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Holiday Skincare Essentials

Posted by Lorraine Murphy on


Thankfully most people are aware of the dangers of sun exposure on the skin.  Even dark complexions need some protection against the harmful rays and fair and sensitive skins need very high protection such as factor 50, La Roche-Posay® do a fantastic range of sun care products suitable or adults and children and particularly suitable for sensitive skin. La Roche-Posay® Factor 50 Anthelios Unifying Cream has a gorgeous velvety finish with a tint of colour. Do not let the sun near your face under any circumstances unless you want to look 60 when you are 40!

Elizabeth Arden® have a terrific new product called Prevage City Smart®. This is a triple effect product.  It protects against pollution, sun damage and visible signs of ageing. It is also suitable for sensitive skin and is paraben free. Prevage City Smart® also contains a universal tint to give a lovely glowing appearance.

After sun exposure it is important to rehydrate the skin using a good moisturising after-sun lotion.  There are many good after-sun products on the market.  Aloe Vera Gel does a terrific job on skin that has been over exposed to the sun. Its natural cooling properties soothe and moisturise the skin and restore dry and damaged skin. Aveeno® also have a large range of moisturising and rehydrating products that work excellently as after sun treatments. Prevage® Body Moisturiser is a really intensive body treatment that hydrates your skin beautifully on holidays and also targets stretch marks, dimpled skin and sun damage.

On holidays we want to enjoy ourselves and have a few glasses of wine!  Alcohol is very dehydrating on the skin so drink plenty of water during the day and try having a glass of water between alcoholic drinks. Both your skin and head will thank you.!

Products mentioned in this article is available in Whelehans Pharmacy

Written by Lorraine Murphy, Beauty Consultant at Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar. For skincare and makeup tips and advice including free consultations, call in to Whelehans or call us at 04493 34591 or check

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