It's one thing to suffer from everyday issues like dehydration, clarity and lines, but what if your skin is higher-maintenance and your problems need more specific solutions? MELANIE MORRIS and specialist dermatology nurse Selene Daly examine the most common Irish skin complaints and address how to handle them.
One thing that occurs as we age is dry, scaly legs. The only problem here is lack of moisture and time, but as we face summer, the effects can be aesthetically unpleasing and hamper a good spray tan.
After every shower, apply a moisturiser or body oil, and pop on an extra layer at bedtime. For a special, intensive treatment, apply product and wrap legs in a warm towel for ten minutes, perhaps while also doing a face mask.
Try Margaret Dabbs Intensive Treatment Foot Oil, €30, which instantly treats and transforms very dehydrated, cracked skin, providing long lasting nourishment and moisture. Results are instantly visible. The hero ingredient, emu oil, is a completely organic and natural by-product that helps skin feel soft, silky-smooth and rejuvenated. This Works Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil, €49, is a hero in its category; a 100 per cent natural blend of essential and plant oils to feed undernourished skin and restore healthy moisture levels.
Selene Daly is a dermatology nurse specialist at Sligo University Hospital, selenedalyskincare.com.
This article originally appeared in the May issue of IMAGE, on shelves now.