Skin Care

Hyaluronic Skincare Heroes

Sarah McGiven | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Every new skincare product these days seems to be promoting the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Whilst it has a number of medical uses, and was patented in 1942 as a baking substitute for egg whites, when it comes to beauty products the main reasons for including hyaluronic acid are its alleged anti-ageing properties, and its ability to ensure skin is kept hydrated.

My Top 5 Serums

Susannah Taylor | Posted 02.10.2014 | 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.

10 Sun Protection Questions - Answered

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

Most people know that it's sensible to apply sun screen to the skin in order to prevent burning. If the thought of ageing, sagging, sun damaged skin that is rife with age spots is not enough to convince people to apply sun protection, then the very real threat of skin cancer certainly should be.

This Is The Danger Of Lunchtime Sunbathing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new poll reveals that apparently, nearly 50% of us top up our tans during out lunchbreak. Although this seems somewhat at odds with recent news ...

How To Remove Blackheads Without Damaging Your Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You've got a big night out coming up and you want to feel your best, but you look in the mirror and what do you see? Blackheads. Yep we've all b...

Dangerous Skin Cancer Rates Soar

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show. ...

Acne Is a Four Letter Word

Georgina Barnard | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

What happens when, with every passing twenty-something (and dare I say it thirty-something) birthday, the battle just keeps on raging? According to NHS figures, one in five women between the age of 25 and 40 suffers from adult acne.

New Year's Resolutions for Beauty, Skin & Soul This 2014

Amanda Elias | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I like the thought of New Year's resolutions, I think it gives us a great goal to be a better "you" in the New Year. Most of us have the usual goals s...

Doctors: Please, No More Antibiotics for Acne

Dr Patrick Bowler | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Patrick Bowler

There's little general awareness of the use of light to effectively treat inflammatory acne. Traditionally, too, there has been limited accessibility to it.

National Eczema Week: Tips For Treating Your Face And How To Avoid It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Eczema, or dermatitis, is a dry skin condition that affects around 5 million people in the UK. It is also a bitch, because like most dry skin conditio...

Sensitive Skin Solutions

Josephine A Boyce | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josephine A Boyce

When your toiletries budget is small you can't go around experimenting with different brands. Dear, delicate skinned lovelies, I have put my dramatically over-reactive skin to the test and can now share with you the results of my endeavors.

The Politics of Body Hair Removal

Dr Patrick Bowler | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Patrick Bowler

Traditionally the reserve of dancers and models, increasing numbers of woman are finding that a totally, and permanently, hair-free pubic region is hygienic, low maintenance and eliminates the constant monitoring and monthly salon trips of other methods.

Have We Lost Sight of the Importance of Wellbeing?

Olivia Chapman | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Chapman

If you're feeling run down, under pressure or just want to boost your sense of wellbeing, here are my top tips...

My New Favourite Skin Thing: The Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing System

Sarah McGiven | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

I became curious about Clarisonic skin cleansing systems after spotting their electronic brush type gadgets in a few different friends' bathrooms and wondered why precisely none of them had mentioned their newfound discoveries. Straight away, I knew it had to be good - REALLY good - for them to keep quiet.

Could Scratching An Itch Be Contagious?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scratching can be catching, new research has shown. Just like yawns, scratching an itch is contagious, say scientists. The sight of someone tryi...

Could Seaweed Banish Acne?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

We already know that seaweed toast is more effective than a workout in the gym due to its fat-burning abilities and it looks like scientists have disc...

Ode to Suntanning

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Brettkelly

Were you ever incredibly good at something - something that is no longer highly regarded? Even downright frowned on? For me it was sunbathing. So thi...

Skin Care Innovations – Best Hero Products That Repair Ageing Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Tech

Women are forever bombarded with the never-ending choice of 'miracle' beauty products that promise to rejuvenate, tighten, plump and shave off years i...

Will You Age Gracefully?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The quest for eternal youth has never been a smooth one. But while anti-ageing treatments are nothing new, more and more non-traditional (and weir...

Feed Your Skin With Fruit And Veg, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eating your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables will not only keep you healthy and slim, but gives your skin a boost too, according to a new scientific...

Clarisonic - How I've Longed for You

Susie Amy | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Amy

In October, I bought a Clarisonic. I had walked out of an eyebrow appointment on Weybridge High Street, Space NK caught my eye, and I knew I had found my moment. A little early for a Christmas present for myself, but that's what I told myself it was, as I flung the door open and announced, for all to hear - "I need a Clarisonic".