READY, SET GLOW

Your com­pre­hen­sive beauty guide to clear and ra­di­ant skin.

New Zealand Weddings - - CONTENTS - By PAMELA MCINTOSH

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

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