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Massimo Dutti takes us on “The Walk” with a new fall-winter 2021 editorial. Clean, sophisticated styles take the spotlight for the occasion. Stepping outdoors, model Egon Van Praet leads the way as Massimo Dutti’s stylish man. Dark looks are front and center for autumn. Choice pieces include new items like Massimo Dutti’s v-neck polo sweater. The must-have looks… [Read More]

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Title: Egon Van Praet Takes a Stylish Walk with Massimo Dutti
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The 3 Tools to Beating Male Inadequacy

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One of the most difficult things to come to terms with as a man is being comfortable with oneself. We can experience challenges in our mental health that completely shake the core of our abilities to feel like who we are. So many men can feel the push and pull of having to be a strong person inside and out, and when we feel inadequate, it strips away any belief in what we can really do. Inadequacy is something that can be rooted from early on in life or you can hit it when approaching mid-life when you’ve started to lose all sense of responsibility in some aspects of your existence, and this can be incredibly challenging. What should we do if we experience feelings of inadequacy that make us question our whole existence?

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If there’s one thing we should all be aware of in the modern day, it’s that social media provides a very distorted lens of reality. We all have an obligation to put only the very best of ourselves on social media, and when we see what others are doing and how seemingly good their lives are, it’s unhealthy for us but it exacerbates those tendencies to compare ourselves with others, because we think we could be better, we could be faster, stronger, and so forth. But this only serves to increase those negative issues of oneself, especially in terms of how we look.

Wanting to treat hair loss, lose so much weight, or get stronger to lift a certain amount can all be major things that we feel we have to do now because we’ve seen someone else do something that we’re envious of. We can feel so inadequate about ourselves purely on an aesthetic level that we will never get to the root causes of it, which is why when we want to make changes in our lives like tackling an aesthetic problem like losing our hair, we do it with a greater dose of compassion, but also recognise that everybody has their crosses to bear.

Nobody has an easy life and also, more importantly, if we had an easy life, we would never strive to be our best selves. You shouldn’t mollycoddle yourself, but you should also recognise when you are at your limits because if the people you see on social media are making you feel worse about yourself.

Practice Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is one of those things that is almost anathema to what the pace of life seems to dictate these days. We’re supposed to burn the candle at both ends because this means that we get the things we want in life. However, this is absolutely not the case anymore. You may have heard your parents talking about you knuckling down and working hard, but look at the younger generations; they’ve seen exactly what has happened to Generation X and millennials who are still renting and can’t afford to purchase their own homes. What’s more, these people have been blamed for what is going on in a financial sense.

The once solid equation of working hard to get what you want in life is not true anymore. It may become better, but right now, this is absolutely not the case, and that notion of the American Dream is destructive at best. The solution is far simpler: to give yourself a break and be kind towards yourself as long as you are doing your best without pushing yourself far beyond what you’re capable of. We certainly need to be better at going beyond our comfort zone but, much like working out, you go a bit beyond what you can do and you give yourself time to recuperate.

It’s far better to be kind towards yourself rather than thinking you need to keep pushing because where does it end? You’ll keep pushing and pushing and before you know it, you’ve been doing it for decades and haven’t achieved what you want. It’s normal to have moments of self-doubt and inadequacy but what’s far more important is, when we hit those moments, we provide a far more reactive solution to self-care. Look at what will help you rebuild, whether it’s meditation, mindfulness, yoga, time off work; there are a million solutions. It’s about finding what really works for you.

The Positive/Negative Reset

If we feel inadequate, it is easier to focus on the negative parts of ourselves. One of the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is about challenging those negative thoughts that

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In the quest for flawless skin, protection against the sun’s harmful rays is a non-negotiable step in any skincare routine. In pursuing healthy, radiant skin, the importance of sunscreen and hydrating your skin cannot be overstated. Sunscreen serves as your first line of defence against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, offering protection from UVA and UVB radiation. As we know, exposure to these rays can lead to a myriad of skin issues, including premature ageing, sunburn, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Moreover, sunscreen helps prevent the formation of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, ensuring a smoother, more even complexion over time; hydrating skincare products can provide an extra layer of protection and nourishment for your skin.

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You need to know what’s best for your skin, so here are the best sunscreens for 2024!

COSRX Aloe Soothing SPF50 PA +++ Sun Cream. Infused with Aloe, it defends against sun damage and environmental stressors, while providing long-lasting hydration for smooth, replenished skin. Offering superior protection, it leaves no greasy or sticky residue, ensuring comfortable wear throughout the day.

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HELIOCARE 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF 50: This oil-free gel offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, visible light, and IR-A with its unique dry-touch texture. Enriched with Fernblock® FC, antioxidants, and repairing actives, it effectively combats sun damage and premature ageing.

COOLA Refreshing Water Cream SPF50: This organic water cream provides SPF50 sun protection and leaves your skin hydrated and glowing. It shields against pollution, blue light, and IR, promoting healthy skin while offering powerful sun protection.

EVYSunscreen Mousse SPF50 With its oil-free mousse formula, this sunscreen offers high-factor sun protection, blocking 98% of UV rays. Its Proderm technology ensures superior protection by penetrating and safeguarding the entire upper layer of the skin for up to six hours, making it ideal for athletes.

HELLO SUNDAY The One That’s A Serum SPF50: This fragrance-free serum provides multi-faceted protection against pollution, UVA/UVB, blue light, and infrared rays. Infused with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, it hydrates and brightens the skin while combating environmental stressors.

SALTEESPF50 Face Sea & Sun Formula Offering ultra-high UVA and UVB protection, this face cream combats hyper-pigmentation while leaving the skin calm and soothed. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly and is enriched with cucumber extract and birch water for hydration and protection.

COLORSCIENCE Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50: This oil-free formula offers broad-spectrum protection against UV rays, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation. Enriched with antioxidants, it fights environmental aggressors while soothing the skin with niacinamide and bisabolol.

NATURA BISSEC+C SPF 50 Dry-Touch Antioxidant This fast-absorbing sunscreen provides high-factor protection while reducing signs of ageing with antioxidant-rich ingredients. Its non-sticky formula hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

TEOXANE (Teosyal) Advanced Perfecting Shield SPF 30: Infused with Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA), amino acids, and collagen-boosting peptides, this sunscreen hydrates, firms, and improves skin texture. Tinted pigments create a smooth, radiant complexion or makeup base while offering UV protection.

SOS SPF50 Sun Cream: Utilises mineral-based filters and ultra-sheer Zinc Oxide to shield against UVA/UVB and blue light. Enriched with antioxidantVitamin E and SoyBean Stem Cell, it aids in reducing wrinkles, firming the skin, and combating free radicals.

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Back to Black – The Classic Lingerie Style Men Can’t Stop Buying this Valentine’s

Ever wondered what colour and style of lingerie your male partner actually finds the sexiest? Well lingerie experts Boux Avenue has done the hard work for you, looking over the data of their male customer to predict what your partner will be buying you this Valentine’s Day.

Where in the UK are men happiest shopping for lingerie? The top 5 cities with the most male customers at Boux Avenue are Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Liverpool. It looks like the lucky ladies in the North are more likely to be treated to a sexy lingerie set or nightwear from their partner. Yes, there really is a north/south divide!

So what exactly is he going to be buying you this Valentine’s Day? A 3-piece lingerie set is favoured over a bodysuit by male shoppers, with 65% buying a suspender set.

Now we know you are more likely to be receiving either a classic 2 piece or a striking 3 piece lingerie set, so let’s delve into the details. When it comes to bra styles it’s an even 50/50 split between a balconette and a plunge style. However when it comes to knicker styles the male consumer buys more sexy little thongs, than full coverage briefs – 69% to be exact.

It’s the season of love afterall, so you may be expecting a romantic red, or feminine pink lingerie set from your partner. Think again! A staggering 44% of Boux Male customers actually buy into the classic and timeless black shade. The great news is with this choice you can wear it endlessly, not just for Valentine’s. The second favourite colour is actually white (maybe he has a proposal on the way),with red coming in a very close third.
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When it comes to sexy nightwear styles, indulge in luxurious chemises, liquid satin cami sets and floaty babydolls. Wondering which of these is the favourite style with the male market? With an impressive 45% it seems the classic chemise is seen as the sexiest nightwear style.

There you have it!! This Valentine’s day expect to receive either a black matching lingerie set or a black chemise from your partner. Let’s face it, he can never go wrong with buying a classic, timeless little black number. No wonder why Boux Avenue sells a black lingerie piece every 2 minutes.

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You can discover Boux Avenue’s latest Valentine’s collection in all of their 27 stores or online at Meanwhile, take a look at our pick of favourite black pieces for you to explore online.

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