Hair removal
Hair Removal: Essential Facts and Fables

The three most helpful hair removal facts and fables at a glance:

‘Does hair grow back thicker, darker and coarser after shaving?’

‘Does waxing cause less hair growth?’

‘Does your hair grow more quickly in the summer?’

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Oats skincare
Oats in Your Skincare: What Does It Do and DIY Tips

In my previous blog I promised to bring you some Oats Do-it-yourself tips. Oatmeal contains lots of different active properties, making it very versatile. You’ll discover this if you search the internet; oatmeal is used for treating athlete’s foot, chicken pox, insect bites, itching, eczema, dry skin, allergic reactions, ichthyosis, sun burn and skin irritation from using Vitamin A Acid (research).

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pregnancy skin
Pregnancy and the Skin

You know that fairytale about the pregnant woman with that ‘never looked better’, healthy and radiant looking skin. Well I, myself, appeared in a different story; I was that expectant mother with the blotchy, irritated and over sensitive skin.

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If Your Deodorant Isn’t Effective

Deodorant or anti-perspirant?

We all use it but, for some, it is more necessary than for others. Excessive perspiring can become a significant problem. If you are afraid of leaving the house without your “deo” then read on as it may be that you are using the wrong product or not actually using it correctly.

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Pityriasis Versicolor pigmentation
Summer Pigmentation Spots: It Could Be Pityriasis Versicolor!

Do you suffer during the summer months from varying dark or light patches on your neck, chest and/or back? And do they resemble pigmentation spots which disappear in the winter? Then you might have the condition Pityriasis Versicolor…

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Bare Legs!

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.

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body care product advice
Body Care and What You Really Need to Know!

There is very much to read about skincare on my blog, but I haven’t often talked about body care. Even so, I still receive many questions about the body each day. High time for a blog about it. Because what do you need to watch out for when looking for suitable body products?

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Smart Shave

Almost all of us, whether you’re a man or a woman, shave. Just like our parents, grandparents and our great grandparents… In fact, shaving tools have been discovered that were used 4000 years before our centuries began! For this they used sharks teeth.

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baby skin
Baby Skin and Baby Skin Care

I’ve written more often in my blog about baby skin and baby products and the fact that as a brand new mum (or dad) you really need to have strong will power so as not to give in to the temptation of all the purple, yellow and blue bottles and jars. I am still convinced that all those strongly perfumed and irritating baby products are one of the main reasons for the increase in a number of skin problems in young children. Because amazingly but true: more than 67 percent of children up to the age of one, and around two thirds (77 percent) of children up to and including the age of five experience skin problems. What’s more twenty percent of new born babies develop eczema within six months (Arch Dis Child, 2006).

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Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate

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.

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