Author: Olivia Birks

Focus on… Suncare & Children

  Our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat answers your healthcare questions. I’m taking my 1 year old son abroad on holiday for the first time – how do I protect him from the sun?   Use a high SPF lotion, never less than SPF 30, and apply regularly throughout the day. Apply to all exposed skin and don’t forget their shoulders, nose, ears, cheeks and tops of their feet. Always use a sun lotion that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays and apply even on cloudy days. Apply water resistant sun lotion if your child is going into the water, and re-apply after towelling to ensure protection. If you can, encourage your child to play in a shaded area, especially between 11am and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest. When playing in the sun, make sure they wear a hat that shades their face and neck; this could also be worn in a swimming pool. Protect your child further by putting them in loose fitting, cotton clothing such as a baggy t-shirt with sleeves. If you need some expert advice, email us your question!...

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Win a signed copy of ‘the food medic’ by Dr Hazel Wallace!

You’ve all seen the latest advice from @TheFoodMedic, but how about a chance to win a signed copy of Dr Hazel Wallace’s book?! Hazel Wallace is a practicing doctor with a special interest in nutrition, health and wellbeing. She set up her hugely successful blog The Food Medic, and the Instagram account @thefoodmedic, to show people that eating healthy and staying fit can be enjoyable, uncomplicated and easy to incorporate into a busy lifestyle. You’ll find lots of great advice on healthy food and nutrition, plus delicious recipes in Hazel’s new book!   For a chance to win, watch the video...

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Gestational Diabetes: Everything you need to know

What is gestational diabetes? Most people are aware that there are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes means your body isn’t producing any insulin; and Type 2 diabetes, which is when your body doesn’t make enough insulin or the insulin it makes doesn’t work properly. But a third type of diabetes can affect women when they’re pregnant, this is called gestational diabetes. According to the NHS, this can happen at any time when you’re pregnant, though it’s more common during the second half of pregnancy. It develops when your body can’t produce enough insulin to meet the...

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What are hypos (and how can you prevent them)?

If you have diabetes, you’ll no doubt know how important it is to keep a balance between what you eat, how active you are and any medication or insulin injections you use. Because when some or all of those things are out of balance, the result can be your blood glucose becomes too low or too high. Hypoglycaemia – commonly referred to as a hypo – is when your blood glucose gets too low (medically speaking, this is when it becomes less than 4mmol/l). Several things make a hypo more likely, such as taking too much insulin, drinking a...

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Introducing… New innovative products discovered for you

Sasy n Savy Golden Silk Shimmer Lotion Introducing, Sasy N Savy – an award winning vegan and organic skincare brand.  Their Golden Silk Shimmer Lotion gives your skin the perfect summer glow and it’s bursting with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. The lotions can also help to relive sunburn as well as having excellent skin moisturising properties. Contains Aloe Vera, Glycerine, Grass Lily extracts, Lavender Oil and Rose Geranium Oil. Know Cosmetics No Bare Brows Universal 4 in 1 Brow Fix This kit transforms your eyebrows no matter what hair or skin colour you have. The double-ended tool has a buildable brow colour one end and an invisible taming and setting wax at the opposite end. No Bare Brows also comes with a taming eyebrow brush and a handy sharpener.   Know Cosmetics No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer A multipurpose concealer designed to conceal imperfections and dark circles under the eye area as well as highlight key facial features for an overall even-toned look.  Available in two tones, Wow has rose or pink undertones and Pizazz has yellow undertones. Know Cosmetics No Thin Lips Plump your lips naturally with a colourless gloss that instantly plumps your lips to make them look fuller. Keep lips hydrated and moisturised with Aloe oil and Vitamin E. Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips  Introducing a lip liner that stops lipstick and lip gloss from bleeding...

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