10 ways to enhance your health and upgrade your beauty routine

Now’s the perfect time to re-think your beauty regimen, with our round-up of wellness products and services, designed to make you feel great in time for autumn.

Whether you’ve been meaning to change your body exfoliating routine, find products and treatments that make your skin look fresher, or seek help from a medical specialist, we’ve found a few ways to help. Think lavender-scented body scrubs, hyaluronic serum capsules, and even next-gen knee and hip replacements to get you ready for leg surgery.

Best of all, they’re all just a click away.

Soften your skin with lavender-scented body products Reveal smooth skin thanks to House of Adu’a’s beauty products

If you’re longing for smoother feeling skin, try upgrading your body exfoliating routine with House of Adu’a’s Lavender Rose Duo. The set includes two lavender-scented items — a body scrub and a body butter. Use the scrub to gently buff the skin followed by the butter to reveal its softer side. They both aim to minimise the appearance of wrinkles, protecting the skin barrier from pollution and evening out your skin tone and texture. The butter is lightweight and non-greasy, while the scrub includes soft granules of coconut sugar, making it ideal for people with sensitive skin. Use the code ADUA22 at houseofadua.com to get 10% off House of Adu’a’s products. Offer valid until 30 September 2022.

Hydrate your skin with a facial treatment Rejuvenate your skin with HydraFacial

Looking to address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, tone and vibrancy, skin texture, brown spots or oily and congested skin HydraFacial could help. The treatment uses a patented Vortex-Fusion system and a signature vacuum technology, which, when used in conjunction with the spiral design of the HydroPeel® Tips device, can dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously hydrating the skin. The procedure is suitable for different skin types, addressing various skincare needs at once, and could bring long-lasting results over time with ongoing sessions.

Seek help from a pain medicine specialist Say goodbye to pain with Dr Blackburn

Suffer from persistent lower back, neck and shoulder pain or sciatica?

 Consider seeing a pain medicine specialist such as Dr Blackburn. After a detailed assessment, he can formulate a treatment plan tailored to your problem. As well as advising on medication, he can recommend appropriate interventional therapy such as image-guided diagnostic lumbar or cervical facet joint or sacroiliac joint injections. Sciatica causing leg pain due to a trapped nerve can be treated with an epidural or targeted nerve root injections, while a frozen shoulder may unlock with a suprascapular nerve block, which could help avoid risky surgery. Dr James Blackburn works with St George’s Hospital Tooting and southwest London pain services, as well as Parkside Hospital, among other establishments. drjamesblackburn.co.uk

All medical procedures carry some degree of risk so please consult your GP to see if these treatments may be right for you.

Improve the quality of your skin using a serum capsule range Enhance your appearance with Aesthetically Perfect SKIN

Having radiant skin isn’t always easy, but supplements like Aesthetically Perfect SKIN could give you the glow you’re looking for. The luxury skincare brand offers a dermatologically tested serum capsule range of hyaluronic acid, retinol, vitamin C and niacinamide, which aims to embrace skin imperfections rather than conceal them. Formulated with a blend of skin-enhancing ceramides, its products are cruelty-, fragrance- and paraben-free, and 100% biodegradable. The Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsule helps reduce moisture loss and replenish the skin’s radiance; the Vitamin C Ceramide Capsule works towards brightening your complexion; the Niacinamide Ceramide Capsule helps balance complexion that lacks lustre; and the Retinol Ceramide Capsule promotes a smoother-looking and temporarily firmer facial contour. Shop the full capsule collection with 10% off using the code APSKIN10 at aestheticallyperfectskin.com

Founded by gynaecologist Dr Dmitry and fashion and lifestyle influencer Kate Tik, Quanna is on a mission to create clean, quality, plant-powered products for intimate health, aiming to smash negative stigmas in the space. The company recently launched the UK’s first all-natural, , water-based lubricant, Oomf. Enriched with a prebiotic, Oomf is vegan, pH balanced, contains no alcohol, parabens or glycerin, and is formulated in accordance with WHO standards. Being water-based, it’s not sticky like other lubes, and it has no taste or fragrance. It also comes in a sleek, discreet, pebble-shaped bottle, allowing it to blend seamlessly with your cosmetics collection. Shop Oomf at byquanna.com or Selfridges (in store and online).

Give your health a boost with nutrition supplements Feel energized with nutritious supplements from Hey Nutrition

A balanced diet is usually enough to keep you feeling energized, but Hey Nutrition’s supplements could also help you maintain a normal-functioning immune system. The company has created a highly absorbable triple-action, vegan Magnesium Complex, which contains magnesium from three different sources, with added vitamin D3 and two types of zinc. The complex is made with magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, and magnesium malate — each with different absorption rates — which contribute to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. At the same time, zinc can help keep your hair, nails, and skin in good condition. Purchase it at heynutrition.com

Join a digital community for those affected by cancer Join War On Cancer’s digital, supportive community

Those impacted by cancer can now seek support through the app, War on Cancer. This patient-founded app provides a safe space for cancer patients and their loved ones, connecting them with others who’ve been impacted by cancer and encouraging them to share the highs and lows of everyday life with and beyond the disease. It also gives users the chance to learn more about cancer and access meaningful resources, while allowing them to support others and participate in cancer research. Join the War On Cancer community to share your story, ask and answer questions, and explore cancer-related topics. Download the free app on App Store or Google Play.

Purchase a reliable walking aid for smooth strolls Be stable when you’re out and about with Trionic

If you find yourselves experiencing walking issues, consider investing in an efficient walking aid to help with unsteadiness. Trionic’s outdoor one could be for you. As the primary innovator of outdoor walkers, the company has been helping customers return to a more active lifestyle for the past 15 years. Its terrain-taking model, the Veloped, can overtake curbs, rocks, roots, and other obstacles without losing ground contact, making it probably one of the most reliable walking aids on the market. The sturdy design and air-filled tires minimize vibrations and offer a smoother ride on gravel, grass, cobblestone, and forest tracks. To find out more and request a free brochure, visit trionic.uk/outdoor

Prepare for your surgery with robot-assisted hip and knee replacements Remain independent before your surgery with Stryker

Medical tech company Stryker has created a robot-arm-assisted transformative technology to prepare patients before leg surgery. This customized surgical approach allows for precise implant positioning, with the technology combining pre-operative CT images with 3D technology to enable surgeons to perform hip and knee replacements more. Patients could experience less pain and it could help aid quicker recovery, while their joints are likelier to function as normal post-surgery. The technology also aims to minimize the risk of unequal leg lengths and make replacements last longer. Orthopedic surgeon Winston Kim (FRCS), who practices at Alexandra Hospital, Greater Manchester, has performed more than 600 robot-assisted hip, knee, and partial replacements. All medical procedures carry some degree of risk so please consult your GP to see if these treatments may be right for you.

Learn more about his work at manchesterhipandknee.com

Keep track of your medication with an NHS digital pharmacy service Keep track of your medication with PillTime

Do you take several prescribed tablets a day?

Sorting out multiple bottles and boxes can be time-consuming while taking the right dose of medication at the right time can be a challenge. PillTime could help. The NHS digital pharmacy service delivers your medication in pre-sorted pouches for free; each of them includes the medication your doctor has prescribed, along with the exact date and time you need to take it. After you’ve signed up to PillTime, your prescription request gets sent from your GP to the service (instead of your usual pharmacy), where it’s packaged into pouches. The clear labels make it easier to take your medication correctly, while the pouches allow you to carry it with you.


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