Mansturiser: Should guys moisturise?

For most women, a good-quality moisturiser is an indispensable part of the cosmetics cupboard. Whether you’re applying a thick night cream to your face before bed or smothering your arms and legs with a body moisturiser in the winter, your skin will thank you for your efforts in the long run. Many men, however, have yet to be convinced of the benefits that moisturisers can provide. Comparatively few men moisturise, but could a sense of macho pride and a mistrust of cosmetics be having a negative effect on their skin?

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Five hair and beauty trends to try this summer

Summer trends

One of the things we look forward to the most about summer isn’t the picnics, BBQs and warm weather – it’s all of the exciting new beauty trends we get to try. Each season brings with it a variety of looks and styles to experiment with, whether they have been influenced by celebrities, the catwalk or festive occasions, so all you need are the right cosmetic products to give them a go. Take a look at these five hair and beauty trends we’ve already spotted this summer. Continue reading

Top beauty secrets: what your beauty issues really mean

Beauty secretsWe all have certain beauty issues we prefer to avoid drawing attention to, choosing instead to cover them up as best we can with cosmetics or going to extreme lengths to ‘fix’ them without ever really determining the cause. Trying to treat a problem without knowing the cause could just end up making it worse, so wouldn’t it be better to get to the root of such issues and figure out a way to deal with our beauty hang-ups for good? Most of the issues that we find so difficult to deal with are our body’s way of telling us that something isn’t right. Here’s what your body could be trying to tell you, and how you can answer the call in future with the help of the appropriate cosmetic advice.

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Five ways to banish oily skin!

Learn how to avoid oily skin at direct cosmetics

Are you sick of sporting shiny, greasy-looking or acne-prone skin? Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands that can be affected by a variety of stimuli such as humidity, heat, excessive scrubbing and even hormones. With the changeable weather, it’s no wonder we’re all experiencing breakthrough shine and midday makeup meltdowns! The body naturally produces oil to keep the skin moisturised and healthy, but too much oil can cause blackheads, spots and blemishes, not to mention stress. So, what can you do to prevent a greasy complexion? Short of getting out the Fairy liquid, here are our top five tips to help you banish oily skin:

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