Whether its birth control, policistic ovaries or one of the many other imbalances that can cause outbreaks like diet, our skin is usually one of the first indications the something is, well…not quite right.
It’s no secret that our obsession with tech is having a detrimental effect on everything from our sleep patterns to eye site and concentration spans but did you that this insatiable love of screen time is also making us look older?
Fact. Having kids can wreck havoc on your hair. Oh yes It starts out lovely, all glossy and bouncing with health thanks to that influx of pregnancy hormones but then the baby pops out and your hair comes with it.
You might not think there’s a difference between dry or dehydrated skin but if your complexion’s been looking lack luster of late, knowing whether it’s is dry or dehydrated could make all the difference.
Whether you’re jetting off for some autumn sun or simply missing your golden glow, celebrity tanning expert James Harknett (aka the Tom Ford of spray tanning) is here to help with his exclusive top tips on achieving a safe, flawless tan in pregnancy and beyond.
If your budget can’t quite stretch to a two-week stay at Hotel Post Bezau, (Susanne Kaufmann’s luxurious spa retreat nestled in the Austrian Alps), I’ve got the next best thing…Pollution Skin Defence System.
‘We’re not mega eco-warriors, nor are we trying to force this belief down people’s throats,” explains Anita Rice, co-founder of Ralph + Rice, east London’s coolest new eco-friendly salon. “We want to showcase that you can have a premium service and help the environment by just doing a little bit.
A long standing staple in Asian skin care, sheet masks are having somewhat of an ‘Insta mum’ moment with everyone from Victoria Beckham to Kim Kardashian-West (and even little old me) posting snaps in full sheet mask glory.
With the bridge between plastic surgery and dermatology getting smaller by the year, and the rise of social media fueling a demand for less invasive, more natural ‘selfie’ worthy results; our obsession with all things anti-ageing is showing no signs of waning.
I remember a time when many of us (sadly myself not included), avoided faux tanners like the plaque, for fear (and rightly so) of looking like President Trump’s doppelganger! In stead (and yes, sadly I am guilty of this also), we would lie out slathered in factor 0 oil and bake.
Few of us would doubt the therapeutic benefits of a great shower, from helping us face the day ahead, to washing away the day’s worries. But the harsh water found in many areas, can mean our therapeutic showers, have some not so therapeutic qualities.
Cold weather, aging skin and a lack of exfoliation can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless but with only a few weeks left of winter, there’s no better time to give you skin a much needed spring clean.
On first appearances the Hiro Miyoshi salon does everything right. Centrally located in London’s Mayfair, it’s sleek minimal interior and stylish, friendly staff are exactly what you would expect from a top London salon with an international, celebrity and Royal clientele.
Growing up, whenever my mother wanted to remind of us the sacrifices she had made for my siblings and I (which she insisted on doing on a regular basis), she would lift up her top and show us the multitude of stretch marks and loose skin imparted on her through pregnancy.