This Valentine’s Day we’ve reached out to Marisa Dimitriadis, owner and founder of The Spa Consultants, to get her advice on how to have your skin prepped and ready for the biggest date night of the year.

Whether your desire is to maintain vibrant, young and healthy skin, or you wish to restore and rejuvenate aging- and dry skin, with over 20 years’ experience in skincare, Marisa has the best tips to assist you in getting that beautiful glow for the month of love.

Step 1

Invest in a cleanser, preferably a product that contains glycolic acid to assist with the breakdown of any build-up on the surface of the skin, leaving the skin radiant and smooth.

Applications: Apply to damp or dry skin of face and neck with gentle circular movement. Rinse with water.

Step 2

Exfoliating the skin is a great way to increase cell turnover which puts the brakes on anti-aging in the long term. It also helps soothe away dead skin cells, prevents blocked pores and reveals a layer of fresh new skin.

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Step 3

Face masks are perfect for doing the best for your skin in a short space of time and in a cost-effective way. Masks can help with firming and regenerating skin cells for a firmer look. Apply a thick layer to the face and neck and leave for 10 minutes, making sure that you avoid the eye area. Preferable is a Liftonin product – with millet seed extract as its active ingredient – as it improves skin structure by reducing wrinkles and lines on the surface of the skin.

Step 4

If you want to restore density and hydration, a daily routine of moisturising your face is advised. It will help your skin feel more comfortable, supple and smooth. To target specific areas, a booster can be used such as an elixir or serum, which is key to accelerate your efforts for noticeable results.

With this routine, your skin will not only show instant results but also prepare it for the future, slowing down the effects of aging at a rapid rate.

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