At first glance, silk pillowcases seem more indulgent than practical—but a closer look reveals nothing could be further from the truth. Once a closely guarded celebrity secret, dermatologists have been touting the benefits of silk pillowcases for years. That's because unlike cotton—which sucks moisture away from your skin, exaggerating wrinkles and fine lines—silk doesn't absorb moisture at all, leaving you looking fresh-faced when you wake up in the morning, says Debra Jaliman, MD, a dermatologist in New York City and the author of the book Skin Rules. Silk pillowcases also provide a smooth surface for your skin—a contrast to the cotton pillowcases that can tug at your face, scrunching the collagen and causing sleep lines to appear on your face, Jaliman says. Some experts also believe that because silk is entirely natural and comes from an animal, it's more compatible with our skin than other fabrics. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In addition to … [Read more...] about 13 Best Silk Pillowcases to Prevent Wrinkles and Frizzy Hair
Our Diets don't work blog is by Ascot-based personal trainer Adam Atkinson. He offers health and fitness advice on our websites each month. If over the past few days you have been feeling perhaps a little tired, and more than likely hungry, then don’t worry. You’re not alone and there is most likely a reason – the change from BST to GMT as we put the clocks back one hour. Although one hour’s difference may seem small, it’s enough to disrupt sleep and your hormonal balance making it really hard to sleep well, eat healthily and feel good about yourself. It’s not just the changing of the clocks either. Because of the Earth’s elliptical orbit (a squashed circle), the increase and decrease in daylight over the year is not uniform. This is why it just doesn’t seem to get lighter during January, even though we know the shortest day is long gone. Because of the Earth’s orbit, the change in daylight at this time is very slow, only … [Read more...] about Diets don’t work: Is changing the clocks making you tired, fat and lethargic?
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below As a general disclaimer, it's always a good idea to do your research before booking any beauty appointment. Especially when you're going in for lash extensions, since you'll most likely have your eyes closed during the entire process and won't be able to see each product the tech is using. Enter this Twitter user's experience. On October 19, Megan Rixson, a 20-year-old student studying in Luton, Bedfordshire, booked an appointment to get lash extensions at an unnamed salon she'd never been to before, according to The Daily Mail. During the application, she experienced burning, and then was left unable to see for two hours once her lashes were applied. "When she was doing the first one my eyes were stinging lots," Rixson told Buzzfeed News, "But she said, don't worry, it's normal, and told me to hold my eye open. It was burning so much my eyes were naturally closing, but she kept telling me to hold them open. After she was done, I sat up on the … [Read more...] about A Woman Temporarily Lost Her Vision After A Salon Used Nail Glue To Apply Lash Extensions
Getty ImagesGary Gershoff Elizabeth Hurley, 53, has been a fitness and beauty icon for decades.Her workouts consist of daily walks and lots of stretching.She follows a simple, healthy meal plan that starts with two cups of water in the morning.See that picture of Elizabeth Hurley up there? See how ridiculously good she looks? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now what would you say if we told you that she's 53? Then compare that picture to this one on the right of her in 1994, at the premiere of Four Weddings And A Funeral. Yup—she's practically ageless.The Estée Lauder spokesmodel and Elizabeth Hurley Beach designer has been a beauty and fitness icon for over 20 years. But she tells Women's Health that she's especially conscious of her health because of her family history. In 1992, she lost her grandmother to breast cancer, and in 1995, she became a global ambassador for Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign, a group she continues to … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Hurley, 53, Reveals the Diet Secrets That Keep Her Looking Ridiculously Young
Everyone loses hair from time to time. It could happen during your morning shower, while you’re blowing it dry, or when you give it a quick brush—and that’s totally normal. “On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist who specializes in hair loss. “That’s just hair going through its cycles, and there will be a new one to replace it.” Advertisement - Continue Reading Below But when you hair starts falling out consistently in large amounts, you start noticing bald patches, or your hairline starts to recede in places it didn’t before, you may be dealing with something more serious.While hair loss may seem like a superficial problem, it can take a toll on a person emotionally—especially for women, according to a 2015 review of research. Because it can be such a huge part of your identity, losing your locks can lower your self-esteem, make you feel depressed, and get … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons Your Hair Is Falling Out—and What to Do About It