Dermalogica 30 Days to Fit Skin

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

Skincare not only begins from the outside on what you put on your skin, it also comes from the inside out.  I am a big fan of skin care and have always looked after my skin well since those early teen years, always ensuring I never miss out on my daily cleansing routine.  It has stood to me well but as the years go on (eek!) even though my skin would still be quite good, it does require extra care regardless of how well you look after it.  A healthy diet and visits to a skincare professional is essential.  That said, I was thrilled to be treated to a fabulous Dermalogica mini facial recently in Tone and Tan Beauty Youghal

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

Dermalogica have a current skin campaign running called 30 days to fit skin.  Their starter 30 day mini packs are available to purchase in select salons or pharmacies that stock the brand and are so handy if you just want to try out the products before purchasing the full size products.

The 30 minute Dermalogica Facial

I had a 30 minute mini Dermalogica facial.  After a skin analysis, Norma the salon owner, chose a skin brightening facial for me and I can 100% confirm that this was the nicest facial I have had!  My skin felt and still feels so amazingly soft from all the gorgeous products.  The 30 minute mini facial is so manageable from a time and cost perspective. If you treat yourself to one thing ladies, you must try this out. It covers everything right down to a fabulous decolletage and arm massage! I for one, am certainly going to be keeping up these facials on a regular basis from now on.

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

When the facial was complete, Norma did up my face mapping skin analysis chart.  She also gave me some sample products used as part of my skin brightening facial to try out at home.  The salon is super cosy and the girls so professional and lovely to deal with! If you are in the area, I highly recommend trying out the facial and products girls.  Your skin will thank you for it!

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

In the meantime, I cannot wait to get home later and take off my makeup!  Keep updated on my social media to see how I’m getting on over the next 30 days!

Clare XX



Healthy eating, food blogger, nourish your body, fitfam, food prep,

This is such an easy and nutritious dinner to make! Not only that but these fritters are also super tasty and something different to do with all that quinoa and sweet potato for a change!  I picked up the recipe from the first Deliciously Ella book.  This recipe would serve 6 people but I made up the whole batch, cooked some and froze the rest for later!

You will need:

1 large sweet potato

260g quinoa (1 mug)

2 lemons

4 tablespoons almond butter (I used peanut butter) * You can also substitute the almond/peanut butter for Tahini if you have a nut allergy *

8 tablespoons buckwheat or brown rice flour (I had gluten free white rice flour and used this)

4 tablespoons tomato puree

2 tsp ground turmeric and 2 tsp ground cumin

Olive oil

Salt (I used pink Himalayan) and pepper


Peel and chop the sweet potato into small pieces and steam/boil for about 20 minutes until soft.

As they cook, rinse the quinoa under cold water until the water runs clear and place in a saucepan with the juice from one of the lemons and 600ml  (2 mugs) boiling water.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until all the water has evaporated and the quinoa is fluffy.

Drain the sweet potatoes once they are soft and blend them in a food processor with the juice of the other lemon and the almond/peanut butter, tomato puree, flour, turmeric, cumin and a dash of the salt and pepper until smooth.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C.

Put the sweet potato mix into a large bowl and mix in the cooked quinoa.  Grease a large baking tray with some olive oil and scoop 2 tablespoons of the mix onto the tray to make a large circle, then do the rest with the remaining fritters which should give you twelve circular fritters.

Bake for 20 minutes until they are perfectly stuck together and then if you like you can place them in a frying pan with a little olive oil to fry each side for a few minutes so they are a little crispy.

Bon Appetit! X

Deliciously Ella, Ella Woodward, the art of eating well