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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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 [...]

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My children have a small bottle of Yakult with their breakfast each morning. I initiated this routine after a fascinating reading by a Paediatrician about the advantageous effect of probiotics. My only concern is that the contents of the bottle of Yakult are not quite the same as that tested in the resea[...]

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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[...]

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I cannot help but write again about the cleansing of your face. Good cleansing is an essential step in your skincare regime and, sadly, I see countless problems in people who either cleanse too often or use the wrong products. A properly cleansed skin glows, is well hydrated with minimal risk of blocked [...]

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A couple of weeks ago a journalist from Flair asked me what my biggest beauty blunder had been. Well, with the blunders I have made I can fill a couple of blogs, but I will just stick with the one which is still clearly visible in my mind; my “lash extensions”.

Although my eyelashes are quite alright, I had a photo shoot once where a makeup artist had applied some false ones over the top of them. The effect was very subtle and I really liked it. When I later read somewhere that you could have this done and it lasted for a couple of weeks, taking away the need t[...]

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You see it in more and more cosmetic products: tea tree oil. It sounds lovely and green and natural, but is tea tree oil really such a fine ingredient? Today some information about this essential oil…

Tea tree oil is mentioned in my list of “ingredients which you should not have in your products”. Having said that, I, myself, do have tea tree oil in my bathroom cabinet. For those of you who think I have lost my marbles, more about tea tree oil and how you can use it safely. In spite of the name, “tea[...]

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If I look at the food on my daily dinner plate today compared with a couple of years ago, it has changed quite a bit... I now start the day with a bowl of porridge, I often have a salad and I seldom eat carbohydrates.

Now that we now know from all the research that a diet high in (bad) carbohydrates accelerates the ageing process, it is even more easy to resist that bowl of pasta or that white doorstep sandwich full of chocolate spread. However, having said that, there is a downside to healthy eating too. A “new” diet[...]

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Good quality creams combined with an appropriate skincare routine make your skin radiant, smooth, strong and healthy. It can even help prevent ageing. This is pretty impressive, however, in my experience, this still isn’t enough for most women and men!

When creams aren’t enough If you really want to make those wrinkles, sagging skin, unattractive veins, scars or pigmentation spots disappear , then you will need to bring out the heavier guns. Lots of people presume that very expensive treatments are necessary, but fortunately this isn’t usually the cas[...]

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There are all sorts of reasons for sensitive skin. Sometimes the cause is a condition that you can't cure completely. Sometimes the reason is an allergy to an ingredient in your cosmetics.

It can also be that you are not allergic at all, but use too much and too many different types of cosmetics. And then there are the people for whom there is no real reason. Their skin is extremely susceptible, or, in other words highly sensitive. If you have sensitive skin, it is helpful to know the rea[...]

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