FROM THE EDITOR
I love spring but less so the sneezing and itching it brings. This week we focus on the two main health irritations that come with the changing of the seasons: allergies and skin sensitivity.
On page 8, we reveal the seven things you didn’t know about allergies, including the fact that flowers aren’t a trigger or that probiotics can help to keep them under control (who knew?).
Meanwhile, our report on page 6 delves into the truth about sensitive skin. Did you know it’s only classed as ‘sensitive’ if you have a diagnosed condition such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea or psoriasis? If you don’t but notice skin irritation as the seasons change, it’s considered ‘sensitised’. We look at the key differences and best ways to keep symptoms at bay.
Elsewhere in this issue, our must-read quiz on page 12 reveals what you should eat and how you should exercise based on your body type. Devised by scientists, it’s a fool-proof way to set habits that really will help you slim down this spring.
Meanwhile our intrepid wellness trend-tester Emma Markezic tackles a myofascial release class on page 10. The latest way to get a massage, it uses exercise balls and rollers to loosen up your muscles like never before. As someone who’s been brought to tears by a foam roller in the past (true story), I couldn’t help but wince as I read it. Enjoy!