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6 ways to manage PMS

  1. Food Stabilising blood sugar will favour consistent energy levels and moods according to dietitian Melanie McGrice (melaniemcgrice.com.au). “Grains that have a low glycaemic index, which means that they provide longer-lasting energy, can also help to increase the hormone serotonin in the brain, so try some chickpeas, brown rice or...
  Treatment options vary depending on what instigated it; however, generally when a rash surfaces it will appear “itchy, red and blotchy”, says GP Dr Joe Kosterich. Kosterich.  Pharmacy treatment: Moisturising creams and emulsifying ointments How it works: Priceline pharmacist Monica Soliman recommends gentle moisturising cream as the first point of treatment for irritated,...
    Self-acceptance negates obsession with securing approval from others or your judgy self. In turn, you radiate confidence and positive energy that will fuel greater self-esteem and positive responses from others.   How to improve it » Ask, don’t assume: “Stop trying to second-guess what others think of you and assume they like...

Tackling anxiety

    The Problem: You often feel anxious, with negative thoughts and a racing heart. Frequently, your stomach feels queasy and occasionally you stop in the middle of the room and can’t remember what you’re doing. More and more, you find yourself in tears over the smallest things. Mental Diagnosis: Anxiety. If...
  Ditch the holiday blues and bring the holiday glow back to your home zone with these tips and tricks from our experts:   Maintain the holiday frame. “To keep the benefits of your skin after returning from a holiday continue to get enough sleep, try to avoid stress, get some sun...
  Detox your beauty cupboards with Victorian Cosmetic Institute's Lisa Brown’s edit of what to keep, what to cull and what to invest in now.   Cleanser Why use it?: to gently nurture the skin while removing dirt, surface impurities and make-up.  Look for: a simple list of ingredients, including plant surfactants and cleansing agents...

How to avoid ingrown hairs

  Ever wondered why you can't seem to avoid pesky ingrown hairs? We turned to the team at Brazilian Butterfly to help! Here are five things you might be doing that promote ingrown hair.     1. You aren’t exfoliating: The most common cause of ingrown hairs is a lack of exfoliation. Whilst we...

Your very own DIY spa

  Your DIY guide to getting the spa feels at home, courtesy of our interior styling expert, managing director of Dammer Interiors, Louise Dammer.   “The important thing is to keep it simple and think about how all five of your senses can be stimulated,” says Dammer. Think about the type of bath...
    Being the experts in hair removal means there is one question they are asked time and time again. “Is this going to hurt?” On a scale of feather touch to being mauled by a tiger, it’s certainly on the feather touch end. But there’s no denying there is a bit...
Dry eyesEven eyes aren't immune to winter's drying effects. The outer layer of the eye produces oils to curb moisture evaporation from the middle layer. Strong winds and low humidity levels brought on by artificial heating hinder the production of these oils. To provide temporary relief, consult a physician about...
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