Tip of the Day: 20.03.2019

Trust us: tanning waters are going to be the next big thing for summer – they’re similar to micellar waters, but with tanning agents. But how to apply? The secret for the most natural-looking finish is to blend with an applicator mitt or beauty blender body sponge, then dry with a hairdryer on cool.

Tip of the Day: 19.03.2019

The best time of day for a facial is as late in the day as your salon can manage (preferably early evening, actually). If for any reason you have a negative reaction, skin can recover before being exposed to the sun, and it gives any redness (which should only be minimal, by the way) time to calm.

Tip of the Day: 18.03.2019

Whenever you wash your make-up brushes (which should be once a week, NB!), reshape them with your hands, then place them on the counter so that the bristles hang over the edge. (Laying brushes on a flat surface won’t allow air to circulate through them – and on natural brushes, that can cause mildew.)

Tip of the Day: 14.03.2019

As spring beckons, it’s time to hit ‘refresh’ on your beauty regime. Book in for a facial, where the aesthetician can manually slough away flaky skin and unclog pores. Or for an at-home version, look for the peel-off variety of masks, which remove dirt, oil and dead cells.

Tip of the Day: 13.03.2019

We’ve often heard the myth that fizzy drinks cause cellulite. Well, relax. (Though we’d rather you drank fizzy water than a Coke, readers.) The bubbles come from carbon dioxide, a gas that is either expelled orally or absorbed into the gut. Under no circumstances does it take up residence in fatty tissue.

Tip of the Day: 12.03.2019

Do you hit the snooze button regularly? Those extra moments of sleep aren’t doing you any favours, energy-wise, leaving you feeling groggy for hours. It’s better to listen to the alarm, wake up – and once you’re up, stick with it.

Tip of the Day: 11.03.2019

Yay, it’s rhubarb season! Rhubarb’s rich in polyphenols, giving it antioxidant properties. But it needs a lot of sweetening. Instead of adding copious quantities of sugar, try adding a handful of chopped dates which offer natural sweetness and fibre – and finish with a dash of lemon juice. It’s also delicious with natural yoghurt.

Tip of the Day: 08.03.2019

Communal changing areas at a gym or a pool can put you at risk of verrucas or athlete’s foot. Take your own flip-flops and wear them to avoid infection, and be sure to wash and dry feet thoroughly after exercise. Take clean socks to change into, too.

Tip of the Day: 07.03.2019

Blue light from phone and laptop/iPad screens can interfere with our sleep patterns. If you find it hard to turn yours off, ask someone you live with to stage a gentle intervention at 9 p.m. In a perfect world, sleep hygiene experts would like us to place them outside our bedrooms. It certainly reduces temptation to scroll late at night…

Tip of the Day: 06.03.2019

Blue light from phone and laptop/iPad screens can interfere with our sleep patterns. If you find it hard to turn yours off, ask someone you live with to stage a gentle intervention at 9 p.m. In a perfect world, sleep hygiene experts would like us to place them outside our bedrooms. It certainly reduces temptation to scroll late at night…

Tip of the Day: 04.03.2019

There’s no easy way to blitz blackheads, but a good clay-based mask can help to draw out impurities. Use once or twice a week. (If you have combination skin, multi-mask with a nourishing version on areas unaffected by blackheads.)

Tip of the Day: 01.03.2019

If you know you ought to be drinking more green juices but you can’t somehow get your tastebuds around them, as a rule, adding lots of lemon, apple or pears will make any vegetable medley taste more palateable. Be aware that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, however, we should still be drinking soup rather than juices till the weather warms up.

Tip of the Day: 27.02.2019

Insider wisdom from make-up artist Lisa Eldridge. ‘I am never without a hyaluronic acid serum in my routine.’ Her favourite is La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum. ‘It leaves skin just the way it promises – firm, supple and hydrated.’

Tip of the Day: 26.01.2019

Love this advice from our friend Liz Earle. ‘Keep healthier, brain-boosting snacks to hand so that you don’t find yourself drifting towards the vending machine come the mid-afternoon slump.’ She likes to keep nuts handy – a handful of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts or pumpkin seeds, which are great sources of vitamin E as well as being highly nutritious.

Josephine Fairley
Tip of the Day: 25.02.2019

According to dermatologist Dr. Stefanie Williams, you should apply thinner products first, in your skincare regime. ‘Typically this means working from your serum to your SPF. Bear in mind that you should use water-based products first and then move onto anything oil-based.’

Josephine Fairley
Tip of the Day: 21.02.2019

To quote make-up genius Tom Pecheux: ‘When it comes to make-up apply the tiniest amount and skim the skin rather than use a heavy-handed motion. Light layers of product will always look better than one thick coat.’