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Beauty Journalist

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I'm a London based journalist and Managing Editor at Get the Gloss, with a penchant for good earrings and colourful makeup. If it's green, I like it; if it's glitzy, I like it even more. I'm on a mission to find decent skincare for sensitive skin types, because we should be able to enjoy beauty too. I love to chat about all things health and beauty, lifestyle and entertainment, and can usually be found doing so on Twitter or on my blogs.

How to help clicking joints?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

Recently my dentist noted that my jaw clicks a bit and since then I've noticed that my shoulders do too - what does it mean and what can I do/take to ease it?

7 answers

If you feel the onset of a cold, is Echinacea a good remedy to stop it developing?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

Wondering how to stop a cold from getting worse if you start to feel the initial aches and symptoms!

12 answers

How can you avoid a post-lunch afternoon slump?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

In our office we always find that as soon as we've eaten at lunchtime we feel sleepy. How can you avoid the afternoon slump?

15 answers

What type of wax is best for sensitive skin types?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

Is there one brand/type of wax that's better for those who react to products easily?

12 answers

Does VelaShape heat the skin?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

Does the machine get hot as it is used, and therefore is it ok to use on sensitive skin types?

1 answer

How to protect sensitive skin from the sun?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

I have very sensitive skin and have found that even suncreams by brands I use every day (and never react to) cause a reaction - I've heard SPF filters can do this, so what's the alternative if I want to stay safe in the summer?

17 answers

What's the best way to help skin after an allergic reaction?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

After an allergic reaction to some aromatherapy oils in the summer plus suffering with prickly heat around the same time, my skin still seems quite irritated/inflamed. What can I do to get it back to normal?

12 answers

Fertility tips - are certain vitamins better than others?

Asked by Judy-J 2 years  ago.

My sister has been getting advice from a nutritionist to help with fertility. She's been told her body is stressed and therefore not absorbing the vitamins she needs, so to eat more foods with B vitamins in and buy an expensive brand of supplements because you'll only absorb around 15% of cheaper brands.

Is there any truth in that, and any tips on what might help? Thanks!

10 answers

Getting fit for summer

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

Booking my summer holiday has made me think about bikinis - yikes! I currently do zumba once a week (1 hour) and power plates once a week (30 min). What tips would you give for fitting in more exercise and how much I should be doing to see a difference?

20 answers

What's the best way to ease aches post-exercise?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

I do a power plates class once a week and the instructors are great so it is quite an intense 30 mins. The muscle pains for the following few days are really quite bad though, to the extent that it hurts to walk! I know that means it's working but what's the best way to ease the aches? It puts me off doing it so often...

12 answers

How to exfoliate super-sensitive skin?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

I have very sensitive skin but it also tends to be dry and prone to eczema. I'm a bit scared of exfoliating as I think it's too harsh - any tips on whether to do it, how to do it or how often?

14 answers

What can I eat or use to make my hair thicker?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

After health issues my hair has become very thin (and my scalp very sore). What can I use either on my hair that's gentle or supplements/diet-wise that can help thicken it again? Thanks!

11 answers

How many calories should a meal roughly contain?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

I am trying to eat more healthily in general and reducing portion sizes - what sort of calorie intake is right per meal, if I am eating 3 meals a day?

16 answers

Are organic skincare products better for sensitive skin?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

If you have sensitive skin are you less likely to react to more natural products?

11 answers

What are the best foods to eat to keep protein levels up?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

I have found that I am eating less red meat, and prefer either chicken, fish or Quorn versions. What other foods should I be upping so that I don't miss out on protein?

5 answers

How young can you start practicing yoga?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

My nephew has just turned 2 and is having to wear splints/heavy boots (sorry I don't know the technical term) on his feet at night as he can't put his feet fully down, so is walking/running on tip toes!

I wondered if yoga might help stretch his muscles etc and how early he can start?

Thanks!

3 answers

What's the best cardio workout for the lower body?

Asked by Judy-J 3 years  ago.

I am doing power plates every week and feel like it's really helping with toning, but I still need to lose weight around my middle. What's the best cardio activity to target that area?

11 answers

I really want to start doing meditation but don't know where to start - any suggestions?

Asked by Judy-J 4 years  ago.

I'd like to learn it to help with stress, anxiety etc. Should I take a class, do a one-on-one, are there any home-learning methods?

14 answers

Should everyone visit a podiatrist? How do you know when you need a podiatrist or simply a pedicure?

Asked by Judy-J 4 years  ago.

For dry skin and the odd sore patch on your feet should you be seeing a podiatrist or are regular pedicures enough... what does a podiatrist do that a pedicurist can't?

3 answers

Can cutting out gluten help with eczema?

Asked by Judy-J 4 years  ago.

I was reading an article about hayfever and how to relieve it through diet on Times Online, and one comment on the article was that by going gluten free she has rid herself of hayfever and eczema - is it worth a go?

Source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7102073.ece

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What should your heart rate go up to during cardio?

Asked by Judy-J 4 years  ago.

When doing cardio how fast should your heart be? Is there a healthy limit?

5 answers

If I power-walk rather than go running, how long should I walk for each day?

Asked by Judy-J 4 years  ago.

I don't enjoy running as I find it hard to pace myself but enjoy power walking - how long or how often should I do it to see results?

6 answers

Can you see what's happening during the laser eye surgery?

Asked by Judy-J 5 years  ago.

I'd really like laser eye surgery but I'm a bit nervous about the actual process. Can you see what's going on and do you feel anything?

2 answers

Is there anything you can do to prevent prickly heat on holiday?

Asked by Judy-J 5 years  ago.

As I have quite sensitive skin I find I always end up with prickly heat when I'm on holiday and it always ruins the relaxing on the beach! Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

6 answers

Are perms bad for your hair?

Asked by Judy-J 5 years  ago.

I have straight and quite thin hair. I have always wanted to have curly hair as I use tongs a lot to create curls. Is perming the answer or is it very bad for your hair, and is it hard to maintain?

22 answers

I've heard that cutting out some dairy products can help with treating bad skin, is this true?

Asked by Judy-J 5 years  ago.

I have read and heard that cutting out cheese from your diet and other dairy products can lead to better skin - is this true?

7 answers

What products are particularly bad for sensitive skin?

Asked by Judy-J 5 years  ago.

I have had allergic reactions to products before, are there any ingredients I should look out for?

5 answers

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