The simple truth about HYPER-PIGMENTATION.

One of the most common skin care concerns for especially women are hyperpigmentation – or some refer to it as brown marks/patches on their skin (facial area). What are the most common causes? Age (and sun exposure) – Due to years of sun damage you see sun spots/age spots/liver spots appear on sun exposed areasContinue reading “The simple truth about HYPER-PIGMENTATION.”

Urban escape at Luna Wellness

Luna wellness is an unexpected oasis in the middle of the suburb Kenridge. When I walked through the doors leading to the wellness clinic I was immediately transported to a world of warmth, relaxation and above all expert skincare. Stephanie (owner and therapist) has 12 years medical skincare experience and I felt it the momentContinue reading “Urban escape at Luna Wellness”

Blissful escape at Mona Lisa Skin & Body Bar

From the moment you step into Mona Lisa Skin & Body Bar in Camps Bay, you step into a mini world of pampering, indulgence and beauty.  Lisa-Marie’s clinic is situated in a private residential property in Camp’s Bay which makes this experience all the more private and relaxing.  A real escape from the hustle andContinue reading “Blissful escape at Mona Lisa Skin & Body Bar”

Skincare ingredients that matter

With the overload of skincare products on the market, choosing the right skincare product can become extremely overwhelming and confusing.  I have come to the conclusion that in reality it shouldn’t be confusing – you just need to know WHICH SKINCARE INGREDIENTS actually MATTER and can have a positive impact on your skin.  Once you know WHICHContinue reading “Skincare ingredients that matter”

Sunblock – your cheapest anti-ageing skin product?

A respected medical doctor in the skin care industry recently made this comment, and it stuck with me.  He said that wearing a sunblock every day is your cheapest anti-ageing skin care product.  Some food for thought if you are interested in maintaining your skin health and youth. Approximately 80% of the skin ageing that hasContinue reading “Sunblock – your cheapest anti-ageing skin product?”

Melasma – 5 things you should know.

I have struggled with melasma for about ten years, this should make me a bit of an expert by now!  Here are my top 5 things you should know about melasma… The main cause of melasma is hormones combined with sun exposure. E.g you are on the pill and expose your skin to the sun.Continue reading “Melasma – 5 things you should know.”

DOES WHAT YOU EAT AFFECT YOUR SKIN? – Part 1

This has been a question that’s been asked for years by clients as well as skin care professionals. I remember as a student, we were told that it’s an absolute myth that what you eat like for example junk food, dairy or sugar can affect your skin. Well, luckily since then we have moved on andContinue reading “DOES WHAT YOU EAT AFFECT YOUR SKIN? – Part 1”

STRESS and your skin

My skin has never given me any serious issues.  I’ve always been of the opinion that I kind of like my oily skin type, oil tends to keep the skin looking younger and wrinkle free for longer! I have also made peace with my skin’s hormonal hyper-pigmentation that’s been around for the past 8 yearsContinue reading “STRESS and your skin”

How to – look after your skin during winter

On a recent shopping outing – I spotted this The Body Shop product which I just couldn’t resist. The name Warming Mineral Mask (R155) begged me to get into a warm bath and slather this baby onto my face. The description tempted me even more: “Self-warming, deep cleansing kaolin clay treatment.” How can you NOT want to tryContinue reading “How to – look after your skin during winter”

the Beautiful Truth SPA REVIEW – VIEWS SPA, Wilderness (Western Cape)

Views Hotel – South Street, Wilderness. http://www.viewshotel.co.za. (044) 8778010 the Beautiful Truth STAR RATING: 4 out of 5.  I can highly recommend this spa and therapist! In a recent blog, I wrote about the things you should expect from your spa/salon visit. As part of this spa review, I will highlight some of these must-havesContinue reading “the Beautiful Truth SPA REVIEW – VIEWS SPA, Wilderness (Western Cape)”