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We caught up with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee to get an insight into how she maintains her glowing skin on-the-go.    ON MORNING BEAUTY ROUTINES I drink one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with warm water every morning (no matter where I am in the world) to detoxify my system...
    The experts show us how to optimise your diet for clearer, healthier, brighter skin.  ACNE » Dermatologist says: “Look for products that are non-comedogenic, so they do not block pores or cause acne. Key pore-clearing ingredients include salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acids) and many vitamin A products. Also look for anti-inflammatory components...

How to beat fatigue

  The wrong cure In our endless hunt for the mysterious ‘edge’, fatigue is our number-one enemy. So how do we combat it? With a variety of ‘slap-yourself-in-the-face’ stimulants to keep us on track, of course. Coffee, energy drinks, chocolate, more coffee, rubbing the eyes, pulling the hair, another coffee. It...
    Heck, yes. The drying effects of winter weather can also cause a build-up of dead skin, resulting in flaking or roughly textured skin. Gross. According to skin expert James Vivian. “After a single exfoliation, your skin will not only feel smoother, brighter and healthier, but you will also create the optimum...
  1. Focus on function & sensation Instead of fixating on the appearance of your body and others’, concentrate instead on what your body can do for you. When you think like that, you’ll find it’s pretty damn amazing! “Start focusing on your body as the vehicle of your experience rather...
    It’s all in the glow While there’s no quick fix cure for cellulite or stretch marks, a faux glow can instantly minimise their appearance. For those with dry skin, your saving grace is a gradual self-tanning lotion will condition dry skin while it colours incrementally. If you’re olive or too...
  Feeling the pressure of spring’s social calendar to look and feel photo-ready? The next time you open your beauty cabinet, check the ingredients list for these four skincare elements for flawless, healthy skin.  1. Home in on natural ingredients   Many skin care products, including cleansers and moisturisers, contain harsh chemicals that...
  The Suspects: Alcohol, Coffee, Poor Diet In the short term, alcohol can cause dehydration, which can cause dry skin. “For women, the recommendation is no more than two standard drinks a day on average,” says dermatologist Ann-Maree Kurzydlo, who recommends limiting consumption and alternating alcoholic drinks with water. “One or two...
    1. Don’t try too hard to get to sleep or look at the clock. This tends to cause anxiety around getting to sleep, which can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. 2. If you can’t sleep, rather than lying awake worrying about how you’ll feel tomorrow or letting your mind chase unpaid...
  » Avoid coffee before your appointment. This stimulant can make the waxing more uncomfortable.  » Exfoliate and moisturise the area regularly. Dry skin and clogged pores will lead to ingrown hairs. » Exfoliate before your appointment. » Do not exercise after your waxing appointment as you will risk getting ingrown hairs.  » Wear...
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