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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Even when you use active skincare products, forget to take care of yourself and you will quickly eliminate the benefits of all those things. Here are seven habits you should say farewell to in 2017 (but better still in 2016) if you want to grow old beautifully and healthily. 1. Unprotected sunbathing N[...]

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A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the programme De rekenkamer. The editing team wanted to run an item about moisturisers. What do we use them for? What should they contain, what can they cost and are more expensive products better? A lot of my colleagues were less willing to divulge any informati[...]

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I have come across these twice this week: telomeres. They are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes which ensure that cells keep renewing themselves. First of all, an article about people who have had acne have less of a problem with wrinkles. Followed by an investigation into the rejuvenatin[...]

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Super products are allowed to be seen. That’s why I like to have my beauty products on display in the bathroom. But be aware that direct sunlight can have a negative effect on cosmetics, particularly creams and lotions. Heat makes active ingredients instable. And you don’t, of course, want your skin to m[...]

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Why you can still suffer damage even with sun cream on... It is running far from smoothly in the sun cream world. If a little unlucky you are using a product which visually appears to be doing its job properly, because you no longer burn, but meanwhile you are suffering damage. This is due to the differ[...]

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I regularly attending congresses on the other side of the world so that I can stay up to date with cosmetic dermatology. One of my favourites is the annual meeting of the American Association of Dermatology. It is held on the west coast of the U.S one year and the following year on the east coast. When I[...]

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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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The question: ‘What happens to the cream you put on your skin?’ was put to me a month ago by Rineke Voogt, Editor at the Volkskrant. I think she was sorry she asked the question after hearing my monologue reply. As there is so much to tell about the effects of cosmetic ingredients in and on the skin! For[...]

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