Thursday, May 10, 2012

Crazy Weather = Skin Problems???

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty, Carlow.

March  May Many Weathers!! So it's sunny one minute, raining (and even hail!) the next, not to mention the temperamental blustery wind. This changeable weather can be very harsh on our skin, leaving it feeling dry in patches (lacking in oil), dehydrated (lacking in water) and more sensitive than usual. Have any of you noticed your skin feeling a little under the weather lately??

When the weather is changeable like this, we really need to take a little extra care of our skin to prevent the above symptoms. Don't be tempted to over-scrub the dry skin patches, as this may cause sensitivity.
  • Gently exfolliate the skin using small circular movements (see my tips on exfolliation in my Beauty Tips Folder,) once or twice a week - that's enough.
  • Use a nourishing face mask once or twice a week, such as Clarins Hydra Quench Cream Mask €36, Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask €17, or for a budget busting recipe see below! 
  • Use an extra rich night cream at night to rejuvenate and repair the skin. Try Lancome Genefique Repair Nuit €70, or The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream €20
  • You can also try using almond oil as a deep moisturiser or mask every few days.

Fo instant results, if necessary or just for a wee treat, book yourself in for a relaxing facial (with me for only €28- cheeky!!) to deeply cleanse, soothe, calm and nourish your skin.

Budget Mask Recipe: Mix half and avocado, half a banana, a spoon of natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of olive oil in a bowl. Spread over clean skin and leave for 15 mins. Rinse off, and then apply your night cream.

Your skin will be back to itself in no time!
Anne xxx
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