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Sonia Reynolds: My biggest beauty lessons


by IMAGE
08th Feb 2023

How has your skincare regime changed over the years? What do you buy again and again and what beauty ideas have you ditched? Sonia Reynolds is the co-founder of Stable of Ireland, a brand creating handcrafted scarves, clothing and home accessories. Here she reflects on her beauty routine.

Beauty is within and if you feel good, you’ll look good, especially with youth – so look after it. You are what you eat and how you live. Do what’s best for you! Drink lots of water. I have to remind myself this on a daily basis.

A beauty lesson I was reminded of recently is if you moisturise your body, feet and hands, then your skin looks younger.

The beauty products I turn to again and again are Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish face wash, our Stable of Ireland natural linen facecloths, Modern Botany Oil for moisturising the face and body, Lavera lip balm, and almond oil for cuticles.

Over the years, my beauty routine has become more concentrated – practice makes perfect and believe me, at my age, I’ve had a bit of practice!

My favourite getaway is West Cork in the sunshine, on the sea, and island-hopping with family and friends.

As you get older, your skin changes and you want to look after it. I’m not a big lotion and potion gal – I’m definitely a quick cleanse and done sort of person – however, recently, my best investment has been to check in with a dermatologist, Dr Brigid O’Connell, and get the once over, checking for moles, etc.

I cycle (nothing Olympic, I may add) and I was recently reminded to wear sunscreen on your hands all year… I never really thought of that.

Growing up, my beauty icons were Christy Turlington and Helena Christensen.

I get up around 7am, before everyone else, and get my head in place for the day. I have some mint tea, do some stretches, shower and get dressed before breakfast. I generally cycle or walk into work.

My everyday make-up look at the moment is natural with a stronger lip colour. I’m a shower person for sure. I’m forever trying new natural scrubs, as I love the freshness, and of course, dry off using our Stable of Ireland linen towels.

As I get older, it’s the same principles, but different products. I do spend more time on treatments and hope to maintain myself as best as possible.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Stable of Ireland natural linen facecloths, €30 for two. Sheep’s Head in West Cork. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, €31. Lavera Protect & Repair Lip Balm, €5.95.

By Megan Burns and Nathalie Marquez Courtney. This article originally appeared in the Autumn issue of IMAGE Magazine.