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TIP OF THE DAY
If you’re anything like us, the heat’s been making hair look super-frazzled. We find it responds really well to moisturisation – literally, rubbing some moisturiser between the palms and skimming over the surface of hair, running fingers through the lengths. Restores a bit of shine and tames frizzies.
The heatwave may be behind us – but we're still loving this new trick for applying sunscreen. On the face, hands can give an imperfect application - so use a foundation brush or sponge to apply.'
Never, ever use tissues to remove eye make-up. They can contain wood particles which scratch the skin.
Ready for one of the most extraordinary beauty tips you’ve ever read? If all else fails and Joan Collins is short of moisturiser, she apparently spreads her complexion with Lurpak. (Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!)
If you’ve put your hair up in a ponytail and it’s left an unwanted kink when you’ve taken it out, Errol Douglas recommends running a little serum through hair and sliding hair straighteners over it, concentrating on any ridged areas.