World renowned skin-expert and PEARL Marine Collagen stockist Melanie Grant is responsible for the glowing, ageless complexions of Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and our very own Australian skincare Queen Zoë Foster-Blake. We discuss 5 simple steps to upgrade your at home beauty rituals (whilst sipping on your daily serving of PEARL Marine Collagen, of course)
STEP 1 / DOUBLE CLEANSE IN THE EVENINGS - ALWAYS
"I recommend starting with a gentle milk or oil to dissolve any SPF, pollution, oil and grime. I’m currently using Royal Fern Phytoactive Cleansing Balm with it’s super hydrating jelly-like consistency that melts into the skin – it’s really comforting. Then, move into something a little more active. I look for formulas with AHA’s and BHA’s that’ll clear the pores and break down cellular debris. Cosmedix Purity Clean is one of my favourites."
STEP 2 / EXFOLIATE – NOT TOO MUCH, JUST ENOUGH"There are many varieties to choose from, depending on what your skin needs. Enzymes are great for boosting blood flow, promoting radiance and metabolising dead skin on the surface. Acid exfoliants are generally quite hydrating, and really refresh and refine the complexion, perfect if you’re struggling with breakouts or inflammation. Granular exfoliants really slough away any surface debris and and renew the complexion – I love these particularly for a dry or thickened skin. Odacite’s Bioactive Rose Gommage has been a true saviour for me during this time, as it combines both enzymatic and granular exfoliants – super comprehensive but in one simple step."
STEP 3 / DIY MASSAGE"It doesn’t have to be complicated, even 2 minutes is a great way to boost blood flow, ease tension, move stagnant lymph and lift and tone the facial contours. Use a an oil or cream to ensure you have enough slip, focus on upward and outward motions with a firm pressure and try to avoid pulling or dragging down on the skin. A Gua Sha tool is a great assistant here! I also love to micro current devices for an added boost."
STEP 4 / MASKING"The simplest way to give your skin a boost and infuse vital nutrients. Focus on how your skin is feeling at the time, or mix and match to target a few concerns at once. I love a DIY mask of raw Manuka honey – its has incredible emollient, healing and antimicrobial properties."
STEP 5 / HOME CARE DEVICES
"Light Therapy has always been a favourite treatment of mine – I love the radiance promoting, anti-inflammatory and collagen stimulating benefits. The BOOST LED mask is super easy to use, lightweight and portable – I love it paired with the décolletage BIB for a complete treatment a couple of times a week. I also love Cryosticks if I’m feeling tense or puffy – I’ve been drawing on these a lot lately!"
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