Author: Nicole Taylor

Ask Your Pharmacist Week – Your great experiences in our pharmacies

As part of Ask Your Pharmacist Week, 6th to the 13th of November, we want to celebrate what makes pharmacies great – our healthcare team! That’s why we’ve spoken to five customers’ who’ve told us about the excellent experiences they’ve had at one of our pharmacies across the country. The first member of our healthcare team that our customers have told us about is Halay Bazgar from one of our pharmacies in Reading. “Halay is always happy, friendly and will go the extra mile for all her customers. I fell over near your chemist and cut my head, it...

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Tired All The Time?

If you’re feeling low on energy all of the time, there are a few things that could be causing it. Here are some of the reasons that you could be feeling tired. Not getting enough sleep is usually the most common reasons you might be feeling tired during the day. But there are other reasons you could be feeling worn out. There are some medical conditions that can make you feel tired, including anaemia, underactive thyroid, or a chronic infection. Some other causes of tiredness you may not have heard about include:  According to the Royal College of...

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By Invitation Michael Bublé – Perfumer Q&A with Karine Dubreuil-Sereni

Tell me about the fragrance By Invitation that you’ve created for Michael Bublé? My name is Karine Dubreuil-Sereni and I was the lead perfumer who created the By Invitation fine fragrance on behalf of Michael Bublé. The team and I met with Michael initially and discussed how fragrance was crafted and recommended some ingredients for him to try – to establish some likes and dislikes. We then worked together to create something truly special he’d be happy to have his name on, and more importantly, create a fragrance so beautiful, the way he would love a woman to smell....

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Thinking different about treating dry skin

To look after my skin my mantra has always been moisturise, moisturise, moisturise but there is nothing worse than when you are trying to get out of the door in the morning, using creams that do not sink in or leave your skin feeling greasy. I do not suffer from particularly dry skin but for my sister who has dry and itchy skin due to constant eczema flare ups, the problem of finding the right moisturiser is a nightmare. For many years she has been using heavy moisturisers but often bemoans, “after you have used thick heavy moisturiser try...

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Why day 3 is the hardest when quitting smoking?

Whether you have tried quitting before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge and getting through the first few days can be tough. Did you know the third day after you quit smoking is often the hardest one? This is because day three is when the nicotine levels in your body are depleted which can cause moodiness and irritability, severe headaches, and cravings as your body adjusts. There are things you can do to help you maintain your will power and get through the day. Below our pharmacist shares the top five tips for coping...

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