Saturday 29 November 2014

Triona's trends

Published 18/09/2012 | 09:10

A good night's sleep can work wonders on your skin.

For years I’ve been a really bad sleeper, only getting four hours a night. I’ve tried everything to get more zeds, as every beauty expert bangs on about the importance of sleep to keep wrinkles at bay.

Obviously a good bed makes a difference, but there are other things that can help. Something I found very useful was Yoga Sleep, £10.95, from www.thesleepguru.co.uk, a brilliant new CD from Anandi, The Sleep Guru. Based on the ancient meditation technique called Yoga Nidra, Yoga Sleep helps to relax and transform the mind, body and spirit.

Now, if like Stacey Solomon you like to sleep in a full face of make-up — something a staggering 79 per cent of British women admitted to doing — then try BareMinerals’ Pure Transformation Night Treatment, left, €50, BT2. This is a brushon powder designed to be worn at night. Buff it on to even out your skin colour and minimise the appearance of pores. I found it hard to get my head around how it would be good for my skin but, the next morning after using this, a spot I felt coming on had gone. However, I still recommend taking off your make-up properly.

I also like to wear a hydrating overnight face mask such as Nars Aqua Gel Luminous Mask, above, €37, Brown Thomas. It uses Shiseido’s technology for a super moisturising treatment and is perfect for fixing a ‘hangover’ face.

Top tip: If you have an old silk scarf that you don’t wear, then make it into a pillowcase. Silk is smoother than cotton so it’s less likely to rough up the cuticles of your hair or absorb your beauty creams. Sweet dreams!

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