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** A Personal Review – Save my Thirsty Skin

A Personal Review  Summer Loving is not what our skin says! We tend to find our skins more dehydrated in summer due to heat, air-conditioning and alcohol ( that Christmas Cheer!) Dehydration in skin is lack of water not oil. Yes your skin might be in drought too!  Dehydration presents itself looking like an onion skin with fine criss crossing…

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Brave a boot camp—for your skin

Spring is the time for skin boot camps! After the drying and sluggish effects of winter there is nothing better than kick-starting the social season with a skin boot camp. You can send you skin to boot camp in many ways. As the name suggests, it is all about revving up or doing something different to stimulate positive results in…

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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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LIfe is about give and take

Masks are so often forgotten or completely left out of our routine, mainly because it can all be just too tiresome or difficult. Most of the time masks have been sold with so many rules about how they should be used that it just does not get done. To make it easy masks do not have to be done ‘once…

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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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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

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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When a rose is not a girl’s best friend

A rose is not a girl’s best friend when it is a shower rose. OK I know it is cold and there is nothing like a hot shower to warm the bones, however keep your face out. I am surprised how many people put the face directly under the shower. I am not sure if it makes people feel free by…

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What does the word breakout mean to you?

Ok you look in the mirror and to your horror you have breakout! Breakout is a word that can mean very different things to different people depending on how their skin breaks out. Breakouts can be either pimples, congestion, acne , blackheads, whiteheads or red flaky irritation. By telling a beauty consultant “I have breakout” without a further questioning you…

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