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Share your top beauty and skincare tips with Sanctuary Spa – you could win a spa at home pamper hamper worth £150 NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-May-14 17:02:00

In celebration of their new blog, Sanctuary Spa would love for you to share your top beauty or skincare tip for their regular ‘Try It Tuesday’ feature.

Sanctuary Spa say "Here at Sanctuary Spa, we love sharing beauty and skincare tips, so we started our Try It Tuesday blog to share some of our favourites. Every Tuesday, we post a new tip, so have a look and let us know what you think"

So, what are your top tips? Maybe it’s something as simple as drinking plenty of water? Or perhaps you have a homemade face mask recipe that you’d love to share? Or you have a little trick for keeping your hair healthy?

Whatever it is, Sanctuary Spa would love to hear them. Take a look at 'Try it Tuesday' for some inspiration, and a curious look at some of the tips that have already been shared.

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £150 pamper hamper.

Please note your comments may be included on Sanctuary Spa’s social media channels, and possibly elsewhere, so please only post if you're comfortable with this.

Thanks and good luck,

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Mon 12-May-14 20:50:45

Always, always remove make up and moisturise before bed, no matter how drunk tired you may be. You will be glad you did in the morning.

missorinoco Mon 12-May-14 20:58:13

Top tips.
Don't smoke. Drink lots of water. Remind yourself tea is not water.

Get lots of sleep. Hah hah you are on Mumsnet and lots of sleep for most of us is a distant memory. Go back to not smoking and drinking water.

MakkaPakkasSponge Mon 12-May-14 20:59:51

Agreed - I remove make-up with cleanser, rinse with water then moisturise every night before bed. I've got oily skin and avoided moisturisers for a long time, but this simple routine makes such a difference for me.

MakeTeaNotWar Tue 13-May-14 11:33:30

Don't smoke, use sunscreen, try to get enough sleep. Smile

SuperFlyHigh Tue 13-May-14 11:36:55

Use a cleanser and toner (not those wipes) to take off makeup and eye makeup remover too.

Always take off makeup or cleanse skin if nothing on. then moisturise.

and exfoliate and use a face mask however times a week you need to do this (face mask usually once a week).

Spirael Tue 13-May-14 11:46:11

My tips are probably not what Sanctuary want to hear!

I rarely wear make up. i.e. only on key occasions like weddings, interviews, etc. The rest of the time my skin is just left as it comes, which seems to work pretty well to keep it happy and healthy. After all, the same works for men! There are a lot less of them that feel the need to moisturise.

Don't use excessive amounts of soap, cleanser or shampoo or use them too regularly. Otherwise you're stripping your skin/hair of all the natural oils that protect and nourish it.

Protect from strong sunlight by staying in shade or applying sun block as needed - which isn't every single time the sun comes out in this country. You do need some sunlight absorption!

Drink plenty, eat a varied and healthy diet, get exercise.

Faunanflora Tue 13-May-14 11:48:21

1). Baby oil removes every type of make-up, even heavy foundation and clown white. Rub it all over you face, including the eyes and remove with a warm wet/ damp flannel. Make sure that all of it is removed. It makes your skin really soft and there is no need to moisturise afterwards.

2. Remember that you should clean your face every evening, even if you don't have make- up on.

moonegirl Tue 13-May-14 12:00:41

lots of sleep, lots of water, remove make up before bed, try and have a make up free day every week.
Try and use a moisturiser with a sunscreen in.

minimop Tue 13-May-14 12:57:08

Always remove make-up with a gentle cleanser, toner, eye-make-up remover, then splash face with ice cold water and moisturise while still a little damp to lock in moisture. Always wear high factor sunscreen whatever the season and don't wear too much make-up in the sun! Exfoliate a couple of times a week and do a face pack once a week.

idleweiss Tue 13-May-14 13:01:26

Always use products to suit your age and skin type and try and buy products that contain an SPF, the higher the better! Avoid products that contain harsh chemicals, ingredients, and artificial perfume. Especially if you have sensitive skin. Try not to rub your eyes when removing eye make up as this can cause damage (and wrinkles) in the delicate eye area, use gentle sweeping movements, for more stubborn eye make up, close your eyes and gently press a cotton wool pad with cleanser on each lid for 10 seconds or so before you start to sweep. Also, don't use too much eye cream as this can actually cause puffiness as it can saturate & weigh down the delicate skin around them. Invest in a good exfoliate and face mask too!! smile

Amrapaali Tue 13-May-14 13:20:36

1. Banish stress from your life. Or at least, learn coping strategies. Does wonders for your general health and skin.

2. Stay natural. Don't use too many products and whatever your use, try the ones with the least chemical nasties.

3. A spoonful of chickpea flour mixed with a few drops of milk or rosewater is THE best cleanser/exfoliant.

CMOTDibbler Tue 13-May-14 13:51:27

Don't smoke, wear sunscreen and wear a hat in the sun, and limit your alcohol intake to no more than a couple of units a week.

A cheap microfibre cloth makes a fab exfoliating cloth

janielou77 Tue 13-May-14 14:00:57

Use olive oil to remove waterproof mascara.

Eat lots of fruit and veg, particularly those high in antioxidants like avocado, tomatoes, apples (apples also help keep your teeth white!)

Drink water.

Do yoga!

OrdinaryGirl Tue 13-May-14 14:02:19

If you're having a miserable day, use the nicest body products you have. Don't save them for a rainy day. Instead, think to yourself, 'My dear, it's pouring.' and slather them on with abandon.

The last time I did this was a few months ago when my 4 month old baby wouldn't sleep AT ALL. Felt like the walking dead. Coincidentally the stuff I used was a Sanctuary body butter - the one with the red top (I forget the name). The lovely smell and ritual of smoothing it on made me feel just better enough to face the next (interminable) day.

DrankSangriaInThePark Tue 13-May-14 14:03:42

Drink water, eat fruit and vegetables, sleep, don't smoke.

Don't buy into posh packaging and an advertising campaign that cost 99.9% of the cost of the product you are buying.

Don't sunbathe.

Grow a fringe.

Read Bad Science.

Buy a tub of Astral.

Letitsnow9 Tue 13-May-14 14:04:04

Trying to resist squeezing all spots, blackheads and tiny bumos

sharond101 Tue 13-May-14 14:10:12

Get a skin care routine and stick to it every day, no excuses.

Wear a day moisturiser with SPF every day.

Drink lots of water.

Get enough sleep.

Don't slouch.

Walk every day.

Be outside every day.

KitCat26 Tue 13-May-14 14:12:16

Always wear sun lotion on your face and neck, and a hat when in strong sun.

Replace part used lotions and potions once they have been open longer than the recommended time. This is indicated on the side of the bottle by an open pot symbol with a time limit (usually 12 months).

thesoupdragon44 Tue 13-May-14 14:19:37

I make sure that I always moisturise my hands before bed, as they are less likely to dry out during the day then.

Heathcliff27 Tue 13-May-14 14:23:04

I don't use shaving foam/gel when shaving my legs (on the very odd occasion that I do it..... i like the furry look). As i'm too lazy to use body lotion I rub a big blob of hair conditioner onto my legs then shave them. It's a great way of shaving and moisturising at the same time. Also means I can take less bottles on holiday with me.

Of course if I were lucky enough to try out some Sanctuary stuff I may be converted to using body lotion wink

Bingbongbinglybunglyboo Tue 13-May-14 14:26:24

Vaseline on nails and cuticles overnight- much better than any cuticle oil. Stronger, more beautiful nails within a week!

CheeseEMouse Tue 13-May-14 14:54:20

Oats in the bath help calm my skin down when it is flaring up.

Also I make sure I have a water bottle on the go with me at work which avoids me succumbing to too many coffees.

WildThong Tue 13-May-14 16:11:12

Massage Vaseline into your nails, cuticles, lashes and brows for strengthening and aiding growth. Great stuff and so cheap.

MrsLoada Tue 13-May-14 16:27:30

Don't smoke, drink lots of water, always remove make up at night. Enjoy some make up free days to let your skin recover.

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