The Ultimate Leg Guide

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Boy, summer’s taken its time, hasn’t it? But at last, it is time to peel off some layers – and reveal the skin beneath. And – in the case of our legs – possibly shriek in horror, and retreat straight back into a pair of jeans. Not sure what it is about legs, but most emerge from winter looking like they’ve been under a stone somewhere. Hideously pale. Often dry and flaky. Definitely not worthy of a can-can, that’s for sure…

But since most of us are just longing to stow away our opaques until autumn rolls round, emergency action is required. The good news? Fortunately, there are some short-cuts to bare-able legs which can transform them fast enough for you to reach for a short dress or a pair of shorts in just an hour or two from now, without scaring the horses. (Highly relevant, in Sarah’s case.) Read More…

Summer Beauty

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The height of the holiday season is here – and with luck, we’ll all be making hay while the sun shines. (If you can make hay, that is, from a sun lounger.) Now, we don’t want to stray into grandmothers-sucking-eggs territory here: you’d have to have been living in a cave not to have grasped by now the importance of sunscreen, in summer. (A cave being probably the only place it’s not essential!) But there are plenty of other savvy summer sun secrets which can not only ensure you acquire a gorgeous, golden glow, but will keep your skin safe – and help maintain a radiant tan, long after the sun’s gone down on your holiday memories…

Choose make-up with an SPF. Bronzers, foundations, tinted moisturiser and even sheer lipglosses within the ‘summer colours’ offered by beauty brands are increasingly formulated to incorporate some level of sun protection. Think of them as a useful extra ‘insurance policy’: they’re not enough on their own to shield your precious face (not least because nobody should be slathering on a foundation from ear-to-ear!), but they provide a little extra layer of defence against sun damage. Which is so much easier to prevent than reverse…

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