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The Blog: acne breakouts

To Retinol, or not to Retinol, that is the question

Ahhhh Vitamin A how I love you. Our love affair started when you cleaned up my Acne scarring and has started again recently when my post baby outbreaks arrived. Here is my guide on why you should love Vitamin A (Retinol) too but why you need to respect this fabulous molecule too and some exciting news about…

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A word about Clarisonic cleansers

Clarisonic. The buzz word when it comes to cleansing your skin these days. This skin care tool uses a brush that moves over the skin to deeply cleanse. When I was training to be a therapist we were trained to use brush cleansers as part of a facial which, even 20 years ago, was pretty…

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Want healthy, glowing skin? Part 4

Want healthy, glowing skin? Part 4: AVOID DAIRY PRODUCTS IF YOUR SKIN IS PRONE TO BREAKOUTS. Nutrition despite what may have been reported in the past, is essential to how our skin issues are influenced. While specifically eating the odd chocolate bar or bag of crisps won’t have a long term effect regular consumption of…

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Wine face, dairy face, sugar face, gluten face

I feel the need to shout this from the rooftops this week as it’s such old news as far as we’re concerned. I’m delighted that it’s been thrust into the media spotlight giving me the opportunity to get my penny worth in. This is what the Daily Mail posted this week. Asking us which face…

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How to not look scary this Halloween

Arrrh Halloween, you strange little holiday. I’ve never been a fan myself didn’t really get into the festivities as a child so maybe that’s why I don’t understand all of the hype. Now I have Maggie though I’m guessing in years to come im going to have to embrace it. In the meantime though I…

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How to not look old

1. Just Smile. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself as you’ve passed a large shop window? Furrowed brow. Turned down mouth. Downward gaze. I have & it made me realise how old, miserable & unapproachable I looked! One of the first things you can do to give yourself an instant facelift is to…

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How are you causing your skin issue?

In our skin lounges we see a lot of clients who come to us because they have a skin issue they want to heal. Definitely adult Acne & other inflammatory skin issues are on the up due to our hectic modern lifestyles. Long hours, being permanently attached to our devices, poor diets & addictions to…

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Pregnancy Acne…

One of the first signs that led me to suspect I could be pregnant was the huge, painful, cystic spots that had come back to plague my chin & jawline. Although I’ve been an Acne sufferer on & off since the age of 17, my once problematic skin was under control so this was out…

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Are Antibiotics Necessary for Treating Acne?

I still get frustrated when clients go to their GP with outbreaks and they still insist on treating acne with prescription oral antibiotics as a standard protocol to reduce blemishes. Time and time again they go to their doctor and walk away with a prescription in hopes of a clearer skin. While antibiotics can be…

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