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
In the first post, we took a look at how and why you should check in with your skin from time to time. It helps you to spot any changes or problems early which in turn lets you do something about them sooner rather than later. Sometimes our skin issues are due to good old … Continue reading Have you inspected your face lately? Part Two: What now?
When was the last time you took a good look at your skin without any product on it? In all its natural glory, in natural light? The horror! Have you touched it? Squeezed it? Poked it with a finger? A clean finger mind! Well, that took a weird turn... How are you supposed to know … Continue reading Have you inspected your face lately? Part One: How to check in with your skin
When I think of Japan, I think of rituals, traditions and history. Of geishas, parasols, steaming onsen and cherry blossoms. That and some of the best skincare products in the world full of natural ingredients. Japanese women are known for glowing, youthful skin and silky hair. It's not just skincare products though. Beauty starts from … Continue reading 10 Japanese beauty rituals to try at home