Beauty

With more awareness about ingredients and products, the skincare industry is growing faster than any other beauty industry. But with so much hype comes misinformation that goes viral without much evidence. Because everyone’s skin is different, what might be your friend’s favourite might not work for you. For someone...
Trying new beauty products is part of my job – a real toughie, I know – which means I’m constantly switching up my routine and spending my evenings laboriously slathering on face masks, moisturisers and serums in the hopes that something might transform my dry and dull complexion into...
While summer is filled with pool days, a barrage of outdoor activities, and lots of sunshine, it also brings up a slew of issues for anyone who wears makeup. Some common problems you may experience: mascara running down your face, smudged eyeliner, beaded-up foundation—or a cakey complexion from layering...
The dermatologists of the world seem to agree wholeheartedly about one thing: we should all be wearing more sunscreen. Common wisdom holds that nothing ages you faster than the sun, and there are also more serious risks such as skin cancer. However, to be totally honest, I’m more motivated to...
A student nurse battling blood cancer after she was misdiagnosed with a sinus infection has issued a warning about the little-known symptoms everyone should know about. Steph Ogden, 19, woke with what felt like a nasty flu one morning in early February and continued to suffer from a runny nose...
Obstructive sleep apnea is an obstruction in your upper airway that stops normal breathing for a brief time while you're sleeping. In some people, this can occur hundreds of times each night. Obstructive sleep apnea is often associated with snoring, but not all snoring indicates that you have sleep apnea,...
Among the many plant ingredients that are in use today, Aloe Vera is one of the most versatile. It is commonly found in many gardens and homes. In fact, it grows easily in pots. Aloe vera has been known for its healing properties since ancient times. It was used...
The power of a great accessory should never be underestimated – a standout pair of shoes add a statement to an otherwise boring outfit, while a classic handbag adds chicness. But few accessories hold such immense transformative powers to elevate an entire outfit than a pair of sunglasses – turning...
Aftersun lotions are not just in case of emergency: hopefully, we all know enough about the dangers of sun exposure to use a decent SPF and avoid any dangerously painful situations. Now aftersuns come with skincare benefits above and beyond calming down burned bits, and are a valid part...
Every now and then a beauty product comes along that changes the game forever. In the nineties, that was micellar water. Formulated as a gentle alternative to harsh cleansers and make-up removers, for years it was a secret buried deep in French pharmacies but beloved by skincare gurus everywhere. Thankfully the...

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