Keratosis pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris

If you have tiny bumps on the tops of your arms or thighs, it is highly possible you are suffering from a harmless skin condition called keratosis pilaris.  It is caused by the build-up of the main protein in the skin, keratin.  It appears as white or red bumps on the surface where keratin becomes […]

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Changing skincare with the seasons

The importance of changing skincare with the seasons.  The top layers of our skin are in a constant state of change, renewing consistently to provide a protective barrier and a supple hydrated complexion. In order to do this effectively your skin requires some supplies, one such vital supply is water. This is where weather can […]

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Skincare tips for brides to be

We all want beautiful skin but on our wedding day we tend to set the bar a little higher. Here are my skincare tips for brides to be. My advice is always to start into a skin care plan where possible about 6 months prior to the big day. There will be enough going on […]

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Prepping your skin for the party season

My favourite time of year is nearly upon us. Loads of get togethers with family and friends and maybe it’s the thought of impending time off work but everyone always seems a little happier. The same cannot always be said for our skin where a few too many Christmas parties, cold weather and central heating […]

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Top 5 tips for beautiful skin

You are in control 1. Everyone is after the best treatments possible for their skin and while there are amazing treatments available I always tell my clients that they are in control of the results they are going to achieve. What do I mean? Think of it like going to the dentist – we go […]

Zo Skin Health

Zo by Obagi at home peel

I have always advocated the importance of a good home care routine for optimal skin health and will always review what my clients are putting on their skin at home. Good skincare daily is a must if you want good skin! Think of it like brushing your teeth, you brush them twice daily and then […]

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Taking care of your skin this winter

Our recent changes in weather coupled with our return to central heating over the last few weeks can play havoc with hydration levels in our skins. Feelings of tightness, dehydration or irritation are common place at this time of year and are down to a few subtle changes in the surface layers of our skin. […]

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Facial wipes – are they bad for your skin?

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Facial wipes – are they a problem for your skin?
The short answer is yes.
I know we are all busy and sometimes the thought of cleansing seems like an arduous task but it’s a very important basic to get right as part of your skin care routine. Wipes can be appealing for convenience but there are plenty of other quick alternatives that are effective and wont damage your skin.

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ROSACEA

April was designated as Rosacea awareness month by The National Rosacea Association to educate the public on this chronic skin condition.  Today I wanted to discuss rosacea but also some tips  which can help manage and control symptoms. Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which affects a high percentage of the population. It is considered to be chronic and without […]

Acne

ACNE

Having personally suffered with acne on and off since my early teens I know how upsetting it can be to have skin issues at any age. I must say on the plus side as a girl I was always very thankful for the high coverage foundations that I packed on not knowing they were causing […]