Self care is not selfish!

It’s a quote I heard again recently and absolutely love. A few weeks ago I was invited to Westport to undergo a skin consultation in Gearldines Skincare Clinic after a recommendation from my good friend Hayley Coleman. If you follow Geraldine on social media you will know that she is really encouraging men to look after their skin and is treating Mayo GAA legends like Aiden O Shea and Lee Keegan and boxer Ray Moylette in order to encourage men to look after their skin better. So when I told my friends I was going for a facial I was greeted with replies like, “isn’t it good for some” or “aren’t you good to yourself”! Skincare shouldn’t be seen as a luxury it’s a necessity.

Environ combines the best of science with cutting edge technology to offer skin care principals that provide superior scientific-based skincare for all. The man behind Environ is Dr Des Fernandes who designed Environ to help correct the visible effects of the chronic deficiency of vitamin A that everyone suffers from in the exposed areas of their skin. Few people understand that this deficiency leads to the appearance of major skin problems we develop and attribute to aging and sun damage. 

The formulae of Environ are entirely based on the need to help replenish all the essential skin nutrients lost by exposure to the sun and environmental factors, and at the same time moisturise the skin's appearance. Environ skin care products have been formulated to combat and relieve the harmful effects of today’s harsh environmental changes, specifically pollution and ever-increasing doses of radiation from the sun due to the thinning of the protective ozone layer. Added to these are the modern-day effects of social and work stresses and poor diet. 

On my first visit I had an Environ Hydraboost Treatment using Hyaluronic Acid. This holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water. It is used to hydrate and plump the skin reducing premature wrinkles caused by dehydration and general ageing. The facial felt amazing but most importantly I was given a number of products to take away and use. I have been using these for three months now and while this is a relatively short amount of time I can already see and feel the improvements.

Each day I use an Environ Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser (I’ve just moved onto level 2 of the Environ Vitimin Step- Up System) and Advanced Nutrition Skin Vit A Capsule’s so my skin is getting treated from inside as well as outside.

Now all I need is to sort out the diet and drink more water!

A huge thanks to Gearldine and her team for the treatments and the great advice during the treatments