Even when you use active skincare products, forget to take care of yourself and you will quickly eliminate the benefits of all those things. Here are seven habits you should say farewell to in 2017 (but better still in 2016) if you want to grow old beautifully and healthily. 1. Unprotected sunbathing N[...]

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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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After the episode of Zapp (broadcast on the 6 February 2016) it was again apparent how difficult it is to change those fables surrounding the causes of acne. It’s time to clear up the most popular ones... A matter of outgrowing it? Indeed, one of the biggest misconceptions is that you just need to ‘grow[...]

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Research has shown that people, on average, wash their hands 8.6 times a day. It is actually slightly higher for women; they scrub their hands a minimum of 10 times a day. All that washing is completely understandable when you think that around 80% of infections are spread through contact, but it is not [...]

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It is already a few years ago that I met Marianne van der Gaag and Freek Koster of Touché Models. We started talking about our work as well as other things and we just clicked. It happens sometimes with people! Although, at the time, we didn’t have any concrete ideas, we did agree that, at some point, we[...]

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If you walk into a pharmacy you’ll find pH-neutral products on the shelves. If you would like to know whether special pH-neutral products are really necessary or that it is just another marketing trick then read on… Our skin has a natural protection layer, which is called the acid mantle. It is composed[...]

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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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After my medical training, when I became absorbed in skincare and cosmetic products, I had just come out of my acne stage. I was so pleased with that even, smooth skin! A few years later I become pregnant and the enjoyment was over. The changing hormone levels didn’t help my skin at all and I had problem[...]

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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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