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Ageing in a Digital World: How to Protect your Skin from the Harmful Effects of Blue Light

2021-09-21T15:26:30+00:00September 27th, 2021|

While the effects of UVA and UVB light on our skin are widely known and discussed, there are various other types of light that reach our face on a daily basis – and skincare science has shown some of these to be detrimental to our skin. One of those types of light is high energy [...]

Are at-home skincare devices worth the hype?

2021-09-21T15:19:52+00:00September 20th, 2021|

Skincare tools have gained a lot of popularity over the last eighteen months. Three lockdowns have turned many of us into facial DIY-ers – determined to hack the skin rejuvenating benefits of an in-clinic treatment from the comfort of our own home. Many at-home tools and devices are versions of treatments performed by skin professionals [...]

These are the acne treatments that, in my experience, really work

2021-09-12T15:08:04+00:00September 13th, 2021|

The journey to treating acne can be a long and frustrating one. With it though that globally, over 80% of people under the age of thirty suffer from breakouts, finding a fix should be an easier task than it is. If you're reading this, you've probably tried countless acne treatments already, likely with very little [...]

Are Our Attitudes Towards Aesthetic Treatments Changing?

2021-09-03T11:42:06+00:00September 6th, 2021|

There are many widespread misconceptions about aesthetic treatments - ‘Botox and fillers look obvious’, ‘they’re only for women’, ‘You’ll no longer look like you, ‘they’re addictive’ just to name a few. I think it’s fair to say that aesthetic treatments have had their fair share of bad rep in their time. But, as with everything [...]

Self-care in a time of burnout and mental health issues

2021-08-26T11:07:17+00:00August 30th, 2021|

Looking after ourselves is more than just eating well, exercising frequently, and using good quality skincare. Although this is important. Self-care is more than a bubble bath, a face mask, and reading a good book. Although they too are essential, and each makes for an effective way to unwind after a long day. Studies show [...]

Skincare in your 40s: Habits to maintain youthful skin in your 40s and beyond

2021-08-23T13:22:18+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

As you enter your forties and start to approach menopause, you may notice changes happening within your skin. For example, it may become drier as oil and lipid production decreases, you may experience breakouts even if you haven’t suffered from acne before in your life, you’ll notice an increase in fine lines and wrinkles and [...]

The Silent Symptoms of Menopause

2021-08-03T10:53:15+00:00August 16th, 2021|

Not many people realise that there’s approximately 34 different symptoms of the menopause, of which every woman will have an entirely unique experience. We’ve all heard of hot flushes and night sweats, but many women are blissfully unaware of the many other symptoms associated with menopause and how early they can strike. ⁠⁠ So many [...]

What is the golden ratio of beauty and how is it used in aesthetics?

2021-07-13T15:02:53+00:00July 26th, 2021|

However much we like to think looks do not influence us, the statistics put out by researchers beg to differ. Some scientists suggest that we perceive proportional bodies to be healthier, and those with nice-looking teeth have higher education levels than those who don’t. Likewise, if a face is in proportion, we are more likely [...]

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