I spend a lot of time reading about celebrities and skincare experts to find simple ways to keep my skin in tip top condition. Like many people, working long hours and sometimes not getting enough sleep can play havoc with my skin and to top it all winter's on its way so there's another challenge to conquer.
My skincare aim is to avoid getting spots and to control my oily T-zone, so that my face does not look oily under my make-up. So, I try to find time at least once a week to give my skin some extra TLC.
I have typical combination skin, with an oily T-zone and dry forehead so I like to use a treatment mask to give my skin a deeper clean and remove excess oil around my nose area. I don't have time to do anything more in the week than my basic skincare routine so on Saturdays I like to step up my skincare prep ready for the weekend and week to come. It's amazing how my skin feels afterwards and I feel ready for the weekend when I've had this simple 'face treat'.
So, here's how to get a perfect face treatment in just 20 minutes.
As we get closer in the world, we get more exotic high performance organic skincare ingredients from the east. Africa and Asian organic body butters bring a new dimension to organic skincare and provide a range of naturally derived skin care products that provide excellent solutions for dry skin and dry skin related skin care problems.
An organic body butter is the perfect skincare choice for anyone with extremely dry skin that often craves for and struggles to get that soft and supple skin. If you experience this problem then an exotic body butter is the best skin care solution for you. Organic body butters usually contain extracts from exotic nuts and seeds like the shea nut, cocoa, mango seeds and the neem plant from India.
Image Shutterstocks 743040163 Copyright Luisa Puccini: Organic shea nut with butter
Researching this blog post took me back to the science lessons I had at school. I was fascinated by the fact that scientists have undertaken an enormous amount of research to find out the key differences between asian, black and white skin.
It was a eureka moment when I first realised that there was 'science of the skin' and that there were some real and interesting differences between asian, black and white skin types and their skin care needs.
Read more to find out the real differences and skincare needs of asian, black and white skin
From as far back as I can remember, whenever I came out of the shower or bath, the first thing my mum would say was 'have you creamed your skin'.
Now, it's a must for me to moisturise daily, as I feel totally naked if I ever have to get dressed and leave the house without the daily ritual of applying a moisturiser to my skin from head to toe. I have come to realise that this daily ritual can really protect the skin and stop the skin getting very dry. There are a number of reasons why we get dry skin, such as sun damage and the constant use of irritating or drying skin care ingredients, especially on the parts of our bodies that are exposed to the harsh elements such as our feet, hands and even parts of the face.
Read on to find the top fail-safe tips to help you have beautifully smooth, younger-looking skin
You may think that it's a cliché when they say cucumber is good for your eyes, well this is one cliché that's absolutely true.
This popular fruit (that we treat like a vegetable),originated in India around 4000 years ago. It then spread beyond the Indian border and moved through Ancient Greece, Rome, Europe, New World and China The cucumber has eventually become the fourth most widely cultivated 'vegetable' in the world.
But this common 'vegetable' is not only good for your inside but it's good for your skin too and is a great remedy for our eyes.
Find out why cucumber can well and truly lift the bags from under your eyes
You probably know that Olive Oil is good for your health as well as your pasta, but Olive Oil is also good for your skin. If you have dry, flaky or hard skin on your feet, Olive Oil or a natural olive oil enriched foot butter, will soon get rid of the dry skin and nourish, sooth and hydrate your feet.
Read on to find out why Olive Oil and Rosemary are the perfect combinaton to get rid of dry hard skin on the feet.
How do celebrities like Courtney Cox, Iman, Madonna and Sharon Stone stay looking so young over 50?
Most of us have been caught at least once, rushing to the Department store to buy the lastest fad antiaging 'miracle wonder' cream that cost a ridiculous amount of money, but we buy it nevertheless, because we honestly believe it will make us look 5 years younger.
I've done it and spent the next few months trying to hide the credit card statements from my husband to avoid him thinking that I've gone completely mad and demand that I take the pot of half used cream back to the store to get my money back.
Find out more about theTop 6 antiaging products that will help you stay young when you're over 50
I can see why Kate Middleton, Oprah & Victoria Beckham rave about seaweed in their diet & skincare.
When I was at senior school one of my best friends was a girl called Joan Chung. Jo's parents were from Beijing and had been here since the 1930's. A couple of times a week, I'd go to her house after school for tea and her mum would get out this big frying pan, (I later realised it was called a wok). Her mum would put it on the highest heat possible, throw loads of different vegetables in and some green slimy stuff.
So, one day I asked Jo what the slimy stuff was, she laughed and said seaweed. She explained that she had eaten it all her life and that her parents said that it would help her to keep young and stay healthy.
Seaweed really is amazing, it's a nutrient rich underwater wonder plant, that simply floats free in the sea. It gives us everything we need for healthy glowing skin and a natural mineral rich diet.
Here's 7 reasons why Hollywood celebs are crazy about this super power skincare ingredient.
Even celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Katy Perry have been know to have problems with how to treat spots.
It's almost universal that at some point in your life you''ll have had the problem of how to get rid of spots. It may be a problem that you've had for years due to acne or frequent spot break outs it does not matter, as it's one of the most annoying and distressing things to experience.
There are many reasons why we get spots, some of the more common reasons are stress, diet (too much sugar or excessive oil in our diets can cause spots), hormonal changes in our body and having a poor skincare routine, can all contribute to us getting spots. Here's 5 top tips to help you get rid of spots.
5 top tips that will help you to get rid of spots for beautiful clear skin
Celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Channing Tatum, Jessica Alba, and Gwyneth Paltrow all use fruit enzyme skin care therapy to stay healthy and beautiful.
It sounds very scientific but it's not really, it's just a nice phrase for fruit and vegetables that get rid of dead skin on your body and slow down ageing.
Find out why these celebrities are craving for Fruit Enzymes in their natural skincare products.