Still not convinced? There are a few other reasons that migh
We love a birra sunshine as much as the next fellow but that great big heat ball
can play havoc with our skin if we’re not careful. Dry skin and anti-social pongs
are small fry compared with risks such as skin cancer and premature ageing,
though, which is why you’ll be needing to invest in a few warm-weather essentials
to keep your skin healthy, protected and in tip-top shape
TRIED & WHAT’S INVOLVED? TREATED? The most popular IS IT SAFE? Yes, although
Following a detailed health areas for treatment include it should be avoided by those
LIPOFIRM questionnaire and consultation, the stomach, arms, back, legs, with kidney or liver failure,
PLUS photos are taken of the area buttocks and chin, but radio hypertriglyceridemia or
to be treated to allow you to frequency skin-tightening can be hypercholesterolemia and those
WHAT IS IT? monitor the results. You then performed over the whole body. carrying a pacemaker or other
strip down to your smalls and electronic devices.
A new non-surgical technique to lie on the treatment table where HOW LONG DOES IT
flatten, tighten and improve skin. the practitioner can start the TAKE? The entire treatment, IS THERE ANY
treatment. DOWNTIME? None
HOW DOES IT WORK? The hand-piece of the Lipo Firm including consultation, takes less
Plus machine is placed on the than an hour. whatsoever.
It uses ultrasonic waves to skin precisely on the area that is
instantly and permanently to be treated, which has been pre- HOW MANY TREATMENTS WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
destroy fat cells to provide a applied with a special gel. A small ARE NEEDED FOR VISIBLE
pain-free, non-invasive solution amount of heat is generated by the RESULTS? For maximum Anyone looking to shape up.
to reduce localised fat deposits. radio frequency hand-piece but it’s
The contents of the fat cells are absolutely painless. results for cellulite, inch loss and HOW MUCH DOES IT
removed through the body’s body contouring, and initial course COST: €85 per treatment
natural metabolic functions. WHAT AREAS CAN BE of eight combined Ultrasonic
Cavitation + Radio Frequency WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE?
treatments is recommended.
Newpark Orthodontics, 70
Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock,
Co. Dublin, Tel: 01-210 458
8283 IRISH TATLER MAN
FACE VALUE EYE CONTACT
A day outside in the sun can leave your Skin around the eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of damage and
face looking oilier than a bag of chips. No premature ageing resulting from exposure to the sun. And that’s why a high-quality
biggie, though, so long as you clear away specialist product is worth its weight in gold.
the grime with a quality cleanser.
SkinCauticals’ Mineral Eye UV Defense, €31, protects the delicate skin around
Lab Series’ Multi-Action Face Wash, the eye with mineral SPF 30 UVA and UVB protection, and is suitable for all
€24, is a fragrance-free cream cleanser skin types.
with gentle exfoliating beads to wash away
daily dirt and debris. It also lathers up a DON’T DRY FOR ME, ARGENTINA BB AATCTKL E
treat to help dissolve excess oil and unclog pores.
Excessive sunshine can leave skin parched – Prolonged exposure
Look also to Kiehl’s Deep Cleansing Exfoliating but so can the wrong soap. If you’re lathering to the sun, as any Irish mammy
Face Wash, €23, which sloughs off dead skin up, make sure you do it properly. Voya’s will tell you, can lead to a
cells, removing debris to reduce the appearance Invigorating Seaweed Soap, €13, is made from prune-like face in later years.
of pores and leaving skin virtually shine-free. natural and organic ingredients, including There’s nothing wrong with a
uplifting spearmint and rosemary to stimulate few character-giving wrinkles,
TAKE IT ON THE CHIN your senses and organic seaweed, and helps of course, but it always helps to
leave skin feeling cleaner and smoother give your face a helping hand in
If you’re still working the bearded look or sporting without any pesky drying side effects. the fight against ageing with an
designer stubble, the warmer months call for effective daily moisturiser.
some dedicated care for your face foliage. Tom Step frward Lab Series Age
Ford Conditioning Beard Oil, €47, does exactly Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel
what it says on the ‘tin’, helping fortify and re- Cream, €58, an advanced daily,
texture facial hair with effective ingredients such skin-drenching treatment that
as almond, jojoba and grape seed essential oils, as combats the first visible signs
well as the natural antioxidant vitamin. of ageing skin.
Grooming for your mug rug at its best!
HAIR TODAY, TIP:
TOMORROW Apply the ﬁrst batch of
sunscreen to your entire body
Dry, sunburnt scalp is 30 minutes before going outside,
a recipe for hair loss so that it can fully absorb into
and damage, so it’s your skin.Then reapply it every
imperative to keep your crowning glory in
pristine condition over the coming months. two hours, or immediately
after you take a swim or
Viviscal Gentle Shampoo, €11.95, and
Moisturising Conditioner, €11.95, work to sweat excessively.
strengthen and cleanse the scalp and hair
effectively yet gently removing product SMELL OF BE A SLAPPER
residue, which can make it appear dull and SUCCESS
lifeless, and exfoliating the scalp, where Wearing sunscreen is a long-term investment. A little effort
product residue can lie. AS THE now pays off massively when you’re in your fifties and everyone
SKIN SAVER is convinced you can’t be more than 35, so be generous when
TEMPERATURES slapping on the SPF.
A dip in the pool might feel great but it SOAR, TRADE
can leave your crowning glory covered in IN BO FOR If you really need to get a golden tan before you hit the
chlorine, which will play havoc with your
artful ’do. Flick two fingers to chlorine’s SOMETHING beach, look into some fake-bake options; self-tanner and spray-
drying effects with Aveda’s Sun Care
Hair & Body Cleanser, €22, a brilliant FRESHER AND on tan are a better (and safer) option than premature ageing.
multi-tasker that can be used as both a
shampoo and a body wash. LESS ANTI- L–R: P20 Once-A-Day SPF30,
€19.99 for 40ml; Eau Thermale
BEST SHOWER Avène SPF50+, €23.50 for 200ml;
GELS, SUCH AS Anthelios XL Invisible Nutritive Oil
L’OCCITANE’S SPF50+, €22 for 200ml;
VERBENA SHOWER Nivea Protect & Bronze
GEL, €17.50 FOR Tan Activating Protecting
250ML, ARE SO Oil SPF30, €20.99 for
GOOD THAT THEY 20ml; Image Skincare
CAN DOUBLE AS Prevention + Ultra Sheer
A DAY-TO-DAY Spray SPF45, €36 for
SCENTS OF SUMMER
GROOMING TIP 1:
APPLY THE FIRST BATCH
OF SUNSCREEN TO YOUR
ENTIRE BODY 30 MINUTES
BEFORE GOING OUTSIDE,
SO THAT IT CAN FULLY
ABSORB INTO YOUR SKIN.
THEN REAPPLY IT EVERY
TWO HOURS, OR
IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU
TAKE A SWIM OR SWEAT
L–R: Ferrari Essence Eaux Bright Neroli, €75 for 100ml; Polo Red Intense, €56 for 75ml; Paul Smith Sunshine for Men, €36 for 100ml; Giorgio Armani Acqua di
Gio Profumo, €78 for 75ml; L’Occitane Eau de Cedrat, €49 for 100ml
GROOMING TIP 2: IF YOU’RE WEARING FRAGRANCE,
AVOID SCENTED SHAVING CREAMS. MIXED
MESSAGES WILL CONFUSE HER, NOT ENTHUSE HER.
GROOMING TIP 3: HEAT (AND SWEAT)
WILL INTENSIFY ANY FRAGRANCE,
WHICH IS WHY AN AROMATIC OR CITRUS
SCENT IS PERFECT FOR SUMMER.
L–R: Montblanc Legend Special Edition, €62 for 100ml; Serge Lutens La Religieuse, €118 for 50ml; Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino, €178 for 50ml; Narciso by Narciso
Rodriguez, €92 for 90ml; Cartier Pasha Noir, €91.50 for 100ml; DKNY Men Limited Edition, €57 for 100ml
TRIED & TESTED The handheld MiraDry system, just 60-90 minutes to complete. may feel slightly sore and swollen
which is carefully calibrated by for a few days and the application
MIRADRY the practitioner, delivers precisely HOW MANY of an ice pack is recommended.
controlled electromagnetic TREATMENTS ARE
WHAT IS IT? A revolutionary, energy to the region where the NEEDED FOR VISIBLE HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT?
underarm sweat glands reside. RESULTS? For optimum
FDA-approved procedure that is The resultant heat ensures Our tester experienced superb
clinically proven to dramatically thermolysis (decomposition by results, two procedures results, which are in keeping with
reduce hyperhidrosis (excessive heat) of the sweat glands. spaced three months apart are clinical data indicating a 90%
underarm sweating as well as Unlike, say, Botox, another recommended. However, a success rate and nearly 100%
odour) without resorting to popular treatment for underarm solitary treatment is sufficient patient satisfaction.
the knife. sweating, which merely blocks for many patients.
sweat glands for between three to HOW MUCH DOES IT
HOW DOES IT WORK? six months, MiraDry is a one-off IS IT SAFE? Yes. Electro- COST: €2,900. Should a second
lifelong solution. Once the sweat
glands have been destroyed, they magnetic technology has been treatment be required, this is an
are gone for good. used safely in other areas of additional €500.
medicine for years with an
HOW LONG DOES IT exceptionally high level of safety. WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE?
TAKE? Following an initial
IS IT PAINFUL? No, the Venus Medical, Heritage House,
consultation, the treatment takes Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum
underarms are numbed prior to Main Street, Dublin 14,
the procedure and there is no Tel: 01-296 2747; venusmedical.ie
downtime, although underarms or miradry.ie
8485 IRISH TATLER MAN
The real reasons why you should treat yourself to a facial
We’ve heard all the excuses: they’re expensive, they’re for sissies, we don’t See those nasty-looking black things on
need one, we don’t have the time. Rubbish.
1 your nose? If you can see them, so can she
Every man – that’s right, every man – will benefit from a little TLC on (and, trust us, she already has). Blackheads
his face. Sure, you might have a great grooming routine already, but the are simply a build-up of excess oil that has
deal-clincher for having a trained facialist get to work on your mush is
the same reason you have a mechanic fiddle beneath your car bonnet: they can do lodged in the pores of your skin. If you want
it far better than you.
Coarse skin, large pores and, in particular, a tendency to produce more oil than them banished, a facial is the business as it
our female counterparts (thanks for nothing, Mother Nature) actually make the
will involve something called an ‘extraction’,
where these offenders are removed.
average man’s skin more in need of attention than a woman’s. Crow’s feet (the wrinkles that extend
Still not convinced? There are a few other reasons that might help seal the deal. horizontally from the corners of your eyes) are
2 an inevitable part of the ageing process, but
that doesn’t mean to say that our faces should
have more lines than Keith Richards’
Regular facials include a massage of the
entire face, including the weak muscles around
the eye. When these muscles are worked, they
become more taut, which lessens the contrast
effect of these tell-tale signs of ageing. Result!
If razor burn, ingrown hairs, inflammation and
3 irritation from shaving over pimples are skin
conditions you’re familiar with, you need to
familiarise yourself with a good facialist –
A facial will deep-clean bumps and soothe
irritated skin, as well as addressing shaving’s
unwanted side effects and, in the process,
help make your skin smoother and softer.
4 They’re relaxing. Honestly, you’ll never
appreciate how much stress and tension
you hold in your face until you submit
yourself to a facialist. Trust us, it’s worth
it for the de-stressing benefits alone.
You’ll learn from the pros. Facialists
5 use highly effective products, some of
which might not be available over-the-
counter, which they will have carefully
selected for your skin type. They’ll also
show you techniques on how to apply
products, the order in which to use
FACE them and explain how they are of use.
OFF: 3 OF THE BEST
SkinPep Super C-15 Stabilised Pestle & Mortar Hyaluronic JEANNE BROPHY
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Tel: 01-818 6883; jeannebrophy.com
Ideal for the warmer summer This lightweight, fragrance-free,
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photoageing protection and elasticity.
helps reduce the appearance of EMILY BYRNE
Rejuvenate Advanced Skin Clinic,
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