Beauty: This week
Q I'VE BEEN giving myself the nicest wake-up call with Dr Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash (€15). I've also been addressing dry skin from the inside out, thanks to Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend (€24), a superhero mix of Omegas 3, 6 and 9 including flaxseed oil, sunflower seed oil and coconut oil. I've used it in smoothies, cereals and veggies and my skin is definitely feeling softer. Finally, I've been enjoying the summer sun without any guilt thanks to Philosophy's Take Shelter SPF 30 (€17.50), which offers protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Q IF YOU only do one thing this week, practise your lunges. No, this isn't the fitness column. But this exercise is a really good way to protect yourself against cellulite because it works muscles in the bum and thighs, firming them up and making them less lumpy and bumpy.
After your shower, slather yourself with a body cream containing the key ingredients of retinol and caffeine. The latter accelerates the rate at which the body burns fat, while the former increases collagen production. Apply in firm, upward strokes.