Nobody likes having pore problems. Nobody. But, they are alas a fact of life for many oily-skinned folk and can sometimes even affect the more sebaceously blessed amongst us. But, what causes enlarged pores in the first place, and what can we do to battle this skin-demon?

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We hope your Easter weekend was just as relaxing and chocolate-bunny filled as ours, and that Storm Katie didn’t ruin your plans for the long weekend!

If you’re anything like us, then I’m sure you’re also now regretting having one too many sweet treats this Easter and swearing off all indulgence (well, at least until Christmas). We know how hard it is to resist those delectable chocolatey eggs, but now that Easter is over, its time to eat clean and “make good choices” once again. You are what you eat after all, and over time over-indulgence will reflect in your health and the condition of your skin. So, to help you get back on track, we’ve put together a list of our top tips for how to eat well for healthy skin:

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Ski Season is finally upon us, and that means snow, goggle tans and of course some Après-ski! Whether you’re out there hitting the slopes all day, or cozying up by the fire in your lodge, its important to take some time out to nourish and treat your skin – after all, dry skin and chapped lips are not a good look.

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Happy New Year from all of us at The Silk Rose! 2015 was a big year for us and we want to thank all of our lovely customers and readers that have supported us since our launch in the Summer. Our new year’s resolution is to bring you new and exciting brands from the Far East in 2016, as well as keep you informed of the latest skincare innovations from the region!

Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet or is the whole “New Year, New You” thing not for you? Whichever it may be, we have a few timely and timeless skincare tips, to help give your skin a boost in 2016:

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Tis the season to be jolly, fralalalala…lalalalaa. Christmas is finally upon us ladies and gents, and you know what that means – great food, family reunions, questionable sartorial choices (aka Xmas jumpers), and parties galore. We at The Silk Rose, love a good party as much as the next person, but – without sounding too Grinchy – we also think it our responsibility to remind our lovely readers not to abandon their skincare routines for the festive season. You don’t want to add bad skin woes to your January blues!

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Alas, I think the time has come to face the facts, smell the proverbial coffee and basically accept that Winter is finally upon us. And not just any kind of Winter, oh no…apparently, we’re entering the coldest Winter in almost 50 years. Which is pretty darn depressing, given that the colder and harsher the weather gets, the greater toll its going to take on our skin…as if we didn’t already have enough to deal with. Thankfully its not all doom and gloom though, after all it does give us a chance for a serious skincare overhaul, yay!

To help you battle the elements over the next few months, we’ve created a handy checklist for getting your skin Winter-ready:

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First and foremost, I owe you all an apology. I hastily announced the arrival of our “Indian Summer” in last week’s post…just before it started getting reaaaallly grim in London town. It seems I was acting on bad intel – I blame it on the weatherman. Alas, I think we’re going to have to face the painful fact that “Winter is coming” (that’s Game of Thrones speak, for “its gonna get pretty darn cold soon”), which means we need to dust-off the wellies, find the scarves and mittens we gleefully packed away a few months ago – and adjust our skincare routines.

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Good news Brits, our Indian Summer has finally arrived! In light of this auspicious occasion, we would like to share some timely (and timeless) advice. We all know that keeping well hydrated – especially on a hot Summer’s day – is imperative for overall health and wellbeing, but did you know that it also plays an important role in the quality of your skin?

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