I get so many emails and comments from girls with sensitive skin looking for advice on how to manage it. I heard about this event and thought I would post it for you those of you looking for advice from a professional…
Pai Founder Sarah Brown will be in Dublin on the 18 November to officially launch our Pai Skin Confidence Facials in Ireland.
These professional treatments have been developed with the help of celebrity facialist Sia Parlog (Julia Roberts, Halle Berry), and are the very first organic facials designed specifically for sensitive skin.
To celebrate they’ll be offering Express Facials in Melt (Temple Bar), between 3pm-6pm. Customers will also be able to experience an Express Facial for free when they spend €30 on Pai products. Sarah will be on hand to offer one to one skin consultations, and share her expertise on ‘How to Manage Sensitive Skin.
I might pop along myself, Lord knows I have major skin issues.
It has been a while since I posted a DIY Skincare piece. I thought I would share the recipe for a scrub I made myself this week.
My skin has been very sensitive and irritated lately, you gotta love hormones, so I need something extra gentle but still effective.
This scrub is very easy to make, polishes the skin but doesn’t strip moisture.
All you need:
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 12g wheatbran
- 25g ground oats
- 115ml yoghurt (made from whole milk)
Mix the almond oil, honey and lavender oil in one bowl (not plastic). Then combine oats, bran and yoghurt in another bowl. Add one bowl of ingredients to the other.
Apply to damp skin. Massage well but be gentle, rinse with warm water and pat your skin gently with a towel to dry.
I had some left over so I kept the remaining mixture in a glass jar in the fridge. I used the rest the following day.
My skin is super soft today – no kp breakouts, no tightness and no irritation. I think I’ll make up another batch early next week until my skin has calmed down.
I’m addicted to trying new cleansers. It’s getting ridiculous. Maybe I haven’t found the perfect one, if such a thing even exists, but I love trying new things. During one of more recent breakouts I found myself in the chemist desperately seeking a tube of Panoxyl. A large, familiar bottle caught my eye, Cetaphil Daily Cleanser for normal to oily skin.
I have never come across Cetaphil before but I have seen countless YouTube guru’s showing it off. It was time for me to give it a try.
It costs €14 which is a little steep considering the fact that it’s a detergent based cleanser with no attractive ingredients. But it is mild and there is plenty of product in there. I have heard that their original gentle cleanser isn’t fabulous at removing make- up so I was curious about this one.
It removed my make-up, including non waterproof eye make-up, without a hitch. It didn’t dry out my skin or irritate my eyes. It does exactly what it says on the tin… Ronseal wood stain tv ad reference for those of you who are wondering whether Cetaphil comes in a tin :)
That’s the good, now here’s the negative. It’s fragranced which isn’t conducive to the brand image. It’s also pretty pointless. It also doesn’t have a bunny on the packaging which I assume means that the product may be tested on animals.
I have been testing Lush Dream Cream for 2 months now so I thought it was high time for a review.
Lush market this cream to those with troubled skin. Chamomile and lavender are amongst the calming ingredients, however, for some Lavender can cause irritation. It’s designed to reduce redness and banish blotches. I have sensitive skin and always got those dreaded bumps at the backs of my arms (I haven’t got them anymore thanks to my lavender and oat scrub soap). I was interested to see if this cream would make the bumps return.
When I got this pot my sister tested it first. She smeared it right on her eczema which then started to sting. I have to point out that EVERYTHING we have tried on Eimear’s skin has lead to stinging (E45 being the worst culprit) but this didn’t bode well for Dream Cream.
For the first week or two I kept it on my nightstand and smothered my hands and feet it before bed. After a few days I noticed
This is a simple way to soothe sensitive skin. This bath is great for dry, itchy skin. It will also soothe a rash.
- 10 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil (or Lavender Essential Oil)
- 200g Rolled Oats