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Types of Acne

Types of Acne

By knowing your acne type, it’s easier to find out the cause and solution for your breakouts.  As we know the cause of acne is multi-factorial. Hormones definitely play a big role but there’s also: genetic cosmetics medication (including birth control) fungal...

Common Hormonal Imbalances that Cause Acne

Common Hormonal Imbalances that Cause Acne

Hormonal acne can be frustrating, embarrassing, and confusing. However, when you know what triggers hormonal acne, it makes healing a lot easier. In this blog, I share the 5 most common hormonal imbalances that can trigger or worsen acne.Here are the common hormonal...

How to boost progesterone to have less PMS & have a clearer skin

How to boost progesterone to have less PMS & have a clearer skin

Finishing off my “Low Progesterone causing Hormonal acne” mini-series, in this blog, I’m focusing on boosting progesterone. Look at the previous blog on: 1️⃣ What is Progesterone and how it affects skin including what causes low progesterone 2️⃣ How to test for low...

How do you know if you have low skin-calming hormone progesterone?

How do you know if you have low skin-calming hormone progesterone?

This is one of my favourite quotes, “Test, don’t guess” Unfortunately, this hormone takes a beating when we are stressed whether knowingly or unknowingly.  When your mind and body feel it isn’t safe, it’s going to protect the body by reducing or stopping ovulation,...

Most Common Hormonal Imbalance Causing Breakouts before your Period

Most Common Hormonal Imbalance Causing Breakouts before your Period

Isn’t it frustrating when your skin breaks out before your periods? Sometimes, like clockwork. Working with women with hormonal acne, a common hormonal imbalance I see that worsens skin breakouts during this time is LOW PROGESTERONE.  In this blog, I talk about the...

Tips for an Effective At-Home Chemical Face Skin Peel

Tips for an Effective At-Home Chemical Face Skin Peel

Don’t be scared of the idea of a skin peel - it doesn’t mean skin shedding like a snake, well for home skin peels anyway. As physical scrubs exfoliate the skin mechanically, removing superficial dead skin cells, skin peels exfoliate the skin chemically, loosening the...

Top 3 Steps to Upgrade your Autumn / Winter Skin Care Routine

Top 3 Steps to Upgrade your Autumn / Winter Skin Care Routine

With the weather getting colder and the winds getting stronger, it’s time to give your skin care routine a seasonal upgrade so it stays clear, calm, hydrated and plump. While this is true and you need to make these adjustments, I often see some misconceptions. Those...

Self Care / Skin Care Tips during Lockdown

Self Care / Skin Care Tips during Lockdown

As a second national lockdown is looming over in United Kingdom for the rest of 2020, it’s easy to feel frustrated, despondent and unmotivated. I refuse to give in and I encourage you to not let the restrictions take over your own personal power too. We may not be...

Skin changes during perimenopause

Skin changes during perimenopause

Perimenopause is the time before your last period. It typical starts from mid-40’s but for some can be as early as 35. Symptoms eg low energy, mood swings, PMS, low confidence, low libido and change in your periods can all be the norm. For some it can be mild but for...

Doctor Approved Skin Repair Treatment Post Summer Holidays

Doctor Approved Skin Repair Treatment Post Summer Holidays

We will be entering autumn soon and new skin awaits us. Now that summer holidays are almost over, it’s time to repair the damage our skin may have endured from the UV rays on the beach, the free radicals from the plane and the pollution from the city trips. When you...