The annual congress of the American Academy of Dermatology, in the U.S.A, is the congress where everyone who knows anything about skin in the world, attends. It is held on the east coast one year and on the west coast the other. On this occasion it was the turn of Orlando, and was again a huge event. Her[...]

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Last week we had a few days off and I was looking forward to having a holiday in our own country filled with picnics, sailing and cycling trips and finishing off with a tasty BBQ on the beach. It turned out somewhat differently!

The cycle trip did go ahead, but with jackboots and sou'westers on and under loud protest from the children… Yet, statistically, that good weather should come eventually. Meanwhile, because I am getting rather desperate, I am going to do what the writer of "The Secret" advised me. Today I am just going[...]

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After reading "the recipe for beautiful skin", you now know at least which skincare products you should have in your bathroom cabinet.

But just as in the kitchen, it is not only the ingredients that are required. You also need a complete recipe and a basic knowledge. Your skin! The most important thing that you need to do before buying skincare products is deciding what type of skin you have. Because even the very best creams can caus[...]

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Skin problems through an over clean skin. That is possible! In the interview with Grazia below I tell more about it...

A healthy stratum corneum. I'm convinced that the "over- zealous" cleaning of your skin with strong de-greasing cleansers is one of the biggest causes of skin problems. Basically; if you wash too vigorously then your stratum corneum (your upper skin layer) becomes weak. And a strong stratum corneum is [...]

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After an amazing dinner at de Librije, I decided that I would like to attempt to repeat the meal for some dinner guests. During the preparation I had a slight panic. Although everything is perfectly set out in the Librije's cookbook, there were still a couple of challenges to overcome. It was not only pr[...]

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A burning, prickling, stinging skin. How distressing! And if you look in the mirror you can't really notice anything. Sometimes this happens if you have just applied a new cream, and sometimes if you haven't changed anything at all.

It is estimated that more than 50% of people have sensitive skin. If you are one of these, it is helpful to know what the cause may be. Have you found this out? Then you can try, step-by-step, to get the normality back into your skincare routine as, fortunately, a sensitive skin doesn't mean that you hav[...]

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