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Archives for September 2012

How to get soft smooth legs through autumn and winter

Can you believe it’s September already? The kids are back at school and there’s definitely an autumnal chill in the air. Despite the fact that we might now be changing out of our summer dresses and shorts and into long skirts and trousers, we still want to have soft smooth legs through autumn and winter. Have you noticed how your shins can tend to get dry and cracked ‘alligator’ skin? Very unattractive! One solution is to hide your legs in opaque black tights, while it might help to eat … [Read more...]

Best autumn and winter treatment for psoriasis

Guess what, winter is coming round again (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). The new school term has started, the days are getting shorter and the autumn equinox is looming. For people with psoriasis, the onset of winter can be an extra cause for dread. Why? Because winter means colder temperatures, dryer air and less sunlight, and all these conditions can lead to a flare-up of your condition. So you’re probably asking yourself, what’s the best autumn and winter psoriasis treatment? … [Read more...]

How to remove makeup without makeup remover

“We make her paint her face and dance” sings John Lennon, in the first women’s rights song before Helen Reddy’s 1971 anthem ‘I am woman’. Since Ancient Egyptian times, it’s been fashionable for women to wear makeup – they’re not perceived as properly groomed without it. Increasingly, men wear makeup too. But for those of us with dry or sensitive skin, it’s a problem. Not only is makeup packed with chemicals that might cause a reaction, so is the makeup remover we need to take it all off again … [Read more...]

Ladies, Want to know the secret to super soft hands?

What’s by the sink? Rubber gloves, washing-up liquid, washing-up cloth and hand cream. What’s by the basin? Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and hand cream. At least, that’s the situation in my house, and at my parents’ house, and at my sister’s house. Sometimes, we even compare notes about the best hand cream to use. I bet it’s the same at your house too! We have to wash our hands all the time, but soap and water can leave the skin dry, hard or even cracked. What you need is a hand cream to keep … [Read more...]