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Is once a day enought to prevent ageing?

Let’s face it – slathering ourselves in sunscreen is messy and a bit of a bore. Putting it on our children is even worse – they wriggle and squawk. So what do you do? Apply once a day sun cream, use SPF50 or put the kids in a a plastic boiler suit in a tent on the beach? The answer is …use more than you think you should….and often.  …

Vitamin A – the most important vitamin for the skin

…yet 95% of people don't get enough! We recently met Dr Des Fernandes, founder of Environ skincare, in Dublin. Needless to say, the conversation soon turned to his favourite subject – the critical importance of vitamin A! From the moment a human egg is fertilised, vitamin A starts its activity. Cell growth and therefore a baby's development will not progress properly without adequate levels of vitamin A. It is locked…

Beauty Treatments And Pregnancy – Which Ones Are Safe?

A trip to the spa while you are pregnant can be a great way to relax and unwind but before booking treatments, it is important to know which ones are safe.   Facials  Pregnancy can either be very good for your skin or it can cause all sorts of problems. A good facial can do wonders if hormones are causing your skin to become sensitive and there are plenty of products…

How Anti-Ageing Are Spa Treatments?

As time passes, it is inevitable that your skin will begin to show its age. The good news is anti-aging spa treatments can help slow the effect and leave you with a healthy glow in your complexion no matter how old you are.    Having regular spa treatments is one of the most effective ways to look after your skin and combat the effects of losing collagen and elastin as we age. Of…

We All Need Feel-Good Spa Treatment In Uncertain Times

Can a spa treatment help me get over the cut in interest rates, the gloomy economic news and the British weather? You bet it can and we can tell you that at times like these the demand for spa treatment actually increases. It is at these times where we are perhaps busier than ever and feeling more uncertain about the future that we crave an escape of some kind. The…

A Brief History of Tanning

While we see it as completely normal to desire the golden glow of a tan today, it hasn’t always been the case through history. The idea that a tan makes us more attractive only really came about in the early part of the 20th century probably around the 1920s. This was a time when it became fashionable for the rich and famous to show off tans gained from Mediterranean beaches.…

Oils That May Cause Your Skin More Problems Than They Solve

It’s easy to underestimate just how complex the skin is and how careful you need to be to avoid doing things that can exacerbate rather than cure skin problems particularly when it comes to the face, which is one of the most sensitive areas.    You will often hear people talk about clogged pores and poor complexion but the causes of these problems can usually be traced to using the wrong…

3 Signs of a Good Facial Skin Therapist

You may be forgiven for thinking one facial is as good as another but as with any job that retires skill, it takes years of experience. Here how to find out the three signs your skin therapist knows their stuff.   They ask about your skin   It might sound obvious but a good facial starts with the skin technician having at least some knowledge of your skin. The first place to get this…

Simple Beauty Tips to Help You Look Your Best For Summer 2016

Summer is (almost) here and it’s time to ditch those thick winter moisturisers, bring out the sunscreen and have a look at these summer beauty tips which will have you looking Beautiful for summer 2016.    Do use moisturiser  While everyone is telling you to use sun cream even on cloudy days, it is also important to keep your skin hydrated as well. Moisturiser will not only protect your skin from damage and sunburn but…