Summer lift

Want to stay cool as the heat rises this summer? These quick tips will keep you in fabulous festive fettle.

Hello, sunshine
This summer, soothe yourself with sunshine. Cap your tanning time to 15 minutes though – this way you get the mental and physical benefits, including the vitamin D boost, without the scorch factor.

Cool down
Use green tea to replenish your skin. It contains polyphenols that destroy free radicals. For the ultimate cool-down experience, spray your face and body with iced green tea. Steep two green-tea tea bags in two cups of water for 15 minutes. Pour into an empty spray bottle and keep in the fridge.

Don't sweat the small stuff
It takes about 2–000 frowns to form one wrinkle on your brow, so clearly the cheapest anti-wrinkle device is to stop worrying.

Essential energy
Need to fight morning sluggishness? Treat yourself to a luxurious wake-up call with a reviving massage oil made from 250ml sunflower oil, five drops of grapefruit essential oil, 10 drops of mandarin essential oil and two drops of lavender oil. Mix and keep in a glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Massage your feet and neck with this blend in the mornings or afternoons for an energising lift.

Turn on the charm
Many people who are liked and admired share the same secret: natural-born charm. Contrary to popular belief, women who have tons of admirers aren’t necessarily outrageous flirts. In fact, charm gets you everywhere, while flirting often lands you in trouble. Their secret? Be attentive and interested in what the other person has to say, courteous and sincere, and free with genuine compliments.

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