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‘Discover what’s hot this month in the world of health and beauty – and don’t miss your chance to win a suncare kit from La Roche-Posay’ Helen Daly, Editor
If clean eating has revolutionised your diet, you’ll want to get on board with 2017’s top wellbeing trend: clean sleeping. Loved by Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s all about sprucing up your bedtime routine to help you get 7-8 hours’ kip. ‘A ritual, such as visualising a happy place, can help your mind switch off, leading to deeper slumber,’ says sleep expert Sammy Margo. Lavender-infused Tisserand Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy Roller Ball, £5.59/559 points (10ml), might help, too.
The good news? Clumpy mascara is no longer ‘a thing’! Spidery lashes were big last season, but for summer they’re more natural. The bad news? Warmer temperatures can make mascara thicken before it’s even left the bottle! Enter Rimmel London Volume Shake Mascara, £8.99/899 points – just like those holiday Orangina bottles, shake it to wake the de-clumping mechanism for smudge-free lashes. Genius.
Ah, how we love a sun-kissed summer glow. It’s almost enough to make us forgo foundation. Still crave a bit of coverage? ‘Go a shade darker,’ says make-up artist Lee Pycroft, ‘as your regular foundation is likely to look ashy on your skin. A warmer colour – and a lighter texture – will give a more natural result.’ Don’t know your shade? Pick up a No7 Match Made skin-tone analysis card in store and download the free app from iTunes or Google Play. You’ve just aced your base!
Fact Fiction boosts brain function – a great reason to support Tales And Teapots, a fundraising campaign from the National Literacy Trust and Boots Opticians, which encourages people to share their love of books. Starting on 2 June, money raised from the book club will help disadvantaged children’s literacy skills. To download the free party-planning pack, go to literacytrust.org.uk/talesandteapots.
Say hello to the new-and-improved Boots app – it’s now tailored with offers that are perfect for you. Obsessed with all things hair? The app will serve up discounts or offers your locks will love. A diehard make-up maven? Expect extra points or 3-for-2 deals on your favourite brands. And don’t forget, you can still send photos to print, read product reviews on the go, order your prescriptions, and much more. Plus, check your Advantage Card points balance instantly. Download for free from the App Store or Google Play today.
We have 43 La Roche-Posay sets, worth £52 each, up for grabs
Fancy getting your SPF with a side order of skin-loving benefits? Good news – French pharmacy icon La Roche-Posay is giving away goodie bags featuring products from its amazing Anthelios range. These sun sets contain the revolutionary spritz-on face mist (no smears, no rubbing in – just spray on generously!), nourishing body lotion and ultra-light fluid, all of which offer SPF50+. La Roche-Posay is known for ingredients that are kind to even the most sensitive skins, and all the products are non-comedogenic (they won’t block your pores), and fragrance- and paraben-free. Plus, when sunscreen feels this feather-light, there’s no excuse for not slathering it on! The closing date for entries is midnight on 20 June 2017.
Helen's Summer Superstars
Make-up that mimics how the sun lights up your face? I’m in! Super-subtle Bare Minerals Invisible Glow Powder Highlighter in Fair To Light, £25/2,500 points (available in selected stores and online), does just what it says on the tin.Add
When it’s sunny, I don’t want to be in the salon getting my nails done. So hurrah for New Rimmel London Super Gel in Dive Right In, £6/600 points (12ml), which cheats a pro-finish mani in minutes and costs a load less.Add
Right now I’m after a pop of colour on my lips without the heaviness of a full-on lipstick. One slick of New NYX Lip Lustre Glossy Lip Tint in Juicy Peach Boots Exclusive £7/700 points, is the answer.Add
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Editor Helen Daly Associate editor Julia Martin Acting associate editor Jessica Powell Senior art editor Louisa Edge Designer Mairead Gleeson Picture editor Francisco Ludovico Chief sub-editor Carrie Sizer Acting chief sub-editor Martina Walsh Acting deputy chief sub-editor Danielle Richardson Features director Danielle Hine Features writer Charlotte Grant-West Beauty director Donna Francis Editorial assistant Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky Business director Georgie Eley Account director Sophie Horne Commercial director Ian Anderson Senior advertising manager Michelle Daburn Senior sales executives Naomi Spence Advertising account manager Jalna Maharjan Print project manager Judy Binning Publishing lead Adrian Farr For Boots Katie Barber, Katie Harrison and Fiona Lakin With thanks this issue to: Chris Carus, Keith Drummond, Fay Gristwood, Ana Jervic, Jimm Leaf, Lucy Moore, Chris Morley, Susannah Parker, Emily Plank, Jill Tipping and Iain White