Updated: Jul 10
Article by Gabriella Bjersland
With Valentines day just around the corner, what could be a better time of the year to prep yourself up for a special date with your loved one or even better, why not treat yourself to some extra pamper just to show how much you love and care for yourself. The right outfit is crucial, but what about prepping your overall look? With radiant and glowing skin your date should be mesmerised by you on the big V-Day!
With less than a week to go I took advantage of getting some helpful tips from leading skin expert and advanced dermal practitioner Kelly McNamara. Follow her special schedule to get your glowing, clear and even-toned complexion to look your absolute best just in time for the most romantic day of the year.
-Exfoliate with an enzyme peel instead of the common gritty beads. While regular exfoliations leaves your skin radiant with a smooth complexion, skin that I treat with enzyme exfoliation is instantly brightened and smoothed. It has great properties such as being mild and hydrating for your skin, anti bacterial and is perfect for oily skin types. When you use enzyme exfoliation you prep your skin to better absorb your skin products.
-Hydrate with loads of antioxidant and rich liposomes. It is all about hydrating your skin in the right way. Use products that are high in antioxidants to relief your skin from stress and to slow down the build up of fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants is your best choice of ingredient to feed your skin to slow down the ageing process. The Liposomes are are just as crucial because of their unique ability to provide cells with critical nutrients and the nourishment necessary to promote collagen production.
-Give yourself a Vitamin Push Treatment with LED light therapy. The best thing you can give your skin is a Vitamin kick. And it really is as simple as feeding your skin with the right serums and vitamines says skin expert Kelly McNamara. For my treatments I use Vitamins and serums from “Dermaviduals” – They have a broad range of Vitamins and serums to suit any skin type. To boost those Vitamins and help your skin absorb those vitamins better I get my patients to undergo a LED light therapy. Depending on what your skin needs, I provide Blue light therapy to penetrate the upper layers of your skin to kill the bacteria that cause acne and other skin damages. The red led light therapy is used to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and tissue repairing, renewing, regenerating, and most importantly healing damage that has occurred. Red light therapy systems, rejuvenate the skin and alleviate pain and inflammation. They are simple to use and over time will help you obtain younger looking skin as it is a great boost for your collagen production.
– Apply a vitamin mask at night 1/week. I would recommend to apply the “Vitamin Cream Mask” from Dermaviduals once a week at night after cleansing before you go to bed. This composition is a very effective combination of vitamins A, C, E and provitamin B5 (panthenol) together with DMS® components as well as vitamin F (essential fatty acids) in the form of liposomes and nanoparticles. The mask acts as a prophylactic against vitamin deficiency symptoms of the skin, this is feeding your skin with all the important nutrition it needs to stay young, healthy and glowing.
Use SPF 50 as your daily moisturiser. And it is as important in winter as it is in summer. Use the right SPF 50 and your skin will be more than well protected from the damaging sun, causing early signs of ageing, dryness, pigmentation and in some cases skin cancer. Natural Vitamin D is good for you but take care of your skin and protect it from being direct exposed to the sun.
Contact Kelly at Longevity Lounge Esthetics to arrange for a consultation to find out your best options for rejuvenated, glowing and perfect complexion skin for Valentines Day.