THIS MONTH ON BEAUTY BIBLE
Catkins nodding, daffodils dancing, bulbs pushing up green snouts – it may still be freezing out there, but we’re proclaiming the first signs of Spring!
At this stage of winter we have to look forward to warmer temperatures, bluer skies and longer days. (We love that the mornings are already getting lighter...)
Reality dictates we have to get through February – although to brighten the month there's Valentine’s Day (and now 'Galentine's Day') to keep us going. So we're doing our bit here at Beauty Bible by bringing you our usual weekly chance to win fabulous treats in our prize draws, the products we love – including our Fab Find of the Week – daily tips and solutions to beauty and wellbeing concerns in Beauty Clinics, along with Sarah’s Health column. And more, more, more!
And 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.
TIP OF THE DAY
If you have a reaction to a new skincare product you've introduced into your regime, go back to basics and switch to a super-mild cleanser (cleansing waters or unscented cream cleansers are ideal), and a hypoallergenic moisturiser, while skin gets back to normal.
Often 'dandruff' isn't actually dandruff. Before you start to use an anti-dandruff shampoo, check out your product usage to make sure you're using them on your hair, not on your scalp. Alternatively, try this home remedy: rub olive oil on your scalp, put on a shower cap and leave it on overnight. Wash hair thoroughly in the morning to remove the oil.
British bathrooms are so cold right now that some body oils will solidify! If you're planning to apply after a bath or shower, fill the washbasin with hot water before your soak/shower. Place a flannel in the bottom to prevent glass breakage, and pop the oil in the basin to melt. It'll be deliciously warm, too, when you're ready to massage it into your limbs...
Even the best therapist isn’t psychic. So to get the most out of any spa treatment or therapy, communicate, communicate, communicate. Don’t like having your bottom massaged? Say so. Not keen on the music? Tell her/him. Too hot or cold? Gently communicating about anything that’s bothering you will make for a much more relaxing experience.
Trying to remove shellac polish at home is fiendish – but it's made a little easier if you use a coarse nail file to lightly buff the surface, before soaking in acetone. Then be sure to slather on lashings of nail oil, to counterbalance the inevitable damage.