Is your skin reflecting your diet?


If you’ve ever woken up with a rosy face and a few spots on your forehead, you might have experienced that creeping sense of regret about last night’s wine or chocolate. Perhaps with good cause, according to a new book by Naturopathic doctor and skincare specialist, Nigma Talib. She suggests your skin can reveal much more than you […]

Sober October


We might avoid alcohol in our skincare, but a little teetotalism has its own benefits as Sophie, Office Manager at Pai HQ, has found while taking part in ‘Sober October’: “The last few months have seen endless summer weddings and milestone birthdays, and I thought I might just benefit from a month of total alcohol ‘detox’. I don’t tolerate alcohol […]

Healthier summer cocktails


During the summer months, cocktails are traditionally our tipples of choice. That said, they tend to suffer a pretty bad reputation in the world of healthy living. The reason? Many of them are packed with sugar. Here at Pai HQ, we refused to believe that all cocktails deserve a bad name. So, for the sake […]

How to stay healthy over Christmas

Mince Pies

Christmas is the time of year that even the most virtuous of us tend to relax our healthy habits – and why not, everyone needs a little indulgence! Sometimes the excesses of rich food, alcohol and sweet treats can leave us feeling worn down, bloated and not quite at our best. I’ll have some top […]

Ingredients to avoid during Cancer Treatment

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Yesterday I touched on some of the ingredients you may want to avoid during cancer treatment in my Simple Skincare Rules post – and today I’ll go into some of them in a bit more detail. Before I do I want to stress that I am not a doctor, and you should always consult your […]

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 […]

Do I really need to use a toner?

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This is a question I get asked a lot by customers – memories of stinging skin is enough to make most people wary! So, why do toners have such a bad rap? And is there any point in using them? Alcohol-Based Toners The majority of Toners contain high levels of alcohol which is used to […]

‘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 […]

5 ways to achieve skin balance and why it’s so important

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While there are many tips and tricks to keep your sensitive skin calm and under control, ultimately they all serve one common purpose – achieving skin balance. For me, achieving skin balance and identifying the factors that throw it out of balance was the epiphany in my sensitive skin journey. There are many aspects to […]

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