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Did you ever think what the city might do to your skin?

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Women (and some men of course) will go to extreme lengths in the name of beauty – there is no doubt about it. But where do we draw the line?

Would you blot urine on your face in the name of health and beauty?

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There’s no escaping pollution. When it comes to the planet, humans tend to leave a rather messy trail in their wake, pollution being one of those nasty left-overs. Not only is this bad for the environment, not to mention your health but now we know it is also detrimental to our skin. But before you pack up and head for the mountains, there are things that you can do to prevent, or at least reduce the effects of pollution on your skin. Keep reading to find out how.

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Although you can dash to the spa and squeeze in a microdermabrasion treatment during the summer it is often ill advised. The abrasive treatment is prone to making your skin much more sensitive and exposed. After all, it is essentially removing the outer layer of dead skin cells making the new delicate skin much more susceptible to burning in the sun. Therefore, if you are undergoing microdermabrasion during the hot summer months you ought to be using a sunscreen lotion of SPF 50 and do your best to steer clear of the sun as much as possible.

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These 5 pointers are the difference between the skin of your dreams and a Glo-Me #fail

The Glo-Me is every girl’s best friend; a small, portable, one time buy of a microdermabrasion goddess device. 2 minutes every few days will deeply exfoliate the skin helping to keep you looking fresh and young. The unique tool will help skin to steer clear of fine lines and wrinkles, ward off acne and allow a new youthful layer of skin to be revealed. The Glo-Me will make application of makeup seem a breeze but if you use it wrong and skip that manual, you’re happily ever after skin might be out the door. Here’s a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to the Glo-Me, follow these pointers and reap all the skin benefits!

1 – Use only on washed and cleansed skin

If you‘re using your Glo-Me with left over make-up or sun-screen smothered across your face you’re in for a mess. You will simply be rubbing all of that dirt and oil right back into your skin, giving you the total opposite effect of that soft dewy skin you are after. Just picture all that dirt sinking into your face, not a good look is it? Cleanse first please!

2 – Don’t linger!

The Glo-Me should easily glide over skin as it uses its suction power and Diamond tip to exfoliate and clean the skin. A bit like using a hoover, if you linger over the same place, it will just continue sucking up the dirt and might even leave a mark! The Glo-Me is also designed for sensitive skin (make sure you’re using the right head for your skin), there’s only so much the skin can take, holding the device over the same area without moving on is a recipe for a red mark.
Remember, glide don’t linger!

3 – Choose the right Moisturizer

After using the Glo-Me microdermabrasion device, the skin might be a little red (a bit like post workout). The redness should be gone within 1-2 hours, so make sure you aren’t going straight out post-use. If your skin is sensitive, you may want to use an Aloe Vera type gel to calm the skin. To get the most out of a moisturizer, apply after use. This is when your skin is at its peak absorption phase and will guzzle anything you put on it. Make sure to use a neutralizing moisturizer free of any harsh chemicals as these may give you a tingling sensation. Steer clear of anything with physical exfoliants, as these will be too harsh on your fresh layer of skin.

4 –Often of use:  Every Other Day

You can use your Glo-Me every other/few days. Using it every day tends to make the skin too sensitive so make sure to not repeat treatment daily. Consistency is the key to getting the best results. Since the Glo-Me leaves your face cleaner and smoother than ever, it means that your skincare products will absorb better and even work better too! Bonuuuus!

5 – Wear sunscreen post use!

Your new fresh and bright skin needs protecting. Keep that sunscreen firmly ON after using!

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Skin Concern: Turkey Neck

The Holiday season is well and truly upon us, Thanksgiving has been and gone, and whilst Turkey is the height of conversation, we may as well talk about turkey necks, and no, we are not talking about the ones you eat! If this isn’t making any sense, let us explain...

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With temperatures dropping and a new wave of dry air sweeping over us, the heat will certainly be coming on in our homes. Skin can tend to get a little dry and flaky with that tight kind of feeling during this transition time, off-balancing the oils surfacing our skin and making make-up application a little less smooth. Winter is almost upon us and your skin care routine is screaming out for change. Here are some top tips to feed your skin exactly what its craving.

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