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My under the weather bath

My under the weather bath

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:06 December 6, 2012
Thom Watson
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Hi Samuel. Excellent that you keep on top of the blocked pores.

I understand your concern with interfering with the natural products from Liz Earle, but what I’d say is that you need to combat the harsh and very unnatural effects of the chlorine. The astringent would by no means conflict with any of them, actually enhance them, but I think in this case, you need something that’s going to deliver the effective results you need beyond the more natural approach. It’s surprisingly soft and doesn’t feel like the well known chemical astringent out there, just like gentle blue water, but it really works.

If the T-Zone is still a concern, then 100% try this product. There will be a write up in the next week or so. I think it’s going to be perfect for after Christmas when everyone’s feeling the effects of over-indulgence on their skin… I know I will!

Thom

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:44 December 6, 2012
Samuel
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Thanks for your reply Thom!

Yes, the chlorine does indeed give me an issue with blackheads but I keep on top of that with my regime 99% of the time. However there are times when I do need a quick fix for that, and areas such as my T Zone can get oily. I think this is where the suggestion for the palmarosa face mask came from, in that instance would you reccommened it?

Do you think the chemical astringent would conflict with my softer Liz Earle products? The Hydrator is brilliant, it’s going straight onto my Christmas list.

Thanks!

Samuel

Harvey Specter
Posted at 23:37 December 5, 2012
Thom Watson
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Hi Samuel. Thanks for the comment. To combat the effects of Chlorine, there’s two things you really need to make sure you’re doing. Firstly, I really recommend the use of a chemical exfoliator, EFFACLAR from La Roche Posay has a great liquid astringent in their line, this will help to remove the dried out, surface dead skin cells.

Secondly, after you’ve showered at the gym, immediately use an oil free hydrator over the top of your standard moisturiser such as Clinique Moisture Surge, helping to replenish the water in the cells as Chlorine hugely dehydrates the skin.

The Palmarosa mask probably wouldn’t be ideal as it’s a degreaser rather than a hydrator, you really need lot’s of water boosting products. Do you suffer with any oiliness or Acne? I’m guessing because of the Chlorine, you’re very prone to blackheads?

Thom

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:45 December 5, 2012
Samuel
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Hi there,

I was wandering if you could answer a few questions for me. I have been using a number of different Liz Earle products for years and my skin has become accustomed to the feel of them. Recently I have been having issues with my skin when I visit the Gym and Swim, which I do 5-6 times a week and can be in the water for over an hour as I tend to swim 1-1.5km a session. I was wandering if you have any suggestions for products that I could take with me to the gym to help relieve the tight feeling I get from the chlorine, that wont mean I have to use my exisiting Liz Earle any more during a day and wont conflict with it either.

Also, I see you have Neals Yard Palmarosa Mask on a blog section. How would you rate it? I have been reccomended it by numerous people as a once a week treat for my skin. Any advice?

Thanks in Advance!

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