by Dena Mohamed
You Need to Know This: Don’t forget your eye area as the skin is thin and prone to signs of fatigue, puffiness and dark circles.
Apply a cooling gel in the morning to reduce puffiness and instantly refresh (keep yours in the fridge) Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel
Use a rich eye cream at night to help firm the skin and fight fine line and wrinkles. Rituals Rich & Firming Eye Cream
Dab – don’t rub – the products onto the area to prevent dragging the skin and making eyes darker
Pre sun lounger
Give yourself a full body scrub the night before to smooth and polish your skin, including your face for a more even tan. Always apply your sunscreen before you put your bikini on and hit the beach, to ensure you don’t miss any bits and allow for it to sink in. Ole Henriksen Loofah Body Scrub
Make sure you drink a lot of water at the beach to avoid dehydration which will show in your skin and hair.
Post sun lounger
Apply a soothing lavender or Aloe Vera gel to help smooth, hydrate and comfort your skin. As with all gels, keep them in the fridge to boost benefits. Aloe99 Pure Aloe Gel
If you’re leaving work and going straight out, refresh and cleanse your skin by using a citrus-scented face wipe, then apply a light layer of CC Cream to boost luminosity, add warmth and provide a light layer of coverage. Finish with your favourite lipstick and lashings of black mascara. Try L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Fatigue
Treat your post summer skin and try Ole’s famous Power Peel. It gently exfoliates to rid dead cells giving skin a new lease of life.
All of my clients, from Shakira to Charlize Theron and Katy Perry, apply products with smoothing fruit acids pre-red carpet for an instant lift. Ole Henriksen’s Lemon Strip Flash Peel
My top two skincare picks are a moisturiser with an SPF to be applied every morning for hydration with protection and a face oil packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids to fight aging while you sleep. Try Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed Super Crème SPF 15 and Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil