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Beauty Features

The latest in-depth features on beauty, makeup, skin care, hair care and all things cosmetic. Browse here for longer reads on your favourite beauty topics

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The celebrity facialist kits giving you an A-list approved facial at home

7 hours ago

From the facialist Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor saw ahead of the BAFTAs to the women Meghan Markle and Lily Allen trusted ahead of their weddings, these are the experts promising to give your skin a Hollywood makeover >>>

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Sagging jowls: What can you really do to lift your lower face?

April 9th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Scrutinising our faces on endless video calls has caused a spike in searches for facial exercises for jowls as well as jowl treatments. Here’s what the pros recommend >>>

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The best makeup for hayfever sufferers

April 9th 2021 / Anna Hunter

Runny eyes and sneezing sending your makeup on its way? Here's how not to let high pollen counts sabotage your maquillage >>>

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The best SPF for face to wear every day

April 8th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Lightweight, hydrating and highly wearable, here are the daily sun creams that offer protection and practicality no matter the season >>>

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The expert edit: the beauty and wellness essentials this skincare founder buys on repeat

April 7th 2021

Tiffany Salmon founded skincare and wellness brands Glow Hub, Scientia, Soak Sunday and Tiffy and Tallulah, but what does she use on her own skin? She shares her beauty must-haves >>>

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This £16 M&S sleep bra keeps selling out but do we actually need to wear a bra in bed?

April 1st 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Can wearing a bra in bed keep your chest looking youthful? An aesthetic doctor and a breast surgeon share their views >>>

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The dos and don’ts of using purple shampoo

March 30th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Purple shampoo is a godsend when it comes to banishing brasiness from blonde hair, but do you know all the rules for using it? Three hair experts tell us how to get the best from our purple shampoos >>>

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Mini Eggs inspired nails that are super easy to do yourself

March 30th 2021

Follow our step-by-step for fun pastel-coloured Easter nails >>>

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The expert edit: Wellness essentials author and skincare brand founder Niomi Smart buys on repeat

March 24th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From a chic water bottle, an ultra-light yoga mat and a high-end scent, here's what you'll find in Niomi Smart's shopping basket >>>

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Why statement graphic Euphoria eyes are a fun look for every age

March 22nd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

After a year of being bare-faced, we’re going all out when it comes to eye makeup. Rhinestones, glitter and pops of pastel, we’re coming for you >>>

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Why women are losing more hair than ever

March 22nd 2021 / Victoria Woodhall

Nine out of ten requests for hair loss treatment now come from women. We spoke to trichologist Anabel Kingsley about why we're losing more hair than ever and what we can do about it >>>

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Sleep peels: the skincare step to add for glowing morning skin

March 18th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Also known as 'sleep glycolics' these new serums and toners work hard while you're spark out. Here's how to use them and our top picks >>>

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Profound: the non-surgical treatment that's like a third of a facelift

March 15th 2021

Want to bring back the bounce to your face? There's a new radiofrequency microneedling machine in town. Dr Sophie Shotter tells us why she's seriously impressed >>>

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Why you’ll be seeing the shag haircut everywhere this summer

March 11th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

It's the new cool-girl hairstyle that's perfect for embracing your natural hair texture - from short to long, curly to straight we round up shag haircuts to suit everyone >>>

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Skincare experts say this is how strong your vitamin C serum should be

March 10th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

To brighten your skin and protect it against damage, a high-strength vitamin C is your ally. But how high is high and which products pack the best percentage punch? We investigate >>>

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The best eye tools to revive tired peepers, reduce puffiness and banish bags

March 8th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From microcurrent facial tools to 'eye-brators' and mini rollers, these are the tools to soothe tired eyes >>>

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Why we're swapping our regular face spritz for a microbiome mist

March 5th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

This simple hydrating skincare step feeds your skin barrier for a calm and healthy complexion. Here's why we're all in >>>

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How to clean your makeup brushes

March 5th 2021

Come clean - how often do you wash yours? Here are the best ways to clean makeup brushes and tools and shower them in the ultimate TLC… >>>

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Can sheets mask ever be environmentally friendly?

March 3rd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

From the material they're made of to the packaging they come in, there are ways to make this single-use product more sustainable >>>

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The 15-minute at-home confidence booster that will make you smile

March 3rd 2021

Over half of us don’t like our teeth, but vegan oral care brand SmileTime is here to change that with its pain-free teeth whitening kits >>>

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6 successful women on how they cope with a bad night's sleep

March 1st 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From inspiring podcasts to supplements and reinvigorating beauty products, these trusted tips can help stop bad night’s sleep from ruining your working day >>>

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Astaxanthin: the beauty insider's secret for young-looking skin

February 26th 2021 / Anna Hunter

It’s more powerful than vitamins E and C and it can help to repair skin from within. Here’s the deal on the world’s most potent antioxidant >>>

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How to dry body brush for your softest skin ever

February 23rd 2021 / Melanie Macleod

There are plenty of dry body brush benefits - get scrubbing to see results >>>

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Ask the doctor: should I take a collagen supplement for younger-looking skin?

February 22nd 2021 / Dr Johanna Ward

Collagen powders are loved by celebrities such as Davina MCCall, but how good are they and how much should you take? GP Dr Johnanna Ward has the facts >>>

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Toning drops for hair to boost your shine and banish brassiness

February 20th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Supercharge your shampoo and give your hair a new lease of life while the salons are shut with these easy to use colour-extenders >>>

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