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How to tell if you’re vitamin D deficient

As winter approaches and the average number of sunshine hours a day decrease, how can you ensure that you and your family are getting enough vitamin D to maintain a healthy level, and help ward off colds and flu this winter? The main natural source of vitamin D is through the action of sunlight on the skin; however, due to the inclement UK weather, it is very difficult to get enough dosage through the sun’s ...

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How to keep your belongings safe in the sun

Safety first: The Sun has got his hat on, hip-hip hooray, the sun has got his hat on and he is coming out to play! But, if you are planning on having a BBQ this summer, here are a few tips to help you have an enjoyable time. - Check for any holes on the base (so that hot charcoal does not fall through). - Check that it is stable and cannot wobble when lit. - Check to make sure that if the flames get a littl ...

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Are you going to expose your kid’s skin to the sun this summer?

As a parent your number one priority is offering protection for your kids. The dangers of UVA and UVB rays from the sun are well known and most kids don’t leave the house in the summer without a good smearing of factor 50 on.  Could the need to protect kids from sun damage actually be contributing to a surge in the deficiency of vitamin D?  Vitamin D is produced in the skin under stimulation from exposure t ...

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7 Sensational summer skincare tips

With the weather (hopefully) warming up, and Summer just around the corner, it's vital to ensure your skin is correctly protected. Here are seven rules you should abide by in order to maintain sensational summer skin:  1 - The first thing you want to think about is sun protection; the sun is the main cause of premature ageing which can leave your skin dull, dry, wrinkled and with hyperpigmentation (brown sp ...

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Jump on board the cruise craze!

Cruises have become increasingly popular over the years, with the wide range of cruising options available having tempted over 1.7 million Britons last year (source: Passenger Shipping Association). Whatever your opinion is of cruises, and whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first timer, many of your questions can be answered in this blog. When planning that long-awaited and well-deserved trip away, do ...

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