How Denise Van Outen stays looking young

How Denise Van Outen stays looking young Denise Van Outen certainly isn’t one to shy away from the spotlight. The actor come presenter, singer, dancer, has hosted hit breakfast TV shows, played leading roles in West End and Broadway musicals, and long been a familiar face in homes all around the country, appearing regularly on shows like Strictly, Sunday Brunch, and Loose Women. And why would she shy away? Ever since her first TV performance as a teenager in the children’s sci-fi comedy…

Why should the young have all the fun?

Why should the young have all the fun? Every year we celebrate our chronological age, i.e how many years we’ve lived since our mothers performed the gracious act of bringing us into the world. But once you get beyond thirty or forty you begin to realise this isn’t a true representation of how old you are. Somehow the numbers keep going up but you don’t feel like you’re ageing with them. In some senses, you feel younger than ever. Your…

Blurry, hazy & foggy. Not a hangover, but your vision in the morning

Blurry, hazy & foggy. Not a hangover, but your vision in the morning Dragging your body as if someone snuck in during the night and pumped it full of lead, you stumble to the bathroom and turn on the light. You stop, groaning and wincing from its harsh glow, and make your way to the seat — being careful to avoid any reflective surfaces (not that you could see anyway). Just like the famous sculpture ‘The Thinker’, you prepare to…

Reading glasses are never cool

Reading glasses are never cool In the early 90’s, Doc Martins and flannel shirts hit the mainstream fashion scene. Soon after, babydoll dresses appeared in the wardrobes of most young girls. Fast forward twenty years later, and, as the notion goes, they all came back into style. There’s a lot of debate about how long this cycle of nostalgia runs, but twenty years is a good rule of thumb. Some people say it’s more like forty years. Others say everything is simultaneously in…

Rolling back the years: How to treat presbyopia

Rolling back the years: How to treat presbyopia We accept ageing as a fact — an unavoidable process that governs all existence and affects us whether we like it or not. And in many ways, it is. Ageing is one part of the biological puzzle that continues to evade even the brightest minds and the most cutting edge technology. However, all is not lost; many experts believe an effective solution to slowing down and even reversing ageing is on the…

Fed up of the constant on/off of reading glasses?

Fed up of the constant on/off of reading glasses? Only needing visual aid for some distances and not others presents a unique problem for wearers of reading glasses: where to put the damn things when you’re not wearing them. You don’t want to always wear a shirt with a breast pocket and you’d rather not hang them from a chain around your neck like an old fashioned librarian; the only solution you’ve found is to have hundreds of pairs strewn all over the…

George Chesterton of GQ Magazine has PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision

George Chesterton of GQ Magazine has PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision To be an editor for one of the world’s leading publications, you need to be many things. You need to be a critic for detail and an expert in seeing the bigger picture. You need to be as impartial as a judge and as opinionated as a Kardashian. But above all, you need to be tough. As an editor is often the last to lay eyes on a piece before…

The top tip to looking younger: don’t wear reading glasses

The top tip to looking younger: don’t wear reading glasses There’s no shortage of anti ageing and beauty tips that promise to turn back the years. But no matter what they may be, there’s always a catch. It could be a powerful herb from the Amazonian rainforest that can give you the skin of a teenager, but only if you can find and bathe in it for 8 hours every day. It may be a risky surgical procedure that tightens up loose…

Throw your reading glasses away

Throw your reading glasses away A lot of unexpected but unavoidable things happen as we get older. Hair stops growing where it should and starts in obscure places, hard parts of the body get soft and soft parts get hard, our memory fails us, we lose a few inches in height, and our eyesight deteriorates. Most of these things don’t really affect day-to-day life. You can deal with occasionally being senile — in fact, it can come in handy from time to…

What does a pair of £5 reading glasses say about you?

What does a pair of £5 reading glasses say about you? Many great things have been said about the eyes. The great Roman philosopher Cicero described the face as a picture of the mind and suggested, “the eyes are its interpreter.” In the Bible, Matthew said they are “the lamps of the body”, and in an instant can reveal your health according to how bright they shine. And maybe most famously and profoundly Shakespeare proclaimed they are “the windows to your soul”….