Get to know your skin

Equipping you with everything you need to know to achieve heathy, happy skin.

This vitamin and antioxidant-rich ‘BB’ (blueberry and brown sugar) exfoliating treatment mask is natural and chemical free. Brighten up and nourish your skin (or for hypersensitive skins, use this as a lip scrub) with the following concoction of goodies. Quick and easy to make and really works. Best of all,…

The skin is often looked at as if it is dead Some assume or may see it as a ‘dead part of us’ and whatever it may show on the surface needs ‘eradicating’ and or ‘rectifying’ in some way, shape, or form. However, look closer at the skin…

Our skin is a wonderful thing! Not only is it the largest and heaviest of the body’s organs, but it also does an amazing job of multitasking, from protecting us against bacteria to being a thermostat and regulating our temperature. On one inch of skin, there are approximately 19 million…

For each cup of tea, steep 1 tsp of herb (or 1 teabag) in 1 cup of water, covered, for 15 minutes. Drink 2-4 cups of herbal tea per day. 1. NETTLE LEAF TEA Nettle leaf is especially nourishing for the skin and the hair. It contains high levels…

Thoughts on morning and evening skincare Being the magical organ it is, our skin responds to the circadian rhythm of the Earth too.⁠ Each morning, your skin cells steel themselves to protect you from environmental aggressors and external stressors. And every evening, they enter repair mode, recovering and replenishing for…

Healing, re-energising, mystical and magical – mix my sacred room spray First, set your intention, emotion and focus – what do you wish for from the spray? To banish negative energies? To create a space for love, for peace or for grounding? To lift, lighten or inspire? Find your…

Skin to Soul I believe beauty should be redefined, not as skin deep, but soul deep. I believe beauty does not equal youth. Neither does it come from the lack of wrinkles or a ‘perfect’ complexion. I believe beauty comes from within, from our presence, our wellness and from the…

Brightening, cleansing, restorative and rejuvenating – for beautiful, glowy skin. Mud pack heaven! I promise this is one you’ll come back to time and time again. Ingredients Use 1 tsp of each: QASIL Balances and soothes redness. The secret beauty ingredient of Somali women for centuries, qasil powder is…

Can you give me a little bio of you, what you do/ your background/ expertise? I am a skincare consultant working from my London clinic offering bespoke consultations and nurturing treatments to improve the health and visual appearance of skin. I am inspired by the power of elemental energies and…

I watered my garden today.⁠ ⁠ I usually don’t get the chance.⁠ ⁠ The centre of an arum lily filled with water and held it, like a cup, just for a fleeting moment.⁠ ⁠ But then, there was too much water. It bent from…

Ingrid Raphael