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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My criteria for good skincare products is that they are able to keep the skin in healthy condition. Since it is only a healthy skin that is really beautiful. Believe me; you are better off focusing on this than on the lifting or anti-wrinkling effect of products.

It will not only leave you with more money in your pocket but also more beautiful skin. Starting the New Year radiantly We won’t achieve this with skincare products alone. I’ve written earlier in my blog about the effects of diet and stress on the skin. If I may predict how my skin should look after 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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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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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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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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You only have to google "pore-minimizer skincare" and you receive more than 50,000 responses. If there are so many products around that reduce enlarged pores, then there must be at least some that do actually work? But unfortunately, this is also such a good example of how we as consumers are sucked in [...]

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Dead skin cells form the outermost layer of our skin. They protect us, but can also make our skin look dull and uneven. Despite this, what we actually want is to have a radiant and even complexion. Dead skin cells - our protectors Our 'armour'. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of our skin, an[...]

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