To start with I’m using the WordPress app on my iPhone to write this post so I hope it turns out ok! I thought I’d test it out!

Now I don’t know about you but my skin seems to have a mind of its own at the minute with the cold winter month’s drawing in. One day it will be dry and then shiny the next. I can’t keep up! Luckily we have products out there that can help our skin!

I thought I would write this post and share with you what has helped me combat the effects of the cold winter weather. Here goes…

1. Switch up your cleanser – You may find that your usual cleanser is drying your skin out more than usual at the minute so it’s a good idea to use a cream based cleanser in the morning, and then your usual cleanser at night. Acid based cleansers tend to dry out the skin more than ‘regular’ cleansers so I’ve found that only using them at night has helped my skin stay soft and not have that horrible tight feeling that is so common amongst people at this time of the year. It all depends on your skin though. You know what works best for you!

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Well it’s been three weeks today since I had my first Dermaroller treatment and what an experience it was!  You see, I went along to the Medi-Spa with the intention of getting a facial but had a rather different experience than I originally intended.  Here’s some background info…

When I was in my late teens I developed acne on my forehead that literally appeared out of the blue!  Up until that point I had broken out on occasion on my chin but nothing could have prepared me for the onslaught of acne that appeared over the next few years.  Thankfully the spots went after a few years of breakout cycles that made me get so down that I didn’t want to go outside half the time and face the world.  Acne really does affect you not only on the outside, but on the inside too, emotionally.

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My favourite sunscreen

As I promised on Monday here is a review of a product that everyone should have in their skin care routine – SUNSCREEN. Your probably thinking that you don’t need to wear sunscreen as we are coming into winter but you do. We are hit by the sun’s harmful rays every day! Sunscreen is the most important part of your skin care routine.  You can use the most expensive anti-ageing products on your skin to prevent wrinkles but if you are not wearing sunscreen then you are just wasting your money. It’s a known fact that 90% of the signs of ageing including wrinkles and age spots are caused by the sun. This is why it is so important to wear sunscreen on a daily basis, 365 days a year. Sunscreen acts as a barrier which prevents the harmful UVA & UVB rays from directly hitting your skin, therefore if you are wearing sunscreen daily you can rest assure that you are winning in the fight against wrinkles! Read the rest of this entry »

This review marks the end of my ‘Holy Grail’ skin care trilogy set of reviews.  My previous two reviews were the Avalon Organics Vitamin C serum and Retin A 0.05% gel.  They can be found here and here.  I wanted to start my blog with these reviews because I feel that these skin care products are a great benefit to have in a skin care routine, especially if you are serious about skin care and anti-aging.  I’ve also found that by following these three simple steps my skin has improved dramatically over the past number of months.  I just want to share my experience and knowledge of these products with other people because of the great results I have had with using them. Read the rest of this entry »