IF you're heading off on holiday soon or out into the garden to enjoy a the sunshine, one thing you're bound to need is sunscreen. Do you pop to the shop to get a new tube though, or save some cash by using up the dregs from last year? If that sounds more like you it could be time to have a re-think... here's why. Does sun cream go out of date? Not everyone realises that many suntan creams come with a best before date. It's easy to think that's just a big con to make sure you pick up a new one every year, but there's actually an important reason why it shouldn't be ignored. “It’s just not worth taking a chance,” dermatologist Debra Jaliman, told Stylecaster. "Sunscreen contains preservatives which work to protect the product for a certain amount of time. "After the expiration date, the active ingredients can decompose, and become inactive and ineffective.” Does that mean it's unsafe? Suntan lotion will protect you from harmful rays up until it expires. Once … [Read more...] about Does sunscreen go out of date, how much suncream should you wear and how often should you apply it?
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THIS shocking footage shows a woman swing and flip a baby around by his arms and ankles for a baby "massage". The tiny boy is thrown around like a rag doll, in the disturbing clip. The masseur, from Kazakhstan, even spins the baby around by his head. Larissa Orynbasarovna was filmed performing the "treatment" earlier this year. The 35-year-old claims the frightening massage is healing for babies. Larissa, who has been working as a professional certified masseur for 11 years, and even trains students, said she loves helping kids. "I help children," she said. "I've worked with so many babies over the years, many with disabilities like neck curl or crooked feet. "My massage heals them." The massage sees a baby tossed and twisted around for ten to fifteen minutes. Larissa’s extreme practice has become popular in Kazakhstan and parents pay ‘professionals’ 3000 KZT (around £7 GBP) for the treatment. The one-minute video begins by showing Larissa holding the tiny baby … [Read more...] about Shocking video of baby ‘massage’ shows woman swing boy around by his NECK
IT'S easy to forget that we have sunny weather in England after a long and cold winter, but the sun has finally returned and we can all enjoy being outside. But when the sun is out, it's important to make sure you have proper protection against the harmful rays - which can be tricky if you have sensitive skin. Here's all you need to know. Can you have allergic reactions to sun cream? Yes, as sun creams contain chemicals that can cause reactions in some people. The chemicals work by absorbing the harmful UV rays from the sun to stop them from penetrating your skin. These can cause two different reactions – either getting a rash when the product is applied on your skin, or experiencing it after the chemicals have reacted with sunlight. You can get an allergic reaction the first time you apply it, or you can develop an allergy after using it for years. What are the signs of a sunscreen allergy? Symptoms can come on immediately, or may crop up after a few days. They include: Redness … [Read more...] about Can you have an allergic reaction to sunscreen and which ones are best for prickly heat, eczema sufferers and sensitive skin?
THERE'S no miracle cure, no pill you can pop to make the pain disappear. But there are simple things you CAN do to tackle a hangover and stop it ruining your Bank Holiday Monday. Temperatures are set to reach a steamy 29C today, making it one of the hottest Bank Hols on record. So it would be a shame to wallow in a pit of sweaty despair, feeling sorry for yourself, right? RIGHT! The key is to focus on replacing the essential vitamins and minerals your entire day drinking wiped out in a flash. Nutritionist Amanda Hamilton, said even though it might feel totally alien, replenishing what your body is missing is the quickest way to banish a hangover. First things first, WHY do we get hangovers? Before you can tackle it, it's worth understanding exactly what a hangover is. Yes, yes...it's OBVIOUSLY the number one sign you drank too much the night before. But Amanda, Vita Coca's nutritionist, explains, it's a whole series of things that combine to drain our bodies of all the goodness they … [Read more...] about How to cure your Bank Holiday hangover in 5 easy steps – from a cuppa to booking brunch
WOULD you know the signs of a brain aneurysm? The medical condition could lead to a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage if it is left untreated. Here's what you need to know when it comes to the signs, symptoms and causes... What is a brain aneurysm? A brain aneurysm occurs when there is a bulge in a weakened blood vessel. Usually, brain aneurysms only cause noticeable symptoms if they burst. This then leads to serious issues and is known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage (or brain haemorrhage). If the aneurysm ruptures, bleeding can cause extensive brain damage – with three in five people dying within two weeks of suffering this. What are the symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm? According the NHS, signs of a brain haemorrhage include: A sudden excruciating headache (similar to a sudden “bang” on the head) Stiff neck Sickness and vomiting Pain when looking at light Unruptured brain aneurysms can occasionally cause symptoms too. Signs of these can include: … [Read more...] about What is a brain aneurysm, is it the same as a brain haemorrhage and what are the causes, signs and symptoms?