The holiday season is officially over and I’m finding it extremely difficult to get back into the swing of things – let alone write my first blog post of 2017! All I can think about is vacationing…and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Given that many South African’s start thinking and planning there mid year … Continue Reading

By Helen Clemson Six weeks before a got married I was diagnosed with a basal cell carcinoma on my neck. I was advised to have it removed immediately – and it required plastic surgery – and there I was walking down the aisle with a nude micropore plaster on my skin. Wake up call! While … Continue Reading

Many of you are already on holiday, spending time with friends and family, enjoying the beautiful weather. Good for you. Just one thing: Please don’t forget the sunscreen! While a little sun exposure is essential for the production of Vitamin D, it’s important to understand that UV overexposure is dangerous. Aside from sunburn, too much … Continue Reading

As I nudge closer to 43 years of age, I’m a little despondent with the changes I see in my skin. I guess what they say it true: growing older is not for sissies. Aside from the usual lack of radiance, lines and wrinkles and pigmentation, I now also have to contend with some serious … Continue Reading

CLICKS asked me to put a little festive gift guide together for those of you, like me, who leave your Christmas shopping to the very last minute. I wasn’t aware that www.clicks.co.za had a ‘click and collect’ feature, which allows you to order and pay online, then collect your purchase/s at your nearest Clicks store. … Continue Reading

I think gifting the favourite people in your life with gorgeous beauty products and fragrances takes the difficulty out of Christmas shopping. I mean, which woman wouldn’t want to own an exquisite makeup palette? Today, I’m showcasing some really special, mostly limited edition beauty spoils that will most surely put a big smile on your … Continue Reading

By Helen Clemson In my many years as a beauty journalist, one concept in skincare ingredients has always had me a little perplexed: antioxidants. Why do we need them, and are they really that effective? When I was working as beauty editor of Women’s Health magazine, I received more and more questions on antioxidants from … Continue Reading

Did you know that rose gold jewellery was popular with Russian royalty way back in the 1800’s? However, it wasn’t until 1920’s that it became more mainstream. It’s taken a quiet backseat for decades, however, in recent years, it’s been gaining in popularity and is currently far preferred over white or yellow gold. I sat … Continue Reading