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RESCUE ME WITH VITAMIN F

Also known as linoleic acid, vitamin F is an essential fatty acid; in fact, the F stands for fat. Another unsung skin care hero in the vitamin camp, it has an anti-inflammatory effect to help repair the skin’s barrier. Found … Continue reading

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RESCUE ME WITH VITAMIN D

Easily absorbed by the skin and has a key role in cell metabolism and turnover. Vitamin D also improves skin texture and smoothness and is frequently used in creams for conditions like psoriasis and rosacea. DIY: Vitamin D Mask: This … Continue reading

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RESCUE ME WITH VITAMIN C

The Free Radical Fighter and Brightener! There are many different types of vitamin C, including ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate – but whatever form, this is my favourite antioxidant because it does so much. It stimulated collagen … Continue reading

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ASK LESLEY – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PEEL AND A SCRUB?

Q: What’s the difference between a peel and a scrub? A peel is a chemical exfoliator whereas a scrub is a physical exfoliator with a gritty texture. Both will exfoliate the top layer, remove dead skin cells, treat excess oil … Continue reading

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KALE – THE NEW TRENDY SKIN CARE INGREDIENT

A popular superfood, kale is now the new trendy skin care ingredient. It contains lutein, which helps protect against UV induced free radicals. It’s also packed with vitamins, as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients. Used regularly, it will help tighten … Continue reading

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THE BENEFITS OF KAKADU PLUM

This is one of the natural world’s most potent forms of vitamin C, with even more than orange! Research shows it improves the penetration of vitamin C into the skin, meaning better absorption to fight off free radical damage. It … Continue reading

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LOOK FAB, NOT FROZEN

An experienced practitioner will know how much Botox to inject, so you look natural. The key is to use smaller amounts spread over the skin’s surface, commonly known as Babytox or Microtox. This way, you’re relaxing muscles rather than paralysing … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – How can I improve the look of my hands at home?

Q: My hands look thin, dry and old. I can’t afford expensive treatments – is there anything practical I can do at home to improve the look of them? Most of us are so concerned about our facial wrinkles we … Continue reading

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Ask Lesley – What is thinning my skin?

Q. I’ve noticed that my skin is much drier and thinner than it used to be. I regularly exfoliate and do at home peels. Could these be thinning my skin? No. The layers of skin get thin by sun damage … Continue reading

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THE DIMPLE DIET

Junk food, alcohol, smoking and caffeine all have an impact on cellulite but did you know that according to the latest research there are a variety of foods that contain ingredients thought to help decrease the dimpled appearance of the … Continue reading

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