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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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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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A conversation on ageing part I

If beauty only comes from within then why is there a beauty industry? Obtaining beauty is such a personal and subjective matter that depends on upbringing, culture, genetics, and philosophy. I believe beauty is health and confidence that comes from within and on the outside. The obsession that the opposite to beauty is lines and wrinkles to me is misguided.…

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Eye to eye

The eye area has the most delicate skin on the face and therefore not only shows signs of ageing first it also is most effected by lifestyle and environment choices. The skin around the eyes is considered to be 5 times thinner than the rest of the face and it contains 20% less lipids and nutrients. It is also the…

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