Sun

  • 1 Safe sunning: Five things you should know before the holidays
    We all know that sun exposure can be harmful for us and can, in rare cases, lead to skin cancer. But if you strike a balance between enjoying the blissful sunshine and cutting your risk factors, you...

  • 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 Spring into the new season
    We've had the spring equinox and spring is officially with us; the days are getting longer, the birds are nesting, gardens are bursting with life, and everywhere is brighter and lighter. Maybe you'd like...

  • 4 Caring for blonde barnets
    However much hairstyles change over the years and 'dos follow seasonal trends, it seems as if blonde hair will never go out of fashion. So much so, that lots of women are tempted to lighten up their natural...

  • 5 Your skin's worst enemies
    Internal and external, personal and social, a range of factors affects how your skin ages. But many of these factors are lifestyle choices and in at least some of the cases you can take control: ...

  • 6 First aid for summer-damaged hair
    Summer sunshine may be good for the spirit, but it isn't always so good for the body. In particular, unless you usually have greasy hair, the chances are that your tresses have suffered from and are now...

  • 7 What to do about sunburn
    We all know we should use sun screen lotion in the summer, but sometimes things don't go quite as they should. Maybe it was a cloudy day when you sat outside in a sleeveless top and didn't notice your...

  • 8 What to do about sunburn
    We all know we should use sun screen lotion in the summer, but sometimes things don't go quite as they should. Maybe it was a cloudy day when you sat outside in a sleeveless top and didn't notice your...

  • 9 Care for your cleavage
    'If you've got it, flaunt it,' they say, but the skin on your cleavage and neckline needs special care if you want it to be seen at its best. Even when you aren't on holiday, summer tops and tees tend...

  • 10 It's summer: your hair is under attack!
    When summer comes, it brings with it the chance give your hair a break. Hair dryer and curling irons are put to one side and it's easy to opt for a more natural sun-streaked look rather than race to retouch...

  • 11 Summer hair care
    In recent years, we've become hyper-sensitive about using sun lotion, creams and moisturisers and generally taking good care of our skin, but we don't tend to lavish so much attention on our hair. Your...

  • 12 Keep your hair happy on holiday – style tips that protect, too
    Bookings always go up in hairdressing salons after the summer holiday season – the result of women returning from their beach breaks with hair in desperate need of TLC thanks to the effects of sun,...

  • 13 Post-holiday skin rescue plan
    You've just arrived back from that holiday in the sun! You're looking good and feeling relaxed, but what with the drying effects of the sea and exposure to the sun, your skin could be dryer than normal....

  • 14 Summer loving for your skin
    Beautiful sunny days lift the spirits and make us all feel happier and more positive. But the downside is the risk to skin of ageing and skin cancer – we now have more new cases than in Australia....

  • 15 Sunprotection: the facts
    We now have more cases of skin cancer than Australia, so it's clear the message about safe sun just isn't getting across. To help you make sense of the advice while the warm weather stays with us, we asked...

  • 16 Skin cancer: how to spot the signs and protect yourself
    At last the sun is here, but the temptation to make the most of the rays puts us all in danger. More than 2,300 people die from skin cancer in the UK each year – more than in Australia. We asked...

  • 17 Treat the slopes like the seaside
    Celebrity fans of skiing are legion, from our own royal family to Hollywood royalty such as Harrison Ford. But it's time to treat the slopes like the seaside, says a top skin cancer expert who has issued...

  • 18 Leona becomes ambassador for new campaign
    She's kept a low profile since going to number one with her first single after winning The X-Factor, but Leona Lewis has come to the fore once more to front a campaign attempting to persuade young people...

  • 19 Health: Walk on the sunny side
    We've all – hopefully – learned enough about the risks of skin cancer and premature visible ageing to be able to practice 'safe sun' (you only have to look at pearly skinned Nicole Kidman to...

  • 20 Colour and care: Hot treat for holiday hair
    On holiday, give hair some degree of protection by slicking back with intensive conditioner or, even better, a hot oil treatment during the day. It will help form a barrier against the drying effects of...



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