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The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -


Hands and feet, legs and arms — there isn’t any part of your body that won’t look bet­ter when cared for with some mois­turiser. You needn’t des­ig­nate a spe­cific time of day to ap­ply some lo­tion or treat­ment, but get into the habit of keep­ing a tube of hand cream by the sink, or foot cream by your bed, and work these into your daily rou­tine. Al­ways ap­ply lo­tion or body but­ter af­ter show­er­ing; that is a must. Don’t let cold or hot weather cause hard skin on your hands — keep the skin pro­tected and nour­ished with reg­u­lar ap­pli­ca­tions of hand cream, and mas­sage it into the cu­ti­cles to keep them soft and healthy. Be­fore bed, rub some body lo­tion into your el­bows and knees, and fin­ish with foot cream. Your skin will be trans­formed in a mat­ter of days! And mois­turiser needn’t cost the earth: for the body, look for prod­ucts rich in co­conut oil or co­coa but­ter — highly nour­ish­ing, yet not so pricey!


There’s not much left out there that hasn’t been in­ves­ti­gated for its an­ti­age­ing prop­er­ties. Re­mem­ber the furore over snake venom, the wrinkle buster that com­pared favourably to anti-wrinkle in­jec­tions? Next up was bee mu­cus from China. And now the lat­est is al­lan­toin de­rived from pu­ri­fied snail slime. This mag­i­cal liq­uid is what the snail uses to pro­tect its skin; for us, it is mois­tur­is­ing and sooth­ing on burns and dry skin. Sadly, it has yet to reach our shores be­cause it has a short shelf life and a long way to travel from where it is pro­duced in China!


For sum­mer hol­i­days, make sure you have some sim­ple-to-use crayon colours in your beauty bag. The new­est eye make-up crayon sticks are just per­fect for wear­ing on sunny days. Not only do they give the eyes a made-up look in sec­onds but most are a cream shadow and eye-liner blend with a long-wear for­mu­la­tion. There are re­ally great me­tallics and neon shades for the sea­son and some of­fer dou­ble-ended colour — Max Fac­tor is the brand to look for there. They are easy to blend but you need to be quick, as, be­ing long-wear, they’ll set on the skin within mo­ments of ap­pli­ca­tion (the ef­fect is great, though). Brands to look out for in­clude Laura Mercier, Clin­ique, Topshop, Rim­mel, Avon, May­belline and L’Oréal Paris. ART­DECO DITA VON TEESE LASHES 39 €16.70, Deben­hams and se­lected sa­lons Pic­ture alabaster skin, strong brows, lined eyes and a show-stop­ping red lip­stick — and the world’s most fa­mous bur­lesque per­former comes to mind. This col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Dita and Art­deco is a clas­sic col­lec­tion of red for lips, neu­trals for eyes and great face fin­ish­ing pow­ders. These lashes are play­ful and saucy,

a bit like the lady her­self! Well worth check­ing out. PUKKA AYURVEDA NOUR­ISH­ING FACE OIL €36.99, health stores na­tion­wide Health stores are won­der­ful trea­sure troves for nat­u­ral and or­ganic skin­care. Among the many vi­ta­mins and juices, you’ll find amaz­ing oils, like this one, at great prices. This is a beau­ti­ful oil blend: Rose Otto, av­o­cado and pome­gran­ate — pow­er­ful in­gre­di­ents for dry, ma­ture or dam­aged skin. Use a few drops at night un­der mois­turiser. Bliss in a bot­tle! ELEMIS PA­PAYA EN­ZYME PEEL €40; for stock­ists, visit www.time­ Elemis is cel­e­brat­ing the 10th an­niver­sary of this pop­u­lar fa­cial peel by part­ner­ing a new char­ity, SOCO, in rais­ing funds to pro­vide 50,000 vac­cines to chil­dren in Africa. This new-look pa­paya and pineap­ple peel gen­tly lifts away dead skin cells from the face, neck and dé­col­letage for re­freshed, smoother skin.

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