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Your comprehensive beauty guide to clear and radiant skin.
Your guide to clear, radiant skin
Good things take time, and repairing and revitalising your skin is one of those things. Under professional guidance and trusted advice, you truly can change your skin for the better by the big day. In most cases however, it requires a little investment and a lot of patience.
WHAT MAKES SKIN LOOK DULL?
“A dull complexion can have many causes,” explains Erin Gardner, wedding consultant at More Than Skin Spa & Beauty (morethanskin.co.nz). “Perhaps it’s dehydration, a poor diet, or lack of exfoliation – all things that can happen during the lead up to your wedding. These factors deprive your skin from oxygen and nutrients, resulting in a dull skin tone.”
HOW CAN WE REVEAL RADIANCE IN TIME FOR THE WEDDING?
Every person’s skin has unique assets and functions, so Gardner says that consultation is always the best starting point. “We look at skin with the Observ skin diagnostic tool, then create the best treatment plan for the client. Obviously the time frame is important, so a client with a larger list of concerns should aim to come at least 12 months prior. Our most common treatment is Omnilux Revive, which features light therapy to brighten and smooth the skin’s texture. Our homecare programme includes radiance products, including the Joyce Blok Alpha-Beta Radiance range which features AHA’s that help to smooth and brighten the skin, and is perfect for use over the winter months.”
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF A NIGHT-TIME BEAUTY REGIME?
Isn’t it ironic. Your wedding is highly likely to be the day in your lifetime that we are photographed the most yet, depending on lifestyle factors, logistics and organisation skills, it can be a period where women feel stressed, anxious, exhausted… the list goes on.
Getting enough sleep is crucial for you to look and feel your best on your wedding day (and every day, really!). Why not multi-task by adding these treats to your night skincare regime:
NATURAL INSTINCT VITAMIN C AND CAMELLIA OIL – a relaxing night oil to de- stress and rejuvenate skin. It promotes wellness by calming the mind and assisting in relaxation. Natural Instinct is available at Countdown.
DR. LEWINN’S REVERSADERM PEEL – a leave- on gel containing a complex of glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids to resurface and diminish skin imperfections, resulting in enhanced skin tone.
MURAD INTENSIVE C NIGHT MOISTURISER – the Essential- C Night Moisture’s rich shea butter delivers instant hydration that lasts throughout the night to deliver radiance by the time your alarm goes off.
It could be dehydration, a poor diet or lack of exfoliation ... these factors deprive your skin from oxygen and nutrients, resulting in dull skin.
HOW CAN SERUM HELP MY SKIN?
An important step to your skincare regime, serum is designed to apply before moisturiser or oils. Serums are generally water- based and by being so, can penetrate into your skin’s deeper layers for maximum nourishment and repair.
SNOWBERRY INTENSIVE RENEWAL FACE SERUM, $ 124 – this fab find boasts a world-first Peptide Power Pack that strengthens skin and decreases sagging while hydrating, plumping, and taking care of inflammation.
Snowberry Intensive Renewal Face Serum, $124 Joyce Blok Alpha- Beta Radiance Cleanser, $ 52 and Tonic Lotion, $ 52 Natural Instinct Vitamin C and Camellia Oil, $30 Dr. Lewinn’s Reverdsaderm Peel, $ 50 Murad Essential- C Night Moisturiser, $139