Hyperpigmentation (and what to do about it)

Hyper-pigmentation is the name given to those patches of skin that become darker than the surrounding tissue. Created by an increase in the localised production of melanin (the pigment that gives your skin its colour), hyper-pigmentation can be caused by a number of triggers: The sun. Our old enemy the…

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Keep rosacea under control with a little help from Dermalogica

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that for some people can seem to appear out of nowhere at some point during their thirties and forties. Despite it being a relatively common skin complaint, many people do not recognise the early signs, and struggle with inflammation, redness, spots, thread veins, persistent…

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2 good reasons to remove eye make-up before bedtime

While cleansing your skin in the evening is an essential part of anyone’s skincare routine, removing eye make-up can often be neglected. It is, however, very important both for health of your eyes and that of the delicate skin around them: 1. The eyelid is lined with tiny glands that…

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How precleansing can make all the difference

You may be wondering why you would need to ‘pre-cleanse’ your skin, especially if you feel that your cleanser should do the job on its own. Pre-cleansing can, however, offer a number of benefits that make it a step you would find well worth your while to integrate into your…

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Stay fresh without irritating your skin

Sometimes it seems like all the products we use on a daily basis, whether food or cosmetics, now come with a health warning attached. You may remember the scare a few years ago, when links were made between aluminium chlorohydrate in deodorants and breast cancer in women. While there has…

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