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Clinique 'Pink with a Purpose' blusher

Clinique 'Pink with a Purpose' blusher - Credit: Archant

Suuport Breast Cancer awareness month with your choice of products

It’s not just your wardrobe that needs to be updated at the beginning of autumn; each change of season also signals a shift in your beauty, hair and skin care routine.

As summer fades, follow these easy steps to ensure that your beauty doesn’t.


Get a haircut to trim away damage by the sun, salt and chlorinated water. This also the perfect time to start strengthening and nourishing your crowing glory.

To avoid dry and brittle locks, visit your hair stylist to discuss Keratin Hair Treatment, you will be totally impressed with the immediate improvement from £25 (approx. 15 mins).

Tone your hair colour to warmer, richer autumnal shades to create healthy, extra body volume to your style.

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Grab a loofah to give your body a boost with a weekly treatment. Lingering dead surface cells make your skin look dull and rough.

Use your loofah or body brush and work in small, circular motions to help slough away dry patches.

Prepare your skin for the colder months by getting into a regular moisturising routine. Now’s the time to switch to a richer, creamier moisturiser. Remember to exfoliate first so that your skin can easily absorb the extra moisture.

Prevent dryness and flakiness by using a hydrating face mask or serum on a regular basis.

You don’t want to look washed out now that summer is becoming a distant memory, so use a gradual tan (St Tropez in-shower, £14.50) to give your skin a natural, sun-kissed look. Apply every other day to revive dull, lacklustre skin and give your body a healthy looking dose of colour.

And don’t forget to still wear sunscreen every day!


Cooler weather can dry our skins, especially the tender, delicate area under the eyes. Make sure you use a moisturiser specifically for eyes.

Get rid of dark circles and puffiness by the daily application of an eye serum, such as Guinot Intense Eye Crème, £28.95


Your hands are constantly exposed and can suffer from dryness in the colder seasons. Keep them soft and hydrated by regularly applying hand cream and a nourishing manicure oil on your cuticles and nails to prevent splitting and peeling. Try CND Solar Oil, £9.95

The colder air can also make your nails more brittle, so be sure to file them at least once a week to avoid breakage.

Support Breast Cancer awareness month by investing in the following products this October

Words by: Sara Niven

1. Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment comes in limited edition Pink Ribbon packaging this month with the company donating £5 from every £19.50 sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Aimed at rough, dry and gardening hands, the rich, non greasy formulation includes Meadowfoam Seed Oil to support the skin’s natural moisture barrier,

2. Clinique’s limited edition ‘Pink with a Purpose’ Cheek Pop is a berry pink blusher which comes embossed with a pink ribbon. For every one bought from Clinique counters at Selfridges and Boots during October, £2 will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For your nearest stockist call 0870 034 2566 or visit

3. Aveda’s limited Edition BCA Hand Relief Moisturising Crème, £22 features an organic blend of 25 pure flower and plant essences including Lavender from Bulgaria and Ylang Ylang from Madagascar along from Vitamin E and Glycerin. A donation of £2 from each sale will be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For stockists visit

4. ghd’s Breast Cancer Awareness month products include the platinum styler, £165, hairdryer, £99.99, paddle brush, £20 and styling clips, £2 with donations of six to 50 per cent going to Breast Cancer Now, depending on product. Available nationwide from ghd salons including Monkey Hair Inc, Maidstone 01622 750733 and Lucas Hair, West Malling 01732 848 222 or visit


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