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Incorporating retinoids - my top tips (part 2)

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In case you missed last week, I gave a run down on retinoids and why I feel they’re the king of skincare! This week I wanted to share how I managed to build in a stronger retinoid (tretinoin 0.025%) for anti-ageing and congestion without any irritation or peeling. Disclaimer: Retinoids aren’t for everyone and if your skin is sensitive or if you have specific skin conditions then these products may not be for you. I encourage you to do your own research and if you’re considering prescription strength options, speak to a healthcare professional first to decide if it’s right...

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Do you really need to double cleanse?

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WHAT?? I hear you say! Let me start by saying that I have a long history of double cleansing, prompted by my use of Dermalogica pre cleanse many years ago! Up until a few months ago double cleansing was a core part of my skincare routine and I saw no reason to veer away from it. However, over the summer I was on holiday in Spain for around 10 days and by chance, took only one cleanser with me (my rebalancing oil cleanser). It was at that point that I started single cleansing every night. This would seem counterintuitive given...

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DIY Bentonite Clay mask recipe

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A while back I posted about the benefits of bentonite clay for a fantastic purifying and skin smoothing mask and I thought it would be helpful to post the recipe for my DIY clay mask. For me, this works better than any other ready made clay mask I have tried, plus it's a lot cheaper! There are various types of clay available and you could try any of them with this recipe – just sub out the bentonite clay for an equal amount of alternative clay. I particularly love bentonite clay as it’s great for anti-ageing: firming and regenerating (making...

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How to choose the right oils for your skin type

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It seemed right that my first blog post should focus on how I formulated my face oils. Like many others, my skin type is combination: dry / dehydrated in some patches, but oilier in others. It went through a phase of being prone to breakouts (when I used the wrong products in the past). Finding the right oil and searching for accurate information online can be a bit of a minefield, but the good news is I’ve done a lot of the hard work for you already! I have spent the last couple of years researching different oils, their profiles...

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