If your com­plex­ion isn’t on point, you’ll never glow like a god­dess. These two steps make it easy to score a smooth, su­per-hy­drated sur­face

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -


‘When dry, dead skin piles up, light scat­ters off the face in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions, which is per­ceived as dull­ness,’ says der­ma­tol­o­gist Whit­ney Bowe. Get­ting rid of those cells al­lows light to bounce off in one di­rec­tion. The eas­i­est way is to buff with a light chem­i­cal ex­fo­lia­tor. GATINEAU Peel­ing Ex­pert Mi­cro­der­mabra­sion Ex­fo­li­at­ing Cream With Mi­cro-Beads (R450); NEUTROGENA Vis­i­bly Clear Pink Grape­fruit Daily Scrub (R99,95)


While many lo­tions claim to of­fer ra­di­ance, ‘Look for one that con­tains hyaluronic acid and glyc­er­ine,’ says Bowe. Ap­plied to wet skin, HA can hold 1 000 times its weight in wa­ter for a se­ri­ous hy­dra­tion boost, while glyc­er­ine cre­ates a bar­rier to trap it. And don’t just slap it on: treat your­self to a mini fa­cial mas­sage and in­crease cir­cu­la­tion by bring­ing oxy­gen to the skin’s sur­face. CLINIQUE Pep- Start Hy­drob­lur Mois­tur­izer (R395); CHANEL Hy­dra Beauty Mi­cro Crème (R1 510)

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