Behind a perfect image of clean eating and fitness goals, Amy Abrahams was secretly gorging on junk food. Red Magazine It’s mid-December, 2014. I'm in for the night and on the kitchen counter, next to my blender, spiraliser and green superfood powders, I unpack dinner. A block of Cheddar cheese, a bag of penne and a family pack of KitKats. I have already eaten five chocolate-chip cookies, each the size of a side plate, in the 12 minutes it took to walk back from Sainsbury's. I am not hungry.
Here’s the thing: I’m tired. And chances are, you are, too. Because no matter how much we are told we need more shuteye, we’re still not getting enough. In fact, a good night’s sleep is such a precious commodity that in the past three months alone, more than 20 books on the subject have been published. We’re officially knackered, and brands are racing to help us rest better: the less we sleep, the more we’re willing to pay to try.
This week’s beauty guinea pig is journalist Amy Abrahams, who tests a facial treatment that uses needles combined with LED light therapy — with interesting results. The USP Beauty Acupuncture is holistic facial treatment using ultra-fine needles combined with LED light therapy. With Millennials opting for more natural remedies, and cosmetic surgery rates in the UK falling by 40% in 2016, facial acupuncture, sometimes called “natural Botox”, is fast becoming an alternative treatment.
@sirenabergman Totally. But I don’t think either or both have to be perceived as selfish. I just think society needs to respect different choices. But often people feel the need to justify their choice as though it’s pitted against another. More freedom of choice for all!
@sirenabergman Interesting. I think some personalities will always be smug/annoying whatever life choice they make. But from observing my friends with kids, I’m amazed how they do all they do - it looks bloody hard to me. And I think most are envious of my ability to sleep in should I wish...
@sirenabergman I have to say, I’ve never heard anyone ever say this. Mostly, my friends with babies value even more the choice and freedom and time and space their child-free friends have. I have never been made to feel ‘lazy’ because I don’t have kids. But that’s just my experience, obviously.
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