How to eat more veg – without trying!

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With the five-a-day mantra firmly on our minds, we all know that we should be getting more veg into our diets. That said, reality bites. The prospect of chowing down on a head of broccoli, or mountains of carrots day after day could be enough to put anyone off. Here are some of our favourite […]

What are telomeres and what can they do for my skin?

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At the ends of our chromosomes are strands of DNA. Often described as their ‘plastic shoelace tips’, telomeres bind them and protect our genetic data. Telomeres make it possible for our cells to divide without losing genes. Cell division is crucial for our bodies to grow new cells such as skin, bone and blood. Without […]

Our exclusive guided meditation with Nadia Narain

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The skin and mind are inextrictably link – have a tough day and the first place it will show is your skin. At Pai, we understand the negative effects stress can have on unpredictable skin and know that minimising it is the first step to happy, healthy skin. To celebrate the launch of our new […]

The science behind meditation

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Having shed its “hippy” image, meditation now enjoys its status as a medically endorsed complementary therapy. Originally practiced to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life, meditation nowadays is typically used for relaxation and stress reduction. Its effectiveness has become widely regarded; some of the biggest and most innovative companies incorporate […]

Super foods: supporting your skin as it ages

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The saying is ‘you are what you eat’. I couldn’t agree more -especially when you’re seeking to maintain healthy skin! Using the right skincare products is just one part of the jigsaw. For a calm and radiant complexion you also need to look at the other pieces of the puzzle: diet, lifestyle and general well-being. […]

Could acupuncture help your skin?

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Here at Pai, we’re always on the hunt for ways to minimise stress. And it seems we’re not alone! With Acupuncture Awareness Week (2nd – 8th March) in full flow, a brand new study by the British Acupuncture Council has revealed that more than half of the UK residents surveyed are more stressed than they were […]

Refined sugar vs. Natural sugars. Is there a winner?

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2014 saw sugar become the ultimate heath baddie; it gets blamed for everything from weight gain, to skin issues and serious disease. Sugar has been shunned and the health conscious are now turning to natural sweeteners – think dates, honey and maple syrup, instead. But while these sugars may be ‘natural’, are they actually any […]

Could spirulina be aggravating your skin?

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In a bid to keep cold at bay this winter, I made an addition to my supplement arsenal. I started taking Spirulina – the immune boosting, nutrient-rich super-food. But soon afterwards, I started noticing that my urticaria was flaring up more than usual. My sudden outbreak made me think. What had I changed in my […]

The best healthy pancake recipes

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Happy Shrove Tuesday! I love today – I’m a sucker for any opportunity to indulge in sweet treats! Despite this, reality bites: traditional recipes aren’t the best option for satisfying sweet tooth cravings whilst staying kind to skin. Created with a shedload of white flour and refined sugar, pancakes and their tasty toppings sometimes aren’t […]

Charcoal drinks: The new green juice?

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If 2014 was the year that green juice reigned supreme, then 2015 is set to be the year of the black juice – or more specifically, the charcoal blended juice. Using charcoal for health reasons is nothing new – activated charcoal has been used as a water purifier for thousands of years and is still […]