SKINCARE Over time the skin renewal process naturally slows down, which is why our skin can appear dull and lacklustre. The good news is, even the dullest skin can be transformed with the right care.
Glow boosting skincare
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✢ THE ALL-IN-ONE Keep things simple and invest in one of the new Elemis Radiance Collections. Each one contains a full-size specially paired cleanser and toner, plus a handbag-sized Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, which acts as a radiance booster and primer. We like the Illuminating collection (£35), which as well as the ﬂash balm, contains a Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (150ml) to cleanse and deeply moisturise with added anti-ageing ingredients. ✢ EXFOLIATE As we age our skin cell turnover slows down, which means it takes longer for our skin to shed those dull dead skin cells. One of the quickest (and easiest) ways to rediscover your natural glow, is to exfoliate regularly. Aim to do this once or twice a week, but choose a gentle ﬁne exfoliator, rather than a scrub. Boots No7 Total Renewal Microdermabrasion Exfoliator (£11/75ml) reﬁnes, and renews, sweeping away dead skin. It also stimulates cell renewal for brighter and fresher looking skin. ✢ FACE OILS Dry, dehydrated skin can lose its plumpness and 36
GLOW! Forget expensive facials – fresh, glowing skin is within easy reach with these clever beauty buys
adding a facial oil to your beauty regime is a quick way to boost your hydration levels for a more youthful appearance. We love the Sanctuary Spa Lipid Recovery Facial Oil (£22/30ml), because it’s packed full of nourishing antiageing ingredients that leave skin hydrated and most importantly looking younger!
✢ TARGETED TREATMENT If your main bugbear is dull skin hampered by age spots there are lots of products that can help. Eucerin’s Even Brighter range contains products that are proven to enhance radiance and visibly reduce hyperpigmentation. The Eucerin Even Brighter Spot Corrector (£14.50/5ml) offers a targeted treatment that visibly lightens age spots and other pigmentation in just four weeks.
By Beauty Editor, Michelle Nightingale
MAKE-UP Cheat your way to a fresh-faced glow with clever make-up! STEP 1 Start with a tinted base. Try Soap & Glory’s Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion (£11/50ml). This tinted moisturiser is a great little product if you’re in that dull skin slump between winter and summer. It gives a light wash of colour and also contains great moisturising and elasticityboosting extracts, plus antiageing Vitamin E.