Cream bronzers are a simple summer staple for sun-kissed skin
Cream bronzers are a simple summer staple for sun-kissed skin

Holly O'Neill

Here’s what to expect in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s Bridgerton
Here’s what to expect in seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s Bridgerton

Jennifer McShane

‘Comfy Party’ is trending…But what does that even mean?
‘Comfy Party’ is trending…But what does that even mean?

Freya Drohan

‘The risk of clots has been very real for women for many years. Why didn’t they take the pill off the market?’
‘The risk of clots has been very real for women for many years. Why didn’t...

Dearbhla Crosse

This four-bedroom home in Mount Merrion is on the market for €1.15 million
This four-bedroom home in Mount Merrion is on the market for €1.15 million

Megan Burns

This €12 product helped me get rid of ALL my body acne in my thirties (really)
This €12 product helped me get rid of ALL my body acne in my thirties...

Jennifer McShane

An ode to ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and the phenomenon of trash TV
An ode to ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ and the phenomenon of trash TV

Sarah Finnan

Image / Beauty

Skin Wars: Dry Legs


by Melanie Morris
29th Apr 2016
blank

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.

READ MORE: Skin Wars; Acne

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.

READ MORE: Skin Wars; Psoriasis

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.

READ MORE: Skin Wars; Eczema

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.