• Fashion and Personal Style

    What’s the Go with Skin Care?

    The thing with skin care is that it matters more than you think and it can easily get away from you as you age. Think about what we do to our skin daily – hopefully it’s getting washed, moisturised and sunscreened at a bare minimum, but we also expose it to fragrances, make-up and the pollution and toxins that surround us on a daily basis. If you are going to bed with only a morning routine, then you are condeming your skin to hours of pore-clogging, polluting chemicals either sitting on or soaking into the surface! At a minimum, our skin – particularly the regularly exposed areas should be –…

  • Fashion and Personal Style

    5 Reasons to Focus on Your Skin Now

    Many of us think about our skin in terms of our face, but as one of the most important organs of the body, it is worth your time, effort and hard-earned dollar to keep it healthy. Here are 5 reasons to focus on your skin now: The skin is fundamental for your thermoregulation. Thanks to several complementary processes such as vasodilation and piloerection – the skin helps you maintain a body temperature within safe limits.  The skin excretes waste. Not as famous as your kidneys, but just as important, the skin is an excretory organ that removes unwanted substances – excess salts and urea, from your body to help you…

  • Fashion and Personal Style

    Hydration Heroes

    Skin hydration treatments have become more prominent since we all found out about hyaluronic acid and its magical water holding properties. Admittedly, as I have aged, the need to hydrate has become more pressing – particularly when I put makeup around my eyes. The thinning skin in that area looked worse and worse with powdered make-up, until I bit the bullet and shifted the bulk of my make-up to creams. I’ve spoken before about the sun damage on my skin, which I am using the R+F Reverse regimen to correct, but I am also attempting to add hydration and help some of the more papery (I believe the correct term…

  • Fashion and Personal Style,  General

    Re-imagining my skin

    My skin journey began when I looked in the mirror and day-after-day, I didn’t like what was happening to my skin. It seemed that new pigmentation blotches were appearing every week and the skin across my decolletage was deteriorating at a rapid pace. My friends, many of whom are quite a bit older than I am, did not seem to be showing the same degredation. To be fair, it was my own fault – too much time in the sun, too little sun protection, but here I was, with a problem to solve – and so I did! Being scientifically and historically trained, I researched. I read what I could,…