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This is what stress does to your skin, hair and nails

Stress can be an all-consuming beast. Not only does it overwhelm your brain, but it can have a physical impact, too.

If the current crisis is constantly on your mind, you may have noticed some changes in your body. You might be getting more break-outs when you normally have clear skin, perhaps your hair is feeling limp or falling out, or maybe your nails are breaking more easily....

Woman in robe feeling tired after not enough sleep

This is why bad sleep makes your skin look terrible (and what you can do about it)

How did you sleep last night? If the answer is ‘badly’, you’re not alone.

According to research from The Sleep Council , 74% of people in Britain sleep less than the recommended seven hours per night, while 30% sleep badly most nights. And at times like this, these figures are likely to be much higher.

The same study found that the lifestyle aspects most affected by a lack...

Mollie King: How I get glowing skin all year round

With many an early morning to contend with, thanks to her role presenting the Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast show alongside Matt Edmondson, Mollie King says her skin can easily get as tired as she does.

"Sometimes I don't get enough sleep which can really affect my skin," she says. "I often find that my skin can look super tired and dehydrated very quickly."

But King, who started...

Five ways to combat dry skin in winter

Skincare guru Dr Catharine Denning gives us the low-down on why our skin suffers so much in the colder months.

Alongside the joys of the festive season and the excuse to drink mulled wine at any occasion, winter brings with it a multitude of beauty problems.

As well as contending with frizzy hair and brittle nails, our skin suddenly feels bone dry and starts to flake in...

Over 50? These are the 7 things you must do to look after your skin, according to Liz Earle

After three decades in the world of beauty and wellbeing, there are few people better equipped to dole out skincare advice than Liz Earle (pictured).

Starting out as a beauty writer, before going on to co-create her hugely successful eponymous skincare brand – the brand's Cleanse & Polish has been a cult hit for years – Liz later sold the business and has now founded Liz Earle...

Feeling stressed? 5 ways it could be affecting your skin, according to experts

We all know the emotional and physical symptoms of too much stress – exhaustion, sleepless nights and falling ill more often are all sure signs that you're running on empty and need to slow down.

Another way to determine whether your body is struggling to handle your hectic lifestyle? Take a look in the mirror.

"Stress and anger can be felt on the skin," says Beiersdorf's Dr...

Six ways to keep your neck looking youthful, according to experts

When you look in the mirror, do you notice a difference between the skin on your face and that on your neck? Well, you're not alone.

"My patients are often concerned about the neck and décolletage 'revealing their age' after years of taking care their face, but neglecting the neck," says medical aesthetic specialist Dr Wassim Taktouk.

Even if you are diligent with skincare,...

Feeling stressed? 5 ways it could be affecting your skin, according to experts

Katie Wright asks skin specialists for tips on dealing with stress-related issues.

We all know the emotional and physical symptoms of too much stress – exhaustion, sleepless nights and falling ill more often are all sure signs that you’re running on empty and need to slow down.

Another way to determine whether your body is struggling to handle your hectic lifestyle? Take a...

This is why you should be wearing fragrance on your hair, not just your skin, according to experts

Hair mists are a massive trend in the beauty industry, Katie Wright discovers.

How do you apply your perfume? Do you spritz directly on your wrists and neck, or do you create a cloud of scent in the air and walk into it?

Either way, fragrance application traditionally focuses on getting the scent on our pulse points, the theory being that the heat generated in these areas...

8 common fake-tan fails and how to avoid them, according to experts

Because nobody wants streaky skin or stained bed sheets, says Katie Wright.

When you’ve been starved of sun for months and a natural tan isn’t an option, fake tan is an absolute godsend for giving your limbs that delightful just-spent-a-week-in-Santorini glow.

But when sunless tanning goes wrong, it really goes wrong. We’re talking brown streaks, dark patches, a face that...