Friday 17 March 2017
I am naturally very thrilled with all the products that I have, over the last few years, created for my skincare range. Although I was completely overwhelmed by the many super reactions to my Vitamin A Serum. This week I am launching yet another new product. And to let you into a secret, this is sort of [...]
Friday 7 October 2016
An estimated one in five women in Europe suffers from Rosacea. So how does this unpleasant skin condition often miss being diagnosed by Doctors? Here is a list of the most common Rosacea triggers. I wonder if you will recognise any.
In fact, Rosacea is a vascular condition. Blood vessels on the surface [...]
Monday 9 November 2015
In my previous blog I promised to bring you some Oatmeal-Do-it-yourself tips. Oatmeal contains lots of different active properties, making it very versatile. You'll discover this if you search the internet; oatmeal is used for treating athlete's foot, chicken pox, insect bites, itching, eczema, dry skin,[...]
Thursday 29 October 2015
Kris Verburgh of De Voedselzandloper can be proud of me: for years I have started my day with a bowl of porridge oats and almond milk. If I am to believe him, this will give me healthier veins, lower blood pressure, better metabolism and more energy. I do believe him, but I also enjoy it anyway. What m[...]
Saturday 3 March 2012
Spots, bumps, chapped red skin, itching; half of the people in the Netherlands regularly suffer from this. And the industry has conveniently dived on this. The shelves are full of soothing creams and ointments for sensitive skin.
That we suffer massively from sensitive skin is not so surprising if you think that the Netherlands woman uses on average between 9 and 12 skincare products per day and doesnt actually know what she should be aware of when buying a product. The latter became painfully clear to me last week when analysin[...]
Friday 10 December 2010
I have written previously about the toner (see here). There are quite a lot of discussions among Dermatologists as to whether using a toner is worthwhile. I can understand why some experts are doubtful about this. There are many toners which are mainly just water with a hint of colour and fragrance. And [...]
Friday 29 October 2010
Those warm rosy Dutch cheeks. Nice, until you get them yourself. It starts with a small burst vessel and before you know it, both cheeks are full of them. And if you are really unlucky, you get a red nose too. When you look in the mirror you immediately see the image of your mother, as she, too, suffered from them.
Camouflaging becomes more and more difficult and the green creams have only a moderately effective. But how do they actually appear and what can be done about them?
The facts about broken capillaries at a glance
- The chance of developing broken capillaries is greater if your parents, grandparents, bro[...]
Friday 4 June 2010
Dead skin cells form the outermost layer of our skin. They protect us, but can also make our skin look dull and uneven. Despite this, what we actually want is to have a radiant and even complexion.
Dead skin cells - our protectors
Our 'armour'. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of our skin, an[...]