Your Skin

Skincare in your 30s

In your 30s, you may have started to notice signs of aging caused by circumstances that can take a toll on your skins health, like stress or hormonal swings (due to age, pregnancy or medications). This makes your 30s the perfect time to take skin care seriously if you haven’t already been doing so. Your skincare routine should no longer only consist of a basic cleanser and moisturiser. Now is the time to make sure the products you are using are right for your skin for a serious boost in results, here is just a few products you should be...

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Resveratrol

Resveratrol, a natural antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, berries and red wine has been lauded for its anti ageing benefits in recent years. It is a polyphenol (which is like a protective antibiotic produced in plants under stress) and when used in skincare it can to some extent have the same effects: helping to prevent damage and repair the skin from environmental damage. For youthful skin to thrive it needs collagen and elastin, which free radicals can affect the production of. Resveratrol is a particularly potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage and allows the...

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Importance of exfoliation

Desquamation is the body’s natural process of exfoliation, or the shedding of dry, old, hardened skin cells so new cells can come to the surface. In an oily skin condition, desquamation can be slowed, as oily skin acts as a glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface. This can contribute to clogged follicles, leading to the build-up of acne bacteria which stimulates the production of breakouts. Exfoliation is vital to maintaining the health of oily skin as increased oil on the skin makes it harder for your skin to shed cells naturally. So how often should you exfoliate...

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Oil is not your enemy

While you may be tempted to strip your skin of all oil, it’s actually a necessary element to healthy skin. Your skin secretes sebum (oil), which combines with the water produced by your sweat glands (or provided by your moisturiser) to create a barrier keeping your skin healthy, protected and balanced. When you strip your skin of all its oil it will become dry, dehydrated and can even cause your skin to compensate by producing even more oil. If you are worried about producing too much oil on your skin, avoid using harsh soaps and instead opt for a gentle...

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Managing the seasons

As the seasons change, so does your skincare needs. Using the same products year round will not yield the results that you want for your skin, here are some easy ways to get and keep beautiful, healthy, glowing skin throughout every season of the year. Skin Care All Year Long Drink more water ~ Water can help flush out toxins and it keeps your skin looking bright and clear. If your skin is dry (your cuticles or the corners of your lips always seem to be cracking) it’s definitely a sign you need to increase your hydration. Healthy eating habits...

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