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Winter beauty essentials.

Whether you’re twenty-five, or sixty-five, the quest to maintain healthy, soft skin and nails can be a daily challenge.  Added to that, indoors or outdoors, fluctuations in temperate, especially this time of the year, can take a toll on skin and nails – leaving them dry, flaky and unsightly.  Replenishing winter essentials is made easier with some great compact kits with all the beauty products you need fro ...

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Natural Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing

Enjoying the summer sun is a natural way to keep skin looking radiant, but now that the winter is fast approaching we need to think a little harder about how to lock in that fresh glow. Beauty industry expert, Clare Weyers from Elite School of Beauty Therapy, reveals her insider tips on how to achieve glowing summer skin all year round. There are hundreds of skin enhancement products on the shelves that cla ...

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Winter skin – combating the harshness of the coming season!

Winter is approaching, bringing with it a change in climate that can sometimes have a detrimental effect on our skin. During the winter months, humidity in the environment is lower, which results in dryer skin. The constant pumping out of central heating in our homes and workplaces adds to these drying effects. There’s also less of a desire to drink water in the cold season. Lack of water can stop the skin ...

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5 Natural ways to weather proof your locks this winter!

As the colder weather approaches, it brings with it a host of winter hair woes that can often leave your locks looking far from their best.  Dullness, breakage and frizz are all common problems most of us have to contend with. Holland & Barrett Beauty Expert Lucy Pottinger reveals her top tips on how to tackle winter hair horrors a natural and effective way.  Try some vitalising Vitamins            Turn ...

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A boot for all seasons

Once only the preserve of deepest winter in fashion circles, the humble boot is now centre-stage all year round and a contender for every occasion. This summer has seen pale and slouchy lightweight numbers, often with laser cut detailing or wooden block heels strutting down the UK's high streets and around the festivals often teamed with mini shorts or all-in-ones. As the season starts to change and the moo ...

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How to keep your feet happy

Feet are the most abused, and often neglected, parts of the body. Most people only consider their feet during summer months, as they're synonymous with pretty summer dresses and sandals. But, taking care of your feet during summer and winter months can prevent common disorders such as calluses, hard skin, dry patches and fungal infections. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up ...

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How Vitamin C supplements can benefit your skin

You might have noticed that vitamin C is a common ingredient in a lot of skin care treatments. The reason for this is that this vitamin provides a very effective shield against the sun and has a number of beneficial effects on the skin. By increasing the amount of vitamin C in your diet or taking vitamin C supplements, you can enjoy these excellent benefits.  What are the benefits that vitamin C offers the ...

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How to look 10 years younger in 10 minutes

Forget surgery, sometimes all it takes is some clever make-up and a bit of grooming to get you looking 10 years younger in a matter of minutes!   Tinted moisturiser It might be tempting to think that hiding behind a mask of make-up will disguise your age, but in fact the reverse is true – nothing looks more youthful than a fresh complexion – and it’s fairly easy to fake. First of all, forget thick foun ...

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The benefits of using muslin face cloths to cleanse your skin

Skin cleansing is an essential part of personal hygiene and should never be compromised. The daily build up of environmental pollution, grime and grease, as well as makeup accumulates over the skin’s surface and can ultimately lead to clogged pores, acne, black heads, excessive dead skin cells and dull skin complexion. Regardless of your skin type, proper deep cleansing not only prompts dry skin to become h ...

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4 easy steps to getting flip flop ready feet at home

It’s time to go bare…..Poor toes spend all winter imprisoned in boots. Now that strappy-sandal season is upon us, it's time to pamper your feet to get the flip flop ready. Step 1 - Exfoliate Get rid of those dead skin cells and give your feet a new lease of life. Pull your first foot out of the foot bath and wet your leg up to your knee. Using a granular foot scrub like Bare Foot lemon and sage/peppermint a ...

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