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
Wheatgrass is the greenest green stuff you will ever put in or on your body. The first time I tried it I was not convinced. It looked and smelled weird and I was even less sure about the grassy/composty taste. I've been taking it daily for about a month and it definitely has loads of … Continue reading How to use Wheatgrass for gorgeous skin and hair!
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
Chipped polish, puckering, streaking, pooling around the edges. We've all committed the cardinal sins of painting your nails at home. Here are a few really simple tips to help you reform your bad nail polish habits and get a professional look without the professional price tag. This post contains affiliate links. Sin #1 Soaking your … Continue reading Manicure sins and secrets: How to paint your nails perfectly at home
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
We all need to take some time for ourselves. Here are a few tips on how you can take care of your mind and body in small daily steps. Develop the skills to calm mind, spirit and body while getting rid of stress and fatigue. Get to know yourself, learn new things about yourself and … Continue reading Simple self-care tips to pamper your mind and body daily…
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