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things i’ve stopped doing to my skin

things i’ve stopped doing to my skin

Everything in life is a learning curve and as we acquire more information, we change our habits, thoughts and actions. The same applies to skincare and boy have I been through a huge learning curve with regards to my skin. I struggled with my skin for the longest time and there are practices that I did then which I wouldn’t dream of doing now. However, I’m not beating myself up about it because I had less information at that time, and as Aus’ Maya Angelou said: when you know bettter, you do better.

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my evening skincare routine

my evening skincare routine

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am obsessed with skincare and all things about getting my skin to where I want it to be. My recent video is a detail of my evening skincare routine with all the products that I use and some tips and tricks.

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products i’ve used up recently

Latest empties

Since the beginning of this blog I have been tracking the products that I use till the product is finished. You can find them by clicking here. I’ve recently decided to move this section of my blog over to my YouTube channel. I feel that it gives me an opportunity to really delve in on each product. You can watch the video after the jump

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vitamin c in skincare: all you need to know & recommendations

vitamin c in skincare

This year I’ve started a series where I am breaking down different aspects of skincare and delving into the real tea. I’ve done posts on micellar water and hydrating toners, this post is all about vitamin C in skincare. If you want a brighter complexion and to fight the signs of ageing, then this active ingredient is your fighter for sure!

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how to switch up your body care in winter

Winter body care

The cold season is upon us! Living in Durban, one might argue that we don’t really have winter, however, temperatures and humidity have dropped and my skin is feeling the change in the environment. The goal is for my skin to feel and be moisturised in between showers, I despise being ashy! This post will include my daughter’s winter body care as well. I have normal skin and the skin on her face gets dry patches in winter

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Introducing SKIN functional

SKIN functional products

Regular readers will know that I am a skincare fanatic. I am particularly interested in the recent trends in skincare where we are seeing brands that are transparent when it comes to ingredient list and they have affordable products e.g. The Ordinary and The Inkey List. I was introduced to the SKIN functional skincare brand by @Glamology_ZA who commented how much it resembled The Ordinary and I was immediately intrigued.

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all about hydrating toners

Hydrating toners

The days when toners were these alcohol laden products that were used to remove extra dirt after cleansing and left the skin feeling dry are long gone. In 2020, toners are gentle products that are multipurpose: they can hydrate, contain actives that treat your skin, balance the skin etc. Toners help to prepare the skin for the products that you apply afterwards. I particularly love hydrating products in my skincare routine and hydrating toners are a firm favourite.

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actives & acids that i use in my skincare routine

skincare actives products

I have been off Accutane for over a month now and I am finally bringing back actives into my skincare routine. What is an active you ask? Well, according to Chemist Confessions: Actives are what we call a group of ingredients that bring long term, targeted improvements to your skin beyond the basic moisturizing benefits. They may fight wrinkles, reduce unwanted hyperpigmentation, and prevent further damage to your skin. The actives that I have loved and have worked for me are: Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s), Beta-hydroxy Acids (BHA’s), Vitamin C and Retinol.

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review // Vichy UV Protect Skin Defence Invisible Mist

review // Vichy UV Protect Skin Defence Invisible Mist

It’s no secret on here that I am an advocate for sun protection all day, every day. One of the rules of sun protection is that you need to reapply it every few hours especially if you’re out in the sun. that’s been one of my bug bears because I wear makeup during the day and I wasn’t able to reapply. Enter: spray on sunscreen for the face! This is the answer to ALL my sunscreen re-application issues.

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products I’ve recently used up

Products I've used up

It’s about that time where I’ve finished off enough products to warrant sharing on here what I’ve used up and let you know whether I’ll repurchase the products or not. I’ve been writing these posts on the blog for the last 3 years, this time around I’ve changed it up to video format. Let me know if you enjoy this format more than the written format.

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micellar water: all you need to know

Micellar water brands

I’d like to start a new series on the blog where I decode a skincare product and give you all the tea. I will put brands and preference aside and tell you the naked truth about the product. The dirst product I will decode is micellar water. I first came to know about micellar water when it was introduced in the beauty scene 3 to 4 years ago, it was all the range overseas. I remember the first brand that had micellar water in South Africa was Garnier.

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an addition to the bioderma pigmentbio range

Bioderma Pigmentbio C-Concentrate

In 2019, Bioderma launched the Pigmentbio range which is aimed to fight hyperpigmentation. There is a new addition to the range: the Pigmentbio C-Concentrate is a high security Vitamin C cure for intense pigment correction.

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