WITH DONNA DUG­GAN

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - BEAUTY -

Had the same style for as long as you can re­mem­ber? Per­haps it’s time to get cre­ative. For a look that says “I just stepped off my su­per-yacht”, spray (4) Toni & Guy Messy Salt Spray ($15.99, 1800 061 027) onto wet hair, mess it up, then blast it with a hairdryer. Hair look­ing a bit thin? Red­ken Cer­afill Hair Re-Den­si­fy­ing Treat­ment ($49.95, 1300 650 170) will im­prove scalp health and growth and thicken the hair shaft. Give flat hair a boost with L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel Ab­so­lut Re­pair Li­pid­ium In­stant Resur­fac­ing Sham­poo ($ 26, 1300 651 141). Luxury spa con­sul­tant and for­mer model Nigel Franklyn knows what it takes to keep skin look­ing its best. “Be con­sis­tent with your rou­tine,” he says. “If you wet-shave, To get the most from your shave, Emma Hob­son, ed­u­ca­tion man­ager for The In­ter­na­tional Der­mal In­sti­tute and Der­ma­log­ica sug­gests us­ing a face brush to prep skin, and leav­ing 15-20 min­utes between wak­ing up and shav­ing. “Flu­ids ac­cu­mu­late in the skin overnight and if you shave the skin while it’s still puffy, it won’t be as close.” An ex­fo­li­at­ing scrub will help to pre­vent in­grown hairs. The ( 2) Der­ma­log­ica Shave Kit ($ 52, 1800 659 118) is a shav­ing tool box that in­cludes a post-shave balm, shave cream, scrub and pre-shave guard.

A ra­zor with mul­ti­ple blades, such as Schick Qu­at­tro Ti­ta­nium ($ 8.99, avail­able from Price­line), will help to lessen the chances of ir­ri­ta­tion, Franklyn says. He warns not to pull the skin so tight that the ra­zor cuts the hair be­low the skin line. “This will cause ra­zor bumps and in­grown hairs.”

If you’re prone to ra­zor burn, fin­ish with a balm such as (7) Thalgo Men Af­ter Shave Balm ($ 65, thalgo.com.au) or a light oil like (6) Aro­mather­apy As­so­ciates Re­fin­ery Shave Oil ($ 50, aro­mather­a­pyas­so­ci­ates.com.au). A mood-chang­ing scent may be the only over­haul you need. ( 9) David Beck­ham Clas­sic Blue EDT ($ 39, 1800 812 663) is bold and mas­cu­line with fresh cit­rus and woody notes. Chanel Bleu De Chanel EDP ($162, 1300 242 635) is a sen­sual mix of cedar, vanilla and ve­tiver. Ac­tion fans will love the woody fresh­ness of ( 5) Yves Saint Lau­rent L’Homme Sport EDT ($135), or the light and spicy ori­en­tal ( 8) Ar­mani Code Ice EDT ($115, both avail­able from Myer).

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