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Dark skin has thicker and stronger cells with the ability to maintain higher levels of moisture. The increased desquamation (skin shedding) in black skin generally reveals more radiant glowy skin rather than the dull and matt complexion often associated with light skin tones.

So, what is the difference between dark skin tones and white skin tones? Why does black skin show slower signs of ageing whilst being more prone to pigmentation and scarring? Read on to find out.... 

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With our high-stress city lifestyles overflowing with work commitments, dating and or maintaining an active social life, it can be challenging at times to ensure we’re getting the vitamins and minerals our bodies need every day.  DIY organic smoothies or juices bursting with skin-enriching vitamins and minerals are a great way to start the day right with the majority of our five-a-day in one.

Read on to discover the ultimate happy skin juice recipe. 

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Black and Asian skin have thicker and tighter dermis than white skin, meaning black and Asian skin develop fewer facial lines and wrinkles, have a higher level of casual lipids and retain more moisture in the epidermis (stratum corneum) than white skin.

Additionally, black skin has 50% lower ceramides that white or Hispanic skin tones, whilst Asians have the highest ceramide levels. Ceramides are the fats that contribute most to skin hydration, and play a vital role in structuring and maintaining the water permeability barrier function of the skin.

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Specific antioxidants have proven to be protective of the skin, acting just like a sunscreen. Our skin is so intelligently designed that when the sun’s UV rays hit it, the antioxidants that are in the body move upwards and form a protective shield that acts just like sunscreen.  

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Originating in Japan, forest bathing is a fairly modern mindful trend which involves the act of taking time out to enjoy the forest atmosphere.

The idea is that by simply visiting and slowly walking around a nature setting overflowing with lush greenery, you bring about a wealth of calming, rejuvenating and restorative health benefits to the mind, body and soul.

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As a holistic skincare brand, I’ve always been passionately mindful of the important correlation between my state of mind and my skin. 

Psychodermatology studies the close interaction between the mind and skin, and describes the treatment and potential healing of skin disorders using psychological and psychiatric techniques. 

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With the recent heatwave and many more gorgeous sunny summer days ahead, it’s a great time to talk about summer acne, and the fact that ANYONE can get summer acne - eek!

Read on to discover the three stages of how a pimple forms and the causes of summer acne.

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One of the most common causes of puffy eyes after sleeping is too much salt in the diet, resulting in fluid retention. Two runners-up to the top spot are sleep deprivation and excessive alcohol intake (Ahem, we’ve all been there!)

Read on for 5 top tips to reduce puffy eyes. 

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Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening of the skin, where as hypopigmentation refers to the lightening of the skin and pigmentation is a loss of colour due to skin damage caused by skin infections, burs, blisters and acne. 

So, how can you fade pigmentation? Read on to find out... 

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Your skin is porous, bit like a sponge, and in the same way it absorbs some ingredients in skincare products, it is prone to losing water that circulates to it from inside the body, especially as the surrounding environment dries out due to rising temperatures, air conditioning and drops in humidity. 

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