Skin care: UK spends £1.1 billion a month on makeup


Wednesday 15th July 2009

Latest statistics from a poll by Avon reveal that UK women collectively spend over £1.1 billion PER MONTH on make-up… one question we have is how much money are people spending on skin care?

It’s all well and good spending money on looking good, but taking care of your skin before any cosmetics are applied is key to achieving a natural look with your make-up.

Too many women paste on the foundation, concealers and powders everyday to cover up their imperfections, only to neglect their skin in the evening by not removing it properly. This can result in problem skin and blemishes, such as acne, oily skin and dry skin.

Cleansing, toning and moisturising on a daily basis is a quick way to ensure that the skin remains healthy, and a once-a-month or bi-monthly skin treatment will ensure that the outer layers of the skin keep renewing themselves thoroughly, giving you the healthy, balanced and glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of.

Mineral make-up is also the way forward when it comes to cosmetics. Forget the cheap, gunky make-up that you say is ‘for everyday use’… stop saving the best stuff for special occasions and start wearing it all the time. Mineral make-up can be slightly more expensive than normal cosmetics, however with no harsh chemicals or colours to wreck your skin, mineral make-up provides a natural way to stay looking gorgeous, while keeping your skin in tip-top condition.

Jane Iredale has a fantastic mineral make up range out, which is actually good for the skin and lets it breathe. Used widely in the TV and film industry it also gives great coverage, as well as caring for the skin.

If we’re spending £1.1 billion on cosmetics anyway, we might as well make sure we’re spending it wisely on products that are going to benefit our skin, rather than cause more problems!

Let us know what you use on your skin here

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One Response to “Skin care: UK spends £1.1 billion a month on makeup”

  1. Jessica Alabama Says:

    I do use a lot of make-up. In fact, I cannot do without foundation and powders. But I have never faced acne problem. I always make sure to remove my make up as soon as I am back home. Also it is better to use branded make-up. Those who have oily skin can blend the foundation with a toner and apply.

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