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Beauty Tips




These little capsules of wonder can do it all…
In this busy world where we’re constantly required to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, it’s nice to know that there are some hardworking products out there that can take care of us and our skin in multiple ways.
With the ability to give results no matter how they are used, our award-winning Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules certainly fit the bill. Ideal for those times when our skin needs some extra T.L.C, we couldn’t get through the year without using them in all their many guises…

1. As a 24-hour skin reviver: For newcomers to these ELEMIS heroes, each capsule contains skin-nourishing oils with potent anti-oxidant properties to be applied to the complexion and massaged in before your day or night cream. Twist off the top and apply the contents of the Rose capsule in the morning and the Lavender one at night and they’ll act like 24-hour guardians to give you back your glow.
2. As a morning skin reviver: When you wake up and see a dull, lifeless complexion looking back at you in the mirror, drop the Rose oil from the morning capsule into our Gentle Rose Exfoliator. You’ll slough off dead cells whilst soothing and protecting even sensitive skin, bringing it back to life.
3. As a bedtime mask booster: If your skin feels particularly dry, drop a Lavender capsule’s contents into our Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask to get a double dose of hydration and nourishment. Lie back in a hot bath as you wait for the duo to work and the hint of Lavender will also help relax you before bed.
4. As a hand healer: Massage the contents into cuticles to repair, hydrate and soften them – or mix the oils into our Sweet Orchid Hand & Nail Cream. Either way, you’ll be giving dry, chapped hands a protective, regenerative boost. Plus, you won’t be able to stop smelling the gorgeous fragrance on your skin.
5. As a quick fixer: Got a smidgen of these beautiful oils left on your fingertips? Use it to smooth stray brow hairs or even as a highlighter, tapping it onto cheekbones, temples and lips to give them a subtle sheen.
HOW COULD YOU RESIST?
 

A GUIDE TO EXFOLIATING

Exfoliation is key to skin health but how often should you do it, how, when and why?

Margaret Ampere, Head Trainer at Niobe Spa, answers your most common questions about exfoliation – so you can get the most from your skincare routine, starting today….

What does skin exfoliation mean? Exfoliation is the process whereby dead cells are removed from the surface of the skin.

What are the benefits? Exfoliation is an essential part of any effective skincare routine. It will reveal a brighter complexion and help your other products be absorbed more effectively.

Is it suitable for all skin types? Yes. However, it’s important to consider the characteristics of your complexion and choose an exfoliator specifically for your skin type.

Even if I've got super sensitive skin? Yes, you can still exfoliate even if you have very sensitive skin. Papaya Enzyme Peel is a great option for exfoliation as you apply it like a mask and the enzymes do all the work, nibbling away the dead skin cells.

Are there any occasions when I shouldn’t exfoliate? You should exfoliate throughout the seasons, but a more hydrating, less abrasive exfoliator will be kinder to the skin during the colder months – so try our Gentle Rose Exfoliator. If you’re undergoing any intense resurfacing treatments, like peels, we don’t recommend you use additional exfoliators. However, this doesn’t include products from the Dynamic Resurfacing System which utilises the gentle power of enzymes to exfoliate – so feel free to use the Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask twice a week for a less abrasive approach.
How do I do it? Apply your exfoliator onto cleansed, toned skin. Use a 5 pesewa-sized amount and work the product over the skin in gentle circular motions moving upwards from the neck and décolleté area towards the chin, cheeks, nose and forehead. Don’t scrub your face aggressively, as this can damage your pores.
Which exfoliating product is right for me? All skin types are different, so you need to choose an exfoliator that will suit you as an individual. If you come to Niobe Spa at East Legon, we’ll perform a skin analysis to help you decide. As a general guide, if you have a typically oily skin, using a slightly more abrasive exfoliator, like our Skin Buff will help rebalance it. For a dry or mature skin, I would try and hunt out a more hydrating gel based exfoliator. If you suffer from a sensitive skin, look for either an enzyme-based exfoliator that removes the dead cells without requiring abrasive particles.
How often should I exfoliate? It differs for everyone, but professionally, we usually recommend 1-2 times a week.
What products should I apply afterwards to maximise the benefits? Create your own home spa night once a week and use it as an opportunity to apply your exfoliator. Then use a face mask that suits your skin type. Having cleared the dead skin cells away, your mask will work 10 times better than usual! When you’re short of time in the morning, exfoliate then apply serum and/or moisturiser.
Recommended Products: Skin Buff, Gentle Rose Exfoliator, Papaya
Enzyme Mask and Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask.
 

 

FIND OUT WHICH CLEANSER IS BEST SUITED TO YOUR SKIN TYPE HERE



BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU USE, BUT THE WAY THAT YOU USE IT.

One of the cornerstones of the ELEMIS philosophy is that skin wellness starts with great cleansing. Get your cleanse correct, and you’ll immediately boost whichever serums or moisturisers you choose to follow it with.

With our diverse selection of cleansers at your fingertips, there’s something to satisfy every woman, skin type and seasonal requirement. So refer to our online cleansing guide in order to select the right one for you – then elevate the results with the tips and techniques that our expert therapists swear by.
 

1. Do the double:

Once the slightly troublesome chore of skincare, effective cleansing has really grown in stature thanks to the support of expert dermatologists and facial therapists. As a result, the advice is to do not one, but two cleanses each time. Start with an oil-based cleanser to loosen modern long wear and waterproof make-up formulations. Rinse, then follow with another gel, cream or foam wash of your choice. Always use a cleansing cloth to ensure every last trace of make-up and product is removed efficiently.

2. Think about temperature: 
Too hot and the water you cleanse with can damage the skin surface. Too cold and it may cause dehydration. So pick the middle ground with some lukewarm water and you’ll get it just right.

3. Beware of bacteria: 
Professional therapists are sticklers for hygiene – and rightly so. Yet most of us are significantly more lax when we’re in our own homes. A family hand or bath towel can easily be riddled with bacteria that will cause facial breakouts. So keep a towel exclusively for your face and be sure to wash it regularly.
 

4. The ideal dose: 
The rule of thumb here is to use around a two penny piece sized of product. It’s easy to think that when it comes to cleanser, ‘the more the better’. The truth is that a small amount of product will cleanse effectively, minimise the risk of product residues – and save you money in the long run.

5. Onwards and upwards:
Not only will massaging your cleanser in ensure that it’s distributed smoothly and evenly across the whole face, but it’ll also boost blood circulation and in turn, bolster the oxygen and nutrients delivered to the skin. Start in the centre of the face and work in an upward and outwards direction with just enough pressure so as not to actually drag the skin.

6. Don’t neglect your neck: 
It’s all too easy to focus on the face to the detriment of our poor necks. Yet as they’re exposed to the elements and urban pollution in just the same way that our faces are, necks really do need to be cleansed properly.

7. Make a splash:
And finally – the all-important rinse. Because it defeats the cleansing object if a residue of product is left on the surface of the skin. So splash and rinse super well then follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser.

NOW YOU CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR FAVOURITE ELEMIS CLEANSER: