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Rosacea Cure Discovery? by Gary Jones Magic

September 20th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Okay, not really a cure for Rosacea, but certainly a way to control this terrible condition…..

So first a little history regarding my Rosacea - I suffer with chronic Rosacea, and as I’ve grown older the ‘attacks’ were getting more frequent and much more severe, and it could be a real nightmare before going to a gig or a social event. Quite often I would be sitting in my car outside a gig and the skin on my nose and cheeks would literally just peel off, and often my nose looked like it was covered in burns. I remember not so long ago I was buying a bottle of wine in my local supermarket when I overheard this guy saying, “You can see he likes a drink” this was quite obviously aimed at me due to my red/purple nose and the old WC Fields syndrome….Luckily I have now found some great concealers and creams, and although they are great to hide the effects of this terrible condition, that’s all they do. That’s the trouble with Rosacea, most people have very little knowledge of this condition and the causes, they just think it’s a condition from drinking too much and too often. It has to be said, I do like a drink, but only when I go out on social occasions, which due to the nature of being a very successful magician (lol) are very rare these days!

Although my skin cleansing regime is second to none, and my diet is very healthy, and also after trying most lotions and potions aimed at Rosacea on the market, nothing would stop the attacks from happening…..Then I made an amazing discovery…..I was using antibacterial soaps because the theory is, the bad bacteria on the skin was probably causing the condition. I’ve tried using tea tree oil based soaps, charcoal based cleansers, you name it, I’ve tried it, but they all left me with really dry skin which made me looking like I had the after effects of severe sunburn and was peeling really badly. Another condition that comes with Rosacea is, dry eyes, which can lead to all types of eye problems and infections….And it was when I had a real bad eye infection that I made the amazing discovery….

After a visit to the eye doctor it was suggested that I use a mild eye cleanser to ensure the eye infection didn’t return, so on a trip to my local boots chemist I decided to try the Boots own make ‘Blepharitis Eye Lid Foam’ and after a year of using this daily I’ve not had one eye infection. I would have at least 4/5 infections a year which often coincided with a severe Rosacea attack. I just couldn’t believe the results, and for someone that specialises in close-up magic this for me was a game changer. Please stay with me, I’m getting there (lol)

I was still getting nowhere with the lotions and potions, but a couple stood out, one was a moisturiser called ‘Kalme’ which is very good indeed, but it couldn’t prevent ‘attacks’ from occurring. Then about nine weeks ago it just hit me, if I’m using antibacterial cleansers then I am also killing the good bacteria….Yes, much like the problems we are now facing with antibiotics….So, I thought to myself, any meds/creams/soaps that are for the eyes have to be very mild, and, the results I have been having using the eye foam have been amazing…..So I put 2+2 together and started to use the eye foam on my nose and cheeks. Again, the results were/are amazing, and within one week my family and friends also started to notice the difference!

I was having Rosacea attacks on a weekly basis, and about once a month I would have a severe attack, but amazingly in the last 9 weeks I have only had one attack, and that was when I had wheat due to cross contamination at a restaurant (wheat is definitely a trigger for me). So now my daily routine of putting the foam on my eyes every morning for 60 seconds and then rinsing it off has now been extended to my whole face…Gone are the soaps and antibacterial cleansers etc,  I now just use the foam morning and night along with Kalme moisturiser and the difference (for me) is just phenomenal!

I would just like to make it clear that I am nothing to do with the products above, I just want to share with fellow sufferers my experiences with this incurable condition as I know there are thousands of sufferers out there who at times will not leave their homes due to this awful condition.

I really truly do hope that my experiences and trials and errors can be of help, and if you would like to hear more of my experiences with this terrible condition please feel free to contact me.

My next Rosacea blog will be, How to lessen an attack when it happens…….

Gary Jones Magic x

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Christmas Party Time

August 26th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Yes, this is being posted in August - but NOW is the best time to book Gary Jones, Exeter’s Premier Magician, before Gary gets booked up during this very busy time.


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Gary Jones Magic Receiving Insane Reactions

August 9th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary Jones Magic getting insane reactions at a gig!

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Children’s Magic

August 6th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Exeter magician Gary Jones isn’t a specialised children’s magician, although all of Gary’s tricks are perfect for all ages.

If you are looking for a magician that makes balloons animals etc there are plenty to choose from in the Exeter/Devon area.

If you are looking for a fun filled show which includes sleight of hand and psychological mysteries and which is suitable for people of all ages then look no further!

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Woodbury Park Near Exeter

July 29th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic


Last night Gary Jones Magic performed wedding magic at the glorious Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club, and what a fantastic wedding it was.

Woodbury Park is just a short drive from the stunning Devon city of Exeter, so if you are looking for an awesome wedding venue that has stunning views and first class facilities - Woodbury Park is the perfect venue to choose!

If you want to add that extra pizazz to your wedding reception please contact Gary Jones Magic - Exeter’s Premier Magician and Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle.

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Crazy Magic - Exeter Prom

June 30th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic


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Summer is Here…At Last!

June 22nd, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

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Malaga - The Chamber of Secrets

May 29th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

If you’ve never been to the Costa del Sol you need to, they don’t call it the ’sunshine coast’ for nothing!

If you do get the chance to visit the Malaga region make sure you visit ‘The Chamber of Secrets’ in Torremolinos, I will guarantee you will witness the best magic/variety show on the coast!

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Devon Magic

May 1st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary Jones Magic performs on a regular basis at some of the finest venues in Devon, and can often be seen performing at prestigious venues like the Thurlestone Hotel near Salcombe, and the First Edition cocktail lounge right in the heart of Exeter.

If you would like to meet up and have an informal chat with Gary before making a booking then please feel free to call, or, send Gary an email to arrange a convenient time to meet.

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Exeter Castle

May 1st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic


WOW! Over the last few weeks Gary Jones Magic has performed a number of shows at one of Devon’s most historic venues, and the venue in question is, Exeter Castle.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia…….

“Rougemont Castle, also known as Exeter Castle, is the historic castle of the city of Exeter, Devon, England. It was built into the northern corner of the Roman city walls starting in or shortly after the year 1068, following Exeter’s rebellion against William the Conqueror. In 1136 it was besieged for three months by King Stephen. An outer bailey, of which little now remains, was added later in the 12th century.

The castle is mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Richard III in a reference to that king’s visit to Exeter in 1483. Devon’s county court was located here from at least 1607, and the three Devon Witches—the last people in England to be executed for witchcraft—were tried and convicted at the Exeter Assizes in 1682.

So, as you can see from the above, to actually perform magic at such an awesome venue, and to be a part of its history is just phenomenal!!

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Sam Maguire Cup - Magic in Ireland

April 29th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

 Gary Jones Magic and Andy James Magic with the Sam Maguire Cup, and what an honour it was to actually hold this fantastic trophy!

“The Sam Maguire Cup, often referred to as Sam or The Sam (Irish: Corn Sam Mhic Uidhir), is the cup awarded to winners of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the premier “knockout” competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland.”


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Dublin Magic

April 29th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary Jones Magic has just had the most wonderful four days gigging in the beautiful city of Dublin. The Guinness  was divine, the people were wonderful, and the weather was……wet lol.

If you live in Ireland and you need the services of a magician, then look no further than Andy James Magician, he is in a different league!!

Check out Andy James Magic here… https://www.ajmagic.com/

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Exeter/Devon Magic Wedding Venue - The Lord Haldon

April 1st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic


If you are from the Exeter/Devon area and thinking of getting married, then I can highly recommend the Lord Haldon hotel just on the outskirts of Exeter. The facilities are fantastic, as is the food and the well stocked bar.


And why not add that extra pizazz and magic to your special day by choosing Gary Jones Magic to entertain everyone and to keep everything flowing nicely, especially during the ‘lull’ moment of the wedding reception!

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Gary Jones Magic - Exeter/Devon Magician

March 7th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Professional Magician - Member of The Inner Magic Circle (Gold Star)

Fully insured and Public Liability - £10,000,000

Pickpocket - Master Sleight of Hand Expert - Mind Magic

Devon Close-up Magician of the year winner a total of 11 times.

Resident magician at the Brend Hotel Group since 1992

Resident magician at the Thurlestone Hotel since 2009

Currently the resident magician at Exeter’s new leading nightspot ‘The Book Cover’

Lecturer - Author - Magic Inventor/Creator/Producer - Performer

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The Climax by Gary Jones Magic

March 7th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

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Older Children’s Magic - Latest Quote

February 26th, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary Jones Magic not only specialises in Wedding Magic and Corporate Entertainment, Gary also specialises in entertaining older children and teenagers with 21st Century contemporary magic, along with running magic workshops (not exposing magic secrets, just teaching crazy stunts and science experiments).

If you have children between the ages of 8 and 18 and you’re at a loss for birthday party ideas, then a magic show and magic workshop by Gary Jones Magic is the perfect solution.

Please contact Gary for more details…

Latest Quote (Saturday 24th February 2018)

Hi Gary

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for yesterday ALL the children absolutely loved it … don’t think we’ve ever seen the boys and girls so engrossed by anything like that before .. we’ve also had great feedback from the mum’s saying they were trying out tricks at home!!!!

We will certainly see you again just need an excuse!!!

Many thanks again you’re brilliant!

Brigitte, Katy & Mandy


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The Great Hall - Exeter University

January 31st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

Gary Jones Magic had an awesome night performing magic on Tuesday 30th January at ‘An Evening with Ray Parlour & Paul Merson’ at the fantastic Great Hall which is situated on the campus of the University of Exeter.

The night was a complete sellout, and a huge ‘high five’ to Exeter City FC for hosting this fantastic event.


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Gary Jones Magic MIMC - Exeter’s Premier Magician

January 1st, 2018 by Gary Jones Magic

So what does the MIMC stand for I hear you think - Within the world famous Magic Circle there are a number of members never exceeding three-hundred known as the “Inner Magic Circle”. Full membership of the Inner Magic Circle is denoted by the letters M.I.M.C. after the member’s name. Membership of the Inner Magic Circle is by call of The Society’s President. The M.I.M.C. degree may be awarded with a gold star, to signify that the recipient is a performer of magic (as opposed to e.g. an inventor, historian or noteworthy volunteer for the Society).

MIMC is the highest award one can gain in The Magic Circle, and Gary Jones Magic is only one of 300 magicians worldwide to hold this very prestigious award.

If you would like one of the world’s most exclusive magicians to entertain at your event then look no further!

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Wedding Entertainment In Exeter

December 10th, 2017 by Gary Jones Magic

Are you looking to add some entertainment to your special day? Let me tell you why you MUST choose magic as your number one choice…And why Gary Jones Magic, Exeter’s Premier Magician is the perfect choice….

It’s 3.30pm. Mysteriously, the bride and groom have failed to arrive at the reception. Perhaps the car has broken down and it’s taken longer than usual to get a replacement out. Meanwhile, the reception venue is a seething mass of friends and relations, a few of whom know each other, with nothing to do but wait and sip slowly the dwindling supply of champagne. What to do? Well, the newly-weds with foresight will already have engaged Gary Jones, Magician.

Not that Gary can do much about broken cam-shafts (well he might, but he’ll probably need a jack and a bag of spanners) or make the bride and groom suddenly appear in a puff of smoke, but he can certainly fill the hiatus quite considerably with panache and sleight of hand that will keep the guests amazed and amused until the normal proceedings can be resumed. With the attention to detail that Hire Car companies put into wedding arrangements, that scenario is never likely to happen, of course, but hiring entertainment at weddings to fill the gaps is something that is gaining in popularity.

Close-up magic is a great way of getting the two families to interact, this alone is a great reason to book Gary. Close-up magic is an excellent ice breaker because the two sides have a general tendency to keep themselves to themselves and something to break the ice will make the party go with a real swing.

Gary’s show isn’t a cabaret-style performance, that would slow things down and that isn’t the intention. Gary mingles with the guests doing sleight of hand tricks and close-up magic with borrowed props. It all depends on what the bride and groom want really. Sometimes Gary might perform between courses at the meal, sometimes as the guests arrive, sometimes between the meal and the party, but generally, he’s on hand to fill in the gaps and entertain, particularly if there’s problem with anything, such as catering.

Despite the best laid-plans, there are always periods of inactivity during a wedding when things tend to fall a bit flat. Gary’s performance will keep things ticking over nicely. Gary always reserves a special trick for the bride and groom!

So, if you are getting married in the Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset area please contact Gary Jones Magic for more details on how Gary can transform your special day….

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Well It’s Nearly Here (Christmas That Is)

December 6th, 2017 by Gary Jones Magic

There has been quite a bit going on over the last couple of months at the Gary Jones Magic HQ - Gary has been creating some brand new magic effects and presentations ready for the start of 2018 season, Gary also has a brand new lecture to offer magic clubs in the UK…To find out more please contact Gary Jones Magic, Exeter’s Premier Magician.

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