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Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Skincare | 6 comments

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of using oils on your skin

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of using oils on your skin

The skincare shelves are full of oils these days…. oils for cleansing, oils for moisturising, oils to be used as serums…. but a lot of people are still a bit scared of using an oil product on their skin, particularly if they have oily skin as they believe that these products will exacerbate the problem. I have combination skin, with a very oily nose and chin and dry, flaky forehead and cheeks, and have been using oil products on my skin for around 2 years now with great results. When I was younger I was very scared of using rich moisturisers and oils on my chin, convinced they would make the oiliness worse and cause spots. As a result I often didn’t apply enough moisturiser and the oiliness started to get worse – this was my skin over-compensating for the lack of moisture I was giving it. Now I understand a lot better how the skin works and I am able to treat it much more kindly. Firstly I...

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Skincare | 0 comments

Burt’s Bees – Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit

Burt’s Bees – Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit

Burt’s Bees is my favourite brand for lip balm, and for the past few months I have been using their Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom (you can read that review here). However as that is now running out and it doesn’t really give lips much of a tint I have decided to try out one of Burt’s Bees’ standard Lip Balms – Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit – as I love the scent and taste of pink grapefruit. I think that Burt’s Bees are a great natural brand, striving to produce 100% natural beauty products and they also do a lot of work to help protect bees, given that a lot of their products contain beeswax. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit comes in a simple twist-up bullet applicator. I have been using it for the past week, applying it in the evening just before I go to bed. When I wake in the morning my lips still feel moisturised and soft which I don’t find happens...

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