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Every product in my current skincare routine

18th November, 2020

I’ve always said that great skin is the basis of a flawless beauty look, and given I tend to need to have my makeup done several times a year for work commitments, I’ve always made a point of investing in my skin over most beauty things. My routine consists of regular facials and IPL treatments, but it’s really all about having a solid skincare regimen at home.

I love trying new products, particularly those that friends recommend so my routine does change up every so often but at the moment I’ve fallen into a nice rhythm with the products I have in my kit. I’ve loved the results I’ve been getting and I think my skin has never been in better shape. So, here’s what I use from morning to night.

My morning routine

I’ll do my skin routine first thing in the morning as I’m getting ready and it starts from serums and goes to the final product of SPF sunscreen. After which, I’ll apply my makeup. I find this process to be a nice way to start my day so where possible, I like to take my time with it. Here’s what I use:

1. Cosmedix Pepoxide

This is an antioxidant peptide concentrate that can be used morning and night. It helps to smooth skin and fight wrinkles, retain moisture and fight free radicals and even out skin tone. It’s a mult-tasker in a bottle which I love.

2. Ultraceuticals Ultimate Brightening Serum

A great serum is a must and this award-winning serum helps target pigmentation and also helps with the skin’s luminosity ie a lovely glow.

3. Clarins Double Serum

Yes, I like to use two serums. Along with seriously hydrating the skin this also fights the signs of ageing by minimising wrinkles and fine lines and also smoothing and brightening the skin. I like the fact it’s is light like a gel but is super nourishing like an oil.

4. Clarins Nutri-lumière Nourishing Day Cream

Once I’ve hydrated my skin with serums, I like to help lock it all in with a great nourishing moisturiser. This one is really wearable as its light and not oily or heavy.

5. Actinica Liposomal Lotion

Sun damage is the one thing that will really compromise the state of the skin so I always, always put on sunscreen before I walk out the door. I consider this the final step in my skincare routine and do it daily. This sunscreen is suitable for sensitive skin and isn’t too heavy so it makes it really wearable.

6. Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face primer

Before I put on foundation I always use a primer. I find this helps foundation glide on and also helps it to last the whole day. This also has a nice coconut scent which smells a bit like a holiday in a bottle.

7. Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid

I love this foundation because it offers great coverage but is lightweight so it sits nicely. I hate wearing heavy foundations because it just makes my skin feel like I’ve caked a lot of makeup on. That second skin feeling is perfect.

My daily routine gifting me an all-day glow
My night routine

After a long day I like nothing more than getting ready for bed and doing my nightly routine. I use different products in the evening because I want to optimise the skin’s natural renewal process overnight. I go for products with actives that will help enhance this, and in turn help me to wake up with great skin.

1. Sodashi Samadara Eye Crème

Sodashi is a great Aussie beauty brand that does really beautiful luxe natural skincare. I dot this under my eyes to kick off my pre-bedtime skincare routine.

2. Cosmedix Serum 16 Rapid Renewal

This little gem contains retinol which helps boosts collagen production and helping to reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve found it to be great at improving the texture of my skin.

3.  Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

When a product has cult status you know it has to be for a very good reason and Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is just that. It helps with the skin’s nightly repair process and contains hyaluronic acid which locks in the skin’s moisture.

4. Clarins Nutri-lumière Rejuvenating Night Cream

The very last step in my routine is a slathering of night cream. My skin feels so moisturised and plump after this routine. Afterwards, it’s lights out.

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The best foods to eat for better skin according to a nutritionist

12th October, 2020
Photo by Stephanie Studer on Unsplash

What you eat plays such a huge role in the state of your skin—a healthy glow isn’t just aided by what’s in your beauty cupboard, it’s also heavily influenced by what’s on you plate. I recently spoke with Trish Maharaj, who is not only the founder of mama-to-be skincare brand Madre, but also a cosmetic chemist and nutritionist. So, I asked Trish to share the best foods to eat for better skin, particularly when you’re an expecting mum. These are the foods you should definitely consider adding to your shopping list.

It starts with the gut

“It is not simply “you are what you eat”, rather “you are what you absorb”. The primary role of the gut is to utilise the nutrients from your food that your body needs. When the body doesn’t receive enough nutrients, it sends the few it can use to vital organs—heart, brain, liver—meaning our skin, hair and nails get pushed aside. We want food to be absorbed as quickly as possible to ensure that it doesn’t sit in the gut and ferment, which can then cause unpleasant gas, bloating & microflora imbalance.”

What should be on your plate

“Eat a high-fibre, colourful plant-based diet centred on vegetables, fruits and legumes. Include small regular servings of wholefood fats such as nuts and avocado with each meal. Choose lower glycemic load foods. My favourite skin foods include: Acai, pineapple, cabbage, sweet potato, seaweed, almonds, Brazil nuts, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, avocado and lemon.

What to skip

“Limiting refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, dairy, processed foods, alcohol and caffeine. This is hard but these foods are generally the culprits for acne and poor gut health which is directly related to skin health.”

What to drink

“[Make sure to] keep adequately hydrated [by drinking 2 litres a water day] is also essential. Try a pinch of mineral-rich sea salt in your water bottle for better cellular uptake.”

What to eat regularly

“A few examples of ingredients that I’d suggesting incorporating into your diet on a regular basis include: 

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Red capsicum 

“With their high antioxidant levels, vibrant red capsicums help to keep your skin healthy and supple. They are a wonderful source of both vitamin C and the mineral silicon, assisting the strengthening and regeneration of collagen, the main structural protein in connective tissue. Healthy collagen production keeps the skin firm and reduces oxidative damage!”

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Sweet potato 

“Its high levels of beta-carotene convert to vitamin A in the body, meaning it provides us with both vitamins A and C, the antioxidants that fight free radicals from damaging our cell tissue, causing premature ageing.”

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Cabbage 

“Containing the skin-loving combo of vitamins A, C and E, cabbage is highest in some of the most powerful antioxidants found in cruciferous vegetables. Interestingly, it actually contains more vitamin C than oranges! By now we know that vitamin C is critical when looking to minimise wrinkles, fight inflammation and heal damaged tissue. Its impressive nutrient content makes it a potent detoxifying food, slowing the ageing process.”

Lemon 

“Another good source of vitamin C. Lemons also support the hard-working liver, our main detoxifying organ. They strengthen liver enzymes and promote the secretion of bile, which in turn aids digestion. A detoxification agent, blood purifier and digestive aid, they are in actual fact alkalising once within the body (despite their acidic taste!). [A skin tip would be to] consume the juice of ½ lemon with a cup of warm water first thing daily to cleanse the body and prepare metabolism, and use lemon throughout your day in salad dressings, stir-fries and smoothies.”

Almonds 

“The monounsaturated fats within almonds help retain moisture within the skin, softening and protecting it. These beautifying nuts are rich in vitamin E, the primary antioxidant in human epidermal tissue. Vitamin E works to protect the skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, whilst also nourishing the skin from within to prevent dryness.

Fermented vegetables 

“Loaded with probiotics and enzymes, fermented vegetables work on ensuring the gut is a friendly environment for good bacteria to thrive! This helps with digestion and the absorption of all these skin-loving nutrients. Probiotics also work to keep your system free from nasty pathogenic bacteria that cause digestive upset, poor immunity and inflammation, which may lead to skin irritation, acne or dull, unclear skin.

Other foods to include are all green leafy vegetables, carrots, avocado, berries, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and Brazil nuts.”

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What you should know about skincare during pregnancy

8th October, 2020

During her pregnancy, Trish Maharaj had difficulty finding the kind of skincare she was after—something that was all-natural, Australian and safe for her baby and kind to her skin. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. As a cosmetic chemist and nutritionist, she decided to create her own skincare range that specifically catered to expecting mums and Madré Australia was born. Here, she chats about what you need to know about caring for your skin as a mum-to-be, including how to deal with stretch marks and the non-negotiables of your routine. .

What are some of the key concerns when it comes to skincare products and pregnancy?

“People tend to be concerned about two major factors – he ingredients they are using on their skin and whether there are any harmful ingredients that are best to be avoided for their safety of their unborn child, as well as the way their body is going to change over the course of their pregnancy and how to best manage that.” 

Are there any ingredients that are best avoided?

“Given there is so much misinformation out there, my best advice for women trying to fall pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding is to speak to your healthcare professional. In saying that, there are ingredients that we have come to know that are best avoided during pregnancy. People are best to use products that are not only free from harmful toxins, but also endocrine disruptors known as carcinogens which can include ingredients (often found in skincare) such as retinols, Vitamin A and AHAs/BHAs.”

What are some beneficial skincare ingredients that expecting mums can look to incorporate into their routine?

Celery Stem Cells – “These are great for emerging white marks and scars on skin.” 

Organic Shea and Cocoa Butters – “Rich in fatty acids, these butters have been touted for their ability to hydrate, nourish the skin and improve elasticity. The fat in cocoa butter forms a protective barrier that allows the skin to hold in moisture. It is also rich in natural plan compounds called phytochemicals that help to fade scarring on the skin and minimise stretch marks.” 

Virgin Grade Plant Oils – “A variety of plant oils is key to ensure there is a variety of omega 3, 6 & 9’s. I love sacha inchi oil, evening primrose oil and marula oil. Look for virgin grades as these are unrefined and less processed and therefore retain its antioxidant profile. Our Madré Boob Balm for example, contains a variety of fancy essential fatty acids, omegas, vitamins & minerals from various oils to nourish dry skin.” 

Bajuchiol & Azelaic acid – “These acids are a great natural alternative for those suffering from pregnancy acne as typical solutions such as Retinol, Salicylic Acid & Benzol Peroxide aren’t safe for pregnancy skin. These acids will not only help kill the bacteria that causes acne and keep pores clean but can also help brighten dark spots from pregnancy-induced melasma.”

We know that often stretch marks during pregnancy is hereditary but what are some ways expecting mums can help minimise them?

“Although stretch marks are a pretty obvious side effect of pregnancy, that still doesn’t make them any less annoying! You can be proactive by using a combination of ingredients that will help with collagen growth, its organisation which is key in repairing the stretch mark/scar if they have formed, alongside ingredients that help with elasticity and hydration of the skin. Doing this as your skin expands will certainly assist in helping the skin stretch as you grow. 

Our Madré Belly Mask has been created specifically to assist with this for both pregnancy and postpartum bellies. It contains those pregnancy skin loving ingredients like Celery Cells, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter which will help promote collagen organisation, growth and repair. 

I would also recommend increasing cell turnover on areas that a prone to stretch marks such as the belly, butt, breasts and thighs via a physical exfoliant/scrub. Look for spherical shaped scrubbing agents such as jojoba, carnauba and coconut based exfoliants. Sugar or walnut based scrubs scratch the surface of the skin and this can lead to further irritated skin during pregnancy.” 

What are some of the non-negotiables when it comes to skincare during pregnancy? 

“As your skin starts to expand to accommodate the human who’s taken up residency inside your stomach, it can lose a lot of its moisture. This can lead to the skin feeling quite itchy, dry and flaky. Use a great moisturiser or oil with a wide array of essential fatty acids and Omegas. Also make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, which helps keep skin hydrated. 

Sun protection is absolutely essential! Mineral sunscreens are generally the safest options for pregnant women, so make sure you track down ones that have zinc oxide in the ingredients list. Also, physical sun protection like hats and umbrellas at the beach are key.”

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Beauty pick of the week: Scott + Sullivan The Cleansing Pad

28th June, 2018

Whilst it’s a must for great skin, cleansing can sometimes become a tedious chore. So, these cleansing pads have been a godsend for me.

Scott + Sullivan The Cleansing Pad, $55 

I like to look after my skin but sometimes at the end of a long day all I want to do is go to bed and the thought of having to go through a cleansing routine seems the hardest thing in the world. So in the interests of avoiding clogged pores and potential spots by just leaving my makeup on, I’ve started using these handy cleansing pads.

They’re a simple concept – 60 pads that have been pre-soaked with micellar water and chamomile extract that can take the place of your regular cleanser. So not only can I just wipe the day off I’m also giving my skin a hit of chamomile’s anti-inflammatory benefits. It also moisturises so I’m left with supple feeling skin afterwards.

As I tend to be on the go a lot, they’re also compact and come in a handy little screw top jar which means I can just throw them in a bag with minimal fuss. And hey, if this means one less thing for me to worry about in my skincare regiment then I’m definitely on board.

 

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The one part of your beauty routine you shouldn’t neglect

9th November, 2017

If there’s one thing I’m fastidious about when it comes to my beauty routine its skincare. From cleansing to moisturising I always make sure that I take the time to ensure my skin remains in top shape. Whilst overall skin maintenance is important there’s one part of my routine I admit I wasn’t so laser focused on and that was taking care of the area around my eyes. This is crazy when you consider that it’s often one of the first things people notice about your face. It’s for that reason that Elizabeth Arden’s Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum has become such a critical part of my skincare regime. Having already used the brand’s face serum from the Ceramide range and loved the results, I wasn’t surprised at the difference using the eye serum made to the overall condition of the delicate skin around my eyes. Just using a capsule each morning made my eyes look firmer and brighter and in turn helped me look healthier and more youthful. It’s an easy step to incorporate into my existing routine and one that I can definitely see myself continuing.

Along with younger looking eyes, Advanced Ceramide Capsules Eye Serum have also become an essential when I’m applying makeup (thumbs up for any beauty product that can do double duty). I always like to focus on my eyes whenever I’m doing my makeup but most especially when I’m going to an evening event. I think the key to great eye makeup is all in the prep that you do in that area. I always apply a cream concealer to cover any discolouration around my eyes but I’ve found that by mixing it with an Advanced Ceramide capsule it not only enables the concealer to glide on more easily it instantly makes my eyes look more luminous. With a great base to work with I then apply eye shadow, eye liner and mascara and I’m pretty much ready to walk out the door. So easy and so simple.

For a step-by-step guide to my eye makeup routine check out the video below:

This post was produced in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden 

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A day in the life of my beauty routine

25th April, 2017

 

I am the first to admit that my days of having an extensive beauty routine are over as I simply have way too much to do in my day to spend it dealing with a huge arsenal of products. I’m all about a regimen that is quick, simple but most of all, effective. This is what I do in a day…

My morning starts with cleansing my face, applying Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum and then finishing with a hydrating moisturiser. I’m all about great skin and the most important step in my skincare regimen, is serum. The Advanced Ceramide Capsules conveniently comes in single-dose capsules which makes it easy to use. It’s highly potent and I’ve found my skin just drinks it up and my complexion has improved as a result. I’m all about great skin so this step is important. Now that Sophia is a little older she loves to watch as I go about my routine so we always spend the morning together as I get ready.

My day is varied so I could be spending it at work one minute, shooting a What I Wore post for the blog or hanging out with the girls the next so my makeup has to be appropriate for several different scenarios. My makeup routine mostly consists of applying a good base then applying eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, then curling my lashes. I also apply a highlighter to my cheekbones to accentuate them. I’ve managed to get this down to as short a time as possible as I need to get out the door fast!

Given I’m all about a quick beauty regimen I’ve managed to whittle down my top shelf beauty products to a few key beauty items – essentially what I can’t live without. What are they? Check out the video below to find out what gets my tick of approval and gets prime position in my beauty collection.

At the end of the day I like to unwind and prep for bed by taking my makeup off then cleansing my skin. I’ll then apply the same Advanced Ceramide Capsules to help my skin restore and replenish overnight. After that it’s lights out in preparation to do it all again the next day!

This post was created in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden.

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The one beauty thing I do without fail

22nd February, 2017

What’s the number one aspect of my beauty routine? It definitely has to be skincare. I follow my routine religiously. I believe amazing skin gives you a great foundation to start from and if your complexion is in top condition then your makeup will, by default, look good too.

My skincare routine is pretty simple as I like to keep it quite streamlined and not have too many steps. All I do is cleanse my skin morning and night and make sure I remove my makeup at the end of each day. I moisturise twice a day too and ensure I apply an eye cream to hydrate my skin. I’m also quite particular about applying sunscreen; I do it every day, no matter the weather. Other than that I ensure I drink plenty of water to keep my skin hydrated. It’s quite a straightforward regimen but I find it definitely works and keeps my skin in top condition.

What’s the one beauty thing you do without fail?

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The fail-safe Christmas gift I love to give and receive

28th November, 2016

 

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Christmas is just around the corner so I’ve already started to compile a list of gift ideas for my friends and family. I’ve found the one kind of gift that is always a definite people pleaser are beauty gifts. I tend to buy my mum beauty products as presents and I have to admit I love receiving them too. Plus they’re the kind of present that is suitable for everyone from your closest girlfriend to your mother-in-law, so it solves the problem of having to wrack your brain trying to find the ideal gift.

I know it can be tricky sometimes trying to pinpoint the right beauty product to give to a particular person which is why I particularly love the special Christmas gift sets that are released at this time of year. I always tend to gravitate towards them as they’re always beautifully packaged, contain a perfectly curated edit of products and they last long after Christmas is over, so the person receiving it will be able to enjoy it for quite awhile. This year, I’ve got my eye on SK-II’s Festive Sets, especially the Ageless Beauty Set which includes their famed Facial Treatment Essence. I’ve used the products myself so I know that whoever finds the set under the tree on Christmas Day will be quite pleased! The set also comes with SK-II RNA Moisturiser, SK-II RNA Eye Cream and SK-II Skin Signature 3D Redefining Mask so it’s like an entire skincare regimen in one box.

If your Christmas shopping has already got underway I’d look to the beauty counter – you’re definitely guaranteed to find something that will impress!

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SK-II Ageless Beauty Festive Set, $399, is available at Myer, David Jones, Adore Beauty and Sephora

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Napoleon Perdis’ ultimate beauty tips

13th June, 2016

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With an eponymous make up brand, countless stores and numerous awards to his name it’s safe to say that Napoleon Perdis would have a beauty tip (or 10!) to share. During his recent visit to Australia I asked Napoleon to reveal some of his top make up and skin secrets. Here he reveals the key to achieving a flawless finish, the trick to doing your make up when you’re in a rush and the one thing he wishes more Aussie women would when it comes to their make up…

What’s the number one make up mistake you wish women would stop making?

Chocolate bar contouring. I see it all over social media and I’m not a big fan. Instead I love the look of hydrated, luminous skin. A focus on subtly highlighted skin is a much more modern way to get your skin looking flawless.

For you, what are the three non-negotiables of great make up?

Cleansing – It can make or break your look; priming  – not to prime is a crime; and brows are back – think big, beautiful and bold!

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Napoleon Perdis Wander-brow

What’s the key to achieving a flawless finish with make up?

To keep you skin looking and feeling its best during the cooler autumn/winter months it’s all about protection, prevention and a little pampering. To achieve a healthier complexion that is even in tone, your skin care and makeup should contain beneficial ingredients like chamomile for redness and antioxidants for anti-ageing. Primers are a non-negotiable! It acts as a bridge between your skin care and makeup.  Your foundation should also contain SPF for sun protection and make your skin look smooth and hydrated.

What’s your favourite product in your range?

Definitely my Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer. Whether you are a makeup minimalist or prefer a more dramatic look, it’s important to nourish and nurture the skin with primers. This will ensure your makeup glides on easily and looks fresh all day. Primers hydrate the skin, absorb excess oil and keep makeup on for longer and is suitable for all skin types. With calming ingredients such as chamomile, yarrow extract and vitamin E it’s a great way to keep your skin looking and feeling smooth.

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As Perdis says, “not to prime is a crime!”

What’s the key to achieving a great make up look when you’re in a rush?

Always start your make up look by applying mascara and brows first. Not only does it frame your eyes, but when you are pressed for time, you can ensure you have your essentials on. Add a hint of concealer around the eyes and any area of discolouration. Next swipe a creamy lipstick on the lips and cheeks. Double duty beauty!

What are some of your favourite make up trends of the season?

Natural is cool. Keep your base minimal not mask-like.

Coloured lashes. Makeup is a form of self-expression so I love to see women have fun with their look. Blue lashes are so hot right now and really brighten up the eyes.

Strobing not contouring! I not a big fan of chocolate bar contouring and prefer when the skin looks lit from within. Think golden luminosity on the top of the cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

How do you think the way Australian women approach make up differs from other women around the world?

In Australia there is a certain freshness I adore with the textures kept quite real and understated. I really appreciate how Australians have an understanding of what’s modern. They can have a flawless and easy going day look and switch it up for night by adding on a bright lipstick or bold lashes.

What’s the key to long lasting make up?

To keep your make up on for longer, its starts with correct cleansing and priming. Next choosing the correct foundation for your skin type and setting your base with a small amount of powder.

To keep your lipstick looking flawless all day prep the skin with a lip balm, apply a generous coat of lipstick and line lips last. This will ensure your lip line stays crisp and helps to prevent bleeding.

Which celebs do you think are doing really great things with their make up looks at the moment?

I do love Margot Robbie’s look. She has let her beauty shine through and has let her skin do all the talking. She really nailed her make up at both the Oscars and the Met Ball.

I’m a big fan of Rooney Mara also as she takes her look to the dark side with bold brows and a signature deep plum lip.

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Perdis loves Rooney Mara’s signature plum lip; Margot Robbie’s fresh look at this year’s Met Ball

What’s your philosophy when it comes to make up?

Cleansing and priming your skin can help keep your look on longer, no matter your skin type. Choosing the correct primer means you can get away with wearing less make up, plus it keeps your base on for longer.  There is a primer for almost every skin type from oily to dehydrated and the best part, they are undetectable.

What’s one make up technique you wish women would master?

I would love to see more women experiment with a bit more colour. Make up really is art and a great way to express your style and mood! A sweep of blue mascara can really brighten up the eyes. A bright pink or deep brown lipstick can add drama and interest to your look in a matter of seconds.

Photography: Napoleon Perdis, Forbes, Brit.Co

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The 5 non-negotiables of my skincare routine

29th March, 2016

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I have to squeeze in quite a lot on most days as often I’ll have back to back commitments so I don’t have very much time to spend on my beauty routine. This is why I’ve now streamlined it to only the absolute essentials as I want to ensure that I get the most bang for my buck with as minimal time spent on skincare as possible. It has been a process of trial and error but I’ve found current non-negotiable aspects of my skincare routine are working in great harmony and has helped improve the condition of my skin. And as I’ve mentioned time and again I am all about great, luminous skin. These are the crucial elements of my routine:

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A great diet with plenty of antioxidants

I believe great skin really does come from the inside so I always try to eat well. Lately I’ve been incorporating a lot of fruit into my diet especially blueberries which are packed with antioxidants and really beneficial to the skin. Figs and strawberries have also been in high rotation for me and they’re both packed with essential vitamins and minerals not just for skin health but also general wellbeing.

Drinking plenty of water

It’s an oldie but a goodie that staying hydrated is important for great skin. I make sure to drink plenty of water each day (at a minimum the recommended eight glasses of water) as it helps to flush out toxins and in turn ensure my complexion is in tip top shape.

Applying sunscreen daily 

I never ever leave the house without applying sunscreen first. I always apply a layer of sunscreen on my face before I put my makeup on as I want to minimise the damage the sun can cause and most importantly protect my skin from harmful UV rays.

Always removing makeup before bed

Clogged pores can lead to skin looking dull so I always make sure I cleanse thoroughly before bed and remove my makeup religiously. Even if I’ve had a late night, I make sure to wipe off all my makeup so my skin has time to breathe and rejuvenate itself overnight. Plus it can help keep breakouts at bay.

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Assessing skincare regularly 

I’ve begun to incorporate anti-ageing products into my skincare routine as I’ve started to notice changes to my skin such as fine lines around my eyes. I spoke about my new skincare obsessions here and they are still very much an integral part of my daily beauty regime. I massage the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 serum on my face and on my neck right before I apply the moisturiser and find that it has really helped target the signs of ageing on my skin, especially the fine lines around my eyes. I think it’s always important to reassess your skincare regularly to ensure that the products you’re using are addressing the biggest concerns you may have. After all a great skincare routine is one of the building blocks of an amazing complexion.

Photography: Mike Belkin