Beauty: On water, winning a spa day for two (and products of the week)

Heaven can't wait: Win a spa day for two at Titanic Spa near Huddersfield.
Heaven can't wait: Win a spa day for two at Titanic Spa near Huddersfield.
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Tackle dehydrated skin topically and internally with hydration, plus win a spa treat for two, and what we love on counter and online this week. Beauty editor Stephanie Smith finds out more.

If your skin feels tight and less than plump, it may be worth considering that it is dehydrated rather than dry.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio:'There are different tone combinations so you can create your own magnetised concealer and corrector pack from Rihanna's Fenty range. These are Suede, Espresso and Sinamon to mix, match and multiply their uses. Choose two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick to highlight. It's  �46 at Harvey Nichols.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio:'There are different tone combinations so you can create your own magnetised concealer and corrector pack from Rihanna's Fenty range. These are Suede, Espresso and Sinamon to mix, match and multiply their uses. Choose two Match Stix Matte Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick to highlight. It's �46 at Harvey Nichols.

Many of us, especially as we get older, misdiagnose ourselves as having dry facial skin, which we then treat with oily and creamy products in an attempt to soften and nourish.

Natalie Hart, spa operations manager at Titanic Spa, near Huddersfield, says that, because dehydrated skin lacks water rather than oil, we should look for hydrating products and those with hyaluronic acid, a molecule that can hold up to 40 times its own weight in water.

“It sounds simple, but you should also keep sipping on water throughout the day,” she adds. “The difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin is simpler than you may think: dry skin is lacking in natural oils, while dehydrated skin just needs a little more moisture to lock into the outer layer of the skin – the epidermis.”

Dehydrated skin can try to compensate for a lack of moisture by producing more sebum, the natural oil that causes spots. “Many guests at this time of year complain of flaky patches and a lacklustre complexion, but areas of oiliness and blemishes, too,” adds Natalie. “This is a typical sign of dehydrated skin. If you find that your make-up goes patchy, this could be because dehydrated skin absorbs any water from make-up, while dry patches cling on to it.”

Esthederm Intensive Vitamine C Cream': This is a rich anti-wrinkle and brightening cream with a high concentration of Vitamin C, designed to target wrinkles and pigment spots. You apply it in the morning and/or in the evening to the face, neck and d�collet�. Use as a two-month intensive treatment for best results, says Esthedrem. It's on offer at �54.40 at www.feelunique.com.

Esthederm Intensive Vitamine C Cream': This is a rich anti-wrinkle and brightening cream with a high concentration of Vitamin C, designed to target wrinkles and pigment spots. You apply it in the morning and/or in the evening to the face, neck and d�collet�. Use as a two-month intensive treatment for best results, says Esthedrem. It's on offer at �54.40 at www.feelunique.com.

She recommends Decleor Beauty Enhancing Facial, a personalised treatment with skin analysis.

WIN A SPA DAY FOR TWO AT TITANIC

Titanic Spa is offering the chance to win a Titanic Heat & Ice Spa Day for two, worth £158, which includes full access to spa facilities, Heat & Ice Experience and lunch, to be taken Monday-Thursday before July 19.

To enter, send a postcard with your name, address and contact number, to: Titanic Spa Competition, Stephanie Smith, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds LS12 1BE. Or send an email headed “Titanic Spa” with your details to stephanie.smith@ypn.co.uk. Usual terms and conditions apply.

nspa Sacred Spa Body Brush': Dry skin brushing is a natural way to combat cellulite by improving circulation and smoothing away any lumpy bits you might have. Those who practise body brushing say it is surprisingly effective. Brush dry skin before showering, in gently circular movements starting at ankles and working up the legs. This brush is �3 at Asda.

nspa Sacred Spa Body Brush': Dry skin brushing is a natural way to combat cellulite by improving circulation and smoothing away any lumpy bits you might have. Those who practise body brushing say it is surprisingly effective. Brush dry skin before showering, in gently circular movements starting at ankles and working up the legs. This brush is �3 at Asda.

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Alladale Repairing Hair Mask: 'From Natural Siberica, this is a healing and repairing treatment for damaged hair. Nourishing and intensive, with extracts of Wild Thistle, the national flower of Scotland, and wild Organic Siberian Cedar from Natura Siberica's very own organic farm in Khakassia. It costs �7.99 and is available online from www.naturalsiberica.co.uk.

Alladale Repairing Hair Mask: 'From Natural Siberica, this is a healing and repairing treatment for damaged hair. Nourishing and intensive, with extracts of Wild Thistle, the national flower of Scotland, and wild Organic Siberian Cedar from Natura Siberica's very own organic farm in Khakassia. It costs �7.99 and is available online from www.naturalsiberica.co.uk.

Herbatint Permanent Hair Colour Gel': Coffee coloured hair shades from light and creamy blonde latte through golden chocolate mocha to dark and sultry espresso are very much in vogue right now, and can be achieved using do-it-yourself shade kits from naturally derived, ammonia-free colour brand Herbatint. They cost �9.50 and are available at www.herbatint.co.uk.

Herbatint Permanent Hair Colour Gel': Coffee coloured hair shades from light and creamy blonde latte through golden chocolate mocha to dark and sultry espresso are very much in vogue right now, and can be achieved using do-it-yourself shade kits from naturally derived, ammonia-free colour brand Herbatint. They cost �9.50 and are available at www.herbatint.co.uk.

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