And all of a sudden it’s spring. Oh how I’ve been looking forward to it. It feels as though the cold dark days become more challenging every year. If I can, I try and escape the cold winter briefly for a holiday to a faraway tropical destination with my family. Great! Sadly, my skin is considerably less [...]

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Many women, and men too for that matter, suffer from this; a reddish brown discolouration on the neck. If you recognise this then you are probably the bearer of a skin condition known as Poikiloderma van Civatte. Perfume and the sun Poikiloderma appears to be caused by sun damage, and more particularly [...]

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"If you really want to know the age of a woman, look at her hands, don’t look at her face. The face may trick you, but the hands never do." We spend hundreds of euros on expensive face creams, masks and serums in the hope of reviving our looks again, but aren’t we forgetting something very important? Ye[...]

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Last week I told you about how I came back from my skiing holiday with an over brown face and two white sunglasses eyes. This illustrates again how difficult it is to protect yourself properly against the sun.

“Me”, I was too lazy to keep re-applying a thick layer of sun cream every two hours. And now I feel guilty…Because I can already see pigment spots on my forehead again. Clear evidence that my tightness with the sun cream has had unfortunate consequences on my skin… Fortunately there is a way to fix the [...]

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‘You’ll grow out of them!’, ‘it could be worse?’, ‘it’s a fact of life, you should be happy that you are a teenager!’: these are just a few reactions you may be met with if you’ve finally plucked up the courage to go to the Doctor about those dreadful spots.

And some of the stories I hear from people make me angry. Really angry. Not only because there is much that can be done about spots, but also because although for some it may not be such a big deal, there are those for whom it is! And that is enough reason to take it more than seriously.. I have written[...]

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There is very much to read about skincare on my blog, but I haven’t often talked about body care. Even so, I still receive many questions about the body each day. High time for a blog about it. Because what do you need to watch out for when looking for suitable body products?

Skincare goes further than your face It is important to remember that what applies to the face also goes for the body: avoid, if possible, irritating ingredients in your skincare products. Substances such as perfume and denatured alcohol often ensure problems. The daily washing routine Lots of people [...]

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1000 and 1 good resolutions Have you just signed in for yoga lessons, stopped smoking, is your freezer full of healthy power food? Then read the advice of Jeremy Dean if you want those good resolutions to last longer than just the month of January.

One of his golden tips is to keep your resolutions small and realistic. In the area of skin I’ve got one for you: In 2013 go for the radiant healthy skin instead of for the wrinkle free skin. That will not only save you a lot of money and frustration but you will also see a return on it. Research has mai[...]

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Last month, on one of the warmest days of the year, I received a visit from a photographer who came to take photos for the cover of the Reaal Insurance magazine. The theme was Autumn and I had to amend my clothes choice to fit in with this!

And then it was autumn… Before I knew it, I was dressed in a suede poncho sitting infront of a roaring fire. Meanwhile, outside the thermometer read 35 degrees! One week later (and the baby sparrows are still falling from the roof) I wrote a piece for Reaal about the best way to prepare your skin for au[...]

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We aren't going for the easy option today, instead we're going to do this the hard way. No stories about how important it is to protect yourself against the sun, just big long lists of ingredients that you would rather forget about. However you do need to look through this… If you want to protect yoursel[...]

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Almost all of us, whether you're a man or a woman, shave. Just like our parents, grandparents and our great grandparents... In fact, shaving tools have been discovered that were used 4000 years before our centuries began! For this they used sharks teeth.

It all seems so straight forward; a bit of shaving foam, a razor blade over the top and the skin is smooth again. Shaving, though, can have a big impact on your skin. In particular, men's skin with thick beard growth is affected after a full shave. Fortunately Zoe Draelos published a scientific article l[...]

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