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  • 1 Foundation: the basics
    When it comes to foundation, the two keys to success are to choose the right shade and to apply it correctly. Both these fundamentals hide a number of other factors, though, so take a look at these simple...

  • 2 Avoiding summer hair damage
    Each year, when summer comes round, some of the best things it brings – sunshine, trips to the pool and to the seaside – also have a downside: they can all be damaging to our skin and hair. The...

  • 3 Beauty question: What temperature should I wash my hair?
    At the salon, when your hairdresser starts to wash your hair, she'll usually check and ask if the water is OK for you, and she'll adjust it to suit you. While it's true that when it comes to washing their...

  • 4 Beauty question: How do I deal with brittle nails?
    Causes   One of the most common reasons for nails becoming brittle is buffing with a fine-grained buffer. Although this is not a problem as an occasional practice, it is an abrasive process...

  • 5 Stretch marks: is weight gain the only cause?
    Did you think that stretch marks – known by dermatologists as striae – only happened to pregnant women, or when the skin undergoes rapid stretching? Most people tend to believe that these streaks...

  • 6 Beauty question: is water enough?
    Water has always been the most accessible and natural cleanser, and there's no doubt that there's a place for it in your beauty routine. But, simply put, on its own it isn't enough. Oil and water don't...

  • 7 Beauty question: how do I get perfect eyebrows?
    If the eyes are the window to the soul, just think how important it is that your eyebrows provide a suitable frame for that window. Unkempt brows can make even the most beautiful face less attractive....

  • 8 Beauty question: Should I buy good make-up brushes?
    It's true that many cosmetics come packaged complete with a small brush or applicator, but to be quite honest, these aren't usually top quality; the bristles may be harsh or of uneven lengths, and they...

  • 9 Beauty question: does make-up stifle your skin?
    Have you ever worried that using make-up every day may have a bad effect on your skin? Many people believe that the daily use of foundation creams and powders can block pores and have a detrimental effect...

  • 10 Beauty question: Is my hair loss normal?
    It's autumn and the leaves are beginning to fall; strangely, many people will also be noticing increased hair loss at this time of year. Let's take a look at some of the reasons behind hair loss and whether...

  • 11 Beauty question: Just how important is a night cream?
    Have you ever wondered whether you really need to use a night cream? Most of us are fairly well informed about day-time moisturising care and the need to protect our skin from the daily grind, but just...



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