Skincare Basics

  • How To Do A Skin Patch Test
    Body Care,  Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    How To Do A Skin Patch Test And Why It’s So Important

    If you’ve ever wondered how to do a skin patch test with a new skin care product then believe me you’re not alone because many people have no idea how to do one. In fact, how many of us don’t even bother with a skin patch test every time we come home with a brand new fancy skin care product (hand firmly raised high here) because let’s face it who wants to wait right. You didn’t just spend all that money on your new supposedly age reversing product to then have to wait several days before you can fully cake your face in it, right?. Well, I get it and…

  • Vitamins And Supplements For The Skin
    Face Care,  Skincare Basics,  Vitamins & Minerals For Skin

    Vitamins and Supplements for the Skin

    When it comes to skincare, there are a ton of vitamins and supplements for the skin that can help combat a multitude of different skin issues from acne to aging. For the most part, we should be able to get most of them from our foods but there are also supplements available that can add extra benefits to help improve our skin’s condition. We all know the importance of taking care of our skin on the outside but sometimes we forget the importance of taking care of it from the inside and the saying ‘you are what you eat’ couldn’t be any truer when it comes to skin care. Vitamin…

  • What Is The Best Facial Exfoliator
    Exfoliation,  Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    What is the Best Facial Exfoliator, Chemical or Physical?

    Exfoliating is an important part of any good skincare routine to remove the buildup of dead skin cells but what is the best facial exfoliator for each skin type or are they a one size fits all type of product? There are so many different types out there to choose from so I wanted to dig down to find out exactly what the differences are and who they are suitable for. A lot of people don’t realise that exfoliating can actually cause more harm than good if done too aggressively or with the wrong type of product that’s too harsh for your skin. Although it’s not the easiest of decisions…

  • What Is A Face Serum
    Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    What Is a Face Serum, And Do I Really Need One

    Face serums have become very popular recently and for good reasons too but what is a face serum and do we really need one? Many of us don’t really know what they are or what they can do so I decided to do some research to see what they were all about and if they really were worth the extra expense. The outcome was……well, I’ll put it to you this way, I’ve just recently started including one in my own skin care routine and why I wasn’t using one before now is beyond me. Face serums are one of the most powerful and effective products in anyone’s skin care routine…

  • Things that are bad for your skin
    Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    Things That Are Bad For Your Skin – Are You Sabotaging Your Appearance?

    As much as you may be trying your best to keep your skin in good condition, there are things that are bad for your skin that you probably didn’t even realise you were doing and sometimes those little bad habits are undoing all that effort and causing more damage than you could imagine. Do you think you have your skincare down to a fine art but still something isn’t right? Have a look below and see if you are guilty of any of the following skin care crimes that could be undoing all your hard work. Sleeping In Makeup Sleeping in makeup is one of those things that most of…

  • Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    Holiday Skin Care Essentials

    I don’t know about you but when it comes to summer holidays, my holiday skincare essentials list is as long as a cold winter and I could pretty much fill an entire suitcase with just skin care products alone. I often find myself conflicted over whether to bring that extra pair of shoes or that skin care product that I just can’t be without, I mean seriously, we’re talking about an extra pair of shoes here. Not to mention the look of horror on my husband’s face when he sees my suitcase and realises I haven’t even put any of my clothes in there yet. And let’s face it ladies,…

  • The Benefits Of Using Facial Toner
    Face Care,  Skincare Basics,  Toners

    The Benefits of Using Facial Toner

    Everyone loves a good debate now and again and when it comes to toner, that’s exactly what I found. Many people don’t realise the benefits of using facial toner and I was quite surprised to learn just how many people don’t use one. I personally love my toner, in fact, I couldn’t be without it. So I decided to look into the reasons why people are skipping the toner and share with you the reasons why you may want to consider one. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about toners and because of this, many people think that toners are either just an optional extra that doesn’t really…

  • the order to apply skin care products
    Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    The Order to Apply Skin Care Products

    So what is the order to apply skin care products and is it really that important in the first place? Well, the simple answer is yes and there’s a very good reason as to why. Applying your products in the wrong order could affect their overall effectiveness because lighter products like serums will find it very difficult to penetrate through heavier ones like moisturisers. What Is The Order To Apply Skincare Products After cleansing, the general rule of thumb is to apply your products in a light to heavy order. Once you’ve finished cleansing, start with the thinnest product then work your way through until you finish with the thickest. Another…

  • what type of facial cleanser should i use
    Cleansers,  Face Care,  Skincare Basics

    What Type of Facial Cleanser Should I Use?

    I’m sure I’m not the first and I most certainly won’t be the last person to ask the question, what type of facial cleanser should I use? With so many different types of facial cleansers out there, it’s not always easy to decide which product you should be using. I started wondering some time back whether or not I was doing the right thing when it came to cleansing. I’ve personally always used cleansing milk or lotion but I started to question whether or not I was using the right type. I had never questioned my cleansing routine before. I mean, my skin wasn’t complaining so why fix something if…