In your quest for a clearer complexion, make it a habit to use a deep cleansing mask once or twice a week. These purifying products help to rid pores of excess sebum and dirt. No more pesky breakouts!
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask ($32.90)
Formulated without parabens, silicone or mineral oils, this tingling mud mask gives off a cooling and soothing effect when applied. A mix of bamboo charcoal, antioxidant green tea leaves and antibacterial tea tree oil unclogs congested pores after just one use.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask ($29)
Blackheads and whiteheads don’t stand a chance against this. Combining the power of AHA, BHA and volcanic extracts, this rich mousse refines skin, removes dirt and sloughs away dead skin cells for a softer and smoother visage.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque ($94, Asterspring)
This features activated binchotan white charcoal from Japan – a natural detoxifier that helps to draw out impurities – as a key ingredient. It’s also got niacinamide to help reduce redness and give your mien a glow.
“Never dull your shine for somebody else.”
TYRA BANKS, AMERICAN MODEL, HOS T AND ENTREPRENEUR
Even oily skin needs to be moisturised. If you’re worried about looking shiny by midday, pick a lightweight formula like Neal’s Yard Remedies Oil Free Hydrating Facial Serum ($88). This versatile product can be used alone or under makeup as a primer, and helps to keep skin matte and smooth, thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rice extracts.
Hair grows 0.5cm to 1.5cm every month. That’s great if you’re trying to grow out a dud cut, but not so much when you’re among the 75 per cent of women who colour their hair and repeatedly have to face the sharp line between the dyed strands and the natural ones. Thank goodness erasing, or at least blurring, that line is easier than ever. Tease it, tousle it or zigzag the part: “These are all ways to add volume and texture, which will make the demarcation between dyed hair and new growth look less obvious in seconds,” says Jonathan Breitung, owner of the eponymous hair salon in Chicago.