Spray Tanning Information

Everyone likes to look tanned, but for some people a natural tan just isn’t possible, and with scare stories about skin cancer due to sun exposure or sun beds, the lure of the fake bake sunless tan is appealing. One session of airbrush tanning is said to be equivalent, colour …

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How to Tell if your Salon or Spa is Clean and Safe

When you book a spa or a salon visit, you expect to leave relaxed, having been spoiled and beautified by attentive therapists in a tranquil, calm environment. You don’t want to leave with a nasty infection or feeling slightly soiled…so what should you look for to make your experience squeaky …

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Advice on Budget Nail Bars and Mobile Nail Treatments

Budget nail bars have been springing up all over the place in recent years, with the popularity of nail art and affordable manicures hard to resist. But at the same time, horror stories of nasty fungal infections – and worse – are still doing the rounds. What are the things …

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Sunbeds: How Safe or Unsafe are They?

Using sunbeds seems to be the latest in a long line of things people like to do that the media tell us arwe shouldn’t. Shocking statistics from Cancer Research UK revealed that the risk of skin cancer from sunbeds has almost tripled in the last decade because the average sunbed …

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Allergic or Adverse Reactions to Beauty Treatments

You’ve been looking forward to your spa visit for weeks, and you don’t want to ruin a good thing by having a reaction to one of the products. How likely is it that your pampering session will end in an itchy disaster…or worse? If You Don’t Know – Ask! If …

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Calorie Counting: How Does it Work?

You’ve probably heard about calorie counting as a method of weight loss, in fact it’s probably one of the best known. If you look at the back of most packaged foods there will be a panel showing you how many calories are in that food, both that serving size and …

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Low Fat Diets: Are They Effective?

There has been a lot of excitement over the past decade over high fat and low carb diets that promise weight loss while filling up on fatty favourites like bacon and eggs or steak and cheese. It seemed so simple – eat the burger but leave the bun. Although it’s …

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Slimming Clubs: What Are the Pros and Cons?

Slimming clubs are certainly a popular option for anyone who wants a bit of motivation when it comes to shifting the excess weight. But are they a waste of money or a good investment? And what’s actually involved in being a member of one of the better known slimming clubs? …

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Holistic Weight Loss Methods

We all want to find a way of losing excess weight that works, with minimum effort. The mantra of ‘dieting doesn’t work’ has been doing the rounds for years and many people are just disillusioned with getting on and off the seemingly endless diet treadmill. But is there really a …

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False Nails: Can Salon UV Cause Cancer?

A recent report has highlighted the possibility of UVA equipment commonly used in nail salons contributing to skin cancer. The high doses of UVA rays are suspected of being able to potentially cause skin cell damage, after two women in America were diagnosed with skin cancer on their hands following …

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