At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 149
H E A LT H & W E L L B E I NG ▲
IS IT DANGEROUS
TO LOOK DIRECTLY
AT THE MICROWAVE
WHEN IT IS ON?
CARRIES A RISK
A lot of research has been done
on this and it seems that there's
nothing overly dangerous about
staring at a microwave while it's
on. In the majority of cases it's
unlikely any harmful amount of
radiation can escape from the
microwave - and especially not
into your eyes.
PLUCKING OUT GREY
HAIRS MAKES THEM
GROW BACK THICKER.
IS THIS TRUE?
The bald truth is no. Hair scientists
point out this is simply a myth and all
that will happen is the follicle (the little
tube beneath the skin that produces the
hair) will create another identical grey
hair to replace the one that was pulled
out. But while on the subject, be aware
that constant plucking may damage the
natural structure of the hair strand.
SLEEP TIGHT - WITHOUT
MUSIC IN YOUR EARS
I OFTEN USE MAKEUP TESTERS ON
IF THEY'VE NOT
CAN I CATCH GERMS?
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Playing with cosmetics at the
make-up counter is a lot of fun
l hou h ou ho e he s
had practised safe hygiene by
wiping clean the trial cosmetics
with alcohol and tissues, you can't
rely on this. So make sure that you
do this yourself before you apply
trial make-up - there is a small risk
of infection if the woman before
you had a cut on her lip or even
a cold sore. It's possible to pass
on herpes (the cold-sore virus),
conjunctivitis and other things
in this way.
MIGHT I DO IF I
SLEEP WITH A BRA
ON AT NIGHT?
Apparently not a lot! For many
women, removing your bra is
the best and most relaxing part
of the day, but others feel more
comfortable when wearing one in
WILL YOU REALLY BLOW
YOUR BRAINS OUT IF YOU STIFLE
Hardly - but even so, whether you hold a sneeze by
inching your nose or c osing your outh stifling
a sneeze is not a good idea. Sneezes are surprisingly
forceful. The sudden expulsion of air can propel mucous
droplets at 100 miles per hour. Clamping your nostrils
and mouth shut might avoid disturbing others; but
studies show that by forcing a sneeze in, you can cause
yourself problems such as a pulled facial muscle,
perforated eardrum or cause an ear infection.
bed. However, sleeping in
a bra will not make your
breasts perkier or prevent
them from getting saggy, as
some rumours have it. And it
will not cause a girl to develop
cancer or stunt her breast
growth. So keep your bra
on or let yourself hang free
- the choice is yours.
www.athomemagazine.co.uk AUGUST 2017 | 149