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  • Scalp trouble: Psoriasis, Dandruff etc

    Scalp trouble: Psoriasis, Dandruff etc

    Many people have hair or scalp problems. Hair may thin or fall out, break off, or grow slowly. Dandruff or an itching or peeling scalp may cause embarrassment in terms of outer appearances, and discomfort. Hair and scalp problems can be upsetting, but they usually are not caused by serious medica... View Post
  • Cleansing for Rosacea skins

    Cleansing for Rosacea skins

      The skin of people with Rosacea is extremely sensitive to chemical irritants.  A good skin care regime always starts with the most appropriate cleanser, and this is even more important for people with sensitive skin issues. The ideal cleanser functions by removing dirt, oil, environmental pollu... View Post
  • Achieve an A-list celeb worthy complexion all year.

    Achieve an A-list celeb worthy complexion all year.

    We have all done it one time or another and that is, swoon over the fabulous dresses, hair and make-up we see on the red carpet, not to mention, marvel at their flawless skin. We know that the couture and accessories are but a fairy-tale for most of us, but what if we told you that you too could ... View Post
  • The busy girl’s guide to looking good.

    The busy girl’s guide to looking good.

    Life moves a mile a minute. You want to look your best but can't spend all morning getting ready. View Post
  • Top 5 products for getting redness under control.

    Top 5 products for getting redness under control.

    Anyone with sensitive skin knows the struggles with redness brought on by internal and external factors . Though most people think about experiencing skin redness in the summer, it can actually happen all year round. View Post
  • Eat Your Way to a Radiant Complexion: The Best Superfoods for Glowing Skin

    Eat Your Way to a Radiant Complexion: The Best Superfoods for Glowing Skin

    We all want a glowing, healthy complexion. Although cosmetic products are commonly used to get a glowing complexion, eating certain foods can also help you attain radiant skin. If you nourish your skin internally and externally, it will provide your body with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and... View Post
  • Dead Sea Spotlight: The Power of Dead Sea Mineral rich Salt.

    Dead Sea Spotlight: The Power of Dead Sea Mineral rich Salt.

    When you go to the beach and swim in ocean water, do you wonder why your skin usually feels dry following that experience? This drying effect is caused by a few things- the biggest culprits being harmful sun rays and high concentrations of regular salt (sodium chloride) in the water.  The longer ... View Post
  • Dry or dehydrated skin - whats the difference?

    Dry or dehydrated skin - whats the difference?

    When you are challenged by dry skin, it can be hard to look your best. Your skin feels tighter, your makeup doesn't go on smoothly, and you just don't feel as beautiful. You can tackle the dry skin problem, but it helps to know whether you need to hydrate or moisturise -- or both. What is dehydra... View Post
  • Face Masks - why you need one

    Face Masks - why you need one

    A facial mask is a great addition to your skin care regime. Gina Gatford explains the three most popular. Cream masks Cream masks have a nourishing, creamy texture. They provide the skin with lots of moisture, oil and nutrients and have a plumping, moisturising and rejuvenating effect. Your skin ... View Post
  • The Power of Exfoliation

    The Power of Exfoliation

    Exfoliation. A word we've all heard before. We associate it with that “squeaky clean” feeling. But what does it really mean & why is it important? Regular exfoliation is a necessary step in achieving healthy skin. Simply, it’s the process of removing the layer of dead skin cells from the oute... View Post
  • Acne Treatment Tips

    Acne Treatment Tips

    Do you remember what it was like to be a teenager and wanting to grow up and be an adult as soon as possible? It is a confusing time thats for sure. If you have a teenager or are a teenager yourself you will know all about the hormonal imbalances that are happening in this stage of life - the cra... View Post
  • 10 tips for beauty sleep

    10 tips for beauty sleep

    We all have a night time beauty routine. Mine is fairly basic, I make sure my face is clean and put on moisturiser. However as I am getting older I feel like more should be happening whilst I am sleeping each night. Here are some overnight beauty rituals to add to ensure you are getting the best ... View Post
  • 5 Reasons your skin suffers in winter

    5 Reasons your skin suffers in winter

    Winter always brings two things: cold temperatures and dry skin. As if feeling cold isn’t enough, your skin piles misery on top of misery by breaking out into rough, itchy and dry patches that leave you desperate for relief. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your skin more co... View Post
  • Skincare in Your 20's, 30's, 40's and Beyond

    Skincare in Your 20's, 30's, 40's and Beyond

    A good skin care routine is an absolute must for overall skin quality and longevity, but as you mature and change, so must your routine. What worked for your skin at 18 more than likely won't cut it at 35, so it's important to understand the many changes that aging skin experiences, as well as wh... View Post
  • Wash your face!

    Wash your face!

    Okay, something that we all do, well should be doing every day, is washing our face from dirt, grime and everyday pollutants as well as any makeup on our skin. So how is the best way to wash your face? Here are some expert tips. 1. Ensure that the water you are using is not too hot or cold. If y... View Post
  • Serums, what are they and do you need one?

    Serums, what are they and do you need one?

    Faster and lighter are qualities that I look for when I am going to run a marathon or do a triathlon, now put these two prized attributes to skin care serums. They are light, fast absorbing, results boosting liquids used as an addition to your moisturiser. They are powerful weapons to help comb... View Post
  • The ins and outs of Sensitive Skin

    The ins and outs of Sensitive Skin

    Published in Peninsula Living February 2016  Sensitive skin is extremely common with around 50% of the population experiencing some form of skin sensitivity and it tends to occur mostly among women, says Gina Gatford - Founder of AbsoluteSkin and qualified Beauty Therapist. Many people perceive t... View Post
  • Post shower routine TLC

    Post shower routine TLC

    There are some routines in our lives that have become so, routine that we go through them as if on autopilot for example brushing our teeth, washing our face, etc. Our post-showering rituals would probably fall into this category, as we are all so busy with life that getting dry and clothed as th... View Post
  • What is it and How Do We Stop Ageing?

    What is it and How Do We Stop Ageing?

    Ageing, what is it and how do we stop it?  Do you want to slow down the ageing process? It comes down to a little bit of knowledge and making sure that you show the skin that you are in a little bit of love. Did you know? That people with light eyes and a fair completion are at greater risk if... View Post
  • Tips for Glowing Skin this Summer

    Tips for Glowing Skin this Summer

    It is Summer time and the weather is fine. Here are some of our tips to get gorgeous summer skin Switch it up. The hot summer weather means more humidity which equals more oil and grime on your face. You will need to adjust your regimen to match the summer time conditions. For example you may n... View Post