How important is the microbiome for healthy skin?

There is an important aspect that contributes to skin problems and the way the skin ages and that is the microbiome. Thousands of different types of microorganisms live in us and on us and perform all kinds of different functions for us. The microbiome – formerly called the skin flora – consists of trillions of …

Why Japanese people have fewer wrinkles.

According to the World Health Organization, Japan has the highest percentage of centenarians in the world. Residents of Japan also have few wrinkles. What is the secret? The greatest strength is interwoven in the overall lifestyle and philosophy of the country. In Japan, sufficient exercise, meditation, beauty from within, unprocessed food and traditional use of …

The Konjac Sponge, buy or not to buy?

So for a long time the konjac sponges came in many brands as a new best and trendy item. But what is it actually? Konjac, botanical name Amorphophallus Konjac, also written as Konjak, is a plant that occurs naturally in countries such as Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia. In China and Japan, the plant …

Review: Elixer Juenesse UV Beauty Shield

So today I will review a new addition to the Elixer Jeunesse family, a UV beauty shield. I reviewed the night creme, eye creme and micellar water before. So read that before continuing this post. Most of the time I advise a separate UV screen above your day creme for optimal protection. And never advise a day creme with an …

Why cleaning wipes are very bad for your skin.

That you have to clean your face every night, I hope I do not have to tell you again. But that you NEVER need to do this with cleaning wipes, that may be new to you. Why are cleaning wipes bad for your skin? I explain it! There are few cleaning wipes on the market …

An Esthetician’s guide for beginners in skincare.

So depending on your age, lifestyle, and genetics your skin needs change. But there are always basic needs every skin. And as an esthetician, my daily job is to help you. So I thought to make a blog post to get you started. Always keep in mind your skin type is leading in your choice. So your skincare …

Treating your scar.

The skin is the largest organ with many important functions, including protecting the body against infections. Throughout our lives, everyone will suffer a few or more minor or larger injuries to the skin that heal with a scar. How these scars appear will depend on many factors: the depth and size of the wound, your …

Review: The Body Shop, Drops of youth liquid peel.

So with Christmas i got the liquid peel from The Body Shop. It was on my list. I was curious about it. My skin doesn’t react good to a scrub or peeling with beads in it. So this attracted my attention. On the site i saw that there are two liquid peels in the product …