As winter peeps around the corner, cold air and dry skin along with it, it’s time to prep that skin and stock those cupboards. There are so many dry skin remedies available to choose from that it is sometimes a relief to just try a home-remedy; the old-fashioned kind of advice that a grandmother would give. As all skin is different, these remedies may or may not work but they are considered “natural remedies”. Nonetheless, if you have any existing skin complaint, sensitivity, allergies or your just unsure – it’s always wise to consult with your GP before trying any of these suggestions.
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Rimmel’s latest gimmick is enough to send nail painters into a retro-frenzy of prolific proportions. Scented nail polish! Soon it will be lickable – in true Willy Wonka style. As the nostalgia sets in, bask yourself in the scents of Apricot Punch, Cranberry Zest, Strawberry Fizz and Lemon Drops. The varnish retails at £2.99; cheap enough to purchase all four flavours and do a bit of mix and match – create a fruit cocktail by mixing the shades up with some funky design work. In all of the excitement, one almost forgets that summer 2010 has pretty much said its goodbyes. Does that mean that the novelty of Rimmel’s I Love Lasting Finish Fruities Nail Polish range polish has to be over? Not in my books. Black is back this autumn, in all shapes and forms, and guess what? Everything matches with black, including Apricot, Cranberry, Strawberry and Lemon. It’s time to let those creative juices flow.
Now that 2010’s decadent summer dalliances with delicious cocktails, delectable chocolates and delightful pastries have come to an end, it’s time to lay the Pimms, picnics and barbeques on the beach to rest. Yes ladies, it’s detox time! Autumn offers the perfect opportunity to get that slightly misshapen summer bod back in shape so that it can fit into a killerific outfit for that end-of-the-year Christmas do. A detox, or cleansing, diet is not a weight loss diet but rather a way of removing potentially toxic substances from the body. The process of detoxification is not a quick fix weight loss solution but rather a step in the right direction to healthy eating, which may in turn assist with weight loss (if accompanied by exercise). Detox diets also often have quite severe restrictions and should be undertaken with care. Detoxing is usually a short term exercise and according to About.com: Alternative Medicine , detox diets:
The birth of Dannii Minogue’s son, Ethan Edward, on July 5th of this year was highly anticipated by family, friends and fans of the Aussie songstress and, more recently, X-Factor judge. In the months preceding her son’s birth, Ms Minogue showed off her gorgeous baby bump with class and style and now that her pregnancy is over Dannii, according to Midlands beauty therapist Deborah Mitchell, is looking forward to regaining her gorgeous pre-pregnancy bod.
Danni has been using Deborah’s treatments for more than five years and is a huge fan of her pregnancy massage, which comprises treatments using aromatherapy oils. Deborah explains that the treatments are a great way to help new mums relax and re-energise, and Dannii hopes to use them as part of her post-pregnancy beauty regime when she is back in the UK. The new mum also intends to use Deborah’s lymphatic drainage massages, a therapeutic treatment, using light pressure and long gentle strokes to increase the lymphatic flow and get rid of the body’s toxins and decrease water retention, as a way of getting back her sumptuous figure as well as improve her general health. Deborah, whose clientele include Victoria Beckham, Emilia Fox and Michelle Pfeiffer, says that the massage is “a great aid to weight loss, and can help you to lose up to 4lb per treatment, as well as bringing all the benefits of feeling totally relaxed and de-stressed.”
Top tips to get rid of acne
As the new school term begins, teens suffering from acne fight to get their skin under control before they reunite with their peers. There are loads of acne-fighting creams on the market but there are also some practical things acne sufferers can do to alleviate, if not prevent, acne breakouts.