our emotions. The skin around the eyes is five times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face and contains 20% less nutrients than the skin on the lips.…

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The Cleansing Lesson YOU Need to Read

Sadly women typically cleanse their skin for only three seconds—and men for even less time. Yet proper cleansing is the foundation for your whole skincare routine. Inefficient cleansing can lead to breakouts, congestion, sensitivity and other adverse skin reactions. Here are my top tips for perfect cleansing: 1. Cleanse twice a day with a double cleanse in the evening. 2.…

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When you have to much of a good thing

Skin treatments have changed a lot over the years. Some innovations are nothing more than fads, others I wish were only fads, and yet others have proven to be of great value and will stand the test of time. While the improvements in technology have been amazing, they have provided a lot of stimulation and this constant activity pushing the…

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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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Through the ages – in my teens

One of the most amazing things about becoming a beauty therapist was when I was young I discovered that I was not the only one………..who had hair on her toes, who had pimples or who was insecure about how I looked! The things I learnt by being an under 20 year old beauty therapist. I became a beauty therapist and…

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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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