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Beauty Secrets Celebrities can't live without!

Friday, 15 January 2010

We all panic when we start to see the signs of aging but fear not! We have many hints and tips straight from the world of celebrity to help you feel comfortable in your own skin! So let's face the music and rewind the signs of time!

A New Decade is upon us but that doesn't mean you can't look ten years younger!

Why is it Relevant Today?

It's the start of a new year, a new decade and a new you-so why not try out some of the stars' top beauty secrets to get that celebrity glow in your cheeks!

Our skin deals with multiple issues in the running of our day to day lives. It is a telling reflection of when we are at our healthiest and when life has taken its toll. Our skin is extremely vulnerable to the threats of modern-day living: sun damage, stress, pollution and excess but no greater impact does our skin endure then the passing of time. We look after our cars, clothes and possessions meticulously so why not give that same attention to our body and skin - We do wear it every day after all!

Suzanne Walsh - Our Beauty Expert.

2008 and 2009 has seen Suzanne's well respected and trusted role in the Beauty industry flourish with regular TV and personal appearances keeping her very much in demand.

Suzanne Walsh previously worked in the UK operating her own hair & beauty salon. She worked as a beauty therapist for Channel 4,s reality TV series, The Salon appearing in both the first and second series, which attracted up to 3.6 million viewers. Suzanne is credited with being the viewer's choice when the public was given the opportunity to vote a member of staff from the first series back into the second series.

During 2005, in conjunction with her sister, Suzanne established a thriving beauty business in Ireland which is regularly featured in the media for its unique and excellent client care and professionalism. They added another salon called 'Pure Beauty' in Prosperous in 2007.

Suzanne has coupled her knowledge in the beauty industry with excellent writing skills to become a well respected Beauty Journalist writing for The Irish Independent, Evening Herald and various magazines.

No stranger to TV, Suzanne recently took part in RTE 1s Celebrity Jigs N Reels and is the resident beauty specialist on 'The Afternoon Show' and has appeared on TV3 am, Celebrity Ready Steady Cook as well as on At the Races for the Cheltenham Festival and Sky Sports. Suzanne featured several times on The Marianne Finnucane Show on RTE Radio 1.

Famous clients of hers have included Boy George, Coronation Street's Julie Goodyear, d'side, Kerry Mc Fadden, Bridget Nielson, Frankie Dettori, Tony McCoy, Amanda Brunker and many more.

A fun-loving character, Suzanne oozes down-to-earth charm mixed with a sense of knowing her own mind. Suzanne enjoys travel, outdoor activities, golf and also admits a passion for horses, horseracing and all things equestrian having been introduced to the scene through her family at a very young age.

Suzanne's Qualifications
B.T.E.C National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Health & Fitness
IIHHT in Aromatherapy.
IIHHT in Reflexology.
NUI MAYNOOTH Certificate in Teacher Training & Continuing

Suzanne recently completed her NUI Maynooth Teacher Training Diploma to ensure her deliverance of classes are of the highest standard. Suzanne's enthusiasm for working with teenagers and vivacious personality coupled with her professional qualifications & Celebrity Beautician status make her the ideal candidate to present Beauty Day Camps.

Suzanne is currently studying at IPA Institute of Public Management for a BA Hons Degree in Public Management, she loves to keep fit, loves walking and kick boxing.

Celebrity Tips and Tricks to turn back time!!

The Celebrity: Tyra Banks

The Problem:
Are you dealing with cracked, dry and aging skin on your feet! Do you want to Fabulous Feet & Perfect Piggies? Tyra Banks may have the secret solution to your skin dilemma!

Tyra's Secret:
Suzanne: Tyra Banks can't live without her favourite skin secret: Petroleum Jelly. Tyra swears by the powers of it to defy the signs of aging and keep her skin looking young and fresh. Dry skin and cracked heels are a strong indicator that the aging process is taking hold. She applies the petroleum jelly to her feet and covers them with socks. In the morning her feet are soft and smooth.

Cracked Heels:
Cracked heels are often referred to as fissures and are usually caused by dry skin. For most people this is a nuisance and a cosmetic problem but when the fissures are deep, the skin bleeds easily and is can be very painful. The heels appear yellow or dark brown depending on the skin type and are normally accompanied by dry skin. Symptoms include a hard growth of skin, usually on the outer edge of the heel. Patients may experience pain while walking and increased discomfort in thin soles or open back shoes. REF:-

The Celebrity: Reese Witherspoon

The Problem:
At your whit's end with Split Ends!
Similar to skin, hair is made up of layers. The outer layer, or cuticle, consists of dead cells lying on top of one another like tiles on a roof. This protects the middle layer, or cortex, which is composed of long, coiled proteins that make up the bulk of the hair. A split end occurs when the protective cuticle is worn away on the tip of a strand, allowing the fibers of the cortex to unravel and the hair to split lengthwise. REF:-

Reese's Secret:
Are you at your whit's end with split ends? Well a secret to looking young is keeping your hair in good condition like Reese Witherspoon. So how does Reese keep her hair looking so young?
Suzanne: Reese Witherspoon really rewinds time in more ways then one by going back to her roots and using Baby Shampoo. Baby shampoo is obviously designed for babies, as they are sensitive to the harsh chemicals that are found in the adult shampoo. Baby shampoo is designed to help clean gently, protect and moisturize. Not only this but baby shampoo is formulated in such a way that it will not irritate eyes. So there are multiple benefits to using baby shampoo-it's kinder to your locks and it smells good!

The Celebrity: Naomi Watts

The Problem:
Dreaded cellulite.
Cellulite affects approximately 90% of women. It thrives on poor circulation but something important to note is that cellulite is genetic; the level for which your fat turns into cellulite is determined by your genes. If you want to know approximately how much cellulite you will have you could take a good look at your mother!

Naomi's Secret:
Cardiovascular exercise is crucial in the battle against cellulite. Whether you walk, run, swim or ride your bike, exercise that gets your heart rate up will help you not only burn calories, but also burns the fat which, when trapped in bands of connective tissue, causes cellulite. REF:-

But for those with little or no time to exercise, there are things we can do to help ease the pronunciation of cellulite on the skin. So another way of trying to replenish the area affected by Cellulite is through the method of massage. There are many ways we can apply creams and lotions that can help diminish cellulite in the affected area.

Massage Texchnique

Step 1: Apply a lotion of your choice to the areas on your body where cellulite is present.

Step 2: Gently massage the lotion into your skin so that your hands will glide over the areas with ease.

Step 3: Apply moderate pressure to the affected area with either your fingers, knuckles or the palm of your hand and perform long, sweeping strokes.

Step 4: Use the palm of your hand to briskly rub the affected area in a circular motion.

Step 5: Gently knead the affected area with your knuckles, as if it were bread dough.

Step 6: Gently pinch the affected skin. Pull it slightly away from the body.

Step 7: Finish the cellulite reduction massage by performing soothing strokes with the palm of your hand. REF:-

The Celebrity: Gwyneth Paltrow

The Problem:
Tired of Dark Circles under eyes! Dark circles and bags under the eyes can make you look old, but Gwyneth Paltrow is smart about keeping her eyes bright.

Gwyneth's Secret:
Gwyneth cools spoons in the fridge and places them on her eyes for 10-15mins, this reduces any puffiness. She also dips cotton wool in milk and dabs it around the eye area which helps keep them bright.

Other tips:
. Cold Tea Bags: Put cold used tea bags on the eyes for 10-15mins.The Tannnin in the tea reduces discolouration.
. Grate cucumber & potato and mix together with potato juice for a great mask for the eyes. The cucumber cools and soothes the eye while the potato reduces any puffiness.
. Remember to get your 7-9 hours of sleep!!