As the colder weather is quickly approaching (boo!) things change with it. We move from short sleeves to wooley knits, sandals to boots, shorts to school uniforms we must remember to look after our skin along with the changing season.
As young people are beginning a new year, brand new regimes and clean slates so should we with our skin!
First Let’s Figure out Your Skin Type
Some say this type of skin is fortunate as it shows the signs of aging later than the others. If you have oily skin, you may be prone to problems like blemishes, enlarged pores and congested skin, particularly around the forehead, nose and chin. Your skin may have a shiny appearance and visible pores.
How to treat, look for products that will cleanse your skin effectively, but not strip it of moisture. Oily skin can become dehydrated-looking if your cleansing routine is too harsh. If you’re prone to congestion and blocked pores, gentle exfoliation is important. Use a light-textured moisturiser that absorbs easily.
This skin type consisting of oily patches and normal/dry patches is very common especially with our Irish climate. Usually, the oily skin is concentrated around the nose, chin and forehead, while the cheeks tend to be drier, although this varies from person to person.
How to treat this type, the best approach for many is to use assorted products on various parts of the skin. You might choose a hydrating masque but concentrate the application on your cheeks, or use a gentle exfoliating scrub only around the nose and chin. If you’re prone to blemishes, look for a targeted product that you can apply to the specific area.
Any type of skin can be sensitive at times. The signs of skin sensitivity vary from person to person, but if your skin is sensitive you may find it reacts poorly to certain makeup and skincare products. It might also change when the weather gets warmer or colder, and need various kinds of care at different times. Sensitive skin also tends to be prone to redness. Always look for products that are formulated for sensitive skin. It’s also good if they are hypoallergenic. Notice how your skin reacts to different products and the environment where you live and work. This can help you adjust your routine or avoid any triggers. Look for products that have a soothing effect on the skin to help calm any discomfort.
Our Top Picks
It’s the go-to face wash for all skin types. Whether you’re slightly dry, on the oily side, or normal, a Cleansing Gel is just what you need to help refresh and brighten skin.
Cleansing Gels usually contain fruit extract to help exfoliate and brighten the skin and help rid the skin of dulling dead skin cells and pore-clogging oil—leaving your complexion feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world (or, your first day of school).
VICHY PURETE THERMALE PURETÉ THERMALE FRESH CLEANSING GEL
LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL
LANCOME MIEL EN MOUSSE FOAMING, CLEANSING MAKEUP REMOVER
CLARINS DAILY ENERGIZER CLEANSING GEL
People can get confused by the sheer amount of products you need to include in their nightly routine, how much is too much? Effective skincare is very much trial and error and what suits you one season may not suit you the next.
BIODERMA ATODERM CREAM ULTRA NOURISHING 500ML
CLARINS DOUBLE SERUM
KINVARA 24HR ROSEHIP FACE SERUM
PESTLE & MORTAR HYDRATE MOISTURISER
Adding Oils and Masks to your regime can help with instant hydration and repair. Skin Republic Masks are the perfect quick Sheet Mask for when you are chilling out. Oils like the Clarins Blue Orchid Oil is like a big drink for your thirsty Skin. An overnight Mask is perfect for those who need that extra nourishment LANCOME ÉNERGIE DE VIE NUIT 75M is a sleeping mask that works hard when you’re not!
If you have any more questions about what skincare regime you should be using contact us on 09828011, Email, Facebook or Call in and ask any of our Beauty Team! We are based in the heart of Westport (Bridge St.) whether you are a local or a lucky visitor to our Beautiful Town, call in and have a chat!
* Important to note, we all should use an SPF of at least 50 every day before we go outside even on the dullest day of the year, the sun gives out harmful rays that cause irreversible damage.