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The skin procedure all the celebrities are loving right now for glowing skin

We all want glowing skin, right?  Well this might be just what you've been looking for. Ive been offering this procedure for a few years now, but in 2019 I noticed how many celebrities and online influencers are raving about it more and more, for very good reason......

Winter Season Skin Survival Guide

Your quick and easy Skin & Health winter survival guide December is a busy ol' time for us all.  All the social events, all the shopping, the lack of sleep, alllll the treats!  Then before you know it, it's all over and suddenly it's A NEW YEAR! ...and so comes...

Post Party Skin Tips

Although most of my clients come to me for Botox and Dermal filler injections, I cant help but give them all my skincare advice too, it just comes natural to me and I love it. I love healthy glowing skin and that's what I want all my fab clients to have. Here are my...

Prepare your skin for your Christmas party

Pre Party Skin It's the festive season (Ho Ho Ho) we're all super busy with no extra time. We're loosing sleep here and there AND we've got so many people to see! Not to mention all the treats and chocolate that is EVERYWHERE!! As you may or may not already know,...

Are you following a skincare routine from the 80’s?

When it comes to skincare, it seems that a lot of people still follow a skin routine that was suggested back in the early 80’s (possibly 70’s!). The good old 'Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise' just won’t cut it anymore. We can do sooooo much better for our skin than that....

How To Choose The Right SPF For Your Skin Type

What sunscreen is best? Have you seen the ridiculous amount of sunscreens on the market? There are sooo many to choose from!  Last week I was shopping for a SPF for my daughters school bag in a well known highstreet chemist/shop and almost walked out again after...

I’m Banning the Term Anti-ageing

Why I’m Banning the Term ‘Anti-ageing’ It might seem strange for me, The Skin Nurse to take a stand against anti-ageing. I mean, isn’t that why people come to me? However, I’m not banning the idea of it, just the negativity surrounding it. Firstly, let’s just remember...

What is Active Skincare? What Are Active Skincare Ingredients?

What Are Active Ingredients in Skincare Products? Active ingredients are substances in skincare products that can make actual changes to your skin, helping to alleviate certain skin complaints. These are ingredients that work on your skin at a cellular level. Now, a...

The Reality of Using Active Ingredients

There’s a good reason why a lot of skin products don’t actually do much: Despite all their snazzy marketing campaigns and big promises, most fail to do exactly what they say on the tin!  Why? Because the active ingredient in the product is minimal. If you've not...

5 Reasons You Need a Topical Antioxidant In Your Daily Skincare Routine

While there are many skincare products which I don't care for (that's another article *adds to to-do list*), there are only a handful of skincare products which I LOVE. One of these is, you guessed it - the topical antioxidant! As we're all aware, there are many...

The benefits of using a topical Antioxidant

These are THE BEST topical antioxidant products I have EVER come across and let me tell you why… Firstly and most importantly, they work. They are backed by 30+ years of research. They have 24+ clinical studies worldwide. They have been in 20+ international...

Six Savvy Sun tips to slow down the ageing process

Being safe in the sun not only helps to avoid sun-damage and premature ageing but also reduces your risks of skin cancer.  The following six tips are simple and easy to implement into your busy day. One - Use a decent modern broad-spectrum SPF (minimun SPF 30).  These...

What are Hydroxy Acids and what can they do for your skin?

Very simply put, Hydroxy acids (HA’s) are an ingredient used in skin products to help remove dead skin. Mild forms of HA’s are great for gentle exfoliation and retexturising the skins surface, they also encourage a healthy skin turnover.  A healthy skin turnover...

What is Vitamin E and do we need it for healthy skin?

We get our dietary intake of Vitamin E from: Nuts and Seeds – Healthy fats Some plant oils – Olive oil, soya and corn oil Avocados Wheatgerm – cereals and breads It's unlikely that you are deficient in Vitamin E if you eat some healthy fats in your diet and Vitamin E...

What is Photo-ageing?

Photo-ageing is when our skin ages prematurely due to over exposure to ultraviolet light (too much sun).  Photo-ageing is a negative effect on the skin, following many years of free radical damage. Free radical damage is caused by UV sun exposure, poor diet, smoking,...

What is Vitamin A and is it anti ageing?

Vitamin A is found and stored in our liver.  We get it from food products such as fish oils and eggs and in leafy vegetables and carrots. Our skin needs Vitamin A to perform a variety of functions including: Exfoliation Collagen stimulation Cell turnover ...and it is...

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are not lovely hippies living in Glastonbury. In relation to our skin 'free radicals' are active little trouble making cells which attack our skin at the deep layers causing absolute havoc and damage! Think pigmentation, dull skin, lines, wrinkles,...

What is Vitamin C and can it help our skin look younger?

If anyone mentions Vitamin C to me, I immediately think of oranges - Do you?? Anyway...Vitamin C is one of our most powerful antioxidants. Vitamin C is vital for healthy immunity, healing and the production of collagen.  With this point about collagen in mind, you can...

Why Skinceuticals skincare products?

Firstly and most importantly - I use them on my skin and I LOVE them! I also use them in my treatments and recommend them to my clients, but more than that, I ensure my Mum and friends are using the good stuff too...and of course, I only want the best for them. Being...

What are cosmeceutical skin products?

    These skincare products basically sit between regular nice smelling ‘beauty’ products and the products which your Dermatologist might prescribe for you. Think decent amounts of active Vitamins, Hydroxy Acids’s, Retinols, skin peels… 'Cosmeceuticals' are...

Stress!! It’s impact on your skin and 8 tips to help you.

Ever had a breakout appear just before a first date or a big work presentation?  Ever feel like you're flushing red more easily than usual? Well, it could be your skin telling you you're stressed! When we're stressed or feeling vulnerable our bodies respond by...

Six Skin Sins

Ok, so what are the biggest problems our skin has to contend with?  From late nights on the town to long commutes with no fresh air, your lifestyle could be causing your skin more damage than you realize Here are our top six issues: NO.1 - The Sun:  The sun is the...

Skin Fundamentals No.2

Today we are going to look at HOW we can look after our skin and WHY good skin care is vital. As you saw from Skin Fundamentals NO.1, Our skin needs care, it has many functions and it needs a little TLC to ensure it can work effectively. But, do we really need a whole...

Skin Fundamentals #1

  I thought it would be a good idea to go back to basics and look at the skin itself because the key to ‘optimum skin health’ (My’ mission for all!) is knowing and understanding the inner workings of this dynamic organ. Some interesting facts: The Skin is the...