I think it's safe to say that winter has well and truly arrived, which means cosy jumpers, woolly hats and large mugs of hot chocolate in your favourite coffee shop. It also means a drop in temperatures and rise in windy days that can cause a range of problems for your skin that seem to only surface during winter.
Your skin is left battling cold temperatures outside and heating indoors which can cause many irritations. For those of you who have sensitive skin, issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and itchy, dry skin may surface, requiring you to take extra care or alter your skincare regime to cater for its needs. This does not have to be anything drastic and some simple changes can make great improvements to sensitive skin.
I understand the frustration that comes with sensitive skin which is why Thea skincare offers a full range of skincare products specifically to target sensitive skin in our endeavour to help you overcome problem skin. I also wanted to share some great skincare tips that can really enhance your skincare regime:
I love Halloween, firstly because it's my birthday and secondly because it reminds me of the glorious days of making pumpkin lamps and watching my children's face light up when we switched of the lights and lit the candles inside the pumpkin.
Over the years, I've also discovered the wonderful natural skincare benefits of this autumn winter vegetable. The magical skincare ingredients in pumpkin will not only lights up your lantern but will also light up your body and bring a wonderful seasonal glow to your skin.
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So here are 6 top skincare tips using pumpkin to light up your skin this Halloween
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.
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
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
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.
I love reading about celebrities and how they look after their skin. Many celebrities and skin care experts know that vitamin rich natural skin care products are effective at fighting ageing skin and can take years of you, if you use them regularly.
In fact, the buzz in Hollywood is that fillers are out and high performance natural skincare routines are in. Vitamin rich skincare products are great for your skin as they provide the vital nutrients that your skin needs and are excellent for treating wrinkles, age spots, dry skin and dark circles under the eyes.
Here are 5 of the most powerful anti-aging vitamins used by celebrities.