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SKINCARE Matters

July 2019

Skin Conditions vs Skin Types – What’s the Difference?

By |July 21st, 2019|

You hear a lot about skin type and skin conditions or ‘concerns’ when you’re looking into skincare treatments and products, and there can be a little confusion at times about what your ‘type’ is and whether it has an effect on any skin ‘conditions’. There are also combinations of skin types, just to confuse the issue further! Your skin needs [...]

What are Retinoids?

By |July 12th, 2019|

The first retinoid was approved back in the seventies for treating acne, but since then retinoids have become more and more popular, and now skincare products containing some form of retinoid are popular for anti-ageing as well as acne. What are retinoids, and why are they so effective? Retinol is the purest form of vitamin A available for use on [...]

How to Banish Dark Under Eye Circles for Good!

By |July 2nd, 2019|

Dark circles are hard to get rid of – so many women complain about looking tired, older and even ill. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not just because you ARE tired, or haven’t been getting enough sleep, that you have dark circles. Mostly there’s not a lot you can do with them as although there’s a certain amount [...]

June 2019

Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation (Dark Spots)

By |June 26th, 2019|

Dark Spots, Brown Patches, Acne Scars and Blemishes Of all the skin disorders that affect darker skin, black skin and other brown-skinned people of color, hyperpigmentation, especially dark spots, is the chief complaint. It can be the aftermath of skin problems, hormones, medications, and medical conditions and many other factors, including acne and minor “skin insults” that lead to skin [...]

Skin Care for Swimming Season

By |June 19th, 2019|

As the temperatures start to rise, our thoughts turn to vacations, and the idea of a long cold swim. As any professional or recreational swimmer will tell you, swimming is great for your body but can wreak havoc on your skin, so if you intend to get in the pool this summer season, you’ll need to take some skincare precautions [...]

Why is My Skin Suddenly Sensitive?

By |June 13th, 2019|

You don’t think you’ve done anything to change your routine, but you’ve noticed that your skin seems angry and sensitive…what could be making it so irritable? Despite what the marketing men try to tell us, ‘sensitive’ isn’t always a skin type, it’s a very common condition that affects most of us at some point. It doesn’t matter whether your skin [...]

May 2019

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear – Skincare Myths to Ignore

By |May 29th, 2019|

There are some myths about skincare that you could swear were passed down from your Mom’s mom and probably her mom before her. You just accept them as reality. Some have sprung up over time and have been driven home by beauty magazines. There’s no reason to believe a beauty ‘truth’ just because everyone else does, though. Here are a [...]

Treatment Options for Acne Scars

By |May 26th, 2019|

Have you got acne scars that are getting you down? It’s not the end of the world; there are some great and very effective treatments available from skincare clinics and dermatologists that will help to diminish the appearance of the scars over time and give you back confidence in your skin. What Are the Main Types of Acne Scar? There [...]

February 2019

Dermaplaning as a form of Exfolitation

By |February 13th, 2019|

Exfoliating 1-2 times per week is a must for anyone looking to have clearer and healthier skin. But honestly, who has time to think about adding exfoliation to a skincare routine when all you really want to do when you get home is curl up with a glass of wine? That’s where adding a dermaplaning treatment to any facial at [...]

5 Things You Should Know About Blackheads

By |February 5th, 2019|

Comedones aka: BLACKHEADS We’ve ALL had blackheads from time to time. They’re stubborn, annoying parts of life we all wish would just disappear…FOREVER! Admit it, we’ve done some crazy things to get rid of them. So, I thought it would be good to go over some of the basics. (Pause that blackhead removal video for a few sec and read [...]

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