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Beauty

Skin Emergency? Time for some Vitamin C

April 24, 2017
Citrus slice
The change of seasons can wreak havoc with your skin. For me, whenever the weather changes my skin becomes dry, dull and devoid of life. So what to do? When it comes to facials – or any skincare lotions and potions, routines and regimes – I’ve always been skeptical. How far do the products really penetrate? And can they really make a difference when your skin is constantly shedding and renewing? Furthermore, in the past I’ve always felt disappointed with the results from the supposedly “miracle/life changing/totally transformative” (etc) facials that also promise to last months… I think the best results my face has ever manifested is a more radiant and hydrated complexion for up to 5 – 7 days after.  … Continue reading...
Beauty

Fancy a Shave… On your Face?

November 19, 2015
cleo
I’ve had some pretty freaky facials in my time (microdermabrasion which took away far too much skin for my liking, and painful laser treatments) all in pursuit of perfect skin (what us girls will put ourselves through eh?) but I’ve always been underwhelmed with the results. But recently I’ve had the good fortune of meeting Dr Jack – one of London’s top aesthetic doctor’s – and I trust his judgement. So when he said an Egyptian facial would work wonders for me, I immediately signed up for it. However, once in the chair, Dr Jack started to talk about using a scalpel to remove my dead skin cells… I started to think I may have been too hasty… Dr Jack explained that shaving or dermaplaning is a technique which has been around for centuries.… Continue reading...
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Udo’s Choice

May 11, 2013
This vital source of Omega 3&6 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) is a perfected blend of flax, sesame and sunflower seed oils , as well as oils from evening primrose, rice germ, oat germ and coconut. Udo devoted many years to creating this formulation , a 2:1:1 ratio of Omega 3.6.9, the ideal balance for today’s low fat and Omega 3 deficient diets. Nutritionally superior, fish-free and gluten-free. Organic and vegetarian.   I drizzle Udo’s oil over my salads and also add it to my green juices and smoothies. Remember, it is important that Udo’s Oil is not heated as this destroys the delicate structure of the EFAs, so if you are cooking, make sure you add the oil after and not before/during.… Continue reading...