And all of a sudden it’s spring. Oh how I’ve been looking forward to it. It feels as though the cold dark days become more challenging every year. If I can, I try and escape the cold winter briefly for a holiday to a faraway tropical destination with my family. Great! Sadly, my skin is considerably less [...]

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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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As long ago as 2013 when I began my sun campaign Smeer je in! I wrote an open letter to the Ministry of Finance to enquire about the possibility of a reduction in the VAT tariff on sun creams. I was pleasantly surprised then when I saw in the news yesterday that this is at last a fact. Sun creams as me[...]

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I have come across these twice this week: telomeres. They are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes which ensure that cells keep renewing themselves. First of all, an article about people who have had acne have less of a problem with wrinkles. Followed by an investigation into the rejuvenatin[...]

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Light skin, using out of date sun creams, applying an insufficient amount or, for example, mistakenly trusting in a thin white shirt or so-called all day sun cream products are well known risk factors for nasty sunburn. However, there are less obvious dangers lurking. Take four times extra care in the su[...]

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I still, in summer, frequently hear people who are convinced that they are getting the best protection with an ‘all-day’ sun cream. I have a very different view about this and, to my great delight, so too does the English Which? This consumers’ platform recently published an article about ‘once a day’ su[...]

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Why you can still suffer damage even with sun cream on... It is running far from smoothly in the sun cream world. If a little unlucky you are using a product which visually appears to be doing its job properly, because you no longer burn, but meanwhile you are suffering damage. This is due to the differ[...]

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Many women, and men too for that matter, suffer from this; a reddish brown discolouration on the neck. If you recognise this then you are probably the bearer of a skin condition known as Poikiloderma van Civatte. Perfume and the sun Poikiloderma appears to be caused by sun damage, and more particularly [...]

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Sun cream and your make-up routine In order to prevent skin cancer and wrinkles, we should protect ourselves with a layer of sun cream daily. But when a moisturiser, foundation and powder become part of the daily routine, it becomes more of a logistical challenge. In which case a foundation with a SPF d[...]

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"If you really want to know the age of a woman, look at her hands, don’t look at her face. The face may trick you, but the hands never do." We spend hundreds of euros on expensive face creams, masks and serums in the hope of reviving our looks again, but aren’t we forgetting something very important? Ye[...]

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