Beauty

Wedding stress? Yoga is a wonderful solution!

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A lot of brides unfortunately find planning a wedding extremely stressful, and not without good cause. There is a lot to plan, a lot of people to organise and in this day and age a lot of dietary requirements to deal with!

Brides very often turn to massages the week before the wedding and most swear that this does actually help. There is a lot to be said about destressing during all the weeks running up to the big day rather than only the week before. If you can maintain your composure throughout your planning process, you are less likely to regret any decisions you may have made under pressure.

Hydrate and refine your skin from within with a daily dose of Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C

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PureHA’s new enhanced formula is the new and exciting answer to anti-ageing. Using extensive scientific research, this clever beauty breakthrough provides users a daily dose of pure hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to effectively hydrate and nourish the skin from within. Available in a handy sachet, the clear, tasteless liquid is simply added to any soft drink to help you achieve a more hydrated you.

**Diary date** Love Your Gut week, 4th – 10th September 2017

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The gut is one of the most important organs in the body and it plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing in many different ways. So, show your gut some love this September and  take time to look after your digestive system – it really is worth it!

Love Your Gut Week 2017 runs from 4-10th September. Love Your Gut has been raising awareness of the importance of gut health for over 18 years by providing expert tips, digestive health news and recipes.

The good news is that it isn’t hard to love your gut! To get you started Dr Joan Ransley and the experts at Love Your Gut have put together tips on how to give your gut the love and attention it deserves.

Doctor warns of the dangers of using unqualified therapist for dermal fillers

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Following a number of high profile cases, where patients have been left disfigured following dermal fillers, a leading specialist has called for tighter government control on unregulated clinics and therapists.

Dr Christine Cowpland, who runs the CMedical Aesthetic Clinic in Bristol, is pressing for the introduction legislation to safeguard men and women undertaking dermal filler injections. Unlike Botox, which needs a medical prescription to be purchased, dermal fillers are classed as 'medical devices', so in theory, anyone can buy and use them.

Your hair is in for a treat!

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"Give your hair the attention it deserves with the TOTAL TREAT product range. They're on hand for some serious hair TLC and styling needs." Phil Smith

TOTAL TREAT new Ultimate Repair Shampoo - This coconut scented moisturising and strengthening shampoo helps restore damaged, dry and coloured hair to silky smoothness. Moroccan Argan Oil helps to repair and protect from heat damage whilst adding shine.

For best results, apply shampoo to wet hair from roots to ends. Gently massage and work into a rich lather, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. For best results, follow with TOTAL TREAT Ultimate Repair Conditioner.

£3.50/350ml Exclusive to Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

 

Korean beauty... How to incorporate this 10 step skincare regime into your life

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The 10-step Korean skincare regime sounds more onerous than it is and is actually the basis of a great skincare routine. Following it everyday will ensure that you have great skin, that is thoroughly cleansed, hydrated and treated, protecting it from ageing and environmental aggression. I also believe it’s a great idea to book a course of facials to enhance the benefits so that you have glowing, radiant and rejuvenated skin.

The concept is quite simple and you may find you are doing most of it already. If you follow a nightly routine of eye make-up removal, double cleanse and tone, serum/concentrate, eye cream, lip product, moisturise, with a weekly exfoliate and mask – you are already achieving the 10 steps renowned in Korean beauty.

Trends noticed amongst brides in their 50/60’s

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One trend that I have noticed becoming more popular recently for older brides has been pink toned lipstick. As we age our skin tends to lose colour and become slightly washed out and I think older women are definitely realizing this and using makeup accordingly. Whilst they may not wear lipstick daily, they are certainly opting for a pop of pink lipstick on their big day to add some colour into their face. Lipsticks with pink tones, as oppose to nude or brown tones, work really well for this and shades such as MAC Faux and Illamasqua Kitsch have been some favourites for older brides lately. 

 

Post summer SOS

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Summer can take its toll on our skin and hair, with our tans slowly fading and our skin feeling dry from air conditioning, chlorine and too much sun – it’s time to get back your glow.

Sitting in air-conditioned rooms and planes absorbs the skins natural moisture leaving it feeling dry and parched and it can be particularly detrimental to those who have skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea or psoriasis. However, giving your skin a little TLC with some carefully selected skin saviors will bring your complexion back from the brink, leaving it looking healthy and glowing again.

Chlorella - the science behind celebrity claims

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From supermodels Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to TV stars Millie Mackintosh and Jennifer Aniston, the green algae supplement chlorella hasn’t been far from celebrities lips over the last few years. It appears however, following discoveries in a recent study, there’s more to the algae’s skin benefits than simply celebrity anecdotes and that we could all get superstar skin by adding a little of the supplement to our lives...

How to Have Beautiful Eyes on Your Wedding Day

How to Have Beautiful Eyes

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and every bride deserves bright and beautiful eyes. Your eyes are the window of your soul and the last thing you need is dark circles or red eyes as you walk down the aisle. 

 

Wedding are an emotional time and it’s easy to tear up, making your eyes red and irritated. 

Vision Direct, the UK’s leading online retailer for contact lenses, has shared with us a few tips for beautiful bridal eyes on your wedding day. Follow these tips to get sparkling, beautiful eyes the morning of your wedding day.

 

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Kirsti Shuba, Co-Founder, Katherine Daniels Cosmetics talks about the harmful effect of pollution on the skin.

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  • There are a number of things that are harmful to our skin, from UV rays to a bad diet, but two issues that have come to the fore this year are pollution and blue light from electronic devices. Why do you think these issues are trending now? Both of these issues are trending right now because they are so relevant, everyone has at least a mobile phone plus all the other gadgets we use on a daily basis, tablets, computers etc. We are becoming more and more aware of the effect of pollution and the dangers it carries when it comes to our skin, it’s always been a problem but it’s very much highlighted at the moment in the press and on social media as its very relatable.