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are several good hot cloth cleansers on
Those who have been lucky enough to have
an Eve Lom facial will know just how wonderfully
clean the skin feels after the cleansing
If you can't run to the considerable expense
of a facial Eve Lom cleanser is available
to buy and it's relatively easy to do for
yourself at home.
Give yourself enough time to really massage
the cleanser all over the face before removing
with a muslin cloth wrung out in fairly
This cleanser is an intense treatment that
can be saved for special occasions or done
as a course, but you could use your own
cleansing cream in the same way using the
hot cloth or use Liz Earles Cleanse and
Polish which works in the same way and can
be used on a daily basis.
To enhance the cleansing process try infusing
a chamomile tea bag into the hot water before
using it with the cloth to remove all traces
of cleanser - chamomile can soothe an irritated
skin and calm any inflammation or breakout.
you're a purple fanatic
at the moment then go for a really dramatic
look on your fingernails with 'Dover Street
Market' from Nails Inc.
It is truly a vibrant purple shade, not
the deeper sultry tones that are also out
there but really, truly purple!
For a super shiny finish follow with their
caviar top coat to seal and protect and
really give long lasting coverage. Dries
in just 65 seconds!
this time of year it's
essential to protect your skin with a good
Cold weather actually has a 'stiffening'
effect on skin but the muscles below the
skin are still mobile, causing stretching
between the layers.
Stretching causes wrinkles and sagging so
keeping the outer layers of skin supple
is essential to avoid premature ageing.
For added protection you may want to use
a serum under your usual moisturiser as
this will penetrate and soften adding an
extra layer of protection from the harsh
weather and also provides a barrier to prevent
dehydration caused by central heating.
an eye cream
is really a question of personal choice
- they are effective on some and less so
Always remember that the delicate skin around
the eye orbit is tissue - thin compared
with the rest of the face, and although
it does require moisture, it really is a
question of 'less is more' for this area.
the under eye area can lead to milia (those
hard white lumps) and yellow dots, which
are actually blocked oil glands.
Both can be really tricky to get rid of
so it's usually best to use a gel formula
around the eye area which will still provide
support and moisture. If you're using a
good quality face cream with a light texture,
such as Decleor's Hydra Floral, a separate
eye cream is unnecessary and if you use
a night cream take it all over the face
but avoid the eye area as the skin around
the eyes acts like blotting paper, soaking
up any surrounding creams.
Waking up with puffy, heavy lidded eyes
is a classical sign that you have overloaded
this area and switching to a gel will definitely
help. Whatever you choose to use, always
remember to use only your ring finger to
apply eye product, any pulling or stretching
can lead to permanent damage to this most