Natural Skincare for the Changing Season

Natural Skincare for the Changing Season

As the weather gets colder, our skincare requirements change, and, especially in the UK, we need a lot more moisture to keep our skin healthy. Harsh conditions, hot showers and central heating can all leave our skin dry or dehydrated and contribute to a dull, lacklustre complexion. Dehydrated skin is a common complaint, with many people mistaking dehydration for dryness.

With dry or dehydrated skin, it’s important to not strip the skin of its natural oils, so using a cleansing cream or balm such as Balm Balm cleansing balm is a good place to start. Even if you suffer with oily or combination skin, you still need oil and moisture to hydrate and plump the skin.

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Organic September: Wellbeing trip to London

Organic September: Wellbeing trip to London

Organic September is here and to celebrate, Helen, Rachel and I took a trip to London to investigate the latest trends in organic food, drink and beauty.

The Wellbeing way of life is becoming big news

It’s really encouraging to see that people want to take care of what they are eating, and are becoming aware of the relationship between food and their bodies.  Consequently, healthy food and organic products are becoming more accessible and interesting. We were surprised to see that even the drinks trolley on the train to London sold coconut water!

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Organic Cosmetics: What’s The Big Deal?

Organic Cosmetics: What’s The Big Deal?

I love makeup. I love everything about it. From buying it, choosing the colours and packaging, to the daily routine of applying it, to taking it off at the end of the day; I enjoy the whole process of it.

My love affair with makeup started as a young girl, with the garish toy makeup sets I was given at Christmas and birthdays, in my teens I was spending all of my pocket money in Boots on budget mascara and face powder. By the time I got to my twenties and I had a full time job, I was spending a good chunk of my wages on expensive products, never realising  how much damage I was doing to my skin and my general health.

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5 Labels to Trust When Buying Organic Cosmetics

5 Labels to Trust When Buying Organic Cosmetics

When shopping for organic cosmetics, it can be easy to be fooled into believing a product is organic or natural, because it contains some organic or natural ingredients. But for a product to be certified as organic, it must have a minimum of 95% organic content. Many companies ‘greenwash’, which means they use conventional chemicals mixed with some organic/natural ingredients, then claim it to be organic. If you want to be 100% certain that you’re buying organic, these are the labels to look out for.

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5 Things You Should Know About Breakfast

5 Things You Should Know About Breakfast

Breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. How many times have we heard this, from our parents whilst we were growing up, in advertisements, in the press?

For years we’ve been force fed (excuse the pun) adverts for cereals and porridges that are loaded with sugar and are made from glutenous grains.

Breakfast is very important. It’s good to eat in the morning, to fuel the body and to kick start our metabolism. But so many of us are doing it wrong. Here are 5 reasons to stay away from traditional carb laden breakfasts.

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