Ever wonder how celebrities get that flawless finish? They dazzle us on the red carpet and on the big screen with their tinted brows, glossy lips and satin smooth look.
A star like Eva Longoria from hit TV show Desperate Housewives might be 46 but she appears to have the skin of a 20 year old. So to achieve this, you need to start with the basics – taking care of your skin has to be of utmost importance.
There is nothing more satisfying than the feeling of a fresh, clean satin smooth skin. The problem, though, is that just washing your face isn’t really enough and unclogging your pores requires a much deeper cleanse.
As a beauty therapist one of the questions I am often asked is how to look fresh with that youthful glow.
Here are some hints and tips for you to help reduce fine lines and give you that silky soft look – just like the stars on our TV screens.
Firstly, start with a really good cleanser. I use Super Facialist Rosehip Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser.
I have dry skin and although this will remove all types of makeup it leaves your face smooth without stripping it of moisture.
This product is so silky and creamy that a little goes a long way.
Using warm cotton pads, apply a small amount and rub in circular movements. It gently removes any residue from the skin. It costs €11.99 and is available from inishpharmacy.com.
After cleansing, I then use Codex Bia Exfoliating Wash. This is specifically designed for daily use – it has a built-in cleanser and gives the skin a really polished finish.
It has tiny microbeads so it doesn’t feel harsh on the skin. It’s a really beautiful product and one that should be top of your nightly routine.
When out shopping for skincare it is very important to choose the right exfoliator to suit you. Make sure to test on the back of your hand first – finding the correct product with tiny microbeads is the key.
This is one of my favourite treatments, especially if my skin is looking dull and dehydrated.
When I start to notice my foundation not sitting right it’s time to call on Codex. Start by putting a pea size amount on a damp cotton pad. Gently rub in circular movements across the face and neck.
The whole idea of doing a deep cleanse exfoliation is not only to remove any grit, grime or debris, but to stimulate the skin. This will increase the blood flow to the cells along with oxygen and nutrients. So basically you are encouraging new cell growth which in turn will make your skin look fresh and give you that youthful appearance.
To remove just use a slightly damp warm face cloth. It costs €35 and is available from codexbeauty.com
The next step is to pop on a nice rich night serum. I have just discovered this little gem from Journey Skincare and Beauty called Moisturising Serum – this is an incredible product which can also be used around the eyes.
It is so rich you only need a tiny amount to transform your dry skin and so luxurious that you will feel soft and fully hydrated. It costs €28 and is available from journeyskincareandbeauty.com
So go on, give yourself the five star treatment. Your skin will thank you for it.
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