DON’T GIVE UP!
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.
A GOOD SCRUB
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