Want gorgeous feet this summer? Get top toe tips from our expert podiatrist

The early summer weather makes us all want to bare our feet and feel fab in simple sandals. But for most the year, our feet are encased in socks, tights and winter boots and when they emerge into the sunshine they often look and feel grey and lifeless.

 

Follow these simple steps for sexy feet this summer.

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5 ways to keep your skin healthy this summer

5 ways to keep your skin healthy this summer

With summer officially here, you’ve already swapped your winter jumpers and boots for summer dresses and sandals. Now’s the time to switch your skincare routine for the new season too. From UVA/UVB protection to washing away extra sweat and sebum, follow these skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and happy this summer.

 

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What’s living in your make-up brushes?

Make-up brushes used every day quickly begin to harbour harmful bacteria and even critters.

Beauty guru Jamie-Lee Hart explains how to get the best from brushes and explains why an armoury of brushes will give your face a fabulous finish

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Your collagen levels are dropping

Collagen is one of the most important proteins in the human body. It accounts for 30% of total protein, representing 80% of dry mass of skin. Primarily located in connective tissue, it is responsible for providing structure.

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5 facts you didn’t know about protein

Extra dietary protein such as protein powders, drinks and bars are now in the mainstream and offering us the choice to consume protein more efficiently and conveniently. Until recently, protein powders were associated with bodybuilding and ‘big muscles’ and for the rest of us, especially for women, who exercise regularly the fear of ‘bulking up’ stopped us reaching for a protein shake.

But the perception is changing and it’s now widely known that protein is essential to repair muscle tissue after exercise and improve recovery.

There is a wide variety of products available now offering protein for muscle recovery, weight loss and general wellbeing. Protein is for everyone, so here are 5 facts you didn’t know about protein.

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How collagen helps with hair loss and thinning hair

Worried about hair loss and thinning hair? You’re not alone

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss and thinning hair is a real problem for women as well as men. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 8 million women in the UK are now suffering from hair loss and one in three has thinning hair. NHS England estimates that around 50% of women over the age of 65 experience female-pattern baldness.

 

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