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‘Welcome to 2018! Here’s what’s trending in the world of Health & Beauty – guaranteed to get your new year off to a fantastic start’ Helen Daly, Editor
Remember those 90s layered hairstyles? Newsflash: they’re back, but with an on-point update. ‘If done correctly, layers can really enhance your haircut,’ explains celebrity hair stylist Liam Curran. ‘The key is for layers to sit below the jawline to stop them bouncing up to your cheeks and looking boxy. If you have finer tresses, build body by mussing them up with a little salt spray. I use Bumble And Bumble Surf Infusion Spray* £23/2,300 points (100ml).’
Listen up: pursuing perfection may not make you happy. But, according to a new book, Filling The Happiness Gap†, learning to accept ‘good enough’ can. Just think: ‘I might not fit into the jeans from my twenties, but I eat well and do more exercise now, so I’m healthy’. When you feel a bit gloomy, help flip your thinking with this cue:
Tired, puffy peepers? This combo will wake them up. Use the Real Techniques Under Eye Reviver (part of the Prep And Prime Set) Boots.com only £19.99/1,999 points, with your fave eye cream, and enjoy a cooling massage from the stainless steel ball. Next, reach for Max Factor Lash Crown Mascara, £10.99/1,099 points – its two-in-one wand coats every lash, even those inner corners.
A child’s hair contains less melanin (which gives strands their colour) than ours, which means it’s more transparent and prone to breakage. So why not check out the Johnson’s Shiny Drops range* (from £2.49), created with tinies’ delicate locks in mind. Aww.
That’s one every three minutes – scary stuff. But being active for at least 30 minutes five times a week, not smoking, eating a healthy, balanced diet and doing activities such as crosswords can all help to lower your risk of developing it. If you or a loved one are affected by dementia, you can find more info at alzheimers.org.uk. Or go to dementiafriends.org.uk to see how you can become a Dementia Friend.
Show your teeth some TLC with a hi-tech electric toothbrush, worth £280
Want a dazzling, A-list smile? Well, it can be yours thanks to Oral-B. The brand is giving away 10 of its hi-tech Genius 9000 Electric Toothbrushes (worth £280 each), which remove more plaque (the main cause of gum disease) along the gum line than a manual toothbrush. They’re so clever, they even tell you if you’re brushing too hard or have missed a spot.
As well as being a smile game-changer, brushing your teeth can also be the perfect time to be mindful. Think about the flavour of the toothpaste, be aware of the sensation of the bristles in your mouth, notice any sounds – use it as a chance to be in the moment. Even the design of the Genius 9000 Electric Toothbrush, in a purple orchid shade, adds to the ‘…and relax’ vibe. Time to turn your teeth-cleaning regime into a moment to pause, rather than just a chore to tick off.
The nourishing goodies I’m indulging in this month
Grow Gorgeous Back Into The Roots 10 Minute Stimulating Scalp Masque** £24/2,400 points (240ml), is an energy shot for my scalp and adds a noticeable boost to my roots. I'm using it every week.Add
Essie Shakes Nail & Skin Serum, £8.99/899 points (13.5ml), contains oil to nourish the skin around nails and a moisture serum to give them a mirror shine. Perfect for helping mine recover from festive mani overload.Add
I've been treating my skin to the super lightweight New Bare Minerals Ageless Genius Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Serum* (30ml), and it's thanking me by looking more radiant already.See in-store for price details
*Available in selected stores. †Filling The Happiness Gap by Will Foster (Hay Hill)
Words Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky, Charlotte-Grant-West, Helen Daly
Photography Elise Dumont, Rex Features, Getty Images, Pixeleyes
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Editor Helen Daly Associate editor Julia Martin Acting associate editor Jessica Powell Group art editor Louisa Edge Art director Chris Carus 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 Beauty writer Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky Business director Georgie Eley Account director Sophie Horne Account Manager Lily Horton Commercial director Ian Anderson Advertising director Michelle Daburn Advertising managers Kelly During, Naomi Spence Advertising account manager Freddie Faulkner Print project manager Mel Clarke Publishing lead Adrian Farr For Boots Katie Barber, Katie Harrison and Fiona Lakin With thanks this issue to: Terri Doyle, Keith Drummond, Marc Gadian, Kate Lauer, Jimm Leaf, Lucy Moore, Chris Morley, Susannah Parker, Jill Tipping, Fiona Ward