Author Archives: Lesley

SHOULD YOU SHARE YOUR MAN’S MOISTURISER

We’ve worn his shirts, used his aftershave and even have our own style of boyfriend jeans. And now, it seems, we want his grooming products. According to the latest reports, more and more women are raiding men’s bathroom cabinets and … Continue reading

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THE CURSE OF CELLULITE

Fat or thin, short or tall, the dreaded cellulite is the bane of most women’s lives. Supermodels, athletes and pop icons …no one is immune.  In fact about 85 per cent of British women over 20 suffer the condition and there’s … Continue reading

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Can I just use a moisturiser with a high SPF on my face as I find sunscreen too thick?

While moisturisers with an SPF will protect the skin and are better than nothing you would have to use it as a sunscreen, i.e. apply it every couple of hours to get full protection and then it will only protect … Continue reading

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Do I really need to use a sunscreen if my foundation has an SPF and if so which should I put on first?

A foundation with an SPF is better than nothing but does not substitute for a good sunscreen and most won’t protect against UVA rays. Sunscreen should always go on first because the active ingredients need to get into the skin … Continue reading

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I can’t use sunscreen as it irritates my skin?

You are probably using the wrong type. Sun creams either use chemical filters which act like a sponge absorbing UVA and UVB rays or they use physical filters, also called mineral filters, which work like a mirror deflecting rays off … Continue reading

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HELLO SUNSHINE

Did you know there is a cream that, used daily, will soften wrinkles, fade fine lines, slow down the ageing process and improve skin tone? Even better, it’s most probably already hidden in your bathroom cabinet and cost you less … Continue reading

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THE HAPPINESS FACTOR

Like most women, I’d like to be a bit thinner, have less wrinkles and to lose the double chin, but I can fix those things if I really want to. In the meantime, I can honestly say I love my … Continue reading

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THE ANSWER TO A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP!

The right snack, containing compounds that have a relaxing effect on the brain, can be the perfect sleep inducer. Scientists believe that these natural sedatives work by stimulating the brain to product calming chemicals, which promote a feeling of drowsiness. … Continue reading

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Snacks can help you sleep!

The right snack, containing compounds that have a relaxing effect on the brain, can be the perfect sleep inducer. Scientists believe that these natural sedatives work by stimulating the brain to product calming chemicals, which promote a feeling of drowsiness. … Continue reading

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Q. I’ve noticed that my skin is much drier and thinner than it used to be. I regularly exfoliate and do at home peels. Could these be thinning my skin?

No. The layers of skin get thin by sun damage and ageing. However over-cleansing the skin or using harsh exfoliators can harm the skin. Your skin naturally acts as a barrier, meaning it keeps out what it’s supposed to (dirt … Continue reading

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