The life of the thirty something professional male in London
is not an easy one, let me tell you.It
poses more questions than answers – questions I freely admit I don't always
have the answers to.But I try to be
adaptable and enjoy embracing new things; things no man forty years ago would
ever consider.Back in the day a bloke
was happy with his lot and he knew what he could and couldn't do but
these boundaries are now blurred.Some
might say for the better and that men are now a far more interesting gender and some might say for the worse and men have lost their identity.
Either way, things are changing in the male psyche and that in itself poses questions for me that I need help answering.
I feel a bit
frostbitten, don't you? All this blustering snow and gas heat has left my toes
frozen and my skin tight and itchy. Maybe not exactly frostbite but I am
certainly drying out. Combating chapped lips has always been an issue for me in
the winter months but with age I seem to be losing moisture along the rest of
my body. Factor in the extreme winter weather we have been having and I am now
able to write my name on my arm with a fingernail. In search of a cure to this
annoying development I have been looking into the world of skincare. It's vast,
it's confusing but I believe I have found some solutions worth sharing.
at 11:02PM, 3 years ago |
Health and Beauty
British Summer Time (an oxymoron if ever there was one) officially ended last weekend and this work week has been the first of many in the long winter months ahead where twilight is setting in before the work day finishes. But what price are we paying for that extra hour in bed we all enjoyed on Sunday morning? Well, at least 7 per cent of us are quite literally paying with our sanity according to a report in the British Medical Journal. So, could you be suffering with SAD?
Putting back the clocks has been an annual event in the UK since 1916
when the then-Government adopted a Daylight Saving system to save coal
by having longer daylight hours. Nowadays many people opposed to the
Spring and Autumn changing of the clocks not only argue that the energy
savings are negligible but are also bad for our mental health.
which stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a type of winter
depression thought to be triggered by the clocks going back. Half a
million Brits are affected by the condition every year, suffering with
problems sleeping, lethargy, loss of concentration, anxiety and over
eating (it's no coincidence that companies like WeightWatchers see a massive uptake by the beginning of Spring).
Hair can be the most wonderful accessory you have. It can also throw off an otherwise perfectly crafted outfit. Only hair has days that can be described as "good" or "bad". Never once have I heard "I'm having a bad nail/skin/jean day." Hair is the ultimate calling card. While you may be able to change the colour of the dress you are wearing in moments, changing the colour of your hair takes time and usually lots of money. Did you know that hair also signals drastic life changes? Many women will change the length or style of their hair right before or after a breakup. The last time I dieted myself down to a small size I chopped off a mane of thick red tresses that fell down to the middle of my back leaving myself with a shockingly bleached blond super short pixie. Many people didn't recognise me. To help you decide on how to present yourself to the world, I am going to show you the four most popular styles for this season.
at 5:43PM, 4 years ago |
Health and Beauty
The summer's sun is preparing to set, leaving us with the return
of morning fog and rainy days. While Helios may still be driving his
chariot across our sky, I for one am about ready for the change - at least,
my skin is. This summer was filled with enough heat and festival fun to
leave my face parched, as well as my chest, back and every other patch
of skin not covered from those killer UV rays. There may be more fun to
be had and I will have my share but I decided to take this upcoming
Sunday to pamper my epidermis. Once upon a time I would just have taken
a day or weekend at the spa, and while there are some amazing
deals out there, playing a kitchen scientist sounded more fun and
economical. There are some great ways to cleanse and pamper your skin
using what you already have in your home or even garden.
at 11:45AM, 4 years ago |
Health and Beauty