SKIN 101

Dull skin usu­ally means tired skin – hit the re­fresh but­ton with tar­geted treat­ments and hy­drat­ing prod­ucts

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - NEWS -

When your skin isn’t look­ing its best, how of­ten do you think de­hy­dra­tion is the cul­prit? Prob­a­bly not of­ten enough, but de­hy­dra­tion af­fects all skin types and causes it to lose plump­ness, while also pre­vent­ing mois­ture re­ten­tion and hin­der­ing the ab­sorp­tion of prod­ucts. With the cor­rect prod­ucts, you can re­store the mois­ture bal­ance. Cos­me­tol­o­gist Ta­tiana Shu­val­ova from Eric­son Lab­o­ra­toire In­sti­tute South Africa says fresh or­ganic caviar, for ex­am­ple, is one in­gre­di­ent to look out for. ‘It’s par­tic­u­larly bene cial for sen­si­tive skin types that should avoid more in­ten­sive treat­ments like chem­i­cal peels or laser treat­ments,’ Ta­tiana says. An­other bright­en­ing in­gre­di­ent is vi­ta­min C. ‘It’s a po­tent an­tiox­i­dant that’s es­pe­cially bright­en­ing on tired and dull skin. It also helps to treat hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion and sun dam­age.’

TREAT­MENT TO TRY THE RA­DI­ANCE RE­VIVER

WHAT IT DOES This three­stage fa­cial helps re­store ra­di­ance. First, the skin is cleansed and ex­fo­li­ated us­ing a light peel. Then a ra­di­ance sup­ple­ment is mixed into blue orchid oil and ap­plied to the skin. Lastly, a ra­di­ance mask is ap­plied, re­veal­ing a brighter com­plex­ion. WHERE Clar­ins Beauty Salon, Illovo, Johannesburg 011 440 1543 Clar­ins.co.za COST R650 for 60 min­utes

Get­ting brighter, plumper skin is not only about what you put on your skin, but also about what you put in your body. Drink­ing lots of wa­ter and tak­ing omega oil sup­ple­ments will help to hy­drate from within. Use prod­ucts with the words ‘hy­dra’

or ‘hy­drat­ing’ in the name, and try to AVOID US­ING FOAM­ING FACE WASHES, WHICH STRIP THE SKIN reach for oils and serums in­stead. Ex­fo­li­a­tion is also cru­cial, ei­ther us­ing a gen­tle scrub, an en­zy­matic ex­fo­lia­tor or acid prod­ucts that con­tain AHA or BHA. This helps re­move the dead skin cells that pre­vent skin­care prod­ucts from pen­e­trat­ing.

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2. RE­STORE MOIS­TURE AND GLOW

REC­OM­MENDED

PROD­UCTS:

1. LA PRAIRIE WHITE CAVIAR IL­LU­MI­NAT­ING SERUM 50ML

R5 995 2. THE BODY SHOP VI­TA­MIN C GLOW

BOOST­ING MOIS­TURISER

R155

NUXE WHITE BRIGHT­EN­ING MOIS­TUR­IZ­ING EMUL­SION 50ML R510

SKIN REPUB­LIC BRIGHT­EN­ING VI­TA­MIN C MASK R37

DOC­TOR BA­BOR DERMA CEL­LU­LAR UL­TI­MATE VI­TA­MIN C BOOSTER CON­CEN­TRATE 30ML R1 780

RO­DIAL SU­PER ACIDS X-TREME ACID RUSH PEEL 50ML R2 000

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