Skincare

Playing footsie

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.

Spotlight on: peptides

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.

Here comes the sun

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.

Skincare from hairline to boobline

Whether you have a simple skincare routine or one that involves extra steps like eye creamserumessencemaskretinol 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.  

Seeing the light

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.

Is this a 5-minute facelift?

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.

How to deal with extra bags

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.

My favourite masks

Happy New Year!  Hope you enjoyed the festive season and are excited about the start of 2019.  I can’t believe it’s this time again!
 
What I also can’t believe is how many masks I had hiding in my bathroom cupboards!!!  When I started Merry Maskmas, I knew I had enough masks to make it into a thing, however I had no idea that I would trial and share thoughts on more than 30 masks!