Every woman should have an arsenal of easy, cheap, DIY beauty cheats for those days when time is short and you're looking
It's fair to say we live in an era of busy lifestyles. Sometimes we can barely find the time to wipe off our make up caked faces before collapsing into bed for the night. But did you know that failure to remove make up is one of the biggest factors contributing to ageing skin?
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.
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.
While red carpet glitz and glamour is achieved by fabulous stylists and make-up artists, fresh, glowing skin is definitely the best accessory- and you don't need a celebrity budget to look good.
While I've had to adapt my beauty regime over the years to accommodate my changing lifestyle, it is still possible to go from shabby to chic with minimal time and effort, even with the endless interruptions that parenthood entails. Here are my golden rules to being a yummy mummy...
It's my birthday today and I'm hungover. I'm experiencing a slightly doom-tinged sketchiness that comes from a sore head
The winter months aren't particularly kind to our skin. Bitter winds and cranked up central heating systems leave us with
Where I come from up North, even the mildest nod to metrosexuality - having a favourite brand of gin, for example, or wearing
The winter is approaching folks and along with fending off the winter lurgies, the battle against dry and itchy skin begins for many of us. During the winter, the temperature drops, air is less humid and the wind whips up. All this strips our skin of its natural oils and causes a loss of moisture which can lead to itchy, inflamed, dry and irritated skin.