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Cover up! Skincare in the Sun

Gemma Cockrell

Cover up!  Skincare in the Sun
It’s so tempting to strip off and expose as much skin as we dare as soon as the sun comes out, whether that be at home or on holiday.  However, as most of us are aware, getting sun burnt or exposing your skin to lengthy periods of sunshine can have a negative impact leading to premature aging and certain skin cancers.

Winter to Spring skin

Gemma Cockrell

Winter to Spring skin

After months of cold, windy, rainy weather, we are finally beginning to sense that Spring is in the air and with that, the promise of long days of sunshine. Just as the weather changes so should your skincare routine and sometimes even your products. Exfoliation: Skin that has been kept under wraps for months can be very dry and scaly, so the first port of call is exfoliation. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and clears pores, leaving skin brighter and smoother. I would recommend using an exfoliator about 2 to 3 times a week to ensure the efficient...


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...