Can you believe summer is finally here? Whether winter is mild or brutal, more daylight is always welcome when we finally reach this point in the calendar. While we may pine for this season during less clement months, summer can still sneak up on us, which is why I’m once again encouraging some strategising as we enter this new time.
As the weather gets warmer and our wardrobe changes, so does our footwear. After months of socks, tights and boots, the idea of sandals and flip flops is welcome. However, you may be thinking your feet aren't quite ready for the big reveal. One obvious solution to prepare them is with a pedicure, however in the same way that a facial should be supplemented with good skincare at home, your feet deserve regular attention as well.
I’m continuing my series on skincare ingredient information so that you’ll know more the next time you make a purchase. Today, I want to explain why peptides are important.
Peptides are fragments of proteins which create a foundation for our skin. Without them, skin loses firmness and bounce, wrinkles appear and skin texture changes. Not only can peptides help bolster how skin looks, they also remind skin how it behaved before the age of 25.
You know I never miss an opportunity to talk about sunscreen as skincare. It is key component of even the most basic routine and I believe it is one product no one should go without. So when social media told me that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, I knew this was my chance to return to my favourite topic.
Whether you have a simple skincare routine or one that involves extra steps like eye cream, serum, essence, mask, retinol and acid, where you apply your skincare is as important as what you apply. Whenever you’re doing your routine, I urge you to include your neck and décolleté along with your face.
I was at the hairdresser’s recently and found myself offering some reflexology advice to help one of the stylists with the back issues he was experiencing. I didn’t set to work on his feet, but I did show him the area on his hands to alleviate pain and help the body to reset. I encouraged him to continue doing it for 30 seconds to a minute a few times a day until he felt relief.
You may have read about about LED (light-emitting diode) treatments that answer a variety of skin issues including acne, rosacea and life lines on social media and in beauty mags. Have you wondered whether the technology actually works? After all, the tools are not inexpensive and professional treatments require very regular appointments. Well, based on my personal experience and research about how it works, I can say yes, it does achieve results.
You’ve probably heard about the health benefits from drinking red wine and the so-called French paradox. Did you know that this could also help your skin? Unfortunately, not through wine consumption, however using a cream or serum with resveratrol can preserve a youthful look.
You probably have an exercise routine to help keep you muscles strong and toned, however have you thought about toning the muscles in your face? Defined muscles help ensure gravity isn’t completely successful in making everything on our bodies slide south. And this is where micro-current might become your face’s new bestie.
One morning last week, I woke up with extremely puffy eyes. This isn’t how I regularly greet the day, so at first I thought this was just another joy of ageing.
Then I remembered that my hormones had convinced me to ingest a LOT of salt the day before. The result was fluid retention, most of which seemed to be trapped in my eyes. Enhanced no doubt because I’m a stomach sleeper.