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Sprouting seeds benefits

SPROUTING: BENEFITS AND HOW TO DO IT     Seeds offer amazing nutritional value and are a great addition to our diet. They contain fibre, vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats, on top of valuable phytonutrients. When seeds are sprouted, they become living plants that can be stored in the fridge to retain all their…

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Beauty products for eczema

SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR ECZEMA     What you eat and what you apply on the skin are important tools to achieve beautiful skin. I, of course, talk a lot about nutrition, but let’s not forget about skincare products too. The right routine can help to maintain your skin at optimal conditions, but that does not…

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Causes of eczema

10 CAUSES OF ECZEMA THAT NOBODY TOLD YOU ABOUT   Eczema is a widespread skin condition that in the UK affects over 15 million people. It is characterised by itchy, red and scaly patches that can cover any part of the body and can be acute of chronic. It can develop an oozing crust that…

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Prebiotics vs probiotics

UNDERSTANDING PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS   Probiotics have been getting so much press over the past years, but what are they? And what about prebiotics? Let’s shed some light and understand what they are, and how they can affect our health. The microbiome The gut is home to a variety of microorganisms, divided into colonies and…

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All about “maskne”

WHAT IS MASKNE AND HOW TO PREVENT IT   Since the Covid pandemic hit us last year, we have been living quite differently, including the way we take care of our face. The use of face coverings, although essential for our safety, brought a new skin issue: maskne.   What is maskne? This is a…

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Alcohol and skin aging

ALCOHOL, OUR SKIN’S ENEMY?     Did you know that there is more than a headache after a night of binge drinking? Alcohol has many effects on our body, from increasing the likelihood of nutrients insufficiencies, to decreasing antioxidant protection, and stressing the liver, though we don’t often think about what happen to our skin…