Beauty: From make-up-free days to primer, face the future

Emma Willis goes for an updated classic glam look for the Brit Awards 2018 nominations event last weekend, with eyes top lined and lips drawn precisely in berry red. try Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Berry Naughty, �16. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire.
Emma Willis goes for an updated classic glam look for the Brit Awards 2018 nominations event last weekend, with eyes top lined and lips drawn precisely in berry red. try Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Berry Naughty, �16. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire.
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Take steps now to combat the perils of winter skin and slow down the ageing process. Stephanie Smith seeks out expert advice. Plus face of the week and new beauty picks.

Winter, as many of us by now understand, is not the skin’s best friend.

Amazing Cosmetics Face Primer, �19.40 BeautyFlash.co.uk.

Amazing Cosmetics Face Primer, �19.40 BeautyFlash.co.uk.

Bitter chills and ill winds, combined with cranked-up central heating (and heat blasting in the car), can suck all the moisture out, leaving it dry, rough and flaky.

Lisa de-la-Plain, professional beauty therapist and co-founder of online beauty retailer Beauty Flash, has come up with a winter beauty survival guide to help deal with skin matters before they get out of hand.

Allow yourself at least one day each week of wearing no make-up, she says, adding: “This will help declog pores, reduce breakouts and even skin tone. It’s important to consider the ingredients in your products, too. “Consensus is forming it’s best to avoid make-up containing formaldehyde-related preservatives and benzene.”

Always drink your recommended six to eight glasses of water a day. Lisa says: “This will combat dry skin, flush out toxins and give you a healthier and more youthful glow.”

Barry M Under the Sea Nail Paint': Coming soon from statement make-up specialists Barry M is a new holographic range combining nails, lips and eyeshadow products, each created to glisten from every angle. There are four new nail shades, including this one, called Angelfish, which has a magical, two-toned, colour-shifting formula. It costs �3.99, on counter soon.

Barry M Under the Sea Nail Paint': Coming soon from statement make-up specialists Barry M is a new holographic range combining nails, lips and eyeshadow products, each created to glisten from every angle. There are four new nail shades, including this one, called Angelfish, which has a magical, two-toned, colour-shifting formula. It costs �3.99, on counter soon.

Sleep is vital. “Your body boosts blood flow to the skin during sleep, which means you wake to a healthy glow,” says Lisa. “Skimp on sleep and your complexion can look drab, ashen, or lifeless. The key is to get enough shut-eye – seven to nine quality hours each night. If you want to give your skin an extra boost, use Dermalogica’s Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair night cream (£64 at BeautyFlash.co.uk). It accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of ageing overnight.”

Counteract dryness by applying a primer before your make-up base. “Whether you wear a full face every day or you prefer to keep it simple, we promise it’s a godsend for creating a smooth base and can even have anti-ageing properties,” Lisa says.

She recommends Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Ageing Face Primer (£19.40 at BeautyFlash.co.uk) for blurring fine lines, hydrating and brightening.

Finally, try swapping to a silk pillowcase to reduce friction on your hair and your skin.

Oblepikha Scalp Scrub: 'Part of the Natura Siberica range, Oblepikha Siberica is a new treatment for the scalp, which purifies and prevents hair loss by increasing blood flow to hair follicles. Balances sebum production and prevents dandruff, as vitamins and amino-acids nourish and repair and sea-buckthorn helps produce keratin, It's �5 at NaturalSiberica.co.uk.

Oblepikha Scalp Scrub: 'Part of the Natura Siberica range, Oblepikha Siberica is a new treatment for the scalp, which purifies and prevents hair loss by increasing blood flow to hair follicles. Balances sebum production and prevents dandruff, as vitamins and amino-acids nourish and repair and sea-buckthorn helps produce keratin, It's �5 at NaturalSiberica.co.uk.

Email: stephanie.smith@jpress.co.uk

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liner': Launched this month, Buxom's PlumpLine Lip Liner comes with a built-in brush and a thick pencil which plumps, lines and defines lips to their fullest using the brush to colour, blend and contour. It is creamy and pigmented enough to wear alone, or as a perfect base  and it comes in 20 shades, from bolds to nudes in matt finish. It's �15 at CultBeauty.com and Debenhams.

Buxom PlumpLine Lip Liner': Launched this month, Buxom's PlumpLine Lip Liner comes with a built-in brush and a thick pencil which plumps, lines and defines lips to their fullest using the brush to colour, blend and contour. It is creamy and pigmented enough to wear alone, or as a perfect base and it comes in 20 shades, from bolds to nudes in matt finish. It's �15 at CultBeauty.com and Debenhams.

Janjira Art of Siam Skin Firming Mask': Officially the 24K Gold Rituals Ultimate Skin Firming Treament Mask, this blends real 24K gold (which apparently has brightening and anti-ageing effects - who knew?) with ribose, vitamin C and B3 to transform a tired and stressed complexion into fresh, rejuvenated skin, so it's left feeling firm, yet soft and plump. It's �55 at Janjira.co.uk.

Janjira Art of Siam Skin Firming Mask': Officially the 24K Gold Rituals Ultimate Skin Firming Treament Mask, this blends real 24K gold (which apparently has brightening and anti-ageing effects - who knew?) with ribose, vitamin C and B3 to transform a tired and stressed complexion into fresh, rejuvenated skin, so it's left feeling firm, yet soft and plump. It's �55 at Janjira.co.uk.

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