Skin & stress: do you have ‘skinxiety’?

    With World Mental Health Day on 10th October, the eyes and ears of the world are trained on how our mental state may affect our bodies as well as our minds. As the largest organ a human has, the skin is one area that can be adversely affected by our stress and anxiety […]

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The essential guide to post-holiday skin care

The holiday glow. We all know the feeling. When your skin is radiant and glistens in golden hour, you’ve got natural beachy waves after a day dipping in the sea, and feel rejuvenated after some well-deserved relaxation. Prolonging the holiday feeling feels like a lost cause when you’re back in the drizzle, but we have […]

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How to revive hangover skin

  We’ve all been there; those nights when an extra glass of wine while out with friends seems like a great idea – until the following morning, when waking up with a hangover isn’t quite so amusing. The joy and enthusiasm of the night before is quickly replaced by a throbbing headache and a room […]

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How to reduce dark circles

How to reduce those WFH dark circles under eyes

You’ve likely been sitting at your desk working from home, probably getting less daylight than usual, and almost certainly putting in longer hours under conditions of pandemic-exacerbated-stress. And what have you got to show for it? Dark circles under your eyes, mixed with a little puffiness too! It’s easy to let these dark circles leave […]

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How to get summer ready feet in 7 easy steps

  The sun is finally out and it’s time for your feet to come out too. But when they have been cloaked in socks and shoes, how do you get your feet ready for summer with sandals and the beach calling? Cracked heels, neglected nails and dryness can leave us feeling self-conscious. Don’t worry, we’ve […]

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Freedom Day Beauty Routine

The ultimate Freedom Day beauty routine

Your beauty calendar to get you ready for Freedom Day. We’ve been given the green light. The day we have all been waiting for is finally in sight. After what’s felt like a lifetime in lockdown (483 days to be exact), 19 July a.k.a Freedom Day can’t come soon enough. We’re all frantically trying to […]

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How to protect your skin from the sun

  Summer has arrived, so it’s time that we really give some attention to protecting our skin from the sun. From how to choose a good sunscreen and tips for protecting your skin, to what foods you should be eating, we share our advice on summer skin protection. Why do you need to protect your […]

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10 best superfoods for glowing skin

Beauty starts on the inside, and the foods you eat can really affect your health and wellbeing. The body’s largest organ is the skin, and its health is heavily dependent on what you eat. Here we share the best superfoods for glowing skin and a clearer complexion. Pack your diet with these delicious foods to […]

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Emily on Made By Mammas

Secret Spa champions beauty at home for many reasons: convenience, comfort, privacy, out-of-hours appointments. But once you’re a mother, it takes on a new importance. Our founder, Emily Ewart-Perks saw first-hand how hard it was to keep up beauty treatments after birth, trying to squeeze in salon appointments around the children’s schedule. She set out […]

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