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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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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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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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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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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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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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Finding balance

I have always found a great irony in some of the biggest facts within beauty industry. Did you know the number one customer concern is dehydration, not lines, not pimples? Yet the industry promotes extensively to exfoliate and not as strongly to mask. The irony is exfoliating and not masking can be the biggest cause of dehydration. Allow me to explain.…

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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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