It’s a scary thought, but scientists tell us that our skin is the largest organ of our body! And it has to last a lifetime!But as our skin constantly renews itself (we get rid of about 35000 skin cells every day) we’re able to play a major part in how it matures. Exposure to sun, wind, and pollution all have a significant influence on our skin’s health. And with lifestyles today, it’s often hard to avoid these stresses. But on the positive side, our diet and skincare routine can remedy a lot of these ills. And it’s not rocket science - it’s a simple three word mantra- Protect and hydrate!Now this is where I step forward and say my piece about not smearing chemicals on my face and body! It’s a personal decision I appreciate, and I respect everyone’s right to choose what’s right for them. In fact I recently had a lovely chat with someone I met at the beauty counter (where else) of a pharmacy which is stocking L’Erbolario. She said loud and clear “ Has it got chemicals in it – I WANT chemicals!” We agreed to differ and went our separate ways – probably each of us thinking that we had got it right. But I have to admit I had a bit of a cosy glow as I thought of my other three word mantra; KEEP IT NATURAL!