shaving routine for men
What is the right shaving routine for men?

I carried out a small survey on Instagram this week. It was about men’s skin and, in particular, how it differs from women’s skin. To start with men’s skin is thicker. But besides that it is also oilier, the skin sweats more, is more acidic and also has more facial hair. And the latter is precisely what makes up the most important and “almost” daily skin care routine for men. Not washing, but shaving! A man does this on average 20,000 times in his lifetime. So it’s quite important that it is done in the right way. (more…)

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Lip balm product advice
Product advice for lip balms 2020

I would like to talk in more detail about lip balms. I do get lots of mails about them every autumn and winter. About what I actually use myself, and whether I have any good DIY tips. Recently, though, I have been seeing that increasingly more of you are concerned about how safe lip care is. And that isn’t so strange because if you research lip balms on the internet the first things you read are scary stories about all sorts of hazardous substances in these products. And isn’t it right that you could ingest them without realising? After all, you do apply them on your mouth…

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Zinc
How does zinc help your skin and do supplements do anything for complaints such as acne and eczema?

Because I am seeing a lot of interest among you in looking after your skin from the inside out I’ve put zinc on today’s menu… A lot of scientific debate about many elements of nutrition is still in progress, but, in the meantime, a lot can be told about zinc in relation to the skin. There is already substantial evidence that zinc helps the skin. (more…)

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vegan important
What do you think, is it important that cosmetics are vegan?

I was very interested in your ideas and thoughts about vegan products. So that’s why I put the statement on my Facebook and Instagram accounts, ‘It is important to me that a product is vegan’. As I had expected, many readers and followers do think that this is very important. Vegan isn’t an absolute must for everyone though. And not everyone thinks about it in cosmetic products. Those people did write to say that they are becoming increasingly aware about the environment and the use of animals though. (more…)

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Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid and skin: apply, swallow or inject? What you should know

Nowadays, the magic word for treating wrinkles and fine lines from the inside out is collagen. But there is another substance produced in the body which is fundamental in skin ageing, and that is hyaluronic acid (always a difficult name to pronounce). I would like to tell you more about it. (more…)

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Vitamin D acne
Vitamin D and skin

These late summer days are so fine! They make me truly happy. And something good happens when those rays of sun are on my skin. If you follow my blog you’ll know that the sun is responsible for the production of vitamin D in your skin. And that is super because this vitamin, or hormone to be more precise, has a positive effect on your immune system. During the summer months you usually have enough vitamin D in your body. In the winter, however, the supply runs out because of less sunlight. So, what can you do to have enough ‘D’? (more…)

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Golden Milk
Golden milk for skin complaints?

Healers in oriental medicine have been prescribing golden milk for skin complaints for hundreds of years. The ‘medicine’ in this milk is turmeric, which also gives the drink that lovely golden colour. Does this spice, however, really help skin problems? (more…)

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How are blueberries beneficial for your skin?

They make such a lovely image, don’t they? But the substances that blueberries contain are even more lovely. (more…)

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‘When people support each other, incredible things happen’

This time a slightly different blog than normal. In this bizarre time where fear rules and where some lose those who are dear to them, I feel the need to share my personal thoughts with you. Because I am also concerned about the health of loved ones. And I worry whether the World will ever go back to being the same as it was before. So I asked my children recently if they thought people would ever be able to hug each other again. They thought they would; I hope so…

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Teenagers with Acne
Step by step plan for teenagers with acne

In your teenager years you suddenly get spots and blackheads on your face (and maybe on your chest and back). How does this actually happen? And what can you do about it?

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