How to care for oily skin

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Oily, blemish-prone skin can be really stressful to manage – especially when it’s prone to sensitivity or redness too. There’s a minefield of conflicting information out there, but when customers come to me for advice these are the rules I recommend they stick to… 1. Rebalance I always stress the importance of skin balance, but [...]

Pai try out a Natural Makeup Lesson at Content

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Here at Pai HQ we like to think we have organic skincare down to a tee, but organic make-up – we’re not so clued up on. Keen to expand our beauty horizons, we sent our PR & Marketing Assistant Flo to our favourite boutique Content for a natural make-up lesson with make-up artist Lou Dartford. Here’s her run [...]

Treating psoriasis with cognitive behavioural therapy

Cara D Telegraph

I read an interesting article in the Telegraph a week or so ago which echoed my sentiments on the effects of stress on the skin. Researchers at Manchester University have found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis (which supermodel Cara Delevigne suffers from) and other stress induced skin conditions. Dr. Bundy who [...]

How to prolong your holiday glow

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For many of us, a holiday isn’t a holiday unless you come back with a sun-kissed glow to show for it! If you’ve just returned from abroad and are basking in your Summer skin, here are my top tips for keeping hold of it well into Autumn. Exfoliate It may seem counter intuitive but exfoliating [...]

Urban Beauty Myths – debunked!

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There are some pretty ridiculous beauty myths out there – ranging from the believable to the completely bizarre! To help you separate fact from the fiction, here are the ones I get asked about most. 1. Myth: You should change your products every 6 months because your skin gets ‘used’ to them and they will [...]

Summer Holiday Skin Hazards

Beach summer umbrella

The great British summer is in full swing, and for lots of us that means jetting off to sunnier climes! Holidays are the time of year you want to feel most confident about your skin – and don’t need anything standing between you and your short shorts and bare-faced glow! To help keep skin looking [...]

Glowing Skin Smoothie Recipe


A smoothie is the easiest healthy breakfast to have on the go, but shop-bought versions often contain added sugar and preservatives. Start your day off right with a home-made smoothie, and pre-prepare your ingredients the night before to save time in the morning. I caught up with nutritionist Madeleine Shaw to find out her favourite [...]

SOS Skin Rescue


We’ve all been there – you’ve got a special event just around the corner, and you wake up with an unsightly breakout or even a blotchy skin reaction. At times like these you need a skin quick fix, so follow my skin SOS Rules to get your skin back to its best in no time! [...]

Pai’s ‘Become a Beauty Blogger’ Competition

Beauty Blogger

Last month we ran a competition to find Pai’s first ‘Beauty Blogger’  – someone who Pai products have really helped and who had some great tips to share with our Skin Solutions readers. We had an overwhelming response and some brilliant entries – all of which we loved reading so thank you to everyone who [...]

My top ten ingredients to avoid


We all know ingredient lists can be bamboozling, especially for sensitive skin sufferers trying to identify their triggers (here’s my previous tips on ‘How to read a cosmetic ingredients list’). Time-poor customers always ask, ‘if there was one ingredient I should avoid what would it be?’ This is enormously difficult to answer as it depends [...]