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How to Maintain Healthy Skin and Hair While Staying Indoors

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Spending a lot of time indoors can take its toll on our skin and hair. Our normal beauty routines usually get skipped if we’re not planning on going out – but it can sometimes drag us down to look in the mirror and feel a bit ‘meh’!

Whether you’re working from home a lot or looking after kids if they’re off from school, there are plenty of ways to give your skin and hair a little extra loving if you can’t get out much at the moment.

Female relaxing on bed at home with a face mask

1. Top Up Your Moisture Levels

Central heating and air-conditioning can leave skin dry and parched, so keeping it hydrated is key. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid that soak up moisture from the air like a sponge and lock in into your skin to keep it plumped and glowing. (Use the time you’re saving by not having to commute and pop on a sheet mask for an extra hit of H20.)

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Revitaift Filler Ampoules Hyaluronic Acid £13.29 Buy Now
Me+ Me+ Hyaluronic Booster 30ml £5.99 Buy Now

2. Don’t Skimp On The Sunscreen

You might think being indoors means your skin is safe from those aging UV rays. Think again! Sun exposure is the biggest cause of ageing and glass windows don’t necessarily block it out. (Plus you might even want to go for a walk in the park come lunchtime!) So SPF for at least your face is still a must. And if you don’t want to wear a full face of foundation, you can combine both with a hardworking BB Cream that will perk up a dull complexion as well as deliver that all-important UV protection.

Solait Solait Anti-Ageing Face Sun Cream SPF30 50ml £2.50 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris BB Cream Medium Dark 5 £10.99 Buy Now

3. Air-Dry Hair to Stave Off Split Ends

We all know regular trims are good for keeping split ends at bay (and for getting tumbling locks in the long-term). But if you can’t get to the salon, there are ways of preventing them in the meantime. Rather than rough-drying your hair when it’s wet, letting it dry naturally is much kinder on those fragile strands and will make split ends less likely.  Applying a curl cream or serum at the same time will prevent any frizz.

(P.S. Dry off the excess water by wrapping your hair in a special hair towel or an old T-shirt – these are much gentler than regular towels and will have the same affect as the above!)

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4. Look After Your Scalp

The stress of being stuck indoors not only affects the skin on your face, it also can cause your scalp to become itchy and irritated. On your next beauty shop, look out for special scalp shampoos and scalp masks with ingredients such as coconut oil, tea tree oil and aloe vera to keep it soothed and moisturised.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Banana Hair Mask 390ml £3.46 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug Black Castor & Shea Curl Cream 250ml £5.49 Buy Now

5. Keep it Clean

If you’re cooped up indoors it can be tempting to let your regular cleansing routine slide. But while you might not be wearing a full face of makeup, sweat and dead skin can still build up during the day, leading to break outs if you’re not careful. Choose products with resurfacing AHAs and anti-bacterial tea tree oil to keep spots at bay. And why not treat yourself to a detoxifying face mask while you're at it? It's all about enjoying the little things in life!

Naturally Radiant Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Pads 60 £3.48 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Pure Clay Soothing Mask 50ml £3.95 Buy Now
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Lightweight Minimal Makeup That’s Suitable for Everyday Wear

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Not every day has to include a full-blown glam makeup look, because let’s face it - who actually has time for that? This lightweight makeup routine is perfect if you only have 5 or 10 spare minutes in the morning, yet still want to achieve a bright, yet subtle, look.

1. Moisturised skin, is always in!

The first step in any good makeup routine, no matter how much time you have or how many steps you are going to follow, is to moisturise your skin.  Applying a hydrating moisturiser to your face will create a smoother base for further products and will prevent drier areas of your face from being looking cakey!

Lightweight makeup routine

2. Next up, conceal!

You can hide a multitude of sins on your skin with well placed concealer! Apply under your eyes to cover any dark circles and blend into your skin by gently tapping it in with your ring finger.

 

If dark circles are a constant bother to you, check out out our tutorial here on how to hide them: How to hide dark circles.

Naturally Radiant Superdrug Naturally Radiant Cream Normal/Dry Skin 75ml £3.48 Buy Now
Revolution Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer C8 £4.99 Buy Now

3. All about that base

If your complexion is showing redness or is slightly blotchy then target the areas of concern with lightweight foundation and blend in completely using a foundation brush. There is no cover your face with layers of foundation for this look!

If you have any blemishes still showing through, go over them again with your concealer and set it all in place with a very light dusting of pressed foundation powder.

 

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Maybelline Maybelline Master Fixer Powder 01 Translucent £8.99 Buy Now

4. Blush, baby, blush

Now your base is looking lovely and even, it's time to add a flush of colour. Apply a flush of blush to the apple of your cheeks and blend in towards the temple.

If you’re not sure how to find the right place to put it, simply smile!

5. All eyes are on...

Wash your eyelids with a neutral coloured creamy eyeshadow. These are easier to blend, just apply with your finger, and many of them will have a touch of shimmer to it so it will give your eyes extra definition.

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Blonde female with shoulder length hair and minimal makeup

6. Pucker up!

Lipstick applied with perfect precision can take time, especially if you opt for a bold or bright colour that requires a lot of top ups throughout the day. Instead, opt for a nude shade that adds warmth and dimension to your lips.

Picking the right shade is important! Those with darker tones skin, choose caramels, warm browns and avoid anything pastel. If you have olive toned skin, pick a rose or pink shade and for fair tones, look for golden neutrals, mauve and pink-toned browns.

B. Cosmetics B. Liquid Blush - Apricot £4.66 Buy Now

7. Luscious Lashes & Beautoful Brows

Last but not least, for natural defined brows comb them through with a clear brow gel and open up your eyes with a few layers of mascara -  paying special attention to lengthening your top ashes for extra fluttery eyes!

 

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Superdrug Suggests: How to Stay Entertained at Home

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There’s no denying it, it’s been a very strange week for many people around the world. The Coronavirus outbreak has thrown our daily routines out the widow with a large majority of us now working from home, practising social distancing or are in self-isolation to prevent the spread of the virus.

In light of this, we asked our fabulous Superdrug team to share their tips on how they’re keeping their spirits up, spending time with friends and family (without leaving their home) and their suggestions on how they're planning to keep themselves happy and occupied.

We hope there are a few ideas here that you can take on board, as we’re all in this together!

Keep on Movin’

Just because you can’t physically hit the gym, it doesn’t mean your exercise routine needs to take a back seat during the pandemic! Here’s some of our ideas on how to buss’ a sweat while staying at home.

Virtual Fitness

“My colleagues and I have set up a lunchtime ‘virtual’ fitness club. We do a home workout together at 12pm every day and it really perks you up and helps get you motivated for the afternoon.”

Visit your gym online

“My gym has been streaming online classes, instead of encouraging us to come in – which has been great! There’s also loads of free tutorials on YouTube as well.”

Keep your steps up

“My team and I are running a competition on who can take the most steps throughout the week - it encourages us to get up from our desks/dining tables/ sofas and to shake our legs out during the day.”

Namaste... 

“I will be trying to take up Yoga each lunch time to keep calm and get exercise.”

Female staying actve while at home
female practising yoga while at home

Stay in Touch & Engage with Your Colleagues

Working from home may be a completely new experience for many. There are a lot of things to get used to such as working in your new environment, ensuring you stick to a routine and of course, seeing your colleagues in their homes on video calls! If you’re struggling to keep morale high in your team or your motivation is low, give some of these ideas ago.

If I were on a desert island... 

“Our team are doing ‘desert island disks’, where we each choose music, a book and a luxury item that we would take to a desert island with us and discussing it in our catch ups. It gives us something to talk about other than work and the virus!”

What you eating there?

“Rate people’s lunches! We always take an interest in what people are eating in the office, so keep that up on home by putting it in your group chat and taking photos - it could be daily or weekly!”

Incoming video call! 

“We’re really making the most of video calls! It may be weird at first to see your manager in a hoody sat in their living room (lol) but that face to face interaction is really important - especially if you’re home alone!”

Dress to impress (or at least be presentable!)

“Although it’s the dream to be in pjs 24/7, I’m pushing myself to get changed out of them every morning. It helps me feel ready for the day… plus saves some embarrassment when your camera comes on at the start of a conference call!”

Women on a home conference call
woman eatig lunch at her desk

Virtual Socialising

We may have been advised to stay away from pubs, cinemas and theatres and festivals may have been cancelled this summer – but that won’t stop us from making virtual plans with our buddies!

Netflix and isolate? 

“My friends and I have decided to have a joint Netflix movie night which I’m really looking forward to! Rather than the plans we had before we are just replacing these for virtual events and taking turns organising things”

Synchronised lunch dates

"I was supposed to be meeting my friends for a birthday lunch. Instead we are going to make our lunches at the same time at home, crack open a drink each and enjoy our company on video chat... at least that way they can't judge my cooking!"

Someone watching Netflix at home
A young man eating lunch while on his phone

Try Something New

Be creative

“I’ve found myself drawing again, filling little breaks with doodles. My advice during a time of so much uncertainty would be to pick up a hobby you once loved/still love, and dive back into it. Pick up something that will help to keep your mind active, that is the key.”

Cool cursive.. 

“After years of putting it off due to ‘not having enough time’, I now have no excuse not to learn calligraphy in my evenings.”

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Your Best Hair Day is Coming with L’Oreal Men Expert

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Guys remember this date… as it’s the day you’re going to realise your best ever hair day is on its way thanks to the fab people over at L’Oreal and their new Men Expert Styling Range.

Here’s the buzz, and 4 tutorials for you to try at home, on the new range now available at Superdrug.

Look 1: Messy and Matte

L'Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Matt Molding Hair Clay

For a hair styling product that lets you look one way by day and another by night, the L'Oreal Matt Molding Hair Clay has got you! The easy to style clay provides medium hold all day (a.k.a commute proof!) and can be readily reshaped for a new look in the evening.

Look 2: Naturally groomed

L’Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Hair Styling Fiber Cream

Do you like your hair to have the au-natural look, but you still want to put in a little effort? Say hello to the L'Oreal Hair Styling Fiber Cream.  Control your hair with ease, without turning your hair stiff and crispy!

L'Oreal Paris Men Expert L'Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Matt Molding Hair Clay 75ml £5.99 Buy Now
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Look 3: High Shine Slick

L’Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Hair Slick Wax Pomade

Can you name a men’s hairstyle that’s smoother than effortlessly slicked back locks? No? Nor can we!

Having been spotted on the likes of David Beckham, Leo DiCaprio and Colin Farrel it’s certainly A-lister approved! Check out how to create the on-trend slicked back look, boasting high shine, with L’Oreal’s Hair Slick Wax Pomade.

Look 4: Thick, texturised hair

L'Oreal Men Expert InvisiControl Hair Styling Cream

If you’ve been blessed with gorgeously thick hair but are unsure how to style or manage it take a look at how easy the guys at L’Oreal make it look below using their InvisiControl Hair Styling Cream.

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How to Care for Dry Hands

How to care for dry hands

Having dry hands is a very common problem, so there’s no need to worry if it occurs. In most cases, dry hands are caused by cold weather conditions, environmental irritants, exposure to cleaning chemicals or if you have to regularly wash or sanitise your hands due to where you work, such as at a hospital or restaurant.

How to Care For Dry Hands

If you are suffering from dry, cracked or irritated hands, the good news is that in most cases they can be easily restored. Try one of our five top tips to care for your dry hands.

How to care for dry hands

1. Wash your hands with warm water, not hot

Although it may feel really nice on your hands, especially when it’s cold outside, but washing your hands with very hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils which can lead to dry hands.  So, remember to turn the temperature down next time you go to wash.

2. Regularly moisturise your hands

Dry hands are often the result of your skin being parched of moisture, so applying a thick, rich hand cream will help them heal.  Always apply a moisturiser after you have washed your hands to lock the water in and try to avoid any formulas which are heavily perfumed.

Hand creams are always useful to have with you, so pop one in your bag, have one in your car or leave it in your desk at work for when you need it most.

3. Wear gloves

If you work in an environment where you have to regularly immerse your hands in water, then it is advisable to always wear rubber gloves to prevent them from being stripped of their natural oils. Also, wearing cosy gloves in the winter aren’t just useful for keeping you warm - they can also slow down the amount of water which escapes from your skin when it’s cold and dry outside.

Washing up with rubber gloves to protect dry hands

4. Treat them overnight

Most people will complete an evening skincare routine for their complexion, so why shouldn’t our hands enjoy some of that attention too? Apply a thick layer of cream or ointment to your hands just before you get into bed and let the formula work its way into your skin as you sleep. If you’re worried about the moisturiser transferring to your sheets in the night, you can cover your hands with gloves or clean socks to stop this from happening.

5. Know your hand cream ingredients

Hand creams contain occlusive and emollient ingredients. These group of ingredients work together to lock and seal in moisture to your skin.  Look out for vitamin E, natural oils and shea butter for soft, nourished hands and glycerine to help keep your skins natural barrier healthy and strong.

What to do if your dry hands persist or get worse

For a small number of people, dry hands can be caused by a skin or medical condition. If you are regularly caring for your hands but the problem continues to irritate you, or if your hands appear to have discolouration, start to bleed, swell up or are looking extremely red -  then book into see a specialist who will be able to advise you further.

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5 Home Workout Exercises to Try With No Equipment

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In an ideal world, we would all have time to go to the gym and join in classes on a regular basis, but for many people that’s just not the case. Sometimes we have to squeeze in a quick workout wherever and whenever we can - such as at home. To complete an effective workout, you don’t need a full set of weights or the latest equipment, your bodyweight and some know-how is all you need!

Are you ready to work up a sweat? Try these 5 effective home workouts – no equipment needed!

1. Press Ups

The humble press up is a classic for a reason and one of the best bodyweight exercises you can try at home. It works your chest, arms and also helps you control your core.

How to complete a push up:

  • Start in a high plank position, with your hands flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your body in one long line and as you inhale bend your arms to lower your chest to the ground. If you can’t manage this just yet, lower your knees to ground and then try lowering your chest - all the while keeping your core engaged.
  • Exhale and push back up to your start position.

Do as many push ups as you can in 30 seconds to start with and concentrate on your form. Rest for 20 seconds and repeat 2 more times. Once you become more accustomed to push ups you can challenge yourself with longer times or higher reps.

Female doing a push up at home

2. Split Squats

You technically don’t need any gym equipment for this, but you need something to place your foot on - a sofa, chair, bottom step of the stairs or even a pile of books will work fine!

Split squats, or Bulgarian split squats to give it is full name, work many muscle groups but you should feel it most in your legs, glutes and inner thighs.

How to complete a Bulgarian split squat: 

  • Stand with your back to your ‘bench’ (i.e. your sofa, chair, step etc). Place your left foot a few feet in front of your and place the top of your right foot on the bench behind you.
  • While engaging your core, bend your knees to low down into a split squat. You’re aiming to form a 90-degree angle so that your thigh is parallel to the ground.
  • Once your squat is complete, drive yourself back to up starting position.

Do 15 split squats on each leg, rest for 20 seconds and then complete 2 more sets.

3. Runners Crunch

Next up, is your abdominal region - or your abs! The runners crunch offers a slight variation on the regular crunch or sit up, which you can also try! But if you want to mix things up a little and build strength in your core, then give this a go:

How to do a runner’s crunch:

  • Lie on your back, preferably on a soft surface or on a mat and place your hands behind your head.
  • Then in one movement, sit all the way up so your back is off the floor and bring your right knee to meet your left elbow.
  • Lower your back and leg back down and repeat on the other side.
  • To increase the intensity a little, when performing your crunch, keep the other leg that isn’t coming to your elbow slightly off the ground.

Do as many crunches as you can in 30 seconds, have a 20 second rest and then do two more sets.

Female doing a crunch as part of a home workout

4. Burpees

Whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying that burpees are very effective! Plus, you can’t put together a bodyweight workout together without them! Burpees work your core, quads, glutes and your hamstrings – so they’re definitely worth giving a go.

How to do a burpee:

  • Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms down by your side.
  • Engage your core, squat to the floor and reach forward to place your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart.
  • Next, kick or jump your legs straight back behind you landing in a high plank position.
  • Jump your feet back in towards your hands, so you’re back in a low squat position then power up into the air, reaching your hands over your head.

Try as many burpees as you can for a minute and then rest for 20 seconds.

5. Mountain Climbers

If you’re looking to get your heart rate pumping or for a great warm up or finisher exercise, mountain climbers are perfect.

How to do mountain climbers:

  • Start in a high plank position on the floor. Keeping your back straight, your core engaged and your arms straight in front of your shoulder-width apart.
  • Holding your plank position, bring your right knee into your chest and then quickly switch to your left knee performing an in out motion. This is one rep. Switch back and forth for 30 seconds to complete the set.

Start with 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off, for three sets.

Combining all of these exercises into one circuit will give you a really effective all over workout. See, exercising doesn’t have to be time consuming at all! Enjoy!

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Top Tips On How To Effectively Work From Home

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Working from home is a luxury many professionals may only experience once in a while. It certainly has its positive elements such as eliminating your daily commute, being in the comfort of your own home and not being distracted by colleagues dropping by your desks for a mid-morning chat! However, working in a different setting can pose potential issues such as new distractions to compete with and keeping yourself motivated.

So, if you are currently having to work from home, we have devised a list to help you make the most of your new workplace and how to stay motivated.

Man working from home

Top tips on how to work from home

1. Create a Work Space

In order to stay motivated and productive, its really important to create a space that you can sit at every day – just like you would in your office. As tempting as slouching on the sofa or staying in bed with your laptop may sound, this isn’t feasible for a long-term arrangement or on a regular basis.

If you have a spare room in your home, fabulous! Turn this into your working space - not only does it give you somewhere to go each morning, but it’ll separate you from what is happening in the rest of the house. However, if you don’t have the luxury of a spare room, set up a desk where you have space or on a dining table for example. The crucial element is finding somewhere you can sit comfortably and concentrate.

2. Stick to a morning routine

Fight the urge from day one to set your alarm to one minute before you’re due to start work. Sticking to a good morning routine will set you up for a productive day. Get up, take a shower, get dressed (you wouldn’t go to work in your PJ’s, so no need to do it at home!) make a coffee and breakfast and then get to work.

Young man preparing first cup of coffee in the morning in the kitchen of his apartment

3. Structure your day

If you are going to make working from home a regular affair, then setting a structure or ‘working hours’ is crucial to getting things done.  An upside of working from home is that you can be flexible with the hours you work. If you’re more productive in the morning, get up and get started earlier. And vice versa if you like to work later in the day. Just ensure you are doing your contracted hours and are contactable during working hours if your colleagues or boss are sticking to the tried and tested 9-5.

4. Plan your food for the day

With your own personal kitchen just a door or two away, it can be so tempting to wonder in and out in search of snacks. When you get up in the morning, or the evening before, plan out what you are going to eat the next day, just like you would if you were heading into the office, and stick to your scheduled break times.

Man making a sandwich in the kitchen

5. Stay off social media

Social media is designed to be easily accessed, which means it can be extremely distracting. Remember, it is still a working day whether you are at home or not, so to avoid being sucked into a social media blackhole when you are supposed to be working on something, turn off your notifications until you are finished work.

6. Make the most of video chat

Working from home can be an isolating feeling, especially if you are at home for a long period of time or if you’re used to being in an office environment. If something can be resolved over the phone or via a video call, choose this option instead of an email. Otherwise, the only person you may end up physically speaking to all day is the delivery man!

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How to Wash Your Hands

How to wash your hands

Washing your hands should be something we do on a regular basis throughout the day. It is one of the best ways to prevent germs from spreading and to protect yourself from illnesses such as the flu.

A man washing his hands with soap at home

When should I be washing my hands?

You should be washing your hands:

  • Before and after handling raw foods like meat and vegetables
  • Before eating or handling food
  • After blowing your note, sneezing or coughing
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing a nappy
  • After touching any animal, including pets.
  • After travelling on public transport

If you do not have access to clean running water and soap, then using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser after any of these situations will also work.

How to wash your hands properly

Washing your hands properly removes dirt, viruses and bacteria and it is advisable to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds – or as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice!

A little girl with soapy hands

Your step-by-step guide to clean hands

  1. Wet your hands with water
  2. Apply enough soap to cover your hands directly into your palms
  3. Rub your hands together
  4. Rub the back of one hand with the other and clean in between your fingers
  5. Rub your hands together again and between your fingers
  6. Rub the back of your fingers against the palm of your hand
  7. Pay special attention to your thumbs by rubbing one with the other
  8. Clean the tips of your fingers by rubbing them on the palm of your hands
  9. Thoroughly rinse your hands with water
  10. Completely dry your hands with a paper towel, use this towel to turn off the tap and immediately throw away the paper towel.
  11. Avoid dry hands by applying a rich moisturiser to your hands after every wash. You can find out more about caring for dry hands here.
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Buying Glasses: From Our Online Store to Your Door

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When you break your eyeglasses, or they are involved in an accident (re: your child or your pet runs off with them!) it’s not unusual to be worried by the thought of replacing them - especially if you are unable to visit an opticians in person. If you have found yourself in this situation lately, perhaps due to remaining at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, then don’t worry - there is a solution!

Through Superdrug’s Glasses Online you can order your new glasses from the comfort of your home and have them delivered straight to your door.

Broken glasses

How do I order online?

Choosing a frame

The first thing you need to do when you visit Glasses Online is to choose your frames (or the fun part as we like to think of it!)

We’ve split all our glasses into categories for you so finding your next pair of specs is as straight forward as possible. Online you’ll find both men’s and women’s categories, which are then broken down into the type of glasses you’re shopping for (single vision/ varifocals/ bifocals) and also by style, material and frame shape.

Browse around to find the right pair for you and why not try our Virtual Mirror to see what they look like on your face? Just like you would in store! You can upload an image of yourself or use the video function.

If you’re finding lots of styles that you like (we’re sure you will!), then add them to your ‘favourites’ list to compare later. Plus, you can also enjoy a 360-degree view of all our frames to get a real understanding of what they look like.

Once you’re settled on a pair, it’s time to place your order!

Choosing your lenses

Next, let us know what you intend to use your glasses for (don’t worry, you won’t need to write all your activities down and we won’t be checking up on you, you just select the best option for you) and then choose your lenses.

At Glasses Online, we offer 5 different lens packages, from bronze to platinum. So, depending on your needs you can add your extras here, such as anti-reflective coatings or opt for thinner lenses.

Adding your prescription

Next, you will need to provide us with your prescription so we can provide you the best quality glasses created especially for you.

If you have had an eye test in the last two years, then you can request a copy of your prescription from the optician who conducted your test.  You then enter your prescription straight into our order form or you can email us a copy to check all the details are correct.

If you’re unsure what your prescription means, then have a little read of this guide (why not learn something new while you’re staying home?)

Pupillary distance

One more step to go!

Your pupillary distance is the measurement from the centre of one pupil to the centre of the other and we need to know this to deliver the best vision in your new glasses. If your optician hasn’t provided this for you – you can read all about the easy process here to find it out yourself, all you need is a ruler and a trusted friend.

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Delivery

Your glasses will be custom made and sent through a series of rigorous checks and production stages. However, we do aim to deliver them to you as quickly as possible with the majority of orders being dispatched within 5 working days.

If your order is over £30 and you live in the UK, your delivery won’t cost you a penny! Woo! For orders less than this value in the UK and around Europe there is a £3.95 charge or £6.45 for the rest of the world.

Can I change my order?

If you notice something wrong with your order, let us know ASAP! You can email us at support.glasses@superdrug.com or call us on 03303330082 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and one of our lovely team will do their best to help you.

 

And that is all it takes! From online store to your door with fast delivery.

Find out more about our online services, helpful guides to on how to keep your eyes healthy and lots more at Superdrug Glasses Online.

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Try Out Frames From Home With Our Virtual Mirror

If you thought you had to physically visit a store to see what glasses looks like on your face, then think again!

At Superdrug Glasses Online, our Virtual Mirror and great selection of frames make finding the perfect pair of glasses a breeze and guess what? You don’t need to leave your house!

So, if you’re currently spending some time at home, don’t live near a store or just want to find a snazzy new pair of glasses online – then here’s how you do it!

Superdrug glasses online

Our Virtual Mirror

If you’ve been browsing the Superdrug Glasses Online website and have found some frames which you like, then you can now ‘try them on’ using our Virtual Mirror.

To try on your glasses, click on the frames you like the look of and underneath you will see ‘view on female’ and ‘view on male’ buttons.

In the pop-up box you will see a pre-loaded person, expertly modelling your chosen specs. This is to give you an idea of what it looks like on a face in general, but what you really want is to see it on your face, right?

In the same box, in the corner you will see the choice to upload or take your own photo. If you want to take your own photo, the camera in your device will turn on and as if by magic, you will see yourself wearing your chosen frames in real time.

Alternatively, you can upload a photo and we will locate where your eyes are and apply the frames to your photo.

You can save any images you like so you can go back and compare them later

Are you ready to give it a go and ask “Mirror, mirror on the wall - do these frames suit me at all?” Hit the button at the bottom of the post to find out! 

Virtual mirror example

Face Shapes

If you have given our Virtual Mirror a go and found out that the frames you liked the look of maybe didn’t suit you as much as you hoped. Or perhaps you ‘tried on a pair’ that you didn’t think would work, but actually looked fab?! If so, this is all down to your face shape.

Here is the low-down on the types of shapes our faces come in and the frames that may suit them best.

Square Faces

If you have a square shapes face then try out oval, cat-eye or rectangular frames with soft edges.

Rectangle Faces

If you have beautifully high cheekbones and a rounded jaw, then you want to try larger frames with a wide lens or a Wayfarer style.

Circular Faces

If your face is nice and symmetrical then try a softer frame which draws attention away from your cheekbones.

Oval Faces

This is considered the ‘ideal’ face shape, so lucky you if you fall into this category! You can try as many frames as you like, as the chances are you will suit them all.

Heart Faces

Balance out the features of your heart shape face with square or rectangle shaped frames.

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