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Radiance in 60 seconds

Radiance in 60 seconds

Thanks to our busy and overworked lives, sleep deprivation is beginning to feel like the new normal. And while caffeine may help you power through, the lack of beauty sleep can unfortunately result in dark circles and dull complexions. But luckily for fatigued skin, there’s a facial pick-me-up too.

The flash facial is an instant skin saviour in a bottle that can quickly revitalise and transform your greying visage in minutes, dispensing with the need for a time-consuming trip to the beauty parlour. Typically the leave on masks can be used a couple times a week, and are applied all over the face to cleansed skin. The mask will require just a small bit of massaging into the face and neck using circular movements before leaving on for a few minutes – and in some cases just 60 seconds.

Flash facials are becoming more popular, as time-crunched beauty lovers seek short cuts to looking radiant while they juggle increasingly busy lives. One of the best available is Bobbi Brown’s Instant Detox Mask which combines Hawaiian sea water with Amazonian white clay to provide a speedy two-minute deep-cleansing pore treatment. This purifying formula is suitable for all skin types, and provides a deep clean removing impurities, pollutants and excess oil from pores without stripping skin, leaving skin instantly looking healthier, and clearer. To brighten your complexion apply a thin layer on slightly damp skin and allow to dry for two to five minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Luxury brand La Prairie’s Cellular 3-Minute Peel is a pricier option, but it’s packed with exfoliating fruit acids to rejuvenate skin that has lost some of its elasticity, developed enlarged pores and helps to speed up cell renewal.

Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Brandt’s Flash Recovery Mask incorporates oxygen spheres to penetrate skin and boost radiance from within. The mask, which is great for those with sensitive skin, also increases luminosity and reinvigorates tired and stressed complexions in just three minutes. But if even three minutes is too long, REN Clean Skincare Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial Mask really does what it says on the tin. The vitamin C infused facial mask will revitalise grey skin in flash, reduce signs of fatigue and leave skin glowing with renewed radiance, all in 60 secs - who needs beauty sleep!

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