Beauty and Skin

Perfect Skin - The Wedding Countdown...

Seena Seka | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

Calling all brides, bridesmaids and members of the bridal party; if you're counting down to the big day now is the time to get your skin in tip-top condition! Forget about the dress, looking great starts with beautiful skin. A glowing complexion will give you confidence and ensures you look your best on the day, as well as the hundreds of wedding pictures that follow...

What Makes a Skin Expert?

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

In the past week alone, I have already lost count how many times I have seen "expert" comments in the popular press by self-proclaimed skin specialists.

The SPF Myth for Darker Skintones

Segun Garuba-Okelarin | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Style
Segun Garuba-Okelarin

So whilst I may be walking around with a natural inbuilt SPF of up to 13.4, prevention is always better than a cure and I would like to ensure my skin stays good and protected for a long time to come.

The Winning Anti-Ageing Combination for Your Skin

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?

Seven Natural Ingredients to Avoid If You Have Acne

Amy Saunders | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Saunders

Natural, DIY beauty recipes are a great, cost effective way to nourish and pamper your skin but it's important to know what's really good for your skin and what needs to be avoided at all costs. Despite many ingredients being natural and 'non-toxic', they still have the potential to burn, blister, and even scar your skin if used incorrectly.

What Is Beauty? And What's Your Definition of Your Beauty?

Segun Garuba-Okelarin | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Style
Segun Garuba-Okelarin

I say beauty comes from within - you are beauty and beauty is you. You are a masterpiece - a work of art. There is only one you, made up of your genes and life experiences. And there will never be another.

To Age or Not to Age? That Seems to Be the Question

Louisa Cavell | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Cavell

This may seem perfectly harmless but it got me wondering, in this world obsessed with staying youthful-looking and flawless, should I be breaking out the anti-wrinkle cream? In asking myself this I realised that I have, from here on out, a decision to make not only about the way I age but if I even choose to age at all.

Battle Against Dark Under Eye Circles

Sarah Brown | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Style
Sarah Brown

It is said that 9/10 people suffer from dark circles beneath their eye, but I honestly think everyone struggles to keep them at bay. To win the fight, or at least reduce them to something you can manageably cover up, you need to understand why they are there.

Let's Face the Facts!

Diana Moran | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

The human face is the only part of the body where the muscles are attached directly to the skin instead of bones and each time we react to people or situations we tighten our lips, flicker our eyelids, smile, or frown in response.

This Instagram Account Fuels Spot Popping Addiction On Another Level (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you love nothing more than watching the moment a big, juicy spot erupts then you're in for a huge treat. And if you don't, escape while you can....

5 Foods You Need In Your Life To Ward Off Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to your skin, the phrase "you are what you eat" couldn't be more true. With that in mind, it'll come as no surprise that eating fatty...

Is Beauty Really a Privilege?

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Staying young and attractive certainly seems to be hugely important in today's society. It's difficult to imagine anyone bemoaning the fact that they're beautiful; being physically attractive is considered fortunate, and when beautiful people to complain about their beauty, it seems ungrateful almost.

Because Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Is Worth It.

Danielle Wood | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

In a world where L'Oreal's - Because you're worth it philosophy is constantly rubbed in your face, it's humbling to discover a brand that has responsible sourcing, an environmental conscious and giving back ethos at its core.

15 Skincare Tips for Teenagers

Amanda Elias | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Although I was a teenager half of my life ago, I still remember the nightmare of acne, blackheads and nothing working to solve them, I also remember all the things I did wrong.

This Is The Best Kind Of Moisturiser To Help Banish Wintery Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your skin is as dry as the Serengeti then it might be time to invest in a decent moisturiser. But which type do you go for? Winter often comes h...

My Morning Skincare Routine

Susannah Taylor | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

The weather in the UK seems to go from one extreme to the other. From cold and frost bitten to baking hot and melting, the temperature rarely seems to strike the right balance. This is why having a good skincare routine is so important; take a second to think about what those harsh winds or strong sun rays are doing to your face.

Ten Tips for Gorgeous Skin This Winter

Amanda Elias | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Central heating takes moisture out from the air; try leaving a dish of water near your radiators which will act as a humidifier to help replace the moisture that's lost - you can also add a few drops of aromatherapy oil to fragrance your room.

The Best Products to Treat Acne

Susannah Taylor | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

Anybody can get spots, whether you're 13 or 30; blemishes don't disappear once you're passed your teens and adult acne is in fact very common. 'Acne' is a term used by dermatologists and scientists as a term for spots, even if you have only a few.

Get Beautiful, Soft, Plump Lips...Don't Scrub Them!

Amanda Elias | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Ok this is going to be a bit controversial because a lot of beauty bloggers give tips on exfoliating the lips, some skincare brands sell lip scrubs but I'm going to tell you why you shouldn't exfoliate your lips.

My Top 5 Serums

Susannah Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

Serums are the big beauty buzz in skin care right now - every beauty company has one to offer, and there is one for every skin type from hydrating to anti-acne, to anti-ageing to brightening. But which to choose? Get The Gloss Editor-in-Chief Susannah Taylor recommends her favourite five here.

Top 10 Modern Beauty Classics

Susannah Taylor | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

After spending years being asked what she was using on her models' faces during shoots to give them such flawless skin, Charlotte finally bottled the magic elixir for us to buy. Once massaged into the skin, it is absorbed straight away meaning you can apply makeup almost instantly.

The Beauty Heroes You Should Steal From Your Man

Susannah Taylor | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

I know from my girlfriends that many men are not averse to smoothing on a product or two - and not only do most of them secretly use their lady's scrubs and tubs, but men's products have increased by 70% over the last six years, meaning that our dads, husbands, brothers and boyfriends now have a bathroom cabinet of their own.

The Mythologies of the Beauty World

Amanda Elias | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Dry skin causes wrinkles< - False, even oily skin can become wrinkled if you don't look after your skin. Avoid sunbathing and tanning booths, always wear an SPF, regularly exfoliate and cleanse and moisturise daily. I'm also a big advocate of meditation, it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

How to Clean Your Face, Yes Really, You're Doing It Wrong

Amanda Elias | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Cleansing is one of the most important things you can do for your skin (as well as wearing SPF daily) but no one ever really focuses on this basic skincare ritual. Working in the beauty industry I know how undervalued cleansing is, so here is my guide to cleansing your face.

Seven Best Foods for a Beautiful Body

Realbuzz.com | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

The type of food you eat doesn't just affect your health, your fitness and your mood. It can also change the way you look. Here we show you seven foods that can do just that. So, ditch those expensive beauty products and try to eat these nutritious foods instead...