Skin Care During Cancer Treatment

Skin Care During Cancer Treatment

We recently had a client wishing to purchase a gift for a close friend who was going through cancer treatment. Understandably, she was hesitant in picking out a product from our retail area because she was unsure of whether or not they were safe for her friend. Cancer...
What Exactly Is Microdermabrasion?

What Exactly Is Microdermabrasion?

When clients call to ask for a facial recommendation, we always ask what skin issues they’re struggling with. A frequent answer is that their skin is dull and dry, but also congested. Our Therapists often recommend our Microdermabrasion Facial, as it helps remove dead...
Skincare routine: moisturiser, facial oil or serum?

Skincare routine: moisturiser, facial oil or serum?

Nowadays there are many ways and types of beauty products needed to build an effective skincare routine. Some are more natural than others, whereas some, respond to completely different needs and purposes. We understand that with such an overcrowded beauty market,...
Why You Should Stop Wearing Make Up To The Gym!

Why You Should Stop Wearing Make Up To The Gym!

It’s easy to get into the habit of wearing make up any time you leave the house, however, there’s one place where a full-face of make up can harm the health of your skin: the gym. In an interview with Byrdie, celebrity make up artist and industry veteran Jo Baker...
Don’t Forget The Mask

Don’t Forget The Mask

We recently wrote a couple of blogs on how to build a better skincare routine. While we focused on cleansing, toning and treating, we didn’t go into much depth about the value of using masks. It can be an overwhelming part of skincare because of the vast variety of...
Could Your Anxiety Be Causing Your Skin Issues?

Could Your Anxiety Be Causing Your Skin Issues?

Could your anxiety be causing your skin issues? Experts have discovered that stress and anxiety is a major factor in a number of chronic skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, vitiligo, and alopecia. The discovery that the mind and skin are far...
Men: How to Build a Skincare Routine

Men: How to Build a Skincare Routine

Anyone who says skincare and spas are for women only is hugely mistaken. The global men’s personal care market is expected to reach close to £130 billion by 2022. Men care about their appearance, and that includes investing in the wellbeing of their skin. One of...
4 Reasons You’re Not Sticking to a Skincare Routine

4 Reasons You’re Not Sticking to a Skincare Routine

There could be a million reasons you’re not sticking to a skincare routine, but a few common excuses are as follows… You’re too busy. There are probably a million other things that take precedence over self care. You’re not seeing results. It...
Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin Cancer Awareness

It’s the month of May, which is very welcome in Scotland, where the winters are long and the sun is often hiding. It’s easy to get caught up in the sunshine, but protecting your skin against the harmful rays of the sun is vital to your health. May also marks Skin...
Make Oil Your Friend If You Want To Avoid Breakouts

Make Oil Your Friend If You Want To Avoid Breakouts

If you have oily skin, you should stay away from oils, right? Not necessarily. It’s an incredibly common misconception that if you’re prone to breakouts you should always stick to ‘oil-free’ products. While oil-free products won’t hurt, you could be missing out...
How Diet Affects Your Skin

How Diet Affects Your Skin

Although skin conditions may not be entirely caused by consuming certain foods, in some cases it could trigger responses and aggravate skin. Continued research has found that there is a diet-skin connection, so much to the point that nutricosmetics is an industry all...
Discover The Benefits of Seaweed In Your Skincare

Discover The Benefits of Seaweed In Your Skincare

The newest product line to join The Retreat’s treatment rooms, ishga, taps into the incredible benefits of seaweed. Seaweed, a type of marine bacteria, is one of the oldest life forms on the planet. Marine plant life has thrived over the past few billion years thanks...