Blitz your sun spots at Therapie
We may not have had the most amazing summer, but the most common of all skin concerns right now, according to Therapie Clinic, is pigmentation and sun spots. "The reality is that we should be wearing an SPF of greater than 20 every day, even in winter, to ward of the harmful UVA rays that stimulate melanin production in the skin." Therapie Clinic Manager, Sinead Downey told us. If you're worried about the sudden appearance of dark patches of pigmentation, the best thing to do is to tackle the problem with professional help, then be religious in the application of SPF”.
Therapie Clinic recommends Luminette IPL, which can get rid of sun spots, pigmentation and red veins in just a few treatments while rejuvenating the skin and boosting collagen. Book a free consultation on 021 427 8736.
Hot foot it to the nearest chemist...
Rough, calloused feet are a real dampener in the bedroom, the latest survey from Scholl Ireland has discovered. When it comes to getting down and dirty, 57% say smelly feet would stop them jumping into bed with a partner while a third say cracked and calloused feet are a deal breaker! Keep a tube of Scholl's Foot Smooth Scrub in the shower and use daily to keep hooves in handsome condition...
Serious skincare for sporty types
Water and sweat resistant, SkinCeuticals Sheer Mineral Defense SPF 50 offers sheer protection for moderate to prolonged UV exposure. Slather it on before your morning jog or throw it in your gear bag to apply before surfing. €32.50 from Kathryn Revell Cosmetics, 32 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork. Call 021 480 6672 for further information.
Clever boys keep a bottle of Clearasil Ultra Overnight Wash (from Boots) in the house in case of breakouts. Apply to the spot with a cotton bud ever few hours, the salicylic acid gets to work immediately, reducing inflammation and allow the spot to clear up.
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