Without a doubt, 2015 was the year of coconut oil, but it seems 2016 is set to be the year that turmeric takes centre stage.
You’ve heard the claims and read the studies; sugar is bad for you on a multitude of levels. It causes weight gain, diabetes and has countless negative side effects. But if the promise of a trim waistline hasn’t curbed your sweet tooth, perhaps the prospects of smooth, wrinkle-free skin will.
With the new year and events season in full swing and workloads steadily increasing, I have to admit my fitness has taken a backseat. I recently decided to ease myself back in to the fitness world with an Ashtanga yoga class. So I headed down to RAWR Yoga in Dubai to get my Downward Dog on and see what it’s all about.
So we’ve all seen the informercials. Buff, super-toned models sitting down on the sofa, nonchalantly flicking through the TV channels as their torsos are hooked up to little pads and wires, muscles pulsating, cookies in hand. Alright maybe no cookies but the whole scenario certainly does exude effortlessness.
When was the last time you heard the phrase “you snooze, you lose”? When it comes to skincare the exact opposite is true. Sleep is undoubtedly your skin’s best friend. Needless to say you’ve probably noticed the negative effects skimping on sleep has on your face. The bags under the eyes, the sallow, lacklustre skin; they all point to one thing- beauty sleep is real.
“Creamy”, “sweet” and “delicious” are all words we might associate with chocolate. “Anti-ageing skincare miracle”? Not so much. It might seem too good to be true, but now Cambridge scientists have created Esthechoc, a guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.