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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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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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Q. I have very bad spider veins on the front of my thighs and on the back my knees. Are they best treated with a laser or sclerotherapy injections and how long will it take before they fade?

In our experience sclerotherapy works better, requires fewer sessions than laser and is a very safe and effective treatment. As for timing, keep in mind any vein treatment is no quick fix. You will probably need at least two to … Continue reading

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Miserable Mouth Syndrome

Quick Fix – Fat grafting Known as Marionette lines or what I call  ‘miserable mouth’- these are the lines that run straight downward from the corners of the mouth to the chin. Fat grafting, using your own fat, can safely … Continue reading

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WORRY LINES AND WRINKLES

Quick Fix Sprinkles Nothing works quicker and looks more natural than Botox. It smoothes fine lines, can give a gentle lift to the jawline, erase worry and frown lines and opens up the eyes making you look bright eyed and … Continue reading

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