Category Archives: Keratosis Pilaris

Lactic Acid – Love it or Hate it!

Fragrance is a very personal thing. It can evoke memories, change your mood, it can even make you hungry and a single perfume can smell unique on each of us – why is that? Our noses can identify millions of different smells from more than 130 different odour molecules out there in the world.  It is a very powerful and under-appreciated sense!  Smell is processed in the olfactory bulb in the brain which sorts sensation into perception – so it Read More...

Summer Skin

July is such a lovely month: summer proms, weddings, summer balls, no more exams, end of school and the beginning of the holidays for those lucky enough to still get a month or two off! Even for those of us working, getting away for a weekend by the coast or a week away somewhere gives a break from normality, a change of scenery and some fresh air!   Summer sun usually means summer clothes: strappy tops, shorts, summer dresses. The freedom of Read More...

Re-new, Refresh, Reveal

With summer on the way, 40% of the population – with teenage girls and brides-to-be at the top of the list – will be sighing with frustration at the rough, dry bumpy skin on their arms. Officially known as Keratosis Pilaris, commonly called ‘chicken skin’, and hated by the masses of people who have this largely genetic condition. In our image obsessed world, having to make the choice between the latest fashion and feeling comfortable in your own skin is an ongoing dilemma. Add Read More...

Annette – My Skin Journey

I first became conscious of my skin as early as primary school. It was rough, bumpy and felt like sandpaper, and I did everything in my power to cover it up. Swimming lessons were my worst nightmare. I particularly hated how my arms looked and, as a fashion-conscious teenager, shopping for clothes wasn’t much fun. Strappy tops were never an option so I always plumped for the safety net of three-quarter length sleeves. I literally tried anything I thought might Read More...