How to get rid of blackheads

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Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, blackheads can be a bore. While completely harmless, they can lead to breakouts and can make you feel pretty self-conscious. What are they? A blackhead occurs when a pore becomes blocked with a mixture of sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells. Sometimes this blocked pore become inflamed or infected, turning […]

What is Vitiligo?

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Vitiligo has always been close to my heart as two members of my immediate family have the condition. It’s one of the BIG mysteries of the skincare world. It only affects around 1% of the population and causes sudden pigment loss – leading white patches to appear randomly on the body. These white patches are […]

Why are my eyes so sensitive?

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The delicate skin around the eyes is often one of the first areas to react to a new product or experience a flare-up, leaving the skin itchy, flakey or red. So, why is the eye area so sensitive? The skin around our eyes is the thinnest on the whole body, with no sebaceous (oil) glands […]

Winter Skin Woes

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I love winter – I can’t get enough of roaring fires, comforting meals and bracing walks, but I really don’t love what winter does to my skin! Winter is tough on all skin types, the combination of cold winds, cranked up central heating and low humidity all take their toll – but particularly on skin […]

Acne Series: What is hormonal acne?

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For the final installment of my acne series, I’m going to cover the confusing topic of hormonal acne.  In my recent acne web chat, nearly every other question was about hormonal acne. Let me start by saying that as much as I wish it was, this is by no means a one-size-fits all guide. Hormonal […]

Acne Series: Myths about blemish-prone skin

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If you Google, “cures for acne” you will be faced with millions of pages containing weird and wonderful cures for stubborn blemishes. Unfortunately, as anyone who has ever covered a spot in toothpaste will know, 99% of these are complete rubbish! There are so many urban myths about the causes and cures for acne, so […]

Natalie Portman shares her Pai favourites with ELLE!

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It’s always great to hear about the Pai products that people can’t live without, so I was thrilled to see long-time fan Natalie Portman sharing her Pai faves in this month’s Elle magazine! Her top picks were our Comfrey & Calendula Calming Body Cream and our Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic, which she said […]

Acne Series: How to care for & clear up spot-prone skin

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For the second installment of my acne series, I’m going to cover how to care for acne or spot-prone skin. Blemishes are the single biggest skin issue I get asked about – everyone from sixteen to sixty year olds can suffer from them! I know first-hand just how overwhelming navigating the vast market of products […]

The link between stomach bacteria and skin

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Regular readers of my blog will know that I am forever urging skin allergy sufferers to seek advice from a nutritionist and naturopath – to help them manage (or for a lucky few) eradicate their condition through diet. I don’t consider myself to have a delicate stomach, nor do I have a wheat or dairy […]

Adult Acne: I’m not a teenager, so why do I still get spots?

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So many customers write to me frustrated with their adult acne and it seems to be hugely on the increase. One in five women are afflicted and I personally battled breakouts in my late 20s. Hormone imbalance tends to be the most common cause of acne amongst adults, but stress, poor diet and unsuitable beauty […]