I love listening to women talk about their description of what is dry combination or oily, in ladies words “dry, wet, tight, “don’t know” choosing your skin care is really important to know your skin Type to choose the right skin care,  Use the product daily and watch the difference 😍 don’t neglect your skin due to sun damage and excess smoking and drinking alcohol then look back and regret when you hit 50 when looking  the mirror 😊 drink lots of water to keep hydrated and avoid sun beds, just a few simple tips to keep youthful 😊

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  1. Rubbing an ice cube over your pores for 10 to 15 seconds can help to tighten the skin and close up the pores, they will appear smaller and not as noticeable,
  2. Use baking soda. Make a paste from one tablespoon of baking soda and a little water. …
  3. Make an egg white mask.(splash warm water to your face to open the pores, mix the egg white with lemon juice then apply to your face for 15 mins) cheap and effective.
  4. To reduce the size of your existing enlarged pores, exfoliate your skin consistently to get rid of dead skin cells that can widen pores and thicken oils that can make your pore size to get enlarged. You can make a natural scrub at home by mixing together grounded orange dry peel and grounded almonds. This home made scrub is one of the best for removing dead skin cells and cleansing the skin. This also works to reduce size of the big, opened pores on nose, cheeks and face.
  5. exfoliating the skin is crucial it removes pores enlarging and removes dead cells from the surface,
  6. Rose water and cucumber are a natural ingredient that also reduce open pores.
  7. soak a soft cloth in lemon juice and was your face in the shower
  8. After removing dead cells you will need to wear a spf 15 or more because you will be more sensitive to UV light
  9. Tips for pores too appear smaller is to keep them clear. stick with noncomedogenic moisturizers and makeup; avoid products that contain heavy ingredients, like petrolatum and mineral oil, both of which may irritate pores and make them look bigger. Always wash your face with a gentle cleanser before bed to prevent the day’s dirt and makeup from clogging pores,Cleanse before and after working out, since sweat can carry cosmetics and debris to pore openings, where they’ll settle in and stretch the skin. When you cleanse, consider doing it with a power brush, such as the Clarisonic or freo
  10. simple techniques work for a quick fix but there are also a range of products on the market to reduce open pores for a longer period of time priced from £5-£150

Do You Have Warm or Cool Undertones? Here’s How To Tell What FOUNDATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU.



The first step in grasping the concept? Understanding that our skin’s surface tone is the color you’d describe yourself as having (ivory, light, medium, tan, dark, etc.) Your skin’s undertone is the color underneath the surface. You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone, which are broken down like this, the undertone of your skin determines what color we use to achieve the perfect choice, no one wants to waste money buying the wrong products

Cool (pink, red or bluish undertones)
Warm (yellow, peachy, golden undertones)
Neutral (a mix of warm and cool undertones)

1,Do not use your foundation as a bronzer, it will take the freshness away and look fake, if you prefer to look warmer in color choose one shade warmer than your skin tone (not 3) and use a bronzer to warm the skin up to a natural healthy glow. blush is always nice to freshen up. (that walk in the park fresh cheek)

2 What cover you like? the choices are vast  from sheer to full coverage, in the summer or holiday season you can wear a lighter cover foundation like a BB cream or tinted moisturizer to achieve a even flawless look, Just remember if you are over teen or 20’s this does not mean you have to cover everything with a full coverage foundation, remember less is more.

3,My skin is dry and I use a tinted moisture balm (Bobbi Brown) this achieves a Dewey hydrated and fresh (not greasy) looking skin, its perfect for me with a natural finish, you do not need to moisture the skin first and contains spf 25.

4,Do not to buy what your friend has in her makeup bag because it looks nice on, her skin will probably be different from you and shades differ massively, there are hundreds of shades of foundation to suit all skin tones.

5,Try before you buy always, your skin will differ in seasons due to weathers, I would advise to purchase 2 a year if not more to suit the changes in your skin, if you are still unsure ask for a sample and wear it before you buy it. purchase once your happy with it. if you purchase online do not guess the shade it would be almost impossible to choose unless you know the right one.

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Sara x

If you want to achieve good fresh skin for your wedding day or improve your appearance in general you have to put the work in before hand and not leave it all to your Makeup artist on the day.

1, Drink more water and limit your alcohol, sugar and caffeine intake to avoid the puffiness, dehydration and spots.

2, Either treat yourself to a facial or buy skin care that is suitable for your skin type, I have very dry skin and will moisturize with a hydrating moisturizer, there are lots of affordable skin care products for dry, oily and combination skin types.

3,Try to avoid packing on the makeup to cover any problem areas it will only make it more noticeable and probably look more mask like in appearance.

4,Do not forget your lips and neck when putting moisture onto your skin and also our hands.

5, If you fake tan do it properly use a tan that is right for your skin tone or you will look like an orange or unwell, I have a cool undertone and like to use a tan that makes my skin look olive and sun kissed.

6,Exfoliate your skin with a light facial scrub or facial sponge, it will remove the dead layer to look fresher.

7, Cleanse thoroughly twice a day, use a face cloth to remove all the dirt and pollution with your choice of product to suit your skin type, I like the Emma Hardie cleansing cloths they have a dual action for a pro clean to achieve in her words “amazing face” I cant agree more.

8,Moisturize your skin daily (no excuse you have time) use a mask while your watching the soaps and wear a serum, you can purchase for all budgets from £5-£500.

9,Wear a moisturizer with spf it will protect your skin from the environment, do not bake in the sun or lay on sunbeds for hours, both will age your skin prematurely and take away that freshness. quick fixes are usually the wrong fixes.

10, Do not neglect your skin, it is the largest organ on our body, it will also give our age away if neglected over time, smoking will impact our appearance over time and we wont be able to reverse the damage. look after your skin.


I hope you enjoyed my honest tips on skin, contact me if you would like to know what products or where to purchase any skin care to enhance your appearance and I will give you my unbiased opinion.


Bye for now


Sara x