Beauty

Sweat-proof your make-up, adventure wees and more

Plus, beating work burnout, beardy treats for your bloke and the menstrual health coach you need in your life
Sweat-proof saviours
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Sweat-proof saviours

We’ve all been there, right? You put on make-up, only to find it’s done a runner by the end of a hot day. Sigh. Before you leave the house, seal your foundation with powder, such as KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Setting Powder, which is lightweight, absorbs excess oil and comes in a fab, refillable pot. And to banish that on-the-go sweaty glow? Keep the genius Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper in your bag – it’s like the cool, new version of your granny’s blotting paper, lifting away shine and sweat without disturbing your make-up. Bonus: the chic compact allows you to neatly tear off the right amount of paper. Love!

No more ‘wild’ wees!
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No more ‘wild’ wees!

If your first question before venturing outside is, ‘But, what if I need the toilet?’, we’re right there with you. Nearly two-thirds of us fear this, according to a poll of 200 (mainly) women by Femtech brand Pelviva. Closed public facilities have driven 87% of respondents to ‘adventure wees’– aka a squat (and not the fitness kind)! You can uncross your legs now, because we’ve found your favourite new website: lockdownloo.com. It features a map of open loo-cations around the UK, based on the creators’ research and user submissions. Yip-pee!

Share the beard love
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Share the beard love

Blokes have had beard care on their minds in lockdown, with product website Cosmetify showing 126,000 monthly searches for ‘beard oil’, along with 91,000 clicks for ‘beard trimmer’ and 27,000 for ‘beard balm’. Topping the list of most popular brands are L’Oréal, Bulldog and ManCave. So, if you’re feeling in a generous mood, here’s our pick of the bunch: L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Beard Face Wash, Bulldog Original Beard Balm and ManCave Blackspice Beard Oil. How hairy nice of you!

WFH burnout
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WFH burnout

Zoom meetings, living-rooms-turned-offices, longer hours and home-schooling (no surprise there!) have taken their toll. In fact, 34% of people who are working from home feel it’s having a negative impact on their mental wellbeing. If you’re struggling, we’ve got your back: these strategies can help you cope with work burnout. It might be worth booking in some annual leave, too…

Power to the period!
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Power to the period!

As our monthlies are no longer a shameful secret (finally!), step forward Claire Baker, an expert in menstrual health. She’s written a book, 50 Things You Need To Know About Periods (out on 9 July), which is designed to help you learn to live in harmony with your cycle and optimise your energy, mood and focus. It’s bloody great!

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In good taste

Embrace everyday life with Pollen, the tasty, vegetarian CBD gummies, designed to fit effortlessly into your lifestyle. Click here to choose from a range of delicious flavours that leave no bitter residue. Each pack contains 30 10mg CBD gummies in an easy-on-the-eye carton. Modern life made simple!