Teenagers with Acne
A Step-By-Step Plan for Teenagers with Acne

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 this young age? What can you, yourself, do and when should you go to the Doctor? For all readers who, like myself, have young teenagers at home, here is a step-by-step plan for when the first impurities appear on the skin.

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Salicylic Acid
Salicylic Acid

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 carried out proving the effectiveness of this acid.

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Bare Legs!
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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A Radiant 2013…

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.

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choosing exfoliant
Help with Choosing the Exfoliant

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, if not then your skin won’t improve at all… As I receive many questions about exfoliating and the lack of good exfoliating products, once again some further explanation together with a few example products below to help you in choosing.

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factory Dr. Jetske Ultee
Bubbling Cauldrons and Smoke Clouds above the ‘Uncover Factory’

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 and factory. “Hey mum, that’s like you” was the not too subtle comment from my kids. I had to agree with them! After this remark and the 3D screen filled with explosions, clouds of green smoke and bubbling cauldrons the relaxation was long gone. I could only think about the new batch of products which were going to be produced the following week. This even carried on throughout the night….

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Milk Spots (Milia)
Milk Spots (Milia)

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.

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Begin the New Year with Radiant Skin
Begin the New Year with Radiant Skin!

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.

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Enlarged Pores Stay Enlarged Pores
Enlarged Pores Stay Enlarged Pores

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 by these claims. Enlarged pores cannot be reduced with normal skincare products. It’s high time we take a deeper look into this topic.

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dead skin cells used to
Removing Dead Skin Cells. An Exfoliant or a Scrub?

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.

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