The History of Hair Removal at Home

The History of Hair Removal at Home Hair removal is in no way a new concept. Historicists have documented evidence to prove that makeshift razors were used as far back as 30,000BC! Originally it would have been for hygiene purposes to avoid infestations of ticks, lice, fleas, dirt and diseases, but hair was also removed from the face and head so that enemies would not have anything to grab onto in battle - Alexander the Great for instance made his men cut ... Read more

Your Week in Beauty Links

Last week we reported that lingerie company Victoria's Secret had much negative feedback for their 'The perfect body' campaign and now British Fashion brand JD Williams hits back. Their new campaign features a range of body sizes and uses #PerfectlyImperfect as its slogan. The range aims to promote body confidence for all women, of all ages, sizes and shapes with sizes ranging from 10 to 16. If you haven't seen the campaign yet you can find it here in this Daily ... Read more

Liquid Facelift

Getting older is unfortunately something no one can avoid, but some of us suffer more noticeably with the physical signs of ageing than others. Emerging wrinkles, fine lines and loosening skin are all due to alterations in our collagen, the protein in our bodies that supports body tissues and forms a major component of cell support. The production of this protein begins to slow down with age, and it's strengthening effects on cell structure begins to weaken. These changes may be ... Read more

Your Week in Beauty Links

Over the past couple of months the youngest 'Kardashian' sister - Kylie Jenner has had somewhat of a makeover. The teenager has changed her style and look, making her appear much older than her 17 years. Much attention has been drawn to her lips as many claim to think she has had them enlarged. We'd like to think this is all down to clever makeup as lip enlargement at such a young age is not something we support. The nominees for this ... Read more

How to avoid Ingrown Hairs

The market for hair removal is worth billions. Although trends and styles have fluctuated over the years, millions still regularly seek waxing, plucking, shaving and laser treatments for their unwanted hair. We spend a great deal of our time on this, for instance shaving your legs for five minutes once a week from the age of 18 to 70 would equate to 225 hours in total! Figures show that we also spend approximately £8000 in a lifetime removing hair, and for ... Read more

The ‘Best’ Botox Doctor – An Interview

An Interview with our top London practitioner and company founder Botox® is not only one of the most popular treatments available at Courthouse Clinics – it is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide. As a multi-billion dollar industry it attracts vast numbers of people each year looking to smooth fine lines and even out wrinkles. Botox® is clinically proven to safely achieve a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. It can ease insecurities and significantly boost confidence and self esteem. However, the treatment has ... Read more

Exfoliating

No matter what skin type you have - whether it be dry, normal, oily, sensitive or combination - exfoliation should be an essential part of your healthy skincare routine. Experts recommend that you exfoliate on a weekly basis, but you might be surprised to learn that there are more advantages to it than just the feeling of deeply cleansed skin. Our skin is constantly growing and renewing. In the deeper layers of the skin new cells are created every 28 to 45 ... Read more

How Is Fat Broken Down?

Fat. Perhaps one of the most despised and controversial words in the western world. As the obesity crisis continues to rise, the media bombards us with weight loss information, techniques and horror stories designed to either inspire or terrify. But what are the true facts on losing fat? How does fat leave the body, and can you actually control how much you lose? Your body is always using energy and, unless this energy is taken from food, it normally comes from internal stores ... Read more

Growing Collagen

Collagen is a word often thrown around in the cosmetic industry. Many pills, lotions and potions claim to contain collagen or collagen-producing properties, and beauty magazines panic about the weakening of it as we age. But this isn’t just a scare-mongering tactic created by corporations to get us to buy their products – collagen is an essential structural part of our bodies. The word collagen comes from the Greek word kolla, meaning ‘glue’ – an incredibly apt description for this complex molecule. ... Read more

Your Week in Beauty Links

'Your Week in Beauty Links' is back! We'll be giving you the ins and outs of what's been happening in the fabulous world of beauty, week to week. Are the days long gone of being ashamed of cosmetic surgery? In the Daily Mail this week Amanda Platell admits to having Botox and isn't ashamed to tell the world! After having surgery for skin cancer one of her eyebrows were lower than the other so she decided to have Botox to rectify the problem. ... Read more
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