Wellness

This will make you smile... and other news

Quick happiness hacks, the foundation application game-changer and why it's time to talk about incontinence, male hair loss and your finances
Easy ways to be happy
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Easy ways to be happy

It’s been a crappy year so far, so if you’re feeling lower than usual or just a bit ‘meh’, we hear you. The good news? It’s the small things that can help perk you up: research found that 28% of people can’t help but grin when they see a dog on a walk (who doesn’t love pet therapy?), while 39% enjoy waking up to the glorious sunshine. Which is proof that it doesn’t take much to put a spring in your step. For more smiles, be sure to check out our genius happiness hacks.

 

Male hair-loss woes
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Male hair-loss woes

Men are in denial about their receding hairlines for two-and-a-half years before admitting that they’re thinning out on top, according to a new survey! And 7 in 10 blokes polled said it was other people who pointed out their hair loss (with a quarter getting remarks from work colleagues). Of course, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, but hair loss can seriously affect confidence. There’s no easy fix, but Viviscal Man Hair Regrowth Supplement is scientifically formulated with zinc, which helps maintain normal healthy hair growth.

 

The rise of Fintech
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The rise of Fintech

As we’ve been holed up in our homes for much of this year, it’s no surprise that the popularity of Fintech (online/mobile banking) has surged (a 50% jump!), with 21% of people getting new financial products (such as a credit card or loan) without speaking to a human! And one in three said lockdown had opened their eyes to the ways Fintech can help with organising their finances. Regardless of amazing tech, we all know money worries can seriously impact your mental health, so check out our financial wellbeing feature. It’s packed with insider tips and insight and genius ways to save without even noticing…

 

 

Make-up sponges to the rescue!
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Make-up sponges to the rescue!

If you’re craving a lighter make-up base this summer but don’t have the cash to splash out on a new one, it’s worth switching up your application for a different result. Try the humble beauty sponge: it’s the secret to giving fuller coverage foundation a much lighter, streak-free finish. However, as not all sponges are created equal, our top three picks are: NYX Professional Makeup Complete Control Blending Sponge, which has a clever precision tip so you can get to all those hard-to-reach areas (such as around your nose). S-shaped wonder Laura Mercier Flawless Finish Makeup Sponge hugs the contours of your face, so you can apply your base in a flash. And, of course, we have to mention the iconic Beautyblender Original, which ensures your fave formula makes it onto your skin and doesn’t just soak into your sponge.

Fit to burst
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Fit to burst

While the rise in at-home exercising is fantastic – 37% of women say they’ve been working out more since lockdown –  there’s been an unexpected downside for many: bladder leaks. A survey by Always Discreet found that one in five women who struggled with it before the pandemic said their condition has worsened recently, while 14% said they’ve had little leaks for the first time because they’ve been more active. A quarter of women who ignored symptoms said that lockdown had forced them to confront the issue. Luckily, there’s something you can do about it: pelvic floor exercises. Or if you need extra help, the Intimina KegelSmart Electronic Pelvic Floor Trainers is a discreet and effective way to help get those internal muscles fighting fit!