THE IN–TRAY

INSOURCING: 5 AT-HOME BEAUTY HACKS

INSOURCING: 5 AT-HOME BEAUTY HACKS

Insourcing Insourcing

Photograph by Earl Carter.

Because staying in is the new going out.

Words that will be music to the ears of many: staying in is the new going out. For ‘in’ is becoming the ultimate beauty destination; a private sanctuary where you can attend to your beauty To-Do list—and without bumping into former friends bare-faced from the facialist.

Beauty gadgets just get smarter and super-charged skin and hair formulas are saving us time, money and parking tickets with the pay-off of (almost) professional results. All the more reason—in fact, here are five—to stay ‘in’.

DAILY SKIN DILIGENCE
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DAILY SKIN DILIGENCE

To really rev up radiance, little does the job better than a professional peel. But for those with zero patience for down time, this dermatologist-designed, two-step ritual makes for an incredibly efficacious exfoliation that MECCA’s own education team swear by. [First timers: try the original before you trade up to this extra-strength formula.] Try: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

PRE-MAKEUP PREP
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GROW YOUR OWN

We love lash extensions, just not the upkeep (i.e. regular salon appointments, sleeping face up, and avoiding hot showers). In the spirit of making the most of what you’ve got, this tried-and-trusted growth serum is based on the active ingredients found in ophthalmic medicine to stimulate lash growth. Twice-a-day diligence before your mascara and you’ll be sprouting longer lashes in a month or so. Try: Apot.Care Optilash Lash Enhancing Serum

STEALTH TANNING
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STEALTH TANNING

Reclaim your Thursday nights spent marinating in spray tan and instead, DIY in the privacy of your own home. Brit tan man James Read’s speedy self-tanning mask is convincingly natural, can’t-go-wrong colour; in just 30 minutes it develops into a light glow and a deeper tan in 60. Shower off and you’ll be glowing for up to five days. Try: James Read Express Glow Mask Body

THE NEW HAIR HACK
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THE NEW HAIR HACK

Some of us love our time at the salon, inhaling fashion mags and forgetting we have small children. Some of us would rather skip the weak lattes and small talk, and DIY. If that’s you, then you need Bumble’s brilliant new blow dry spray. A salt mineral-infused foaming mousse, it enables you to work those effortless, beachy waves your stylist can do in his/her sleep. Try: Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry and ghd Aura Professional Hairdryer

THE MULTI-TASKER
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FIVE-MINUTE FACE TIME

Anti-ageing mantra of many: the only way is up. In the time it takes to swipe through the day’s headlines, you could be nudging your cheeks to greater heights and tricking gravity into thinking it’s lost its superpowers. Plug into a podcast while you apply the primer and work this non-invasive game changer and its trusty microcurrents along your jawline, cheek and brow bones. Try: NuFace Trinity Device and NuFace Primer

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IT’S A THING…. TONER. (IT’S BACK.)

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