Your Skin

Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is one of the most widely used ingredients in skincare and a potent antioxidant. ⁣ ⁣Antioxidants are important in our skincare routine as they protect us from free radical damage - neutralising the production of these highly reactive molecules. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can cause cell damage and are found everywhere from UV rays, exposure to air pollution, smoke, fried foods, pesticides, and many other chemicals. ⁣⁣For these benefits alone Vitamin C should be a staple product in everyone’s routine however the benefits don’t stop there, Vitamin C has plenty of other properties that make it...

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Skincare in your 30s

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In your 30s, you may have started to notice signs of aging caused by circumstances that can take a toll on your skins health, like stress or hormonal swings (due to age, pregnancy or medications). This makes your 30s the perfect time to take skin care seriously if you haven’t already been doing so. Your skincare routine should no longer only consist of a basic cleanser and moisturiser. Now is the time to make sure the products you are using are right for your skin for a serious boost in results, here is just a few products you should be...

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Resveratrol

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Resveratrol, a natural antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, berries and red wine has been lauded for its anti ageing benefits in recent years. It is a polyphenol (which is like a protective antibiotic produced in plants under stress) and when used in skincare it can to some extent have the same effects: helping to prevent damage and repair the skin from environmental damage. For youthful skin to thrive it needs collagen and elastin, which free radicals can affect the production of. Resveratrol is a particularly potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage and allows the...

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Importance of exfoliation

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Desquamation is the body’s natural process of exfoliation, or the shedding of dry, old, hardened skin cells so new cells can come to the surface. In an oily skin condition, desquamation can be slowed, as oily skin acts as a glue that holds dead skin cells to the surface. This can contribute to clogged follicles, leading to the build-up of acne bacteria which stimulates the production of breakouts. Exfoliation is vital to maintaining the health of oily skin as increased oil on the skin makes it harder for your skin to shed cells naturally. So how often should you exfoliate...

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Oil is not your enemy

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While you may be tempted to strip your skin of all oil, it’s actually a necessary element to healthy skin. Your skin secretes sebum (oil), which combines with the water produced by your sweat glands (or provided by your moisturiser) to create a barrier keeping your skin healthy, protected and balanced. When you strip your skin of all its oil it will become dry, dehydrated and can even cause your skin to compensate by producing even more oil. If you are worried about producing too much oil on your skin, avoid using harsh soaps and instead opt for a gentle...

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