Party season is well underway and there’s never been a better time to address your skincare concerns. It only takes a surprisingly few steps to tackle problematic areas and ensure you are looking nothing less than luminous at each and every party. Read on:
1.Bye, Bye Pigmentation
Over-indulging in sunshine causes premature age spots/pigmentation to develop. However, we do not need to suffer from these unsightly flat spots. Target and effectively treat pigmentation with Neostrata’s Enlighten Pigment Controller, £48.99 (facethefuture.co.uk). This well-researched lightening product will greatly reduce the production of tyrosinase and melanin, thus evening out skin tone and prohibiting the onset of further pigmentation. N.B. No matter the weather, make sure you always apply an SPF to help keep pigmentation from developing.
Sadly, there is an array of triggers of which cause the dreaded tomato face. Other than diet and excessive alcohol (a-hem Christmas frivolities), redness can also be due to extreme products used, such as strong exfoliators, hair removal and heat-based products. The triggers do not end there; broken veins, flushing and irritated/sensitive skin can be the guilty party. Find out your trigger and invest in a suitable product to diminish this problem for good. Fruk loves Elemis Daily Redness Solution (£56.40, Debenhams). This fabulous soothing moisturiser is a great investment piece as it’s exceptionally beneficial for redness, but also offers rich hydrating capabilities.
NeoStrata NeoCeuticals Spot Treatment Gel, (£17.49) contains the main two spot-fighting ingredients, salicylic acid and pro-vitamin A, that successfully penetrates clogged pores, targets and destroys acne and spots, then provides fast and effective healing. This product (as it contains salicylic acid) will even aid in the closure of unsightly pores. Yay!
This problem should be in no way underestimated – one day we perhaps have a couple of enlarged pores and the next (for no reason at all) they are everywhere! Do not let the pore problem get the better of you. Try Perricone MD’s Exfoliating Pore Refiner (£35). Not only does this genius product pre-empt when these irksome pores will occur, but it then exfoliates, clears and refines the skin’s surface to reveal a smoother, softer complexion with minimum ‘holes’. Thank You God!