Suncare

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk Review

Missha All-Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk Review

This is a lesson in how something can be perfect in every way, but it still might not work out for you. Let me preface this story by explaining how I ended up trying out a new sunscreen. As you may know I’ve been using […]

Fading Freckles and Pigmentation: Three Effective Ingredients

Fading Freckles and Pigmentation: Three Effective Ingredients

Whether you’re a sun bunny, into outdoor sports or work, or you’ve been through a pregnancy, dullness and uneven skin tone are a problem many people struggle with. But not so many know that often these issues are caused by the same underlying pigmentation problems. […]

My Favourite Self Tanners

My Favourite Self Tanners

If you’ve been reading for a while you might know by now that I’m a very pale person. I love being pale, I think it’s a unique look and it suits me. But when the warm weather rolls around (like it is now in Australia) […]

What’s So Scary About Skin Cancer?

What’s So Scary About Skin Cancer?

The Damage the Sun can Do Ultraviolet radiation is a documented serious human carcinogen. Really think about the name – sunlight is radiation, slowly but surely causing irreversible damage to our cells. It’s a slower kind of radiation poisoning but it’s still there. Sunburn and […]

The Ways the Sun is Ageing You

The Ways the Sun is Ageing You

I recently came across a fascinating twin study all about ageing and which genetic and environmental factors have the biggest impact on perceived age. I wanted to know which features skin make you look old, and whether or not we can control them. What I […]

How Much SPF Your Sunscreen Should Have

How Much SPF Your Sunscreen Should Have

When you’re faced with lots of sunscreen options, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the different types and brands. But the first thing that really matters is the SPF. Let’s talk about what is the minimum SPF you should be reaching for next time […]

Don’t Do it Yourself – Why Homemade Sunscreen Doesn’t Work

Don’t Do it Yourself – Why Homemade Sunscreen Doesn’t Work

There’s been a disturbing trend in the natural health sphere for a while now and I think it’s time I talk about it. Natural health bloggers (see Wellness Mama and Pronounce Skincare, for example) have been spreading the word about their amazing homemade sunscreens. They […]

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 […]

The Dangers of the Winter Sun

The Dangers of the Winter Sun

The above is a snippet from a guest post I did over on The Navigatio, a fantastic lifestyle blog written by the lovely Nele. She was kind enough to let me inform her readers about UVA rays and the damage they can do, and offer […]

How Effective Are Hats?

How Effective Are Hats?

Let’s face it – few people love the feeling of sunscreen. Even though we all know by now how great sunscreen is, go for a walk in the summer months with friends or ask any adult traumatised by childhood memories of being slathered in goopy […]