It’s awards season, and we all know what that means: Beautiful gowns, perfectly styled hair and gorgeous, glowing skin on every celebrity that strolls down the red carpet. Celebs don’t like to share all their beauty secrets, but many of them love to talk about how they prep for the big day. We think it’s about time you pampered yourself for all the awards season watching parties you’ll be attending! Read on for some tips and tricks from the celebs themselves on how to get that glowing, star quality look this season.
Splurge On a Glow-Boosting Facial
If you want to go all out in your preparation, take a little time off from your day to splurge on a glow-boosting Image Skincare facial. Ask for the O2 Lift, a treatment that infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Massage Your Face to Life
Many people underestimate the power of a massage. Massaging your face is actually a great way to increase circulation and oxygenate the blood for an instant skin refresh. Makeup artist, Gucci Westman put it best when she said, “…Facial massage is like coffee for the skin. Everything comes to life.”
Banish Those Blemishes
If you’ve noticed a breakout coming on, reach for a cleanser with salicylic acid, like our Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser. The salicylic acid helps to clear those blemishes up fast and prevent new breakouts from popping up.
Enhance your summer glow by lathering on some of our Body Spa Face and Body Bronzing Crème. You’ll get an ultra-natural looking tan with a golden shimmer. Try using it a week before the big night to give the colour time to build up.
Flash That Smile
Get ready to strike a pose for the camera with Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex. Designed to enhance the appearance and volume of your lips, this ultra-hydrating complex will add up to 40% of the moisture volume in your lips with repeat usage.
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We have all heard them and some of us might still believe in them Let us clear the air in regards to acne myths once and for all.
Acne is something that only happens to teenagers. Teens definitely do suffer from acne, but some people develop acne for the first time in their 20s and 30s. In fact, in Manhattan’s business district, most patients treated for acne vulgaris are women between the ages of 20 and 45.
Acne occurs because your face is dirty. Many people feel like acne means their face is somehow unclean – but that’s just not true. The truth is, acne is a complex skin disorder that can’t be boiled down to simply “dirt”. It’s likely that the connection between the skin condition and the dirt was made because blackheads are, well, black – but blackheads aren’t caused by dirt either.
To relieve acne, scrub your face really hard. Remember, acne isn’t caused by dirt – so you can’t just wash it away. A cleanser with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and sulphur compounds will help clear the skin, but it won’t cleat it any faster if you scrub harder. Scrubbing acne too hard can actually inflame blackheads, so be sure to be nice to your skin.
Popping your pimples makes everything better. Will people please stop picking at their faces! Popping pimples spills inflammatory gunk into surrounding tissues, which can cause scarring.
Tanning in the sun will help clear acne. Tanning does help hide acne, but the UV rays ultimately dry the skin, and can make the skin condition worse. And do we really need to remind you that tanning causes premature aging, not to mention skin cancer?
Want to read how to prevent breakouts from happening? Read this acne related article…
If you haven’t already heard, Image Skincare has introduced two NEW products to our CLEAR CELL range; an Restoring Serum and a Mattifying Moisturiser (oily skin).
Perfect for those with acne-prone skin; these two new products contain a brand new wonder ingredient; Granative Acne! At Image Skincare, we aim to give you the best skin of your life, from preventing long-term ageing, pigmentation and removing signs of acne, our new range of nine products have raised the bar for effectiveness and skill, and you will notice.
Our new ingredient in CLEAR CELL – granactive acne – helps to reduce lesion count on your skin, helping you receive less and less blemishes and painful acne from popping up on your face, back and décolletage. And of course, bringing back the all effective salicylic acid, in order to exfoliate the skin and reduce skin irritation, which is perfect for treating acne due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
You can trust your problem skin is good hands, improving skin thickness, barrier functions and collagen production to remove those unwanted everyday spots, turning your problem skin into no-problem skin.