• Acne,  Skin,  Skincare

    Why you should use a toner – and the best one for your skin type

    Cleanse, tone and moisturise…the first and last are pretty self-explanatory, but what’s the deal with toner I hear you ask?  If you believe everything you read, you may think toning is a waste of time and money, or, that it can fix every single problem you’ve ever had.  Enlarged pores, breakouts, dryness and flaking, redness, hyperpigmentation – does it really do all of the above?  The jury appears to be confused. The main point of using toner is to balance the pH of your skin after cleansing.  Your skin has an acid mantle (a very fine film, secreted by sebaceous glands, on the surface of the skin forming part of the…

  • treating scarring and hyperpigmentation
    Acne,  Makeup,  Skin

    Emergency Breakout Control

    Murphy’s Law states, among other things, that just when you need it least (before a big job interview, important date or social event) your skin will breakout in a bout of acne like you’re 15 again. I don’t know about you, but unfortunately this tendency didn’t end with my teens and can present a complex problem when simultaneously trying to waylay the signs of ageing.  Apparently when you hit the wrong side of 25, preventative eye creams and serums etc become a must – which can be a disaster if your skin refuses to acknowledge you’ve entered a new phase of your life. So the giant spot is here already,…