The most common question I hear from beginners just dipping their toes into the world of skin care is “How can I figure my skin type?“. Look at any pinterest board, forum, or magazine column and you’ll see this question thousands of times over. It’s usually coming from a place of confusion – and for … Read more The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Out Your Skin Type
Our skin has a natural protective barrier called the acid mantle. This is a fine layer of sweat that carries small amounts of bodily acid, excreted through the oil glands. Acid is anything below a pH level of 7 (neutral), as opposed to above 7 (alkaline) on the pH scale. Once this sweat evaporates, all … Read more 2 Ways to Support Your Acid Mantle’s pH
Hey, I’m Essie! Nice to meet you! I’m a 21 year old skin care addict born and raised in beautiful sunny Australia. You can find me at most times tending to my nearly dead succulents or wondering about whether or not I really need to finish my uni degree (Update: As of December 2018, I … Read more Meet the Blogger
Let’s face it – few people love the feeling of sunscreen. Even though we all know by now how great sunscreen is, go for a walk in the summer months with friends or ask any adult traumatised by childhood memories of being slathered in goopy sunblock and zinc sticks and you’ll hear the phrase: “I … Read more Are Hats Effective Against Sun Damage?