Bulletproof coffee has been a fad for a few years now - with its main presence of social media consisting of videos of butter being blended with coffee and coconut oil. It has been claimed to promote weight loss, improve physical performance and seriously boost energy...but do any of these claims actually stack up? The … Continue reading Butter and coffee – and mental clarity
While I do try and follow a healthy diet for the most part (weekly Wow burger habit not withstanding), and I don't believe you should be too reliant on supplements, there are a few things I find hard to get enough of solely from food - and really recommend for that added glow. And, with Black Friday … Continue reading The best supplements for glowing skin
November is a funny month. In between the "back-to-school-and-normal-life" feeling of September, and just before the festive season kicks of properly, it tends to be one of the quieter months of the year and one for saving or getting started on Christmas shopping (those of you who are so organised, I wish I could say … Continue reading Free ways to improve your skin
Anti-ageing treatments and complaints about skin, and fine lines and wrinkles tend to be primarily focused on the face, and while this can certainly give your age away (while draining your confidence), another tell tale area can be just as obvious...but tends to get forgotten very easily - your hands. The skin on your hands … Continue reading Are your hands giving you away?
Cutting back on dairy, despite the benefits my skin has experienced, has not been easy. I have always been a big chocolate fan, and custard, crème brûlee and ice cream are up there with my favourite desserts. So although I definitely still indulge in the odd milkshake or dessert, for the most part I avoid … Continue reading 5 Dairy Free Recipes
Acne has many supposed causes, ranging from a genetic predisposition to gut health and skin hygiene - so it can be difficult to decide what to believe, and figure out what will work for you. Although there are many dermatologists that refute any relationship between diet and acne vulgaris, dairy comes up time again among patients … Continue reading Does dairy cause acne?
Following on from my last post, about how to ease aching muscles, I'm making myself feel even better about being sore post-exercise(and feeling old), by reading up about the inflammatory effects of too much exercise. Yes...you read that correctly, exercise can cause inflammation, if you over do it - even though moderate exercise is widely touted for … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric
I am most certainly not a dermatologist...but you may have realised I am obsessed with skin and skin care, and have been lucky enough attend postgraduate training run by some excellent derma, with decades of experience (and never require caffeine of any nature to stay wide awake and attentive for the entire course - dentistry would … Continue reading 5 things a dermatologist would never do
Those of you who know me well ( and even not so well) have probably heard (and become quite sick of) my ever-present adage to wear sunscreen daily. Some of you seem to be follow this mantra, and with great results. However...a summer of spf 50 on your face (and neck, if you're really conscientious … Continue reading Has the summer left you white faced? Here’s how to fix it
An ever-so-slightly compulsive multitasker, I love being able to get things done while doing something else (clearly I'm aiming for "coolest person the year" 2017 to add to my 2016 accolade). So breakfasts I can bake while I’m out running, or decent face masks that I can wear while flying (without freaking fellow passengers out … Continue reading Beauty sleep – how to get the most out of your night