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Good Skincare Routines

At what age should I start looking after my skin?

You need to really start looking after your skin in your early teens.  This is an age that can be prone to spots and break outs and developing a good skin care routine early on could help prevent and/or lessen this.

Should I use a serum?

Certainly if you are over 35, or over 30 and have dry skin.  Serums tend to penetrate deeper than a night cream to deliver actives to you skin. These really can help delay the signs of ageing and tone and firm the skin.  They also help make the pores look smaller.  We consider serums the…

Do I need an eye cream or can I use my moisturizer around my eyes?

The skin around your eyes is much thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face.  As you get older it is often one the first places to show lines and crow’s feet.  Also this area can be prone to dark circles and puffiness – so the answer is definite YES.  Choose a natural,…

Do I need a day and a night cream?

If you are under 25, you can probably get away with a good 24 hour moisturiser. You will probably want to use a day cream with some sun protection in the summer, which is not necessary at night.  Or you can use a good moisturiser and apply a little SPF over it. However, certainly from…

How do I know if my skin routine is right for me?

If you skin is looking glowing and healthy and you have no skin problems, irritations, flare ups or inflammation, then it is probably fine.  However, I would recommend converting to natural or organic skin products that are chemical free at quite an early stage.  This is because skin is the largest organ in the body…

What is a good skin care routine for sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin needs products that are carefully chosen to avoid irritations and break-outs.  Always choose products that are chemical free and also contain no harsh preservatives or perfumes.  Do not use soap.  Keep hydrated. Your skin’s natural barrier function is weaker than those with normal skin (whatever ‘normal’ is!) and so needs careful handling. It…

What is the best skincare routine?

Your skincare routine should be tailored to suit your skin type and age.  It will probably change too with the seasons.  Most people have drier skin in the winter than summer. So keep a watch on your skin and don’t be frightened of changing your routine. Must haves:  Cleanser, toner, moisturizer, night cream and eye…

What is a simple routine to care for my skin?

The old ‘cleanse, tone, moisturise’ saying still holds well.  However it is important to choose a really good cleanser as this is the foundation of your routine.  Many people leave out the toner, but it really does help not only to ‘tone’ but to close pores, thus preventing blocked and open pores. The moisturiser is…

Winter Saviours

We all know that winter can play havoc with our health; from drying out our skin and hair through to coughs, colds and cold sores. As well as eating healthily, exercising and getting enough sleep; it may help to arm yourself with a few extra skincare products. Our 100% organic Foot & Muscle Reviver is…

WHY CHANGE YOUR SKIN ROUTINE IN SUMMER?

The warmer summer weather often causes changes in the skin and can cause quite a few problems. The first is that the warmth opens the pores, which not only increases sebum production but also allows dirt and pollution to get in.  Also, if you have air-conditioning inside, the skin will then cool down, the pores…