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New Year, New You?

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New Year, New You?

Resolutions are traditionally made at the beginning of every New Year. It’s fashionable, popular and is often carried out in groups for moral support in the hope that we’ll commit long-term! As with most of the common themes (to cease smoking/drinking alcohol/caffeine/eating junk foods/dieting in general etc) we look to improve our wellbeing and general health. Unfortunately most of the habits we look to give up will rely heavily on will power and this, tends to have a shelf life. The prefrontal cortex is the area of the brain that is responsible for regulating behaviour, it’s thought that this element...

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Skin Types Week 4: Sensitive Skin

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Skin Types Week 4: Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is used as an umbrella term for a multitude of skin states or reactions caused by environmental, mechanical or chemical applications. For some sensitivity may only occur after the topical use of specific ingredients, causing inflamed itchy skin. For others, abrasive clothing or the environment can leave you with itchiness, rashes, soreness, or pink/red patches. When nerve endings in the epidermis are stimulated, they react. Nerve endings in sensitive skin can either be more prone to irritation or be due to a broken down skin barrier function. Your skin can be more sensitive at different times, for example,...

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Skin Types Week 1: Dry Skin

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Skin Types Week 1: Dry Skin

This skin type above all others can manifest in a wide range of skin conditions, accelerated aging or a perfectly clear complexion. Dry skin is often temporary, perhaps rearing its head in winter, although it can be a lifelong condition. Cold winter air means low humidity, both outdoors and indoors. The water content of the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) tends to reflect the level of humidity around it. Signs and symptoms of dry skin depend on your age, your health, where you live, time spent outdoors and other topical issues. Symptoms may include a feeling of skin tightness,...

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The Skin You're In

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The Skin You're In

Our skin is often one of the first things people notice about us. From the preferred pale complexions of East Asia to the rich tones of Africa, our skin says a lot about who we are, where we come from and how we chose to live life.  With the ever changing fashions and the birth of the selfie it’s crucial that we nourish and protect this amazing organ.Human skin has a broad range of functions. It provides us with protection, temperature regulation, insulation, prevents water loss, provides sensation and let’s not forget its role in synthesising Vitamin D!   Let’s...

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DANCING CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER - HERE'S HOW

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DANCING CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER - HERE'S HOW

DANCE YOUR WAY TO INTELLIGENCE    DON’T BELIEVE US? HERE’S THE SCIENCE TO PROVE IT       First this week, we say goodbye to a household name that has graced our TV screens for decades. The late Bruce Forsyth entertained many Saturday evenings spent at home, watching ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘Have I Got News for You’ alongside many other TV programmes and films. So many of us have grown up with him, and he will be missed terribly. We’ve been busy watching our favourite Strictly Come Dancing episodes since news broke out, and it’s undeniable...

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