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What is clay? Which clay is the right one for your skin type?

Clay is an ingredient that can provide deep cleansing and detoxification to your skin. It can remove excess sebum, toxins and other environmental impurities from your skin. As environmental pollutants come in contact with your skin, they can be stored in the pores and lead to inflammation and allergic reactions. Using a clay mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean and less inflamed, resulting in a brighter complexion. There are different types of clay that work best on different skin types. If you have sensitive or normal skin, you should use a clay that will not strip your skin of its natural fats. Kaolin clay is one of the mildest clays available, as it gently cleanses the skin without...

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Honey and chamomile moisturising toner

What is toner? There are different interpretations of what toner actually is. In this case, this beautiful, homemade toner will help sooth your skin and moisturise it at the same time. I am going to share with you a very simple recipe with just 2 ingredients that you would usually use to make tea (honey + chamomile). In the skincare routine, toner is typically applied right after you wash your face and before you apply your facial oil and/or moisturiser.  You will need: 1. Honey: In skincare nomenclature, honey is known as a humectant, which is a kind of a moisturiser that draws moisture onto the skin. By adding this in our recipe, we can help our skin maintain its...

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Avocado hydrating face mask

With the current restricted movement guidance, a lot of us are spending too much time at home so I wanted to share with you some homemade skincare recipes that you can make with simple ingredients you can find in your cupboard. Following the advice to #workfromhome, I think it's important to eat healthy, stay active indoors, remain connected with friends and family and in general take care of ourselves.  I find that flats in London (specifically my flat!) can have dry air and when the air lacks humidity it can really dry up the skin. To keep your skin healthy and moisturised I've put together a simple recipe you can use to make a hydrating face mask with just 2-3 ingredients. You will...

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Healthy eating - Immune boosting vitamins & minerals

All the amazing plant based ingredients you can find in our skincare products, can also help boost your immune system. A well functioning immune system could provide the first defence against an infection. Our nutrition could support our immune system and help defend it at these times. Not eating enough nutrients could decrease the immune competence. Here we suggest some vitamins & minerals that could help boost your immune system: Vitamin A, C & E, Iron (Fe), Selenium (Se) and Zinc (Zn). 1. Vitamin A: Spinach, Carrot, Oily fish, Beef liver & Sweet potato (among other sources) 2. Vitamin C: Broccoli, Kiwi, Red & Yellow pepper, Orange juice and Kale (among other sources) 3. Vitamin E: Sunflower seeds & oil,...

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