Hyaluronic acid (Hi-a-loo-ron-ick acid) or HA is a naturally occurring sugar molecule produced by our skin cells. It's literally a part of the framework that structures our skin, called the extracellular matrix. It occurs naturally in most of the connective tissues in our bodies. Why do we need to apply it if our skin produces … Continue reading Hyaluronic Acid: What is it and why is it in everything?
You've probably heard YouTubers and beauty influencers mention squalene or squalane when they read the ingredients in their latest skincare find. What is it though? What does it do? Why do people love it so much? Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. What is squalene and where does it come from? There is Squalene in … Continue reading Squalane: What is it and why is it in my skincare products?
How long has this been a thing anyway? Lip scrubs? I remember my mum telling me to use a washcloth on my lips to get rid of raggy bits in winter but how long have there been specialist "scrubs"? I exfoliate my lips once or twice a week. I get little bits of loose skin … Continue reading 15 Lip Scrub Recipes that you can try at home!
Himalayan Pink Salt used to be a health shop thing but these days you will find it in most supermarkets as an alternative to normal table salt. Good old table salt is so processed that it barely has any minerals or nutritional value left whereas Himalayan Pink Salt if FULL of healthy minerals that our … Continue reading Himalayan Pink Salt
I love chocolate...It's a problem...but also not. I used to eat the sugary sweet milk chocolate rubbish (it's not really chocolate, it's not) but I've discovered that raw cacao and dark chocolate containing more cocoa solids can be so good for you! I've been adding raw cacao into smoothies and coffee. I've been smearing it … Continue reading The wonderful beauty benefits of raw cacao!
Have you ever watched Dr Pimple Popper's videos? I watch them with a combination of disgust and fascination. It looks so satisfying! All that jet-propelled pus squirting out! Squeezing your own spots "until they bleed" seems like a brilliant way to get rid of the problem until the aftermath of the little self-surgery episode looks … Continue reading 5 Very Very good reasons not to squeeze spots!
Essential oils are everywhere! You find them in skincare more and more and almost everybody has tried them for aromatherapy or massage. Many people have a little bottle of lavender oil to help them sleep or eucalyptus for a stuffy nose. I use enough tea tree oil to disinfect half the planet! There are hundreds … Continue reading How to select, store and use essential oils
Supermarkets usually carry a basic range of fresh herbs in the vegetable aisle. The common ones are parsley, coriander, sage, thyme, rosemary, basil and mint. Most of the time you won't need the whole packet for your recipe and inevitably the leftovers will go slimy in the bottom of the fridge somewhere. All those bright green … Continue reading Beauty uses for your leftover herbs from the supermarket
You've all heard of fasting for your health or for weight loss but what about fasting for your skin? People do fasts to help their bodies expel toxins and rest their digestive system. What if you could do something similar for your skin? I first came across skin fasting when I did some research on … Continue reading Skin fasting: How to give your skin the night off
I haven't been for a facial in ages but I need one. I really do. It's wonderful to have a professional massage, cleanse and treat your skin until it glows. That glow can last for days if you listen to your aesthetician's recommendations and avoid some of the silly mistakes that can irritate your skin. … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts after a facial