Priceline | Autumn 2021 | A Festival of You

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you AUTUMN 2021

SMALL WINS

Make every milestone count

SKIN SOLUTIONS Fixes for all ages

CRAVING SLEEP? Read our expert guide

IMMUNITY 101 How to support your system


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CONTENTS

MUM & BABY 24. From Bump to Baby Your guide to caring for your changing body

WELLNESS

30. 5 Minutes to Wellness Quick fixes to bring some zen to your day

32. Sleep School

Struggling to get shut-eye? Try these expert suggestions

AT ANY AGE 36. Small Wins

The moments worth celebrating as you get older

38. The Good Fight

Natural ways to keep you feeling your best

HEALTH

BEAUTY

43. Support System

Now’s the time to give your immune system a helping hand

8. Base Camp

How to find your perfect foundation

10. The Good Hair Guide

Get fabulous strands in a flash with these easy tips

12. Ready, Set, Glow

Everything you need to know for a flawless fake tan

13. Add to Cart

Feel-good finds guaranteed to give your mood a boost

SKIN

45. The Awkward Ask

Your essential toolkit for nixing common skin conditions

Remedies for the conditions you may be too embarrassed to talk about

18. Complexion Perfection

46. Gut Feelings

16. The Skin You’re In

Skin solutions for every age

Simple steps for keeping your digestive health in check

20. Mask Up

Supercharge your skincare routine (and enjoy some ‘me time’, too)

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e’re so pleased to share this latest issue of You, our seasonal guide to celebrating you. We believe that life happens in between the big moments. But our increasingly busy lives mean we can sometimes forget to honour those small, everyday wins, such as quitting smoking, freeing the kids from head lice, finally getting on top of your gut health or even just finding the perfect foundation. That’s where we come in. We’re here to help you feel your best and achieve your health and beauty goals – and to give you kudos when you do. For this edition, we focus on the issues that affect many women and their families. From solving common skin conditions that flare up over Autumn (page 16) to pregnancy support (page 24) and anti-ageing supplements (page 38), we’ve rounded up the expert advice and product recommendations you need to ensure the ones you love get the care they need. We also want to encourage you to celebrate you, which is why we’ve included a laundry list of simple self-care practices (page 30), luxurious face masks to pamper (page 20) and more. Through the celebration of individuality that fills these pages, we hope to remind you that you matter.

As you know, we pride ourselves on serving our communities to the best of our ability in the hope of making life that little bit easier. To that end, we’d love to remind you that in addition to our online store and 470-plus bricks-and-mortar stores nationwide, we offer services like Click & Collect, Click & Deliver and various ‘buy now, pay later’ platforms* to ensure you always have access to the beauty and health essentials you need. We also provide instore Health Stations^ for free self-service health checks (track your blood pressure, body composition, BMI, heart rate, heart age and more in just four minutes!) and exciting healthcare technologies such as our new medically certified at-home sleep testing device called Night Owl (learn more about it on page 32). Not to mention our experienced Pharmacists and Beauty Advisors to help you navigate the more than 50,000 health and beauty products in stock. At Priceline, we think the little things you do are always worth celebrating. From all of us, we hope you enjoy this issue of You.

OUR EXPERTS

Jeyda Shiaxiates Priceline Pharmacist

Dr. Preeya Alexander GP & Priceline Health Expert

Melissa Gannon Priceline Pharmacist

Linh Nghiem Priceline Pharmacist

Sarah Laidlaw

Priceline Hair & Make-up Director

Chloe Sibbel Priceline Beauty Advisor

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BEAUTY

FOOLPROOF FOUNDATION / HAIR HACKS / GLOW-UP GUIDE

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Back to basics Whether your routine is pared back or polished, we show you how to look and feel your best.

From left: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 30mL, $21.95. Australis Fresh & Flawless Full Coverage Foundation 30mL, $19.95. Natio Semi-Matte Full Coverage Foundation 30g, $19.95. Revlon ColorStay Light Cover Foundation 30mL, $29.95. L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation 30mL, $29.95.

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BASE CAMP How to find your perfect foundation

There are a few things to know in order to ace your base. Priceline Hair & Make-up Director Sarah Laidlaw shares her top tips.

UNDERSTAND YOUR UNDERTONE

Your undertone is the colour beneath the skin surface that affects your overall colouring. “Undertones are different to skin colour,” says Sarah. “Your skin colour may get lighter or darker depending on the time of year, but your undertone never changes.” Why is this important? Select a foundation with the correct undertone and you’ll look fresh. Choose wrong and make-up looks washed-out and mask-like.

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Priceline Hair & Make-up Director

Revlon ColorStay Light Cover Foundation 30mL, $29.95.

YOUR UNDERTONE CHEAT SHEET COOL

WARM

You have a pink, red or blueish undertone

You have a golden, yellow or peachy undertone

NEUTRAL You have a mix of warm and cool undertones

Your veins can appear blue

Your veins can appear green

Your veins can appear blue-green

Silver jewellery suits you best

You only wear gold jewellery

Lucky you – both gold and silver jewellery suit you

Look for shade names: tan, shell, fawn

Look for shade names: golden, honey, sand

Look for shade names: beige, natural, buff

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Australis Fresh & Flawless Full Coverage Foundation 30mL, $19.95.

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer 30mL, $24.99.


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FIND YOUR FORMULA

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GET A PRO FINISH AT HOME WITH THESE ESSENTIALS

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Work out your skin type – a Priceline Beauty Advisor can help with this – then choose the finish that suits you

Brush set: Cover all bases in one fell swoop.

1. EcoTools Interchangeables Daily Essentials Total Face Kit, $39.99.

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Concealer brush: Ideal for covering blemishes and hyperpigmentation. 2. Models Prefer Concealer Brush, $9.99.

Foundation brushes: Seamlessly blend in your base products.

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3. Models Prefer Airbrush Foundation Brush, $16.99. 4. EcoTools Interchangeables Flat Foundation Brush, $17.99.

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk 30mL, $19.95.

Powder brush: Perfect for dusting setting powder over foundation.

Best for sensitive: When shopping for irritable skin, steer clear of fragrances – these can cause reactions in sensitive types.

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5. EcoTools Interchangables Tapered Powder Brush, $17.99.

Sponge: Build coverage without making skin look cakey.

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6. EcoTools Bioblender Makeup Sponge, $14.99.

Storage pouch: Keep brushes together and dust-free.

Nude By Nature Luminous Sheer Liquid Foundation 30mL, $39.95.

7. Models Prefer White Colourful Spot Clutch, $9.99. 8. Models Prefer Black Case With Black White Spots, $14.99.

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Best for normal: As you’re not combating a particular issue, focus on the finish. Satin or ‘natural’ is a great option.

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Best for dry: Love a dewy finish? You’re in luck. Look for hydrating formulas that nourish and give good glow. L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation 30mL, $29.95.

> DO YOUR PREP Want to make sure your foundation lasts rain, hail or shine and still looks great? Take your pick from these top primers. Innoxa Illuminating Primer 30mL, $24.95. Models Prefer Ultimate Face Base Primer 50mL, $19.99. TheBalm Anne T. Dotes Face Primer 30mL, $29.95. E.L.F. Poreless Putty Primer 21g, $16. E.L.F. Hydrating Face Primer, $24.95.

> COVER UP Looking to conceal a blemish? Resist the urge to add layers of foundation. Instead, reach for pigmented concealer and apply only to areas that need it.

> SET IT OFF For maximum wear, try setting your base. Powders come in two forms: pressed (easy to apply) or loose (for light coverage). For a dewy finish, use a setting spray.

Covergirl Clean Fresh Hydrating Concealer 7mL, $15.95. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles 6mL, $19.95. Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Concealer 13g, $14.

Models Prefer Prep & Perfect Priming Mist 60mL, $16.99. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray 60mL, $23.99. Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder 12g, $15.95. Savvy by DB Perfect Finish Loose Powder 20g, $9.99.

Best for mature: Avoid matte formulas, which can cake and settle into fine lines. Opt for something nourishing instead. Thin Lizzy Liquid Foundation 30mL, $39.99.

Best for oily: Choose a matte liquid or mineral powder foundation to help control shine and extend wear time. Nude By Nature Natural Mineral Cover Loose Powder Foundation 10g, $39.95.

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THE GOOD HAIR GUIDE For your best hair day, ever

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If hot tools are wreaking havoc on your hair, it might be time to start airdrying. Letting hair dry naturally is excellent for its health, but it can be tricky, especially if you’re prone to frizz. Fortunately, a variety of smoothing products can help, from serums and leave-in conditioners suitable for straight strands to buttery creams for curly hair. 1. Kyn. Leave In Treatment 100mL, $19.99. 2. John Frieda Frizz Ease Perfect Finish Polishing Serum 50mL, $16.99. 3. Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème 150mL, $18.99. 4. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo 473mL, $15.99. 5. OGX Sea Salt Waves Shampoo 385mL, $19.99.

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Cover regrowth on the run

Looking for a quick fix to camouflage regrowth?

Gloss over it

At-home glazes make hair look healthy and polished (even when it’s not). Perfect for 6 those who prefer minimal styling, these foolproof products help to temporarily seal the hair cuticle, resulting in fewer tangles and flyaways. This clear version adds vibrancy to all hair colours. 6. John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glaze 192mL, $19.99.

Dig deep Create a deep side-part, backcomb your roots either side, mist with dry shampoo then tousle. 7. Models Prefer Smooth & Shine Plastic Tail Comb, $3.99. 9. Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle 150mL, $15.99.

Quick touch-up Spritz this to instantly cover greys and regrowth. 8. L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch 75mL in Dark Brown, $15.99.

Accessorise it Headbands are back – and hide regrowth, stat.

10. Models Prefer Smooth & Shine Square Paddle Brush, $9.99. 11. Scunci The Most Comfortable Headband Ever Blonde & Black 2 Pack, $8.99.


GOING GREY, GRACEFULLY

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Heat-free curls? It’s a thing!

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For gorgeous texture sans damage, try this tool-free styling hack. Sometimes referred to as the ‘sock curl’, it involves twisting your hair around a pair of long, thin socks or stockings. It’s best to use a crisscross method, crossing hair over the sock then under it. Another tried-and-true method: apply a conditioning spray, wind heat-free rollers into damp hair before bed and wake up to curls.

“Get your basics right first.”

Naturally grey hair is a major trend. Keen to join the club? There’s a smorgasbord of products to help. For those already colouring their hair, a visit to your stylist might be in order. Professional advice is commonly to blend growth with highlights while the dye grows out – this can be mimicked at home with a streaking kit. If you’re already grey and want to add dimension to your colour, try a semipermanent toner.

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15. Schwarzkopf Nordic Blonde M1 Streaking Kit, $19.99. 16. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Beautifying Silver Care 80mL in Touch Of Pearl, $17.50.

COLOUR ME HAPPY

Refresh your hue from the comfort of your own bathroom. Choose a formula with strengthening ingredients to nourish while colouring.

Great hair starts in the shower

17. Clairol Nice’n Easy Repair in 5 Medium Brown, $15.99.

For perfectly styled strands, you’ll need to get your wash-day basics right first. A clarifying shampoo will remove product build-up and leave you with super-shiny hair, while a nourishing mask will ensure it is soft, hydrated and easy to tame.

12. Hask Argan Oil 5-In-1 Leave-In Spray 175mL, $14.99. 13. Freestyle Bendy Rollers Value Pack 28 Pack, $17.99. 15

18. TRESemmé Deep Cleansing Shampoo 900mL, $10.99. 20. Bear Fruits Flamingo Smooth + Soft Hair Mask & Cap 20mL, $12.99.

Can’t nail the at-home blow-dry?

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DO THE SLIDE

Hair slides are the fastest way to make your ’do look ‘done’. To create a chic style in seconds, twist the front section of your hair on either side back towards the ear, then add a slide (or a few, if you fancy) to hold. 14. Lady Jayne Pro Fashion Pins 3 Pack, $11.99.

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Happily, wrangling a hairdryer is no longer required – hot airbrushes are here to help. Designed to deliver a salon-style finish, they mimic the sleek look of a blow-dry but are much easier to master. Brush hair in sections for all-over smoothness or just tackle the top layers. Opt for one with rapid heating and you’ll be out the door in no time. 19. VS Sassoon Digital Sensor Hot Air Styler, $99.95. PRICELINE.COM. AU

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READY, SET GLOW Stay bronzed all year round with this easy guide to self-tanning

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About face

Dry skin: Make a creamy product your go-to. “The thicker base usually includes natural butters and oils to hydrate the skin,” explains Priceline Beauty Advisor Chloe Sibbel.

As well as delivering a healthy glow, facial tanners help to disguise scarring and uneven skin. Chloe’s top tips? Try mixing tanning drops into your regular moisturiser and using a mitt to evenly buff the product in.

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1. Tanologist Self Tan Water Dark 200mL, $22.99.

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7. Bondi Sands Pure Self Tanning Drops 40mL, $22.99. 8. Barry M Sunchaser Tan Boosting Drops 15mL, $18.95. 9. Bondi Sands Reusable Self-Tan Application Mitt, $9.99.

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2. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze Body Lotion 250mL, $10.49.

Flawless finish

Oily skin: Steer clear of heavy creams and opt for a lightweight foam or water instead. 3. MineTan Ultra Dark Express Self Tan Mousse 200mL, $21.99. 7

Sensitive skin: Choose gentle products with natural ingredients to avoid any unwanted flare-ups. 4. St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Mist 200mL, $49.99.

10. Bondi Sands Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub 250g, $18.99. 11. Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion Cocoa Glow 225mL, $5.39.

The bronze age

Mature skin can benefit from a faux glow. “It evens out skin tone and creates a smoother appearance,” says Chloe. As we age, skin is prone to dryness so exfoliate first to avoid patchiness and opt for hydrating formulas like oils or gradual tanners.

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5. Le Tan Uber Fast Self Tanning Foam Violet Base 200mL, $29.99. 6. Dove Summer Glow Gradual Self Tan Body Lotion Medium To Dark Skin 400mL, $10.99.

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To keep your tan looking beautiful for as long as possible, it’s important to exfoliate. But because oil can leave your tan patchy, oil-free formulas are a must, says Chloe. It’s also vital to moisturise after every shower. If your tan starts to crack, scrub, then even it out with a gradual tanner.

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Know your skin type


TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray 300mL, $7.99. With heat and friction protection, this spray will prep your locks for damagefree styling.

A’kin Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C Brightening Face Sheet Mask, $7.99. Works to even skin tone and bring back glow in just 15 minutes.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ 50mL, $29.99. Provides high UV protection without clogging pores.

Saba Organics Rose Geranium & Marshmallow Hand Wash 500mL, $17.99. Formulated with organic plant extracts, this wash leaves hands feeling super-soft.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided. Reapply frequently. It is important to wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun.

JOY SPARKERS

ADD TO CART Colgate Optic White Expert High Impact Toothpaste 125g, $12.99. Whitens teeth up to four shades.

In need of a quick pick-me-up? Shop these top buys, all under $35

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil 100mL, $19.99. Made with six precious flower oils, this serum hydrates intensely, adding shine to your strands.

Neutrogena Bright Boost Gel Cream 50mL, $29.99. Gently sloughs away dead surface cells using a combination of chemical exfoliants.

Skin Physics Advance Superlift Lifting & Firming Complex Serum 30mL, $34.99. Instantly improves skin elasticity and firmness.

Barry M Lip Rehab Nourishing Lip Mask 9mL, $12.95. Banish dry, chapped lips for good with this nourishing avocado oil and vitamin E lip mask.

Essano Rosehip Oil Enriched With Acai Berry Antioxidant Oil 20mL, $19.99. Hydrates and boosts radiance, plus is 100% natural.

Kiss Magnetic Lash And Eyeliner Kit in Lure, $29.99. Smudge-proof liner and secure-hold, magnetised (read: glue-free) lashes, for dramatic eyes in a flash.

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SKIN

COMPLEXION PROTECTION / FIXES FOR ALL AGES / FACE MASKS

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Clockwise from top: Lano Face Base The Aussie Flyer Leave-On Recovery Mask 60mL, $25.99. Alya Skin. Pink Perfect Australian Pink Clay Mask 120g, $49.99. Avène Soothing Radiance Mask 50mL, $39.99. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 75mL, $48.99.

Face forward Skin-perfecting masks for every complexion.

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THE SKIN YOU’RE IN

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This inflammatory condition causes dilated blood vessels, making you look flushed. It can also present with small pimple-like bumps, which means it’s sometimes mistaken for acne. According to Priceline Pharmacist Linh Nghiem, it’s crucial to pinpoint triggers. “They vary but can include stress, cold weather, spicy food, alcohol, exercise, hot showers, sun exposure and humidity.” The goal of treatment is to reduce severity and prevent complications. “Prescription topical creams and oral treatments are often first-line treatment, but you need to see your GP about these.” Your Pharmacist can help you develop a skincare routine geared to reduce redness using non-sensitising, fragrance-free products. 1. Avène Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate 30mL, $41.99. 2. Clear Skincare BB Red Cover Cream 50g, $32. 3. Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum 30mL, $59.99.

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4. Vaseline Dry Skin Rescue 550mL, $14.99. 5. Aveeno Dermexa Daily Emollient Body Wash 280mL, $16.99. 6

“Choose gentle cleansers and hydrating products.”

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This common condition causes dry, red and itchy skin. It can flare up all year, but cold outdoor air and dry, heated environments tend to make it worse. “Apply a moisturiser to the whole body at least twice a day plus an anti-itch product on any affected areas,” advises Priceline Pharmacist Jeyda Shiaxiates. “It’s also important to choose mild soaps and washes.” 6. MooGoo Eczema & Psoriasis Cream 200g, $24. 7. Ego QV Flare Up Wash 150mL, $12.99. 8. Cetaphil Face Gentle Foaming Cleanser 236mL, $16.99.

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Priceline Pharmacist

This is a catch-all term for different types of skin inflammation, so depending on the type you have, treatment options vary. As always, it’s key to see a health professional for diagnosis. In the meantime, calm a dry, itchy complexion with hydrating products that help to rebuild the skin barrier. In many cases, prevention is crucial, so avoid hot showers or baths as these can dry out the skin, making it susceptible to a flare-up.


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided. Reapply frequently. It is important to wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun.

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Hand, foot and mouth

Occurring mainly in kids aged 10 and under, this is usually a mild illness. It causes an itchy rash, blisters and sometimes low fevers. See a Doctor for advice, especially if fevers are involved. To soothe the rash, try dabbing on calamine lotion.

Psoriasis

“Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition,” says Jeyda. “It can appear as inflammation, redness and scales, and sometimes patches will crack and bleed.” Sufferers should see a Doctor as there are medications that may help. To calm skin, reach for a moisturiser with soothing ingredients.

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12. Faulding Calamine Lotion 200mL, $6.99.

Sensitivity

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Cold sores

Once you’ve contracted the herpes simplex virus, Linh says cold sore outbreaks can be triggered by everything from “hot sun, cold wind, changing hormone levels and stress to a cold”. The good news is they’re easily treated, and there is research suggesting vitamin C can be helpful – ask your health professional. 10. Swisse Ultiboost High Strength C 1,000mg 150 Tablets, $29.49. 11. Zovirax Cold Sore Cream Tube 2g, $15.99.

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When dealing with irritation – on your face or body – avoid fragranced skincare and instead go for gentle formulas. Try to identify the cause of redness with a Pharmacist or Doctor. It may stem from a chronic condition or be a temporary reaction. 13. Bioderma Sensibio AR Anti-Redness Care 40mL, $42.99. 14. Ego QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30 75g, $16.59. 15. La RochePosay Toleriane Caring Face Wash 200mL, $27.99.

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Even those with normal or oily skin types can be confronted with dry skin in Autumn. Choose gentle cleansers and look for hydrating products with nourishing ingredients such as lanolin, jojoba and vitamin E.

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16. Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser 200mL, $34.99. 17. Lano Golden Dry Skin Salve 25g, $19.99. 18. The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba 30mL, $19.99. 19. Clear Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Mask, $5.50.

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FAST FIXES

COMPLEXION PERFECTION Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided. Reapply frequently. It is important to wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun.

No matter your skin concern (or your age), we’ve got you covered

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Acne affects more than 90 per cent of Australians aged 16 to 18. Once puberty starts, there’s an increase in hormones, which can cause sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. When there’s too much oil, pores get blocked and bacteria proliferate. Next minute? Pimples. To treat, a streamlined skincare routine is crucial. Incorporate products that contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide – both are proven acne-fighters. Moisturising is important to calm inflammation and balance the skin, so don’t skip it. And sunscreen

is a non-negotiable – aside from the obvious (UV protection), it prevents the sun from darkening post-acne scars. Try an oil-free formula created for acne-prone skin. 1. Clear Skincare Sunscreen SPF 30+ 50g, $30. 2. Benzac Daily Facial Foam Cleanser 130mL, $13.49. 3. Skin Republic Spot Clear Salicylic Acid Patch 48 Pack, $9.99. 4. ZitSticka Killa Clarifying Microdart Patch Kit, $39.99. 5. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel 200mL, $25.99.

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Enlarged pores, mild scarring, rashes… uneven skin texture can first rear its head now. To reduce the appearance of large pores, look for products with charcoal – it helps to absorb impurities. Exfoliants based on AHAs and BHAs can help to minimise blackheads. You might also try an at-home

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microdermabrasion device. Mild scarring can be improved with specialised gels and patches. Rashes all require a tailored approach, so consult your Pharmacist or a health professional.

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6. Revlon Microdermabrasion Wand, $19.95. 7. Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish 75mL, $19.99. 8. Giovene Specialised Scar Formula 15g, $21.99.

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Thirties: Hyperpigmentation

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During this decade, many experience a sudden onset of sun spots thanks to years of UV. This requires a multipronged approach. First, start wearing sunscreen daily to prevent pigment from worsening. Next, adopt a treatment that gently resurfaces skin, such as an exfoliant with AHA (lactic and glycolic acids are good). You could also try retinol (vitamin A), which helps to speed up cell turnover. Melasma (hormonally induced patches of pigment) is another type of pigmentation that often occurs in pregnant women. Check with your Pharmacist or Beauty Advisor to learn which products are safe. 11. Ego SunSense Daily Face SPF 50+ 200mL, $22.99. 16. StriVectin s.t.a.r.light Retinol Night Oil 30mL, $155. 18. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Serum 30mL, $32.99. 19. Sukin Brightening Day Moisturiser 60mL, $22.95. 22. Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment 12.5mL, $39.99.

“Start wearing sunscreen daily.”

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Fifties: Menopausal skin

An array of skin concerns can be brought on by the diminishing oestrogen levels associated with menopause. You might notice prolonged redness from hot flashes or breakouts caused by increased oiliness. See your Doctor or Pharmacist for advice. If symptoms are mild, skincare can help. Redness responds well to products formulated to minimise flushing, while spots can be nixed with pimple treatments.

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Beyond: Sagging skin

Forties: Wrinkles

While facial wrinkles are signs of a life well-lived, they can be unwelcome. As we age, fine lines give way to wrinkle folds, deeper grooves caused by a natural laxity of facial structures. You can’t camouflage this type of wrinkle using skincare, but you can minimise their appearance. Plumping the skin with hyaluronic acid can assist temporarily, and there’s evidence that a collagen supplement can help to support the skin’s structure.

10. Olay ProX Retinol Serum 30mL, $69.99. 13. Swisse Beauty Collagen Glow With Collagen Peptides 60 Tablets, $34.99. 15. Clear Skincare Apple Stem Cell Serum 15mL, $45. 21. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Filler 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30mL, $44.99.

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Ageing comes with many benefits, but dwindling collagen stores and muscle loss aren’t among them. Firming skincare products can go some way towards creating the illusion of tighter skin. A solid moisturiser or hydrating serum can help to plump skin, while retinol can boost collagen production. Talk to your Priceline Beauty Advisor if you’re considering it. 9. Olay Luminous Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Super Serum 30mL, $59.99. 12. Nivea Hyaluron Cellular Filler Day Cream SPF 15 50mL, $27.99. 17. The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane 30mL, $9.80.

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MASK UP

Reclaim a slice of “me time” with these skin-loving buys Best for: Exfoliating

Packed with guava and mangosteen to whisk away impurities and leave skin with a covetable healthy glow. 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask 10mL, $3.99.

Best for: Nourishing

Dosed with lanolin, ginger and coffee, this formula delivers a potent hit of nourishing ingredients for a plump, dewy complexion.

Lano Face Base The Aussie Flyer LeaveOn Recovery Mask 60mL, $25.99.

It will refresh tired skin fast.

Best for: Brightening

Formulated with vitamin Crich yuzu to brighten and refresh tired skin fast, plus it smells scrumptious (kind of like lemon meringue gelato). Bioré Yuzu Lemon + Papaya Brightening Clay Mask 47g, $7.99.

When it comes to fighting blemishes, this heavy-hitting mask doesn’t muck around. It has a twopronged approach: salicylic acid works to exfoliate surface debris and charcoal deeply cleanses. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque 50mL, $21.90.

Best for: Anti-ageing

Contains manuka honey, which is lauded as an anti-wrinkle hero thanks to its ability to nourish the skin, and unique botanicals that help support cell regeneration. Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 75mL, $48.99.

Best for: Soothing

Best for: Purifying

This Instagram favourite not only provides a cute #selfie moment, but the pink kaolin clay leaves skin detoxified and bright. Alya Skin. Pink Perfect Australian Pink Clay Mask 120g, $49.99.

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When it comes to treating sensitive skin, you can’t go past Avène. This buttery mask is infused with the brand’s signature soothing thermal spring water to calm irritation quickly. Avène Soothing Radiance Mask 50mL, $39.99.

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SKIN SOLUTIONS / STAYING HEALTHY / POSTPARTUM ESSENTIALS

Save your skin Be kind to your ever-changing body through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

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FROM BUMP TO BABY

Everything you need to know before welcoming your newest family member

When it comes to having a baby, there’s a lot to think about – and Priceline can help with every step, from preconception to birth and beyond. Here, your expert advice on key health checks, necessary vitamins, the best skincare products and post-birth buys that can help to support you (and your new bub).

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You’re pregnant! Congratulations. Now the fun begins. Ahead of you lies a whirlwind of scans, appointments and checks. Although there will be plenty of exciting times to come, there can also be some steep learning curves – it pays to be prepared.


Sort your supplements

PREP YOUR BEAUTY BAG

The main supplement most women will have on their radar is folic acid, but did you know you should start taking it prior to conception? “The recommendation is for women to take 400mcg of folic acid and 150mcg of iodine daily for at least four weeks prior to conception and for the first three months of pregnancy,” says GP and Priceline Health Expert Dr. Preeya Alexander. Folic acid can decrease the risk of certain birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, and iodine is essential for healthy brain development. For some women, extra supplements such as iron or vitamin B12 may be appropriate – all the more reason to visit your GP for a pre-pregnancy blood test. Cenovis Women’s Folic Acid 500mcg 150 Tablets, $12.49. Blackmores I-Folic 150 Tablets, $19.49.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

During pregnancy there are a few skincare ingredients you can no longer use. Chief among them: retinol. Some experts recommend you veto products containing hydroquinone and more than 2% salicylic acid as well. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

Remember to floss Vital vitamins As when trying to conceive, folic acid and iodine are the most recommended supplements for the first trimester. However, Dr. Preeya says there are others that can be of benefit, too. “Vitamin D is also recommended for many women but it’s worth chatting to your GP, midwife or obstetrician about whether it’s right for you. Iron may be suggested but this is dependent on medical history and blood results.” Ostelin Vitamin D3 1000IU 60 Capsules, $10.99. Blackmores Bio Iron Advanced 30 Tablets, $15.99.

Dr. Preeya Alexander

GP & Priceline Health Expert

It’s thought that pregnancy can cause dental issues for some women due to – what else? – changing hormones. To help counter the effects of pregnancy on your teeth and gums, brush with a fluoride toothpaste and floss twice daily. It’s a great idea to visit your dentist for a check-up to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Oral-B Satin Tape Mint Dental Floss 25 Metres, $3.49.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

A note on morning sickness While most women deal with morning sickness early on, for a select few it can continue into the second and third trimesters. A morning sickness supplement can help to relieve symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. If you’re still suffering, see your Pharmacist or Doctor for advice on which medications might help you. Elevit Morning Sickness Relief 30 Tablets, $18.99.

Book in with your GP to chat through any concerns. Dr. Preeya says the key points are: past medical conditions and vaccination history, blood tests to check for things like rubella immunity, whether you should take supplements and genetic carrier screening. PRICELINE.COM. AU

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Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Prolonged high-risk sun exposure should be avoided. Reapply frequently. It is important to wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun.

SAVE YOUR STRANDS Many enjoy full, lustrous hair during pregnancy from a natural uptick in oestrogen, which boosts hair growth. The downside? Postpartum hair loss – a sometimes dramatic shedding after your baby is born. While you can’t prevent this cycle completely, you can manage it with nutrition and gentle haircare.

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Simplify your skincare Pregnancy hormones can bring on dryness, sensitivity and breakouts (not everyone gets the “glow”). Make things easy with a gentle cleanser and simple moisturiser, then add in a treatment product to target symptoms (remember: retinol is a no-no). Some women experience an uptick in pigmentation thanks to melasma, a condition that can be triggered by increased levels of oestrogen and progesterone. To help counteract this, ensure you’re applying a high-protection sunscreen daily and avoid the sun. 1. Sun Bum Face Lotion SPF 50+ 88mL, $17.99. 2. Avène Cleanance Comedomed 30mL, $29.99. 3. The Jojoba Company Hydrating Day Cream 50mL, $32.99. 4. Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser 125mL, $11.99.

At a stretch

POSTNATAL Once your baby has arrived, it may feel as though time passes in a blur. Between newborn snuggles, feeding and sleeping, your days will be jam-packed. But remember to continue to make time to look after yourself. With a bit of planning, practice and a few key products, it will all be much easier.

Among the many changes your body is likely to experience during pregnancy, one of the most common is stretch marks, which can appear on your breasts, hips and blossoming bump. They’re largely genetic but many women swear by nourishing oils and body butters to keep skin supple. 5. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks 250mL, $16.99. 6. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil 125mL, $24.99. 7. Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil 100mL, $28.89. 6 5

Herbal Essences Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Mango Shampoo, $19.99. Herbal Essences Sulfate Free Potent Aloe + Mango Conditioner, 19.99.

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Remember to prioritise yourself sometimes – you’ll need to in order to continue looking after your bub to the best of your ability. Whenever you can steal a few minutes, take time to relax – pop on a face mask, diffuse a blend of soothing essential oils or spritz on a new scent.

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8. Natio Pure Essential Oil Blend Calm 10mL, $19.95. 9. Versace Eros Pour Femme EDP 30mL, $98. 10. Mask Society Rosé All Day Sheet Mask 23mL, $5.99. 11. In Essence Australian Native Aroma Diffuser, $89.95. 12. Manicare Professional Nail Pusher & Cleaner, $19.99. 13. Manicare Precision Crystal Cuticle Pusher & Trimmer, $29.99.

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NOURISH YOURSELF LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF MAY BE THE LAST THING ON YOUR MIND, BUT IT SHOULDN’T BE

Learn to meal prep

Between feeding, bathing and caring for your baby, it’s easy to let your own meals fall by the wayside. Ensure you have healthy food on hand with bulk meal prepping. Overnight oats are a particularly easy meal that’s as tasty as it is nourishing.

Anusol Haemorrhoidal Ointment 50g, $10.49. Libra Goodnights Extra Long & Wide Pads 6 Pack, $4.99. Rite Aid Hydrogel Breast Discs 12 Pack, $8.49. Gaia Skin + Body Nipple Balm 40mL, $10.99.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

It can be hard to choose supplements to support your health post-birth. Dr. Preeya says it all depends on the individual: “Women who eat a varied diet with no restrictions are likely to get the required nutrients from diet alone, so may not need supplements.”

Ask for help

Consider requesting that well-wishers drop off pre-made nutritious meals.

Breastfeeding basics

BE PREPARED Make it easy on yourself and stock up on healthcare supplies before you leave for the hospital.

Consider supplements

Fact: nursing a new baby is not easy. A few key buys make it easier

Adapts to your shape and encourages milk flow, to ensure pumping is easy and comfortable. Medela Swing Flex Electric Breast Pump, $269.99.

These doublezippered bags provide an easy way to store breast milk in the fridge or freezer. Medela Breast Milk Storage Bags 180mL 25 Pack, $18.99.

If you’re having issues with leakage, these pads can be inserted into your bra to provide hasslefree protection.

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Swisspers Round Nursing Pads 20 Pack, $4.49.

Blackmores Nourish Perfect Pairs Pack, $19.99.

A pregnancy/ breastfeeding supplement, plus a healing vitamin E-rich cream.

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COLLAGEN

Provides key nutrients to maintain bone strength plus vitamin C to support collagen production.

MAGNESIUM

Provides key nutrients that maintain bone strength plus magnesium to relieve muscle cramps when dietary intake is inadequate.

IRON

Provides vitamin D, a key nutrient to maintain bone strength plus iron to support energy production and maintain iron levels in the body.

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WELLNESS

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RELAX YOUR SENSES / IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP / TAKE TIME OUT

Find your zen

From left: The Base Collective Magnesium & Lavender Beauty Sleep Spray 100mL, $18.99. Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Pure-Castile Soap 237mL, $14.19. Natio Spa Relaxing Magnesium & Mineral Bath Salts 350g, $14.95. The Base Collective Magnesium & Vitamin E Cream 100mL, $22.99.

Even when life is at its busiest, it pays to take time to rest, relax and refresh.

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5 MINUTES TO WELLNESS

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ccording to Priceline’s recent Australia’s Health Report: when healthcare meets selfcare*, Australian women are more stressed than men, across all generations (women aged 16 to 24 are particularly affected, with one in six reporting high stress levels). While stress is a normal part of life, if it’s severe and persistent it can take a toll over time. It’s for this reason that GP and Priceline Health Expert Dr. Preeya Alexander says ongoing stress management is important. “The goal isn’t necessarily to get rid of it completely but to implement simple changes that can help.” To that end, we’re embracing super-easy self-care strategies that can relieve tension in just five minutes.

“The goal is to implement simple changes that can help stress.”

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Take a breath

Aromatherapy, the practice of using aromatic plant oils to promote wellbeing, is said to help enhance emotional health. Devotees report a reduction in the perception of stress and increased contentment. Sound good? All you need to get amongst it is an essential oil or two. Lavender is well known for its calming effects, but you can’t go wrong with a ready-made anti-stress blend. Add a few drops to a diffuser and breathe in deeply. 1. In Essence Australian Native Aroma Diffuser, $89.95. 2. Natio Focus On Stress Pure Essential Oil Blend 25mL, $29.95.

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 Write it down

It’s easy to feel burdened by what’s going on in your life if your mind is forever swirling with too much information. Trying to remember what to buy for dinner, who said they’d pick up the kids and when the dog is due to be wormed is a lot. Make a list of what needs to be done – it’ll allow you to prioritise, taking away that feeling of chasing your own tail.

Enjoy a drink

Taking a few minutes to prepare a drink you enjoy is a quick and easy practice most can integrate into their day. Herbal tea can be restorative and offer the chance to sit still for a moment. Other options include water spiked with collagen powder (for extra beauty benefits) and kombucha served on ice. 3. Swisse Beauty Collagen Glow Powder 120g, $29.99.

Phone a friend

As the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved. If there’s something on your mind that’s making you stressed, consider enlisting the help of a loved one. Sometimes simply explaining how you feel out loud can put things in perspective or inspire a new course of action – and if your buddy gives excellent advice, feel free to ask for that, too.

Have a laugh

There’s evidence that laughter can boost endorphins and aid in muscle relaxation, helping to create a feeling of calm. To take advantage, all you need to do is find a way to chuckle. Switch on a sitcom, ask a friend to tell you a joke or read a few pages of a funny book. Even an Instagram meme can be enough to produce a quick giggle.

5 steps to self-care with Priceline Ambassador Chrissie Swan

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“I love pouring myself a coffee in the morning and sitting down for five minutes. It allows me to create an action plan for the day.”

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“I take vitamins and minerals as they keep me feeling positive. I keep them next to my toothbrush so I don’t forget to take them.”

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“Switching on music and dancing around while I do chores always makes me feel better. Plus, the jobs get done twice as quick!”

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“I’m a fiend for essential oils. Currently on high rotation in my diffuser is a blend of ylang-ylang, orange and patchouli.”

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“There’s nothing more indulgent than running a hot bath and relaxing with a good book. It makes me feel recharged.”

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Treat tired skin

Think you can’t boost parched skin in a hurry? You can. A quick sheet mask can infuse even the most sensitive skin with moisture, leaving it soft and fresh in minutes. To enhance the experience, use a chilled facial roller over the top. 4. Flawless Finishing Touch Contour Facial Roller & Massager, $39.99. 5. Simple Water Boost 5 Minute Reset Hydrogel Mask 33.5g, $4.99.

Just say no

Feeling overwhelmed by a never-ending to-do list? Learn the power of saying no. Whether it’s declining a playdate invitation or informing a colleague that you don’t have capacity to take on another task, saying no can help you reclaim control over your schedule. If the person overcrowding your day is you, consider what you can strike off your agenda or move until tomorrow.

Go back to basics

When life’s busy, we tend to make our own wellbeing our last priority. But it pays to make time for a little bit of self-care. Take a relaxing shower, do your skincare routine, moisturise your legs, brush your teeth and drink a tall glass of water – once you’ve taken care of you, you can take care of others. 6. Jergens Ultra Healing+ Hand & Body Cream 100mL, $7.99. 7. Oral-B Power Toothbrush Pro 3000, $149.99. 8. Antipodes Hosanna Culture Set, $59.99. PRICELINE.COM. AU

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SLEEP

SCHOOL Sure, babies and children need good-quality sleep (and lots of it), but what about their often-exhausted parents? Priceline Pharmacist Melissa Gannon shares her simple strategies for getting more shut-eye

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Dr. Bronner’s Lavender PureCastile Soap 237mL, $14.19. The Base Collective Magnesium & Vitamin E Cream 100mL, $22.99.

Melissa Gannon Priceline Pharmacist

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t’s no secret that becoming a parent means saying goodbye to sleep-ins. But while it’s normal for your sleep patterns to change as they sync up with your child’s, it’s important to ensure you’re still getting enough shut-eye as there are a number of risks associated with exhaustion, says Priceline Pharmacist Melissa Gannon. “Health-related concerns include an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and an increased risk and severity of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.” If you’re struggling to get the sleep you need, try Melissa’s advice: “While your baby is settling into their feeding and sleeping routine, it’s important to focus on yours, too.” If you can, nap during the day when the baby does and try to go to bed early at night. Too much to do? “Your list of jobs can wait,” says Melissa. “You won’t be effective at getting anything done without sleep.” It’s not just new mums who find sleeping difficult. “Changes to our body clocks as we get older, combined with an increased likelihood of medical conditions, can mean our sleep patterns change,” explains Melissa. If you can squeeze in a nap, remember that this time contributes to the total number of hours of sleep per day, so you may not need eight hours at night. Some medications can also make it harder to sleep. Knowing when to reach out for help is vital, not only to save your sanity but to also rule out any potentially worrisome causes, such as sleep apnoea. “If sleep deprivation is interfering with your daytime functioning, you should see a health professional to discuss your options,” says Melissa. And there are lots of them. Here are some of Melissa’s favourites…

Bioglan Sleep Tablets 90 Tablets, $24.49.

Natio Spa Relaxing Magnesium & Mineral Bath Salts 350g, $14.95.

STICK TO A ROUTINE

Not just for babies, a pre-bed routine can help you wind down. “Try listening to music, meditating, journalling or whatever works to relax you.” Melissa also recommends going to bed and rising at the same time each day.

AVOID CAFFEINE AND ALCOHOL

“Steer clear of caffeine – coffee, tea and caffeinated soft drinks – close to bedtime,” says Melissa. Depending on how quickly you metabolise caffeine, this could mean within three to seven hours of going to bed. It’s also a good idea to avoid or minimise alcohol. “It might help you to sleep initially but it actually makes it harder to stay asleep.”

EXERCISE IN THE MORNING

“Exercising each day is important for many aspects of health, including sleep,” explains Melissa. “However, for some, exercising in the last hour before bed can interfere with getting to sleep as our bodies are still stimulated.”

SAY NO TO SCREENS

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

Natio Home Scent Spray Mist Lavender 100mL, $17.95.

Make the end of the day a dedicated screenfree time. “This is really important if you have trouble switching off your thoughts,” says Melissa. The blue light emitted by digital devices tells your brain it’s daytime and to stay awake.

LOOK INTO NIGHT OWL

The Base Collective Magnesium & Lavender Beauty Sleep Wash 250mL, $18.99.

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“Priceline now offers a medically certified at-home sleep testing device called Night Owl,” says Melissa. This clever device (left) attaches to your finger during sleep, relaying important information back to an easy-to-use app. The results are automatically sent to a sleep physician for analysis – you’ll then receive a report and support. PRICELINE.COM. AU

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Hit refresh Buzzworthy supplements designed to support radiant skin health.

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SMALL WINS A mother’s life is filled with countless opportunities for growth and change. The trick is to be prepared... and know how to reward yourself afterwards. Optifast VLCD Protein Plus Shake Chocolate, $50.99.

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Going back to work after baby

Whether you’re returning to an office or working from or in the home, resuming business as usual after a baby is no mean feat. If you’re part of a team, be upfront with colleagues about your new schedule so they can offer support. Reach for products that save time or make you feel good. Protein shakes are an easy breakfast-on-the-run, a multivitamin can support energy levels and a good mascara can brighten tired eyes.

Dealing with back-toschool head lice

Dose & Co. Chocolate Fudge Collagen Protein Powder, $39.99.

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Cenovis Once Daily Women’s Multi 100 Capsules, $21.99. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

Natio Sapphire Coast Mineral Eyeshadow Palette, $21.95.

There’s nothing like an attack of head lice to really bring on the back-to-school blues (for you, obviously). Arm yourself with a few key products and you’ll be ready to fend off nits at a moment’s notice. Not doing a dash to see the Pharmacist with an itchy child in tow? That’s a win.

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The everyday moments worth celebrating


NeutraLice Natural Lotion Kit 200mL, $20.99. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

Manicare Bite No More 12mL, $15.99.

“No matter the habit you want to drop, there is a product to help. Go for it!”

well stocked with all the supplies they might need and let them know you’re always there to chat.

Quitting bad habits

KP24 Metal Lice Comb, $9.99.

Having the ‘the talk’ with your kids

We get it – having ‘the talk’ can be nerve-racking. Know that it’s normal for parents to feel uncomfortable navigating these topics. Your child will probably feel a little awkward, too, so choose a time and place that will put you both at ease. Once you’re done, give yourself a pat on the back. You have started a very important conversation with your child.

If you’ve been meaning to ditch smoking, curb your nail-biting or start exercising but haven’t yet managed to get there, don’t fret; it’s never too late. See your Pharmacist or medical professional for advice on how best to begin (as well as information on any relevant health checks you might need first), then enlist the support of a friend or family member. No matter the habit you want to drop, there is a product to help. Go for it! Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Cleansing Bar 100g, $14.99.

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Caring for an elderly parent

For many, there comes a time when the parent and child roles reverse. Although this is challenging, it can be a gift to spend quality time with your parent in their golden years. As a carer, it’s important to take time out to recharge, so make sure you factor in a well-deserved break.

Making it through menopause

Menopause is a transformative period but one seldom discussed in a positive light. While you might experience unpleasant symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats (if you do, see your health professional about what can help), it’s also a major life milestone worth celebrating.

Supporting your tween through puberty To help your tween through this tricky time, talk openly about what they can expect during puberty, including menstruation, hair growth, acne and peer pressure. Make sure they’re

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This protein occurs naturally in the body, but (like many things!) it depletes with age. Collagen supplements have been creating quite a buzz lately, but the benefits depend on the type you take. Types 1 and 3 are believed to help improve skin health and elasticity, while type 2 may support joint health. 1. Dr. LeWinn’s Marine Collagen Peptide+ Inner Beauty Powder 6g 30 Pack, $59.99.

Vit amin C

Renowned for its anti-ageing benefits, vitamin C is said to promote the formation of collagen. It’s also a powerful antioxidant, meaning it works to reduce the effects of freeradical damage. 2. Cenovis Sugarless C 500mg Orange Flavour 300 Tablets, $19.99.

Omega-3

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Coenzyme Q10 has been a big deal in anti-ageing skincare for some time due to its purported ability to ‘reset’ your biological clock. It’s an antioxidant and is thought to be beneficial in nixing free radicals. 5. Blackmores CoQ10 150mg 90 Capsules, $45.99. Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

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Derived from superspice turmeric, this compound is a natural antiinflammatory and antioxidant. It may aid in improving memory and mood, and may also reduce exercise-induced inflammation (aka muscle soreness).

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JOINT VENTURES KNEES NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE? CONSIDER THIS EXPERT ADVICE You might feel like you’re the only person with creaky hips or sore shoulders, but GP and Priceline Health Expert Dr. Preeya Alexander says you’re not alone. “When we talk about joint pain, people often assume we are only talking about osteoarthritis in older individuals, but joint pain can affect younger people, too – it’s fairly common!” Joint pain can be a symptom of many conditions, from arthritis and gout to some STIs, which is why it’s important to seek medical advice. As for pain management, it depends on the cause of your sore joints. “In rheumatoid arthritis we’d advise pain relief but also the addition of medications to treat the underlying disease,” says Dr. Preeya. “In gout, anti-inflammatories are often used to treat the pain, but management extends to reviewing lifestyle factors such as intake of alcohol and purine-rich foods like liver.”

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ith a greater focus on immunity than ever before, it’s no surprise we’re all looking for new ways to help fortify our body’s defence systems. Fortunately, there are a whole host of expertapproved tips and tricks to help you do just that. But, first things first, what exactly is the immune system? GP and Priceline Health Expert Dr. Preeya Alexander explains that it’s a network mainly made up of white blood cells and a few organs (such as the spleen and tonsils) with defensive capabilities. “It’s a complex system whose role is to defend your body against infection.” Dr. Preeya says it’s a myth that you can ‘boost’ your immune system (“You can’t supercharge it or get it to function at superpower levels”), but you can support it in doing its job. Start by looking at your lifestyle. “Unmanaged stress can negatively impact the immune system,” says Dr. Preeya. “When cortisol levels rise, it can diminish the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens such as bacteria and viruses.” Similarly, sleep deprivation can prevent the immune system from functioning at optimal levels. “Sleep gives the immune system a chance to recharge

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and recover,” says Dr. Preeya. “When you’re tired, you may notice you’re more likely to get sick.” You can also support your immunity by staying active and eating a well-balanced diet full of fruit and vegies. If you suspect you may be deficient in a vitamin or mineral, see your health professional for personalised advice. “If you have a diagnosed deficiency (from a blood test) – such as iron or vitamin B12 – you might see benefits from a supplement,” says Dr. Preeya. As we move into the chilly season, there’s one more thing we can do to stay well. “Keep on top of your vaccinations, including the flu vaccine,” says Dr. Preeya. “Lifestyle tweaks are great – and important! – but staying up-to-date with suggested vaccines in adulthood is a crucial way to support your immune system.”

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ccording to Priceline and YouGov’s Stress Study, which surveyed more than 1000 Australian women aged 18 and over last year, many of us are reluctant to share our health concerns with a medical professional – 47 per cent of women said they’ve self-diagnosed online rather than discuss their condition with a Doctor or Pharmacist. Here, Priceline Pharmacist Linh Nghiem tells us how to treat some common (yet rarely discussed) complaints.

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Vaginal thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast, with the imbalance often occurring due to medication use (antibiotics, oral steroids, oral contraceptive pills), hormonal changes in pregnancy or breastfeeding, or illnesses including diabetes and iron deficiency. Treatment options: Linh says mild cases can be treated with over-the-counter antifungal

“Defined as an involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control, incontinence affects more than five million Australians,” says Linh. There are different types of urinary incontinence, such as urge (a sudden need to urinate), stress (leaking urine during coughing, sneezing, etc), urinary retention (an inability to fully empty the bladder) and nocturia (waking up to wee). Treatment options: It depends on the type, but plenty can be done to help. “Lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly and good toilet habits can lead to improvements,” says Linh. Your Doctor can prescribe medication to calm an

overactive bladder or refer you to a physio who specialises in the condition. A Pharmacist can also recommend incontinence products such as wipes, washes, pads and pants.

HAEMORRHOIDS

Haemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen veins around the outside of the anus or in the lower rectum. “They can be internal or external, and are then categorised based on severity,” says Linh. You may notice blood on the toilet paper or in the toilet after a bowel motion. “There may also be itchiness, discomfort or pain around the anus or you may find a lump,” says Linh. Treatment options: “Pain and inflammation can often be relieved with over-thecounter treatments including medicated creams, ointments and suppositories,” says Linh. “If inflammation is severe, your Pharmacist may recommend a corticosteroid cream, too.” They might also suggest lifestyle modifications to keep you regular and prevent recurrence.

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n recent years, there has been a growing focus on supporting gut health. Known as your ‘second brain’, the gut microbiome is home to trillions of organisms (think: bacteria, viruses and even fungi), some friendly and some not. Experts believe the relationship between these and the rest of your body can affect your overall wellbeing. GP and Priceline Health Expert Dr. Preeya Alexander says it’s an area we’re still learning a lot about: “We know the gut plays a role in immune health and also in conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.” A preventative approach can be of benefit. Dr. Preeya’s advice? Keep it simple. “Eat plenty of fibre,” she says. “It’s been shown to help with the growth of good bacteria.” If you have trouble ticking off your two and five, a fibre supplement may help. “Eating a wide variety of richly coloured fruits, vegies and wholegrains helps introduce more good bugs into the gut,” adds Dr. Preeya. You may have heard that fermented foods such as kimchi and kefir are good for your gut. “Fermented foods are rich in good stuff like bacteria and enzymes that help support your gut health,” says Priceline Pharmacist Melissa Gannon. Pre- and probiotics may also help good gut bacteria to flourish, promoting a healthier digestive system if you’re in need of extra support. (Ask your Doctor or Pharmacist which strains could be beneficial to you.) Bone broth is generating buzz as well – it’s rich in gelatin, which may help soothe inflammation and support wellbeing. Apple cider vinegar capsules can help ease inflammation and assist sluggish digestion, too. And remember, never be embarrassed to talk to a Pharmacist about any gut problems – they see many people with the same issues and it’s their job to help.


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