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Why You Should Avoid These 5 Harmful DIY Beauty Hacks

06/09/2022

The temptation to create DIY skincare from ingredients that we can easily find at home has grown enormously over the past few years. Especially since quarantine started, we have all found ourselves at home trying new things and following online trends. Although ingredients from the kitchen are delicious to eat and products such as toothpaste serve our daily personal care, they are not necessarily safe to use topically on our skin. Although Pinterest boards and TikTok trends may have you thinking otherwise, plenty of DIY…

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HACKS TO PREVENT GREY HAIR … Truth or Tale?

06/09/2022

Some of us can’t wait to get a cool grey streak, or a shake of salt and pepper, or pure white, or chic silver. Meanwhile, others are clinging to color. We dye, highlight, bleach, henna, and try all kinds of potions to prevent a common part of aging from occurring. Can we really biohack greying hair?First, we need to understand it. Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Nigma Talib, tells us that “grey hair is not a disease state or a result of illness.” Good,…

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Jennifer Aniston Brings Back the Layered Haircut

05/09/2022

As we recently reported, ‘The Rachel’ haircut is having a renaissance. Should you need further proof, look to Jennifer Aniston – the person who made the modern layered style so alluring throughout her time on Friends (and well beyond). In a recent Instagram video for her haircare brand, LolaVie, the actress can be seen sporting a choppy, feathered cut which lends her hair volume and some face-framing shape.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LolaVie (@lolavie) With its signature…

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Understanding scalp health (for better hair)

01/09/2022

‘Scalp health’ is the beauty buzzword du jour for good reason; the length, lustre and health of your hair depends on the skin that covers your head. With stress and pollution levels consistently creeping up and up, it’s hardly surprising we’ve all got scalp issues on our mind. Research by Philip Kingsley indicates that 42 per cent of the UK population are conscious about a scalp issue, while Space NK reported a 196 per cent growth in its ‘scalp care’ category in…

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Exactly How to Shave Your Legs, According to Experts

30/08/2022

This might sound basic, but do you actually know how to shave your legs? While shaving any part of your body isn’t necessary, it’s helpful to get a refresher every now and again if you do choose to shave—especially if you’ve fallen into the same old routine over the years. Not only is shaving a great (and affordable) alternative to pricey processes such as at-home laser hair removal, but it can also act as a moment of self-care in your overall shower or bath…

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Six things a hairdresser wants you to know about curly hair

26/08/2022

Embracing your natural curls has never been so popular, but getting the best from your natural texture involves a little bit of groundwork. After all, naturally curly hair demands its own specific styling products, cuts and aftercare. From thick waves to bouncy curls and tight coils, there are so many different types of hair that are classified as ‘curly,’ but everyone’s individual hair pattern will vary, as we all have slightly different hair textures, hair growth and sensitivities, according to Errol…

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Everything you need to know about skin purging

25/08/2022

You may have come across the term ‘skin purging’ if your skin has responded in a less than favourable way following a facial, or use of a potent skincare ingredient such as retinol. But differentiating between a reaction and a purge is tricky, especially if you’re prone to sensitivity or blemishes. Here Bazaar speaks to top skin experts who explain more about this aggravating occurrence and the best course of action when it comes to treating the sudden onset of spots and, or, excessive…

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How To Find The Right Lipstick Texture For You

25/08/2022

For a bold statement: Go matte During the pandemic, lipstick sales went into decline, for obvious mask-related reasons. No surprise, then, that as we return to normality statement lips are making a defiant comeback. Take, for instance, Lancôme’s new L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte. Bursting with pigment, as well as hyaluronic acid to keep lips moistened, it’s ideal for anyone looking to make an impact. If it’s a classic red you’re after, look no further than Mac’s legendary Ruby Woo, or the 16H Comfort…

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6 Easy Steps To Cheat Your Way To Sunshine Skin All Year Round

23/08/2022

The sun may be shining its last as we enter summer’s last gasp, but sunshine skin can be a year-round thing. Cheating your way to bronzed, fresh and beautiful skin is the easy way to keep it healthy and UV-protected in the hotter months, and still looking lustrous and healthy when it’s cooler. Here, Vogue speaks to make-up artist Cher Webb for her advice on how to get the look now. 1.Maintain a good skincare routine “Ultimately, the key to creating an…

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Everything you really need to know about retinol

22/08/2022

Of all the skincare ingredients available to us today, retinol is perhaps the most transformative – and yet the most misunderstood. Once restricted to the four walls of a dermatologist’s office, this powerful active ingredient has now found its way into endless over-the-counter skincare lines, with brands incorporating it into creams, serums, oils and gels. But, with so many nuances in formulation, finding the right retinol for you isn’t always easy. Here, we break down the basic retinol rules, and…

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