Summer days are coming. There’s a fine stretch in the evenings and the weather is warming up! Soon it will be time to get the legs and arms out from under the layers of clothes we have been sporting all winter long! We at Kirwan’s Pharmacy are dreaming of our summer wardrobe and want to make sure that we are well prepared when the time comes to bare our pasty flesh to the world! So how can you prepare your skin for the summer?
After months of cold weather our skin can become very dry and dull. The transition from winter to summer can be challenging for the skin, and just as you update your wardrobe, you need to update your skincare regime too. Regular exfoliation is key to keeping the skin soft and supple during the season changes. Why not try out the NEW Garnier Oil Beauty scrub- an oil infused nourishing scrub for dull and dry skin. Perfect for this time of year!
Try swapping heavy moisturisers for lightweight formulas, as these will still hydrate the skin without leaving oiliness. For your face tinted moisturiser’s work really well topped up by a light coat of powder instead of your regular full coverage foundation. We stock Garnier Skin active BB Cream which is a lightweight, 12 hour, multi-tasking product that does it all!
It is recommended to wear a moisturiser with SPF all year round- it is so important to protect your skin and prevent premature ageing, Come spring and summer it should be a real priority when we tend to spend more time in direct sunlight. The Garnier BB creams all contain SPF 15 UV Protection to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. We also stock a wide range of sun creams for both face and body.
Taking a few days off to enjoy the sunshine? Make time to treat your skin to a mini-facial at home. Face Masks can give skin a boost that a normal skin regimen simply can’t. They provide an instant and long lasting relief from dehydration. Our range of skin republic face masks are a real treat for your skin.
What about getting our hair summer ready?
Hair too can become very dry, brittle and lack lustre in the winter months. Who hasn’t dealt with fly away hair? During the winter months, cold outside weather combined with dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on your hair do, leading to slit ends and breakage.
Rich conditioning treatments with oil extracts prevent the damage and make damaged hair cuticles smoother. Simply add a few drops of hair oil to your shampoo or work the oil through the ends of your still damp hair. This will keep hair supple and shiny and is a great way of preparing your hair for the summer months. Try our Argan Oil hair treatment in which retails at only 2.00 euro!
Hair needs UV protection, too. To shield your strands from the drying effects of the sun, make sure to use a protective spray or cream that will keep lengths soft and supple all throughout the summer season.
And don’t forget your feet!
Before slipping on those new wedges or flip flops, you may need to look after your poor feet that have been hidden away all winter. A foot mask can revitalise tired looking feet and remove cracked dry skin to help get those piggies pretty for summer. Check out our Essential Botanics foot masks available in store today.