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Beautiful make-up begins with beautiful skin. Think of your skin care as the Spanx under your slinky dress.  It can make all the difference!  And it’s never too late to start; whether you have a year or 4 weeks, a little TLC goes a long way.

 

Assess your skin

Firstly, suss out what your skin needs; is it dry, red or easily irritated?  Is it lacking a healthy glow?  Do you get breakouts or oiliness?  Once you’ve figured out your concerns, then you can begin to treat them.

Take Care of Your Skin

The most important thing you can do for any skin type is to remove make-up in the evening.  Your body heals and repairs overnight, so give your skin a helping hand by cleansing off the days’ dirt and allowing it to breathe.  I’m a big fan of balm or oil cleansers.  They are quite rich so maybe a little scary to someone with oily skin, but they purify and hydrate.  They will dissolve makeup, and really work into the pores.

All skin types will benefit from exfoliation. Removing dead skin cells allows the fresh young cells to come through giving you a more glowing complexion.  Make-up sits more smoothly on buffed skin, and scars and wrinkles are reduced in appearance.

My Bioeffect facial experience

I recently had a Bioeffect facial at Galgorm and noticed an immediate difference in my skin after just one treatment.  The facial began with a cleanse, then my skin was buffed using their Volcanic Exfolation.  It was cleansed for a second time before a skin calibration massage, then finished off with an application of their signature EGF serum.  A product which actively encourages cell production.  Apart from the benefits to my skin’s condition, I also found it extremely relaxing and enjoyed just having a bit of time out.  Perfect excuse if you need to de-stress from wedding planning!

 

Monthly facials are a wonderful treat for both body and soul, but you must follow them up with daily care at home.  Buy what you can afford but most importantly, keep up the routine!