Beauty Myths

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FAQs – Parabens

source I am asked almost on a daily basis for my views on parabens.  I am met with outrage by some commenters who are mortified…

Beauty Myths No.11 – Detox

Detox products.  Detox creams.  Detox teas.  Detox pads for your feet.  Detox hair straighteners. Enough. If your body was ‘full of toxins’ you would at best,…

Beauty Myths No.10 – Waiting lists

Right. Happy Friday everyone! WHOOP. Down to business. Waiting lists. You know the things. Those long lists of ‘literally thousands’ of people ‘eagerly awaiting!’. See…

Beauty Myths No.8 – Moisturiser is your most important purchase

Source I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve had a conversation with people who are using an incredibly expensive moisturiser – but cleansing…

Beauty Myths No.7 – Organic: is it or isn’t it?

During my talk/appointments in Liberty this last week I came across a few questions of using organic vs ‘chemical’ and the tenuous use of the…

Beauty Myths No.6 – Having spots means you have an oily/…

Most of the people I see have normal/dry/sensitive skin with spots. This is very different to acne. I’ve only ever referred 3 people for roaccutane…

Beauty Myths No.5 – if you have oily skin you don’…

I beg to differ. The biggest mistake people with oily/combination skin make is to try and ‘strip’ the skin during the cleansing stage – to…

Beauty Myths No. 4 – Lemon Juice

Source ‘Adding lemon juice to your cleanser will exfoliate your skin!’ Eat it. Don’t add it to any product. Case in point: anyone remember Sun-In…

Beauty Myths No. 3 – Cleansing in the AM

‘Do I really need to cleanse my face in the morning?’  I’ve been asked this a lot recently – a lot. On the blog, on…

Beauty Myths No. 2 – Skin Purging.

Your skin does not ‘purge’. If you start using a new product and suddenly have a face full of spots/redness/swelling – that product (or machine)…

Beauty Myths No.1 – Your skin sleeps during the day.

Dear Readers. My day started with an email from someone requesting that I test their (revolutionary – obviously) cream at night – ‘because the skin…