Spritz, Soothe and Snooze


A colleague says magnesium spray soothes her sore neck at night. ‘It helps me sleep and stops my neck being so painful.’ Pure Magnesium Oil Spray by LifeFlo, £16.

Cold sore comforter

A male reader who gets cold sores uses Granary Herbs Lemon Balm Cream (£8.50) ‘whenever I get the dreaded itch: it really works and is nicer than the chemist’s remedy’.

Stop Bad Hair Habits

Compulsively pulling out your hair – sometimes even eating it – may sound weird, but it affects a surprising number of people. Worldwide, three people in 100 suffer from trichotillomania, the majority of them women. ‘Girls on the pull’ (as a recent documentary dubbed them) most often attack their scalps, followed by eyelashes, brows, arms and hands, and in men the beard and chest.

According to the Trichotillomania Learning Center (trich.org), hair-pulling varies greatly in severity. ‘For some people, it is mild and can be quelled with extra awareness. For others, the
urge may be so strong it makes thinking of anything else nearly impossible.’ Read More…