Author: Olivia Birks

Q&A with Anna Sui

Image source: Anna Sui If you’ve not heard of Anna Sui before, she is an American designer often seen at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks’. She has her own fashion line that is available in over 50 countries worldwide and is known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. Anna also has her own line of fragrances that are also loved all over the world. But, here at LloydsPharmacy, we have been super excited to reveal that we have an exclusive fragrance, Fairy Dance Sun, only available in selected...

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Introducing… My Trusty: NHS Skincare

We are super excited to be launching My Trusty in LloydsPharmacy – a range designed by Skincare Experts in the NHS. My Trusty is an award winning, naturally based skincare range, uniquely owned and made in the UK by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. High grade natural sunflower oil was chosen as the primary ingredient because it is rich in linoleic acid which has lots of beneficial properties for healthy skin. My Trusty is also rich in vitamins E and F, and is soothing for people who are prone to eczema, psoriasis or other dry, itchy skin conditions. Let’s take...

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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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