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UNWIND AFTER A DAY'S WORK

The gradual return to work leaves many of us facing a new structure post lockdown and whilst it may not resemble what we have been used to in the past, the ‘new normal’ graces us with an adapted approach to looking after our skin.

UNWIND AFTER A DAY'S WORK

The gradual return to work leaves many of us facing a new structure post lockdown and whilst it may not resemble what we have been used to in the past, the ‘new normal’ graces us with an adapted approach to looking after our skin.

By: Nateisha Scott

By: Nateisha Scott

SKIN

First things first, as soon as you come home, ensure you are washing and sanitising your hands before cleansing the skin. As advised by Dr Yannis Alexandrides, “ our skin has not been accustomed to such a prolonged time underneath a mask and therefore is more likely to react or become irritated. As they are a tight fit around the face, the masks create a close environment that allow for temperatures to rise and humidity to circulate between the skin’s surface and the mask. The increased temperatures and humidity means that bacteria is then able to form and multiply creating problems that many people are experiencing from congestion to acne and in worst case scenarios, infections”.

Your skin will be facing a new amount of pressure under face masks, therefore when cleansing, ensure you are prioritising a gentle but effective cleanser, the NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm is infused with enzymes that will calm the skin and reduce any irritation from the masks whilst the beta-glutan derivative protects the skin against stress. The NAC Y2 complex preserves the skin’s natural balance and improves the antioxidant levels within the skin, providing the optimum environment for collagen and elastin production.

Follow up with a double cleanse and opt for a cleanser that targets your concerns, from challenging breakouts to treating dull and lacklustre skin.

NAC Y² RESTORATIVE CLEANSING BALM

ANTIOXIDANT ENERGISING ESSENCE

VITAMIN C BRIGHTENING BOOSTER

NAC Y² POLLUTION DEFENCE BOOSTER

Inject hydration back into the skin by applying a generous amount of the Antioxidant Energising Essence to dry, cleansed skin. The unique formula bonds Aloe Vera, to calm, soothe and condition the skin, Copper Chlorophyll to support any skin repair and Giant Kelp to reduce inflammation and nourish the skin. After some time spent under a mask, the essence will act as a soothing blanket to help you unwind at night.

Follow your essence up with an antioxidant-infused night cream that fortifies and strengthens your complexion. Supplementing a few drops of either the Vitamin C Brightening Booster or the NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster into your night cream, skin will be left prepped and primed for an overnight renewal. The Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is highly concentrated with Centella Asiatica, Phospholipids and Hyaluronic Acid to stimulate collagen, condition the skin, retain moisture, hydrate and plump the skin.

Aromatics

BODY

After a hot shower, treat your skin to a luxurious and decadent oil that will lift any pressure, stress or anxiety away. The Serenity Oil from the 111AROMATICS collection is blended with a multitude of ingredients from Frankincense to protect, soothe and lift away sadness to Ambrette Seed that calms anxiety.

End your night with a relaxant of your choice, a home-cooked meal, candles or an evening away from your devices.

THE PERFORMANCE OIL

THE METROPOLITAN OIL

THE SERENITY OIL

THE VITALITY OIL

SKIN

First things first, as soon as you come home, ensure you are washing and sanitising your hands before cleansing the skin. As advised by Dr Yannis Alexandrides, “ our skin has not been accustomed to such a prolonged time underneath a mask and therefore is more likely to react or become irritated. As they are a tight fit around the face, the masks create a close environment that allow for temperatures to rise and humidity to circulate between the skin’s surface and the mask. The increased temperatures and humidity means that bacteria is then able to form and multiply creating problems that many people are experiencing from congestion to acne and in worst case scenarios, infections”.

Your skin will be facing a new amount of pressure under face masks, therefore when cleansing, ensure you are prioritising a gentle but effective cleanser, the NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm is infused with enzymes that will calm the skin and reduce any irritation from the masks whilst the beta-glutan derivative protects the skin against stress. The NAC Y2 complex preserves the skin’s natural balance and improves the antioxidant levels within the skin, providing the optimum environment for collagen and elastin production. Follow up with a double cleanse and opt for a cleanser that targets your concerns, from challenging breakouts to treating dull and lacklustre skin.

NAC Y² RESTORATIVE CLEANSING BALM

ANTIOXIDANT ENERGISING ESSENCE

VITAMIN C BRIGHTENING BOOSTER

NAC Y² POLLUTION DEFENCE BOOSTER

Inject hydration back into the skin by applying a generous amount of the Antioxidant Energising Essence to dry, cleansed skin. The unique formula bonds Aloe Vera, to calm, soothe and condition the skin, Copper Chlorophyll to support any skin repair and Giant Kelp to reduce inflammation and nourish the skin. After some time spent under a mask, the essence will act as a soothing blanket to help you unwind at night.

Follow your essence up with an antioxidant-infused night cream that fortifies and strengthens your complexion. Supplementing a few drops of either the Vitamin C Brightening Booster or the NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster into your night cream, skin will be left prepped and primed for an overnight renewal. The Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is highly concentrated with Centella Asiatica, Phospholipids and Hyaluronic Acid to stimulate collagen, condition the skin, retain moisture, hydrate and plump the skin.

BODY

After a hot shower, treat your skin to a luxurious and decadent oil that will lift any pressure, stress or anxiety away. The Serenity Oil from the 111AROMATICS collection is blended with a multitude of ingredients from Frankincense to protect, soothe and lift away sadness to Ambrette Seed that calms anxiety.

End your night with a relaxant of your choice, a home-cooked meal, candles or an evening away from your devices.

THE PERFORMANCE OIL

THE METROPOLITAN OIL

THE SERENITY OIL

THE VITALITY OIL

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.

 

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