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  • Best anti-aging skin creams

    Wearing a sunscreen every day regardless of where you live is the single most important thing you can do to help prevent the signs of aging. Ask any dermatologist. 

    Over time, repeated exposure to UVA and UVB rays breaks down the elastin in your skin (the stuff that keeps it plump) so you age prematurely because your skin can’t help but succumb to wrinkles and fine lines.

    I won't bore you with all the science but trust me, I can write a more detailed blog if you like, let me know. At the moment in Ireland, we are enjoying beautiful weather and many people are planning their summer holidays. So if you don't usually wear sunscreen especially on your face now is a great time to get into the habit.

     I use sunscreen instead of moisturiser in the morning. It's a good idea to put it on first thing in the morning and again before putting on your makeup, don't be mean with the sunscreen, the more the better.

    I don't want to scare you but skin cancer is the number one cancer in Ireland and the world (www.cancer.ie) 

    Some of my sunscreens

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    Here's just a few of my sunscreens

    Cien 50 SPF Sun Cream for kids, 100 ml. Lidl €3.99 approx

    M&S SunSmart 30 SPF, 50 ml, €7.00

    Boots Soltan Protect and Go, 50 ml, €4.50

    Ultrasun Face 30 SPF, 25 ml, €6.00 approx

    Clarins Golden Glow Booster, 30 ml, €34.00 approx, I mix a couple of drops into my sunscreen to give a subtle tan.

    I'd recommend any of these sunblocks. Let me know if you've any questions.

  • 2 Cheap Face Masks for great Skin care

    Skin Care. Here are 2 really cheap and easy face masks which will do wonders for your complexion.

    Try these first before forking out lots of money on branded masks. Avocado is a natural moisturizer and is packed with Vitamins E and C.

    Avocado Mask

    This is a wonderful moisture enhancer for your skin, it couldn't be simpler. Mash up half an avocado and apply a thin layer to your face. Now it need to stay on for 20 minutes so take this opportunity to lie down and relax. After 20 minutes wipe off the mask and clean your skin with a warm facecloth. Job done.

    Honey Mask

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    This honey mask purifies and hydrates the skin. Spread good quality honey over a clean face avoiding the eye area and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Tap your fingers lightly on pores which you think may be clogged, this action helps unclog the pores. 

    Acne

    If you acne or acne scars, you should apply some raw honey to the affected area and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Do this a few times a week.

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