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Beauty Columns

Read our columnists' take on the latest beauty innovations, trends and treatments

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Life’s an itch: one eczema sufferer on why she’s ditching topical steroids

August 3rd 2018 / Judy Johnson

Could steroid creams be making your skin worse? Judy Johnson talks to vlogger Zainab Danjuma about her lifelong eczema and why she’s gone cold turkey >>>

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5 surprising things that could be making your hair tangle - and what can help

July 27th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Knotted up? Here’s why and the best detangling tools and products for keeping matted hair and unwanted snags at bay >>>

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Why the myth that darker skin tones don’t need sunscreen needs to stop

July 21st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Yes our melanin protects us a little, but not enough. Here’s why every skin tone needs to be vigilant about SPF >>>

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Why everyone needs to own a set of hair rollers - and the best ones to buy

July 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Providing volume, curl, movement and body, these old school gems are a styling staple. Spotted in Fashion Week kit bags as well as airport lounges(!), here are the best ways to use them and the best ones we've tried >>>

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My Trusty: the clinically-proven budget sensitive skin range that supports the NHS

June 22nd 2018 / Judy Johnson

Forget your aqueous creams and paraffin-based pharmacy skincare - this sunflower oil range created by NHS scientists nourishes sensitive skin in a way that doesn’t feel clinical >>>

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5 natural ingredients that will change your skincare routine

June 5th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Stock up on these low-cost, all-natural beauty remedies for super-glowing, radiant skin, including easy DIY recipes you can whip up in your kitchen >>>

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The 10 sensitive skin travel commandments: what to do (and not to do) on holiday

June 1st 2018 / Judy Johnson

With no access to your entire skincare collection or local GP a holiday can be stressful rather than relaxing for those of us with over-sensitive, problem skin. Stick to your comfort zone and avoid holiday nightmares with these 10 dos and don’ts >>>

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9 reasons why your hair’s getting greasy - and what can help

May 25th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Hair weighing you down? Here’s why and the best ‘slick fixes’ for keeping excess oil at bay >>>

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Sarah Vine: losing it - my hair loss struggle

May 21st 2018 / Sarah Vine

Hair loss is distressing, writes Sarah Vine, but it's not about vanity >>>

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The best long wear wedding-proof makeup

May 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride, or just a cryer, finding wedding makeup that stays put can be a challenge. Achieve wedded bliss with the following beauty picks >>>

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The best sun creams for sensitive skin

May 11th 2018 / Judy Johnson

SPF and sun lotions for sensitive skin needn't be a hassle - you just need to know which sun creams play safe with their ingredients. Here are Judy Johnson's top picks, including natural and mineral sunscreens that look after hypersensitive, reactive or allergy-prone skin >>>

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The ultimate guide to sun cream ingredients for sensitive skin

May 4th 2018 / Judy Johnson

From physical and chemical filters to minerals and preservatives, here's all you need to know about choosing sun cream for sensitive skin types >>>

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Hair breaking off? These products and treatments can help

May 4th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

When fragile locks need a little extra love, these are the strengthening shampoos, leave-in conditioners and in-salon treatments that can get them back to feeling their best >>>

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How to stop prickly heat and heat rash from ruining your summer

April 20th 2018 / Judy Johnson

If heat rash is making life a living hell, read on for the experts' (and sufferers') advice on what causes prickly heat, how to get rid of heat rash and how to keep your cool with these remedies and treatments >>>

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The 12 best powder foundations for all skin tones

April 17th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Powder foundations have come a long way over the past decade. Meet the best powder compacts that are leaving their predecessors firmly in the dust >>>

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To buy for: the facial oil that will make your skin behave

April 14th 2018 / Sarah Vine

It's the super-facialist's elixir that Sarah Vine buys on repeat and recommends to friends to fix adult acne. But you don't need problem skin to love Vaishalay's Night Nourisher >>>

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10 ways to deal with post-partum hair loss

April 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Panicked about hair shedding following pregnancy? Don’t be, it's completely normal and extremely common. Here's how to deal with the fallout while it grows back >>>

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Tried and trusted: the best facials for sensitive skin

March 30th 2018 / Judy Johnson

If facials terrify you on account of your sensitive, unpredictable skin, fret not - here are three that even our most reactive columnist Judy Johnson got along with >>>

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8 ways to treat a dry and itchy scalp

March 23rd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Scratching your head wondering what to do about a dry and flaky scalp? Here’s what you need to know >>>

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Irritant-free: the skincare buzzword that can't promise anything

March 9th 2018 / Judy Johnson

It’s the word to watch for 2018 according to trend forecasts, but while ‘irritant-free’ sounds great on paper, it might not mean much when it comes to what we’re putting on our sensitive skin. Judy Johnson reports >>>

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How to keep your hair longer for longer

March 2nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Age is just a number when it comes to your hair; it needn't mean going for the snip. As more and more women are embracing longer locks at any age, here are the secrets to keeping it growing and looking healthier than ever >>>

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To buy for: the pretty spring lipstick that suits everyone

February 24th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

In our new 'To Buy For' column, Victoria Woodhall ends her relationship with nude lipsticks and takes up with a sophisticated modern classic >>>

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How cannabis is becoming skincare's hottest new ingredient

February 14th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

As more countries legalise cannabis for medicinal use, it's also becoming big news for the beauty industry with cannabis compound cannabidiol or CBD said to be a powerful soother for problem skin. Susannah Taylor investigates >>>

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Is exfoliating your scalp the answer to better hair?

February 6th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

It can help manage greasy roots, calm flaky skin and boost hair growth >>>

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How to re-energise your hair colour in between appointments

January 23rd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you’re looking to tackle brassiness, dullness or root regrowth, here are the best products for giving your hair colour a new lease of life >>>

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