Glamour Gurus

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 October, 2010, 12:00am
 

Mix and match

How can I accessorise outfits with a scarf? It seems awfully dull to just always wear it around my neck but I just love the print.

Scarfed

Eve Roth Lindsay says:

There are so many ways to wear a scarf, and a cute scarf is a must-have this season. Of course, you can just tie a scarf around your neck or wrap it around a few times but why not try letting it hang loose? This elongates the body, making you look taller.

A pretty, patterned scarf also looks great tied onto your handbag or wrapped around one of the handles. Scarves make great belts, so just twist one and thread it through the loops in your jeans.

If you have a smaller scarf, one of the newest looks is to wrap it around the ankle of your boot. A bright scarf is a perfect way to add colour to an otherwise plain or severe outfit.

Best exercise

I've heard that swimming is the best form of exercise as it works all the muscles. Is that true?

Curious mover

Lisa Jones says:

Swimming is an excellent exercise, and yes, it does includes all muscles - there are many other forms of exercise that do this, too, though. In terms of cardiovascular exercise, swimming is not the best choice - as you're horizontal in the water, and being buoyed up by the water, you need an excellent technique to be able to maintain a good speed and get your heart rate up for a long period of time.

Being in water, though, is very calming and meditative. If you want to try swimming, I would find someone who can help you learn the techniques and teach you to swim properly. I don't believe there is any one 'best' exercise. It is more about finding a form of exercise you enjoy and feel good doing so you are more likely to make it a part of your lifestyle.

All dried out

I've heard that skin gets dehydrated really quickly on a plane, but using a face mask seems a little excessive. What are more subtle ways to manage my skin on an aircraft?

Jetsetter

Dr Leung Sze-kee says:

'Frequent flyers' and airline crews are subjected to damage by the skin's second-worst enemy: long exposure to a pressurised environment. (The first is ultraviolet light.) A mask is a little excessive, but apply an intensive moisturiser before boarding, and as necessary on the flight, and drink plenty of water.

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