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It's official: summer is here and whether you're prepping with turmeric-infused smoothies and SoulCycle sessions or simply relaxing into the new season, it’s time for a fresh approach to your beauty routine. We’ve put together a few tips on how to prep your body for the beach, ensuring you feel cool, comfortable and confident in your bikini this summer… 


How to prep your skin 

Start with regular body brushing or exfoliating with mitts and scrubs. Smooth along the backs of the legs, elbows and knees. Stimulate your circulation and improve the appearance of your skin tone while sloughing away any dead skin and getting a fresh glow on. Next, moisturize your skin by applying a hydrating body oil. Focus on any dry areas and use a luxe night cream to nourish your skin. 

Incorporate a decent sunblock or primer with SPF into your beauty routine. This is essential for protecting the delicate skin on your face from harmful sun damage in the summer months. For hair removal, if that’s your jam,  be sure to exfoliate beforehand for an even, long-lasting finish. Book your wax at least 72 hours before you hit the beach to allow time for your skin to settle. 

How to prep your nails 

Try an intensive pedicure with a callus-peel if necessary. Those feet could do with a  rejuvenating session after a long winter. Apply moisturizer to the bottoms of your feet to prolong your pedi for the days that follow. As for the shade, pick a hue that contrasts your skin and makes your tan pop. 

How to top up your tan 

Whether you're booked a spray tan appointment or are tanning at home make sure to exfoliate and moisturize to prevent streaks and always book your spray tan a day before heading to the beach. If you're at home apply your formula with a mitt to avoid staining your hands and distribute the color more evenly. Wash your hands immediately and wait for at least ten minutes before putting on clothes.

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Lina Psaila
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You have probably been hearing about the benefits of turmeric for a while now and you might have been intrigued to try a cup of turmeric latte, the bonified staple drink of the health conscious. Its recipe is quite simple, actually. Take a batch of cold-pressed turmeric juice and mix it with almond, cashew or coconut milk. Before you switch your morning tea or coffee brew to the golden milk (as it's also referred) we take a look at the benefits of turmeric. 


Youthful Clear Skin 


Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that fight the skin's tendencies for redness and irritation while its anti-bacterial qualities make it perfect for protecting against acne and blemishes. 


Brain Power 


Turmeric produces curcumin which has a number of medicinal properties. It's known to protect against Alzheimer's disease by increasing memory function is also promotes the repair of brain cells. 


Muscle pain 


Curcumin also protect against muscle pain including joint pain and arthritis. So it's perfect for gym newbies. 


Anti-Infection 


Its anti-inflammatory properties make turmeric one of the perfect hot drinks when fighting a cold. Also due to its anti-parasitic qualities it can help prevent stomach ulcers and reduce infection in the gut. 


Fights Depression 


According to researchers, curcumin can aid in managing depression, without the possible side effects of  anti-depressive medicine. 


Reduces Cholesterol 


Turmeric has been found to reduce the levels of 'bad' cholesterol in the body, while increasing the levels of 'good' cholesterol. So maybe it's worth while switching to that gold milk for a while? What do you think? Send your comments below!  


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You have probably been hearing about the benefits of turmeric for a while now and you might have been intrigued to try a cup of turmeric latte, the bonified staple drink of the health conscious. Its recipe is quite simple, actually. Take a batch of cold-pressed turmeric juice and mix it with almond, cashew or coconut milk. Before you switch your morning tea or coffee brew to the golden milk (as it's also referred) we take a look at the benefits of turmeric. 


Youthful Clear Skin 

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that fight the skin's tendencies for redness and irritation while its anti-bacterial qualities make it perfect for protecting against acne and blemishes. 

Brain Power 

Turmeric produces curcumin which has a number of medicinal properties. It's known to protect against Alzheimer's disease by increasing memory function is also promotes the repair of brain cells. 

Muscle pain 

Curcumin also protect against muscle pain including joint pain and arthritis. So it's perfect for gym newbies. 

Anti-Infection 

Its anti-inflammatory properties make turmeric one of the perfect hot drinks when fighting a cold. Also due to its anti-parasitic qualities it can help prevent stomach ulcers and reduce infection in the gut.

Fights Depression 

According to researchers, curcumin can aid in managing depression, without the possible side effects of  anti-depressive medicine. 

Reduces Cholesterol 

Turmeric has been found to reduce the levels of 'bad' cholesterol in the body, while increasing the levels of 'good' cholesterol. So maybe it's worth while switching to that gold milk for a while? What do you think? Send your comments below!  

 Head to our gallery for turmeric latte inspiration and buy all turmeric inspired products from our edit below!

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Lina Psaila
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Its time to hibernate. Its getting cold and time to be cosy so prepare for hearty winter stews, pasta, healthy soups and not so healthy but must have freshly baked, melt in the mouth cookies and warming hot drinks to keep the cold at bay.  


PASTA

The simplest of recipes, pasta is perfect and has so many variations and combinations. Carbonara and Bolognese are both perfect winter warmers. Find some great recipes and pasta ideas on @ pastagrannies and @padella for the ultimate pasta inspiration! 

PIES

Pies are so hearty and ideal for winter! Pile on the carb with some traditional steak and ale pie, or a great classic shepherds pie that is both filling, and nutricious. Jamie Oliver has some fantastic recipes ideas, or head to Delia Smith for the traditional enthusiasts! 

SOUPS 

A great healthy way of keeping those necessary vegetables and vitamins in your diet! They are low in calorie intake and can be prepared in advance in a big batch and frozen to last for weeks! Try amazing recipes from pumpkin to chicken noodle or chinese dumpling broths. 

COOKIES and BAKING

Two words: MARY BERRY, the queen of baking. You’re bound to find some great bakes here. Apart from being extra yummy, baking is actually a great past time with the kids or makes for a fun night in with mates. Maybe you can try your own bake off this weekend instaed of heading to the pub! 

HOT DRINKS 

This must be easiest of the lot for winter warming! We all love a cup of hot chocolate but this season spice it up and add a bit of turmeric to your hot drinks, try a vanilla chai or  pumpkin spice! 

There, all your winter warming ideas! Browse through our edit below and get all of your winter recipe essentials!

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Lina Psaila
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It's time to hibernate. Its getting cold and time to be cosy so prepare for hearty winter stews, pasta, healthy soups and not so healthy but must have freshly baked, melt in the mouth cookies and warming hot drinks to keep the cold at bay.  


PASTA

The simplest of recipes, pasta is perfect and has so many variations and combinations. Carbonara and Bolognese are both perfect winter warmers. Find some great recipes and pasta ideas on @ pastagrannies and @padella for the ultimate pasta inspiration! 

PIES

Pies are so hearty and ideal for winter! Pile on the carb with some traditional steak and ale pie, or a great classic shepherds pie that is both filling, and nutricious. Jamie Oliver has some fantastic recipes ideas, or head to Delia Smith for the traditional enthusiasts! 

SOUPS 

A great healthy way of keeping those necessary vegetables and vitamins in your diet! They are low in calorie intake and can be prepared in advance in a big batch and frozen to last for weeks! Try amazing recipes from pumpkin to chicken noodle or chinese dumpling broths.  

COOKIES and BAKING 

Two words MARY BERRY, the queen of baking. You’re bound to find some great bakes here. Apart from being extra yummy, baking is actually a great past time with the kids or makes for a fun night in with mates. Maybe you can try your own bake off this weekend instaed of heading to the pub! 

HOT DRINKS 

This must be easiest of the lot for winter warming! We all love a cup of hot chocolate but this season spice it up and add a bit of turmeric to your hot drinks, try a vanilla chai or pumpkin spice! 

There, all your winter warming essentials! Browse through our edit below and get all of your winter recipe essentials!

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M.J Ortega
Awesone ideas. I personally, love a good cookie and hot chocolate in the winter
Nainika Agrawal
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While we get lost in Pinterest recipes and Cosmo articles about skin and hair, it's easy to forget that our grandmas have had the coolest DIY solutions to all our problems for decades. So here are some of our favourite 'daadima ke nushke' that actually work brilliantly! 


Haldi heals all 
Turmeric has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties, so it works well as a cleansing face mask. Simply mix some haldi powder and milk to make a thick paste, and apply it as a face mask. It will help get rid of breakouts, and give you a nice glow. 

Lemongrass toner 
Lemongrass is a great toner that has natural antiseptic and astringent properties, and is much less drying than alcoholic toners. To create your own lemongrass toner, simply boil some lemongrass stalks in water, and cool it down before using it as you would a normal toner. 

Tomatoes as a facial de-tanner 
Using public transport means exposing yourself to harsh sunlight everyday, and that can cause an unflattering tan. To get rid of this, simply rub cut-up tomatoes on your face. 

Coconut oil for everything 
Coconut oil is nature's best all-purpose gift to us! Use it to do a weekly champi for thick, healthy hair, use it to take your makeup off, and use it as a moisturiser for those extra dry patches.  

DIY anti-frizz hair mask 
Slice up one banana, and mix it with two tablespoons of dahi and one tablespoon of honey, and apply to damp hair. Leave it in for 30 minutes and wash it out for smooth, non-frizzy hair.

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