Much concern in my inbox in the last few weeks. Swiss researchers concluded that aluminium salts like those used in deodorant pose a risk to breast cancer. It is not the first time this ‘unhealthy relationship’ has cropped up. So is deodorant really safe to use? Persistent message For years now there ha[...]

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Magnesium salts and oils for the skin have been very popular for a while now. I have recently become a fan myself. Because a magnesium bath seems to be an effective way in which to replenish your magnesium levels, reducing complaints such as tiredness, migraine and muscle cramps. A salt bath can also hel[...]

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Research from the AMC revealed that a cold shower each day is healthy and leads to a reduction in sick leave. Such a daily cold start has already been shown to have a positive effect on depression. But what does a splash of cold water actually do to skin? Will it make you firm and radiant again? Lovely [...]

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Holiday: time for yourself, a little relaxation and a lot of enjoying. Nevertheless your skin may now show signs of stress. Which skin problems are lying in wait for during your well-earned rest? And what can we do about them? 1. Dehydrated, inflamed skin Flying, alcohol, a different eating pattern, and[...]

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Something you wouldn’t want on your face, shouldn’t be put on the rest of your body either. Even if body care products never cause a skin reaction, choose mild products for in the bath or under the shower. And you don’t have to wash with soap or other gels every day! The same guide for face and body Ski[...]

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The three most helpful hair removal facts and fables at a glance: ‘Does hair grow back thicker, darker and coarser after shaving?’ ‘Does waxing cause less hair growth?’ ‘Does your hair grow more quickly in the summer?’

Finally, summer is here! But to be honest my legs aren’t quite ready for it yet! And I’m sure that I am not the only woman who is guilty of some overdue maintenance… To get you in the right frame of mind today I have listed the three most helpful hair removal facts and fables below: Hairs grow back thi[...]

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In my previous blog I promised to bring you some Oatmeal-Do-it-yourself tips. Oatmeal contains lots of different active properties, making it very versatile. You'll discover this if you search the internet; oatmeal is used for treating athlete's foot, chicken pox, insect bites, itching, eczema, dry skin,[...]

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You know that fairytale about the pregnant woman with that ‘never looked better’, healthy and radiant looking skin. Well I, myself, appeared in a different story; I was that expectant mother with the blotchy, irritated and over sensitive skin.

And to my greater frustration it wasn’t until months later, after the births of my children, that I could, once again, see a radiant glowing skin in the mirror. Pregnancy not only has a great effect on your body, but also on your skin. This is due to the major hormonal changes. People with problem skin c[...]

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Deodorant or anti-perspirant? We all use it but, for some, it is more necessary than for others. Excessive perspiring can become a significant problem. If you are afraid of leaving the house without your “deo” then read on as it may be that you are using the wrong product or not actually using it correctly.

Sweat is, in fact, odourless, but when the sweat comes into contact with skin bacteria it produces that characteristic sweaty odour. Although sweating is very beneficial (perspiring helps maintain our even body temperature), it is accompanied by damp armpits and a sweaty aroma. They even thought about th[...]

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Do you suffer during the summer months from varying dark or light patches on your neck, chest and/or back? And do they resemble pigmentation spots which disappear in the winter? Then you might have the condition Pityriasis Versicolor...

Pityriasis Versicolor is a very common and harmless skin condition caused by a yeast. It remains unclear as to which yeast causes the condition. M.furfur has always been thought of as the cause of Pityriasis Versicolor, but in recent studies the yeast M. Globosa has also been associated with this conditi[...]

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