Get your skin ready for Spring – Ragdale Recommends

Apr 20, 2012
Posted in: Health & Beauty   Posted by: Rose Spencer

Our Beauty Shop Manager offers the following tips and advice:

This winter has been very cold, which has an ageing affect on the skin.

Just as people have to change their wardrobes from winter to spring, skin habits have to be altered to ensure healthy, glowing skin. Some of the main problems we see in the spring are related to as spending more time outside, this may have a drying effect on our skin. It is a MUST to take care of your skin whilst entering into spring, so that you will have no problems adjusting to summer.

I recommend the following skin care measures to ensure a smooth change-over between winter and spring:

Women should consider re-evaluating your makeup. You should switch to a lighter textured foundation preferably one with a built-in sun screen.

Susan Posnick Colorflo is the finest milled mineral foundation with a spf 26. You simply just brush and go. This product will not clog the pores or irritate sensitive skin. In fact, the ingredients are so gentle, you can apply immediately after all skin treatments. Once you have purchased your Colorflo at £44.95 you only need to replace with a refill at £22.50, you could even replace with a darker shade for the summer. It’s amazing so give it a go!!

Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 £24.00

This amazing foundation will stay on dusk ‘til dawn, with it’s light optimising complex this product delivers a luminous and flawless complexion, you have to try it to believe and with its spf 15 this is an ideal foundation to take you from spring to summer.

Clarins Generation 6 £56.00

If your skin feels it needs some attention then this is the product for you. Generation 6 is the secret to youthful looking skin. It will restore the freshness, tone and radiance you thought your skin had lost during winter. Apply every evening by gently patting into the skin. This method of application brings moisture to the skin surface inhancing the delivery of nutrients, TRUST ME it’s like a multi vitamin for your face!

Clarins Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream £24.50

This cleansing cream is ideal to restore softness as you come out of the winter months. As well as preparing your skin for spring, this product will remove make-up and impurities leaving the skin luminous and radiant. Just warm a small amount of cleanser in the palm of your hands to bring skin temperature, gently massage over the face five to six times them simply remove with water or tissue off.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm £28.00

This is the ideal beauty pick-me-up. Something we all need at this time of the year. Clarins Beauty Flash will help to minimize signs of fatigue and/or stress. Perfect to use before going out or whenever you want to refresh the appearance of your skin. This product will instantly firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines, your complexion will appear luminous and radiant. This instant radiant booster is every girl’s make-up-bag MUST HAVE.

Spa Find Eye and Neck Rejuvenator £20.20

This exquisite two-in-one product will nourish and refresh two area’s which easily show signs of ageing. Apply to the eye and neck area morning and evening and see for yourself how it hydrates and firms. This velvety textured cream is a pleasure to use and will give instant results. At this time of year certain parts of skin become very dehydrated especially your eyes and neck area. This exquisite two in one product is a rich cream, which has a gorgeous velvety texture, just apply a small amount into your finger tips and gently apply to the eye and neck area, this will leave your skin silky smooth and plump, use morning and night and you will see the results for yourself.

Elemis Pro Radiance Cleanser £27.60

This luxurious deep cleansing cream, full of anti-oxidants, will leave your complexion looking radiant and youthful – and yes, it even takes your eye make up off! Massage a small amount of Pro-Radiance Cleanser neat onto the skin until it has warmed and loosened, leave for one minute then remove with the mitt. Your skin will feel fresh and so clean!

Elemis Pro-Collagen Body Serum £46.00

As we age, collagen and elastin degenerate and cell cohesion loosens, resulting in a loss of firmness and slackened skin. Elemis has developed new Micro-Lattice Technology specifically for the body, which provides an instant feeling of firmness and lift creating an invisible “body stocking” effect.

Spa Find Cranberry Salt Brushing £18.90

All winter we cover our skin up, now as the winter months draw to a close, we need to start preparing the skin on our body for the warmer months ahead by using this Spa Find anti ageing Cranberry Salt Brushing. This cranberry seed and dead sea salt exfoliation mix really gives you an intense body buff treatment to remove all your dead skin cells leaving tired skin glowing and youthful. Use once or twice per week to achieve silky soft skin.

And a bit of relaxation is also important so I recommend:

Neom Luxury Organic Candle £37.50

With English Lavender, Sweet Basil and Jasmine.

A peaceful de-stressing scent that helps you gently relax and refocus. The perfect accompaniment for quiet times or the pre-bedtime wind-down.

Also perfect for: Mummy and baby time and those who are frazzled.

Winner of the Cosmopolitan Beauty Award for Best Candle!

NEOM Luxury Organics candles (previously known as Natural Magic) are made using only vegetable wax and pure essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances so they burn without releasing harmful pollutants, toxins or soot. Remember, they work as well as powerful holistic treatments as you breather in the scented air so it is best to burn them for 4 hours at a time. Each candle weighs one kilogramme and has 3 wicks and burns for up to 55 hours (30% longer that standard premium candles).

Your anti ageing tool kit:

Target tell-tale signs of ageing by selecting products that can actively regenerate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Elemis’ Resurfacing Programme is perfect for this time of year – it involves just three easy steps to give your skin the ultimate treat.

STEP 1: Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Face Wash £27.60. This morning and evening face wash stimulates the skin’s natural cell renewal, sloughing away dead skin cells which dull the complexion.

STEP 2: Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Serum £97.10. A clinically proven serum that smoothes the skin’s surface to reclaim a stunning complexion. Imperfections appear diminished. To be used morning and evening before moisturising.

STEP 3: Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Night Cream £81.70. This nightly treatment stimulates the cell renewal cycle, smoothing and enhancing the skin whilst cellular respiration is at its optimum.

This anti ageing tool kit is essential for this time of year. As proven in independent clinical trails this system will deliver smoother, more even, younger looking skin giving up to 91% increase in skin smoothness and texture in just 28 days!

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