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The dream team

We’re getting to know our glycolic acid from our hyaluronic, our vitamin C from E. But certain ingredients work better when they’re paired up. Here’s how

Before you start Don’t just stock up on every acid going. Dr Hextall recommends introducing new ingredients slowly – begin with low percentages and consider what you want to achieve: ‘The key is to understand what each ingredient does, then it’s common sense.’

There are some iconic duos that will always trip off the tongue: Simon and Garfunkel, peanut butter and jam, millennials and smashed avocado on toast. But when it comes to our bathroom shelves, it’s not so simple. As we become more clued up on the elements that make up our beauty products and demand for single-ingredient formulas increases, the average beauty arsenal can resemble a science lab. Which is why we’ve enlisted the help of Dr Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist at the Tarrant Street Clinic, to educate us on the beauty ingredients that we should be using in combination.

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Have you thought about your sleep recently? It’s one of the key pillars of our wellbeing, which is why we’ve delved into all things bedtime this issue. Inside, you’ll find simple, science-backed fixes to all your sleep worries, from insomnia to snoring, plus our body clock training plan and moves to help you snooze. We investigate whether fat really deserves its bad rep, uncover the intricacies of the placebo effect, and explore 2019’s biggest wellness trend: blue health. Plus, our food section champions light Easter bakes, three beauty experts dish on their bedtime routines, and Jess Ennis-Hill talks family and fitness since retiring. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!