Ageing

  • Eye Skincare Routine – The Basics

    One of the more heated discussions you can have with a fellow skincare nerd is the importance of eye cream. Some people swear by it, others dismiss it as a big con. And yes, it’s perfectly ok to take your serums and moisturisers to your eye and be done with it. But the fact remains…

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  • What is Preventative Anti-Aging?

    If we are fortunate, we’ll get old. Aging is a natural process, and yes, it’s a privilege. That said, who doesn’t like having healthy-looking skin, regardless of their age? Some might consider it vain. To that, we say whatever. Having nice skin can make us feel better about ourselves. A dedicated skincare routine can represent…

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  • How to Adapt Your Skincare Routine in Your 30s

    Can we agree our 20s are a messy time? It is easy to get away with a lot. Like being out all night clubbing and drinking, then going for a lecture first thing in the morning. A hangover isn’t even a blip on the radar. Our 30s, however, are much better. We care less what…

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  • Ishtar’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    Mother’s Day is upon us, and it’s time to treat your mum or the mother figure in your life. We’ll preface this by saying we do prefer experiences over things. An afternoon tea, the movies, a leisurely lunch, a spa day, you can’t go wrong with any of these. If you are on a budget,…

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  • What Happens to Our Skin as We Age

    Getting older is a privilege. But whether we like to admit it or not, it does come with some ahem… side-effects. Well, there’s that. Also, it becomes impossible to enjoy a hearty meal at night. Hangovers become so unbearable; it is more straightforward to abstain from alcohol. It becomes more challenging to shift any excess…

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  • The Case for and Against Eye Cream

      Efficacy of certain ingredients and skincare products cannot be denied. Retinol serums, vitamin C products, chemical exfoliants – there are numerous studies that prove these products work. But what about eye creams? If there is one thing that can be glimpsed from participating in any skincare community is that people tend to fall into…

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  • An Evening Routine For Aging Skin

      One of the best things about getting older? Feeling comfortable in our skin and not giving a toss what anyone thinks. Growing older is a privilege so let’s embrace it (although popular media would have us believe life peaks at 25 *snort*). That said – we don’t need to look like old leather handbags.…

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  • 8 Facts about Collagen

    1. Stretch marks happen when the collagen beneath the skin’s uppermost layer breaks down and stretches out. 2. The body’s natural ability to repair supporting connective tissue and maintain hydration of cells diminishes after age 25. 3. By around 40 years of age, your body stops manufacturing collagen. This results in fine lines and wrinkles,…

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