It will brighten your skin and prepare it for make-up
Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) January 7, 2009
Summer has arrived and with it, a jam packed calendar of social events. Suddenly, you find yourself busier than usual with all the Christmas parties, family get-togethers and New Year's shindigs and the worst part is that you've still got to front up at work looking fresh (when the reality is you got three hours sleep and ate canapés for dinner). How are you going to survive all those good times? Skincarestore.com.au's resident beauty expert Douglas Pereira offers some 'tricks of the trade' to keep you looking perky against the odds.
Doug recommends a few microdermabrasion sessions to kick off the season. "It will brighten your skin and prepare it for make-up," he explains.
"With the change of weather, you will also need to look at your homecare as you may need to change it to suit the climate. Many people need to switch to a lighter textured moisturiser," says Doug.
Finally, Doug recommends that you get a pedicure to tidy up your cuticles and ensure you have the right shaped nails for open-toed shoes but insists that you go to a reputable salon to get it done.
When you're getting ready for the party, Doug recommends using mineral make-up rather than heavy base. "It gives you great coverage, will even out redness and won't clog pores. Beyond that, it actually nourishes your skin with vitamins and minerals.
Look out for brands such as Bare Minerals ID that are free from preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and skin irritants. Many people think this is a new makeup phenomena but it's not. Women have been using these kinds of treatments for centuries - the ancient Egyptians used to crush rocks and massage them into their faces." says Doug.
Whether you're rocking out at a party or a guest at a dinner, there are a few things that will keep you looking good.
Doug says, "If you're prone to redness or capillary damage, avoid red wine and hot, spicy food and make sure you keep some mineral veil dusting powder on hand for cover ups. When it comes to lipstick, don't use a lipliner because if you're eating and drinking, you will get stuck with the line and nothing else. Before you apply the colour, make sure your lips are nice and dry, moisturise them with a non-glossy balm and then apply your lip colour with a brush. Blot with a tissue, dust over some powder, blot again and then reapply another 'coat'. It's almost like crumbing a schnitzel," laughs Doug.
"If you've got oily skin, avoid dark colours on the eyes because they will just end up all over the place. Use a neutral base and use shimmer powders instead," says Doug.
First and foremost, Doug says that you absolutely must take off your make up before you go to bed and then recondition and rehydrate with a moisturiser.
The morning after the night before, Doug says there are some quick fixes that can make you feel less like a vampire emerging from the shadows.
"Take your vitamins, drink a fresh juice that includes celery, beetroot and ginger, exfoliate using MD Formulations Glycolic Exfoliant and slap on some of the new Priori Coffee Berry Radiance Eye Serum to tighten the skin around the orbital bone. Finish off with a dusting of mineral make up and you should look good as new, even if you may not feel it," says Doug.
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