By Isabella Franklin
Whether you’ve pale, dark or tanned skin, it’s essential to look after your complexion. A decent beauty regime can make all the difference, so here’s how to reveal your luminosity in five easy steps.
If you’re suffering from skin problems including acne, rosacea, sun-damage, fine lines and wrinkles, broken capillaries, age spots, blemishes, birthmarks and port wine stains you might want to book a course of IPL laser. This non-surgical treatment uses Intense Pulsed Light technology to help rejuvenate the skin and can achieve dramatic results in a short space of time. It can also improve the tone and texture of your skin and will even out pigmentation.
Scrub away dead skin
There are many ancient beauty techniques that have survived the test of time – but exfoliation’s one of the best. It removes dead cells and is easy to incorporate into you beauty regime. Simply squeeze a decent exfoliation product into a pair of exfoliating gloves and massage your entire body. Start at your feet and scrub away the grease and grime which can lead to pimples and blackheads. Wash all the bubbles off with lukewarm water and you should notice a difference in no time.
One of the best ways to maintain your youthful looks is to moisturise on a daily basis. Massage a decent cream into your body after bathing and give it time to soak in – before getting dressed. Choose a cosmetic to suit your skin type and enjoy healthy looking skin throughout 2012. If you’re not sure whether your complexion’s oily, greasy, dry, normal or sensitive, seek the help of a dermatologist or skincare expert.
It can be tempting to pile on the slap whenever you leave the house, but excess makeup can be bad for your skin. Too much foundation, blusher, eye shadow and lippy can block your pores causing pimples and blackheads – so let your complexion breath. Leave your face bare when you’re relaxing at home and swap heavy cosmetics for a tinted moisturiser. Always take your makeup off before going to sleep and avoid applying products to broken skin.
Hairy legs and arms are not attractive, so why not shave, wax and pluck on a regular basis? Flaunt soft, smooth skin in spring and enjoy a hairless complexion throughout the warmer months. If you’re fed up of removing hair monthly (or even daily), learn more about laser hair removal and decide if it’s right for you. This popular procedure kills hairs at the root and stops them from growing back altogether. You’ll need a course of treatments, but it should be worth it in the long run.
Take good care of your skin and feel beautiful throughout the whole of 2012 and beyond.