One of the quickest ways to get radiance is a sheet mask, which seals more moisture into your skin than a regular mask can, says dermatologist Dr Jeannette Graf. Translation: you’ll look glowier for longer.
1Use“A flannel cloth holds heat better than a muslin one, so it makes for better exfoliation and a deep clean, removing all product from your skin,” explains makeup artist Arabella Preston.
2Move“Always remove your cleanser in cross-hatched, downward strokes with your cloth, making sure you support the skin with the other hand,” says facialist Emma Hardie. “This helps stimulate the drainage of toxins and fluids at the lower layers of your skin, reducing puffiness.”
3Leave“For a deep cleanse, leave your cleanser on as a mask while you bath, or press a hot cloth over the cleanser on your face to ‘steam in’,” advises facialist Sarah Chapman. “Just remember to wash your cloths regularly – they can be a breeding ground for bacteria.”
4Be“There is a patch under the chin that often gets missed and can therefore be blackhead prone,” says Sarah. “Also pay careful attention to the sides of the nose, as well as behind the ears, to avoid blackheads and dead-cell build-up.”
5Double“One of the main things that people tend to forget is to remove makeup before cleansing,” says Dr Tom Mammone, executive director of skin physiology and pharmacology for Clinique Research & Development Worldwide. “Not removing makeup before cleansing would be like showering with your clothes on,” he says. “Either pre-cleanse with an oil or sweep clean with micellar water before cleansing,” suggests Sarah.
6Personalise“Customise your regular cleansers to accommodate the subtle changes in your skin,” says Sarah. If your pores are getting a little blocked, add an exfoliating enzyme to your routine to help decongest. “For extra brightening, add a vitamin C serum,” says Sarah. Dry? Add an oil or switch to a balm cleanser.
Try a side ponytail
Temper potential schoolgirlishness by keeping your texture mussed up, as seen on our model, left. Before rough-drying, spritz a volumising mousse, like Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse (R360), from roots to ends. Pull all of your hair over one shoulder and secure it about 6cm from the ends with a clear hair elastic. Tie the ribbon around the elastic – and don’t do a good job. You want languid loops and long, uneven ends (a super-casual bow).
Loop your ends
For this fun chignon alternative below, apply a blowdry cream, like  Biosense Create Smooth (R150), to damp hair to tame any frizz. Blowdry your hair straight for a smooth and sophisticated look, then secure your dry hair into a low pony, divide the tail in half and twist the sections around each other like a rope. Loop and pull the ends halfway through the elastic so a few centimetres peek out on top, and knot a ribbon around the base.