Skip Care Is The New Self Care

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Over the past two years, the term self care has been associated with pretty much everything and if the wellness gurus are right, it’s an essential component for your mental and emotional wellbeing. From the nourishing oil you use to relieve tight, achy limbs to the journal you use to jot down your thoughts at the end of the day, the health and beauty industry is sprinkling self-care everywhere. 

Yet, there is something quite stressful about trying to find that extra half an hour in your week to tap into this wellness trend. You might even go as far as to say it’s just another thing that we’re expected to tick off the list, along with eating healthily, going to the gym, excelling at work and catching up with friends. Self care could be adding stress rather than helping reduce it.

In terms of your skincare regimen, the  relentless cleansing, massaging and layering can add an extra 10 minutes onto your evening routine – and that’s a polite estimate. If this is something you’ve struggled to get on board with you might welcome the new approach: skip care.

What is skip care?

Well, it might surprise you but it’s another Korean export. But unlike the 11 step routines that drove you, and most likely your skin, crazy, skip care is about honing in on the ingredients that really work for your skin and skipping the ones that don’t deliver the results you want. 

How can you embrace skip care?

The fundamental steps of cleanse, treat and protect still apply, but rather than piling on lots of individual products for brightening, exfoliating, hydrating et cetera, look for well formulated lotions and potions that multitask. 

For example, GoW Neurophroline Serum helps reduce the stress in your skin and hydrate. Whether you want to soothe rosacea, get a grip on acne breakouts or give dull, lacklustre complexions a boost, Neurophroline can help and pretty much everyone should be using it.

Likewise Nuori’s Supreme Moisture Mask is the perfect night cream treat for skin now that the weather is starting to turn. The lipid packed formula is surprisingly light and leaves skin feeling softer, smoother and plumper by the time you wake up.

The trick to making skip care work for you is to understand your skin and what it needs. Start with only the essential steps and embrace all the extra time you’ll now have.

October Newsletter

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Hello October. Hello ongoing chaos, wait lists (unfortunately plural), celebrations and more new product launches. I welcome you to the October newsletter where I am hoping that my brain cells hold out long enough to tell you about all and everything. A lot to tell.

In a nutshell, on this newsletter, we launch a new co-branded skincare range, two new eye masks from two different brands (nightmare scenario) and a new product from Color Wow, which I think will immediately become a ‘must-have’. There is a Garden of Wisdom treat, which is only going to last for 48 hours (if we get that far) and Ful.Vic.Health celebrates its first birthday; it goes without saying that there is a gift attached to this.

But our world (and life) has been dominated by 100% Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil, so that’s where I’m going to begin; quite honestly you couldn’t make this up and it’s all Nigella’s fault! One customer wrote to me asking if he could make a film about it, I’m serious! Let’s do it: Read More…