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Skincare has always been a big priority in my family. From learning to wash my face at four months old (okay, slight exaggeration) to my Great Granny moisturising her face EVERY SINGLE DAY until her death at 96 (not an exaggeration), it has always been a priority. I am no expert in what products suit what skin, but I am a guru on three basic skin-related-situations. Not everyone in my family escaped skin dramas, so we all rallied together and followed these three basic rules. Now here I am, passing them on to you to pass on to your kiddies or anyone, really. I call this mini guide “Alex’s Three Basic Rules For Skin Situations… And Other Stuff Like Life Lessons, I Guess”.

1. Teach your kid good skincare habits … and start them young!

Growing up it was always “Alex!!! Brush your teeth, wash your face” each night before bed. Even if it meant at six years old, I was simply splashing water on my face…it is now a habit that I still religiously follow to this day. No matter how tired I am, or if I have barely been able to crawl through my front door at 3 in the morning…I ALWAYS wash my face. To me, it is something that must be done- no matter what the circumstance is or how many cocktails I have enhaled politely drunk. For this, I am forever grateful to my parents for reinforcing nightly ‘teeth, face’ habit so it is now just a normal routine, something I do now without even thinking about.

So parents and even non-parents, I feel it is important to teach your kids (or other people’s kids for the non-parents out there, like me!) good skincare habits, and start them early. Find what suits them with regards to a routine (and products) – whether it’s washing their face each morning, maybe even washing their face morning and night, or washing their face at night and applying sunscreen each morning. Whatever they prefer and works well for their skin and their lifestyle, it’s very important to teach them habits and start it from an early age, so that it will stick around forever.

Think of my Great Gran, people! 96 years old and was still moisturising her face every.single.day.

Good skincare needs to start early

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Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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