It¡¦s not going ahead... And we were so hoping to see the skating tour this weekend! Maybe we don¡¦t have an Eleven Cities tour in the Siberian freezing temperatures left, but we do have swollen lips, heels that feel like sand paper and dry, flaking and patchy skin.

Your skin has difficulty dealing with the big change in temperature but particularly through the extremely dry air. Can¡¦t you cope any more? Then read through the tips below! The 10 winter skin tips 1. Make sure that there is enough moisture in the air in your home. A cheap option is too hang moisture[...]

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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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Now the winter tyres are on the car, the ice and snow clearing equipment is on standby in the garage (we don’t want to get caught out this year….), indoors the central heating is belting out we are suffering again. Dry flaky skin.

If you are not able to solve the problem with your carefully selected products (I hope at least that that was successful with the help from advice in my blog), there is one last resort. The good old fashioned jar of vaseline. Vaseline What very few people realise is that virtually all scientific resear[...]

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I receive a lot of questions about skincare daily via my blog. When I first began with the blog my idea was to share my knowledge about skincare with other people. Now that I have been busy for almost two years with it, it seems like a rather arrogant thought to have had. Because I steal a lot from peopl[...]

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I can imagine only too well that it can make you break out in a sweat when trying to quickly scan through hundreds of ingredients lists whilst a sales assistant, full of well intended but not always useful advice, is distracting you. I am going to give you a few tips which will ensure that, in no time (w[...]

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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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Last month, on one of the warmest days of the year, I received a visit from a photographer who came to take photos for the cover of the Reaal Insurance magazine. The theme was Autumn and I had to amend my clothes choice to fit in with this!

And then it was autumn… Before I knew it, I was dressed in a suede poncho sitting infront of a roaring fire. Meanwhile, outside the thermometer read 35 degrees! One week later (and the baby sparrows are still falling from the roof) I wrote a piece for Reaal about the best way to prepare your skin for au[...]

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Well scrubbed; that's how we like to be in the Netherlands! A clean house, bright whites, sparkling teeth and crystal clean tableware. And our skin doesn't escape our cleaning obsession either…. The average family gets through a good deal of soap daily. But is all that soap so good for your skin?

A radiant clean skin First of all, it is definitely important that you wash your skin regularly. A cleansing product prevents a dull skin and blocked pores and reduces the risk of P. acnes building up on your skin (the bacteria which causes infection if you suffer from acne). An excess of "dirt" on you[...]

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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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I regularly receive questions from blog readers about dehydrated skin. But what is it precisely? Dry skin is by definition 'dehydrated'. Oily skin is not usually dehydrated, but it can be. This can be seen in people whose skin barrier function has been disturbed. Cosmetic products for oily skin that are[...]

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