Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss in men. It usually develops very gradually, typically involving the appearance of a bald spot on the crown of the scalp accompanied by thinning at the temples. Although this problem can strike any man at any time, many first become aware of it as they approach their thirties.
Although many associate spots and skin blemishes with puberty, it's not uncommon to find yourself battling with breakouts way beyond your teenage years and well into your 20s, 30s and much later. One of the biggest culprits is acne.
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.
A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.
I have always been interested in how we age as one side of my family lived well into their 90's and the other side only into their 60's. This huge difference was something I was acutely aware of growing up. Was the difference simply down to genes, or was lifestyle also a factor? Of course, I wanted to live a long and healthy life. It felt like I had to pick which side to follow.
Raccoons, badgers and squirrels- each year many millions of animals are trapped and brutally killed in the wild for their fur and hair. I will spare you the soul-eroding statistics of animal deaths on fur-farms and the fate which meets these animals even while still 'living', suffice to say they live in misery.
So my big blog news this week is that I am pregnant! Our 3rd little bundle of joy is due at the end of March 2015. Whilst we are both extremely excited (and terrified) at the prospect of a new addition joining our family, I am afraid pregnancy isn't something I find particularly easy...
So before you get bogged down trawling the internet for a solution, I have done a little research to get you started. Here are a few tips to take the stress out of diving in and to ensure your new locks stay in luscious condition.
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.
I lived in London in my 20's and quite often had comments such as "smile, it may never happen" or "cheer up love" and I didn't really understand, was I meant to walk around with a continuous smile on my face?
Skin is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves. My condition revealed to me that the hatred and resentment I felt towards my skin was actually how I deep down felt about myself. Once I stopped being so darn angry with myself my skin started to heal.
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.
London life is tough on the face. Between the city grime, the long, sunless winters, and that constant black film Tube commutes cause, your skin will inevitably go through periods of dull, congested blah-ness.
Banish build-up! Product Residue is one of the major causes of bad hair days by weighing the hair down. A good quality detoxifying shampoo is the best place to start.
Children who live by the sea bath can collect seaweed at low tide and enjoy an excited bath-time. Seaweed will naturally colour warm bathwater green or brown depending on the species gathered. Popping the air bubbles on bladder or knotted wrack is much more fun then popping bubble wrap.
For years I've been bogged down with the fact that I can't tan despite having dark hair and green eyes. It's not for lack of trying - quite the opposite actually - but I just don't. In fact, I'm one of those unfortunate people that finds their skin turning various shades of red, purple or white, but never, ever brown.