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10 Tips to keep healthy this winter

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10 Tips to keep you healthy this winter

Winter can be a season of ill health and gloom for many people, however if we learn to take better care of ourselves, we could avoid many of the misfortunes that tend to get triggered by the drop in temperature.

  1. Prepare your skin for the dry, cold air. Moisturise daily and exfoliate at least weekly.
  2. House keeping is very important, clean up moulding that may be present. It can trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing and can play havoc if you suffer from asthma.
  3. Keep exercising, just because the temperature has dropped, it doesn’t mean you should skip out on the exercise. Find alternative forms of exercise or try to find an exercise partner to keep you motivated.
  4. Was your hands regularly, you will be amazed at the amount of germs we transfer during the day from touching mobile phones, railings or even shaking someones hands. I always keep a waterless hand sanitizer in my hand bag.
  5. Eat well, stick to green vegetables and protein, comfort food can be very attractive but it is not the right choice. To keep your immune system at its optimum you need to eat healthily.
  6. Take your Vitamins but this is only to supplement your diet, eat plenty of green and yellow vegetable, these are packed with antioxidants.
  7. Keep hydrated, drink plenty of water, either cold or warm and add a slice of lemon.
  8. If you are a smoker, its time to quit. Smokers suffer most during winter with upper respiratory infections.
  9. If you are susceptible to winter flu, consider getting a flu vaccine.
  10. Most importantly, REST. Sometimes the body just requires a little down time.
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Fashion

Knits this winter for men

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Casual Friday
Contrast neutral or subdued blue v-neck knits with bright checked shirts for work-wear that will impress both colleagues and clients. This casual Friday look pairs effortlessly with office basics like slim cut chinos and sleek Chelsea boots.

 

On The Town
Chromatic crew neck sweaters show contemporary interpretation of clean graphics. Try layering one over a buttoned up golf shirt for a classic combination made fresh by this season’s bold mono-tonal colour blocking. Throw on some all white high top sneakers and you’re ready for a night at your local watering hole.

 

 

Dress Up Dress Down
Go rugged with an easy-wearing zip through knits while you kick back this season. Arch leg joggers are the ultimate relaxed option and pair perfectly with this sweater, just add some sturdy combat boots and you’re prepared for whatever the weekend throws at you!
Find these great items and more top trends, now available at Edgars.
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Beauty

Makeup tips for Autumn/winter

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Makeup tips for Autumn/Winter

The cold weather can be harsh on the skin and although most of our bodies are covered with coats, stockings and scarves, the face is left open to brave the cold.

  1. Protect and hydrate

Exfoliate every other day to prevent the build up of dead flaky skin on the face and use an intensive moisturiser to restore the skin.

2. Use moisturising makeup

Opt for a cream foundation during winter, and remember that your skin may get paler, so don’t forget to match your foundation to the correct skin tone. Avoid using excessive amounts of powder, not only will it cake your makeup but it will also dry out your skin.

Eyebrows should be kept tidy and defined and a more strong brow is recommended. Eyes often tend to  water during winter because of the wind so my suggestion is to avoid eyeliner and mascara that will run. Eye colours for winter should be bold, try berry shades, defined sockets and smokey shades will work well. Metallic shades can be added for evening glamour.

If you have very dry skin during winter, opt for a cream blush rather than a powder.

Lips take a serious knock during this season, so a must have essential is a good lip balm. Deep shades on the lips are a must so try shades in berry, reds and brown.

REMEMBER :

  • Make sure your cleanser is non drying.
  • Try using a facial oil underneath your daily moisturiser.
  • Increase your hydration.
  • Use a primer, it will help your foundation glide on easily.
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