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Face up to harsher weather

September 23rd, 2016 5:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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AS another autumn/winter season approaches, the beauty world’s focus once again turns to prepping our skin weeks – even months – before the cold, harsh weather returns.

The Body Shop, one of my personal faves for skincare, has come up trumps this month with news of brand new product range that looks good enough to eat. The company’s Superfood face masks work to replenish and rejuvenate your skin using only 100 percent vegetarian ingredients. Intrigued? I thought you might be!

Packed, crushed and drizzled with natural ingredients, each of the five masks has been expertly formulated with individual skin types in mind. Formulated without parabens, paraffins, silicone or mineral oils and inspired by traditional beauty remedies from around the world, each jar focuses on varying areas of the skin for maximum impact. There are five different items in the Superfood face mask range: Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (helps detox skin), British Rose Fresh Pumping Mask (helps hydrate skin), Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask (nourishing for skin), Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask (brightens the skin) and Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask (energises skin).

The experts at The Body Shop advise using a variety of masks at the one time in order to really make the most of your at-home facial. Their ‘Replenish and Recharge’ facial is one perfect for a lazy Friday night in front of the TV after a long week of work as it aims to boost sleepy, stressed out skin that’s lost its get up and glow. Here’s their how-to:

1. Apply the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask to your forehead and nose.

2. Next apply the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask to your cheeks.

3. Finally, apply the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask to your chin and allow all 3 blends to sink in for 5-10 minutes. At €25 a tub, this product is definitely a treat purchase, but you’re saving big on the day spa bills by going the DIY route! Your skin will thank you for it.

Trainer trend

As well as altering your skincare routine in line with the seasonal changes, making some adjustments in the fashion department can also be a tricky task. After a summer spent in flip flops and sandals, the transition to heavy boots can take a while to get used to. Jump on the trainer trend for a more seamless flow from summer to autumn. 

Trainers are currently very on-trend and can even be worked into a smart casual look, making them a very versatile wardrobe staple. Comfort and fashion forwardness combined is definitely something I can work with! 

So before making the big transition to boots I’d recommend you check in with your favourite footwear stockist to see what trainers they’ve got to suit you – and of course it goes without saying that trainers are great for those walks that are oh-so-good for your fitness and figure!

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