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Read the latest from our award-winning columnists, including Sarah Vine, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Christa D'Souza and more, on topics ranging from anti-ageing to sensitive skin to motherhood and beyond

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The Panic Diaries: ‘Anxiety medication saved me. It's time to remove the stigma'

March 25th 2022 / Nicola Bonn

In her latest second column, beauty podcaster Nicola Bonn reveals how her prescription medication changed her life for the better. And why more of us need to talk about it >>>

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This 'power nap' pebble taught me to sleep again

March 18th 2022 / Victoria Woodhall

Victoria Woodhall has always struggled with sleep. Power naps were something that other people had. But the new Sensate relaxation device changed everything >>>

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The Panic Diaries. I'm 41 and successful, but I'm shaking and can't breathe

February 25th 2022

Beauty podcaster Nicola Bonn hadn't had a panic in 20 years. Until now. In the start of a searingly honest series, she shares her terrifying ordeal and her quest to find help for anxiety >>>

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Best natural and organic skincare to use during cancer treatment

January 20th 2022 / Judy Johnson

When you are going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy, your skin may become more sensitive. These are the natural brands there to help >>>

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5 ways to support your digestion this festive season

December 8th 2021 / Peta Bee

Give your digestive system a helping hand this Christmas and avoid the festive discomfort with Peta Bee's expert guide >>>

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Hair mousse is your BFF for voluminous, thick-looking hair and defined curls

October 27th 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Mousse is making a comeback in a big way. Here’s how to use it like a pro >>>

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Rose brown: how to get this autumn-perfect hair colour

September 2nd 2021 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you’re looking for a subtle way to switch up brunette hair, this is for you. What’s more, it won’t overly damage your locks. Here’s how to recreate the eye-catching look >>>

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Why the royals and makeup artists love blotting papers

August 3rd 2021 / Anna Hunter

They’re one of the few items in Kate Middleton’s clutch bag and Meghan Markle used them on her wedding day. Here’s why blotting papers deserve a spot in your makeup kit >>>

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Is exfoliating your scalp the answer to healthy hair?

July 6th 2021 / Melanie Macleod

Using a scrub or exfoliator helps manage greasy roots, eases itchy scalp and boosts your hair follicles, These are the treatments to try >>>

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Amelia Freer: how to do a healthy BBQ

June 23rd 2021 / Amelia Freer

Nutritional therapist Amelia Freer explains how to have fun this summer without falling off the wagon >>>

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

June 8th 2021 / 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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10 ways to build up your skin barrier

May 18th 2021 / Judy Johnson

Having a thicker skin is the best defence against sensitivities - but how do you restore your barrier? Here's the expert guide >>>

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The Shamechanger: Our straight-talking advice columnist talks hair removal

April 29th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Our reader is jumping back into the dating pool and is worried about her down-there hair. Should she whip it all off or stay natural? Hattie Sloggett weighs in >>>

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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 Shamechanger: Our straight-talking columnist gets real about settling for a partner you're not quite sure about

April 7th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After a year in lockdown, one reader has realised she's not as enamoured with her fiancé as she first thought >>>

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The shamechanger: Our straight-talking columnist advises on the very modern problem of Zoom anxiety

March 24th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

One reader is suffering from panic attacks as a result of endless video meetings. Hattie Sloggett offers advice on how to manage these feelings >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice columnist on how to deal with a mocking mother

March 11th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Our reader has a strained relationship with her mother, especially after a few drinks have been had. Life coach Hattie Sloggett reveals her own motherly struggles and shares her advice for moving past a sometimes mean mum >>>

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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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The Shamechanger: No nonsense advice for when you've been a bad friend

March 5th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After a close friend's father died, our reader backed away from the friendship but now wants to make amends. Hattie Sloggett doesn't beat around the bush with her practical guidance >>>

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The Shamechanger: Our advice coach on how to deal with body-odour shaming

February 25th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

After being called out by her family, a redheaded reader is embarrassed about her body odour. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and explains why our hair colour is intrinsically linked to our scent >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice columnist on why 'squirting' during sex is more common than you think

February 19th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader is embarrassed about female ejaculation and now can't face getting intimate with her partner. Hattie Sloggett shares her own experience and offers this advice >>>

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The Shamechanger: no nonsense advice from our life coach columnist

February 12th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader is in over her head when it comes to 'buy-now-pay-later' schemes and now has debt coming out her ears and a husband who no longer trusts her. Hattie Sloggett offers words of wisdom >>>

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The Shamechanger: our advice coach offers words of wisdom

February 4th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Does carrying out background checks mean a lack of trust? Hattie Sloggett sets you straight >>>

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The Shamechanger: If you've done a bad thing, you've come to the right place

January 28th 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

A reader couldn't face spending Christmas with her loving but meddling parents and used Covid as an excuse to uninvite them. Was she right to then party with a friend? Hattie Sloggett offers words of wisdom >>>

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Introducing our new advice column: The Shame Changer

January 22nd 2021 / Hattie Sloggett

Done a bad thing? Confidence coach Hattie Sloggett has been there done that and now she's here to rid you of your guilt and embarrassment >>>

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