LIP fillers are having a bit of a moment, with many women lusting after a Kylie Jenner-style bee-stung look for themselves. If plumping your pout with liner won't do, we have all the info you need to know about getting lip fillers. What are lip fillers? Lip fillers are a popular trend, where a cosmetic surgeon will inject a dermal filler to plump up your lips. These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid fillers". There are a number of different substances used in the injection. Temporary fillers need redoing every six to nine months, with semi-permanent lasting over two years. Are lip fillers safe? Before you get your procedure done, make sure you research a reputable professional for the job. Many doctors would argue strongly against getting the procedure at a spa or a beauty salon. A beautician hasn’t had the same training and they are most definitively not able to prescribe medication or treatment if something were to go wrong A beautician also … [Read more...] about What are lip fillers, how much do they cost, are they safe and did Kylie Jenner have hers removed?
A SMEAR test is something almost every woman in the UK will experience at some point - but the thought of a cervical screening test fills some with fear or embarrassment. So, here's everything you need to know about getting a "smear test" - from what the procedure is for to how it will make you feel. What is the smear test for? Cervical screening tests (referred to as smear tests in the past) are a preventative test used to detect abnormal cells on the cervix - the entrance to the womb from the vagina. Detecting these cells and then removing them can prevent cervical cancer. It's not a test for cervical cancer itself. Most women's results show everything is totally normal - the test picks up abnormalities in around 1 in 20 women. Who is the smear test for? Cervical screening is carried out under the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, which was introduced in the 1980s. Every woman over the age of 25 who has a GP is invited for screening - and it doesn't matter if you're sexually … [Read more...] about What happens at a smear test, does it tell me if I have cervical cancer and is it painful?
WE all remember begging our parents to let us stay up longer and the excitement when our bedtime went back an hour. But you may be surprised to find out when a child's bedtime SHOULD be. Here's everything you need to know. What time should children of different ages go to bed? According to a chart posted on Lifehacker, children should go to bed by a certain time... and it all depends on when they woke up. Covering ages five to 12, the chart shows that children aged five should go to bed from 6.45 pm to 8.15 pm depending on their wake-up time. Meanwhile, kids aged 12 should be asleep anytime from 8.15 pm to 9.45 pm. If your five-year-old gets up at 6.30am, they'll be ready to go to sleep at 7.15 pm. But if they were up at the slightly later 7am, they'll be ready to nod off at 7.30 in the evening. While an eight-year-old who gets up at 6.45 in the morning will be ready to go to sleep at 8.15 pm, the same aged child who woke later, at 7.30 am, won't be ready for bed until 9pm. How long … [Read more...] about What time should children go to bed and how long should they sleep for depending on their age?
KIM Kardashian, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox are all fans of the ketogenic diet. Developed in the 1920s, the ketogenic diet to help patients suffering from epilepsy, it's slowly become the diet for managing fat loss, PCOS, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and even some cancers. Here's how it works... What is the keto diet? The keto diet involves eating lots of "good" fat, to curb hunger pangs, while cutting out carbs and eating moderate amounts of protein. It's said to boost energy levels and help speed up weight loss. The diet is based on ketogenesis, which is when you eat fewer carbs to starve the brain of glucose - forcing the body to tap into its reserve source of ketones, which the liver produces from fat stores. It takes about three days of following the diet to bring on ketogenesis. Fat should make up 60-80 per cent of the dieter's total calories consumed, while protein makes up 10-15 per cent, and carbs less than 10 per cent. Dieters should also cap their … [Read more...] about What is the keto diet, what are the best ketogenic recipes and does the meal plan help weight loss?
BREASTFEEDING can often be a challenge for a new mother in the days after their child's birth But is there anything to be aware of before feeding your newborn for the first time? We've got the lowdown. What is NHS advice on breastfeeding? The NHS's Start4Life service states that new mothers will probably find breastfeeding "the easiest and most satisfying way to feed your baby". It's recommended that you find out as much as you can about breastfeeding while pregnant. This will help you feel more confident when you start. Some women get the hang of breastfeeding more quickly than others, but nearly all produce enough milk. Giving nothing but breast milk is recommended for about the first six months (26 weeks). After that, the health service states that giving breast milk alongside family foods will help your baby grow and develop healthily. There are also outlines for a healthy breastfeeding diet and what to do if you need any help. What are the benefits? Mothers … [Read more...] about NHS advice on breastfeeding – what are the benefits and are there any tips for feeding your newborn baby?