Beauty talk: Meet Influencer Allison Soro
If you are struggling to find the perfect product or need some extra advice on your beauty care, Irish beauty influencer, Allison Soro, takes us through her skincare routine with tips on how to keep skin and hair glowing.
First thing when I wake up in the morning, I drink a glass full of water or hot water with lemon. This last helps maintain the pH balance of the body as well as helping with quick weight loss, promotes digestion, increases metabolism and it is a good source of vitamin C. An hour later I drink either a coffee or tea with cereals and fruits or scrambled eggs on toast.
Then, I start my beauty routine: I wash my face with very cold water which tightens the pores and slows down the ageing process, then apply my vitamin C serum using Willow organic, firming serum from Catherine Fehrer, hydrate my eyes and skin using Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème by Dior which I find works pretty well on my skin.
Another product new on the market that leaves your skin intensely hydrated and can be used as a daily moisturiser, overnight mask and along the eye contour is the Hydrance AQUA-GEL by Avène.
Generally, I hate wearing foundation but during the day in summer and winter I use Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF50. I love it as it is fast absorbing, tinted, waterproof and protects the skin from free radicals caused by UV rays.
During summer I always spray thermal water or rose water on my face, I find Avène or MedSpa gives you a refreshing sensation. This also refreshes your skin particularly when exposed for long periods when using the computer or iPad.
I usually do two to three face masks per week. I choose the ones containing Hyaluronic acid to give me an immediate glowy effect or if I am in a rush, Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask by Dior which renews the look of your skin in just a minute.
For my hair, my preferences are Moroccan oil shampoo, conditioner and oil which leaves my hair feeling silky, shiny and healthy. I trim my hair every two months to get rid of split ends and this helps the growth of my hair and leaves it feeling fuller and bouncier.
My night routine is pretty much like my morning routine, the only difference is that for under my eyes I use something stronger such as Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair eye cream and an absolute must is to apply oil on my eyelashes and brows to keep them strong and to help them grow quicker – currently, I am using UKlash.
I remove my make-up with Bioderma H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Removing Solution, it respects the fragility of your skin and produces a feeling of instant freshness.
After my morning and evening shower I apply Olos Delizia di Riso Cream, it's amazing. It's a soft body cream that melts on the skin offering it the most precious oils and rice proteins and it intoxicates you with its fragrance.
But beauty is only skin deep, living a healthy lifestyle and being happy radiates beauty.
Allison Soro is a Beauty Influencer and owner of Fashion Crime International. Follow her at www.instagram.com/allisoro