Beauty and Skin

Washing Your Face Twice A Day? Read This...

Cheryl Woodman | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Style
Cheryl Woodman

Have you been suffering with skin that isn't quite matching up to the glow you feel on the inside? You've been eating more fruit and vegetables, drinking more water, getting more sleep, but you can't yet see the benefits reflected in your skin.

Is This The Secret To Healthy Skin?

Grace Olivia Parry | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Olivia Parry

When you envision the ultimate in healthy skin, what do you see? If a smooth, clear, and radiant complexion is what instantly comes to mind, you won't be alone; it's what most of us aim for. But how do you go about achieving that?

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines

10 Skin Surviving Tips This Party Season 30+

Amanda Elias | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

You may have noticed that as you get older a big night out can take a little longer to get over. Gone are the days where you can party all night and t...

Should We Be Making Our Own Beauty Products?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Thandi Ejindu

I have fallen in love with my natural hair! So much so that I now give a damn about what my hair products are actually doing to it. It's kind of like during my weight loss journey when I started reading food labels checking its fiber, sugar and fat content - I now check my hair product labels for their ingredients.

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 04.05.2017 | 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 03.05.2017 | 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 11.01.2017 | 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 26.09.2016 | 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.