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Why we support the Teenage Cancer Trust

Gemma Cockrell

Why we support the Teenage Cancer Trust

As most of you probably know I’ve had cancer three times and I was lucky enough to be treated at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and The Fountain Centre which is a charitable trust. Individually, as a family and now as a business we have done our best to give a little back in recognition of all they did for us when I was going through treatment. When I started doing some research on other cancer charities I was quite shocked to find out that The Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing specialised nursing care and support...


Should I exfoliate my body?

Gemma Cockrell

Should I exfoliate my body?

Did you know that we lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells every minute? That’s a whopping 50 million skin cells every day! Every few months my son’s Gecko leaves us a lovely skin skeleton as he emerges all shiny and new. Humans, unfortunately, don’t do the same. We need some help with shedding our skin, especially as we get older and our process of cell regeneration slows down. As we age, our bodies become slower to shed old skin cells and create new ones, which means that these old skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin...


Natural Deodorant - the truth!

Gemma Cockrell

Natural Deodorant - the truth!

The fear of sweaty armpits can prevent people from even considering moving away from mainstream deodorant products but you just have to read a few articles that are making the headlines to know that we should all be seriously considering moving over to natural products. In a Times article, (Saturday 17th February 2018, This cult of cleanliness is a deadly racket), journalist Matthew Parris wrote ‘that anything potent enough to block your pores and destroy the body flora that give scent to our perspiration must be pretty strong stuff. We are unlikely to have a perfect knowledge of the possible...


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...

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