Information & Advice
A fun-filled summer can wreak havoc on your regular beauty regime which leaves many of us with dull, tired-looking skin. Take the time to indulge yourself in some much needed TLC this autumn with our expert advice.
Ever experience red blotches on your skin? It could be that you’re sensitive to your favourite products. The culprit? Anything from allergies and medication to cosmetic ingredients and even chronically dry skin. The best approach is to be gentle: avoid excessive scrubbing on your face and opt for products with soothing ingredients over strong, artificial colours and fragrances. Try the Botanics Ultra Calm Skincare Range which has nourishing marshmallow extract as the core ingredient. “Marshmallow roots are packed with natural sugars and polyphenols helping to soothe, hydrate and protect the skin as well as ease the effects of sensitive skin,” explains Dr Mike Bell, Boots Skincare Scientific Expert.
Always chop and change your skincare routine and never see the results?
“If you’re looking to achieve the clinically proven results that a product is claiming, you have to use it for the same duration and frequency that the subjects who were testing it did,” says Soap & Glory founder Marcia Kilgore. If you really want to see results, put aside your commitment issues and stick with it. “You could say that ingredients like peptides, alpha hydroxy acids, and regenerative vitamin blends (like Retinols) work like diets. You can’t stick with the program for five minutes and expect the same results you would after a month,” says Kilgore.
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Skin looking below par? If you’re fraught, stress hormones could be to blame. “Stress hormones can cause irritation and loss of immune function in the skin, the effects of which are very similar to what happens during the natural ageing process,” says Dr Tom Mammone, Clinique’s Executive Director of Research & Development. Your plan of action: relax more, up your antioxidant intake and snap up Clinique Super-defense Moisturiser SPF25. It’s been created specially to defend against stress-related skin damage.
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