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


Try not to let your beauty rou­tine slip be­cause of shorter days and wors­en­ing weather. You can save time and money with a few clever prod­ucts that will keep you look­ing great through­out the win­ter. For hair, fight flat, limp locks with a dry sham­poo for vol­ume that also ex­tends your blow dry. In­ex­pen­sive yet ef­fec­tive, Batiste Dry Sham­poo comes in many scent va­ri­eties and gives you 1-3 days be­tween washes (€3.99). Bet­ter still, they have coloured op­tions for dif­fer­ent hair shades that will cover up ob­vi­ous root growth un­til your next hair ap­point­ment, €5.29. Boots/ phar­ma­cies na­tion­wide.


Keep your body beau­ti­ful through the colder months by switch­ing from a shower gel to a mois­tur­is­ing body scrub 2-3 times weekly. By us­ing a scrub to re­move dead skin cells, skin will be smooth and soft. Use a scrub en­riched with ben­e­fi­cial oils such as sweet al­mond or ar­gan and your skin will be mois­turised to boot. Most oils have restora­tive pur­poses, re­pair­ing or strength­en­ing the up­per lay­ers of the skin. Sweet al­mond is par­tic­u­larly po­tent – it’s rich in many vi­ta­mins such as Vi­ta­min E and D as well as min­er­als such as cal­cium and mag­ne­sium. Garnier’s Ul­ti­mate Beauty Oil Body Scrub (€8.49) helps make skin more ra­di­ant. Its won­der in­gre­di­ents in­clude macadamia, ar­gan, rose and al­mond oils, which all leave the skin feel­ing silky and hy­drated. Su­per soft skin with so lit­tle ef­fort.


Last thing at night re­move all traces of make-up for health­ier skin. Ditch the wipes. They are nei­ther good for the en­vi­ron­ment or your wal­let. The cleans­ing wa­ter in wipes is avail­able as liq­uid. Mi­cel­lar wa­ters clean eyes and face ef­fec­tively with a few drops on a cot­ton pad. Just €2.74 will get you 200mls of Nivea’s 3 in 1 Mi­cel­lar Cleans­ing Wa­ter. With no parabens, colours or per­fume, it does the job in a minute, no mess­ing in­volved.

En­hance skin smooth­ness and get ex­tra nu­tri­ents into the up­per lay­ers of skin. Used at the ton­ing stage after cleans­ing, Hy­dra-Tone lo­tion will re­move any re­main­ing make-up, cleanser or grime with­out dry­ing the skin. Mois­tur­is­ing in­gre­di­ents in­clud­ing marsh­mal­low and ylang-ylang. Aqualia Ther­mal Serum has un­der­gone im­prove­ments, as has this whole range de­signed for de­hy­drated skin. No mat­ter what your skin type, Aqualia has a for­mula de­signed to suit all skins. This serum is the first step in mois­tur­is­ing after cleans­ing and soft­en­ing lo­tion. Now with added hyaluronic acid and sug­ars de­rived from red alga, the serum plumps the skin with hy­dra­tion and helps it to re­tain mois­ture.

TRIL­OGY AGE PROOF HY­DRA-TONE SOFT­EN­ING LO­TION, €25.95/150mls, phar­ma­cies/depart­ment stores na­tion­wide

VICHY AQUALIA THER­MAL SERUM, €24, phar­ma­cies na­tion­wide

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