Beauty And Skin

Try Organic

‘Try Before You Buy Organic’ That’s the message Botanicals is promoting in the run-up to the Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week, 15th to 21st May ’17.  Also, a free ‘Try Me’ pot will be included with every order placed with Botanicals during the...

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Keep your body oiled this winter

Cold winds are sweeping across Britain Create Natural Balance and Wellbeing With Botanicals Aromatic Organic Body Oils Winter's bitter winds can penetrate the thickest woollies, and dry out our skin.  So to keep them out,  Botanicals, the natural organic skincare...

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First Aid for Winter Faces

Stella Magazine mentions my favourite tip La Roche Posay comes up with a 'skin saver' Ever since LRP sent me their Hydraphase Intense Serum. I have been impressed.  So much so that I have given bottles of it to favourite girl friends for Christmas this year. Now,...

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Fighting Drugs – and how to combat side effects

Medical treatment today is like riding on a Yo-Yo Yes, drugs can help us get better.  But, there is a downside:  taking these, their side effects can see you scratching at itchy skin, and wondering if you have been invaded by a colony of fleas!. Three months in...

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Side Effects of antibiotics

Antibiotics can make us feel worse  before we get better - and play havoc with our skinMade to feel guilty that we rely too heavily on antibiotics, trying to avoid taking them is almost impossible. Recent stays in hospital meant I picked up three different Hospital...

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Patients can be Whistleblowers too

When drugs cause skin problems - what it's like being a Whistleblower 30 pairs of eyes stared at me At a meeting of PCAG (Patient Committee Advisory Group) volunteers at my cancer hospital, everyone was staring accusingly at me, Things hadn't gone well with my...

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Your face needs a Facial in this heat!

A GOOD Facial will save you from wrinkles - especially now Strong sunshine shows up stressed skin.  Skin dries out, and needs deep moisturising to stop wrinkles. Skin needs  moisturising before winter sets in. A facial keeps skin hydrated in summer's heat and...

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Smell or Shower? What should you do to save water?

Could a hosepipe ban mean no more showers?   We 've had some rain, so cynics say we can expect a hose-pipe ban!  and Doom-merchants are talking about how this could  soon be in place. On average, the water companies estimate everyone uses 150 litres of water a day. ...

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Stop your skin drying out in the sun

Are you finding Sun a mixed blessing?  I LOVE the Sun!  But do realise it does your skin no favours; if not careful you can end up looking like a 'dried prune'.  There is a famous TV travel programme presenter, who loved having a tan, but ended up with a raddled face...

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Prepare your skin for summer

Skin reflects our state of health Warmer weather brings problems for survivors with 'compromised' skin.  Itching, scaly patches, itching, etc.  This could be drug side effects - even years  after you finished taking these. I am NOT medically qualified, but it's not...

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