Beauty

Aug 22, 2019

Skincare routine – Exfoliation

Did you think we had forgotten? How could anyone forget exfoliation? It is just as important as the other four steps, but more so, if beauty therapists are to be believed. Exfoliation is difficult for cancer patients and those going through treatment as the skin can become sore and flaking. Scrubs may irritate the skin […]

Aug 22, 2019

What is a skincare routine? Step 6 Moisturise

Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise-finally, week 4, step 4, moisturise. The final stage of your skincare routine (unless we count an eye serum). Moisturiser is our most popular product. Everyone understands moisturiser and even if women have nothing else in their bathroom cabinet, moisturiser is bound to be there. The Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Balm […]

Aug 22, 2019

What is a skincare routine? Step 5 Treat AKA Serum

Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise – are you beginning to get the picture? We have covered cleanse and tone in our previous two blogs and now it is time to reveal the treat – a serum, often described, by salons, as the most important part of any skincare routine. The Defiant Beauty Serum is wonderfully […]

Aug 22, 2019

10 Reasons to Cleanse

I am often asked about skincare routines and the best way to look after skin. We all know that everyone is unique and there are many different skin types. Treatment can affect everyone differently – rejoice if your skin has benefitted from chemo (it is not unheard of). Despite this individual variation, my advice remains […]

Aug 20, 2019

What is a skincare routine? Step 4 – Moisturise

  Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise-finally, step 4, moisturise. The final stage of your skincare routine – or is it? Moisturiser is a very popular product. Everyone understands moisturiser and even if women have nothing else in their bathroom cabinet, moisturiser is bound to be there. I am not a big fan of moisturiser and […]

Aug 20, 2019

What is a skincare routine? Step 3 – Treat

Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise -are you beginning to get the picture? We have covered cleanse and tone in our previous two blogs and now it is time to reveal the treat – a serum, often described by salons, as the most important part of any skincare routine. I think of all four steps as […]

Aug 19, 2019

What is a skincare routine? Step 2 – Tone

Cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise – that’s always my advice when asked about the best skincare routine. We know that you are all unique and we believe that you should all have unique products but when it comes to routine – we always say the same thing, well nearly always.   Toners – we call […]

Aug 19, 2019

What is a skincare routine? Step 1 Cleansing

Our consultants are often asked about skincare routines and the best way for clients to look after their skin. We all know that everyone is unique and there are many different skin types. Despite this individual variation, our advice remains broadly the same – cleanse, tone, treat and moisturise. The Beauty Despite Cancer team meet […]

Aug 19, 2019

What should we be concerned about in our beauty products?

How wary should we be of synthetic chemicals in our make-up? Very. Some of the chemicals used in make-up are linked with long term devastating illnesses like cancer. There is a strong link between some of the ingredients and breast cancer. Also short term health effects, like eczema, dermatitis, skin reddening and soreness can be […]

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