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Thick brows are in, and it’s easy to perfect yours with these top tips. Step 1 If you have patchy brows, “Apply powder with short, feathery strokes of an angled brush,” says eyebrow stylist Kristie Streicher. Step 2 If you have archless brows, pluck a few hairs under them to create the illusion of lift, trace a line of powder along the top of the tail and carefully blend. Then brush on a clear gel in upward strokes. Step 3 If you have sparse brows, apply a growth serum. Fill out the shape with powder and set with gel. Or, try transplants. David Gershowitz from Medical Hair Restoration Centre in Cape Town explains, “We take healthy scalp follicles and place them in your brows for thickness.”
You say “I resigned from my job a few years ago and adopted a regular midday nap policy – I slept anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, with seven to nine hours of sleep at night. I also started doing yoga and eating more organically, and saw a noticeable difference in my skin after about two months. It was like I was ageing backwards. Here’s the problem; I’ve gone back to work, and though I’ve kept up the healthy eating and yoga, I get only six hours of sleep a night and don’t nap. Now I’m breaking out again. It’s all about the sleep!” – Karina, 34
The experts say If you’re awake when you shouldn’t be, your cortisol levels stay high, explains Dr Zeichner, resulting in more dark circles and puffiness in the short term, and more wrinkles in the long. But naps aren’t the only solution: an ironclad bedtime and a solid seven hours of sleep are. Use ingredients like retinol and peptides at night – they’re best able to stimulate collagen while your skin is at rest. We like Environ Intensive Retinol 1 (R354).
How soon until you see a change After just one good night’s rest.