Glow: Your Complete Four-Week Guide to Healthy, Radiant Skin

Finally it's arrived! I am immensely proud to have combined my expertise (and qualifications) in both nutrition and cosmetic science in GLOW: Your Complete Four-Week Guide to Healthy, Radiant Skin with 60 Skin Nourishing Recipes on the bookshelves this week. GLOW will be officially launched during a skincare masterclass this Thursday, 8 March in Clodagh’s Kitchen, Arnotts Department Store, Dublin 1

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep by Professor Matthew Walker is a fascinating read. Basically he says that if you’re regularly clocking in at under seven hours a night, you’re doing yourself a disservice as grave as that of regularly smoking or drinking to excess. A sobering thought. 

Fresh Start

I know I have said this before but cleansing the face every morning and night is an absolute must for healthy skin. FULL STOP! And by this I mean a thorough cleanse - as opposed to just moving the dirt and grime over the face with a face wipe or cloth.

IMBOC Celebration

Awakening innate potential and activating intention was the theme of Mari Kennedy's Celtic celebration of IMBOC at Dublin's Fumbally. Yet again, her deep connection and unwavering ...didn't disappoint as my fellow Imboc festival goers and I journeyed through a seamless blend of yoga, personal enquiry and Celtic wisdom.

Think Skin

Spring isn't far off and the daffodils are waking up - so it's time to THINK SKIN. These tips along with the best skin-loving foods will make 2018 the best year yet for the largest organ in your body- the outer you.

Young Adult Essentials

My biggest concern for the many well meaning young adults is their overuse of often inappropriate skincare - skin acids in particular - that can literally tear away the fragile outer acid mantle of the skin leaving it dangerously thin and delicate.

What makes a great facial?

Working in the the wellness/skincare industry for many years now I am regularly asked for recommendations on where to go for the best facial. My reply depends on WHO the person delivering that facial is and what products they use - both being intimately connected.  

It's Booch for me please....

One of the keys to skin health and indeed health at large lies in keeping our guts happy and this is where Kombucha - or Booch as it is fondly termed - comes into its own as this sugar-sweetened fermented tea is overflowing with the bacteria needed to help our guts thrive.

My neck

Although shelves are crammed with creams dedicated to every crevice in the body (slight exaggeration I know!) in my years of trialling skincare products I've concluded that most are not worth their hefty price tag. What's more, many are thick and show up as irritating red rings around the crease lines.

Hair Blues

Us middle-years folk need to take every step possible to maintain the health of our crowning glory and the toxic combination of sun and salt has taken its chemical toll leaving my hair looking (and feeling) dull and very washed out. So, I am on a mission.....