News and Views Article Sept/Oct 2013
Now that the Summer is over and we’re heading into our 2nd month of Autumn, we’re beginning to cover up abit more, which means it’s very easy to forget about the condition of our skin on the body….but don’t forget there is still occasions and parties to go to that you will be needing tans for and the condition of your skin helps with how well the results of your tan shows. Plus nobody wants itchy dry scaly legs and arms. Dry skin can also be known to enhance the appearance of stretch marks as when skin is dry or dehydrated it lacks in elastin and collagen which gives the skin the flexibility to stretch and recover.
Here are a few tips closer to healthy skin:
- Try to exfoliate the skin wither it’s with a body salt scrub on dry skin before your shower or with exfoliating mitts and shower gel in the shower any type of scrubbing is better than none as with both the face and body the dead skin needs to be removed before any creams can be absorbed correctly into the skin to do their job. This only needs to be done 1-2 times a week depending on how dry the skin is.
- Always use a moisturiser after a scrub to achieve full absorption of the product and to sooth and repair the skin after the scrubbing. Pick whichever method suits your lifestyle. A nice nourishing vegetable based oil like grapeseed, sweet almond, hemp oil ect.. is so quick and easy to apply on wet skin all over the body after your shower while you’re standing in it, or if you have time rub in a paraben (chemical) free moisturiser into skin when it’s dry.
- For the body to function properly it needs two litres of water per day our essential organs .ie. heart,liver,lungs take up to 99% of this with only 1% left for our hair and skin, this is why water is so important to keep skin looking and feeling healthy, if we are not properly hydrated our skin is dull tight and wrinkled.
- Even though autumn is here and winter is on the way we still need SPF is our daily skin care moisturiser to prevent harmful UVA rays the cause the ageing damage to our skin, this is found in most daily moisturisers and is clearly shown on the front packaging.
Now for a quick pick me up that won’t break the bank and may be well needed now the early morning routine has started back with kids back in school, can you spare ½ an hour for yourself for our €20 3 Eye combo (Eye lash tint, brow tint and Tidy). Tinting is like a “hair dye” for your eye lashes this adds colour to the eyes making them appear more open wider and more defined taking the tired sleepy look away, while having the correct brow shape for the face can reduce the appearance of ageing.
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