3 Simple Steps: Summer Skin Makeover

Thursday, January 30, 2014 /

Summer is here and so many of my clients are crying out about their skin woe’s during this time of year. Canberra’s climate goes from dry and cold to hot and sunny in no time and the dramatic change in climate can stress your skin. So its time to ditch the winter skin care and change your regime to achieve that summer glow we are all after!

Step 1: Exfoliate!

Nothing like a good scrub to rejuvenate a dull complexion. Doing this once or twice a week you will be helping to keep your pores clear of dirt and dead skin that can cause breakouts and blackheads. It also makes the treatment and hydration steps of your regime more effective because it is being applied directly to fresh skin.

These are the perfect summer exfoliator! An anti-aging self tanner that contains Active Vitamin D will help to tighten pores, eliminate black heads and fade existing sun spots while giving you that beautiful summer glow!

Step 2: Treatment!

So now that we are fresh faced, its time to apply a treatment mask. If you find that you have lots of black heads or break outs then a mud mask will really help to extract the impurities or if you find that you suffer from redness and uncomfortable skin then a soothing hydrating mask will work wonders. Most of us though will be looking for something to make us soft, smooth and replace all the nutrients our skin is missing, then you must try an Algae mask!

Nutrient rich Algae nurtures and balances the skin leaving it soft and smooth! – Myer $40

Step 3: Hydrate!

It’s time to ditch the rich and thick winter moisturisers and opt for a lighter hydrator, preferably with some spf. If you have large pores and are quite oily then go for an oil free moisturiser to keep those pores clean and clear. If you have a delicate, finer skin then go for a light weight moisturiser that contains a rose oil to keep you wonderfully hydrated. For most of us though, a general spf moisturiser that contains Hyaluronic Acid (an ingredient that binds water into your skin) will do the job!

This miracle skin saviour is a must at summer! Hydrating and filled with antioxidants, it also contains your daily dose of sunscreen! – Mecca Cosmetica $45

Having beautiful summer skin is easy with these threes steps. Do this routine once or twice a week and I promise you a glow greater than Jennifer Hawkins!



Lesley Johnston

Lesley has been working with make-up since 2006, being predominantly involved in bridal and fashion but also dipping into freelance television and celebrity event make-up. ‘For me, it’s not just the creativity of make-up art, but the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people that keeps it interesting. Every woman is different in what she needs to feel beautiful and I enjoy finding out what that is and showing how to achieve that look.’

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