What are the most common detergents?


Following on from yesterday’s post about why sensitive skins should steer clear of detergents, today I’m focusing on the most common detergents. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to remember and avoid all detergents as there are a huge number of them and most are a bit of a mouthful! Here’s a shortlist of the [...]

What is Oil Pulling?

oil pulling

Now I know that the path to great skin can lead you to some pretty strange places, but even I screwed my face up when I first heard about Oil Pulling! This more unusual detox method has become more popular recently, particularly among London’s health and beauty gurus, so I wanted to find out more… [...]

Urban Beauty Myths – debunked!

myth versus reality

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 [...]

How can I get rid of acne scars?

How to get rid of acne scars?

For ex-acne sufferers, scars can be a persistent reminder of those pesky past blemishes. While acne scars can dent your skin confidence, the good news is there’s lots you can do to reduce their appearance. What do acne scars look like? Acne scars develop in areas where deep or cystic blemishes have been. Those with [...]

Allergy Snapshot: Perioral Dermatitis


It’s been a while since my last Allergy Snapshot, but I’ve spoken to quite a few customers suffering with Perioral Dermatitis recently and it seems to be a condition there’s a lot of confusion about. What is Perioral Dermatitis? Perioral Dermatitis is a rash, usually characterised by small, raised, red bumps which develop around the [...]

The Modern Illness: Adrenal Burnout


Question time – how many of you have your smart phones next to you right now? And sleep with them next to your bed? We live in a constantly ‘switched on’ society, and though we might not realise it our fast-paced lifestyles can really take a toll on our minds and bodies. Stress plays a [...]

Dairy and your skin health


Thank you to everyone who got in touch following my dairy-free blog post last month. So many of you had amazing results after giving it up, while an equally large number saw no change at all – which just goes to show how different we all are! It seems to have raised more questions than [...]

‘Five A Day’ Focus: Oil & pH Balance


Achieving skin balance is key to taking control of problem skin. Skin balance refers to an even pH and oil production, and is affected by products, diet, stress and lifestyle. Unbalanced skin experiences oiliness, dryness, breakouts and reactions, whilst balanced skin is calm, clear and comfortable – here’s how to achieve it: Give your skin [...]

‘Five a Day’ Focus: Sleep & Stress


A couple of weeks ago I touched on the amazing processes our skin goes through as we sleep – processes so amazing, that sleep and managing stress have made it into my Age Confidence Five A Day. A lack of sleep and high stress levels really take their toll on the body and prevent it [...]

Diet Focus: Dairy-Free


When it comes to problem skin, I’m a huge advocate of locating the source of the issue rather than masking it with products. More frequently than you would imagine, the root of many skin problems is internal – and can be treated through diet. I speak to customers on a daily basis who’ve transformed their [...]