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Zzzzzzzzzz! It’s official…..Save the date….WORLD SLEEP DAY 16 MARCH

How many of us actually feel as though we get enough sleep?  Do you fall asleep easily or do you struggle to fall asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night?  Sleep problems affect up to 45% of the world’s population (   
Have you heard about  “World Sleep Day”?  I’m all for that!!   ‘Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life,’ raising awareness of the importance of circadian rhythms

Get Skin Fit in 2018...let's start with a detox!

Victoria Schofield from Dermalogica explains how detox your skin this month!

With Christmas being the period where we over indulge on food and alcohol, we tend to stumble into January a few pounds heavier and with less than healthy looking skin! But fear not, here we have a collection of Dermalogica detoxing dynamos to help you get fit skin this new year. 

Enter 2018 with a spring in your step and a glow to your face with these simple skin detoxing steps!

Harness the detoxing power of charcoal

Clean Body, Clean Mind, Clean Skin!

Clean body, clean mind, clean skin!

I've been "Clean eating" on and off (mostly on) for over a year now and when I am in the "zone" I feel great!  Clean eating and exercise (motivated by my lovely friend and fitness guru Teresa Wall) has been the only way that I have managed to lose weight, tone up and keep the weight off.  Taking control of my diet and fitness has resulted in me feeling generally less stressed out and a much happier person!

Then the Summer holidays happened.

Beauty Bug in the press!

How excited was I to be told by one of my clients that she had just been reading my beauty tips in a magazine!!

A few months ago I was approached by the Deputy Editor of Tesco Magazine asking me to provide expert quotes on a DIY Facial- a treatment that someone could do at home on a Sunday night!

This month, the article came out (sadly my local Tesco doesn't have it in yet) but my client kindly gave me her copy!

So I thought that this month, I would bask in the glory of my article and base my blog on it and add in a few of my favourite products!

Is your moisturiser damaging your bones?

As a skin therapist I promote skin health and advise all of my clients to use a moisturiser with an SPF to protect the skin against UV which can lead to premature aging, pigmentation, skin damage and Cancer.

Skin cancer risk factors (Cancer Research website)
  • 86% (90% in males and 82% in females) of malignant melanoma skin cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.
  • A person’s risk of developing skin cancer depends  on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk  factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).

Spring Clean your Make-up Bag!

What's in your make-up bag?  I have too much make-up for a bag (I'm not boasting I just love make-up!).  I have a drawer stuffed with make-up, skin products and samples!! It's a mess....or should I say it was a mess!  With Spring in the air, I love nothing more than a good clear out!

The transition from Winter to Spring is a good time to get rid of old, stale make-up and introduce more Spring tones to your make-up collection. It's also a great time to "Get the Glow" back into your skin by freshening up your skincare routine.

Show your skin some LOVE!

Time to show your skin some LOVE!

As a therapist (Dermalogica Skin Expert....thank you very much!) one of the first things I ask my facial clients when they walk into my Beauty Room is; how is your skin?  followed by do you have any concerns about your skin? Do you have a skincare routine?  What products do you use? Do you exfoliate regularly?  If there is a particular issue, what could be causing their current skin care condition?  (I sound like some kind of skincare Columbo!

Fighting the signs of Ageing

One of the biggest skin concerns for my clients (and myself) is skin ageing.  Growing older is something we can't change, but we can certainly try everything we can to look younger!  There are more than 500 million ageing consumers in the world today (BCC Research: Anti-ageing products and services: The Global Market 30 April 2015), which is contributing to the rising demand for products and ingredients that help treat the many signs of skin ageing.  

We all know the signs of ageing when we stare back at our reflections in the mirror!