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Ultimate Guide to Antioxidants for Skin Health

Ultimate Guide to Antioxidants for Skin Health

Antioxidants. Undoubtedly you’ve heard the buzzword before, and you probably know that they’re a good thing. But why? What do antioxidants do in our bodies and how are they so powerful in the fight against ageing? Today we’ll look closely at why we age, the way […]

How to Deal with Cold Sores

How to Deal with Cold Sores

There’s things in life that nobody wants but they’re unavoidable. One of the not-too-scary yet not-so-pleasant conditions that you can pick up along your lifetime are cold sores. Like periods or zits, cold sores seem to be able to sense when you need to look […]

This is How Much Sunscreen to Put on Your Face

This is How Much Sunscreen to Put on Your Face

If you haven’t heard yet, SPF is the measurement of how much UV protection sunscreen offers you. An SPF of 30, for example, only lets through to your skin 1 bit of UV for every 30 it blocks. That sounds great, right? This is roughly […]

How Often You Should Wash Your Face

How Often You Should Wash Your Face

It’s a simple question that scares the uninitiated and perplexes the practiced alike. How often can you wash your face? Are you doing it wrong? Will doing it too much or too little hurt your skin? I’m going to share some guidelines to figuring this […]

Neverending Blackheads: Explaining Sebaceous Filaments

Neverending Blackheads: Explaining Sebaceous Filaments

Ask almost anyone with problematic skin and you’ll hear talk of the sea of blackheads they have on their nose that they just can’t seem to get rid of. Even if they squeeze them and see satisfying little bits pop out, they come right back! […]

How To Choose The Right Moisturiser

How To Choose The Right Moisturiser

Everyone always talks about how important a good moisturiser is in your skincare routine. But what makes a good moisturiser? And how do you pick the right one? The key is in knowing the three classes of moisturising ingredients, and what each one does for […]

What’s Your Skin Condition? Demystifying Dehydration & Sensitivity

What’s Your Skin Condition? Demystifying Dehydration & Sensitivity

If you read yesterday’s post about skin types, you should already know whether you’re dry, normal, oily or combination. But that’s not all – there is another factor that impacts how your skin behaves and the routine you should use. Let’s talk about skin conditions. […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Out Your Skin Type

The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Out Your Skin Type

The most common question I hear from beginners just dipping their toes into the world of skin care is “How can I figure my skin type?“. This question is usually coming from a place of confusion, and for good reason, because it can feel like […]