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 …

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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 …

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Choosing The Right Spa Treatment For You

Many people opt to have a spa treatment once in a while simply because they like the sound of it and there’s nothing wrong with that. Having spa treatments on a regular basis however doesn’t just help maintain and improve wellbeing it’s also useful when targeted at specific areas of the body that are affected by stress, wear and tear and environmental factors.     A lot of science and development goes …

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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 …

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Is Botox Going Out Of Fashion?

Reports in the Beauty press this week are talking about a Botox backlash as unpleasant side effects like the ‘frozen face’ and ‘wind tunnel’ effects of the treatment are rejected in favour of treatments such as fillers.  While Botox is a highly effective treatment if you want to reduce wrinkles alone, ageing is about far more than lines on the face. As most cosmetic doctors will tell …

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