Summer

  • 21 Summer work out warnings
    For many, the summer brings longer leisure hours and the chance to relax at the seaside and enjoy the sun. But for others, the better weather means there's more time for outdoor sports, whether it's tennis...

  • 22 Liver spots and other pigmentation problems
    Freckles, solar lentigo, liver spots... whatever you call them, these alterations in skin pigmentation are likely to affect us all as we get older. Studies indicate that pigmentation problems are up there...

  • 23 Don't hide your knees!
    With the imminent arrival of the good weather, we'll be donning our summer skirts and dresses and knees will 'come to light' again. But if they've spent the winter covered by woolly tights or trousers,...

  • 24 Self-tanning: good colour without the risk
    We all know that too much sun is bad for us, and we're well aware we should cover up and use high-factor creams to protect our skin from premature ageing. But that doesn't stop us thinking that sun-kissed...

  • 25 Getting the kids to eat more fruit
    Fresh fruit offers one of the most delicious and refreshing forms of sweetness to be found, loaded with vitamins, fibre and natural raw sugars. Sadly though, given the choice, all too many modern kids...

  • 26 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...

  • 27 All night long
    Although the summer is fast running out, there's still plenty of opportunity for a late break, and when good weather combines with good company, you don't want to have to worry about the staying power...

  • 28 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...

  • 29 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...

  • 30 Watch out for bug bites!
    Some people seem to have a natural insect repellent and never suffer from bug bites, while others only have to step into the garden in the summer and they start to itch. If you're one of this second group,...

  • 31 Keeping in the swim
    Swimming is one of the great pleasures of summer: as well as being a fun sport, it helps combat the effects of the sweltering heat. However, it's worth taking a number of simple precautions to make those...

  • 32 Keeping in the swim
    Swimming is one of the great pleasures of summer: as well as being a fun sport, it helps combat the effects of the sweltering heat. However, it's worth taking a number of simple precautions to make those...

  • 33 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...

  • 34 Mission: a healthy glow, not shiny skin
    Most of us long for the summer to come, but when it's here it brings a number of problems, not least for those of us whose skin tends to be greasy. The heat sends the sebaceous glands out of control, ...

  • 35 Mission: a healthy glow, not shiny skin
    Most of us long for the summer to come, but when it's here it brings a number of problems, not least for those of us whose skin tends to be greasy. The heat sends the sebaceous glands out of control, ...

  • 36 Flying beauty tips
    If you're lucky enough to be heading off for an exotic holiday this summer, the chances are that it's preceded by a plane journey, maybe even quite a long fight. So, you've treated yourself to some new...

  • 37 Tired legs: make time for massage
    There's nothing like taking long walks on the beach, either wading the shallow salt-water or on the sand, to relax and tone your legs. But when the heat rises and you aren't by the sea, you'll probably...

  • 38 Tired legs: make time for massage
    There's nothing like taking long walks on the beach, either wading the shallow salt-water or on the sand, to relax and tone your legs. But when the heat rises and you aren't by the sea, you'll probably...

  • 39 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...

  • 40 Does sun tan protect your skin?
    The summer brings with it strappy tops, sleeveless dresses and chic swimsuits, and you're probably already at work on your tan. Hopefully you haven't forgotten the importance of starting off gradually...



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