Small Changes In Difficult Times

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Nobody reaches adulthood without discovering that life is a rollercoaster. Sometimes we’re up – elated, overjoyed, beaming ear to ear. But unavoidably, we all face challenging times, facing sadness, grief, frustration, depression or simply fear. (Certainly, pick up any newspaper right now and the world can definitely feel quite scary.)

We’ve long believed that small changes can make big differences to how we feel – and that’s definitely true when facing life’s challenges. So when you’re on the low of that rollercoaster, here’s what we know works – on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Read More…

Christmas Gifts

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Christmas, we think, is the time to give treats that people wouldn’t buy for themselves. But at Beauty Bible, we’ve long made a tradition of using the festive season as an excuse to introduce friends and family to the beauty and wellbeing treats we swear by ourselves. Because if something’s made it onto our bathroom shelves (between us, we literally receive thousands of products to try, each year) and stayed there, this is really quite significant! Bottom line: we would be happy – no, THRILLED! – to receive any of the following. Read More…

Psoriasis

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A reader with psoriasis says Kerecis Psoria With MOmega3, a steroid-free cream, has calmed her dry, itchy, red skin. She has spent 25 years ‘trying everything including dietary solutions and [prescription] creams when it is unbearable. This is the first cream that has healed the affected area.’ (NB This is not a cure for psoriasis, but regular use may markedly improve it.)


Hit Snooze On Gadgets

A new concept has crept into the world of sleep research. Recent surveys show that about half of us fail to get enough sleep. Now, experts say that a significant factor could be blue light – the wavelength emitted from our electronic devices. Blue light affects levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, so we find it hard to sink into slumber and stay there. Changes in sleep pattern can disrupt our circadian rhythm, the internal clock that tells us when to sleep, wake and eat. Scientists believe that, over time, this puts our health at serious risk. Read More…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Ageing

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Is there anyone (over 23) who doesn’t want to look younger than she is…? If so, then I haven’t met them. But fighting the ravages of time doesn’t happen by magic. It requires certain lifestyle steps (and some make-up know-how). Do you admire how Goldie Hawn looks, or Uma Thurman, or Kristen Scott-Thomas…? Diane Keaton? Meryl Streep? Helen Mirren, even? My hunch is they avoid committing these Seven Deadly Sins of Ageing. So: at a time when most of us are making New Year’s Resolutions on the health and beauty front, this is the best place to start.

1) Excessive exposure to the sun. You’ve heard it before, you’ll hear it again: sun exposure leads to broken capillaries, freckles, age spots, wrinkles, dry and leathery skin, loss of elasticity, uneven skintone… End of. And while I’m a firm believer now that we do need regular sun exposure on our bodies to assist production of vitamin D (so crucial for bone health, but also for prevention of certain cancers), the simple rule is: SPF on the face. Every day. Get your arms and legs out there, for sure (I now try to get 20 minutes of sunshine on my limbs every single day – and take a vitamin D supplement because, well, we live in England and it isn’t always sunny). But an SPF25+ on your face is the best way to prevent that list of beauty woes, above. End. Of. Story. Read More…