I Want Radiant Skin

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Health and Beauty Magazine

'I Want Radiant Skin'

Nel Eksteen, head therapist at the Bliss Spa, London gives his expert advice to one Boots Health & Beauty reader on the best way to buff away a dull complexion...

Lucie Tobin

Lucie Tobin

Health & Beauty Magazine Online Editor

Published March 2009

Nel Eksteen, head therapist at the Bliss Spa, London gives his expert advice to one Boots Health & Beauty reader on the best way to buff away a dull complexion...

‘I’d love my skin to glow again’

Jo Fisk, 38, is a teaching assistant at a primary school. She’s single and lives with her two children in Kent.

The problem:
‘Working and looking after two children on my own can be tiring. And as I don’t have time for a skincare routine, my complexion looks dull. My whole family is getting together for the first time in ages and I want to look and feel my best. Having radiant skin would be a fantastic boost.’ what does she do?

How Nel got the look
‘If you only have a few minutes for yourself, time-saving tricks are crucial,’ advises Nel.

  1.  ‘Jo could try taking her cleanser into the shower.’
  2.  ‘Try Bliss Clog-Dissolving Cleansing Milk, which contains enzymes that help to exfoliate, too. This prevents excess sebum and dead cells from building up which is another sure-fire skin-duller. It also doubles as a five-minute mini-mask, which is perfect for someone like Jo, who has little time for herself.’
  3.  ‘Lightly massaging your face is essential for boosting radiance, as it helps drain toxins and increases the blood supply to the skin, feeding it with fresh nutrients.
  4.  I’d also recommend that Jo has regular facials – we gave her a Triple Oxygen Treatment, which revives skin that’s sapped and stressed. It includes an intensive cleansing, exfoliating fruit acid wash and calming oxygen milk mask.’
  5. ‘Jo could also consider taking skin supplements, which contain nutrients and antioxidants for a healthy complexion and to help promote cell maintenance and renewal. She could consider Imedeen Classic Tablets, which contain a mix of natural marine fish extract, vitamin C and zinc.

Get skin radiant with these beautifying products

Brighten up tired eyes with Garnier Nutritionist Caffeine Eye Roll-On.

Buff away dead skin cells and unleash a more radiant you with No7 Radiance Revealed Exfoliator.

Get a-glowing with Boots Time Delay Skin Health Daily Brightening Cleansing Lotion (available instore).

Bliss Pore Perfecting Facial Polish is a smoothing scrub for all skin types that makes large pores look smaller.

Boots Complete Skincare Moisturising Fluid will help to keep skin looking radiant for a younger looking you.

Make fine lines a thing of the past with L’Orèal Paris Age Perfect Skin Support Intensive Serum (available instore).


Jo’s verdict:

‘Nel showed me a quick skincare regime that fits easily into my day and it has totally transformed my life.  Using my cleanser in the shower is a simple but brilliant idea and it saves me time.

Drinking lots of water and massaging my skin has given me a softer, brighter complexion.

I’m so pleased with the results and I’m planning to carry on doing it. This was the first time I’d ever had a facial, and it was amazing. I’d definitely have one again.’


Skincare tips to suit you

  • Opt for a creamy cleanser that doesn’t strip away natural oils, as this can leave your complexion looking grey.
  • For oilier skin, dab moisturiser on cheeks, forehead and chin, then spread it out to avoid the nose, where it’s needed least. 
  • Massaging your face in small, circular movements for an extra minute every day will get your skin glowing again.

Writer: Caroline Brien

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