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Weird but effective face masks

Gemma Cockrell

Weird but effective face masks

Face masks should be an essential part of your skincare routine. They can help draw out impurities, hydrate and balance your skin. The best part is you don’t have to spend a fortune to make them part of your weekly routine! Just combining a few simple ingredients can help make all the difference. Mask 1: Raw Honey & Thyme: This mask is perfect for those who suffer from irritated or blemished skin. Honey soothes and heals inflamed skin whilst thyme is a classic anti-bacterial and anti-acne herb. Tamanu oil is one of my all-time favourites as it has so many...


Skin benefits from great sleep

Gemma Cockrell

Skin benefits from great sleep

Have you noticed how your skin looks dull after a night of tossing and turning? Or how much more youthful it looks after a full night’s rest? Not enough good quality sleep detracts from your skin’s natural beauty. Lack of sleep leads to an increase in the production of the stress hormone, cortisol, which leads to inflammation in the body, breaking down collagen and hyaluronic acid, both needed to give your skin that plump, dewy, youthful glow. According to Lisa Artis from the Sleep Council, "If you sleep badly, you are likely to become stressed, and this can cause the...


Let’s go ‘Au Naturel’

Gemma Cockrell

Let’s go ‘Au Naturel’

What on earth does ‘natural’ actually mean? Do we have to have plucked the ingredients from our own back gardens? The green grocers? The local allotment? Formula Botanica, a natural skincare school, have expertly categorised NATURAL into 4 different shades, ranging from purist to pragmatic. Just bear in mind that using a product that falls into any of these categories would still be considered far more natural than a lot of the products you find on the chemists’ shelf. Shade 1: Purist. The ingredient comes from natural sources, such as plants, and retains its chemical structure when being used in...