Health & Beauty


Pollution free in 1,2,3

Research shows that women who live near busy roads held 22% more hyperpigmentation and wrinkles in their skin than rural dwellers*. It’s enough to make you a hermit. According to the expert opinion of Oriflame’s Senior Director Science & Innovation Alain Mavon, “our natural skin defences are overwhelmed by daily exposure to these chemicals and oxidants.”

facial oil

The real reasons why you should be using a facial oil

DAYTOX Natural Day and Night Facial Oil (£24.00, Ocado) is a light, dry oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Containing vitamins E and C to help fortify and strengthens the skins natural barrier, and  Almond oil, a powerful natural antioxidant that prevents the effect of stress and harmful ultraviolet radiation rays to the skin. This is particularly important for city dwellers who need extra protection against pollutants, which is a common culprit for developing wrinkles and the breakdown of collagen.


Group exercise continues to shape the future of fitness, with 4.86 million Brits taking part in group classes every week – an increase of one million participants since 2016.

Ian Twitchen, head of product at Total Fitness, sees this as a trend which will continue, as the leading health club has seen a 17% increase in fitness class bookings for the year to date, compared to the same period in 2017

Travel Tips for Type 2 Diabetics

If you have type 2 diabetes it comes with you as baggage wherever you go on holiday.

When you’re in a new place your usual routine can go out the window, which can have a detrimental effect on your blood sugar levels.