Health

Why we need to talk about boobs, plus more

We’re talking lash innovations, eco-friendly actions, lunchbreak upgrades and your skin’s virtual new BFF
Let’s talk about boobs
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Let’s talk about boobs

October is a biggie on the health calendar: it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Around one in eight women will be diagnosed with this disease, which is why it’s so vital to be breast aware and check yours regularly [1]. Tell your GP if you notice changes in the size or shape of your breasts, or any unusual symptoms (see the NHS list here). And for a reminder that your boobs are as special and unique as you are, head over to @potyertitsawayluv on Instagram – which celebrates all types of breasts by making moulded pots in their likeness. Adore.

 

Smarter skin tech
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Smarter skin tech

How does a dermatologist at your fingertips sound? Thought so! Skin Genius – a new virtual tool from L’Oréal Paris – serves up a bespoke skincare routine based on just one selfie. Simply upload a snap of yourself (online or via the QR code on L’Oréal Paris skincare stands in-store at Boots) and it’ll analyse things like radiance, pore quality and firmness before suggesting ingredients and products for your skin. Powered by AI, the clever tech has been tested on 18,000 selfies of women of different ages and ethnicities in various lighting conditions. Genius, non?

Boost your lash game
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Boost your lash game

If #facecoveringlife means you’re dialling up your eye look, you’re in for a beauty treat. Launching on 1 October, Eylure’s new Line & Lash is a black eyeliner pen that doubles as a lash adhesive, so you can score a precise line for your falsies as well as smudge-free colour *happy dance*. (There’s also a clear pen if you just want the adhesive.) We’re also loving other peeper newbies including NARS Climax Extreme Mascara – the ribbed-bristle brush and intense pigment create mega volume – and Urban Decay Lash Freak Mascara, which lengthens, separates and lasts for ages. Now, go forth and flutter!

#LunchbreakProblems
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#LunchbreakProblems

If you usually inhale a sandwich while sending emails, you’re not multi-tasking solo: 79% of us eat lunch while we work, then spend our actual breaks doing life admin and scrolling social media, reveals a Samsung KX survey [1]. Craving a bit more self-care in your lunch hour? Chill out to new podcast Calm It Down, which blends 15-minute meditations with soothing piano music.

 

Small steps for the planet
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Small steps for the planet

Go, you green queen! A whopping 70% of us are reducing our waste and recycling more, according to a new Smart Energy GB poll. Meanwhile, two-thirds are using less energy and not driving as much [1]. Even our periods can get an eco makeover these days (after all, 1.3 billion tampon applicators end up in the ocean every year in the UK alone [2]), so try turning your time of the month green with DAME’s award-winning reusable ones to give your periods an earth-friendly makeover. Every action adds up and makes a difference, so try showing the planet even more love with this eco inspo.

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Chickenpox soother

Now that little ones are back at school, if you’re worried about chickenpox and the skin woes it brings, Care ViraSoothe, the UK’s No.1 chickenpox relief range* is here to help. Care ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel (75g) is clinically proven to help relieve symptoms and break the itch-scratch cycle. Aaah, now that’s a relief! To find out more, click here.

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