30 Nov 2016
With a sudden drop in temperatures forecast for this weekend, it looks like winter is finally coming! Here are our tips for preventing the weatherbeaten, wind battered winter look:-
Switch up your skincare
Your skin type may change in cooler weather. Don’t be surprised if your normally oily skin begins to feel drier than usual. If you find your skin absorbing everything you throw at it... Read More »
17 Nov 2016
It’s the time of year when even the most nurtured dry skin becomes parched, cracked and unresponsive to your usual moisturisers. The lack of humidity and cooler air often leads to problematic skin and the need to revamp your beauty regime.
Switching from your regular moisturiser to a body oil can offer an ideal solution to even the most inflammatory skin conditions. Body oils are often... Read More »
17 Nov 2016
It’s coming to the time of year when most of us unthinkingly flick the central heating switch to ‘on’ but do you realise the potentially damaging effects it has on your skin? Cooler weather and centrally heated houses play havoc with all skin types. If yours is naturally dry, this often means increased sensitivity, itchiness and discomfort.
We’re not suggesting that you don’t need... Read More »
30 Oct 2016
The clocks go back this weekend and while we gain a precious extra hour of sleep, for many this time of year can lead to a syndrome known as SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
SAD is a type of depression associated with a lack of light. Most of us feel more cheerful during the long daylight hours of the summer months and are often less reluctant to venture outdoors on dark winter days. For... Read More »
12 Oct 2016
Rich in beta-carotene and containing a generous dose of essential fatty acids, grapeseed oil is the prime ingredient (48.5%) in My Trusty’s face and body oil.
Packed with anti-oxidants and rich in Vitamin E, grapeseed oil offers a range of benefits for your skin and is suitable for all skin types. It’s also a must for your daily skincare routine – here’s why:-
Relieves acne symptoms... Read More »
30 Sep 2016
You may not need us to tell you this but as we age our body naturally produces less collagen leading to the development of pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen acts as a scaffold for the cells, tissues and organs which give your skin its elasticity. The bad news is that women produce less collagen than men and lose around 1% every year.
That means by the age of 50, women have lost half of... Read More »
16 Sep 2016
Holiday time is nearly here! For those of you heading off to the beach, it means working hard to ensure your skin is in its best condition. If yours is tired, dull or just generally unresponsive to your frantic attempts at improvement don’t panic! A few simple adjustments to your daily and weekly routine can make a big difference to your skin all year round.
Here are seven of our... Read More »
16 Aug 2016
It’s nearly the midpoint in August and with this week’s downpours, it’s beginning to feel that Autumn is imminent. The good news is that there are still officially a few weeks of summer left and lots to look forward to.
Here are 7 things to enjoy for the rest of the summer:-
One more Bank Holiday weekend! We have one more Bank Holiday before the seemingly endless stretch to the next... Read More »
30 Jul 2016
Free radicals – we’ve all heard of them but do we really know the extent of the damage they inflict on our skin? From the sun’s rays to cigarette smoke to the household products we use every day, free radicals are ubiquitous, often leading to premature ageing and tired looking, dehydrated skin.
While effective moisturising creams can help to combat their effects, prevention is always... Read More »
15 Jun 2016
Sometimes life can get a little too much and we feel overwhelmed. It might be a combination of issues, such as impossible work deadlines, a lack of sleep, relationship problems, or, for flustered parents, the thought of entertaining children during the endless school holidays.
Stress has a nasty habit of showing up in your skin, from flare-ups of unpleasant skin conditions such as eczema and... Read More »