New Year's Beauty Countdown

New Year's Beauty Countdown

You’ve shopped, wrapped and unwrapped gifts with expert precision; you’ve cooked, eaten and drank with culinary grace; and you’ve entertained, laughed and charmed with Oscar-worthy sincerity. Yet the biggest party of the year is only days away. The Skin by Cathy beauty countdown is ready now. Are you?

PARTY SEASON PREP LIKE A PRO—MUSTN'T NEGLECT THESE 3

PARTY SEASON PREP LIKE A PRO—MUSTN'T NEGLECT THESE 3

We've taken you to party perfection with our top 5 tips, but don't forget the 3 most neglected, but arguably the most important areas. Do you want your face to look like it's in a different decade than the rest of you? Don't fret. Your best 'aren't I fabulous' face is close and Skin by Cathy knows exactly how to help you.

PARTY SEASON PREP LIKE A PRO

PARTY SEASON PREP LIKE A PRO

The first invitation signals the start of the party season more than Christmas catalogues jammed into your postbox. Don’t panic. Stop staring at your wrinkles, using increasingly larger amounts of camouflage to hide spots of all sorts, highlighting to distract from your sunken hollows, bronzing to look refreshed and buying this season’s lipstick shade in hope your pout will look more youthful—none of which will change anything. Holiday parties and office parties, family and friends, and a new year to welcome are imminent. Don’t panic—Skin by Cathy knows every trick to help you flaunt your best. Learn to get party perfect like a pro with just 5 simple steps. 

IN A MAN'S WORLD

IN A MAN'S WORLD

This search goes deeper than vanity and hits confidence. What do sweaty palms say about you? Wrinkles? A few grey hairs are no bother — and often express experience and wisdom — but do under eye circles and bags reveal stress? Have you always hated your frown lines or sun spots? Learn Cathy's tricks designed especially for men. 

SKIN CANCER MYTHS DEBUNKED

SKIN CANCER MYTHS DEBUNKED

Is it true that you can't get skin damage after 4:00 pm, in the winter, if you have black skin, if you only use tanning beds, if you apply SPF 30 every morning, if you never burn, if you're a teenager, if... The answer to all is a huge, resounding YES. If the 'c' weren't bad enough, the sun makes you look older and causes unsightly sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER

Banish the visible, ageing sins of winter over-indulgence with Cathy's best beauty, body, mind and health tips. Wedding invitations are pouring in, tropical beaches look closer than ever and those heavy jumpers you've been hiding under are being replaced by your favourite spring florals. You can’t hide your winter body or face much longer, so start planning now.

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER: PART 2 - SKIN

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER: PART 2 - SKIN

It's always the skin people notice first, revealing your lifestyle, happiness and true age. While you spent your winter eating fat-filled treats and drinking champagne, your skin was suffering. Diet will help erase the evidence, but for truly radiant and youthful skin, bring in the experts: Sculptra, Dermapen, Obagi and others.

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER: part 1 - nutrition

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER: part 1 - nutrition

What you put inside your body is what you see outside. While most people sort-of already know that, few follow it. It's simple: eat well + live well = look and feel well. It will also save you a fortune on beauty treatments to correct premature signs of ageing or worse, cancer. Read up, stock up and start a new you. 

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER: in 4 parts

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER: in 4 parts

Get ready to erase the sins of winter over-indulgence with my best nutrition, beauty and exercise tips covered in four parts. Don't fret. I make it super easy and advise things like eating more, watching guilt tv (while walking, of course) and slathering on a bit of sunscreen. Much easier than running the London Marathon. 

DIARY OF A MARATHONER: chapter 3 - training

DIARY OF A MARATHONER: chapter 3 - training

How I train for the London Marathon in April 2016 is sweat, discipline and encouragement, along with the knowledge that I am running for charity (please donate generously to Victa), I am running for myself and I am running for everyone who has ever been bullied or made to feel like they didn't matter. 

DIARY OF A MARATHONER: in 4 chapters

London Marathon, just wait until you see me in April. I am training hard - both mentally and physically - and my goal of raising £10,000 for Victa (a charity that helps blind and partially blind children) is already looking good. Follow my diary to learn diet and exercise tips - some beauty ones too.