Beauty Hacks to Help You Look Younger

Beauty Hacks to Help You Look Younger

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While we’re big fans of growing old gracefully and embracing all of the changes that happen to our bodies as we get older, sometimes we all need a little boost. There are lots of little things that we can do to help to maintain a more youthful appearance, so we’ve curated a list of five ways to help you to stay looking younger.

Apply Moisturiser Before Foundation

Mature skin should usually opt for an oil-based foundation, as other types can be too drying, but even this is sometimes not enough. We recommend applying a moisturiser to your skin before you apply your foundation as this will stop your skin from absorbing all of the oils in your base and leaving your face looking dry and powdery. It will also help to prevent foundation from settling into fine lines.

Open Your Eyes

When your eyes start to show signs of ageing, the lack of collagen in the skin often makes eyes look heavy and less open than before. Use an eyelash curler before applying your mascara and use a white liner on the lower waterline as this will give the appearance of wider, less heavy eyes.

Cream Blush

Adding a wash of colour to your cheeks will help you to achieve a more youthful look, but powdery blushers can look heavy and dry on ageing skin. To achieve a flawless, rosy glow, opt for a cream blush on the apples of your cheeks as this will give you colour in your cheeks without drying out your skin.

Add Volume

It’s not just your face which can age you – your hair can age you, too! Hair styles which lack volume can look as though they’re dragging your whole face down and a little bit of root lift and body can do wonders for making you look more youthful. Experiment with your style and add curls or waves to see what a difference it can make.

Beef Up Your Brows

We all know that head hair can get thinner as we age, but did you know that your eyebrows can get thinner, too? When you combine this with years of over-plucking, a lot of ageing ladies are seriously dissatisfied with their brows. Take some time to experiment with filling in your brows to make them look fuller and a more flattering shape.

Swimming Is Great For Your Body, But Not for Your Skin!

Swimming Is Great For Your Body, But Not for Your Skin!

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It’s that time of year when many of us start to regret the excesses of Christmas and start to think about taking care of ourselves a little better. Gym membership uptake increases by 12% in January and most of the January Joiners have let it fizzle out again within 24 weeks! One exercise which is good for both mind and body is swimming, offering a full-body workout which also helps to relieve stress and tension, but chlorine (or saltwater if you live in a hot country or are just plain mad!) can play havoc with your skin and hair. Here are five things you can do to stop the effects:

Decleor Aroma Nutrition- Satin Softening Dry Oil

Before you even think about stepping into a pool, you should think about what you can do to protect your body from chlorine, which can be very drying. Rub some Decleor Aroma Nutrition- Satin Softening Dry Oil through your hair to prevent the natural oils being stripped away, as regular swimmers often struggle with dry, brittle hair, even if they wear a swimming cap.

Decleor Nourishing Rich Body Cream

As with your hair, a prophylactic layer of moisture between you and the pool is the best way to look after yourself. Give yourself an all-over layer of Decleor Nourishing Rich Body Cream before you swim and this will act as a barrier, while leaving your skin feeling nourished, soothed, soft and more comfortable.

Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash

Once you’re out of the pool, it’s really important to wash away all of the chlorine residue which gets left on your skin, without using harsh soaps which will exacerbate any dryness. Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash moisturises your skin as you wash, using essential oils which nourish and hydrate the skin.

Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo

Washing your hair after swimming is really important, but if you swim daily you’ll need to make sure you use a shampoo which won’t strip the natural oils from your hair. Dermalogica Daily Cleansing Shampoo is sulphate free and is intended to be used on a daily basis. Moisturising oils infuse softness, shine and manageability and help strengthen hair and purify the scalp.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate

Swimming may be great for your body and mind but it can play havoc with your skin, leaving it sensitised and with areas of redness. We’d strongly suggest applying a layer of Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate once you’re dried off as this will help to calm any redness and sooth areas which are feeling sensitive.

Five Beauty Tips to Help You Up Your NYE Game

Five Beauty Tips to Help You Up Your NYE Game

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With New Year’s Eve, the biggest party of the year, just days away, you’ve probably already got your outfit and make-up look down to the finest detail. You know what you’re wearing, you know exactly how you want your make-up and hair to look, but will it all last until midnight and beyond? We’ve put together five tips which will help to ensure you’re still looking and feeling your best as the clock ticks into 2019.

Protect Your ‘Do

If you’re wearing your hair up, and especially if you’ve paid someone to do your hair, you’re going to want it to last until the wee small hours. Keep a mini can of hairspray and some bobby pins in your bag and if you start to feel an area of loose hair, spray the pin with hairspray before sticking it in your hair. This will give the pin extra staying power to last the night through.

Lip Balm

If you’re wearing a matte lip, there’s a good chance that this will dry your lips out during the evening, and you don’t want to be kissing someone at midnight with flaky lips! Keep a good lip balm in your bag and apply it throughout the evening to make sure your lips are in top condition.

Get a Glow

Having a tan in winter isn’t always possible, but it’s a simple fact that everyone looks better in photos with a little bit of a glow to their skin. Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion is a luxurious, gradual tan body lotion to instantly moisturise skin and subtly build an even, natural looking tan, ensuring that you look healthy and happy as the flashes go off at midnight.

Protect Your Dancing Feet

This one is going to sound utterly bonkers, but believe us, it works. If you’re wearing high-heeled shoes and still want to dance the night away, apply roll-on deodorant to the sides of your feet. It will help prevent blisters from dancing in your heels all night. You can also, if you’re not wearing open-toed shoes, strap your second and third toes together with a little medical tape, which is said to prevent achy feet from standing in heels.

Apply Body Oil

Body oils have many, many benefits to your skin, but this is one you may not have considered – they make your perfume last longer. Applying a body oil around the areas you apply your perfume, like your neck and wrists, will give the perfume something to cling to and will actually make the smell more potent and long lasting.

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Five Beauty Trends We’re Happy to Say Goodbye to in 2019!

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2018 has been one of the biggest years in living memory for beauty trends. Some of them were amazing game-changers that altered the way we do things forever, and some of them were nothing more than whacky quirks which no-one should really be doing. Today, we thought we’d take a look at five of the worst trends which we’ll be happy to wave goodbye to:


Okay, so we can’t claim that we’re not fans of a neat, slightly bold brow as it does our faces no end of favours in terms of framing. However, people in 2018 took their eyebrow obsessions too far and we saw weird spiky brows, brows which looked like feathers and even brightly coloured brows. We hope that everyone has got it out of their system and 2019 will be the year for sensible, tidy eyebrows!

Fake Freckles

We love freckles, and natural ones look super cute, but using products like fake tan to create freckles over the top of our make-up just seems like waaaay too much effort. We’re hoping that 2019 will be more about embracing what you’ve got, instead of creating fakery, and empowering women to find beauty in their own skin.

Rose Gold Hair

Let’s face it, rose gold has been a favourite for a while now and it’s probably here to stay, but rose gold hair was just a step too far for us. Aside from being unflattering on the vast majority of people, it takes INSANE levels of maintenance to stay looking good, and most of us needed to bleach the life out of our hair first in order to get the colour to take. Next year, we’re staying firmly away whacky hair colours and opting for something a bit more natural!

Insane Nails

2018 seems to have been all about pushing boundaries, and this has been really clear with some of the manicures we’ve seen this year. Everything from hairy nails to nails which look like teeth, and we are SO OVER IT. We’re starting 2019 with a simple French manicure and hope that the rest of the world follows our example.

Yellow Make Up

Everyone from Margot Robbie to Beyonce went crazy for yellow eye looks last summer, and while we’re sure it’s something that celebrities can rock with minimal effort, the rest of us struggled to make it look like anything other than mild jaundice. Unless someone comes up with a way for us non-make-up artists to do yellow eyes without making ourselves look ill, we’re happy to consign it to the archives!