Beauty Beat: How to keep your skin radiant during autumn

Beauty Beat: How to keep your skin radiant during autumn

Your skin absorbs better at night.Credit:Shutterstock

Trend: Night Moves

Skin absorbs active ingredients better at night than it does during the day and these three new additions are great for restoring tired-looking complexions. We love the textures of all three, particularly the night balm.

Road Test

This week I try … a Radiance facial

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask, $115.Credit:Jennifer Soo

The lowdown

I am at one of my favourite beauty haunts, the Jocelyn Petroni beauty salon in Woollahra, Sydney, trying the Radiance facial. This treatment uses advanced microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells and improve texture, tone and radiance. It also optimises the infusion of brightening serums such as vitamin A into freshly exfoliated skin.

The facial massage, for which the salon is famous, draws on European, reiki and shiatsu massage techniques and the therapist also focuses on the neck, décolletage and scalp. This hands-on treatment stimulates lymphatic drainage and improves circulation. Next comes a brightening, vitamin-infused mask which also stimulates cell turnover.

Pain factor As usual, a transporting experience.

Avène DermAbsolu Night Balm, $75.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Downtime Sixty minutes

Results  My skin glowed for days.

Where to get it Sydney: Jocelyn Petroni, Cost: $300. Melbourne: Melanie Grant, (Custom Skin Health Facial, 90 minutes), $390.

At home

Try Ultraceuticals Ultra Energising Mask, $74,

Trilogy Age-Proof Overnight Mask, $45.Credit:Jennifer Soo

Add to Cart

We love this cheeky Revlon PhotoReady Instant Cheek Maker (Myer, $25). This two-in-one is a little genius that blushes and highlights in one sweep. The matte side works as a blush on the apples of your cheeks and the shimmery side highlights cheekbones.

Ask Stephanie

Revlon PhotoReady Instant Cheek Maker.Credit:Jennifer Soo

What is the most popular nail shape for winter?

The egg shape – long and slightly tapered from the nail bed to the tip of the nail – is perfect for everyone. It is similar to the almond nail shape, but with a softer, blunter tip. Having said that, the squoval – short and square with rounded edges – is still our personal favourite.

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This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale March 31.

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