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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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To Buy For: How I fell for a solid cleansing balm

November 1st 2018 / Esther Walker

Is it time we all switched to solid cleansing balms (don’t call them soap), facial oils and even primers? In search of the plastic-free bathroom and to mark World Vegan Day, Esther Walker gives some love to Lush’s newest launches >>>

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Sarah Vine: How testosterone dramatically improves my energy levels

October 30th 2018 / Sarah Vine

Sarah Vine feels more focused and energised post-50 and going through the menopause than she did at 40. The reason? A daily testosterone hormone prescription >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 5: How to get over motivation procrastination

October 25th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

It took Susannah Taylor three years to get back into exercise after her second child. After baby number 3, she was determined to find her fitness mojo as soon as it was safe. Here she discusses how to muster up the motivation to get fit post-birth >>>

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To Buy For: How I found the mother of all concealers

October 24th 2018 / Esther Walker

Drinking gallons of water, in bed by 10pm yet still her dark circles were out of control. Then Esther Walker discovered Charlotte Tilbury's new magic wand >>>

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Shaking is the stress-busting trend that everyone can benefit from

October 21st 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

Does your body automatically clench when you're under stress and you just can't seem to let things go? Put down the Pinot and shake it off. It could even trauma-proof your life >>>

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The ‘super’ dry shampoos that are changing the game

October 19th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From mousses to tinted spritzes and frizz tamers, innovations in tech are making this beauty staple more useful than ever. These are the ones worth spending your pennies on if you’ve missed ‘hair wash night’ >>>

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To Buy For: The 'morning after' sheet mask that boosts your skin and your mood

October 12th 2018 / Jane Druker

Oops, I forgot to take my makeup off... again, says Jane Druker. Aromatherapy Associates Hydrosol Sheet Mask has it covered >>>

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The blusher trend that Japanese women love (and it suits everyone)

October 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s perfect for autumn and women in Japan are swapping out their pink blusher to embrace an altogether warmer wash of colour. Here’s why orange blusher is the best of both worlds, whether you’re in the bronzer or blusher camp… >>>

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10 of the best concealers for olive and dark skin tones

October 2nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you're looking to cover up dark circles, spots or redness, these concealers hit the mark >>>

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Are you over-hydrating your hair?

September 28th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Most of us are doing it, but few of us are aware of it, says a top hair stylist. From spotting the signs to what to do instead, here’s what you need to know >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 4: How and when to exercise safely after birth

September 23rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor got seriously fit before baby No.3, but is taking expert advice before she throws herself back into the gym. Plus her results so far after ten weeks on the Louise Parker body plan >>>

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You probably think that you can’t wear this new lipstick look

September 21st 2018 / Anna Hunter

Oh, but you can. Here’s why a new category of lipstick is far more wearable than it first appears >>>

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The best body foundations and concealers for olive and dark skin tones

September 14th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

If you’re looking for a body base hardy enough to disguise thread veins, tattoos, uneven skin tone or scarring, we’ve got you covered >>>

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Elle Macpherson does these 7 things every morning without fail

September 9th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

And they are surprisingly simple. Here’s how she gets her glow on >>>

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Glass hair to 80s curls - these are the new season hair trends set for big things

September 7th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Whether you’re looking for a complete hair overhaul or a subtle pop of colour, we’ve got you covered >>>

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The best makeup for rosacea sufferers

August 31st 2018 / Anna Hunter

From chronic redness to angry flare-ups, rosacea can be unpredictable and at times make you miserable. Here are some tips, tricks and products to help restore calm… >>>

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Why hyaluronic acid should be in every sensitive skin routine

August 24th 2018 / Judy Johnson

It’s the acid that everyone can benefit from and can even help you build up your tolerance by boosting your all-important barrier. Here’s why HA needs to be in your sensitive skincare >>>

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Elle Macpherson: how I transformed my sun-damaged skin

August 19th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

When you’ve grown up with a lot of sun exposure, pigmentation and wrinkles are almost inevitable. This month, our columnist reveals how she found her way back to great skin and the products and habits that keep her glowing >>>

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Should you be taking a hair supplement?

August 17th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

They claim to help with everything from hair loss to dandruff and brittleness, but with so many to choose from, how do you go about deciding which one’s right for you? Here’s what to look for and what to buy >>>

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Why matte eyeshadow looks so incredible on older women

August 10th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Fed up with ageist assumptions in the beauty industry, Tricia Cusden launched her own makeup brand at the age of 68. Five years on, business is booming and she’s a Youtube star. Here she tells us how to create beautiful eye makeup on older faces >>>

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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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The Postnatal Diaries 2: The realist's guide to breastfeeding after baby No.3

July 22nd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

In the second of her postnatal posts, Susannah Taylor talks cracked nipples, the pressure to breastfeed and how the Louise Parker ‘body back’ plan is beginning to work its magic >>>

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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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The best solutions for small and sparse lashes

July 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Lacking in the eyelash department? From lash extensions to LVL lash lifts and primers, here’s your cheat sheet for fuller, longer, thicker, glossier, curlier lashes, whether you’ve got cash to burn or not >>>

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