Month: October 2017

Skin Care and Depression

Skin Care and Depression

Do you ever wake up, turn the alarm off, and lie there under the blankets for a moment, not wanting to get up? The day can seem too hard, too long and too full of effort. You just want to close your eyes and lie […]

How to Identify Acne Marks & Scars: PIE vs PIH

How to Identify Acne Marks & Scars: PIE vs PIH

Acne sucks. But what sucks even more is having your skin clear up, only to find you’ve got to deal with what’s left behind (as if pimples aren’t enough). You might have a few small pink spots, crater-like dents or raised skin toned bumps. To […]

The 6 Worst Things You’re Doing to Your Skin

The 6 Worst Things You’re Doing to Your Skin

People always want to know the best things they can do for their skin. There are so many answers to that question, depending on your current skin condition, lifestyle, and skin goals. All most people focus is on treatment, quick-fixes and instant results. But prevention […]

Why I Don’t Use Cleanser

Why I Don’t Use Cleanser

When I was a child, I envied the skin care routines of the women in my life. Looking at them pampering themselves with great-smelling foams and creams made me feel like I was missing out on so much! So when my older sister got her […]

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 […]

The Worst My Skin Has Ever Been

The Worst My Skin Has Ever Been

Disclaimer: This post gets pretty real, and is picture heavy with some gnarly and unflattering pictures of my damaged skin. You’ve been warned.   Right now, my skin is the best it’s ever been. It’s clear, soft and calm, with no redness and not even […]

What’s Your Skin Condition? Demystifying Dehydration & Sensitivity

What’s Your Skin Condition? Demystifying Dehydration & Sensitivity

If you’ve already read my 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 […]

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 […]

pH in Skin Care: 2 Ways to Support Your Acid Mantle

pH in Skin Care: 2 Ways to Support Your Acid Mantle

Our skin has a natural protective barrier called the acid mantle. This is a fine layer of sweat that carries small amounts of bodily acid, excreted through the oil glands. Acid is anything below a pH level of 7 (neutral), as opposed to above 7 […]

Meet the blogger

Meet the blogger

Who am I? You can call me S. I’m a 21 year old skin care addict born and raised in beautiful sunny Australia. You can find me at most times tending to my nearly dead succulents or wondering about whether or not I really need to […]