Eat These Foods To Improve Your Skin!

Blueberries Blueberries are very high in antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals. When there are more free radicals than antioxidants, the skin begins to show signs of aging, so eating foods that contain a lot of antioxidants can help to reduce premature aging of the skin.  Blueberries can also […]

Benefits of African Black Soap

African black soap is an all-natural soap made from plant-based ingredients found in Africa, and traditionally is free from dyes, fragrances and chemicals. Personally, I use it every night to cleanse my face and I swear by it – it noticeably improved my skin very quickly and I’ve used it […]

How Coconut Oil Benefits Your Skin

Using coconut oil on your skin can prevent harmful microorganisms from growing. This is because it contains lauric acid, which is the most effective type of fatty acid in fighting against the growth of bacteria.  Another fatty acid found in coconut oil is capric acid, which is also antimicrobial as […]

A Tea For Every Occasion…

When you need energy… My favourite tea to drink in the morning has always been black tea – I find that it gives me just the right energy boost to help me wake up! Black tea comes in many different varieties including Breakfast Tea, Assam, Earl Grey, fruit-infused and more. […]

Benefits of Papaya

Papaya is rich in vitamin C – one fruit contains about 300% of the recommended daily amount! It’s also full of other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including high levels of vitamin A and fiber! It contains active enzymes which are highly beneficial for your skin. You can use it with […]

Daily Foot Care Tips

In the middle of winter our feet are often neglected as they’re not on display. But it’s important to look after our feet all year round. Wash and moisturise your feet regularly, especially as you get older, as the skin on your feet gets very dry, and even more so […]

6 Foot Myths Busted!

I’ve worked in the foot care business for over 10 years now, so I’ve heard lots of misconceptions about feet in that time! Here’s a few ideas that are commonly believed to be facts, some of which are partially untrue, and others are complete myths! Shoes cause bunions. It seems […]

5 Common Foot Problems, Treatments and Prevention!

  We rely on our feet a lot, and considering how much we use them, it’s not surprising that most people encounter foot problems from time to time. But many of these foot problems are not only treatable, but preventable too! Here’s a list of 5 common foot problems and […]

What Your Skin’s pH Should Be…

As you probably know, we love natural products- and there are so many benefits to using chemical-free skincare. This article will discuss a factor that we don’t really see addressed often despite the fact that it is vital to having healthy skin- and that factor is that our skin needs […]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Toenails…

Recently, I was referred to a melanoma specialist to get something checked out. Luckily, it was a false alarm, but it made me aware of something I hadn’t realised before- melanoma can occur on the skin under the toenail.   As I researched it online, I saw that many people […]

Simple Homemade VEGAN Face Masks

Recently I wrote about some natural homemade face masks! As some of them contained honey and yogurt, I thought I would do a vegan edition! So here is some face masks for different skin types, all totally vegan!   Dry Skin 1/2 avocado 1/2 banana Mash together, apply to a […]

4 VERY EASY Homemade Natural Face Masks….

Why spend a fortune on skincare products that are full of chemicals when you can so easily make your own natural ones?  I’ve compiled a few ideas on natural face masks below- all of them have only a few ingredients and will leave your face looking and feeling great! All […]

How To Protect Your Skin From The Sun

We’ve been enjoying some amazing weather here in England, but as great as the sun feels on our skin, exposure to UV radiation is very damaging. It is actually the leading cause of skin cancer, plus it contributes to premature ageing. There’s two types of UV rays- UVA and UVB, and we need […]

Take A Look In The Mirror…

According to Chinese Face Mapping, you can tell a lot about what is going on inside your body simply by looking at your face! So depending on where on your face you breakout, you could have more serious issues going on inside. While many people are skeptical- could there be any truth behind this […]

3 Visible Signs You’re Unhealthy…

Our body is wonderfully made- and when something goes wrong, it generally doesn’t happen without warning! So here is a few ways that your body may be trying to alert you to an underlying problem… If you notice that you are looking paler, you could be anaemic. Anaemia is a condition where your body […]

Does Oil Really Benefit Dry Skin?…

As I have mentioned before, I suffer from very dry skin on my face, especially in the winter (most of the year here in England!) I have tried many, many varieties of different moisturizers, some of which have worked wonders, others of which have been completely useless. At the moment I use Vitamin E […]

Simple, Homemade Winter Foot Soaks…

  Fancy a nice treat after a long day in the cold? Here are some deliciously soothing foot soak ideas you could try this winter! 1.Heaven Scent. Weird as it may sound, jelly makes a great foot soak! Use half a packet/box in warm water. Jelly is great for skin and nails, […]

How to Combat Dry Winter Skin…

The temperature outside has recently dipped, and for many of us this has a rather annoying effect on our skin. As soon as the weather changes, my skin goes from normal and clear to dry and flaky! So I decided to research how I can prevent my skin from excess dryness […]

How the Sun affects Surgical Scars…

As summer approaches, those with surgical scars (particularly recent ones) need to be extra careful in the sun! After surgery, a patient will usually be left with a scar. It’s important to properly take care of scars, to reduce the risk of infection and to help it fully heal. As mentioned, […]

Magic Potion…

In this article I’m going to talk about an item that to me is an essential to my everyday life. It generally comes in the form of a small bottle of herbal oil, or sometimes cream, which is extremely useful and versatile. The name of this magical herb is lavender, and it can be used not only […]

Tropic Skincare- We Love It!

Tropic Skincare was started in 2004 by an Australian girl named Susan Ma, who had grown up in Cairns and moved to London. Her passion for natural skincare along with the desire to earn a bit of money drove her to create her first Tropic Product- the Body Smooth Polish- […]