The average woman in the UK will spend over £140,000 on cosmetics and haircare during her life — and this number is constantly growing, which is no surprise considering the prices of beauty treatments. (Research here.)
Last month I made the very grown-up decision of getting myself a pure silk pillowcase for my skin and hair, in an effort to slow down the emergence of fine lines that have been bothering me for a while now.
As my skin began to age, I first fretted over my frown line. Now that I am nearing 30 my laugh/smile lines are quickly catching up on the scale of concern because they aren’t coming from continual joy or laughter, but from my face being squished onto a pillow overnight as I sleep. And one side is worse than the other because I sleep on it more than the other).
Can subjecting yourself to extreme temperatures aid weight loss, improve skin condition, boost your immune system and help the body heal faster? Is cryotherapy good for you?
Whether the temperature is high (like in an infrared sauna) or as low as -90C (like a cryotherapy chamber), exreme temperatues trigger reactions in the body, giving way to a whole host of benefits (apparently).
I tested out cryotherapy and, after researching all the claims, it didn’t live up to expectation at all.
With salon-worthy technology now available and affordable, beauty gadgets to use at home have revolutionised our skincare regimes and anti-ageing endeavours. Advanced aesthetics are now available on a daily basis from your bedroom — but do the high-tech claims really live up expectations?
From micro-needling to freezing my face, and even non-invasive lip plumping, I have tried and tested five different beauty gadgets for under £200 to bring you honest reviews. (While you’re here, check out my top five salon beauty treatments)
In the winter hair needs caring for too. Dryness of the cold season, which comes from both cold air and central heating, is damaging not only to your skin but health in general.
Your beauty routine will also need corrections beyond skincare. You’ll need to pay more attention to your hair during this season because it becomes extremely vulnerable in the cold (and wearing hats doesn’t help either).
A few simple winter skincare tips to help you with your morning and evening skincare routine will help prevent the colder months — and drying effect of central heating — wreaking havoc on your skin. It can be important to change your products and remove certain steps from your usual routine.
To help prevent damage, dryness and irritation here are five winter skincare tips — just a few of these simple changes could have a big effect. See my advice for winter haircare here.