Spring clean your beauty routine

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It’s official: the weather is hotting up and we’re emerging from hibernation! Here at Pai HQ we’re all delighting in ditching the heavy knit jumpers and thick socks.  Shifting our wardrobes from winter to summer has also got us thinking about changing our ‘skincare attire’, too. The reason? Warmer temperatures, lower winds and higher humidity all […]

Could worms protect against eczema?

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Rates of allergies and associated conditions are on the rise – latest surveys show that up to 30-35% of people are affected worldwide. Initially, this increase was seen in countries such as the UK, Europe and USA, but can now be found in all developed countries. Digging a little deeper, I discovered that levels of […]

The ultimate at home facial guide

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I am a big believer in taking time out of your day to look after your skin properly – I’m not talking about a 30 minute cleansing routine, just a good five minutes in the evening to care for your skin and allow yourself to unwind. As a busy Mum, those precious five minutes to […]

What are AHAs and what do they do to my skin?

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AHAs (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids) have become a bit of a buzzword in the beauty industry over the last few years. Also known as chemical exfoliants, these ingredients can pack a serious skincare punch. Sound scarily intense? Before you and your sensitive skin run a mile – allow me to explain. What are they? Generally derived from […]

How do these Masks fit into my Pai regime?

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If you think of your daily skincare regime as a good diet, then Masks would be your super smoothies or extra supplements – feeding skin any essential nutrients it may be lacking. Knowing how different everyone’s skin can be, we’ve created two skincare solutions that will slot into your existing routine easily, whilst also delivering […]

Could Ceramides solve your dry skin?

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Ceramides play a central role in conserving supple, healthy-looking skin. A family of waxy molecules, they are a crucial lipid element of the skin’s membrane. Composed of sphingosine and a fatty acid, ceramides maintain the balance of the skin by defending the surface from the elements and locking in moisture. As we age, our production […]

How to stop scratching

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Anyone who has eczema, psoriasis or urticaria will have experienced the burning, uncontrollable and completely overwhelming urge to itch! Having had hives, I’ve woken up in the middle of the night ready to tear my skin off. While scratching can be one of the worst things you can do for your skin – when you’re […]

How to treat cystic acne

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You may remember that the blog played host to my acne series last autumn. Since then, I’ve heard from so many customers who are seeking further advice about cystic acne. So today I’m putting these dreaded spots under the spotlight and addressing how best to tackle them. What is cystic acne? Cystic acne is most […]

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 […]