Posts in Alexandra Kerr

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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Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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