When you look in the mirror, there's always something you want to change. "I wish my teeth were whiter, I wish my lips were bigger, I wish my cheeks were fuller." It's said perfection doesn't exist - but in 2019 there are lots of young people desperate to find it. And they're happy to pay. Over the past few years, more and more young people have been spending their hard-earned cash on having non-surgical treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers, to enhance their image. They have lots of reasons. Often, it's insecurity about a certain body part. Or wanting to change certain aspects of the face, too. There is no doubt that treatments have become much more accessible within the last few years. Only last year, high street retailer, Superdrug, announced it was making Botox and dermal fillers available to customers over the age of 25. The Skin Renew Service later opened at the retailer's London Strand store. At the time, the retailer claimed the service was being launched … [Read more...] about The Botox generation: How it’s become ‘normal’ for young people
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Coffee, red wine and curry: all delicious things to eat and drink, but consuming them means we’re more likely to develop stained teeth and discolouration. Some people are more prone to this than others, but our diet will have a big impact on this. Of course, we’d all love to be able to afford professional teeth whitening, but it’s not a reality for most of us. So, what’s the next best thing? Teeth whitening products, which you can use at home, have come a long way in the past few years, with products ranging from toothpastes to at home kits with LED lights. But what’s the first thing you should look for? “Make sure they’re medically licenced or approved by a dentist,” says Dr Krystyna Wilcyznski, a cosmetic dental surgeon, at NuYu London, “It’s just not worth experimenting with anything that looks or feels unprofessional. “Here at the salon we make sure we assess everyone on a one to one basis, to check for sensitivity … [Read more...] about 8 best teeth-whitening kits
MANY of us would love to have the perfect, gleaming Hollywood smile - and as a nation we Brits spend a staggering £535.6million to achieve it. But, shockingly, these women claim the secret to their white gnashers is never brushing at all. Although the NHS recommends we should brush our teeth for two minutes last thing at night and on one other occasion every day, three in ten Brits brush their teeth just once a day. The same survey also saw one per cent of British women admitting to not brushing their teeth daily. While dentists may balk at the idea, some of these women believe the secret to their stunning smiles is stepping away from the toothpaste. Sun Online spoke to three of these women, who claim avoiding dental hygiene has been better for their health. 'I haven't brushed my teeth for ten years' Special needs teaching assistant Alice Kid, 23, lives in South Croydon with her partner and their 18-month-old son Carter Alice says: "I never brush my teeth. It is an awful … [Read more...] about ‘Why we haven’t brushed our teeth in years – and we think you shouldn’t either’
I am going to Copenhagen this weekend for a book festival. The only issue with this is that it involves the two things I hate most - leaving the house and packing. I’m currently trying to figure out if the four outfits I’ve packed will go with the same coat, boots, and bag, and I am losing the will to live. But as I was trying on a dress that I thought might be suitable for Saturday’s panel discussion, I had this strange realisation. I rarely look at myself in the mirror anymore. Obviously, I do when I’m applying moisturiser and brushing my teeth, but other than that - nothing. Even when I’m washing my hands or coming out of the shower, I simply avoid my reflection.This is partly because I’m busy, I know. I’ve just started my next novel and I find this period all-consuming. It’s all I can think about, at times, these characters and this world that I’m trying to create, wondering how I can flesh them out and make them come alive. I … [Read more...] about How could we stop caring when we’re taught that a woman’s inherent value is tied up in her physicality?
RYLAN Clark-Neal shot to fame on the X Factor in 2012 and has since become a major TV star, regularly popping up on daytime TV. Here's the lowdown on the popular presenter, his husband and his Big Brother career... Who is Rylan Clark-Neal and how did he find fame? Rylan Clark-Neal, 30, was born Ross Richard Clark in Stepney, East London. He grew up in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, and was raised by mother Linda Clark and his older brother Jamie. Rylan spent his early career working for Optical Express in Lakeside Shopping Centre. He became a part-time model from the age of 16 and it was during his early modelling career that he adopted the stage name "Rylan". In 2007, he applied for Big Brother 8, but revealed "the day I was going in, it got taken away from me because it got leaked to the press. It was devastating." He was in several Take That and Westlife tribute bands in Ibiza and was also part of a Spanish boy band called 4bidden until January 2010. In 2011 Rylan was a finalist on … [Read more...] about How old is Rylan Clark-Neal, when did he marry husband Dan and what has he said about Big Brother?