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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 [2] 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.

Der­ma­ctin-ts Mois­tur­iz­ing Fa­cial Sheet Mask R35

[1] SEXY AND EN­TIC­ING DKNY Be Tempted EDP 100ml R1 290 [2] FRESH AND FLIRTY Lan­vin Éclat de Fleurs EDP 100ml R1 295 [3] VI­BRANT AND AL­LUR­ING Missoni EDP 100ml R1 475 [4] POW­ER­FULLY PAS­SION­ATE Miss Dior Ab­so­lutely Bloom­ing EDP 100ml R2 200 [5] IN­TOX­I­CAT­ING

Estée Lauder Ad­vanced Night Mi­cro Cleans­ing Balm R795 Clin­ique PepS­tart 2-In-1 Ex­fo­li­at­ing Cleanser R295

Clar­ins Ex­tra-com­fort An­tiPol­lu­tion Cleans­ing Cream R380

And R1 115-R1 435 (with 50ml or larger fra­grance)

E) fra­granc and larger 50ml or 700 (with R1 330-R1

And R830 (for set)

And R1 290 (for set)

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