Back view of a young woman bathing in a health spa's flower bath.

On World Water Day we would like to take a moment to celebrate all the good things water gives us, which includes our health and beauty.

Water has many amazing properties that make it one of the most useful substances in healing and is an essential for healthy and glowing skin.

In ancient Greek medicine, there evolved a healing tradition called the water cure. It is a common term for a collection of therapies, which make skillful and ingenious use of water healing virtues. They used hydrotherapy methods for curing disease only by bathing in it or drinking it.

You are not just what you eat you are what you drink. That is why  water is so important to keep healthy and beautiful.

Our skin is the largest organ in the body, which contains 64% of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. When our skin does not get enough water the lack of hydration will make the skin look dry and wrinkled and not much else could change it.

You must wonder what would be the best way to add and lock water in the skin to keep you looking hydrated and glowing?

We strongly recommend to drink more water, at least 2 litres a day. This will help to get rid of any unwanted body and skin toxins and keep you hydrated. Large water consumption will not improve your skin overnight but you will start to see how much more hydrated and radiant your skin looks in a good few weeks.

Remember to apply moisturiser on your skin within first few minutes of leaving the shower or bath. Immediate application of moisturiser will help to trap some of the water still on your skin and use it to hydrate you.

Our tailor made moisturiser will help you to trap the water. You can double the effect on your face by spraying our signature best seller lavender or rose floral water on your skin right before applying our tailor made moisturiser. Your skin will not only be hydrate but will feel refreshed and toned throughout the day.

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Woman apply cream on her smooth tanned legs

The sun is out and most of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors enjoying the weather. When spending time in the sun it is crucially important to be well educated on how to protect your skin. You not only run a risk of overheating but you put yourself at risk of developing skin cancer.

According to Cancer Research UK, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and one of the most common cancers in young adults aged 15-34. Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to the sun or sun beds. That means that skin cancer is preventable when correctly undertaking the sun safety measures.

Remember it is not only sunbathing that counts, just by being outdoors in the sun or playing with your kids in the garden puts you at high risk if the correct sun protection is not used.

Being associated with British Skin Foundation and donating 5% of our annual profits to fund skin cancer research we feel responsible and want to share the best possible guide on how to prevent your skin from cancer.

Here is how to stay safe:

  1. If you want to look tanned try using fake tan from a bottle. It is safer than a natural tan because no sun exposure is required. Just remember that fake tan is not a sunscreen and, if you plan to go out in the sun, you will need to apply sunscreen.
  1. When spending time outdoors try to seek shade between 10am and 4pm, that is when the sun’s rays are usually strongest.
  1. Always remember to apply sun screen to entire body 30 minutes before going outside and remember to reapply every two hours.
  1. Avoid sunbathing but if you really have to then try to not over do it and try not to burn. Even a single sunburn increases your risk of developing skin cancer.
  1. Avoid tanning beds in a salon. People who use tanning beds are more likely to develop skin cancer. Even occasional sunbed use almost triples your chances of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
  1. Use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher every single day all year round. Even when it is cold and cloudy outside you need to wear sunscreen.
  1. Examine your skin head to toe once a month and look out for skin changes of any kind. If you find any new and unusual spot, mole or beauty mark of any kind which you haven’t noticed before seek your GP for advice.
  1. Always remember to keep newborns out of direct sunlight. Baby skin possesses little melanin and is more prone to burning. Just one severe burn in childhood doubles the chances of developing melanoma.
  1. Be aware of sun sensitive medication. Some prescription and over the counter medication including antibiotics, can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
  1. Remember to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Sun exposure can cause serious conditions to your eyes from cataracts to melanomas of the eye or eyelid.

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When making our natural skincare products we only use the best ingredients we have sourced over the years of experience.

All of our moisturisers contain one or more of our selected cold pressed carrier oils, which truly nourish and care for your skin.

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oil is a natural vegetable oil used to moisturise, hydrate and heal the skin. It is also frequently used to dilute essential oils for cosmetic and aromatherapeutic purposes.

Using carrier oils on your skin can help you improve your skin texture, reduce signs of ageing and balance oil production. When using only natural carrier oils clogged pores will never be an issue, clogged pores are a result of synthetic oils used on the skin.

The 3 best carrier oils we use:

Flaxseed Oil:

Flaxseed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant.

The oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are largely responsible for its skin healing. Eczema, psoriasis and rosacea may heal faster when treated with flaxseed oil due to its overall skin soothing properties. The fatty acids found in flaxseed oil can also work as a barrier for the skin, helping to lock in moisture and prevent water loss.

Alpha-linolenic acid found in flaxseed is a potent anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce inflammation on the skin and can act as acne relief.

Grapseed Oil:

The oil extracted from seeds of grapes. It is very light and easily absorbed into the skin.

Grapeseed oil has many amazing skin benefits. It moisturises, helps to treat acne, helps to tone and tighten the skin and reduce dark under eye circles when used on skin regularly.

Sweet Almond Oil:

The sweet almond oil comes from edible almonds. It is very mild and hypoallergenic oil which can be used even on baby skin. It has a slightly nutty smell, which many people find very pleasant.

Due to oils light texture it can easily penetrate deep into the skin to keep it smooth and moisturised from deep within.

Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, proteins, zinc, fatty acids and other minerals and vitamins, which is good for our skin and hair.

Due to high amounts of Vitamin E in almond oil it can help to repair some of the damage done to the collagen layer which starts thinning when the skin ageing process occur. The oil is also rich in proteins and can provide the amino acids required for the formation of collagen. External application of the oil can prevent dehydration by reducing moisture loss from the skin.

All our tailor made natural moisturisers contain a good amount of our selected cold pressed carrier oils.

You can find out which moisturiser is best for your skin by creating your own in just 4 simple steps. http://skintailor.co.uk/shop/tailor-made-moisturiser/