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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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Why your therapist is better than the beauty pages

What is the difference between a skin type and a skin condition and does it matter? A skin type is a description of skin that relates to the amount of oil found present. There are three skin types—yes, you read right—only three: oily, normal and dry. An oily skin presents with oil all over the face intensifying towards the T-zone.…

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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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How to add a little life to your years

It is so confusing out there! We are constantly bombarded with words, images and information, and just as much misinformation. How do you find your truth? Here is my truth and I hope it helps you to find yours. I love this industry. I love helping people to feel more confident. For me, it has never been just about pampering…

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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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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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Do you know your skin type?

After 21 years in the industry, I am still amazed how little some people understand about their own skin, how it behaves and what skin type they have. It is my experience that people who have a strong understanding about what their skin does and when and react to this knowledge,  are the ones who have the beautiful, healthy skin. I often get asked what the…

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