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Skincare products and DIY projects whatever suits your budget. Sometimes it’s nice to feel pampered and try out a gorgeous looking and smelling product where someone else has done all the hard work. On other occasions you might be tempted to look in the cupboard and see if you can come up with a safe concoction. Maybe for an emergency break-out or when you just want to relax and have a bit of ‘me time’ and find the beauty box is a bit bare.  One thing we know is you will always find a product that you love. So we would say stick with it if it is working for you. If you feel you need to ‘up the ante’ we hope we can inspire you here. Check our other pages too as they do all crossover – in particular, see Health and Beauty, Makeup/Cosmetics. 

A Treat To Add To Your Skincare Routine

Foreo Luna skincare devices

SHOP HERE Foreo LUNA 2

The Luna 2 has four different brush types so pick the one to suit your skin type; Combination, Oily, Normal or Sensitive. This next generation-Sonic power gently exfoliates and unclogs removing dead skin cells, makeup leftovers plus dirt and oil that can otherwise start an unwanted adult acne breakout. On the reverse side, the device uses low-frequency pulsations to evidently reduce fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin feeling more firm and lifted. There is also the added benefit from better absorption of your choice of skincare products. Normal price £169

Skincare Foreo Gift Set

SHOP HERE Foreo Dream Team Collection OFFER £69

Beautiful Dream Team gift set - a personal treat for skin and oral care. Includes the Luna Play (a great introduction to the Luna) and the classic ISSA for a whiter brighter smile along with day and night cleansers £104 34% discount offer until 30 April 2018

Skincare Foreo Iris

SHOP HERE Foreo IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager £119

Be rid of bags and dark circles under eyes with the unequalled illuminating eye massager from Foreo. Ophthalmologist approved IRIS eye massager applies alternating T-Sonic™ technology decreasing the visible signs of crow's feet, dark circles, and rotten bags under your eyes. IRIS also impressively improves the absorption and effectiveness of your favorite eye serum or cream.

SHOP HERE Foreo ISSA Hybrid

ISSA Hybrid the sonic toothbrush with a dynamic design. Strong on teeth and gentle on gums. Other cool colours available. Normal price £129 READ MORE on link.

Rescue and Recovery Creams

Jurlique Calendula redness rescue cream

SHOP HERE Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue

Jurlique - established over 30 years ago connecting people back to nature you can find out more and search products on the link our affiliate link. Picked this Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream, because of the known benefits of Calendula for skin irritation plus many more amazing ingredients which soothe, hydrate and protect, especially kind for sensitive skin. Use morning and night US $46 for 40ml $92 for 100ml

SHOP HERE Jurlique Herbal Recovery Ritual

Looking to restore radiance back to your skin. Try the powerful botanical extracts and antioxidants in Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Nighttime Ritual. Which are said to do just that protecting your precious skin from the first signs of ageing.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Skincare

The Frgrant Pharmacy BOOK by Valerie Ann Worwood

SHOP HERE The Fragrant Pharmacy

If you have an interest in aromatherapy and essential oils this is a book packed full of information and recipes. It's not a glossy one, in fact the print is on the smaller size as there is so much crammed in this is a little of something for skincare you might like to try we found it on page 153 The Icelandic Facial Sauna - something easy to do at home and if you have the essential oils perfect if not you can still benefit from the steam and the ice (stay with it umm) note you shouldn't use a steam treatment if you have sunburn, broken veins, inflammation or hyper-sensitive skin. All you require is a towel and a bowl of steaming water ( a few cup fulls) plus for this recipe an essential oil (see below which ones) and a polystyrene cup filled with water and pre-frozen. Bet you're intrigued now!

Icelandic DIY Facial Sauna

Skincare benefits and essential oil choice

Essential Oils add two drops to a bowl of steaming water.
Normal skin – a facial sauna can offer more tonality and an improved texture. Choose from; Fennel, Lemon, Lavender (a great oil to have in any medicine or beauty box) or Neroli.

Dry skin – a facial sauna can be regenerating. Choose from; Chamomile Roman or Chamomile German, Rose, Palma Rosa or Bois de Rose.

Acne – Choose from; Clary-sage, Thyme linalol, Lavender, Chamomile Roman or Chamomile German.

Seborrhoea – Choose from; Clary-sage, Thyme linalol, Juniper or Grapefruit.

Now you’ve added a couple drops of oil cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl (carefully) make sure towel covers up the sides so it is just you and the steam, it will get hot in there you can take a breather after a minute or so but don’t let the cold air in, a five minute steam will work wonders on your skin. After which you can splash cold water on your skin to close the pores.  An ice treatment will benefit all skin types tone. So grab the polystyrene cup and snip the sides of the cup away (about 3cm) revealing a massageable layer of ice which you just run over your freshly steamed face in upward movements.  

Facial sauna tips

Tips – remove any make-up first, in fact, start with a fresh face so any bacteria can’t get sucked in once pores are opened by the steaming technique.

Do not do this every day once or twice a week is plenty as it can dry your skin out, a shower will also help with the steam so a daily short shower is also beneficial for your face.

If you wish to apply a face mask do that after the steam treatment whilst pores are open for maximum benefit, also you may apply toner and moisturiser after the steam session or a couple of drops of essential oil (as recommended per the  Fragrant Pharmacy book).

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Anti-aging Creams

Boots No 7 Anti Ageing Products

SHOP HERE Boots No 7

We tested Boots No7 anti-ageing skincare products and found a great product for you, you probably have heard of No7 already but may not have tried it. The anti ageing Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles No7 and been proven for the last seven years we tested it on one of our volunteers in the team and noticed they work softening deeper lines and making an overall visible difference.

Anti-aging skin care for men and women
Get rid of the laughter lines and keep laughing! These creams and serum really work! Anti-aging skin care for men and women Available in the UK is Boots No 7 a trusted brand their new serums and day and night creams are getting rave reviews, check out in store or online often on special 3 for 2 offers price approx £24 per 50ml day or night cream and eye 15ml creams for approx £19 Protect & Perfect, Protect & Perfect Intense and Lift & Luminate for different age groups and skin repair needs see here Boots SHOP HERE

SHOP HERE E45 cream

We've been trying some inexpensive skin products for all skin types but noticeably beneficial to combination skin. Tested here and we're loving dermatological E45 cream. Use at night and after washing face in the morning (water and baby wipe- no harsh products). Traditionally developed (60 years ago) for treatment of dry skin conditions. Which it has been clinically proven to treat including eczema and psoriasis. It is actually a medicine so check the label for anything that may concern you, but in general it is safe to use on all ages including babies over the age of one month. It's non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into your skin to maintain moisture. It can even help oily skin and combination skin balance and even out. We found it clears open pores too. It's a bit of an inexpensive miracle cream. It works similarly to a Lush product we also love 'Ultrabland' which is a simple effective cleanser. So if you suffer from combination skin and occasional break outs maybe large pores. Instead of stripping all the goodness out of your skin try a more gentle approach first. We think you'll love it. Remember moisturiser benefits all skin types. Reversing diverse effects such as sun damage, aging and dryness. Whilst encouraging new skin cells to grow via Boots.

Check out Fresh Matters from lush they have some great natural products one favourite is their lip scrub which is tasty and lickable just apply a little, rub into your lips and your lips can do the work massaging the scrub in “mmmmmm” you can leave it on they are tinted so look fine as long as you don’t smudge it all over, or add a balm afterwards. Bubblegum is popular try it you’ll be glad you did, it works a treat preventing sore un kissable lips…

You can even have a go at making your own DIY lip scrub use a little sugar and honey mix into a tiny pot for a few days use …experiment with different sugars, vaseline, honey, syrup just need something to exfoliate even salt but that won’t taste so good! and something to make a creamy paste so have a go… and if all fails see the experts Lush … for an inexpensive treat (currently £5.75 for 25g pot).

Another great Lush product is a face and body scrub we love ‘Ocean Salt Self-Preserving Face and Body Scrub’ to get your skin ship shape with coconuts, lime, avocado butter and seaweed exfoliates and softens, makes your skin feels fresh and smooth. (£8.75 for 120g)

Also from Lush ‘Coalface soap’ – absorbs oil, cleans and clears’ deep exfoliation (£6.45 for 100g) made with antiseptic rosewood, sandalwood oil gives an earthy fragrance, charcoal for its absorbency along with liquorice root to soften the skin and rosewood oil with its antiseptic properties and unfortunately for us we’re not actually selling these just recommending products we use here.

Brightening DIY Turmeric Face Mask

Recently enjoyed a refreshing DIY turmeric face mask for brightening skin. Here is a list of what we used.

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • a few drops of honey

we used some exfoliating mitts which proved useful but not essential.

We used as a pick-me-up, it left a refreshed feeling, glowing face. Be careful of adding too close to hairline as it gets a bit sticky to remove. We didn’t have any other issues here and the mitts came in handy as we didn’t need to remove stains from hands or nails. If you do have any staining scrub/exfoliate with a mix of baking soda and lemon juice. You can also apply coconut oil on a cotton ball and gently wipe over any stains. But again we didn’t have any staining issues as we used the exfoliating mitts. Also, you will not even need as much as we listed you could just use a sprinkle of turmeric and reduce the flour and milk if you don’t want to waste any or try it with a friend – there is enough for two. After about twenty minutes we removed by gently using the exfoliating mitts, then applied moisturiser.

Other benefits of turmeric face masks are said to help reduce acne and any scars left by it. Like most plants and herbs, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties which target pores and calm the skin also slowing down cell damage. It is often used as a home remedy for eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, dark under eye circles and wrinkles. 

We will be adding here but note you can use honey as a face mask to drag out impurities kicking and screaming, lemon juice can be used as a toner (but do a patch test first especially if you have problematic skin) coffee can be made into a wake me up facial scrub or mask. Tea tree oil is great for blemishes as is witch hazel. These would be great items for the DIY cupboard as is lavender a purely amazing essential oil (great for burns too MORE TO FOLLOW 🙂
When buying essential oils go for pure oils there are many oils available which are suitable for fragrance around the home etc but not appropriate for your body.

You might will love our beauty GIFT page check it out you’ll find treats and gift boxes which are great value where you can try out new things and often get a great price for your products GIFTS

Essential Oils for Skincare

Aromatherapy Essential Oils includes Botanics, Tisserand and don’t forget to collect your points and check out the 3 for 2 deals available  via Boots UK SHOP HERE 

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