We asked DEBORAH MITCHELL, founder of celebrity favourite Heaven Skincare, for her advice on looking naturally beautiful
With lockdown meaning many of us have been going makeup-free for months on end, healthy, natural skin is very much one we’re happy to embrace. This summer you can prove less really is more, just make sure your complexion is up to the job!
I spent most of my lockdown time revelling in the fact that I didn’t have to put makeup on every day. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I have promised myself that when I can I will wear my skin as nature intended – without foundation.
But baring all does mean you need to ensure your complexion is up to the job and there are a few things you can do to maintain natural radiance.
CLEANSE, TONE & MOISTURISE: A twice-daily skincare routine is essential to keep your face at its healthiest. Throughout the day your skin comes into contact with all manner of dirt, pollutants and environmental factors. If you don’t take care of it properly – morning and night – you’ll soon find you’re suffering from constant spots, break-outs, blocked pores and early ageing signs.
TRY: My New Edition Cleansing Cream, £37.90, contains my patented ABEETOXIN® formula to not only deeply cleanse but also control facial muscles for an immediate tightening effect.
IT’S TRUE, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: Ensuring good vitamin levels is vital for healthy skin. The quickest way to achieve this is to eat a varied diet and mix up the colours in your vegetables – think of traffic lights, with each colour representing what your body needs. Add to this olives, olive oil, nuts and avocados to improve your skin’s elasticity leading to balance and smoothness.
TRY: Heaven’s new Inner Divine supplements, £37, are packed with vitamin C to maintain a youthful, brighter complexion, even out tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE: If your skin struggles to maintain its natural hydration level you’ll notice dry patches that become exacerbated by changes in the weather and the harsh chemicals found in many beauty products and makeup. Reach for products that boost hydration for a more comfortable complexion.
TRY: To rebalance skin, use my Peppermint Hydrogel, £37.90, to minimise oil secretion, balance the PH levels, refine pores and diminish blemishes for fully hydrated skin.
USE A WEEKLY MASK: While your everyday cleansers and moisturisers are great to keep the surface of your skin in good condition, adding a once-a-week face mask can help with a whole host of woes, from excess oil and clogged pores to fine lines and break-outs. They draw out impurities, remove the build-up of dead cells and increase hydration to give your face the TLC it really needs.
TRY: Heaven’s signature Silver Bee Venom Mask, £86.50, is renowned as a natural alternative to Botox; it controls facial muscles to tighten, firm and lift.
Heaven Skincare by Deborah Mitchell is available at Heaven Health & Beauty, 13a Market Place, Shifnal, Shropshire, and at Harvey Nichols Birmingham. You can shop the complete range online at heavenskincare.com.