Is turmeric the new sensitive skin saviour?

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Turmeric isn’t something that springs to mind when thinking about skin soothing foods – I might reach for it when I’m making a curry, but not when my urticaria flares up! But according to the in-the-know foodies, we should be having a lot more of this brightly coloured plant root it in our diets. Why? It’s […]

My top 5 summer holiday skincare sins to avoid

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Chances are that like me, you’re looking forward to heading off on your summer holidays soon! When I enjoy some down-time with a good book and fun with family and friends, I’m always careful not to let my skincare regime slide. Leaving your skincare regime on the tarmac as you jet off is especially troublesome […]

What’s the fuss about fermented foods?

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Little tip from me, it might be worth holding your nose before embracing the latest nutrition craze – fermented foods! Thanks to their ability to boost gut health, immunity and even improve skin, top nutritionists and health foodies are singing the praises of kimchi, kombutcha, sauerkraut and pickles. It’s all about the good bacteria fermented […]

How Hay Fever affects your skin

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If the runny noses at Pai HQ are anything to go by, the last few weeks haven’t been great for hay fever sufferers. Interestingly, some of the most common complaints I get at this time of year aren’t the straightforward side effects like itchy eyes or a dry, chapped nose. The number of people contacting […]

SPF, Nanoparticles and your Health

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is about SPFs – particularly why we don’t have one in the range! The reason is, it’s very difficult to create an organic and sensitive skin-friendly SPF cream without the use of synthetic chemicals or irritating natural preservatives and stabilisers. Why mainstream sun creams are a no-no […]

Relaxation tips from Blue Cow Yoga

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Stress can do funny things to our bodies. It’s one of the most common triggers of a whole host of health concerns, and can cause weight gain, poor sleep, hair loss, as well as many skin conditions. Acne, eczema, psoriasis and urticaria flare-ups can all be caused by spikes of the stress hormone cortisol, which […]

My favourite recipes for National Vegetarian Week

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This week is National Vegetarian Week and while I’m not a full veggie, I do make a concentrated effort to eat at least 3 – 4 meat-free meals a week to get a vitamin boost. Here are some of my favourite veggie meals, plus inspiration for some new ones I’m going to be trying out […]

Going green with The Detox Kitchen

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Earlier this week our Marketing team were invited to try out a three day detox programme from the super-food supplying Detox Kitchen. If you haven’t heard of them before, The Detox Kitchen delivers deliciously clean food straight to your door daily. Never ones to do things by halves, Nicola and Flo chose the Greens Package - a wheat, […]

The greens you need to know about…

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Green is most definitely the colour of the moment, with green juices, supplements and smoothies popping all over my social media feeds! Packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, green vegetables are some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. If you want to up your green intake but don’t know where to […]

Healthy Pancake Recipe from Deliciously Ella!

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If there’s one day of the year that guarantees to bring out the little kid in me, it’s Pancake Day! While gorging on freshly flipped pancakes may be good for the soul, the classic recipe packed with refined sugar and white flour isn’t great for the skin. This Pancake Day I’ll be following nutritionist (and […]