Water

  • 1 Get your eating habits back on track with a kickstart detox
    The festive season is a lot of fun. However, with the excess of food and alcohol that it entails, Christmas time can be detrimental to health, beauty and well-being. So January is the perfect time...

  • 2 Healthy skin is well hydrated skin
    Depending on where you're living, you may well be wondering if we are actually going to have a summer this year. Wherever you are, though, the chances are that the sun will suddenly appear and take you...

  • 3 Your summer home work-out in just ten steps
    “I know I should exercise in summer, but I just can't be bothered!” If that's the way you feel, then be reassured that there are plenty of others just like you. After all, summer's the time for sitting...

  • 4 Keeping your figure over the summer
    In the run up to the summer, we're all hard at work trying to shake off those extra kilos so we can do justice to our new bikinis. But once the holidays actually start, it's all too easy to let the discipline...

  • 5 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...

  • 6 Say goodbye to that bloated belly!
    Most of us have suffered with bloating and are familiar with those times when it's a swollen stomach rather than extra kilos that make our waistbands tighter than usual. The roots of the problem may be...

  • 7 New Year skin care
    Hopefully you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season with friends and family; sadly, though, all that festive fun won't have done your complexion any favours. And it isn't just your face that will have suffered:...

  • 8 A baker's dozen of dry skin secrets
    We don't think we'll be revealing any secrets by reminding you that moisturising is the key to dealing with dry skin: no doubt you found that out long ago. But we do think we've got a few tips you might...

  • 9 Fresh ideas for hot days
    Even Jane Austen, that most genteel of English ladies, complained that the hot weather kept her “in a continual state of inelegance.” It's certainly true that when temperatures rise, tempers...

  • 10 How much water does your body need?
    The exact figure depends on health, sex, age, lifestyle and the climate we live in, but on average, our bodies are 65% water. And each day we lose around two and a half litres of water through urine (1500...

  • 11 Water babies: the benefits of swimming for children and parents
    Swimming is widely recognised as one of the most beneficial sports, but teaching your child to swim can be difficult, especially if he or she is uncomfortable in water. One way to prevent this is to...

  • 12 You’re a fake! Top beauty myths busted
    There are enough tips, tricks and techniques we need to learn to make the most of our natural beauty without wasting time on the old wives’ tales that can get in the way of a good, basic routine… Chocolate...

  • 13 Skincare: Moisturiser for money savers
    If the credit crunch is causing you to pull in the purse strings and you want to save on brand-name moisturisers, buy aqueous cream instead – the most basic form of moisturiser that forms a barrier...

  • 14 Styling advice: Take the oomph out of over-blown hair
    If you've overdone your blowdry and your hair's looking too bouffant, take it down a notch or two by spritzing just once with a fine water spray – though make sure you do it from about four to six...

  • 15 Health: Keep water warm
    We all know how essential water is to maintaining a healthy body and clear skin. But keep your daily intake at room temperature – or, even better, warm - rather than drinking ice-cold from the...

  • 16 Water not enough
    "Don’t think that a splash of water on your face in the morning is enough to give your skin a boost. Water acts as a toner to tighten pores and if skin hasn’t been cleansed of last night’s...

  • 17 Condition and shine: Cold rinse debunked
    Think you can get hair as shiny as Elizabeth Hurley's with the old cold-rinse trick? Apparently not, according to trichologist Philip Kingsley who says dousing your head in cold water simply constricts...

  • 18 Health: Keep eyes looking perky
    Did you know water retention is one of the prime causes of puffy eyes – and one of the main reasons for water retention is dehydration? So drink lots of water during this hot weather to keep skin...

  • 19 Wellbeing: Bottled cool
    If sitting in front of a fan still isn't giving you enough relief from the heatwave, freeze a bottle of water – pour a little out first, to allow space for what's in the bottle to expand –...

  • 20 Wellbeing: Tastier water
    If you'd like to drink more water to enable your body to function at its best, but resent spending pounds every day on bottled brands, you can make tap water taste better by letting it sit for 20 minutes...



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