For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

_ Ivan Panin _

How to find the perfect blush for your complexion

In the era contouring and strobing, we’re liable to forget about one of our best beauty tools – good ol’ fashioned blush. Sure, the perfect highlighter can give our look a modern edge, and a killer brow game can beautifully frame our features – but nothing gives us a youthful glow quite like blush. A...

How to treat stretch marks during pregnancy?

By Apothecary Marián García Practically every day at the pharmacy I talk to many pregnant women offering them advice on different topics and I have always been surprised how unconcerned most of them are about stretch marks… until they appear that is! When a pregnant woman gets out of the shower one morning and looks...

How to properly groom your eyebrows at home?

As the summer temps start to rise, leaving the house with minimal, light makeup is what dreams are made of. A pop of gloss on the lips, a slight touch of mascara on your lashes, and a swipe of tinted moisturizer, and you’re all set to run the world. But if you really want to...

Burns at home – What to do?

By Apothecary Marián García Who hasn’t suffered a small burn at home? These little mishaps form part of everyday life. It is estimated that 3 out of every 1000 people need healthcare assistance for a burn, although fortunately only 5% need hospital care. What types of burns are there? The most common are lesions caused...

How to look your best when feeling your worst?

Caught that dreadful cold that’s being passed around? Even though you may feel sick, these tips will help you look great. We’re right in the middle of flu season and germs are being passed around like hot cakes. It happens to all of us. Those mornings you wake up feeling awful because you picked up...

How can we prevent expression lines?

By Apothecary Marián García The well-known phrase “wrinkles are beautiful” may be true in terms of fashion… but the truth is, when it comes to skincare, wrinkles are not on anyone’s wish list. We all know that aging is a physiological process and that, sooner or later, expression lines will make their debut appearance so...

8 make-up hacks to get out the door faster

Apply a full face of makeup during a frantic morning? Yeah, right. We’re lucky if we manage to slap on some concealer or swipe on a coat of mascara as we dash out the door. Happily, it turns out there’s no need to spend tons of time – or use tons of products – to...

Cleansing the skin

The skin is the largest organ of our bodies and it is important to take care of it. Since the face is not covered by clothing, it is naturally unprotected from the outside world from a range of sources such as UV exposure, humid climate, air conditioning or heating, cigarette smoke and other pollutants. In...

5 simple Ayurvedic beauty tips for your face

Glowing skin not only enhances our self-confidence but is also an indicator of our health. Though the market is flooded with products that claim to address every skin problem, majority of these are loaded with chemicals which are not good for our skin in the long run. With prolonged use, early signs of ageing may...

pHabulous pregnancy and the skin

Pregnancy marks an intrinsic period of every woman’s life. Mostly positive, but one cannot ignore some of the challenges that come with it. The challenge is taking the necessary precautions to preserve or adjust your skincare regime to ensure a beautiful and healthy skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It serves as a...

Can rosehip oil treat acne?

Are you worried about the recurring acne breakouts that keep on clustering on your face? Acne is a common trouble for men and women with oily skin. Sometimes, the eruptions can be due to hormonal changes or unhealthy food habits. You will find many synthetic chemical based products available at the pharmacist for treating acne...

The importance of blood circulation

It is fair to say we don’t give much thought to blood circulation on a daily basis. We generally know why good blood circulation is important – it carries oxygen and nutrients around the body, benefitting the brain, the heart, the lungs, muscles, and digestion, among other things. It also carries oxygen and nutrients to...
Posted: July 30th, 2017

The skin – your largest organ

There are 78 organs in a human body, each with a specific vital function. Organs – essentially a group of tissues – are in fact responsible for conducting all your bodily functions. When we think about our organs – as much as we do spend time thinking about them – it is typically the heart,...
Posted: July 23rd, 2017

5 skincare combinations you’re probably doing but shouldn’t be

From choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type to getting your makeup collection summer ready, finding the right skincare products and treatments can be a challenge. Procuring your beauty arsenal is just the first step, however! We must also consider how and when to use our carefully selected skincare products. While the general rule...
Posted: July 19th, 2017

How can we treat the signs of ageing?

We all know ageing is a fact of life. It happens to everyone and manifests itself in many ways, whether we like it or not. But it is nothing to be afraid of. Ageing does not have to mean old. Ageing does not mean the fun is over. And ageing does not mean we don’t...
Posted: July 8th, 2017

6 common dry skin problems you should be aware of

Do you suffer from dry skin? Have you tried the various creams that throng the market, but of no avail? Dry skin is a common problem, but if not treated immediately, it can lead to serious infections. This post deals with those afflictions that can occur due to dry skin. Would you like to know...
Posted: June 28th, 2017

The Skin Academy Barcelona

In the ever-changing industry of aesthetic medicine, remaining at the top your game is vital. This is not an industry in which you can complete your initial training and be done. Ensuring you are well-informed about the latest knowledge and technological advances will ensure the best possible results for you and your clients. The best...
Posted: June 22nd, 2017

The innovation behind the art of skin resurfacing

Skin peeling versus Skin resurfacing  Skin treatments and anti-ageing technology have advanced dramatically over recent decades. No longer do we depend solely on cosmetics to enhance our appearance. Cosmetics have evolved to cosmeceuticals, and cosmeceuticals to pharma-cosmeceuticals – an innovative alliance between beauty and medicine. This evolution has been underpinned by an increasing reliance on...
Posted: June 11th, 2017

How to get glowing skin in 7 days?

Perfect skin. Find me one woman who does not want it. But why does it seem like flawless skin is too much to ask for? Trying to get your skin to cooperate with you almost always feels like a series of never-ending battles against zits, dark circles, pigmentation, patches of dry and lifeless skin, blackheads,...
Posted: June 7th, 2017

What is your skin pH?

Like most things in life, your skin needs balance to be happy. And your skin’s pH is a pretty good indication of how happy – or not – it is. The health of your skin – and indeed your body – can be linked to maintaining that healthy balance between acidity and alkalinity. Power of...
Posted: May 30th, 2017

How to perform self-massage for healthier skin

For an effective beauty treatment that’s completely free (and free of pain!), look no further than the self-massage. A massage can be customized based on what your skin (and psyche) needs at the time, and beauty benefits abound. 1. Benefits of facial massage a. Increased circulation and lymphatic drainage Touch, particularly massage, prompts the body...
Posted: May 21st, 2017

The seasons and your skin

Changing seasons bring new possibilities and are often a welcome change from the previous weeks – sun and beaches, or snow and fireplaces, or warm days and cool evenings. Every few months or so we change how we dress, our activities, even our diet, to match the seasons. But very often, we forget about our...
Posted: May 15th, 2017

10 simple steps to get perfect skin

Getting perfect, radiant skin has never been easy. We’re not going to deny it. It takes work. It takes perseverance. It takes grit. And most of all, it takes strong determination and self-control. No, we’re not trying to scare you. We’re just trying to prepare you for these 10 tips for perfect skin. If you...
Posted: May 4th, 2017

5 things you didn’t know about retinol

Hailed as a multi-tasking skin hero, retinol is at the top of the list in most anti-aging skin treatments. Not only does retinol improve the appearance of fine lines, it also helps fade sun spots, reduce breakouts, and clarify skin tone. Given the range of skin concerns it addresses as well as the variety of...

Why is hydration so important?

We’ve all been told that water is important for your skin and we tend to accept this without really understanding why. But hydration is indeed vital for healthy skin and many skin problems may actually be worsened, or even caused, by dehydrated skin. What if skin cells do not have enough water? Skin cells, like...

Benefits of vitamin C on the skin

By Dr. Laura Miguel Patients often come to the clinic asking which rejuvenating cream is best or which products they should use to look after their skin better, when I tell them that vitamin C is one of the best things they look surprised; we’ve all heard that vitamin C is good for colds, but…...

The elasticity of the skin

We never really think of our skin as being elastic but in fact this is exactly what it is – elasticity means the skin has the ability to stretch and then go back to normal once the stretch is released. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but elasticity is what helps your skin maintain...
Posted: April 7th, 2017

6 tips to having your makeup last all day

There’s nothing more annoying than looking in the mirror mid-afternoon to see your makeup has all but worn off. You’ve worked so hard to create that perfect makeup look and without any welcome at all, heat and humidity swoop into the picture and make that beautiful work of art (or something like that) melt away....

Vitamin C – topical, oral or both?

Vitamin C is one of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants. Also known as ascorbic acid, it is water soluble, helps protect from free radicals, and is vital for the body to produce collagen – the protein that helps wounds heal. However, humans lack the required enzyme to synthesise it, so we try to get the required...
Posted: March 9th, 2017

Facial care tips for acne treatment

By Dr. Gemma Márquez One of the most common reasons for a trip to the clinic is acne. But, what is acne? Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disease of the pilosebaceous unit. Not everyone who has spots on their face has acne. There are many type of acne and it can affect all age groups,...
Posted: March 2nd, 2017

What is SPF and why do I need it?

Most of us know what sunburn feels like – at a minimum, a bit of stinging, some redness, some itchiness. More severe sunburn can result in blistering, more intense pain, and sometimes dizziness, fatigue and nausea. Sunburn is caused specifically by overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet, or UV, rays, of which there are three...

Is the air polluting your skin?

By this stage, we are well accustomed to slathering on protection when there’s sun, or moisturizing a bit more when it is cold. But what about the effect of everyday air on your skin? Or, more specifically, the effects of air pollution? The damaging impact of UV radiation on your skin is immediately apparent through...

5 beauty rituals you should be doing before bed

Beauty sleep is no fairy tale. Like your trusty highlighter or the lipstick that always does the job, sleep is one of your best friends in beauty. While we doze, the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for rest and digest functions) has a chance to repair and balance our skin. When we regularly miss out on...

The adverse signs of ageing

We are in the midst of an anti-ageing revolution. No longer are we content to sit back and let nature take its course. We are living longer than ever, and becoming old does not mean acting old or feeling old. So it is always disappointing when our skin betrays us. Ageing can show itself in...

Atopic dermatitis – How to prevent outbreaks

By Dr. Gemma Márquez What is atopic dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis is becoming increasingly common in children, affecting up to 20%. 2 – 5% of adults also suffer from it. This percentage has been seen to increase, especially in western countries. But luckily, for most children, it clears up by itself during adolescence. How can I...

Simple yet effective – Skin care for men

As time has passed, men’s interests and lifestyles have changed. Gone are the days when men were associated with just a strapping, beefy persona and being completely oblivious to their appearance. We now live in the age of metro-sexuality, where men have gained the idea that appearance is rather important, whether it be to the...

10 must have products for people with oily skin

Does oily skin irritate you? Do acne breakouts and zits give you a bad time? Oily skin is a normal skin condition, but it does have its own set of cons. So, are there any specific products that can help you treat oily skin? Well, there are! Want to know them? Then you shouldn’t miss...

What do we mean by ultraviolet – or UV Radiation?

UV radiation from the sun has an important role to play in our lives and the environment around. It affects nearly all living organisms and is responsible for many biological processes. Even some animals depend on seeing into UV light to find ripe fruits, seeds and flowers. But accepting the benefits means also living with...

Basic makeup tips for beauties with dark skin

Different people have different skin tones; therefore, their makeup requirements are unique. One’s face shape and contour also determine how and what kind of makeup should be applied. While purchasing makeup products, those with darker skin tones should select their makeup carefully as it makes a huge difference to their appearance. The right makeup can...

Can men use the same skincare products as women?

Despite a growing aesthetic market aimed at men, they still tend to be largely overlooked when we talk about skincare. Skincare for women remains a huge and booming industry, with men’s products focusing on moisturisers and the odd cleanser – in sporty, ‘manly’ packaging. So for a man who wants something a bit more, does...

Why is retinol the must-have ingredient?

We’ve all heard the word retinol but safe to say very few people are certain as to what it actually means. And safe to say people don’t know it can do wonders for your skin.  Retinol is often used as the technical name for Vitamin A and, while this could be considered correct, retinol is actually just one...

How to apply sunscreen with makeup

Love doing makeup during summer months but still worried about sunscreen application? If that is you – the solution to your problem lies within this post. It isn’t very difficult to apply makeup with sunscreen if you know the right technique. Would you like to know what that is? Read on! 1. Before you start...

Seasonal beauty tips for face whitening

It is no longer a surprise that seasonal changes affect our skin in different ways, all depending on our skin types. So let’s go through this on basis of skin type. 1. Seasonal tips for oily skin – Winter: Moisturization People with oily skin type have been living with one misconception for a very long...

Does water dry out your skin?

Some 50 to 70 percent of our body is water. We lose water every day, without realizing, so it is important to replenish our body’s water supply.  Water aids in circulation, digestion, absorption and excretion. It increases our metabolic rate and improves our digestive system, which removes toxins and waste from our body. Does drinking water...

Tips for wrinkles / anti-aging

Everybody grows older and with age, the skin loses its elasticity leaving you with those hideous wrinkles that give away your age. But every once in a while we all run into people who we look at and there looks just don’t betray their true age. Wondering how? It can be very simple. Simple tips...

What is chronic redness, or rosacea?

Most of us go a bit red sometimes. We flush when it is hot, blush when we are embarrassed, or generally go a bit pink in extreme temperatures. But chronic redness of the skin – particularly the face – is a different matter and can be a potentially life-disrupting condition.  Many things can cause chronic redness – such as...

Beauty tips for dark circles

Puffy eyes accompanied by dark circles are an indicator of ill health or extreme lack of sleep. But sometimes, even additional factors like dehydration and allergies can cause it. This is more and more prevalent as one grows older. But it is not uncommon to find this even in younger people when they are not...

The innovation behind the art of skin resurfacing

Skin peeling versus Skin resurfacing Skin treatments and anti-ageing technology have advanced dramatically over recent decades. No longer do we depend solely on cosmetics to enhance our appearance. Cosmetics have evolved to cosmeceuticals, and cosmeceuticals to pharma-cosmeceuticals – an innovative alliance between beauty and medicine. This evolution has been underpinned by an increasing reliance on...

The Skin Academy Barcelona

In the ever-changing industry of aesthetic medicine, remaining at the top your game is vital. This is not an industry in which you can complete your initial training and be done. Ensuring you are well-informed about the latest knowledge and technological advances will ensure the best possible results for you and your clients. The best...

Homemade face masks for oily skin

Inflammation from acne blemishes can over stimulate the skin’s pigment-producing cells and cause them to create too much melanin. Once the blemishes clear, they frequently leave behind small, dark blotches on the skin that is known as post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Here we are providing you with some of the most recommended basic tips home...

Beauty tips for face whitening

You cannot change the colour of the skin you are born with, unless you go in for full skin transplantation like Michael Jackson. But you can always make it more glowing and youthful from inside with these home remedy beauty tips for face whitening: 1. Vitamin C intake in the form of juices like orange...

Treating adult acne

We associate acne with our troubled teenage years but actually adult acne is more common than people think. It is not unusual for some adults to develop acne just as everyone else is outgrowing it – or even into their 40s and 50s – and it can be just as unpleasant and difficult to deal...

Beauty tips for daily skin care routine

No matter what your skin type is, making sure that your skin is clean is extremely important for it to remain healthy and clear. This is where your skin care routine comes to play. Cleaning the skin of the dirt and grime of the daily life, removing the dead skin cells and making sure that...

The benefits of multifunctional products

Pre-cleanser, cleanser, toner, exfoliator, moisturiser, anti-ageing, brightening, firming. These are the words we are bombarded with day in and day out when searching for effective and genuine skincare products. These are the ‘must-haves’. Not only do we have to understand our skin’s needs, and understand what these products actually do, but we have to buy them...

Beauty tips based on your skin tone

Different skin types have different needs and endure different problems. It is important to identify your skin tone and take necessary action. Beauty tips for oily skin This is the most troublesome skin type to have. The troubles are countless, but when maintained right, this skin type can have a certain glow and charm that...

How smoking wrecks your looks

It is no secret that smoking isn’t good for you – not for your body or your health, inside or out. Long associated with cancer and lung and heart disease, we now also know that smoking can be linked with premature skin ageing, delayed wound healing, and potentially other disorders such as psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa...

How can we dress up our face tonight?

You need flawless make up for a date, a party with friends or a professional event? Let Nee and this video help you to be the most beautiful tonight. Base preparation Hydrate: Face rejuvenating primer Unify: Double action lifting foundation (color D0, D1B, D2 or D2B) with Foundation brush n°9 ++ Contouring Matify and highlight: Brightflash (color C1, C2 or...

Do you have winter skin?

There are so many things to love about winter. Clear, cold mornings with beautiful light, unapologetically stodgy, comforting food, tights and knitwear and matching scarf and glove sets and, of course, the festive season for those in the northern hemisphere. But before we launch ourselves with abandon into winter, it is good to remember that...

Five steps to make your eyes more attractive

Applying eye makeup correctly is a fundamental step to wear perfect makeup. Want to make your eyes a bit more dramatic? Follow the 5 steps to boost your look and make it more attractive and seductive. 1st step – Concealer Enlighten your fade dark circles and make a neutral base by choosing a shade lighter than your natural skin...