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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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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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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Last Autumn, in need of some quality time with my husband, we escaped for a few days to Marrakech without the kids. After taking in the atmosphere of the medina: the snake charmers, the rattling of the donkey carts and the calls of the street vendors, we were ready for a day of relaxation and natural beauty.

Journey to Morocco Up to the Atlas mountains! On the way we came across a number of women's co-operatives who were producing argan Oil. With my interest in cosmetics we decided to go to a factory to see how this was done. The room was packed with women sitting on the floor and peeling nuts, roasting the[...]

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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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