ADVERTORIAL • April 2020
Spending more time at home presents an excellent opportunity to bolster your skincare regime. That’s why we've teamed up with Perricone MD, the anti-aging skincare guru, to bring you its three-tier wellness philosophy – an anti-inflammatory diet, supplements and nutrient-packed skincare – plus more bonus tips to give you your best ever skin
Food for thought
We all know that luminous skin is as much rooted in what we put in to our body as the products we put on it. Cooking up recipes that are both nutrient-rich and delicious is just one way of exercising our creativity during long evenings stuck at home. Stock up on quality sources of protein such as chicken, wild salmon (pictured below) and oats, which are said to minimise visible signs of aging, while foods rich in vitamins C and E, such as broccoli and almonds, can protect the skin from sun damage. Packed with fatty acids that combat inflammation, why not sprinkle dishes with chia seeds or cook with extra-virgin coconut oil, which has anti-bacterial compounds that help repair skin from the inside out.
A glass half full
The first lesson of skin school? Water, water and more water. Dehydration is a primary cause of premature aging, so it’s important to keep up with the recommended six to eight glasses of water a day to keep the body and your skin topped up with maximum moisture. Water decreases inflammation which, combined with the anti-inflammatory diet, is proven to quell cellular damage.
Even if you’re making all the right food choices, it’s likely you’re still not getting all the necessary antioxidants for that coveted complexion. That’s where supplements can play an important role, topping us up with those vital nutrients that aren’t absorbed through food. A powerful duo of cleansing powders, these Super Greens (pictured below) and Super Berry with Acai supplements not only brim with antioxidants and phytonutrients for your skin, but may also furnish you with shinier locks and stronger nails. For a more comprehensive plan, why not try Perricone MD’s 90-day course of Omega 3, packed with the essential fatty acids needed to prevent heart disease and boost that glow.
All made up
Working from home needn’t mean banishing makeup altogether, especially when the definition on your Zoom call is frighteningly HD. Instead, ‘barely there’ looks are all the rage, supremely achieved with the Perricone MD ‘No Makeup’ range, which includes a blissfully light Foundation Serum that builds coverage, powered by neuropeptides and daisy flower extract, and leaves a semi-matte finish. Complete your bare beauty look with the No Makeup Mascara and solid-to-serum No Makeup Lipstick in a natural rosy hue.
Across the nation, a cocktail of stress, caffeine, sugary snacks and screen use is wreaking havoc on our skin. Throw in a lack of water and too little vitamin D, and it’s time for a serious reboot. The man behind the magic, Dr Perricone has dedicated his life to the science of anti-aging, resulting in one mighty roll call of specialist, look-good-on-your-shelf products. Luckily, getting started is easy: those seeking to even out their skin tone should head to the Vitamin C Ester collection, the Hypoallergenic range is for anyone suffering from dry skin, while the Neuropeptide collection will help with skin firmness and elasticity.