Firstly, I have always looked after my skin, it’s something my Mom taught me from a young age. I’m definitely not a beauty junkie, I tend to use the same brands of makeup and Noelle McCrory does my makeup for shoots and events, but skin care is something I definitely believe in investing in.
If I could tell my younger self something it would be “wear sunscreen all the time.” I lived in New York for years and definitely wish I had taken better care of my skin in the really hot summers. One facial I do recommend if you are in NY is the triple oxygen facial in Bliss Soho, you can buy it in an at home pack from Harvey Nichols and it’s really good too.
However, after having 2 kids my skin really changed and I got a lot of bad pigmentation and I really didn’t know what to do. My good friend Ingrid Hoey recommended the amazing genius that is Peggy Stringer in The Laser Clinic Monkstown and I have been going to her ever since. My Mom also swears by Peggy and she’s a total beauty lover. Just take one look at Peggy’s amazing skin and you will be in awe!
Peggy put me on a course of the Jan Marini bioglycolic facial cleanser which I use morning and evening after my regular cleanser, which is the foaming one from Liz Earle (I love her products). I now use the night and day Jan Marini creams and have a lot less dryness and break outs which is amazing. I used to get these little white bumps called “Melias” from heavy eye cream so I just use a light Aveeno one.
For a quick home fix I love the Liz Earle deep cleansing face mask. I also swear by Origins spot lotion, it comes in a tiny green bottle and is brilliant for naturally clearing up breakouts. For me, working all day and weekends in the run up to Christmas is tough on your skin as the heating in the shop can makes your skin dry so I drink lots of water. However, life is all about balance so I do still love a glass of bubbles but I never sleep in my makeup, (well almost never!).