Is your skin dry, dehydrated and dull?
Well, you can blame Jack Frost for taking his time about kicking off his boots. But elements of spring are in the air. Oh who am I kidding, it’s Ireland the land of all seasons anytime anywhere. So, with that in mind, lets help you to restore, revive and freshen up your beauty booty no matter what the weather.
Here are my Five Essential Tips to help you achieve Fresh and Radiant Skin, with some great product recommendations.
1 – The Deep Clean Energise – Sage Facial Steam
This wise old herb is a powerful immune stimulant. The list of its curative properties is long. A cup of sage infused tea can improve your memory and a strong cuppa can help ease nervous tension. But what of the skin benefits. Well, the Chinese have long coveted sage believing it’s the cure to eternal youth. And I believe there is most definitely something in this. It’s cheap to buy and all you need to do is –
Tear up some leaves with your hands. Pop into a glass pyrex bowl (not metal). Pour over boiling water, then throw a towel over your head and steam clean your skin (make sure you’ve removed makeup before doing this!).
What it does is opens up the pores, the oils from the sage are released and absorbed by your skin. It relaxes the skin, speeds up blood circulation, encourages lymphatic drainage and leaves you with clean and glowing skin.
2. Time for a bit hydration boost – put on your Mask.
One of my favourite skin care brands is Nuxe. Simple packaging that contains skin care for all seasons and ages. Their Creme Fraiche de Beaute Hydrating Face Mask further aids the deep cleaning process of your skin. Pop it on and stick your feet up for twenty minutes while it seeps into your skin, hydrating and nourishing it as it works. Having your feet up helps with your blood flow, relaxes and ensures, that when the hydrating process is finished, you will be good to glow.
Here’s a tip: If you are going to steam clean, exfoliate or use a mask, do it at night. Your skin will reap the rewards while you sleep.
3. Tone and tighten those pores.
Okay, I’m going to recommend two different types of toners here. One works best with mature skin, the other for dry and sensitive skin. What both products do is tone the skin, prepare it for moisture and tighten the pores. Tip, leave your toner in the fridge as the coolness will really help to close those pores off. Especially, if you have steamed then added a mask to your skin.
Clarins Super Restorative Treatment Essence does a lot more than just tone the skin. It is infused with a whole heap of nourishing ingredients that penetrate, revive and replenish your skin. Proper skin food and I’m loving it.
The Body Shops British Rose Toner is infused with aloe vera and soothes and tones the skin. It works great for dry and sensitive skin types of all ages and it is 100% Vegan.
4. Nourish, feed, hydrate and illuminate with a facial oil.
I can’t say enough about using a face oil. Why? Well, oils deliver vital nutrients such as minerals and vitamins to your skin. These nutrients will help combat dryness and nourish it. You only got once face so you gotta treat it right. For my client who suffers from dry flaky skin especially around the nose, I will always recommend a good facial oil. I’ve found that most people, when the flakes appear tend to reach for the face scrub. Ah lads, if you use a face scrub daily on the problematic area, it will only multiply the flakiness and enhance the dryness.
This is where the magic of Oils come in. Apply it to any flaky patches nightly. Simply warm up few drops of oil in the palms of your hands and then press into your face. This helps with the absorption of the oil. Easy peasy. Once this is done just grab a hold of the next essential hydrating product.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil is a bit of a legend and if you have dry, dehydrated, starved or mature skin, this is an essential skin food oil.
5. An Enriching Moisturiser –
Honestly, if you have dry skin you should not leave your home without adding a good moisturiser. Day Creams help hydrate and protect your skin throughout the day. Night creams work to repair and regenerate your skin when you sleep so moisturising day and night is essential to maintain a healthy glow. Here are a few of my absolute favourite day and night creams. All of which I recommend reguarlarly to clients and have been tried and tested. Hydrating angels.
I hope I’ve given you enough tips to help your skin stay hydrated. If you’re looking for more and have some questions, please feel free to comment below.