Pore-fect skin Part 2: All about clogged pores

Today we're going to talk about pore blockage - aka congestion or clogged pores. From the causes, to how to get rid of them, to what they actually are - the information online can be confusing and inaccurate at best. We're going to try and set the record straight.

Pore-fect skin Part 1: Dealing with Enlarged Pores

In this comprehensive 2 part guide, we'll delve into the world of your pores starting with their appearance, exploring what can cause enlarged or more visible pores, effective treatments, and prevention strategies to help you achieve smoother, more refined skin. 

The facts about Elastin & Collagen

Elastin and Collagen levels are fundamental to the overall health of our skin and have a direct impact on the thickness, plumpness & suppleness of our skin. As we move into our 40s, 50s and beyond the body naturally produces much less collagen and the stores of our elastin degrade. If you're wanting you skin to look it's very best as it matures it's important to understand the role of these powerful proteins and how best to boost and preserve them. 

Everything you needed to know about your skin barrier.

The skin barrier. Today we're going to take a deep dive into this often ignored and often misunderstood part of our skin's function. Often described as the acid mantle, or our moisture barrier - there's a...

How to Treat Dehydrated Skin

Do you know the difference between a dry skin type and dehydrated skin? In this topic, we’re going to address dehydrated skin - a condition that affects all skin types.  So do I have dry...

Morning or Night - Skincare routine order

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it functions as a barrier against all sorts of environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays. It's important to take care of our skin so...

Skincare tips through the decades: Your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s & beyond

Your skin requires care that is specifically adapted to the natural changes that take place as you age at every stage of life. Aging skin is thinner and more delicate, produces less collagen and elastin, and produces fewer oils, which causes dry skin. You should be knowledgeable about changes to the skin at each stage of life if you want to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance for as long as possible.

13 ways to reduce premature skin aging

The unfortunate truth is, none of us can escape the aging process, but premature aging is when it happens faster than it should. The cause is usually environmental and lifestyle factors. The most common signs of premature aging appear in your skin, with wrinkles, age spots, dryness or loss of skin tone. Healthy lifestyle habits can help stop and prevent further premature aging.

Biggest skincare mistakes that are causing you acne

Nobody has perfect skin. Everyone has one or more skin-related problems. Any skin condition can be made worse by a variety of behaviours, so it is best to exercise caution when it comes to acne. Acne affects our self-confidence and how we present ourselves to the world, not to mention causing long-term scarring, so recognising any way in which we can avoid it can be crucial.