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Seasonal skincare: adjusting your routine for healthy skin

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As temperatures start to drop, our skin can sometimes throw a bit of a wobbly and when it does, it’s important adjust your routine accordingly. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s our first line of defence from external aggressors. The outermost layer, the stratum corneum (SC) is often described as a brick wall where the skin cells (corneocytes) – think of them as “the bricks” are tightly packed together and surrounded by a lipid-rich “mortar” (ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids). This provides an effective waterproof barrier which offers protection from ultraviolet (UV) light, dirt,...

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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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How to get more from your rejuvenating face oil

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Did you know that my rejuvenating face oil is a multi-tasker? Obviously the best way to use this rejuvenating face oil is overnight when your skin has time to recover. However, there’s other ways to use this fabulous oil and I wanted to share them with you: Add a drop or two over your day moisturiser for an extra boost: my skin doesn’t like heavy moisturisers so I use my own very light cream in the day. With the colder weather setting in and having turned on the heating I feel like I need a little more of a boost so by...

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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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