Eating what YOU want this Christmas

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Christmas is a time of plenty. It seems the holiday season these days has become synonymous with eating lots, drinking lots and having all of the things the rest of the year we’re ‘not allowed’.

But how about this year NOT having one last splurge before the January diet kicks in? Why not treat it as a time to really enjoy festive food and drink in a way that still makes your body feel good?

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Let’s talk lashes!

I think we can all agree that we would like to have longer, fuller lashes. Whether you want to fake it with stick on lashes (like I used to), extenuate them with treatments or grow them yourself, this post is all about the best options on the market to give you the eyelashes and eye pop that you want!

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The Morality of Food

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When deciding what to eat day to day do you choose the foods that you love, that give you the most enjoyment and satisfaction? Or do you see your favourite foods yet deprive yourself? Have foods become divided in your mind into go and stop, fake and real, right and wrong?

For many people foods have become just this; firmly placed into separate camps that either welcome and nourish or tempt and erode health. However, as I’ve touched upon in previous posts (see the dangers of dichotomising food) there is absolutely no need to draw these distinctions and place morality and emotions onto our food. So why is this something that we see every day?

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How to get rid of skin tags, milia, xantholasma, seb keratosis, thread veins and many more with ACP…

Guys I hate to brag, but I’m kind of a big deal in the ACP world…

I’m joking, but also kind of not…the featured image of today’s post is myself in the textbook used for clinicians starting a career in ACP (advanced cosmetic procedures) as the featured practitioner. It was my favourite treatment to do in clinic because you get such a lovely instant result with minimal downtime and at a reasonable price. This weeks blog is about what you can treat with this versatile treatment and my many years experience performing it!

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Supplements for skin health, do we really need em?

JOINT POST ALERT!!!

So, seeing as together we have pretty good knowledge of both skin health and nutrition for health we thought we’d combine our expertise in this post. So if you’ve ever wondered what effect what you put in your mouth has on your skin health and appearance, look no further!

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Fungal nail infection, gross right! Well did you know you can get rid of it?…

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Fungal nail infections affect between 3-12% of the population. A lot of people will suffer in silence and just ignore it, commonly because it’s not widely known that it can be treated, however there are in fact many treatments available! This week’s blog is about getting under the skin of this infection and giving treatment options for healthy, strong, fungal free nails!

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Dermal fillers – The facts and my experience with ‘before & afters’ at MediZen Clinic

A lot of stigma surrounds fillers with overdone lips and puffed out faces in the press constantly, not to mention some of the horrendous reactions that can happen when this procedure is performed by inexperienced practitioners. I have however had only good experiences with fillers and wanted to share this with you, along with a few facts that may well put your mind at ease and help you make good choices when deciding on a practitioner.

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6b. Resource saving housekeeping – Energy, water and all the rest of it

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There are countless ways that we can all make small changes to reduce our environmental impact and live our life more simply and kindly. Now I’m not saying that everyone should go and live up a tree, surviving off foraged mushrooms and spear fishing (although that does sound quite nice if you could find a tropical location…). But I know I feel a personal responsibility to, in my own little way, find new, better ways of living my life to minimise precious resource use. As I’ve highlighted in previous posts (To be perfect…or not to be?) nobody can be perfect and shouldn’t be expected to be but making tiny changes, here and there, can add up to big changes if amplified across the population.

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To be perfect… or not to be?

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Perfect hair. Perfect body. Perfect grades. Perfect job. Perfect partner. Perfect life.

These are all things we’ve probably heard and most likely used at some point when discussing our aspirations and desires or maybe when moaning about the people in our life who seem to over-achieve at just about everything.

But have you ever stopped to think about what the word perfect actually means, what it does to our outlook on life and our emotional state?

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Retinol/Vitamin A – Is it really worth the hype?

Retinol is arguably the most researched and clinically proven anti-ageing skincare product on the market. Brands such as Obagi and Environ which are Retinol based have had huge success due to the effectiveness of the product, but is all Retinol the same?

Surprise, surprise…the answer is no! This blog is to help explain Retinol strengths, normal reactions and what to expect from this super anti-ageing ingredient!

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