How To Calm Stressed Skin

Stress is my number one rosacea trigger. Over the years I have learned my triggers and changed almost every aspect of my life in order to work around my skin. I’ve altered my diet, I plan entire days around the temperature (inside and outside), but because stress is often outside of my control I’ve also learned how to relax and switch off my mind, look after my body, and listen to my skin. Every person’s triggers are different, but I wanted to share my ultimate ways to reduce stress.

This blog post is in proud collaboration with Murad.

Review of the Murad Intense Recovery Cream. How to calm stressed skin. Tips for managing stress, and the impact of stress on skin.
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2020 In Books: the 92 books I read last year

A year ago I set myself a target of reading 75 books in 2020. Obviously back then we didn’t know that this year would be unlike any other…! If you’re looking for a new book to sink your teeth into, read on. Here is my 2020 in books…

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Winter Skincare SOS

Some of you may have seen that we adopted a dog. His name is Douglas and he is the best thing that has ever happened to us. However, one of the downsides of having a dog is their need to pee outside, even when it’s freezing cold outside with horizontal sleet that soaks you through and makes you feel like your skin is peeling off. My winter skincare routine adapts each year, but this winter I think I’ve really nailed my added extras. Some of the winter skincare products below are ones that I’ve loved for years, alongside some new favourites, hopefully you’ll find one that appeals and can help you.

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Welcome to Real Skin Club

Real Skin Club: Your invite to the most exclusive inclusive club in the world.

Things have been a little quiet around here since lockdown began. Part of that has been because of, you know, the global pandemic (!) but also it’s because I’ve been beavering away on something really exciting.

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How To Use Affirmation Cards

Have you heard people raving about the benefits of positive affirmations, or affirmation cards, but have no idea what they are talking about? Know what they are but feel unsure how they work or how they can work for you? This post is for you.

Photo of a Real Skin Club Affirmation Card, which reads 'My skin is not my enemy'. This is surrounded by cards featuring the Real Skin Club logo. 
Positive affirmations for skin positivity.
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