September, 2013


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Sep 13

Sleek Skincare

New in this week

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I love Retinol-based products at the moment. They reverse signs of premature ageing due to photo damage after too much exposure to UVA and UVB the suns harmful rays but you also need to note that sun protection factor (SPF) are needed, as these products cause your skin to become photo-sensitive. Products such as Sunday Riley’s Bionic Anti-Ageing Cream contain a high concentration of key ingredients help rebuild collagen and increase skin energy and brightness.

Available at SpaceNK.co.uk for £175.

 

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Laser hair removal is the one of the essentials to have that A-list look and a perfect way to have a confidence boost when you are exposing those hairy body parts in winter sun getaway. Regular trips can result in permanent hair reduction of unwanted hair and a great way to boost your confidence and less hassle when getting ready!  Using a Sciton PROFILE machine, it uses light wavelengths to remove the hair for long, outstanding results!

Points to remember if you are considering laser hair removal make sure you have not applied fake tan in the last 5 weeks and this also goes for sun and sunbed exposure, this can cause serious burns to the area being treated.

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Products such as No!No! Hair are incredible for at-home hair removal, it removes hair by delivering a gentle pulse of heat over the skin to immediately crystalize the hair for fast and easy removal. You can use it in any area and it promises no mess or ingrown hairs for stress free hair removal. Perfect! It’s a good investment to make if you are scared of getting a wax or threaded!

Available at Boots.com at £174 or cheaper if you are on a BA flight.

Splash the Cash 

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People say that beauty comes from within; I always recommend that you use supplements and the right nutrition to make sure you’re in the best position to look your best! Splash out and try Oskia’s Pure MSM or ‘The Beauty Mineral’ which is a nutritional food supplement for healthier, smoother, younger looking skin and stronger hair and nails. It also supports collagen production, what more do you want from a little pill?

Available from www.oskiaskincare.com at £29.50.

Save the Cash

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Perfectil has been in the supplement market for a while and there is no doubt that with it’s price and it’s advanced formula it’s a bestseller. It’s full of ingredients to help boost your skin, hair and nails and is also a multi-vitamin as well! Also it’s priced at £9.15 and will last you for a month, what a perfect way to get a glamorous glow.

Available at Boots.com and Holland & Barrett.

Skincare Tip of the Week

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Cleansing twice a day is always a chore for some people, but I found a lovely new product that helps to make it easier!

A product that I have been enjoying is Merumaya’s Melting Cleansing Balm. This has been developed to help prevent skin ageing along with a luxurious and sensual formula. My tip of the week is to double cleanse, remove make up and grime first and on the second use, actually cleanse your skin. A lot of people only cleanse once and this doesn’t use the product to it’s full potential!

What you are achieving when cleansing, you are removing all of the days grim and dead skin cells for your skin, leaving a healthy surface for your products to be absorbed.

They also sell Daily Cleansing Clothes (£12.50), soak these with warm water to remove cleanser for the best results.

Buy here – www.merumaya.com at £14.50

Let me know what you think of this week’s pick and please tweet me @LeeSkinGuru for any skincare questions or tips you might have!

Lee x


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Sep 13

Super Skincare

New in this week

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Something I’ve discovered this week is a new beauty elixir called Fountain. It promises to delay the ageing process and extend the life span of cells after drinking it! So instead of using lotions and potions to fight anti ageing – your glow would come from within!

It contains a powerful antioxidant called resveratrol, which claims to be an effective weapon in the war against wrinkles. The ‘beauty molecule’ in the drink is found in red grape skins, red wine, peanuts and Japanese knotweed.

The brand recommends users to take one teaspoon a day. I for one think this sounds like a great idea to help boost collagen in the skin!

You can buy it here – http://www.boots.com/en/Fountain-The-beauty-molecule_1373392/ at £24.99

 

Treatment of the week

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Kim Kardashian is someone who regularly talks about her favourite skincare products and treatments. Always one for trying new treatments such as the Vampire Facelift or having regular acupuncture sessions to help keep her skin young and fresh.

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The Vampire Facelift helps rejuvenate the skin from the patients own blood injected into multiple areas of the skin (£550, www.leegarrett.net). It helps treats wrinkles and is full of platelet-rich plasma it’s a nice alternative to dermal fillers and its manufactured by you.

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After revealing her makeup bag, you can see she uses Bio Oil (£8.95) and also ensures that she removes her makeup as soon as possible with Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes (£2.99) as sleeping with it on can contribute to early ageing and dirty pillows in the morning.

Splash the Cash

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NUDE’s Miracle Mask (£38, www.nudeskincare.com) is a good investment to make; it’s a dual-action, exfoliating treatment that blends natural AHAs with rice beads to transform tired, dull and uneven skin. If you massage a small amount into your skin using circular motions, your pores are refined and renewed! I would say use this once a week as a treat to help get a glamorous glow!

And don’t forget your SPF!

 

Save the Cash

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Skincare doesn’t always need to be expensive, use products such as Simple’s Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser (£4.49), it’s a perfect blend of multi-vitamin goodness and added moisturiser to gently remove impurities and traces of make-up.

Skincare Tip of the Week

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Orico London’s Vitamin Rich Face Oil (£28, www.oricolondon.co.uk) is a skincare hero! It helps hydrate and nourish skin whilst super fine molecules absorb deep. This is perfect to massage into your skin, day and night. I’d recommend a few drops and warm it up between your fingertips and massage it in a clockwise motion around your face. Throughout pinch your jaw and cheeks to encourage collagen, I would recommend applying this after bathing.

Now that your skin is nourished and revitalized, it’s important to work on your face. I’ve been working with Pixie Lott’s personal trainer Hayley Newton (@HayleySNewton) who says that the below exercises great for your facial muscles.

Make two C shapes with your fingers round the eyes and repeat three times and hold for ten seconds. Make a V sign at each eyebrow and create a powerful squint.

For your jaw, gently pinch along jawline three times towards the ears. Place the thumbs on the bottom of the jawline. Drag them along the jaw away from each other three times, removing them when you reach the ears.

 Try this, along with the products I’ve suggested, for lasting results. Gorgeous!

Remember to tweet me at @LeeSkinGuru

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