When it comes to your eyes, it’s important to resist the urge to check Instagram before bed.Credit:Titus Pengelly
This week I try … an intensive facial detox treatment
The lowdown For 15 years, my friend Lucinda has been telling me about a miracle worker called Valli, whom she refers to as "the facial panel beater", so I'm excited to meet her at Herbario's clinic. Valli takes one look at my face and diagnoses blocked sinuses and inflammation as well as bruxism. The remedy is her Face Detox Treatment, starting with my pectoral muscles and working up to my brow, kneading every kinked muscle in my neck, jaw and face. As she goes, she draws on her range of 40 herbs, designing concoctions specifically for me, mixed with the application of hot towels. Valli says, "This is designed to eliminate chemical and physiological stress, regenerate the skin's ecosystem, and normalise function of the 77 muscles in the face and neck."
Downtime Ninety minutes.
Tatcha The Pearl Tinted Eye
Illuminating Treatment, $70.
Ella Baché Eye and Lip Cleanser, $45.Credit:Jennifer Soo
Pain factor I hold a lot of tension in my jaw. Valli went carefully but still managed to create some release.
Results My neck looks longer and my face less puffy.
Where to get it Herbario, herbario.com.au. Cost: $320.
At home Try Herbario Cleansing Oil, $46; herbario.com.au.
Trend: Eye Zone
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, $105.Credit:Jennifer Soo
Eyes are hot spots for signs of ageing. Among the assailants is blue light, which is helpful in sunlight for waking us up but can disrupt our circadian rhythm – disturbing sleep and damaging skin – when absorbed from screens at night. So resist the urge to check Instagram before bed and embrace the latest eye creams.
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Let there be light; especially when it comes in a clever, easy-to-wield cushion pen such as Sisley's Stylo Lumière Radiance Booster Highlighter Pen ($75, sisley-paris.com). This easy, portable luminiser is a multitasker containing skincare actives like oat seed and golden apple tree extract which conceals and smooths fine lines.
How do I keep lipstick off my teeth?
Sisley’s Stylo Lumière Radiance Booster Highlighter Pen.Credit:Jennifer Soo
To prevent lipstick from migrating, first apply it. Then wash your hands and pop your index finger between your lips. That way, any colour that has strayed on to the inner part of your lips will come off on your finger and not your teeth.
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This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale November 4.
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