Acne is occurring at an increasingly younger age. Research has found that an increasing number of children between the ages of 8 and 12 are suffering from spots. So, it is not surprising that a question relating to this came up on the childrens programme Zapp. Because: how do spots actually appear at thi[...]

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What is more important than knowing what to apply, is knowing what not to apply! I receive e-mails daily from people who make skincare mistakes. And belief me, this can lead to big problems. To be honest with you, I have made errors myself… So, in order to save you from any more problems, I have made a l[...]

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The cosmetic industry is, with an annual turnover of around 220 billion dollars, one of the biggest in the world! And it is still growing. I wrote two years ago that the “average woman” uses around 9 products a day, it currently stands at 12. I am noticing though that people have lost their faith in the [...]

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Salicylic Acid; sister of the already discussed glycolic acid, is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) and is obtained from the bark of the Willow tree. Some time ago I wrote a blog about the effects of glycolic acid on the skin. As with glycolic acid, numerous independent scientific investigations have been carrie[...]

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Only three weeks ago I was beginning to think that Spring would never arrive, but fortunately I was wrong! The sky is blue, I can hear the birds singing once again, the leaves are on the trees and flowers everywhere.

What a long time we’ve had to wait for it though… The first thing I did last weekend, was get out my sandals and flip fops and blow the dust off them. Sadly my enthusiasm was dampened by the image looking back at me in the mirror; the sandals were still looking good but the legs above could have done wit[...]

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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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There are some random stories on this subject in circulation. Using anti-wrinkle creams too early will accelerate the skin's ageing process. Fortunately, in reality, it’s a little more subtle.

If you compare products for the more mature skin with 'the younger variant' you will notice that, apart from the price, there is very little difference between them. It is much better to base your choice of a cosmetic product by looking at your skin's condition than at your age; is your skin dry or sligh[...]

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Radiant skin thanks to the exfoliant You can find this in more of my blogs; exfoliating is a very important part of good skincare. And there is no other product that will give you such fast results! Your skin will have a fresh radiance and an even aspect. But exfoliating needs to be treated carefully, i[...]

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A little while ago I wrote a piece for www.beautyscene.nl about Keratosis Pilaris. If you suffer from this skin condition you get lots of small red bumps on your upper arms, face, legs or back. Although it is a harmless skin condition, it can be very frustrating. That evening dress doesn't make you feel [...]

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What are milk spots? The official name for them is milia. On the contrary to what many people think, milk spots (milia) have nothing to do with spots or acne. They are commonly confused with blackheads (comedones); through which the pores of the skin are blocked by sebum and dead skin.

In milia the pores are not blocked by sebum, but by keratin. Keratin is a natural component of the skin. The hard capsule is embedded deep in the skin (under the epidermis), so squeezing won't help. Who does it affect? Milia is quite common in babies. Around 50% of babies suffer from this in the first [...]

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