THIS MONTH ON BEAUTY BIBLE
Hoorah! The snow is going, going, actually gone (in some places) and we can all focus on spring... So – let's concentrate on sunny thoughts!
On which note, we do encourage you to get a head start on summer by enter the fab St.Tropez prize draw to win their new pre-shower gradual tan to give you a gorgeous subtle glow – nothing like a hint of a tint to make lily limbs feel healthier and happier. (In fact, do enter our prize draws every week – there’s a new one each Wednesday.)
As ever, you can keep up with all our new finds (and a few classics) in Beauty Bible loves – with a new Fab Find every week. There’s a different insider tip every week day, to make life a wee bit easier.
We're here for you, always. So do send in your beauty dilemmas for us to answer, e-mailing us in the Beauty Clinic section. We will reply to every one – not always within 24 hours, but as soon as we possibly can, we promise. (And you'll find our down-to-earth answers to literally hundreds of real-life beauty and wellbeing concerns readers have e-mailed us with, here in in the Beauty Clinic section. And if wellness is your goal, don't forget to keep up with Sarah’s award-winning Health column.)
Last but not least, do, please, follow the example of thousands of women who turn first to our Beauty Bible Awards for the low-down on products that truly work.
So – have a beautiful March and do please keep in touch.
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TIP OF THE DAY
Take B complex vitamins (which are great for energy) in the morning with food when the body is at its peak levels of absorption. According to Paul Chamberlain, Nutrition Director at Solgar, ‘vitamin B can keep you awake so you don't need these energy boosters when you go to sleep.’
Do you pass ‘The Blusher Test’? If you notice it when you’re five paces away from a mirror, you need to blend it more or switch to a more natural shade. It’s meant to enhance your natural colouring, not to announce ‘I’m wearing make-up’.
Suffering from split ends? Switch to a silk pillowcase. According to LA superstylist Jon Atkin, ‘On a physical level, cotton tends to scratch and tug one’s hair and face, whereas silk creates a smooth surface, reducing friction. Your hair slips around as you toss and turn, minimizing split end breakage.’
The skin on hands and feet is similarly dry and with a tendency to roughness – so products could be thought to be interchangeable. However, while it’s OK to use hand creams on feet, we advise against using foot creams on hands – they often have a minty scent, may deliver a tingly feeling, and can hurt your eyes if you rub them. Meanwhile, if you do use hand cream on your feet, you won’t get any deodorising effect the foot cream may offer.
Did you know that drinking just two to three more glasses of water a day can help curb food cravings? Some experts believe you can help cut down on as many as 200 calories a day this way.