Face look a bit pinched and pale? The biggest mistake you can make is to try and cover up under-the-weather skin – you can’t. But you can make it look a lot better. Heart's Kate Shapland shows you the best face savers.
1. Power of 5: face savers
Face look a bit pinched and pale? It’s the hard winter light coupled with dryness – an occupational hazard this time of the year. The biggest mistake you can make is to try and cover up under-the-weather skin – you can’t. But you can make it look a lot better – and fast if you have the right equipment. Welcome to the comfort zone:
2. Use this once a week...
Unique in that it smoothes and polishes skin without abrasion, Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask is a fine-grained powder which turns into an absorbent paste when water is added to it. Once on, it draws impurities out and when you remove it – massaging as you rinse – it takes dead, dulling cells with it. £7.99.
3. Then smooth this on...
Quenches thirsty skin, lifts, feeds and illuminates, Kimberley Sayer Anti-Oxidant Organic Facial Mask – replete with olive oil, vitamins and rose oil – feels like clotted cream and performs especially well on dry, mature and sensitive faces. Layer it on after exfoliating and leave it – don’t rinse – to work its magic. £23.29.
4. Take a teaspoon of this...
The latest skin-enhancing drink (this time from Chile), Cosmetofruit Face Anti-Ageing Defense is choc-full of potent antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, green tea and seaweed, which work to offset ageing free radicals in your skin. Take a teaspoon daily for three months for detoxifying and revitalising results. £50.
5. Apply this before bed...
Boasting extract of black rose (no less) – renowned for its skin firming and clarifying qualities – along with regenerative night jasmine, By Terry Creme de Rose Nuit is a seriously luxurious nourishing cream for depleted complexions. It also happens to look and smell divine. Prepare for a visible transformation. £71.50
6. And face the day wearing this...
Super-emollient but as fluffy as a merinque, Bobbi Brown Extra Moisturizing Balm sinks into skin fast and leaves it supple and hydrated. So it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t leave skin shining like a beacon, just visibly soothed and vital. My tip: apply to your neck and lips. £38.50