Why is the skins pH level important? Should you always choose a neutral pH? And if facial cleansers do not display the pH, are they safe to use? A sample survey from the pharmacy. Healthy skin is acidic An acidic skin surface is crucial for an efficiently functioning skin which provides protection again[...]

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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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I regularly receive questions about the much publicised popular cleansing brush, the Clarisonic. Is this technique actually any good for your skin? Does it work and is it safe? You can assume that the research on the use of this, so-called, sonic brush has been carried out by the manufacturers themselve[...]

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That melancholy virus always takes a hold of me just before the New Year. It is such a cliché phrase, but how time flies! When I was telling a journalist recently that I have four children, I suddenly realised that they aren’t so little anymore. My oldest is at secondary school now and regularly borrows [...]

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As you may have read in my previous blog, thorough cleansing is essential for beautiful skin. But what, for you, may be a good cleanser may not necessarily be so for your neighbour. It is important that your cleanser is suitable for both your skin type and its condition. If you haven’t already done so, i[...]

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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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Last week I was asked by Cynthia (also known as Miss Lipgloss) if I could let her know what the difference is between Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate. It struck me that in no time there were more than a 100 people who had reacted to the piece on her blog.

This shows that there is a lot of confusion about SLS and SLES (and that Cynthia's blog is read very much)! So below, you can also see my story about the two ingredients that make your soap, shampoo or face cleanser foam up well. And that have perhaps turned your skin into sand paper…. Sodium Lauryl Sul[...]

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Last week my children and I went to the new Smurf film. Some quality time with the family without thinking about work, so I thought. Until I saw that the main character was played by a Cruella type; this time without dalmations but with her own cosmetics line. "Hey mum, that's like you" was the not too [...]

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Although, during the course of the day, most of my eye make-up ends up below instead of above my eyes, it is still not easy to remove it completely at night. I do this religiously though as good cleaning is important! Make-up residue can irritate your eyes and cause skin problems. I have tried a lot of d[...]

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A facial wash. Or a cleanser. I have previously written a blog about the usefulness of this product; by keeping your skin clean you reduce the risk of impurities, infection and a dull skin and the other skincare products can do their work even more effectively. Skin should not dry out! Just as with all[...]

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