20 Skin Ageing Causes and How to Prevent them

20 Skin Ageing Causes and how to prevent them
Skin ageing is caused by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are related to our genetics, hormones and the normal ageing process. These include: decrease production of collagen, elastin, Hyaluronic acid and oil, poor circulation, inflammation, slowing of the healing process. Extrinsic factors include: sun exposure, pollution, allergies, rough treatment of the skin, smoking, drinking, lack of exercise, our diets, etc. To prevent premature skin ageing we need to know what these f...

Skin Care tips for the Lazy Girl – May 16 Newsletter

Skin care tips for the lazy girl
Busy people, specially young adults with a very active social life tend to slack in their skin care. Here are some tips to help you simplify your routine. 1 - De-clutter Throw away any products you are not using, specially things with expired date. The base for any skin care routine is make-up remover, cleansing lotion and moisturiser – keep it simple. 2 - Keep your Cleansing lotion in the shower Are you in a rush in the mornings? Wash your face while in the shower. If you use an exfolia...

Common Skin Care Mistakes – April 16 Newsletter

Common Skin Care Mistakes
Even if you think you have mastered the art of taking care of your skin, I would recommend you to read this through because there is a high chance your are making some of these common skin care mistakes. We learned how to take care of our skin from our parents, our friends, advertising, a salon, etch. More often than not, we mashed all that advice together and came up with our own daily skin care routine. Unfortunately, in between all that advice there was sure to be some miss-advice, whi...

Sagging Skin – What can be done?

Sagging Skin: what can be done
Age, gravity, genetics, rapid weight loss, and environmental factors all contribute to sagging skin. The skin is elastic, which means that it stretches and shrinks to adapt to our body shape as required. However, with age the skin looses some of that elasticity. Collagen and elastin form a crisscross pattern in the deep layers of the skin giving the skin its structure. This structure is what makes our skin firm and supple. Unfortunately as we age collagen fibres break down and our skin do...

20 Tips for Beautiful Nails – Mar 16 Newsletter

20 Tips for Beautiful Nails
Nails are one of the first things people notice about you, they are always visible and an integral part of who we are. Because of our lifestyles they can get neglected and misused damaging our overall appearance. Some of us resort to fake nails to hide the poor condition of our own. But wouldn't it be great if we could have beautiful natural nails? These tips for beautiful nails will help you to keep them healthy and looking their best always. 20 Tips For Beautiful Nails 1 - Keep your nail...

Brazilian Wax – what it is and what to expect

Brazilian wax
Brazilian wax also called LA bikini or XXX consists in removing the pubic hair from your genital areas. It can be all hair off or you can leave a landing strip at the front. It was introduced in New York in 1994 by the J Sisters who originated from Brazil. In Brazil the bikinis are so small that waxing the area is a necessity. Your first Brazilian wax can be very daunting. You'll be baring it all to a total stranger and to top it all, it may be painful too. Preparing for your Brazilian wax...

Difference between Laser and IPL Hair Removal

Difference between Laser and IPL hair removal
I must confess that because of my personal experience I'm a firm IPL hair removal advocate. I think both Lasers and IPLs do an equally great job at hair removal, however I love IPL machines for their flexibility and adaptability. I love the fact that because they use a broad spectrum wavelength (more about that later), even with a hair removal filter in place, you are getting other small benefits for your skin. I'll tell you my story: I started shaving when I was 13. I was staying over...

How to get rid of ingrown hairs – Feb 16 Newsletter

Ingrown Hairs
A common problem for women and men alike is how to get rid of ingrown hairs. For some people this is only a slight inconvenience, while for others it can be a major headache. Ingrown hairs are not only unsightly, but they can cause inflammation, itching and can also get infected. Often an ingrown hair will go away by itself, however if it gets infected or go deep into the skin, you may need a doctor's advice. The doctor can remove it with a sterile needle or scalpel.  In some cases, the i...

5 Anti-aging Tips

5 Anti-aging tips
We all want to maintain our youthful looks for as long as possible. However, there are many things that we do or don't do in our daily lives that can cause premature aging. Here are some anti-aging tips that will help you look your best now and then: Anti-aging Tips: 1. Protect your skin: The sun is the main culprit when it comes to premature aging. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen and a hat, even on cloudy days. You need to wear sunscreen even in the winter if you are to be in open spaces....

How to get rid of spider veins & varicose veins

How to get rid of spider veins
Spider veins and varicose veins affect about 50% of adults. They tend to develop more in women than men. In most cases they cause no symptoms other than their unsightly appearance. However, most of us like to go to swimming from time to time or wear skirts and short pants, so it is important to know how to get rid of spider veins and varicose veins.   What are spider veins? Spider veins are thin red, blue or purple veins are are very close to the surface of the skin. They tend to look ...