Tip of the Day: 20.06.2019

Bunions can be incredibly painful. To relieve the symptoms, do this yoga stretch regularly: weave the fingers of one hand between the toes of your opposite foot. With a firm grip, stretch and massage the toes and the ball of teh foot, encouraging mobility and opening the space between the toes.

Tip of the Day: 19.06.2019

Experts have long recommended adopting a Mediterranean diet for health and wellbeing – but the high antioxidant levels can also help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Be sure to eat plenty of foods rich in essential fats and antioxidants. Beneficial fats are found in oily fish (tinned or fresh), nuts, seeds and their oils, while dark berries and vegetables are the riches source of antioxidants you can find. Aim for three portions a day. (And bring on the tomatoes…)

Tip of the Day: 17.06.2019

It may be gin season – but beware, if you care about your skin. Alcohol is a vasodilator; a couple of cocktails are enough to rosy up your face but anything beyond that can lead to complexion trouble. Heavy use of alcohol will definitely backfire; skin will appear dehydrated and look more aged. (You could try Jo’s ‘no-drinking-on-school-nights rule – with just a couple of glasses of something special, on a Saturday or Sunday.)

Tip of the Day: 14.06.2019

Do you have frizzy hair? Boar bristles are best. These natural fibres have a smooth surface; they run through strands without creating tears, while distributing natural oils from root to tip. You’ll find they actually make hair shinier and cut down on frizz even if you don’t use styling products.

Tip of the Day: 13.06.2019

This, from our old make-up artist chum Trish McEvoy: ‘If you’re going to take the time to apply mascara, make time for it to really make a difference. I see a lot of women fluffing at their tips! You need to take the wand and work it right into the base of the lashes, building from the base to the ends. That’s what gives impact.’

Tip of the Day: 11.06.2019

Primers can be really helpful for ensuring make-up stays put, in summer. But how to apply? The best way is to let your moisturiser sink in, then rub a pea-sized amount of primer all over your face using your fingertips. The warmth of your hands will help push the product into your skin. Leave it to dry, as foundation will go on best once primer is absorbed.

Tip of the Day: 10.06.2019

It can’t have escaped your notice how darned windy it’s been. Did you know that strong breezes can ‘lift’ the hair’s cuticle, damaging texture and even allowing colour pigments to escape? The best reason we can think of to tuck a headscarf in your handbag for protection, when it huffs and puffs out there.

Tip of the Day: 07.06.2019

Are you going to be filmed anytime soon? HD cameras manage to pick up even the tiniest bit of oil on the face. Translucent powder is the answer – but avoid the stuff that makes you look ghostly-pale. (We’re long-term fans of By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, NB.)

Tip of the Day: 06.06.2019

Did you know that Himalayan Salt Lamps emit a warm glow that signals to the body that it’s time to wind down…? This can induce a deeper, more restful sleep without interfering with the body’s circadian rhythms.

Tip of the Day: 05.06.2019

Do you tend to power through your lunch hour, never leaving your desk? Take a leaf out of our friend Liz Earle’s book. ‘Try walking meetings,’ she suggests. ‘Natural daylight and fresh air increase our sense of wellbeing, happiness and ability to focus, so be sure to get outside in your lunch break – or even rope in colleagues and set up walking meetings or a lunchtime running club. Our offices are a stone’s throw from a park and I encourage the team to have walking meetings there whenever possible. We find two or three people is the optimum number for this and it is a great way of focusing the mind on what needs to be achieved on a 30-minute walk with quick notes scribbled down on a pad as you go, or a swift park bench stop.’

Tip of the Day: 04.06.2019

If you’re doing all the right things and eating all the right foods for gut health but things still aren’t improving, consider getting checked out. Nutritionist Christine Bailey says: ‘People often fail to consider that they might be carrying a parasite and 70-80% of the people I test with unresolved gut symptoms have one. If you have poor digestion but don’t know why, undertake a stool test to check for anything unwanted.’

Tip of the Day: 31.05.2019

Did you know that Himalayan Salt Lamps emit a warm glow that signals to the body that it’s time to wind down…? This can induce a deeper, more restful sleep without interfering with the body’s circadian rhythms.

Tip of the Day: 30.05.2019

Are you going to be filmed anytime soon? HD cameras manage to pick up even the tiniest bit of oil on the face. Translucent powder is the answer – but avoid the stuff that makes you look ghostly-pale. (We’re long-term fans of By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, NB.)

Tip of the Day: 29.05.2019

Do you tend to power through your lunch hour, never leaving your desk? Take a leaf out of our friend Liz Earle’s book. ‘Try walking meetings,’ she suggests. ‘Natural daylight and fresh air increase our sense of wellbeing, happiness and ability to focus, so be sure to get outside in your lunch break – or even rope in colleagues and set up walking meetings or a lunchtime running club. Our offices are a stone’s throw from a park and I encourage the team to have walking meetings there whenever possible. We find two or three people is the optimum number for this and it is a great way of focusing the mind on what needs to be achieved on a 30-minute walk with quick notes scribbled down on a pad as you go, or a swift park bench stop.’

Tip of the Day: 28.05.2019

If you’re doing all the right things and eating all the right foods for gut health but things still aren’t improving, consider getting checked out. Nutritionist Christine Bailey says: ‘People often fail to consider that they might be carrying a parasite and 70-80% of the people I test with unresolved gut symptoms have one. If you have poor digestion but don’t know why, undertake a stool test to check for anything unwanted.’

Tip of the Day: 27.05.2019

Our friend Annee de Mamiel wants you to buy some red stationery dots. Then, she says, ‘Put a red dot on your wallet, desk, computer, screen – anywhere you’re likely to see it often. Every time you see that red dot, stop what you are doing and take a deep, calming breath. See it as a moment to be still.’