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?
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!
I turned 40 the other day. It didn't hurt, strangely enough, but it got me thinking about all the lotions and potions I've smeared all over myself to keep the wrinkles, age spots, and saggy bits a bay when I should have been looking at my daily habits as well. I've had facials that cost … Continue reading Do you really need all those expensive anti-ageing creams? How to stay fabulously firm and glowy without breaking the bank!
Disclaimer: This post uses affiliate links Clay masks are all the rage at the moment. You can buy little sachets of goo to smear on acne, dull skin, oily skin or wrinkles! You can also buy the clay powders and make up your own masks with the ingredients in your kitchen! Clays have been used … Continue reading Clay masks: What are they? Why are they so popular and how to use them? Bentonite Clay
Aloe Vera is well known as a treatment for sunburn but it can also be used to treat eczema, dandruff and even acne. Aloe is now found in many drugstore products including moisturisers for sensitive skin, shampoos for dandruff and many anti-aging products. You can keep it in a pot in your house and snip little … Continue reading The beauty benefits of Aloe Vera – A natural treatment for sunburn, acne, pigmentation and much more
Do you want that post-facial glow? Facial massage should be part of every skincare routine but most of us don't do it! Applying pressure to the skin improves circulation and brings wonderful anti-ageing oxygen to the facial tissues. You face is full of tiny muscles and nerve endings that benefit from regular stimulation. If you regularly … Continue reading How to do a facial massage in 10 Easy Steps